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Meet the local travel experts who create your personal, tailor-made trip to New Zealand

Local Expert
Liz

Having grown up in South Africa exploring the wildlife, mountains and coast, I was inspired to travel and from a young age, became fascinated with South-East Asia. After numerous trips, I made my passion my profession and now 14 years later I am still working for a local Travel company in Southeast Asia and can’t imagine a better place for me. Immersing in the local culture, experiencing the beauty of Asia, and sharing these experiences with others to enjoy authentic and unforgettable holidays is what I love most, so together let’s create a trip of a lifetime for you!

Local Expert
Olivia

I am based in New Zealand and have been working in the travel industry for years. I love designing unique journeys that leave travellers breathless.

Our travel agency is specialised on luxurious tours all over Australia and New Zealand. No matter if you're looking for private jets or yachts, for speciality-guided experiences or simply for the family trip of a lifetime - we'd be happy to help with our extensive, exclusive network of suppliers.

Reviews for tailor-made trips to New Zealand

Thailand
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10/19/2022
My husband and I always dreamt about a trip to Thailand and Rough Guides helped us putting together a perfect holidays. I messaged them with all things we would like to do - from yoga to scuba diving, temples, food, elephants, chat with monks! We had all mixed up and a personal trip advisor was so patient and knowledgeable and designed a total tailored private program for us. We went to Bangkok (Capella hotel), Chiang Mai (137 Pillars) and finally to Phuket (Rosewood). I just confess that we were a bit skeptical to pay all hotels and domestic flights directly to RGuides but everything went absolutely smooth. The local guides were so helpful - I guess that’s Thai hospitality anyway. We have packed the days too much with pre planned activities though. We ended up dropping one of the them (excursion to one of the islands near Phuket) so we could enjoy the hotel. We downloaded an app called grab a taxi (similar to Uber) and it was super easy to go everywhere with that. We also got a SIM card in the airport when we landed and had connectivity the whole period. I was hot spotting on my husbands phone and the solution worked for both of us. Avoid the temptation to have expensive massage in hotels. Best massage is at the streets! Can’t wait to travel with Rough Guides again :)
Sumatra & Bali
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9/23/2022
It was a great adventure and we had a lot of fun. The itinerary and locations chosen were great, and we particularly loved the Ecolodge in Bukit Lawang and the Tandjung Sari in Bali. The hike in the jungle was a bit tough for us, and steeper than we expected. But we're both really glad we did it, even though we did shorten it to 1 night.
8 Day Tour Bali and Komodo for Emily Hansroth
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1/1/1970
Our Indonesia trip was amazing thanks to our trip planner, Liz, and the rest of the team! We had a wonderful itinerary packed with all the adventures we could fit, wonderful guides and activities and perfect hotels. The trip was even more memorable than we could have imagined. We had one incident where a bag was inadvertently left at the last hotel by the staff (no fault of the travel agency) and the travel agent went out of their way to ensure it was sent immediately by a rushed courier to the airport in time for our flight and at no cost to us. I would definitely use Insight Guides for a future trip for the piece of mind and local expertise.
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