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Global Basecamps

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Headquarters
  • Encinitas, California, United States
Trips
  • 168

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Unique January 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have used Global Basecamps for several trips including, Thailand, South Africa and now Australia! Meagan and the entire team plan amazing, personalized trips each with unique experiences. I have a sense of relief knowing that everything will be taken care of! Thank you for bringing these experiences to life!!
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Better than ever September 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Working with Global Basecamps was easy, fun, and organized perfectly. I have used other travel agents in the past, and have never been this impressed. As a seasoned traveler, I am used to small issues arising from time to time when you take a big trip, but not a single thing went wrong! It was seamless and just a joy! I really enjoyed my time and am looking forward to the next adventure with them.
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We love Global Basecamps! July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We've used Global Basecamps for several of our Asian and India trips and have been so pleased every time. The team listens to our interests and likes and then constructs a trip that is always in line with what we are looking to accomplish on our vacation. We have never gone wrong going with Global Basecamps, and have always had the best trips, from start to finish, with every detail planned to the exact need we're looking for. I would not hesitate to recommend Global Basecamps to anyone looking to have an amazing trip!
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If You Enjoy Living In The Moment . July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Global Basecamps and our contact, Valentina, skillfully and with such care, provided us with an adventure in Peru that was spectacular; every moment and aspect had great value to us. Our knowledgeable, academic, passionate and very enjoyable guides connected us with the lush, astounding complexities of the Amazon jungle, the sobering, monumental glories of the Inca empire and the quixotic aspects of the Lake Titicaca cultures. Every evening we were treated to wonderful accommodations which continued to enlighten and mirror the historical and cultural aspects of each region. Hotel staff were consistently very, very enjoyable to interact with. The excellent hotel locations were amendable to exploring, shopping and dining. Each transition was effortless and communication was readily available for the couple minor changes to our itinerary we requested before and during our trip. Peru is an amazing place, and with the guidance of Valentina we were able to get lost in every day and conclude our adventure with hearts clouded with longing for more adventures like the ones we had just immersed ourselves in. Thank you Global Basecamps - you are in our diary forever!
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This was an experience of a lifetime July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was an experience of a lifetime. Our guide and porters were incredible. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The food they cooked was delicious. Everything was top notch from start to finish. I can't even think of anything they could improve on.
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Great Costa Rica trip thanks to Global Basecamps! July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We took our kids to Costa Rica and had an amazing trip, and GBC was a BIG part of that! The agent we worked with is VERY knowledgeable about the country and had some fabulous recommendations for us. Every step of the trip was well-planned, and we even moved around quite a bit in the country. All the transfers were seamless, and the hotels that they recommended were really great. We will definitely use GBC for our next trip - highly recommend them!
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Global Basecamps specializes in designing custom tours for those who want to travel independently but also want support while doing so. With help from the Global Basecamps team, you can choose your own itinerary and be as flexible as you want to be. Meanwhile, Global Basecamps promises support before, during, and after your trip.

That support includes advice and help with planning and logistics; selecting and booking transportation, restaurants, lodgings, and activities; and arranging for local tour guides and transfers. But you’ll be traveling on your own rather than with a group, and have full say in where you want to go and for how long, and what you want to do while there. They will arrange safaris, treks, small ship cruises and other tours from Morocco to Ecuador, Japan to Uganda.

Global Basecamps outlines a number of tours that you could take, for “inspiration” -- such as “Beyond the Big Five: Uganda, Tanzania and the Spice Island” (Zanzibar), one of National Geographic Traveler’s pick for Top Africa Tours of a Lifetime for 2014 -- but you’re free to modify it as you like. In general, expect to pay more for customized independent trips than for group travel, though you can customize the budget level you feel comfortable with as your arrangements are made.

The company prides itself on fostering sustainable tourism and environmentally friendly lodgings, and works with local guides and outfitters to benefit economies in the countries visited.

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From Global Basecamps

Global Basecamps creates customized experiences for independent travelers – bringing together diverse destinations and cultures, unique lodging and a spirit of adventure to create personal, memorable journeys.

The perfect lodge, the perfect tour guide, the perfect sunrise hike and the perfect cultural experience are all out there, and we’d like to help you find them. Whether hiking the Inca Trail, experiencing a traditional Japanese Ryokan, or relaxing on the beaches of Thailand, we specialize in designing you a completely customized itinerary to meet your specific trip priorities and match your travel style.

