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Boats floating on Lake Albert in Uganda on Global Basecamps tour
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Global Basecamps

4.9 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Headquarters
  • Encinitas, California, United States
Trips
  • 2

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I would recommend Global Basecamps to anyone! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just got back from our trip to Peru and we could not be more pleased! Our guide, porters and chef far exceeded our expectations. We created friendships that will last a lifetime. Our guide Juan Carlos was absolutely incredible. He was intelligent, kind and fun.
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Wonderful job of creating a well planned vacation. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Want to go in a well planned adventure? Then Global Basecamps is the right agency to help you! They did a wonderful job planning our family trip to Japan. Meagan's advice was invaluable. Great experience, I'm already planning to use them for our next year vacation!
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Brilliant. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Global Basecamps created a 22 days trip to South Africa, which was absolutely wonderful. They found the perfect hotels and arranged numerous trips to see wild animals in their natural habitat, excellent golf and a brewery tour! No complaints at all. Would recommend them to everyone.
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So Bravi Global Basecamps!! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Global Basecamps arranged for us one week in Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Money wisely and well spent. Given our constant lack of time opportunity to have accommodations, travel and guides prearranged is priceless
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Incredible Safari Experience! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Andres from Global Basecamps helped organize a safari for my husband and I in Tanzania. The entire experience was incredible and we could not have been more pleased with the service Global Basecamps provided in terms or listening to what we were seeking and helping to ensure the trip met our needs. The local guide company they used was great and we enjoyed all of our accommodations. Overall, I would highly recommend them to a friend and we will use them again if we book another guided tour.
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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

Trips & Specials

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Highlights

  • Begin the adventure in the unspoiled forests of Uganda.
  • Witness gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, lions, and hyenas in their natural habitats
  • As you pass through the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward in a unique boat cruise, be amazed to see high concentrations of hippos and other wildlife drinking at water's edge
  • Journey towards Tanzania's famed northern circuit for a safari centered around the legendary Serengeti.
  • Learning about Hadzabe tribe
  • End your adventure with a relaxing yet fascinating stay on historic Zanzibar.
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Highlights

  • Visit Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Visit the Baisha Murals at Baisha Village
  • Visit the ancient ruins of Indein
  • Explore the pristine surroundings of Inle Lake with a kayak to soak in the sound of nature
  • Enjoy Ayeyarwaddy Day Cruise
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