Looking for an authentic Adventure designed around you?


A From Scratch journey offers all of the benefits of an organized tour, with the flexibility and exclusivity of indepedent travel. You choose your own dates and we help organize the itinerary, locations, guides, and exclusive experiences.
 
Authentic Custom Experiences 
 
We've been to over 40 countries checking out the best the world has to offer. We've made a lot of contacts during that time we can share with you.
 
Save Time 
 
On average, a vacation takes 30 hours to plan. That's a lot of time you could be using on other things. Leave the heavy lifting to us. We will do all the research, up to 30 hours. 
 
24 Hour Customer Service
 
We've got your back while you travel so you can concentrate on the adventure, not worry about the logistics or what to do if something goes wrong.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Before we travelled to Torres del Paine National Park we had a huge "to-do-list" combined with a tough schedule. Pygmy Elephant helped us realize our dream of an unforgettable trekking tour!! Through their great support we managed to create a fun journey tailored to our individual interests (they even told us the time of the sunset for our morning hike to see the "burning torres" which was so worth seeing).. They gave us all the information we needed and contacting them was absolutely easy all the time - for every question they had a solution. Their contacts made it even possible to book at the Torres campground in advance (normally there is no booking possible!), so we were without any pressure. All in all, we can highly recommend the service of Pygmy Elephant as they convinced us with their high quality service, good ideas, reliability and quick and easy communication.
 
- Doctor Vincent and wife, Christina
 
If you want a trip organized tailored according to your means and cravings, don't hesitate to choose Pygmy Elephant! I was a little stressed but thanks to them we were able to take advantage of our vacation because everything had been planned in advance and (with) the slightest concern, we have received immediate help!

- Manuela, French Teacher
The Vespa trip Pygmy Elephant tailor-made for us was just perfect! Interesting locations in indescribably beautiful scenery, hotels selected with good taste - definitely something I wouldn't have found. Being a very experienced traveller I usually plan and book my trips myself. This was a reminder that sometimes it's good to be left for the professionals to do - this was great value for money indeed!
 
- Miko
THE PROCESS

A From Scratch Journey is our exclusive Tailor Made service at Pygmy Elephant. After an initial consultation, we propose 3 itinearies with the most authentic expereinces hidden to only insiders and locals, saving your countless hours of research. Afterwards, we work together to create your final itinerary based on your travel goals, experience and budget.

1. CUSTOMIZE & PERSONALIZE
Most pre-packaged and group tours include the major highlights, because you can't go to Rome without seeing the Vatican. But what if you are looking for something different, made based on your cravings? What if you want to get off the beaten track and hike a volcano in Chile? That's where we come in.
INITIAL CONSULTATION
THREE
TRIP IDEAS
CUSTOMIZE YOUR ITINERARY

2. ORGANIZE
Ever feel like you have to search through multiple emails, paper guide books and print outs just to find what you are looking for? We've teamed up with a special app creator to centralize all of your travel documents in one location. And the best part is it works offline, so you can have access to it even when your trekking through the Amazon jungle. 
ALL CONTACTS IN ONE LOCATION
ALL YOUR ACTIVITY VOUCHERS
YOUR COMPLETE ITINERARY
UPLOAD YOUR OWN DOCUMENTS
DESTINATION GUIDES AND MAPS
EXCLUSIVE PERSONALIZED GUIDES
OFFLINE ACCESS ANYWHERE
EXTREMELY EASY INTERFACE
AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID AND IOS
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3. DON'T LOOK BACK
From start to finish, we want to make travel stressfree. What we don't want is you to wonder where your money is going. In our quotes, we break down experiences, hotels and guides on a line item basis. After booking with us, if you decide to cancel your trip for any reason, the deposit can be applied to a future From Scratch journey. And because travel is unpredictable, when things hit the fan, you'll be happy to have us reachable 24 hours a day or have access to a local contact in your destination. Lastly, when you return, if a hotel or airline hasn't made good on their promises, will be there as your advocate.
NEVER LOSE YOUR DEPOSIT GUARANTEE
PRICE TRANSPARENCY GUARANTEE
LOCAL SUPPORT
24 HOUR CONSULTANT SUPPORT

A quick recap of what you get
  • A free Initial 30 minute consultation and afterwards, three adventure ideas customized to you.
     
  • Local support while you travel and access to your travel consultant 24 hours a day via messenger. 
     
  • Offline Travel App that contains you're entire itinerary, mini guides, contact numbers and more. 
     
  • Our "Never Lose Your Deposit" price gaurantee. 
     
  • "Price Transparency" guarantee, showing you where you money is going.  
     
  • Personlized Itinerary that is customized to you. 
     
  • All bookings of local guides, experiences, hotels, eco-lodges and adventure activities. 
     
  • A hardcopy personalized travel guide that you can keep as a memento of your trip.
     
  • Personlized recommendations for restaurants and experiences for free days in your itinerary. 
     
  • Authentic and unique adventure experiences.
Our pricing ranges from $150 - $750 total depending on the complexity of your itinerary, whether we have contracted rates with suppliers and total spend with us. After your free consultation, we will provide you with a complete breakdown. You may be surprised how affordable our service is. 
 
Our Philisophy

We believe that a vacation should be more than a hotel room, a flight and a rental car. It should be more than the sum of its parts. We also believe a challenge can help you grow and a trip can stir the soul. We create journeys worth taking - for the traveler, for the host and for the world.

A Few Itineraries 


The trips listed below are examples of what we can create for you. Each one can be used as a basis to create your own Tailor Made Trip. Or you can start "From Scratch". We do it either way. 
From mountains to illusive game in Tanzania 
Our clients wanted an unforgetable hike and safari in Tanzania, but without the mass of tourists. We created a special journey that featured less troden areas. 
Customizable W Trek in Torres del Paine
The W-Trek in is a famous hike through the wilds of Patagonia. This itinerary is customizable, add ons such as kayaking, glacier hiking or biking are possible.
South Africa adventure - Cape Town to Kruger
A honeymoon with an adventure focus. Hiking in Cape Town, finding elephants in Thula Thula and searching for the Big Five in Kurger.

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