The Micato Classic Safari Collection abounds with incomparable luxury Safari options for solo travelers, groups, couples, and families. Whether you want to explore a specific country, celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or graduation, or indulge a particular interest, we offer fabulous choices. And please note that any of the Classic Safaris can easily be converted into a Private Classic safari exclusively for your family or friends.
Some of our favorite safari itineraries include:
The Micato Grand Safari (15 days door-to-door service) - The grand, glamourous, unabashedly luxurious safaris are central to East Africa’s heritage as one of the world’s most desired destinations. This Grand Safari is Micato’s homage to those old and romantic days, to their indulgent and exquisite grace.
The Hemingway Wing Safari (14 days door-to-door service). - The unforgettable highlights of Kenya and Tanzania.
The Tanzania Spectacular (10 days door-to-door service). - Ok, we know many of you are busy in your work and family lives, and time is precious. And so we offer this safari to three major contributors to the East African mystique: the classic game lands of Tarangire, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the fabled Serengeti - all in a mere but marvelous 10 days.
OK, yes, this is just the tip of the African iceberg, yet each of these adventures will deliver unforgettable experiences and life-long memories. Get in touch with us today to choose the African adventure of your dreams.
We're just back from a month long trip to Europe. Our first stop was in southern Italy, arriving in Naples, visiting the fascinating ruins of Pompeii, enjoying the luxury of Capri, the lively city of Sorrento, and the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. This renowned region of Italy offers something for everyone; from ultraluxury hotels, dining, and yachting, to laid back resorts and beaches, wine tasting, and strolling ancient streets to take in the art and shops. Want the details so we can begin planning your trip? September and October are prime months. Let's get started.
After a smooth fifty minute ferry ride from Naples, we arrived on the renowned island of Capri, where our Jumeirah partners met us, and drove us up the mountain to the spectacular Capri Palace. Class and luxurious the Capri Palace is much more than just a hotel, it is an experience within a special destination. Surrounded by pristine beauty, it feels like an oasis in the heart of the Mediterranean, nested in Anacapri, the highest location of the Island, and just ten minutes from the super chic town of Capri. Beautiful suites with balconies present a stunning ocean over the inviting swimming pool. The Two MIchelin-starred restaurant, L'Olivio, is an unforgettable experience all it's own with impeccable service, food that combines unique flavors and art, and a wine list you could read for days. Then you have the glamorous 'll Riccio Restaurant and Beach Club where you need to keep an eye out for the rich and famous in for lunch off their yachts. Amazing seafood here, and one of the most incredible dessert parlors on earth. And of course, a fabulous wellness spa and gym to balance out the irresistible food and wine.
We decided to make a day of our transfer from Capri to Sorrento. First the ferry, then our private driver met us (driving in this area is crazy, best to have a driver) and gave us an orientation of the the large bay that stretches from Naples, past Pompeii and a section of the wine country before curving around toward Sorrento. Our first stop was a wonderful local winery for lunch accompanied by a splendid wine pairing. Then off to Pompeii, where we met our private guide, and spent two hours in the ancient city, destroyed by the eruption, then found and painstakingly resorted. Also incredible to see how the eruption filled in the land and pushed the sea back from the city for miles. And fascinating to see the private homes filled with art, bakeries, shops, restaurants, and streets so perfectly laid-out, which made it possible to imagine the life the people lived at the time.
We really enjoyed the lively vibe of Sorrento and staying at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is a pure pleasurer. Depending on your suite location you can overlook the beautiful orange groves, or enjoy amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Vesuvius. Large pool and pool bar, Michelin-starred restaurant, soothing spa, and an elevator to take you down to the hotel's private beach. Walk out the front door and you're in Sorrento's main square, and from there you can walk in any direction for find local artisan shops, name brand shopping, casual restaurants and pizzerias, or fine dining options galore. And if you like gelato, you'll be in heaven each evening strolling along and trying to decide which enticing shop to order from. The answer is Raki. You'll have to wait in line but it's worth it. Sorrento is also the perfect place to stay to explore the entire Amalfi coast by boat, preferably, or if you want to stay on the coast, our recommendation is the Caruso, Belmond Amalfi Coast in Ravello. The sea views are ridiculous, and your out of the fray during the day, then at night you can head down to Amalfi and Positano for more leisurely shopping and fine dining with the best Italian wines.
