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Cura/genda designs art travel experiences in parallel to major contemporary art events around the world for a discerning clientele. We are based in New York and work with a global network of partners. 

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Luxury Travel Packages, Exclusive Curated Cultural Excursions

Curated personalized travel experiences designed and booked directly by Chief Travel Advisor Helen Homan Wu, based in NYC. Insider access to art, design, food, and hospitality with our global network of specialists.

 

Travel Collection

Curagenda specializes in curating your personalized travel experience from luxury getaways to cultural journeys. Curagenda will design a bespoke itinerary tailored to your passions and goals, and organize your entire trip from departure until you return. A key part of working with Curagenda is the attention to detail we offer, the access to our global network of specialists, and the cultivated insight into each destination. Curagenda has been endorsed by The Telegraph Luxury, The Financial Times How to Spend It, Surface Magazine and the Robb Report amongst others.

 
 
 

DESTINATIONS

ASIA

Cultural Journeys

BEIJING, XI’AN, SHANGHAI, HANGZHOU   A luxury vacation through Imperial China, tailored to history lovers and culture aficionados. You will further experience the heritage of China by staying at Amanyangyun Shanghai and Aman Summer Palace in Beijing.

BEIJING, XI’AN, SHANGHAI, HANGZHOU

A luxury vacation through Imperial China, tailored to history lovers and culture aficionados. You will further experience the heritage of China by staying at Amanyangyun Shanghai and Aman Summer Palace in Beijing.

ART TRIPS

ART BASEL HONG KONG VIP EXPERIENCE & JAPAN (OR OTHER CITY)   Curagenda’s signature Art Basel Hong Kong Experience offers an insider’s trip to the biggest art event in Asia, paired with a second or third destination such as Japan or Shanghai, this expedition keeps our clients coming back for more! (Image via: Art Basel)

ART BASEL HONG KONG VIP EXPERIENCE & JAPAN (OR OTHER CITY)

Curagenda’s signature Art Basel Hong Kong Experience offers an insider’s trip to the biggest art event in Asia, paired with a second or third destination such as Japan or Shanghai, this expedition keeps our clients coming back for more! (Image via: Art Basel)

CURATED CELEBRATIONS

TOKYO, NAOSHIMA, HAKONE, KYOTO   Celebration trips are those moments where you want to share a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your loved ones. This Japan journey is another one of Curagenda’s most popular curated experiences. Why? Because Japan is having a major moment in cultural tourism, and our Founder Helen has lived in the country, knows the best of the best, and can design unique journeys that will be tailored just for you.

TOKYO, NAOSHIMA, HAKONE, KYOTO

Celebration trips are those moments where you want to share a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your loved ones. This Japan journey is another one of Curagenda’s most popular curated experiences. Why? Because Japan is having a major moment in cultural tourism, and our Founder Helen has lived in the country, knows the best of the best, and can design unique journeys that will be tailored just for you.

FEATURED HOTELS

HOSHINOYA, KYOTO

HOSHINOYA, KYOTO

ROSEWOOD, HONG KONG

ROSEWOOD, HONG KONG

 

SOUTHEAST ASIA

CULTURE & WELLNESS

THAILAND, LAOS, CAMBODIA, VIETNAM   Immerse in a wellness-inspired cultural journey to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, discovering enduring traditions and activities that promote well-being. Experiences include Siem Reap by bicycle, a Laotian-inspired spa treatment, alms giving and waterfall meditation in Luang Prabang, visit to a local village and a luxurious stay on private Krabey Island.

THAILAND, LAOS, CAMBODIA, VIETNAM

Immerse in a wellness-inspired cultural journey to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, discovering enduring traditions and activities that promote well-being. Experiences include Siem Reap by bicycle, a Laotian-inspired spa treatment, alms giving and waterfall meditation in Luang Prabang, visit to a local village and a luxurious stay on private Krabey Island.

