Blue Parallel Difference

1. Insider Access Experiences

Our tailor-made journeys in Latin America and the Mediterranean combine the themes of luxury and adventure travel. A Blue Parallel team travels year-round throughout our destinations, seeking the most intriguing insider access experiences and developing invaluable relationships with esteemed scholars, acclaimed artists, directors of historical and natural landmarks, Olympic athletes, renowned chefs, and others, as well as with local leaders in politics and business.

Some examples of unique, private experiences offered by Blue Parallel:

Latin America

  • Private concert by musicians from the famous Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Kayak the Beagle Channel with an Olympic athlete in Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Meet renowned artists in their private studios or homes throughout Metropolitan cities of Latin America
  • Stargazing with an astronomer in the Atacama Desert, Chile
  • Learn about survival techniques in the Amazon
  • Aerial sightseeing over restricted Mayan sites in the Yucatan, Mexico
  • Exclusive access to the Presidential palace in Lima, Peru

Mediterranean

  • Private helicopter transfer to your exclusive desert camp in the Sahara Desert, Morocco
  • Private Villa at a 5000-acre estate surrounded by olive trees with access to an intimate 6-mile beachfront in Corsica, France
  • Exclusive private access to UNESCO World Heritage Site Alhambra in Granada, Spain
  • Exclusive private tour of the majestic Hagia Sofia monument of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Private luxury yachting around the Cyclades Islands, Greece
  • Learn about the ancient art form of Turkish rug weaving from silk worms in Turkey

2. White Glove Service

Each travel group is assigned a dedicated team composed of a personal travel expert in our offices, and a personal host in each destination. In addition, a "behind the scenes" logistical expert is staffed on each trip in order to monitor every step of the journey. The team is on call 24hrs a day during a trip. This level of coordination ensures that our travelers have a worry-free experience, and the flexibility to change the program while they are traveling if need be.

- Personal Travel Expert: From the initial call with Blue Parallel, each travel group is assigned a personal travel expert who knows first-hand the destinations of interest. He/She will then create a unique, custom-made itinerary that matches the preferences and specific profile of each traveler. Our personal travel experts serve our travelers before, during, and after their journey.

- Personal on-site host: Upon arrival in any given destination, each travel group is greeted by their assigned personal host. Our hosts are bilingual, highly educated, and members of the local community. They fulfill many functions - concierge, translator, VIP assistant, troubleshooter, and local insider. Like a best friend abroad, their personal insights are invaluable. They are intimately involved in the planning process before our travelers arrive, and work closely with a team of local expert guides and personal drivers, esteemed scholars, to ensure our journeys are truly exceptional.

3. Privacy

Whether it is staying at an exclusive pavilion with your private infinity pool and breathtaking views, chartering a yacht in the Galapagos Islands, exclusive private access to historical monuments such as the Alhambra of Spain or the Hagia Sophia of Turkey, a private ice trekking expedition on the Perito Moreno Glacier, or even taking a private train to the Devil's Throat at Iguassu Falls, Blue Parallel will always strive to create exclusive experiences of a lifetime. You will not have to wait in lines or stand in crowds when traveling with us.

4. Cater to the Upper Echelon of Luxury Travelers

Blue Parallel's journeys are catered to a select clientele-individuals and families, who are short on time, high on life, and who are used to traveling in style. Our travelers are interested in exploring the world's most spectacular natural and cultural destinations through in-depth insider access and private experiences, all customized to each client's profile.

5. Footprint throughout Latin America and in the Mediterranean

Blue Parallel's repertoire of offerings throughout Latin America and the Mediterranean basin provides our travelers a one-stop shop for multi-country vacations with unwavering quality and services from country to country. With the constant upkeep of our product's value and consistency throughout our destinations, travelers can combine various destinations easily with Blue Parallel, with the guarantee of a worry-free, seamless experience.

6. Blue Parallel Villas

Blue Parallel has an exclusive collection of 20+ private villas in 5 Latin American countries, all hand-selected and fully-serviced by a dedicated Blue Parallel team. For more information on these properties, please refer to: www.bpvillas.com

7. Family Friendly Adventures

Blue Parallel's tailor-made service ensures that all members of the family will have a distinctive and adventurous journey. Our multi-generational journeys offer unique child-friendly experiences such as guided visits to chocolate shops, where you can learn the art of candy making from professional chocolatiers before trying your hand at making scrumptious chocolates and candies. Other activities include treasure hunts in spectacular natural settings; polo lessons at an authentic estancia; "planasub" snorkeling off a tropical island; fishing for beginners on a traditional pointu in Corsica, and horseback riding on a private ranch. Our expert guides and hosts ensure all guests are properly outfitted for any adventure activity, and are continually supervised by English-speaking professional guides. We can also provide English-speaking childcare and nighttime babysitting for young children upon request.

Blue Parallel can arrange simultaneous programs that enable each family member to pursue their individual hobby, passion or interest to the fullest, and then come together in the evening to share their experiences over a gourmet dinner or in front of a cozy, warm fireplace.

8. Best of Both Worlds - US-Based Company with a Strong Local Presence

As a fully insured US-based tour operator with regional operations offices, our travelers benefit from the best of both worlds. On your trip with Blue Parallel, wherever that may be, you will enjoy the convenience of having Blue Parallel on-site staff in each destination who will provide your party with 24/7 white glove concierge service, and impeccable local expertise throughout your journey. Having such brilliant teams throughout our destinations allows us to know everything there is to know about our products and to provide you with the best available options for your experience.

9. Expertise

The Blue Parallel team consists of an international group of young professionals who collectively speak 8 languages and have lived in over a dozen countries around the world. They travel year-round to Latin America and the Mediterranean to discover new destinations and unforgettable experiences for Blue Parallel clients. Our team’s insider expertise reinforces the company’s level of white glove service, attention, and quality. Over the years since its inception in 2003, this team of experts has hosted numerous celebrities, dignitaries, and Fortune 500 CEOs, resulting in many awards from the travel industry’s most prestigious publications.