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curated vacations for the laid back, yet sophisticated traveler

Can You Relate?

You have this incredible idea of planning an unforgettable vacation. But the thought of how you'll have time to sort through the endless results for the "best cooking class in Tuscany" or the "perfect Iceland road trip" leaves you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.


Enter Belest Travel Co. ...

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In Norwegian, Belest means well-read, or sophisticated, and we believe that every traveler deserves that sophisticated experience from the beginning to the end of their journey.



You talk and we listen. Then we set to work hand crafting an itinerary unique to your wants and needs. Your vacation will be as unique as you are. 

Immersive Experiences

Another word for Belest is cultured, and that is the type of travel we personally enjoy. Authentic. Local. Immersive. If you're working with us, you're Belest as well, and appreciate immersing yourself in the culture of the destination you're visiting. No big tour buses full of people you don't know here!

Peace of mind

Sit back and relax, knowing all you need to think about is what to pack because we've got everything else under control.

Client Services


Expeditionary Travel

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Immersive Travel

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Family Travel

Celebratory Travel

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Client Process

Step 1

Let's Talk Travel

Your complimentary vacation planning call lets us get to know each other. We can learn your preferences so we don't miss a thing while planning

Step 2

Choose Your Itinerary


After our call, we will go to work researching and curating your itinerary. We will present you with two to three itineraries to choose from to ensure that you are getting every option you want. This will also be your time to refine any details to make this a trip for the books.

Step 3

Make Some Memories

Once your final payment is made, the fun begins! Pack your bags and enjoy. We will still be available to assist any way possible throughout your journey.

Step 4

Leave Your Feedback

After you're settled home from your trip, we ask that you connect back with us to leave your review. We value your thoughts and appreciate any feedback you can offer.

The Return of the Travel Agent

In an age where DIY vacations are easier than ever, the travel advisor has never been more valuable.

We believe in building relationships, not just with our clients, but with the travel partners we will be working with on your curated itineraries. It's truly quality over quantity for us. 


Unlike most of the mass market travel websites, with Belest Travel Co., you will have around the clock support before, during, and after your vacation to make sure everything is stress free, like a vacation should be!


And with the world of travel as we know it changing, there is no better time to have an extra person in your corner.


What are you waiting for? Click the button below to schedule your complimentary 30 minute vacation planning call with Belest Travel Co at a time that's convenient for you!

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"Travel leaves you


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Discover what laid back, yet sophisticated means

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Hi! I'm Emily, your certified travel advisor, and owner of Belest Travel Co., where we are dedicated to helping busy couples and families explore all that this beautiful world has to offer. 

Here at Belest, we don't do long hold times, no reply emails, or leaving you on read. We guarantee that you will be our top of mind from the first phone call together to that "welcome home" text.

When we say "laid back, yet sophisticated" we mean that you can relax knowing your vacation, and everything you want from it, whether that's a calming wellness retreat on the coast of Costa Rica, or a private safari through the savanna in Africa, is in very capable hands. 

You and your companions will be immersed in the culture and beauty of your destination with a book load of memories to treasure and stories to share for years to come.

As an experienced and passionate traveller myself, having been to 21 countries, spanning 5 continents, I'll delicately manage all the details of your trip, while ensuring you are getting the best value, so all you need to think about is what you're going to pack. But don't worry, I'll help with that too!

I can't wait to work with you!

Bucket List Destinations

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"Emily was amazing to work with on our trip to Iceland. I will use her in the future and highly recommend her to anyone. She is very detailed and will really work to help you secure the perfect trip."

- Michelle H.

(Destination: Iceland)

Ready for your next adventure? Click the link below to schedule your complimentary 30 minute vacation planning call at a time that's convenient for you!

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