ART TRIPS

SINGAPORE, MANILA, JAKARTA   A private customized art trip designed for you to experience the most thriving cities in producing home-grown talents. Meet undiscovered to international artists and get up close to gallery directors and museum curators. (image via anakjajan)

SINGAPORE, MANILA, JAKARTA

A private customized art trip designed for you to experience the most thriving cities in producing home-grown talents. Meet undiscovered to international artists and get up close to gallery directors and museum curators. (image via anakjajan)

CURATED CELEBRATIONS

MANILA AND AMANPULO, PALAWAN ISLAND   Start in Manila with a series of food and cultural tours, then fly over to Palawan Island for perfect white sand beaches, kite-surfing and beautiful sunsets. Accessible only by private plane, Amanpulo is around an hour from Manila, yet feels a world away from anywhere, blissfully marooned in the middle of the sea. Just pick the date and we can work on all the details.

MANILA AND AMANPULO, PALAWAN ISLAND

Start in Manila with a series of food and cultural tours, then fly over to Palawan Island for perfect white sand beaches, kite-surfing and beautiful sunsets. Accessible only by private plane, Amanpulo is around an hour from Manila, yet feels a world away from anywhere, blissfully marooned in the middle of the sea. Just pick the date and we can work on all the details.

FEATURED HOTELS

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BANGKOK

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BANGKOK

AMANPULO, PALAWAN ISLAND

AMANPULO, PALAWAN ISLAND

 

EUROPE

MULTI-CITIES CULTURE TRIP

LONDON, PARIS, BERLIN   London, Paris and Berlin, are three of Curagenda’s favorite European cities for its ever-evolving dynamism in art, architecture, music, fashion, food and people. For city lovers, who are ready to take the plunge into cutting-edge culture, our tailor-made multi-cities itinerary will give you the most authentic insider experience. Try London with Paris or Berlin, or all three cities! Whether it’s your first time or sixth time to these destinations, we can create one-of-a-kind or off the beaten track itineraries.

LONDON, PARIS, BERLIN

London, Paris and Berlin, are three of Curagenda’s favorite European cities for its ever-evolving dynamism in art, architecture, music, fashion, food and people. For city lovers, who are ready to take the plunge into cutting-edge culture, our tailor-made multi-cities itinerary will give you the most authentic insider experience. Try London with Paris or Berlin, or all three cities! Whether it’s your first time or sixth time to these destinations, we can create one-of-a-kind or off the beaten track itineraries.

ART TRIPS

FIAC PARIS INSIDER’S EXPERIENCE   FIAC, the annual city-wide contemporary art festival makes Paris one of the most exciting destinations and a must visit for art aficio- nados. Curagenda's signature FIAC Paris Art Trip is one of our best sellers offering our guests the best Parisian art experience during the art week such as our acclaimed art expert guided insider tours to the fairs and local galleries, breakfast visits with top French artists, introductions to gallery directors and curators, behind-the-scenes culinary walk…all paired with the finest luxury 5-star accommodations in the center of Paris.

FIAC PARIS INSIDER’S EXPERIENCE

FIAC, the annual city-wide contemporary art festival makes Paris one of the most exciting destinations and a must visit for art aficio- nados. Curagenda's signature FIAC Paris Art Trip is one of our best sellers offering our guests the best Parisian art experience during the art week such as our acclaimed art expert guided insider tours to the fairs and local galleries, breakfast visits with top French artists, introductions to gallery directors and curators, behind-the-scenes culinary walk…all paired with the finest luxury 5-star accommodations in the center of Paris.

CURATED HONEYMOON

VENICE, TUSCANY, MILAN, PIEDMONT, AMALFI COAST   Get lost in the romantic charm of Italy and its castles, food, art, fashion, history, rolling hills and lakes. No wonder it is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations. Curagenda travel curators know Italy inside out and our local specialists will work closely with you to design your perfect honeymoon, so you can have stories to tell for many years ahead.

VENICE, TUSCANY, MILAN, PIEDMONT, AMALFI COAST

Get lost in the romantic charm of Italy and its castles, food, art, fashion, history, rolling hills and lakes. No wonder it is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations. Curagenda travel curators know Italy inside out and our local specialists will work closely with you to design your perfect honeymoon, so you can have stories to tell for many years ahead.