OK, Italy was fantastic, but next up is Mallorca, Spain. Stay tuned. And get in touch soon so we can start planning your trip.
We just returned from the Amazing Maldives where we enjoyed unique and spectacular Indian Ocean resorts ideal for romance, active adventures, and family vacations.
COMO Maalifushi, true barefoot luxury, ideal for fly fishing and surfing enthusiasts, diving with whale sharks, and a haven for family vacations.
Need ideas? How about Sun Sand and Adventure activities in The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos, or in the Dominican Republic? Culture, food and wine, and sparking beaches in Portugal, Spain, or Greece? Fly fishing and natural splendor in Iceland and Argentina? Or choose a special resort location to relax in luxury like JOALI in the Maldives, Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles, The Conrad in Punta Mita, Mexico, or a stunning private villa or home from Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes.
We are on the pulse of the top destinations worldwide and we have state-of-the-art technology that provides the best availability and rates in real time. And most importantly, we will continue to be your advocate should any unforeseen circumstances arise during your travels. We are always here for you.
The world is yours for the taking once again! Let’s plan something unforgettable together. Visit our website at www.tightlooptravel.com
Argentina & Chile - South American spring and summer is coming! Time for world-class fly-fishing, adventure, and renowned food and wine.
Enjoy a feast for all your senses in Argentina and Chile - Great value for those seeking laid-back comfort, vibrant cultures, award-winning wines, unique active adventures, and magnificent natural splendors such as Iguazu Falls and the glaciers of El Calafate and Torres del Paine in southern Patagonia. Argentina and Chile are natural wonders, waiting to be explored. You dream it. We create it.
TLT Signature Outfitters Argentina - Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego - Fly fish for super-charged trout in the best rivers and lakes with the top guides. Experience the Malleo, Chimehuin, Collon Cura, Alumine, Medio Limay, Rivadavia, Chubut, Rio Pico, Rio Grande, Rio Menendez, and more. Eat, sleep, drink, relax in comfort and enjoy adventure activities in fine Argentinean style. Most adventures begin in Buenos Aires, San Martin de Los Andes, Bariloche, Esquel or Rio Grande, but we can customize your journey to suit your chosen itinerary.
TLT Signature Outfitters Chile - Lake District, Patagonia, Torres del Paine - Fly fish for wild trout and salmon in the best rivers and lakes with the top guides. Experience the Puelo, Futaleufu, Yelcho, Palena, Rosselot, Figueroa, Simpson, Paloma, Cisnes, and Serrano, plus a myriad of other remote streams and lakes. We accommodate your fishing style -- dries, nymphs, streamers -- and we enjoying teaching beginners. There's no better place to learn and get hooked on fly fishing. Eat, sleep, drink, relax in comfort and style and enjoy authentic Chilean adventure activities. Most trips begin in Santiago, Puerto Montt, or Punta Arenas, but we can customize your trip to match your chosen itinerary.
Awasi Atacama, Chile - Relais & Chateaux
An exclusive experience, and a spectacular base for exploring the desert’s otherworldly environs. Relax in one of twelve suites; each with a private patio with an outdoor shower and solarium, and abundant open space. Each room is assigned a four-wheel-drive vehicle and a private professional guide to accompany you on all-inclusive outings to the area’s volcanoes, geysers, and dry salt lakes. You set your own schedule each day with your guide. And the cuisine? Spectacular!
explora Patagonia, Chile - Hotel Salto Chico
Set within Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the lodge offers unique access to experience the natural wonders on foot, or on horseback – try one of the more than 40 adventures with bilingual guides. Guest rooms feature native furnishings and captivating views. Swim in the heated pool, enjoy a massage, and dine on local dishes, such as lamb, crab, and fresh fish. Explora programs customize your experience from beginning to end.
