|Church of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico|
During Virtuoso Travel Week, Travel Agent sat down with Zachary Rabinor, director general and founder of Mexico-based luxury tour operator Journey Mexico. Rabinor, a U.S. native who now lives in Puerto Vallarta, is a fountain of knowledge on Mexico’s cultural, natural, gastronomical and luxury landscape. Journey Mexico can cater to a wealth of interests and experiences, from beaches and wellness to native crafts, adventure, food and wine and archaeology.
The company can cater to everything from private to group tours, family travelers and honeymoons. Rabinor is all about insider access, which was a common theme at this year’s Virtuoso Travel Week. Luxury is about personalization, says Virtuoso President Matthew Upchurch, and this is what Rabinor seeks to bring to his elite clientele. Some of his specialties include getting clients into the famous National Museum of Anthropology after hours with a private guide. Journey Mexico is also in touch with the country’s hottest restaurants, bars, street food vendors and more. In addition to the popular destinations like Cancun, Acapulco and Los Cabos, Journey Mexico takes travelers to the lesser-known regions such as Copper Canyon, Oaxaca, the Pacific Coast and Chiapas.