EJIG | Custom Designed Tours

"We have been customizing trips around the World since 1979"

Call us at 1. 800. 554. 6342 or 1. 312. 332. 4722
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Custom Designed tours are all about you.
It is your life style, it is your vacation, it is your time, it is your desired destination.
Our experience and resources are dedicated to meet your unique needs.

We offer the largest selection of cultural and sightseeing tours, wildlife safaris, hiking and trekking itineraries, luxury train trips in our website and brochures, we possibly cannot list the endless opportunities that are possible in our World.

Key to successfully customizing a tour depends on information you provide us. Tell us in as much in detail as possible about your objectives, date of departure, duration of your holiday (in number of days), category of hotels you prefer, cities you want to visit and any other services you may need.

Having our own offices and agents around the World, we will be able to customize a personal journey just for you - individual or group - to anywhere and at any time based on your requirements and budget. 

Please read the following points and contact us..

  1. What is a Custom Designed Tour?
  2. What are the steps to planning a Custom Designed Tour?
  3. What is the planning fee?
  4. When will I receive my personalized Custom Designed itinerary? 
  5. When will I have to pay for my personalized itinerary?
  6. What if I have to cancel?
  1. What is a Custom Designed Tour? 

    A custom designed tour is a private tour specifically designed for Individuals, couples, families or a group as per their defined requirements, selected destinations, dates, preferences and budgets.

    It usually includes all or most of the elements of an escorted packaged trip, such as flights, airport transfers, accommodations, ground transportations, guides, sightseeing, meals and other services & activities tailored to clients’ interests.

    Exotic Journeys’ custom designed tours are all about you. Our customized trips are designed around your requirements and include personalized services, such as, private drivers, private transportation, private touring, private guides, unique accommodations, requested events and a concierge. Our expert Custom Design Tour Planners will create an itinerary designed to suit your desires, complete with the same personalized attention you expect from Exotic Journeys’ escorted journeys. 

    Exotic Journeys' expertise and knowledge will be perfectly blended with your choice of destinations to create an ideal tour itinerary just for you. Our Custom Design Tour Planners will help you craft an itinerary that reflects your idea of a perfect journey. You dream up an idea to celebrate the most important milestones in your life, an anniversary, a retirement celebration, a family or alumni reunion, we will make sure this journey is made up of one in a lifetime experience and memories to cherish. Our experience and resources will be dedicated to meet their unique needs.

    More than four decades of excellence is woven into every customized journey, manifesting unique encounters and privileged local access that make your experience exclusive and unforgettable.

    We invite you to view our pre-designed itineraries at www.exoticjourneys.com  If you find one similar to your desired plans, we will help you customize it to fit your requirements. If not, we will be happy to start from scratch in consultation with you. Contact your travel agent or call us to begin the process. We understand it is your destination, it is your life style, it is your vacation, it is your time and we are here to assist you.

  2. What are the steps to planning a Custom Designed Tour?

    a. Initial Request for Proposal
    Around 9-12 months prior to your desired departure date, simply contact one of our Custom Design Tour Planners to start creating your ideal journey - we can also often accommodate on a much shorter time frame, so don’t hesitate to inquire. 

    Your itinerary will be tailored to your specifications - such as the number of travelers in your party, your desired departure date, length of journey, budget, and of course, destination. Please remember to share any special considerations or restrictions with us during your initial call so we can plan your journey accordingly.

    b. Proposal Response
    Your Custom Designed Tour Planner will then follow up to give you an estimated cost for your journey and confirm you are ready to move on to the planning stage. This initial discussion will help you determine whether Exotic Journeys is best suited to meet your travel needs and expectations.

    c. Planning Stage
    Your Custom Designed Tour will be designed to include a minimum of four nights in deluxe accommodations, private transportation and the expertise of local guides - an Exotic Journeys Tour Director can also be part of your journey, if you wish.

    Please note that creating a Custom Designed Tour is very time-intensive and, therefore, requires a planning fee in order to proceed with the creation of a personalized itinerary.

  3.  What is the planning fee? 

    A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to begin the planning process.

    This fee will automatically be credited towards the balance / final payment for your trip. After receiving the fee, we will immediately prepare an itinerary, discuss with you in detail, all the exciting logistics about your journey, as well as give you a total cost estimate.

    *Safaris, cruises, and certain other special trips may require a different .

  4. When will I receive my personalized itinerary? 

    Depending upon the complexity of your requirements, you will receive the initial itinerary within two or three business days. Some times it may take a little longer if we have to contact overseas suppliers on your behalf.

    As soon as you have approved the draft itinerary, we will book all your arrangements. After that we will prepare a personalized final detailed itinerary of your Custom Design Tour that you can share with all the travelers in your party.

  5. When will I have to pay for my personalized itinerary?

    Airlines, luxury trains, safari camps, some hotels, cruise lines require payments to confirm and retain your booking. The final payment is required when requested / invoiced.

  6.  What if I have to cancel?

    Airline tickets, overseas train, cruise tickets, hotels and other services for your personalized itinerary are may be non-refundable. Trip insurance is mandatory.

    P.S: You will be provided with a list of services, as per your request, that will be included in the final cost. Customarily, the overseas service providers do not break down the cost in detail. Hence, we may not be able to itemize every elements of your package trip.



Exotic Journeys International Group

980 North Michigan Avenue Road, Suite 1400,
     Chicago, IL 60611 USA
info at exoticjourneys.com
Fax: 1.312.332.4732