For Mai Journeys, travel is our passion and our absolute priority is to make certain that you have an unforgettable journey. From the avid traveller to the first-time wanderer, we are committed to providing you with an unforgettable and inspiring journey and ensuring your happiness and comfort throughout. From the moment you contact us, to after you return home, we will do everything to make certain your journey is without hiccups, and beyond what you had imagined or expected.
We are a small operator; we only take a limited number of clients on each of our Hosted Tours (6 – 10 Guests). Because of this, we get to know you: your interests, needs and passions very well. We work with some of the best operators around the world and this allows us to create incredible experiences that are unique and rarely offered elsewhere. You are given the chance to not only explore all the ‘must-see’ sites, but also all those gems that are off the tourist trail so you can see them through the eyes of local people.
So, why Mai Journeys? Well, because we offer amazing inspirational, immersive, and experiential travel for Women of all ages and because, unapologetically, our standards are high.
Our average group size is 6 – 10 guests. The maximum is 10, or 12 for very special departures.
Travel after Covid will look very different and we intend to keep our group sizes small so as to make our Guests feel more comfortable. Smaller Groups also mean a smaller footprint.
Our guests are generally mid 40’s to late 70’s. And we have also had women travel with us who are in their early 80’s! We have had mothers & daughters, friends, and sisters travel with us. If you fit, healthy and have a zest for life, we welcome you. It is quite a treat travelling with women of all ages, you learn something new every day! Some tours require a minimum level of fitness ie be able to walk for a reasonable length of time, sometimes on uneven ground, walk up a few flights of stairs. Our tours are not hard-core adventure, but some days out can be long and so energy is needed.
Each of our tours are priced on Twin Share Rooms and Single Rooms.
We understand a lot of our guests prefer to have space to themselves. If you opt for a Single Room, there is an additional single supplement fee.
When travelling alone a great way to keep your costs down is to share a room with another Guest so we do offer a ‘Willing to Share’ on a request basis.
We cannot guarantee that your roommate will be of a similar age group or personality, but it could see the start of a great friendship.
If we are unable to find you a roommate by the time of full tour payment, the single supplement will apply.
You will likely find that travel after Covid means Guests would prefer their own room or will already be sharing with a friend.
*Mai Journeys takes no responsibility for any mismatch of passengers and will not be liable for any additional charges incurred for changing room configuration while on tour.
Yes. Full & Comprehensive Travel Insurance is compulsory for all our Mai Journeys Tours, Escapes & Retreats. We offer competitive insurance premiums for Kiwi guests. You are welcome to source your own travel insurance but please ensure that you receive adequate coverage, particularly cancellation and medical cover. We will require a copy of your policy and your 24/7 emergency contact number. Mai Journeys will not take responsibility for any traveller who is found to have underinsured or has not insured any pre-existing adequately.
Requirements for travel visas vary widely depending on your nationality and your destination. If you do require a visa you can arrange them yourself according to your countries requirements or use the services of a travel agent or visa processing company
Perfect! We work with fabulous suppliers and can definitely assist with planning tour add-ons / extensions.
All our Hosted Tours, Escapes & Retreats are subject to minimum numbers. This number for us is 6 Guests. If a tour falls below this minimum number required, we reserve the right to offer the tour at a re-adjusted rate based on numbers travelling. If Mai Journeys cancels a tour due to lack of numbers, we will offer a refund or a transfer to another tour.
*Please note, if a tour is cancelled due to lack of numbers, Mai Journeys cannot assume any responsibility for additional costs relating to travel arrangements including travel insurance.
For privacy reasons we cannot provide you with advance details on your traveling companions. However, with Guests permission, we usually start a Messenger or What’s App group and invite those who want to introduce themselves. This works out well.
Most of our trips include airport arrival & departure transfers if on recommended flights. You can find this information in each of the trips.
We certainly can. We work very closely with Travelcom (New Zealand only) who book all our flights.
Absolutely. However, if your flight does not arrive / depart at the same time as our recommended group flights, then you will need to pay for your airport transfers separately. Also, in the event of a tour cancellation due to lack of numbers, Mai Journeys cannot take responsibility for costs relating to any independently made flight arrangements.
We will certainly do everything we can to cater for any dietary requirements, including vegetarians, vegans, and those with special dietary needs. You must let us know on booking if you have special requirements.
Our Cancellation policy & Booking Conditions information is available HERE.
All Guests must read and accept our Booking + Cancellation terms in order to join a Mai Journeys tour.