FEATURED HOTELS

LA RESERVE, PARIS

LA RESERVE, PARIS

IL PELLICANO, PORTO ERCOLE

IL PELLICANO, PORTO ERCOLE

 

NORTH AMERICA

CURATED CITIES

NEW YORK CULTURAL STAYCATION   Although we are generally nomads, Curagenda’s headquarters are located in New York City, so naturally we can offer you the best of the best in our home city. Your Cultural Staycation will offer an intimate encounter with a city and its exciting local cultural scene through a tailormade itinerary personalized to you. One of the highlights of this experience is hand-selecting where you’ll be resting your heads. We focus on the qualities of a neighborhood. We partner up with the top 5-star hotels to make sure our clients are VIP’ed. Whether it’s for you or a visiting friend, our Specialists who are insiders of each city and with years of expertise, will craft a personalized itinerary for an enriching and all-around sensual journey exposing hidden gems and artistic talents.

NEW YORK CULTURAL STAYCATION

Although we are generally nomads, Curagenda’s headquarters are located in New York City, so naturally we can offer you the best of the best in our home city. Your Cultural Staycation will offer an intimate encounter with a city and its exciting local cultural scene through a tailormade itinerary personalized to you. One of the highlights of this experience is hand-selecting where you’ll be resting your heads. We focus on the qualities of a neighborhood. We partner up with the top 5-star hotels to make sure our clients are VIP’ed. Whether it’s for you or a visiting friend, our Specialists who are insiders of each city and with years of expertise, will craft a personalized itinerary for an enriching and all-around sensual journey exposing hidden gems and artistic talents.

ART TRIP

FRIEZE NEW YORK - LOS ANGELES VIP EXPERIENCE   For the Frieze NY or LA Art Weeks, Curagenda will design a distinct VIP package offering you a special Frieze experience led by our Specialists. You will have privileged access to the art fair, curator-led tour of artist studios, meet with museum Curators, private viewings, introductions to top gallerists through our art tour, Ruinart Bar experience, a hand-selected menu of refreshments, private transportation, 5-star accommodation selections and more.

FRIEZE NEW YORK - LOS ANGELES VIP EXPERIENCE

For the Frieze NY or LA Art Weeks, Curagenda will design a distinct VIP package offering you a special Frieze experience led by our Specialists. You will have privileged access to the art fair, curator-led tour of artist studios, meet with museum Curators, private viewings, introductions to top gallerists through our art tour, Ruinart Bar experience, a hand-selected menu of refreshments, private transportation, 5-star accommodation selections and more.

ROMANTIC GETAWAY

OJAI VALLEY   Ojai Valley Inn & Spa features 308 rooms, several buildings and rolling hills that makes up a perfect California village. The buildings are composed entirely of white stucco and terra cotta, the resort overlooks unspoiled natural beauty of its mountain surroundings and celebrates the relaxed glamour of California’s past to create an unparalleled resort experience that is quintessentially Ojai. Nestled in the bohemian enclave of Ojai, California is the historic AAA Five Diamond, Ojai Valley Inn, a luxurious retreat that has been one of California’s most revered destinations since opening in 1923. The resort is located just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles.  Perfect for a weekend romantic getaway or to celebrate a birthday with your loved one, our Travel Advisor Helen can design a special agenda tailored to your needs down to the tiniest details.

OJAI VALLEY

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa features 308 rooms, several buildings and rolling hills that makes up a perfect California village. The buildings are composed entirely of white stucco and terra cotta, the resort overlooks unspoiled natural beauty of its mountain surroundings and celebrates the relaxed glamour of California’s past to create an unparalleled resort experience that is quintessentially Ojai. Nestled in the bohemian enclave of Ojai, California is the historic AAA Five Diamond, Ojai Valley Inn, a luxurious retreat that has been one of California’s most revered destinations since opening in 1923. The resort is located just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles.

Perfect for a weekend romantic getaway or to celebrate a birthday with your loved one, our Travel Advisor Helen can design a special agenda tailored to your needs down to the tiniest details.

