About RealWorld Holidays

Who Are RealWorld?

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The RealWorld Difference

Firstly, thanks for coming here to the RealWorld website to find out more about us. In a nutshell, we are a UK-based travel company who specialise in tailor-made holidays in South America. We were founded in 2004 by people who had already travelled all over the continent and, quite simply, had fallen in love with it.

Because we know South America so well, we are more than confident that we provide the absolute best South America experience for our customers, both here in the UK and once you arrive in South America.

100% Tailormade

Even if you choose one of our pre-planned itineraries, we treat it as a totally tailor-made holiday so we can start and end things whenever you like, and change whatever you like as well:

  • No fixed departures: You choose the exact dates, flights and airports that suit you.
  • No minimum numbers: Once you've booked, we are 100% committed to providing your holiday.
  • Specialist knowledge: You can talk to one of our staff right here in the UK who has expert knowledge of your destination.

We don't want you to just be sitting in a tour bus taking pictures, or be herded round in an unwieldy group; we want you to get out there and fall in love with all of the passion and beauty of South America, just like us.

Ethical Travel

Although we've seen tremendous progress in many areas of South America in the past decade, poverty is still widespread and each country has its own range of development issues to be understood. While tourism in itself is often an important industry, unfortunately not all companies have our strict ethical standards. Wherever possible we use only local suppliers and partners and all the hotels we recommend are locally-owned and run so you can be sure that the money you spend is going right back into the country.

And of course, it's not just about economic matters. Each community in South America has its own traditions, beliefs and needs, and we are fully committed to making sure that local opinions are not just understood and respected, but are built into the fabric of our business.

Sustainable Travel Galapagos Tour Operators Association

As part of our commitment to responsible travel, we are a member of Sustainable Travel International, one of the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building awareness, appreciation and respect for local people and our environment through education and outreach work.

We are also members of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, which actively works to preserve and protect the area by promoting responsible, well-regulated, low impact Galapagos Islands holidays and by supporting critical conservation initiatives and scientific research there.

Why RealWorld?

So why are we called RealWorld when we specialise in South America? Well, it's partly because "Real South America" is a bit of a mouthful, but also because some day we would like to broaden our reach. However, at the moment that's some way off and for the foreseeable future our plans are just to continue as the UK specialists for tailor-made holidays in South America.

"The whole holiday was an absolute success and we shall use RealWorld Holidays again."

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