About us

At Imaginative Traveller we have a huge amount of enthusiasm for our product and ensure that all the ingredients of our tours are right – not just the price. Discover below the qualities that go into our product selection and the ethos behind Imaginative Traveller.

Imaginative Tours

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With Imaginative Traveller, you won’t just visit a new country; you’ll experience its heart. You’ll stay with people you’ve only read about and really immerse yourself within a country rather than just travelling through it. In short, you’ll experience the world from a local perspective and enjoy an adventure you’ll be talking about for years to come. Each tour includes features that we have always been renowned for – unique homestay accommodation, unusual transportation and distinctive activities. You might find yourself cycling across California, sailing around remote Burmese islands or learning the secrets of local cuisine on one of our Taste tours.

The Ultimate Collection

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Imaginative Traveller has had over 20 years experience in creating, operating and selling group adventures. Our experience and firsthand knowledge of the destinations allows us to bring together a truly comprehensive range of itineraries sources from partner adventure companies around the world. Our tours are carefully chosen to be exciting, memorable, imaginative and most of all, fun! 

The Travel Experts

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At Imaginative Traveller we have a real passion for travel which is not only reflected in the quality of our carefully chosen itineraries; from the minute you contact us we can make your holiday a memorable experience. Our travel consultants pride themselves on their knowledge and are committed to ensuring that you choose the most suitable holiday for you. They have experienced many of the countries and trips for themselves so will be able to guide you in tour selection, answer queries about fitness, climate, equipment, visas and share travel tips with you. It is this personal touch that makes Imaginative Traveller that little bit different. We are also a one-stop shop and can assist with flights, extra accommodation, transfers, insurance and more so why not give us a call, email or try ‘Live Chat’ for an instant response.  

Our trip comfort levels

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An Imaginative Traveller tour is all about exploring the world with like-minded people and getting under the skin of a country. With plenty of free time to explore you can enjoy the highlights of independent travel with the convenience, security and companionship of a small group.  Choose between our three trip styles Basic, Standard and Plus and choose the adventure holiday that is right for you! 

Our trip styles

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Imaginative Traveller offers a wide range of trip styles to suit every need. Dip your toe beneath the usual tourist surface and discover the real essence of the region, people and culture – enjoy family homestays, interact with locals and experience the traditional way of life.  Choose from Discovery, Voyage, Taste, Active, Raw, Family and Overland. Enjoy your adventure holiday your way!

Committed to sustainable tourism

Right from the very start The Imaginative Traveller has been built upon partnerships between ourselves and suppliers in the countries where we operate. Our partners on the ground are from the local community – in many countries the partnerships we have established are as old as the company itself. Our view is that the destination must benefit from our presence. We source all our supplies locally and a high percentage of our staff are recruited locally. This level of local input ensures our trips are run responsibly with the local communities in mind.

Imaginative Traveller and Dragoman

In 2011 Imaginative Traveller joined forces with Dragoman Overseas Travel Ltd allowing customers to choose between two distinct travel styles..
The two products operate side by side under the Dragoman Overseas Travel Ltd umbrella, with both brands retaining their individual websites and identity.

Charlie Hopkinson, MD of Dragoman Overseas Travel Ltd, said: “Whilst our truck-based Overland Tours are well-established, the integration of the Imaginative Traveller brand within the Dragoman family will allow us to develop our small group adventure holiday offering further. We are keen to retain the brand values, destinational expertise and emphasis on affordable adventures that has kept Imaginative Traveller customers loyal for the past 20 years and are confident that the product will complement our existing adventure holidays well.”

 

Easy to reach

cultural-holidays-taj-mahal The Imaginative Traveller has its head office in the UK, but we also have a fantastic network of professional travel agents around the globe, each of them specialising in adventure travel.

Whether you are a traveller or a travel agent it’s easy to contact us. You can call us to speak to experienced travel consultants, chat to our online department by e-mail or take part in our online travel forums

It’s not easy to try a holiday before you buy it, but you can find out a lot more about us and the sort of people who travel with us by visiting our travellers’ forums. You’ll find travellers past, present and future exchanging views, asking questions and talking about their holiday memories, as well as our online consultants offering travel advice.

 
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