About Around The Sun

Around The Sun creates comfortable adventures and extraordinary experiences that connect travellers with local people.

Around The Sun utilises the knowledge and experience of Richard Everist and Lucrezia Migliore – and the expertise and services of a select group of Richard’s and Lucrezia’s trusted friends and colleagues.

Based on relationships forged through decades of working for Lonely Planet and Peregrine Adventures, and years spent living in various countries around the world, Richard and Lucrezia have joined forces with a small number of friends who operate the best local tour companies in the world.

Since 2011, Around The Sun and its carefully chosen tour companies have put together outstanding itineraries that provide some of the greatest travel experiences on the planet.

Over recent times, the travel industry has undergone massive change. Most well-known Australian, English and European travel companies have recently been bought by large multi-national companies. By contrast, Around The Sun is a family-owned, Australian company.

The big multi-nationals, which are driven solely by the imperative to deliver profits, are increasingly disinterested in working with the small, unacknowledged, local tour operators that originally helped build their businesses. They’re starting their own on-ground operations so they can maximise profits and control.

Around The Sun has a different perspective. We’re proud to work with privately-owned, independent, local tour operators. They happen to be our friends – but they are also the most knowledgeable, most experienced, and most responsible operators in the world. And they have track records to prove it.

Around The Sun only offers itineraries when we are completely confident we are putting travellers in the hands of outstanding tour-operating companies and people. We see selecting these outstanding people as one of the most important parts of our jobs.

Working with these local tour operators Around The Sun designs creative, itineraries based on our extensive knowledge of a destination. Our local operators coordinate all the bits and pieces that happen on the trips, including organising transfers, tours and activities, booking restaurants, and liaising with hotels.

Trip Manager Vs Travel Agent
Around The Sun is not a travel agent and does not book or sell airfares. We work closely with our partners, the local operators (destination management companies) who are based overseas and who actually provide all the local services.

Unless we have partnered with a travel agent, ATS does not include the cost of international airfares in our packages, although sometimes domestic flights are included in the cost (you’ll see this clearly stated where appropriate).


Journey Finder

All ATS itineraries can be run for private groups or adapted to meet your interests.

Planning a Holiday?

Congratulations on finding Around The Sun! We’d love to talk to you about your next holiday adventure.

Around The Sun trips are based on the expertise and knowledge of Richard Everist and Lucrezia Migliore – and the expertise and services of a select group of friends who operate the best tour companies in the world.

Around The Sun showcases a careful selection of small group trips (with guides and expert leaders), and we design customised private journeys (both guided and self-guided).

All our suggested itineraries can be run privately, or customised, so the departure dates and itineraries completely suit you. Many of our itineraries can be adapted for those who wish to to travel completely independently. See Create Your Own Journey.