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The best boutique travel companies in Singapore to support once we can travel again

From faraway lands to our own backyard, book a tour with these companies

Dewi Nurjuwita
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Dewi Nurjuwita
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We don't know about you, but we sure have missed international travel. And now that we can VTL to numerous countries, things are finally looking up! Not sure where to go or what to do? Look to Singapore-based boutique travel companies that organise curated tours to exotic destinations both in the region and beyond. Hey, there are even some organising tours in our backyard. 

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Blue Sky Escapes
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Blue Sky Escapes

Founded by ex-lawyer Krystal Tan, Blue Sky Escapes is a boutique travel company that crafts immersive and personal journeys to faraway lands. Think Peru, Bhutan, Mongolia, and parts of China and Southeast Asia. By booking a trip with Blue Sky Escapes, you'll get to experience once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as a nomadic migration across the Mongolian steppe with Mongolian Kazakh families and a trek across Bhutan. 

blueskyescapes.co

Anywhr
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Anywhr

For those who absolutely hate travel planning, let Anywhr be your travel experts. The trip planning company tailor-makes your holidays according to unique preferences, so you're not going to get your run-of-the-mill itinerary. All you have to do is complete a travel quiz to share your preferences, and a Trip Curator will work out the details with you.

The best part? Anywhr will make all the bookings – from local activities to restaurant reservations and transfers – for you. Itinerary prices start from $25 per day of travel, not inclusive of airfare and other additional charges.

www.anywhr.co

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Amala Destinations
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Amala Destinations

Amala Destinations was born out of a deep wish to create special journeys to Bhutan. The boutique travel company is made up of a small group of seasoned travel experts that design profound journeys for the new generation of world travellers to off-the-beaten-path destinations in Bhutan, Asia, Africa and Europe.

You get to travel in absolute luxury too, as the company partners with sustainable, high-end hotels and resorts like COMO Hotels and Resorts and Aman to create an unforgettable experience for its customers. 

amaladestinations.com

Oriental Travel & Tours
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Oriental Travel & Tours

If you're not planning to travel overseas anytime soon, go on a curated tour at home instead. Focusing on unique, heritage-focused tours in Singapore, Oriental Travel & Tours takes you to hidden gems and exploring underrated spots in Singapore that you can't find in travel guide books. The company's privately guided tour programs include the Food Tour, History Tour, Cultural Tour to Authentic Local experiences Tour, Oriental Travel and Tours. 

Feeling adventurous? Sign up for the 'Creepy Tales of Singapore' tour, where you'll explore the creepy sites around town (including a cemetery) and hear stories about World War II in Singapore.

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My Community
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My Community

Think you truly know Singapore? My Community might just prove you wrong. The non-profit organisation organises tours to lesser-known neighbourhoods such as Queenstown, Alexandra, Telok Blangah and Tanglin Halt to capture and preserve community stories. In doing so, My Community also introduces both locals and tourists to a side of Singapore that's not usually seen in travel guides.

mycommunity.org.sg

Kayak Fishing Fever
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Kayak Fishing Fever

Here's one at home for the outdoor lovers. Kayak Fishing Fever organises fishing trips on the leg-powered Hobie fishing kayak to the best fishing locations in Singapore – from mangroves to Sentosa. All you need to bring is your hat, sunscreen and enthusiasm. Rates start at $199 for four hours. 

fever.sg

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Eighth Wave
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Eighth Wave

Eighth Wave is a boutique travel company that creates experiential, inspirational and seamless travel and event services. Book a trip with the team and book your curated itinerary to destinations like Bhutan, Laos, Mongolia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. Embark on a journey to explore majestic landscapes of Ninh Binh, stay overnight on the edge of Van Long Wetlands, travel on the famous Reunification Express and more. 

8th-wave.com

Sideways.sg
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Sideways.sg

Get reacquainted with Singapore from a different vantage point – on lovingly restored vintage sidecars. Sideways.sg has various unique tours from the Crazy Rich Asians Insta Tour with Cocktail Making Workshop to Capitol Singapore & Chijmes Sidecar Civic District Tour. 

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