"I had the pleasure of working with Ruth Wood of The Charted Path for my most recent family trip to Greece. Having worked with many travel agents in the past, my experience with Ruth was exceptional! In the beginning of our search and unfortunately for Ruth, my family could not agree on a destination, so we asked her to prepare itineraries for two other locations before we decided on Greece! Needless to say, they all looked wonderful, but we decided on Greece, and we are so thankful that we did.
We travelled to Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete. The Charted Path selected outstanding hotels in each location, arranged transports between the locations and booked our excursions with private tour guides. We enjoyed private tours of the Acropolis in Athens, a sunset catamaran cruise in Mykonos, a spectacular private bicycle tour in Santorini (with brand new 6000euro electric bikes), and our favorite excursion to a family farm in Crete where we enjoyed a wonderful authentic Cretan meal with our hosts.
We truly enjoyed this 5 star vacation which included so many extras that no other travel agency has ever provided for us. The trip’s itinerary was contained in an app that we all downloaded on our phones so that we could see where we were going and read about the locations, the sites, the food and everything you needed to know about everything – all at our fingertips! I really look forward to working with The Charted Path on our next trip – thanks so much, Ruth!"
SUSAN DIBBINI, BRONXVILLE, NEW YORK
"Six months later and my daughters are still talking about their trip to Japan. The Charted Path put together such a wonderful itinerary with fun and interesting things for all of us throughout the entire journey. There was great balance between scheduled, guided events and free time for us to explore on our own. Hotel, travel and restaurant accommodations were outstanding.
In addition to all the wonderful things Japan has to see and do, some of the things that still stand out are the in-home sushi preparation in Tokyo, sumo wrestling in Osaka, geisha visit in Kyoto and the Iwatayama Monkey Park near Kyoto. Can’t forget the endless hours of shopping at every location. Can’t wait to plan our next trip with The Charted Path."
TOM G., NEW YORK, NEW YORK
"We had a fabulous trip that combined the best of Belize! We absolutely loved Lamani - taking the boat down the river and arriving to this tranquil place in the jungle was fantastic! We explored Mayan Ruins with an incredible guide, enjoyed cocktails on the river to watch the sunset - saw lots of wild life from the boats, in the jungle and on the night hike! The day trip to the ATM cave will not be forgotten - a short hike and then hours climbing rocks, swimming through water and making our way to see these old artifacts of sacrifices made to the gods! We still talk about it.
All of the transportation and flights were without issue - just the way you want it.
The Grand Caribe was also wonderful - right on the Caribbean with an incredible day of fishing only topped off by finding a private beach to eat the fresh fish and do some snorkeling! We loved our trip and are appreciate all the work you did to make sure it was a smooth, enjoyable and relaxing time for all!"
KIM M. CHICAGO, IL
"We were so lucky to have Ruth and Sarah charting our path to Fernando de Noronha, a stunning beach destination in Brazil! Even though it is our country of origin, they worked their extensive contact list and got us the right hotel, the best restaurant recommendations, and the peace of mind of knowing there was someone at our disposal 24x7 in case of need. Looking forward to many more trips arranged by this dynamic duo!"
MAURICIO M., NEW YORK
"The Charted Path makes travel easy! They are “on it” every step of the way, ensuring that you get the most out of your trip. Ruth found an island paradise beyond our wildest dreams in Fregate Island, Seychelles. We felt like we had landed in a lush deserted island...except this one came with a private butler who attended to our every need with the gentle encouragement of the Charted Path team keeping everything running smoothly. Nothing is too much to handle and every conversation is a cheerful one. The Charted Path team is a delight in every way!"
CATHY D., GREENWICH, CT
"We loved working with Ruth and Sarah, who were amazing in helping us prepare the perfect trip for our family, complete with a great hotel in a perfect location, various ideas for how to explore London with kids, and delicious restaurant recommendations. We can't wait for our next trip with them!”
SHARON ROBINSON, BRONXVILLE, NY
"Working with Ruth and The Charted Path was a wonderful experience! Ruth put together a trip itinerary for our family of five that we thoroughly loved -- even our three picky teenagers! Ruth suggested interesting excursions that led us to places we wouldn't have found on our own and found us tickets to sold-out events. Best of all, we were able to relax and enjoy each day without having to worry about where to go next or how to get there. Each day was organized down to the last detail for us -- all we had to do was show up and have fun!"
FLAVIA H., PALO ALTO, CA
"Our family just returned from an extraordinary safari vacation in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. The logistics were complicated in touring four countries, including time in major cities, rural townships and four private game concessions. Sarah and Ruth of The Charted Path planned and executed every detail flawlessly so that we could simply enjoy this life-changing experience.
This was our first family trip to Africa and we decided to go with short notice after learning our daug...
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