Custom Packages

Our Custom Packages are tailor-made trips for families who want to travel to a destination that is not currently offered as one of our Premade Packages or who want more value for their money when traveling. They allow you to give more input into what you want see, do, and spend, and they allow us to have more flexibility in booking accommodations and activities that are just right for your family and your budget.

We plan your trip for you in three easy steps:

  1. You fill out a 5-minute online form, and we follow up with additional questions or clarifications.

  2. We create your travel guide, which you review.

  3. You receive your final mobile-friendly travel guide. Upon your approval, we book the necessary reservations.

What’s included:

Travel guide

Our travel guide includes a curated activity list for your specific travel needs. We will research and recommend age-appropriate activities, tours, museums, and must-see sights, along with the best days and times to visit them. If you approve, we can also book advance tickets for you.

We realize that all families travel at different paces and that every day is different; therefore, we do not map out daily schedules with specific times and places to be. We will instead simply give you a guide so you can go where you want, when you want. Restaurant recommendations can be provided for an additional price; see Add ons below.


Our services include researching and booking accommodations for you. Note that accommodations could include hotels, Airbnbs, bed & breakfasts, or something else! We can be creative when working with a smaller budget!

Ground transportation

We will also research and book appropriate ground transportation for you based on your budget, preferences, and destination. Ground transportation could be a rental car, train, hired van and driver, or a full itinerary without cars (or car seats).



We charge a flat fee for our travel planning services. Contact us for a quote based on your specific trip or see below for an estimate.

planning fee

Research and recommendations only, no reservations: Starting at $250 (USD) per week of travel for 4 people

All inclusive; research and reservations made on your behalf: Starting at $300 (USD) per week of travel for 4 people

Both options include our signature travel guide.

add ons

We also offer a variety of other services as needed for an additional fee. This is not an exhaustive list by any means! Think of us as your personal travel assistant―if you think of something you need, chances are we can handle it for you.

  • Flight research (no booking)

  • Baby gear rental (strollers, high chairs, cribs) delivered to your lodging

  • On-site photography booking

  • Playground map

  • Hiring a reputable babysitter

  • Visa research and application

  • Restaurant recommendations

Planning fee: Starting at $25/item

Note that these prices are estimates and subject to change based on your specific travel needs. Please message us for a free, no-obligation quote.

Not ready to commit?

Are you thinking about your next trip but just don’t know where to start or how much the trip will cost? Are you interested in having Third Culture Travel plan your trip for you, but aren’t sure if it’s worth the planning fee?

For 30% of the planning fee for your trip, we will put together an estimate of how much your trip will cost if planned by Third Culture Travel and an accompanying itinerary outline that will help you decide if and where you want to go.

Upon review, if you decide to move forward with having us fully research and book your trip, the 30% fee will be applied towards your total planning fee, and we will then create a Custom Package for you. If not, the 30% fee is non-refundable, but you can keep the information we provided and use it to inform your travel decisions.

We know we can save you time and money through our in-depth, budget-conscious, and creative research; message us to see how we can help you!