Mendoza, Argentina - Land of Sun and Wine - A TLT Signature Destination
Mendoza boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year and one of the world’s most remarkable wine country experiences, with stunning Andes landscapes, a variety of high-quality wineries and vineyards, and a myriad of activities and attractions that beckon to be explored. And the city is an exciting blend of parks and plazas, fine restaurants, shops, art fares, outdoor markets, and vibrant nightlife. Our local team of wine guides, concierges, hosts and gauchos will take care of you. We customize all itineraries to match your desires, and use our 20+ years of experience to set you up with unique experiences only locals can provide.
Fly-fishing time is here in the Northern Hemisphere, from Iceland to Alaska to the U.S. West and points in-between.
Spring is here in the Northern Hemisphere and fabulous fly- fishing options abound. Let's book your adventure now!
The fishing season started in Iceland on April 1st and it's safe to say that we're off to a flying start. This time of year we're focused on the sea run brown trout at Tungufljót, Vatnamót, Fossálar, Skaftá, Ásgarður, Jónskvísl and Grenlækur. The fish have been really healthy and we've been catching some absolute monsters. One in particular, a 98 cm male from Skaftá Ásgarður, caught by our friend and guide, Maros Zatko.
Although we're in sea trout wonderland these days, there's also big things brewing at Lake Thingvallavatn. Very big things! As you probably know, Lake Thingvallavatn holds some absolute monsters and has long become famous for those huge ice-age brown trout. We're happy to report that after a cold spring, they've started eating flies! Kárastaðir Beat has been pretty active, and anglers have been netting some beautiful fish. Villingavatnsárós Beat 3A got off to a slow start, but the last dew days things have been going a bit crazy. How about a day at Beat 3A where you land upwards of 20 fish. And we're not talking about your run-off-the-mill brown trout. We're talking monster trout!
We offer day guided trips out of Reykjavik, and packages that include accommodations in the best areas of the Highlands, and around the country for large Arctic char, sea-run browns and brown trout, plus Atlantic Salmon season begins in June and runs to the end of September. Plus gorgeous sightseeing and adventure options are available to combine with your fishing. For more information email Stephen, or give him a call: +1 307-690-7472.
Our Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone area guide services feature full and half day floats, overnight glamping float trips, walk-in wade trips, classes, clinics and private lessons. We fish the Snake River, the Green and New Fork Rivers, the rivers and lakes of the Greater Yellowstone area, the South Fork, the Henry's Fork, and a myriad of other lakes, streams, and private spring creeks.
Season: Memorial Day through October
Suitable for: Anglers of all ability levels and their non-angling friends and loved ones.
What's Included? We customize all packages and day trips to meet your needs.
Accommodations range from luxury hotels like Amangani and Four Seasons Resort, to private homes, spacious condos, intimate B&Bs, and small hotels and inns.
Not Included: Determined by the customized fishing and lodging options you choose. If you have already planned your trip, we can book just your guided fishing.
Optional Activities: Golf, tennis, hiking, camping, backpacking, biking, windsurfing, kayaking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, mountain climbing, shopping, fine dining, lively nightlife and more! We offer a complete concierge service to book any activity. Let's get started!
Pricing: We listen to you, then design your ideal vacation. We will provide detailed itineraries and price quotes based on your input.
Plan your trip - Please contact Stephen or Kim to learn more, and to begin your travel planning journey.
Season: Mid-June through September.
Suitable for: Anglers of all ability levels. Alaska is a great place to learn to fly-fish, where you'll be spoiled right off the bat.
What's Included? We customize all packages, including stop-overs in Anchorage, and add-on adventures to meet your needs.
Accommodations: range from luxury lodges to upscale tent camps. Some of our favorite lodges include: Enchanted Lake Lodge, Royal Wolf Lodge, Crystal Creek Lodge, Mission Lodge, and Alaska West, among others. NOTE: Availability is very tight at these lodges, and anglers often book a year or more in advance. Returning anglers often rebook their same week before they leave on their current trip. Let us know your preferred dates, or date options, and we'll give you the options at lodges where there is availability.