Our Philosophy

Global Basecamps believes travel can complete personal transformation, not just a vacation. To this end, we have strived to become the leading experts on all things eco travel, sustainable tourism, ecological preservation, and cultural education. We believe the perfect trip exists. The perfect lodge, the perfect tour guide, the perfect sunrise hike and the perfect cultural experience are all out there, and we’d like to help you find them. The Global Basecamps team brings expertise to the mix, with firsthand destination experience, a deep knowledge base incorporating culture and properties, an in-house air reservations team and local tour operators to ensure a truly one of a kind trip. We are on a quest for adventure that will take us from the mountain tribal villages of Thailand to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, and the volcanic sand beaches of Galapagos, and we’d like to bring you along for the ride.

What Does "Basecamp" Mean?

Traditionally, a basecamp provides supplies, shelter and a communication base. At Global Basecamps we’ve built our approach to travel on that foundation: creating a virtual basecamp that allows travelers to renew and extend their sense of adventure with a safety net provided by our headquarters in California. From the planning stages onward, Global Basecamps strives to create a customized travel experience as unique as the traveler. With individual basecamps (centered on unique, locally owned properties, hotels and lodges), one can venture beyond a “vacation” into a journey, an adventure and a cultural exploration.

Our Mission

Global Basecamps is dedicated to inspiring, empowering and simplifying independent travel to the world's most beautiful and important destinations. We firmly believe that conservation and capitalism can work hand in hand to protect the planet's cultural and ecological resources and that independent travel furthers the exchange of the ideas, understanding and common heritage necessary to create positive change.

Key Advantages of Global Basecamps:

Unparalleled Customer Service

As dedicated travel specialists, we are here to help you plan the perfect trip. We do all the work so that you don't have to! Our firsthand destination experience and comprehensive knowledge base on all the best properties and local tour operators allow you to rest assured that your trip will be one of a kind. We're with you from the beginning, during the crucial planning stages, throughout your trip in case anything comes up, and afterwards to make sure everything went perfectly. If anything goes wrong during your trip (missed/delayed flights, etc.), we and our local in-country partners are here for you.

Hand-crafted Trips

Our specialty is designing custom trips that match your travel style, trip priorities, and budget. While we have sample itineraries to inspire you, we encourage you to tell us exactly what you're looking for, so we can create the perfect custom trip. We also give you access to an amazing product line that would be very difficult to find otherwise, including lesser known activities and off the beaten path lodges.

Social Responsibility

Our trips directly benefit local communities through a variety of educational, environmental, and cultural initiatives. Additionally, all of our partners have been qualified as upholding a level of service that we truly stand behind. We strive to work exclusively with like-minded partners who are committed to making sure tourism does not have a negative impact on destinations.

Other Factors to Consider

--Our pricing is very competitive and lower than the industry standard.

--We are a one-stop shop. We book your hotels, arrange your transfers, and organize your tours.

--You don't need to plan alone! Our travel specialists have experience and destination knowledge to help you plan the perfect trip.

--We only work with local expert professional guides.

--We are proud members of ASTA, IATA, ATTA, TIES, APTA, and STI

--We are a licensed Seller of Travel, by the State of California, # 2090147-40

Associations:

American Soceity of Travel Agents, International Air Transport Association, Adventure Travel Trade Association, The International Ecotourism Society, Association for Promotion of Tourism to Africa, Sustainable Travel International

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13 days
Private Guided
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 13,380

Highlights

  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to witness and take part in the action behind the scenes to truly make a difference while on safari
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13 days
Private Guided
Luxury - 5 star
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From: $ 4,810

Highlights

  • Relish in the romance and relaxation of Bali
  • Stay in unique and luxurious accommodations
  • Experiences you only thought possible in your dreams
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12 days
Private Guided
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 5,935

Highlights

  • Embark on an epic overland adventure through the heart of the Atacama Desert
  • Traverse into the Altiplano plateau as your expedition takes you in regions experienced and known by few
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9 days
Private Guided
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 3,530

Highlights

  • This adventure showcases the best the country has to offer
  • Unique cultural immersion of this beautiful country
  • Get unique access to areas rarely seen by tourists with your own private guide
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