Excursionist was founded in 2010 by three friends who immigrated to North America from various corners of the world and developed a dedication to sharing this continent’s rich history, nature, cuisine and culture with others.
Identifying a gap in the marketplace for a true luxury-focused destination management company for the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, we have built an organization that not only has geographical breadth across our territory, but also an intense depth of local knowledge in each destination where we work. We achieve this by bringing to bear our diverse expertise in the industry, as well as our personal relationships in the sciences, arts, education, government and business.
While we are a small boutique organization of travel and product managers in Miami, we have built an extensive and direct network of over 800 local tour guides, drivers, naturalists, scientists and other experts, and have never worked through middlemen or other DMCs. We are proud to work with the world's finest luxury and experiential travel agencies, concierge companies, private travel designers, corporations and tour operators that entrust us with their clients.
We focus on delivering the highest level of customer service, expertise, safety and customization possible in the industry. Our mission is to empower luxury travelers — whether a couple, family, or corporate group — to live out their diverse passions through exceptional, life-changing experiences that we design and deliver. Whether it is seeing a polar bear face-to-face in Manitoba, jamming with a jazz musician in New Orleans or meeting a cutting-edge contemporary artist in Los Angeles, we seek to leave a lasting impression on your clients of these exceptional destinations that are so close to our hearts.
Travel Your Passions!
NORMAN, ALEX AND ELAN
We provide the highest level of service to C-level executives, celebrities and dignitaries with distinct travel needs. Confidentiality and discretion are always upheld.
We negotiate the best rates for five-star and boutique accommodations before passing them on to you.
Our adventures are curated especially for Excursionist clients led by experts and local personalities.
Our diverse team of travel professionals, including our guides and drivers, speaks 15 major languages. Proposals are provided in the language of your choice.
SUPPORT FROM START TO FINISH
From the start of your request, you will collaborate with a dedicated Excursionist team member to ensure that the entire experience is flawless for you and your client.
I have worked with American Excursionist for the past 4 years. I have had very successful experiences working with the team at American Excursionist to design some very complicated, bespoke itineraries for my clients, and I have not been disappointed. Their team, starting with Elan Nissenboim who has been personally involved, exceeded my expectations during the planning phase, as well as those of my clients while they were already exploring the US. I am thrilled to have such an expert DMC available to assist me and my colleagues for our clients’ travel plans in the USA. They are personally familiar with all the destinations they represent.
Angela Musso Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc.
American Excursionist provided amazingly swift and personalized service that exceeded our client's expectations. Taking into consideration that Russian clients are highly demanding and used to making decisions at the last minute, I was impressed with the team's prompt response, decisions and recommendations. Thank you for this wonderful experience! Looking forward to new heights of discoveries.
NADIA SHUSTROVA EXPERIENCE TRAVEL RUSSIA
The Excursionist team went to amazing lengths to fulfill the needs of our client. Their recommendations for a variety of luxury experiences and strong network of resources made it possible for my client to have exclusive and one-of-a-kind experiences. We could sense that the team wanted to meet and exceed the expectations of our client as much as we did.
LIM HUI-JUAN QUOTIENT TRAVEL SINGAPORE
Everyone at AE is totally hands-on and approachable, the travel ideas out of the box, the handling before and especially during the trip excellent. Our demanding luxury clientele has high expectations. We need someone to go the extra mile with us. The team of American Excursionist delivers perfectly in a refreshing and modern way. Personalized and customized programs, outstanding itineraries und attentive and flexible care for guests on the spot – I trust them with my, surely not always easy guests.
KERSTIN PSCHEIDL ART OF TRAVEL
American Excursionist was able to arrange amazing access to Spanish-speaking winemakers for some of our most important clients for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in California wine country.
Bruny Correal Martinz AVIATUR TRAVEL COLOMBIA
American Excursionist and Abercrombie & Kent have a fantastic long standing relationship. We have many VIP guest’s and ultra-high net worth individuals and we always entrust AE with looking after them. We know from the minute that AE receive our request it will be looked at with the highest priority and with our guest in mind. The turnaround time is amazing and the little insider access touches they provide something that our clients value extremely highly. AE have extremely good knowledge of the hotels and sightseeing options and always very pro-active in inputting their own opinion into what we can do to go above and beyond to make the trip perfect. I cannot rate them highly enough to look after all your client’s needs.
Paul Taylor Abercrombie & Kent Ltd.
Working with American Excursionist over the past few years has enhanced our ability to offer unique experiences based here in the US – from a multi-generational high end RV road trip for a family to a three week extensive quintessential US highlights tour for our international clients – these guys really know their stuff! Elan and his team are incredibly fast with response time, which makes working with them seamless.