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How did Karvansarai come about?

Karvansarai is the coming together of two friends and travellers, Tara and Alessandra, who have lived in 10 different countries and travelled in more than 80 countries in their wanderings around the world.

Over many conversations about travel, wildlife, photography, design, architecture, wellbeing, food and wine, Alessandra and Tara, also realised they have a common love for research, planning and organisation.

The art of designing a perfect adventure is what this is all about!

What makes us Karvansarai?

  1. If we don’t believe in it, buy it, love it or use it, we will not recommend it. We do our best to personally know every place, person and experience we suggest. If ever another source is used (highly trusted and vetted), we would inform you.
  2. Every assignment is tailor made, getting to know you so that we can create an individual trip unlike any other.
  3. Our experiences are authentic – drawing on our personal network with a lot of emphasis on people who are doing unique and interesting things around the world and are as passionate about their work as we are about ours.
  4. We continuously explore new places and rediscover familiar places to offer you up to date insider details and specialist support on the ground for your travels.
  5. We believe our transparency is highly valued and guarantee that commissions never influence with whom we work. We collaborate with individuals who have knowledge we value greatly and ethics we genuinely trust in.
  6. We, Tara and Alessandra, met in the jungles of Ranthambhore pursuing our passions of wildlife and conservation. We take the environmental and social impact of travel seriously and seek to be conscious in all that we undertake. We are working on several projects concerning our wildlife, natural and social environments. As they develop, we share them with you and hope you will partake in them as well. See What We Support for more information.

Why we came up with the name Karvansarai?

A Karvansarai (Persian for Caravanserai) was a roadside inn with a courtyard along the trade routes where travellers came together, shared their stories of adventure and exchanged information about roads travelled and roads ahead.

We’d like to create a modern day virtual Karvansarai where our travellers can journey into the fabric of the places we love and discover what lies ahead.

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We encourage all of our travellers to explore and discover – build their own relationships, plant their own roots and create their own unforgettable memories with a little bit of inspiration and guidance from us.

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(Persian for Caravanserai)
back in the day used to be a roadside inn located along the trade routes, a meeting point of different cultures and people, where travellers would share stories of their adventures from faraway places and exchange information about roads travelled and roads ahead. Follow in our footsteps, on our virtual Karvansarai, journey into the fabric of the places we love and discover what lies ahead.