Globalization and technology have led to the homogenization of your life, and now you crave locally made and authentic experiences. Contrived, packaged tourism is not for you.


Locals are! Locals are the ultimate shopping deal hunters, they know the best local winemakers, can organise gondola lessons in Venice and pastry-making in France. They have those connections. Travel is not just about seeing the Eiffel Tower or the Colosseum. It’s about learning how to make homemade Tuscan cuisine, tiramisu or balsamic vinegar, meeting the winemakers and chefs, or biking secret local's trails.

Siamo creates and links extra-ordinary experiences, with ‘approved’ local guides, for independent people. We take all the headaches out of independent experiential travel, provide guidance when needed, but stay at arms length to give you independence. We give you flexibility to do your own thing, and not to be with people you don't know, or connect you with real locals (with like-minded values to you) when needed for authentic, off the beaten track, journeys and adventures that can’t be found in Guide Books or on Trip Advisor.

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We are Travel Redefined

Siamo is relaxed hassle-free small group guided travel amongst the most interesting and best local locations in NZ & Europe

At Siamo we pride ourselves in delivering an exceptional travel experience who's very ethos is defined by 'doing', not just 'seeing'. We are passionate about sharing everything 'local', from the most memorable food and wine experiences to sweeping landscapes and cultural immersion.

By specialising in real quintessential experiences anchored in emotive small group travel, we can take you where you'll see more locals than tourists and be an essential part of the experience - not just part of the wallpaper!

Your Hosts have been chosen because they are passionate about travel, about exploring, and about food and wine. And most importantly, they are passionate about sharing their local travel knowledge with you. It’s not just a job - it’s a way of living. Although you are on a 'trip' Siamo is designed to give you a large degree of independence and flexibility. We are not into dragging you around as a big group on a bus. That is why we use local transport such as trains on our European Journeys.  On our adventure trips (Skiing and Biking) we are in constant contact via phones (text, emails, calls and What's App) giving you the independence to do what you want but having a friendly local always close by for a bit of advice, guidance or a meet up.

Although we always have a schedule in mind we are flexible to change our days as circumstances allow. For example, often on our Adventure ski trips the legs are a bit tired or the wine at lunch too good so groups might elect to dwell over a longer lunch at one of the many "refugios" (awesome mountain restaurants). On our Journeys it is often possible to spend a bit longer in a town and take a later train simply because we are having too good a time wandering the shops or lazing by the pool.


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