FEATURED HOTELS

THE GREENWICH HOTEL, NEW YORK

THE GREENWICH HOTEL, NEW YORK

THE MARK, NEW YORK

THE MARK, NEW YORK

 

SOUTH AMERICA

FEATURED HOTELS

PALACIO DUHAU PARK HYATT, BUENOS AIRES

PALACIO DUHAU PARK HYATT, BUENOS AIRES

PAPAYA PLAYA PROJECT, TULUM

PAPAYA PLAYA PROJECT, TULUM

 

AFRICA

PRIVATE JET journeys

AFRICA PRIVATE JET CULTURAL EXPEDITION   Journey to Africa’s north, south, east, and west, visiting seven countries and encountering a dazzling spectrum of wildlife, landscapes, and cultures. Come face-to-face with gorillas, elephants, leopards, and much more on safari in wilderness areas from Botswana to Rwanda. Meet artists in the medieval lanes of Fez and the woodcarving workshops of Ghana. From a slave castle on the Gold Coast to Nelson Mandela’s island prison, explore difficult chapters in the continent’s history—and hear inspiring stories of resilience and innovation. Go flightseeing over magnificent Cape Peninsula, feel the spray of Victoria Falls, and delve into the spice plantations of Zanzibar on an expedition that celebrates Africa’s many wonders—of nature, culture, and human spirit.

AFRICA PRIVATE JET CULTURAL EXPEDITION

Journey to Africa’s north, south, east, and west, visiting seven countries and encountering a dazzling spectrum of wildlife, landscapes, and cultures. Come face-to-face with gorillas, elephants, leopards, and much more on safari in wilderness areas from Botswana to Rwanda. Meet artists in the medieval lanes of Fez and the woodcarving workshops of Ghana. From a slave castle on the Gold Coast to Nelson Mandela’s island prison, explore difficult chapters in the continent’s history—and hear inspiring stories of resilience and innovation. Go flightseeing over magnificent Cape Peninsula, feel the spray of Victoria Falls, and delve into the spice plantations of Zanzibar on an expedition that celebrates Africa’s many wonders—of nature, culture, and human spirit.

ART TRIPS

CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR, MARRAKECH   “Morocco is home to one of the most progressive art scenes on the African continent. Marrakech, known within the North African nation as “the red city,” put on a colorful show, drawing local and international visitors.” - WWD  1-54 takes place on the grounds of the La Mamounia hotel, with satellite events happening around town. Many different other cultural institutions contribute to the event (Musée d’Art Contemporarin African and Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech among the others). 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair was founded in 2014 by Touria El Glaoui – the leading director of the event – in order to support and contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora. The fair take place every year in London, New York and Marrakech and sustains artists and galleries connected to Africa.  Contact us to curate your next art trip to Marrakech!

CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR, MARRAKECH

“Morocco is home to one of the most progressive art scenes on the African continent. Marrakech, known within the North African nation as “the red city,” put on a colorful show, drawing local and international visitors.” - WWD

1-54 takes place on the grounds of the La Mamounia hotel, with satellite events happening around town. Many different other cultural institutions contribute to the event (Musée d’Art Contemporarin African and Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech among the others). 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair was founded in 2014 by Touria El Glaoui – the leading director of the event – in order to support and contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora. The fair take place every year in London, New York and Marrakech and sustains artists and galleries connected to Africa.

Contact us to curate your next art trip to Marrakech!

INSPIRATIONAL TRAVEL

KENYA AND TANZANIA IMMERSIVE TRIP   Immerse yourself in vibrant tribal cultures that have remained unchanged for centuries, while cruising rivers and exploring some of the most remote corners of the globe. Experience the best of Kenya and Tanzania with 10 days in the region’s finest national parks and game reserves, while staying at ideally located lodges with stunning views, and an exquisite tented safari camp in the Masai Mara. You will embark on daily game drives with our expert driver guides in exclusive custom-built safari vehicles, and visit a Maasai village. Other activities may include preparing local dishes and artisan workshops.

KENYA AND TANZANIA IMMERSIVE TRIP

Immerse yourself in vibrant tribal cultures that have remained unchanged for centuries, while cruising rivers and exploring some of the most remote corners of the globe. Experience the best of Kenya and Tanzania with 10 days in the region’s finest national parks and game reserves, while staying at ideally located lodges with stunning views, and an exquisite tented safari camp in the Masai Mara. You will embark on daily game drives with our expert driver guides in exclusive custom-built safari vehicles, and visit a Maasai village. Other activities may include preparing local dishes and artisan workshops.

