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Holiday type

Tailor made Holidays

What is a tailor made holiday?

A journey designed specifically for you. 

At Hayes & Jarvis we believe that there is no 'one size fits' all type of holiday. Everyone has different dreams, drives or ideas, and that's why we specialise in tailor made holidays to suit the needs of the individual.

Whether you love walking, music, cooking, wildlife or quiet life, we can design the perfect trip for you. Perhaps you like the look of one of our tours but would like to linger a little longer in a particular place, or take a detour - no problem! Our Destination Specialists will listen to all of your ideas and requirements before going away to build something truly unique to you. 

There are so many inspiring and exciting places in the world to explore, from the ancient temples of Japan through to the mountain-top citadel of Machu Picchu in South America - often the dilemma is where to go next? Well, having visited these places, our Destination Specialists can help guide and advise you. They're experienced travellers who are full of ideas to help guide you on your way. 

Have a look below at some of our popular tailor made destinations for inspiration and when you're ready give us a call or submit an enquiry online so we can begin planning your next adventure.

How we tailor make your holidays

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1. We listen

Call one of our Destination Specialists or talk to us on Live Chat and we’ll listen to your travel plans. Whether it’s something specific or just an idea you want to sound out, and we’ll take it all in. The more we listen, the more we’ll learn, and the better we can tailor your experience.

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2. We suggest

We’re constantly thinking of ways we can enhance the experience for you.We wil come up with a range of suggestions based on what we’ve learned by listening – from destinations we think you’d love, to tours that tick off places on your wish-list, and holiday types that’ll suit you down to the ground.

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3. We personalise

We don’t do one-size-fits-all. Our holidays are tailored to the individual, so we always personalise your trip. You tell us which holiday suggestions you like and we’ll cherry-pick potential activities and tours to help you get even more from your break. We look at holidays as experiences that you’ll never forget.

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4. We visualise

Our website is full of inspirational content, and we’ll point you in the direction of relevant pages filled with vivid descriptions and photographs, so you can see what your holiday will look like. At this stage, your travel plans take priority, and the world is still very much your oyster.

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5. We customise

We’ll arrange quotes, flight details and transfers, you’ll have a dedicated number to speak to your Destination Specialist. Then we look forward to hearing how it all went when you return. We want you to become a Hayes & Jarvis customer for life. That way we can keep designing incredible holidays.

Popular tailor made holiday destinations

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Fields in Cambodia

Far East

Far East
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Canada & USA


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South America

South America

Types of tailor made holidays

Young Monk

Cultural holidays

Wander through the world's greatest civilisations, discovering the past, present, and most futuristic societies. Rub shoulders with locals in bazaars, gaze up at towering skyscrapers, paddle ancient waterways and be inspired by the world's most sought-after culinary experiences. When you embark on a tailor made cultural holiday, every step is an enchanting journey of discovery.

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Escorted Tour Holidays

Whether it be the evocative streets of New Orleans, or a cruise in Halong Bay in Vietnam, an escorted tour and guided holiday will reveal the hidden secrets and beautiful landscapes of the world we live in. Our Destination Specialists will tailor make a tour to tick all your travel desires, from the Winelands of South Africa to the teeming rainforests of the Amazon in the heart of Brazil.

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Multi Centre Holidays

Fusing city action with laidback beach luxury, or ancient ruins with modern skylines, a multi centre holiday is a perfect way to enhance your break and transform a great trip into an exceptional adventure. Allow us to tailor make a personal journey for you, combining your all wish-lists into the experience of a lifetime.

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Walking Safari

Safari Holidays

No two safaris are the same. The possibilities are endless, whether you're sleeping high above the canopy in a private treehouse, camped by the river in a luxury Land Rover, or paddling through the waterways discovering the Big Five from your mokoro canoe. Talk to our Destinations Specialists to tailor make a safari where you'll be admiring the sand dunes of Namibia one moment, then staring at the breathtaking Serengeti the next.

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More inspiration

Ideas, advice and recommendations from our Destination Specialists following their travels.

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Big cats and where to spot them in the wild

Let us help you spot big cats in the wild surrounded by a host of other spectacular animal encounters. When it comes to wildlife holidays, we’ll be your trackers in the field.

Big cats and where to spot them in the wild
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Discover Nova Scotia - force of nature

With a population of just one million. yet possessing nearly 5,000 miles of coastline, Nova Scotia offers a wilderness adventure like no other, amid fascinating French and First Nation communities.

Discover Nova Scotia - force of nature
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5 of the best cycling tours worldwide

Stay active with some of the finest cycling tours, from the Golden Gate Bridge, to the Aztec ruins of Mexico to the country lanes and rice terraces of Vietnam.

5 of the best cycling tours worldwide
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Top tours for solo travellers

Nothing beats travelling solo, experiencing the world at your own pace, meeting new friends along the way. Adding a fascinating tour to your itinerary will enhance all aspects of your amazing journey.

Top tours for solo travellers
Brush Creek Ranch Holidays

Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for... Tailor made holidays?

• Our Destination Specialists have experienced these countries first-hand and use their knowledge to create a trip just for you • We're good listeners. The more we listen, the more we learn. That way we can tailor the experience to you. • We will continue to tweak and refine until the itinerary is just right. If you change your mind on something or want to try a different route, no problem. We want your trip to be perfect.