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Shanti Travel

For over 12 years, we have provided our guests with the opportunity to discover new lands and cultures all across Asia, thanks to our Travel Expert’s wealth of knowledge and local expertise.

With offices in New Delhi, Pondicherry, Colombo, Kathmandu, Rangoon, Bali and Hanoi; Shanti Travel is local to the destinations you want to travel to, offering authentic and bespoke holidays and tours to over 22 destinations across Asia.

Shanti Travel is about providing our guests with bespoke holidays to Asia, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Our values below are what make us stand out from the crowd.

Expertise
We are local to your destination

We are a team of over 90 Travel Experts based in our destinations for 365 days a year, with countless years of travel experience and over 12 years of local expertise. We share and continuously update our favourite spots, top tips and the best places to visit.

Passion
We are world travellers

Our team is made up of people just like you: we are curious travellers looking for new experiences, unusual discoveries and authentic encounters. We love to travel and explore new regions in Asia, which is why we love our jobs. Let us share with you our passion for travel and explore the roads of Asia together.

Tailor-made
We make your dream holidays a reality

Our Travel Experts based in Asia will design your holiday especially for you to not only meet but exceed your expectations, making your travel dreams a reality. Trek day and night along the foothills of the Himalayas; last-minute honeymoon; meeting the forgotten tribes from Indonesia… Whatever your dream is, let’s make it a reality.

Reliable
We are there to meet you on arrival

We believe that authentic travel experiences come from journeys that are led by a human face, encouraging beautiful encounters, special moments and cultural exchanges. Above all, as a local travel agency, we see ourselves as a facilitator for meetings with your Travel Expert, drivers, guides and most importantly, with the locals who open the doors of their countries to you.

Flexible
We are on call 24/7

We believe in 100% tailor-made travel that you can adjust whilst on your holiday, and is that flexibility that is key to a serene journey. We provide all our guests with a local SIM card upon arrival which allows you to contact your Travel Expert 24/7. Questions, advice or change of plans; we’re at your disposal.

Creative
We design your holiday with you

We pride ourselves on providing our guests with unique, tailor-made holidays that are packed with authentic experiences for you to treasure. Our Travel Experts work with you to design your bespoke holiday sprinkled with plenty of surprises to keep you on your toes.

Responsible
Our concept is local, our travel is sustainable

Deeply rooted in our beliefs is our commitment to promoting sustainable tourism and responsible travel. Our local concept sees us support the local economies to where our guests travel to, and our focus on authentic encounters helps preserve cultures and traditions.

Quality assurance
We are highly recommended by our guests

We are committed to providing our guests with only the highest quality tailor-made holidays in Asia. We train all our drivers and guides, visit all the hotels we offer and test out any activity that we recommend.

Competitive pricing
Our tailor-made holidays are low cost, high quality

Our local concept means we can offer our guests the most competitive pricing on the market, cutting out the middleman and avoiding unnecessary costs. We make sure that all accommodations and services we provide you with are of the highest quality and fairest price.

Shanti Travel guarantee
Shanti Travel puts your safety first

We understand how important it is for you and your family and friends to feel safe whilst travelling. We put our traveller’s safety first so you can be sure that the only surprises you will have whilst travelling with Shanti are the wonderful places you will visit and the kind people you will meet.

Featured trips & expertise

Komodo National Park Kayak Expedition - 6 Days

This is a truly unique expedition where we paddle our sea kayaks to some of the most remote beaches on earth, drifting over magnificent coral reefs, accessing little-visited coves and visit the only islands on Earth still inhabited by dragons, the famous Komodo dragon.

Recent Trip Reviews for Shanti Travel

Komodo and padar tour, Indonesia - Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2018

Traveler: Sam G. - Local specialist: Jessica Adriaansen

Our trip was amazing! From start to finish we were taken care of. Sharif and his crew were very friendly and their hospitality was great. Sharif was very knowledgable about the area, spotting Mantas, Dolphins and baby sharks! We had some enforced changes to our itinerary, as we were unable to see Padar island which was a disappointment, but we always had interesting places to go, snorkel and view the wildlife. The crew cooked us a banquet for every meal, so we never went hungry! The... read more

Our trip was amazing! From start to finish we were taken care of. Sharif and his crew were very friendly and their hospitality was great. Sharif was very knowledgable about the area, spotting Mantas, Dolphins and baby sharks! We had some enforced changes to our itinerary, as we were unable to see Padar island which was a disappointment, but we always had interesting places to go, snorkel and view the wildlife. The crew cooked us a banquet for every meal, so we never went hungry! The facilities were basic, but we had everything we needed.