FEATURED HOTELS

LA MAMOUNA, MARRAKESH

LA MAMOUNA, MARRAKESH

JABALI RIDGE, RUAHUA NATIONAL PARK (TANZANIA)

JABALI RIDGE, RUAHUA NATIONAL PARK (TANZANIA)

 

MEDITERRANEAN

TAILORMADE YACHTS

Curagenda offers a new skippered yacht charter. It is more than just a regular charter. It is an offer for all those who hasn't been sailing but they would like to experience something new, for sailors who don't have much experience but they want to learn and practice, for a group of friends and family who want to travel together, have fun, swim and snorkel. With customized themes such as corporate sailing, wine sailing, nature sailing, cultural & historical sailing, and romantic sailing. Everyday it’s a new bay or harbor and a different place to discover.

Curagenda offers a new skippered yacht charter. It is more than just a regular charter. It is an offer for all those who hasn't been sailing but they would like to experience something new, for sailors who don't have much experience but they want to learn and practice, for a group of friends and family who want to travel together, have fun, swim and snorkel. With customized themes such as corporate sailing, wine sailing, nature sailing, cultural & historical sailing, and romantic sailing. Everyday it’s a new bay or harbor and a different place to discover.

ART TRIPS

SUMMER SOUTH OF FRANCE ROAD TRIP    ART, WINE, GASTRONOMY, SPA AND ARCHITECTURE   Experience a private road trip to Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Nice, Vence, Antibes and Monaco. Visit Arles during the Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival, get up close to Picasso’s ceramic studio, visit an art village, and stay at Chateau La Coste - a breathtaking villa with a private art collection and bio-dynamic wines in Provence. We provide the map, specialist guides along the way, and a curated soundtrack. You are in full control of your road trip journey. Get in touch to start planning your Summer South of France Road Trip!

SUMMER SOUTH OF FRANCE ROAD TRIP

ART, WINE, GASTRONOMY, SPA AND ARCHITECTURE

Experience a private road trip to Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Nice, Vence, Antibes and Monaco. Visit Arles during the Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival, get up close to Picasso’s ceramic studio, visit an art village, and stay at Chateau La Coste - a breathtaking villa with a private art collection and bio-dynamic wines in Provence. We provide the map, specialist guides along the way, and a curated soundtrack. You are in full control of your road trip journey. Get in touch to start planning your Summer South of France Road Trip!

luxury cruise & Private tours

Experience the wide diversity of Greece in a single itinerary that spans Knossos in Crete, Rhodes, Santorini and lively Mykonos.  Cruise for seven nights on new, all-balcony ‘Le Bougainville, with a capacity limited to just 150 guests. You will sail with our award-winning Expedition Team and local guides, a skilled service staff and crew, and one of the best personnel-to-guest ratios at 1 to 1.3.Your benefits include all-inclusive cruising with included gratuities, unlimited house drinks, every onboard meal and some meals ashore, port charges, and — our newest offerings — complimentary Wi-Fi and Traveller’s Valet laundry service  Design your days on land exactly as you wish, choosing from included, expertly curated excursions you won’t find anywhere else or pre-book private, bespoke experiences arranged just for you. Experience the benefits of cruising Greece by luxury small ship, with access to lesser-known locales like Symi, Delos and Syros. Contact us to book your 2020 cruise today.

Experience the wide diversity of Greece in a single itinerary that spans Knossos in Crete, Rhodes, Santorini and lively Mykonos.

Cruise for seven nights on new, all-balcony ‘Le Bougainville, with a capacity limited to just 150 guests. You will sail with our award-winning Expedition Team and local guides, a skilled service staff and crew, and one of the best personnel-to-guest ratios at 1 to 1.3.Your benefits include all-inclusive cruising with included gratuities, unlimited house drinks, every onboard meal and some meals ashore, port charges, and — our newest offerings — complimentary Wi-Fi and Traveller’s Valet laundry service

Design your days on land exactly as you wish, choosing from included, expertly curated excursions you won’t find anywhere else or pre-book private, bespoke experiences arranged just for you. Experience the benefits of cruising Greece by luxury small ship, with access to lesser-known locales like Symi, Delos and Syros. Contact us to book your 2020 cruise today.