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Travel Your Way: Customize Your Journey with Cox & Kings

Posted October 19, 2016

Embark on your next journey as a traveler, not a tourist. Ask anyone who has traveled on a custom-designed Cox & Kings Private Journey and you will hear what a difference personalization makes. Perhaps it is the feeling that every detail was done with you in mind. Or maybe it was the flexibility to alter almost any detail at a moment's notice. Cox & Kings travel specialists understand the way you want to experience a destination, as well as what you want to see and do, which means that you get a customized luxury tour designed specifically for you.


Planning your unique world adventure is no simple matter, so be sure to rely on an experienced travel company to help you map out every stage of your journey. As the world's longest running travel company Cox & Kings has been designing, organizing and leading exceptional journeys since operating our first expedition to India in 1758. Today, we are at the forefront of curating personalized travel experiences to emerging destinations, and bringing familiar places to life in a way you would have never imagined.

Ethiopian local reading one one of the monolithic rock-cut churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia

Cox & Kings was born as a custom travel company. We have led adventurous travelers just like you on countless trips around the world - through India, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. With our ears to the ground in every country we operate, we constantly discover new and unique experiences, so that you have a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable trip. On each journey, you'll reap the benefits of over two-and-a-half centuries of relationships - local experts, insider experiences and cultural interactions you simply cannot get elsewhere.


Our team includes some of the best when it comes to designing innovative, authentic, and remarkable travel experiences. Our expert destination specialists handcraft each Cox & Kings Private Journeys to bring you closer to the people, places and cultures of your destination.

View from above of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia

Your destination specialist will assist you in discovering the unique character of your destination - wherever you choose to visit. Many of our experts are locals themselves, who speak the language of your destination fluently and have a vast knowledge of each area's best attractions.

When you travel with Cox & Kings, we take care of all the details and pay constant attention to world events to ensure you travel in complete safety. You can relax and enjoy knowing that you have on-the-ground support from a Cox & Kings representative, a private English-speaking guide, and a private vehicle and driver for all road trips. We also offer the best, most comprehensive travel insurance coverage in the industry.


At Cox & Kings, we provide travel opportunities that are experiential and inspired. We aim to do more than show you the world. We will design and organize hands-on travel experiences, so you get a bespoke journey perfectly aligned with your travel aspirations.


When a Cox & Kings traveler and his wife visited Colombia recently, they wanted to venture far off the beaten path. While planning their trip, they expressed an interest in visiting the region's emerald mines. This was a new request even for the highly experienced Cox & Kings team, but we were able to make it happen.

Sifting for raw emeralds in Colombia

"Patricino [their driver] turned out to be much more than a driver," says the Cox & Kings traveler. "He comes from the emerald region. He's been a miner, a part owner of a mine, an emerald dealer, and he's going through the lengthy process of starting up his own mine. It's just not possible to visit the emerald area and particularly the mines unless you're accompanied by someone who knows the area and most importantly, who's known in the area. As we happily found out, Patricino meets all of the requirements."

Through Patricino and their Cox & Kings guide, Laura, the couple was able to visit two emerald mines in two different towns, fulfilling a lifelong dream.


As sports enthusiasts, a pair of Cox & Kings travelers wanted to experience the great American pastime, baseball, in a new and unique way. Our destination specialists were able to secure box seats to a game between Japanese rivals, the Kyoto Tigers and the Tokyo Giants. As an added personal touch, each guest was greeted at their hotel with a bag of team gear so they were able to look the part as they immersed themselves in the Japanese baseball experience.


Let us be your personal guides as you explore our planet. The experts at Cox & Kings can organize and facilitate a world of experiences, such as hiking through the Lost City of Petra, sleeping under the stars in the Arabian Desert, soaring above the Himalayas by helicopter, riding an elephant through the Thai jungle, enjoying a street festival in Udaipur, bartering for treasures in a souk in Marrakech and so much more. The possibilities are truly endless.

Ever traveler is unique. That's why we believe that every journey should be as well. When you travel with Cox & Kings, you'll enjoy the benefits of our experience and expertise as we craft and manage your perfect journey. Our passion lies in customizing luxury tours that not only show you the world, but also allow you to experience it in a way that is as unique as you are.