- Extensive selection of off the beaten path tours
- Active nature & cultural explorations
- Flexibility! Room for independent explorations
- Small, international groups. - all ages
- Guide assisted
- Comfortable, tourist-class hotels
- Single friendly
- Experienced tour operator since 1998
- , in-country ground staff, globally
- Private options
The Best of Group & Independent Travel
Djoser, Inc. is a tour operator, in business in the U.S. since 1998. We offer over 60 Tours, Safaris, Walking Tours & Biking Tours. We travel to Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, Oceania and Europe. Our journeys are ideal for active travelers who love to travel off the beaten path.
Djoser, Inc. is an offshoot of a reputable 30-year old Dutch company, Djoser, B.V., with whom we collaborate for our group trips. We have always been huge proponents of the travel style of the savvy, value-minded Dutch, the original road warriors (80% hold passports)! Over the past 15 years, we have witnessed the evolution of a new breed of traveler in the U.S.. Travelers are more active, adventurous, and culturally aware. They seek authentic experiences and want help to discover things on their own. Which is why our travel style is so relevant.
Active – Authentic – Non-Confining
Our itineraries dig deeper whether we are exploring a single country or taking a cross-continent journey. Our trips are non-confining. Knowledgable guides act as logistics coordinators, not lecturers. Travelers will find ample freedom for independent explorations and dining.
Who travels with Djoser?
Djoser trips are suitable for anyone who enjoys an active style of travel and genuine cultural experiences. On Djoser trips you will join an international group with most participants coming from the Netherlands, a few from Belgium, and a few from North America. Our trips have an average of 16 participants of all ages. The minimum number of participants is usually 8, maximum 20, and on some trips 22. On walking tours, there is a typical maximum of 16 participants. Djoser travelers enjoy group activities but also welcome opportunities to explore independently.
Ours are international groups, adding to the cultural experience. Connecting is easy in our small groups and the Dutch and Belgians have a great command of English. Our hearty participants, of all ages, are always up for a hike, a bike ride and opportunities for independent activities.
Djoser travelers are culturally inquisitive and open-minded. Adaptability is essential for adventure travel as many of the countries in which we travel have limited infrastructure. Poor roads or weather conditions can lead to program changes and occasional improvization. But when you come prepared for such delays, you can easily roll with it.
With a group you are likely to encounter active travelers of all ages. The minimum age for our trips is 16 years. If you wish to travel with younger children, please contact us for private trip possibilities.
Traveling solo – Djoser is single-friendly!
Single travelers are welcome! On our group trips we will match you with a roommate of the same sex. Or on your booking form you may request single accommodations, for an additional charge. If you are willing to share a room, but we are unable to match you with a roommate, you will not be charged an additional fee.
Our accommodations are carefully chosen based on a convenient location, a nice atmosphere and sometimes, extra amenities such as a pool. You will find some hotels with a special character, for example in India, where we have selected several former palaces. In Africa, you will stay occasionally in charming lodges in beautiful places. On camping trips you can experience camping in the wild in the most famous parks, such as the Serengeti or the Kalahari with only a canvas between you and the wildlife. There is nothing like experiencing these parks under the stars.
We offer comfortable, conveniently located, lodgings, some with pools. Some have a particular charm or feature. Sometimes we might stay a night or two in more primitive surroundings, a stilt house, or a Bedouin tent.
Djoser has everything arranged in advance in the country of destination. We travel from place to place with our own, well-maintained bus, equipped with air conditioning, where needed. We can always stop to stretch our legs, to check out a nice market or a beautiful village. A country must not only be experienced through the windows of a bus! Once at a location you will use local transportation; rickshaw, tuk tuk or caleche. These are wonderful ways to get an overview of a new city and life on the streets. In several countries we travel by night train or boat. In those cases you travel while you sleep.
Some distances we cover by plane. For example we take a comfortable fright from Kathmandu to Delhi rather than traveling two full days in the bus. Also in Malaysia and other huge countries such as Argentina, Brazil and Australia we will take time-saving, domestic flights.
On safari you have the choice of a lodge accommodated trip, or you can choose the camping option (with several nights in hotels). Several of our campgrounds are located on the same properties as the lodges and offer things such as a bar or snack bar, swimming pool and bathhouse facilities. We pitch our spacious dome tents under the shade trees. On a few nights we pitch our tents in the game parks in a wilder setting. These are unforgettable nights under the stars in a more spartan setting with a simple latrine. But throughout the camping portion of our trip, our local cooks prepare wonderful meals for our groups.
For most camping trips in Africa we use specially-built safari trucks. They are large, robust trucks that can handle the bumpy, unpaved roads. They have comfortable seats and you sit high so you always have great visibility.
• Train ride to Machu Picchu in Peru
• Hike on a glacier in Patagonia
• Ride camels in the desert in Morocco
• Walk in the Hobbit’s footsteps in New Zealand
• See Australia and New Zealand, in one trip!
Most of our group tours are guided by a Dutch tour guide who speaks Dutch and English The tour guides work closely with our local agents. They are responsible for the organizational and technical aspects of the trip. They are not lecturers. Their extensive travel experience and expertise gives added value to our trips. A careful and comprehensive training lays the foundation for their preparation. In many countries we also have the assistance of an experienced local guide. Some trips are accompanied by a local (English speaking) tour guide. This is indicated in the respective country information. On our private trips, we use the services of local guides.
The Local Representative
In all countries, we work with a reputable, experienced local agent. Many of our agents have worked with Djoser for 20 years or more. They know their region like the back of their hands and help us to put together special programs. Our local agent arranges our hotel and transportation far in advance of the trip. The local agent also looks after the affairs of Djoser groups and keeps in touch with the tour guide, so that in the event of an emergency the are quick to assist and advise.
Djoser is committed to sustainable tourism globally. We support the local economies by working together with local agents worldwide. The Djoser organization, has partnered with UNICEF for 20 years to champion a number of children's projects. In short, we travel consciously and take into account people, nature and culture.
Djoser B.V. the parent organization has for many years worked with UNICEF on the United Nations Children's Fund. Using a voluntary contribution on the customer booking form, this is doubled by Djoser, every year and funds are earmarked for local development projects that contribute to the welfare of the local population. Last year Djoser donated funds for a project in Mozambique. Donations in the next year were directed to projects in Nepal.
The Djoser Team
Djoser Inc. has operated in the United States since 1998 servicing North American clients. Lucette "Luke" Neal and Simon Pilkes at the helm for North American operations. We offer our tours in cooperation with Djoser, B.V. in the Netherlands, who have been in operation since 1985 (see staff above). Our land agents, from around the world, meet with us each year at the Djoser headquarters, in Leiden, in the Netherlands. We share close bonds with these partners as many have worked with Djoser for over twenty years. Because of this , there is a consistency in the quality and adherence to trip quality and philosophy no matter where you travel with us around the globe.
A successful journey begins with good information in advance. In our Terms & Conditions you read what you can expect, how to book a trip, and travel terms and conditions.