Add these awesome destinations to your bucket list!
Carlos Alvarez has been passionate about luxury travel since he was a child. Coming from a long line of travelers, the boutique luxury travel agency owner recalls seeing the world as a young boy at the side of his mother and grandmother, who never left him home when on an adventure.
“I definitely caught the travel bug early. I fell in love with geography and the world and knew I had to make my living in some way related to travel. I started planning family trips for my friends and family for free, just for fun,” he explained the origins of the boutique luxury travel company, Sui Generis Entertainment & Travel, Inc, that he runs with his wife, Ana Laura.
Today, he works with high-end clients worldwide, sending them on their dream trips and enjoying fantastic luxury travel experiences with full concierge service and next-level travel deals.
Though he admits that the exotic locales of Southeast Asia and Africa hold a special place in his heart, here, he offers some of his personal recommendations for travel spots around the globe.
Whether you choose to embark on a multi-day, life-changing trek or take a luxury train with rich gastronomy and Champagne to the iconic Incan empire ruin, a trip to the stunning Andes Mountains is well worth a trip at least once.
“From the mystery of its origins to the spiritual feeling of the remote destination, this is a place you must visit at least once in your life,” said Alvarez.
African Safari and even better Botswana’s Okavando Delta
Spotting elephants, lions, and rhinos in their natural habitats is an experience like no other and one that is worth a long flight for.
Alvarez can organize incredible itineraries, including glamping in the wilderness, magnificent lodges, one-on-one interaction with giraffes and other amazing creatures, and transport by romantic, old-fashioned four-wheel drive luxury vehicles.
Whether you choose Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya, or Tanzania, Alvarez insists that you’ll love every step of the journey.
Less like one country and more like several countries united on a subcontinent, the food, culture, and lifestyle of the various states of India differ immensely. However, Alvarez says you can spend a year here and still not tap the surface of what this incredible country has to offer.
From the beaches of Goa and the dosas of the south to the rich curries and culture of the north, luxury travelers can view — and even stay in — palaces, visit the Taj Mahal, play with monkeys, and live like the maharajas of years’ past.
Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam)
One of Alvarez’s favorite regions in the world, Southeast Asia, has stolen many hearts and is an enriching and worthwhile addition to your bucket list.
Whether you choose the bright lights of Bangkok and the tropical islands in Thailand; the energy of Phnom Penh and the magical mystery of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat; or a head-spinning visit to Ho Chi Minh City followed by a relaxing cruise around HaLong Bay, a trip to Southeast Asia promises to be a winner.
“The first time I visited Southeast Asia, I could not get over the beaches, the food, and the cities teeming with life all around me. Today, I still feel my heart rate quicken when I touch down in Southeast Asia,” he said.
Rwanda to See the Gorillas
Though it’s certainly a far-flung location for most travelers, seeing gorillas in the wild in Rwanda is one of Alvarez’s favorite journeys.
Whether you go for a one-day trek or a multi-day luxury safari, many who make the visit say that it takes their breath away. Make sure to carefully plan this adventure well in advance since it’s necessary to procure permits, transport, and guides that speak your native language, as well as hotels and food.
Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia has likely filled your Instagram feed for the last few years and for a good reason. The spectacular landscape of this Turkish region has been called “otherworldly” and was created by thousands of years of erosion.
Floating over the abandoned rocky terrain is an experience not to be missed and well worth the visit. The ruins themselves can be dated back to the fourth century; it’s a great place to soak up rich history as well as gorgeous scenery that stretches to the horizon.
No matter which destination you choose next, Alvarez and his team can help you make it your most luxurious and unforgettable holiday ever.
About Sui Generis Entertainment & Travel
Sui Generis Entertainment & Travel, Inc is a boutique luxury travel company that provides top-tier immersive global travel experiences. Founded by Carlos and Ana Laura Alvarez, Sui Generis can custom tailor your next trip for a one-of-a-kind adventure for families, friends, weddings and solo travelers. For more information, please visit https://www.suigeneris-travel.com/