The highlights of the trip were definitely the animals we saw. The Komodo dragons on Komodo island, swimming with Manta Rays at manta point and watching the flying foxes exodus in their millions against the backdrop of the sun setting were really special.

The 3 days on the boat were an amazing experience and we would both highly recommend it to anyone.

Java bali lombok flores and dragons, Indonesia - Aug 7 - Aug 22, 2018

Traveler: Phil T. - Local specialist: Jessica Adriaansen

Was an excellent trip, the guides on the ground were great, the communication in advance was very good. There were a few issues but aren't there always.

We have Yudi for a day I Yogyakarta , then Ovan for the rest of Java with Obbie driving and lastly Merta in Bali. Jessica was the initial contact and office based organizer.

The local guides had a deeper understanding of the best order to do things, when something should be busy or quieter - so whilst the things in a day were the same,... read more

Was an excellent trip, the guides on the ground were great, the communication in advance was very good. There were a few issues but aren't there always.

We have Yudi for a day I Yogyakarta , then Ovan for the rest of Java with Obbie driving and lastly Merta in Bali. Jessica was the initial contact and office based organizer.

The local guides had a deeper understanding of the best order to do things, when something should be busy or quieter - so whilst the things in a day were the same, the sequence in the day was shuffled by the local guides.

Highlights were the Ijen trek, the Kalibaru plantations and Jatiluwih rice terraces

Jessica Adriaansen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Phil,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us in Indonesia. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed your family trip and I hope you went back home with wonderful memories! :-)
We hope to see you soon again in Asia!

Sights and adventure, Indonesia - Mar 13 - Mar 23, 2018

Traveler: Corinne L. - Local specialist: Jessica Adriaansen

Thank you Kimkim and Shanti for creating the best honeymoon experience for us! It was an unforgettable experience and we have fallen in love with Bali and all its culture. Wayan was an excellent driver and we will always be grateful for him. He took us to many of his favorite local warungs and even ordered our food for us and made sure we were ok (when there was a language barrier with the staff). Our trip would not be the same without him!

Matthieu was also wonderful. During our meeting, he... read more

Thank you Kimkim and Shanti for creating the best honeymoon experience for us! It was an unforgettable experience and we have fallen in love with Bali and all its culture. Wayan was an excellent driver and we will always be grateful for him. He took us to many of his favorite local warungs and even ordered our food for us and made sure we were ok (when there was a language barrier with the staff). Our trip would not be the same without him!

Matthieu was also wonderful. During our meeting, he made sure we were comfortable with our program and reassured us that he would be there at any time if we had any issues down the road. I am highly allergic to mold, and our initial room at Abian Ayu was covered in it. My husband and I are very low maintenance when it comes to room arrangements, but there was no way I would've been able to be comfortable in that room. Alvin contacted Matthieu, and within a matter of minutes, the hotel staff apologized and made other arrangements for us.

The service at The Alena was absolutely incredible. We felt so welcome everywhere we went, and the staff even remembered our names.

Places we visited that stood out the most: our entire stay at Gili, Uluwatu Temple (used on our free day), and Tirta Gangga.

All in all a fantastic, memorable experience. Thank you for everything!

Jessica Adriaansen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear you had a great trip and fell in love with Bali. We know your honeymoon is very special and we are so glad you let us be a part of making your trip dreams come true.

We always do our best to pick quality drivers and it is great to hear that your driver Wayan was so helpful; we will be sure to let him know.

Sorry to hear about the mold, we apologize for any inconvenience it caused. As it is a tropical climate, we are... read more

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear you had a great trip and fell in love with Bali. We know your honeymoon is very special and we are so glad you let us be a part of making your trip dreams come true.

We always do our best to pick quality drivers and it is great to hear that your driver Wayan was so helpful; we will be sure to let him know.

Sorry to hear about the mold, we apologize for any inconvenience it caused. As it is a tropical climate, we are aware these issues can arise, therefore our Travel Specialists are always available to help address any issues like this, and it is good to hear that Matthieu and the hotel quickly remedied this for you. We always want you to be very comfortable with your accommodation and are happy you had very good service at The Alena.

We look forward to and hope you allow us to help plan your next trip to Asia. Welcome to the Shanti Family! & Happy Travels!