Not Included: Determined by the customized fishing and lodging options you choose. Air fares to and from your hometown to Anchorage. some lodges include flights from Anchorage to the lodge. For others, we arrange the flights and there is an additional charge.
Optional Activities: Fun and easy to add on adventures to your fishing. Trips to Denali National Park, to Brooks Lake for bear watching, plus hiking, biking and sea kayaking. Let's get started!
Pricing: Based on the lodge you choose. We will provide detailed itineraries and price quotes.
Plan your trip - Please contact Stephen or Kim to learn more, and to begin your travel planning journey.
ANGUILLA - Four Seasons Resort and Residences -
In the Caribbean’s culinary capital, this chic modern destination is ideal for pool relaxation, lively water sports and exotic dining in four unique restaurants. Take a stroll on two of Anguilla's best beaches and indulge in a variety of spa treatments.
Have a sundowner cocktail while soaking in the infinity pool at the Sunset Lounge. It’s one of the best spots on the island to experience the magnificent Anguilla sunset.
LOS CABOS AT COSTA PALMAS™
Four Seasons Resort - The all-new ultra-luxury resort is situated in Baja’s undiscovered East Cape on two miles of pristine beachfront. Home to the first Four Seasons private marina and renowned restaurant estiatorio Milos, the Resort evokes a modern elegance while embracing a deep connection to the local Mexican culture. Just 45 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and a world away from the Cabo crowds, you can enjoy five dining options, a sports complex and fitness center, six expansive pools and the Oasis Spa and Wellness Centre. Fill each day with swimming, snorkeling, golf and desert adventures. Or just do nothing at all.
NEVIS, WEST INDIES - Four Seasons Resort
Fresh from recent resort-wide renovations, the resort embodies a fresh take on a timeless Caribbean experience. On an unspoiled island, the resort is a spirited and soulful haven where both serenity and adventure can be pursued endlessly. With 189 rooms and suites and more than 50 luxury villas, there is something for everyone. Enjoy three infinity-edge pools, six restaurants and bars, complimentary nonmotorized water sports, and the Kids For All Seasons program for ages 3-9. Along with a relaxing spa and an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., take part in the award-winning tennis program by Peter Burwash International.
PUNTA MITA, MÉXICO - Four Seasons Resort
Water enthusiasts can’t believe their good fortune at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. The casita-style resort features 177 guest rooms and 31 private villas, and is located on Bahía de Banderas, one of the world’s largest natural bays. Discover resort family programs; enjoy some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and whale watching on the planet. There’s also plenty to do on land: Golfers have their pick of two Jack Nicklaus-designed courses (the Pacifico course has the world’s only natural island green). Play tennis, ride horseback on the beach, or prepare your own tequila blend with the Cultural Concierge.
Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa, Lagoa, Portugal - Casually elegant rooms, suites, and villas are scattered about this resort to provide guests with the ultimate privacy. After a signature treatment at the Spa by Sisley Paris, snorkeling off the resort's yacht, or a six-course tasting at the two-Michelin starred Ocean, if you feel like a bit more pampering, simply let a butler chauffeur you back to your suite in a golf buggy. No request is too large or small at this unapologetically plush cliffside resort in the Algarve, which offers direct access to the beach and something for everyone, including golf, water sports, 10 dining venues, and a phenomenal kids’ playground.
Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort - Mykonos, Greece - Located on a private peninsula, this exceptional retreat offers a range of elegantly appointed rooms and suites, as well as exclusive two to six-bedroom villas, complete with their own pools and butler service. It's also the only resort on the island with a private beach exclusively for guest use, along with a small marina for speed boat services to get you around the island. Enjoy the famous nearby Buddha-Bar Beach scene, and Michelin-starred Jason Atherton’s first restaurant in the Mediterranean. Santa Marina invites you to savor the glamorous lifestyle of Mykonos in the island’s most fashionable and sophisticated setting. Just 10 minutes from Mykonos Town.
Stephen and Kim Vletas
Fly-fishing, skiing, and adventure travel aficionados.