Beyond Ordinary Travel is a tour company specializing in high quality travel. We focus on small, customized tours taking clients off the beaten tourist trail. Our dictum: “Go beyond ordinary travel.” We offer a wide range of tours from gastronomy and oenology to specialty healing and spiritual tours, but the emphasis remains the same: offering customers a slice of local life.
Tours are lead by experienced guides with knowledge of local customs and geography. We use first class local hotels while eschewing large chains. Customers stay in charming B&Bs enjoying local cuisine, including Michelin starred meals. The guides work closely with inhabitants of the area allowing clients a glimpse into the interior lives that exist beyond their hotel rooms.
Beyond Ordinary Travel is committed not only to opening peoples’ minds, educating and bridging cultural gaps, but also to opening hearts. Every tour is designed to lead clients down roads of self exploration and discovery.
In addition, Beyond Ordinary Travel incorporates a policy of charitable giving. A percentage of profits is donated to charities. (See Our Charities.) We are also committed to helping the indigenous people of other countries.
Our retreat center in the Luberon Valley in the south of France offers culinary classes and spiritual retreats.
We believe that travel broadens the mind more than the classroom does. Through education they change the world for the better, one person at a time and one heart at a time.