Travel Consulting

Latin America

Ho
Heart of Travel
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63 reviews
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Travel Consulting
Latin America

Heart of Travel
  • Facebook verified
63 reviews

$NaN
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

TRAVEL CONSULTING & ITINERARY BUILDING SERVICES


Looking to explore Latin America independently but need a little guidance when it comes to planning your itinerary, booking your lodging, or deciding where to eat?  Heart of Travel offers customized travel consulting to help you maximize your time and money which means you can have a more memorable travel experience without the stress of spending an hour in your hotel room trying to google where to get lunch or the best way to travel from point A to point B. 



Plus, for those of you who are truly looking to travel in a more ethical, efficient and responsible way you know how much work can go into researching and dissecting what lodging options to stay at, what restaurants to eat at, what tour companies to support, etc. We cut all of that work out for you by connecting you with our trusted and well-known contacts where we know your money is being spent wisely; giving you both quality and great value while also getting money directly into the hands of the people working so hard to make your travel experience a reality. 


HOW DOES TRAVEL CONSULTING WORK?


1. Set up a time for a brief consultation call to discuss possible destinations, activities, interests or needs. This Initial phone/video call with a Heart of Travel consultant can be set up via Facetime, Skype, Zoom, or any preferred method of communication. Of course, if we are in the same geographical area we always love to meet up for coffee face to face ;) 


2. After your initial call we will follow up via email with the following:

  • Suggested layout for your itinerary 
  • Suggested options for accommodations, restaurants, and must-do activities 
  • Suggested international flights based on your tentative travel dates 
  • Heart of Travel “Welcome Packet” specific to your destination full of tips for travel to this area including information on language, cultural etiquette, currency, weather, packing lists, insider tips, and a list of recommended films and books to check out for those looking to deepen their understanding of history, culture, politics, and society prior to their trip 
  • Basic Travel Spanish Packet 
  • A proposed itinerary where Heart of Travel coordinates all aspects of your travel that you can book on the spot completely eliminating all the work and stress or travel planning for you. 

3. If you opt for us to book your travel experience on your behalf with our preferred hotels, guides, transportation providers, etc. we are more than happy to make any requested changes or tweaks to the itinerary. If you opt to continue planning and booking your travel on your own we are happy to hop on a final 30-minute call or chat via email to answer any final questions or clean up any doubts that you may have! 


PRICE


Our travel consulting service required a $400, non-refundable, payment. In the event Heart of Travel ends up booking your trip for you, we will happily apply $300 from the original $400 consulting payment towards the total bill of your trip! 

Your Organizer


Ho
Heart of Travel
63 reviews
The Heart of Travel was born out of a deep-rooted love and passion for travel, art, history, food, nature, culture and adventure as well as a call to give back to the communities and people that had already provided us with so much. The travel industry has long been bombarded with double decker tour busses, beach front resorts and cruise ships, often at the expense of the local communities. As a response to this failing system, we began a boutique travel company that allows clients to explore new places in an authentic and non-touristy way, offering travelers a more intimate and unique experience all while removing the stress and hassle of researching, planning, bargain hunting, reserving and more that goes along with planning a trip or vacation.

Reviews

Such a great trip with great trip leaders, guides and fellow travelers. Lots of fun and varied activities with plenty of time for self exploration. I would highly recommend the trip for those looking to experience the many charms of Spain. - and the food!
By Lynn M for Sampling History, Art, Culture & Cuisine in Spain on 04 Oct, 2022
I’ve just returned home from 17 days on Heart of Travel’s first fabulous trip to Spain. We visited Barcelona, Granada, Malaga, Seville, and Madrid— not to mention side trips to the smaller towns of Ronda and Cordoba. Chelsea and Pam amazed me daily! Their ability to research artsy boutique hotels, small family owned businesses for us to experience, along with their attention to detail and ability to respond to glitches was impressive. I loved going into two homes for cooking classes with delightful women. Our guided tour through Sagrada Familia was a highlight as was spending time in Parque Guell in a Barcelona. I thoroughly enjoyed our kayak outing and would have liked to have done a city bike tour for a bit of variety and exercise too! We saw amazing citadels, mosques, cathedrals, and a bullring. Thank you ladies for organizing a wonderful tour and helping to create a “family” of fellow travelers.
By Devan R for Sampling History, Art, Culture & Cuisine in Spain on 03 Oct, 2022
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We booked heart of travel services with only a limited amount of time before our actual trip took place. This is my second time using their services and as always they go above and beyond. Chelsea's communication and organizational skills always amaze me. Selvyn, who was my tour guide once again is extremely knowledgeable, kind and funny. My friends and I had such an amazing time! It was their first trip to Guatemala and they already stated we will all be going back and using Heart of Travel services to explore other areas of beautiful Guatemala. I highly recommend anyone who is considering booking a tour to do so. They offer an experience that allows you to really get to feel and know the people of the country you are visiting and as an avid traveler not many companies do this. I love Heart of Travel and the amazing work they do in the communities they serve and am looking forward to utilizing their services not only in Guatemala but in other parts of the world.
By Miosotis C for Custom Services - Miosotis on 02 Oct, 2022
This was an amazing trip. The accommodations were great, comfortable and varied. We enjoyed the hotels as much as we enjoyed the change of pace and the stay at the Air B & B near Seville.. It was definitely comprehensive and we got to experience many regions of Spain and the pace felt just right. There was always the option of opting out and having some time to explore on our own which was welcomed. We not only visited the museums and Cathedrals that each city had to offer, in addition, there were also opportunities to vacation and go to the beach, kayak and go sailing/boating. We enjoyed the food as well as the opportunity to learn how to make Paella, Sangria and delicious Moorish sweet treats. Rather than piling on and off of a designated bus we used a variety of transportation methods including the metro in Barcelona, small buses/vans, hired cars and a flight from Barcelona to Granada. If I could go to Spain again in the future I would do it again with Heart of Travel. The leaders, Chelsea and Pam, were there for us 100 per cent, and took care of all the details. They were creative problem solvers, warm and have good travel skills. It was a pleasure to experience Spain with them.
By Elizabeth M for Sampling History, Art, Culture & Cuisine in Spain on 01 Oct, 2022
It was a very pleasant trip, with a well balanced combination of activities. There was the Sunday bike ride on closed-to-car-traffic Reforma Blvd, visits to neighborhoods and coffee shops (including as a site for one of our many Spanish lessons!), visits to the main parks, several museums (Frida Kahlo, Palacio des Bellas Artes, and the Anthropology Museum), artisanal markets, the historic district, Xochimilco, Teotihuacan, Ballet Folklorico. To name a few of our outings! There were also quite a number of absolutely fabulous restaurants (lunch or dinner). Dominique prepared an excellent Spanish workbook directly related to our activities which was very helpful and explored new vocabulary and expressions for an intermediate level of students. Our local guide Daniel was extremely knowledgeable and Dominique and Eimy (both with Heart of Travel) were both very attentive to the needs of the group. The fact that Dominique has lived in Mexico City was also helpful. We did a lot of activities - but not too many! The pace was good. There was adequate solo time. I would definitely go on another trip with Heart of Travel!
By Barbara G for Intermediate Spanish Immersion in Mexico City on 26 Sep, 2022
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I’ve just returned home from 17 days on Heart of Travel’s first fabulous trip to Spain. We visited Barcelona, Granada, Malaga, Seville, and Madrid— not to mention side trips to the smaller towns of Ronda and Cordoba. Chelsea and Pam amazed me daily! Their ability to research artsy boutique hotels, small family owned businesses for us to experience, along with their attention to detail and ability to respond to glitches was impressive. I loved going into two homes for cooking classes with delightful women. Our guided tour through Sagrada Familia was a highlight as was spending time in Parque Guell in a Barcelona. I thoroughly enjoyed our kayak outing and would have liked to have done a city bike tour for a bit of variety and exercise too! We saw amazing citadels, mosques, cathedrals, and a bullring. Thank you ladies for organizing a wonderful tour and helping to create a “family” of fellow travelers.
By Devan R on 03 Oct, 2022