Experiential Holidays, Journeys and Expeditions

Located in central London, Niquesa Travel was founded to provide couples, families and small private groups with travel experiences that are truly enlightening, enriching and educational. With the reassurance of being a fully ATOL protected and ABTA bonded operator, and with over 70 years of combined expertise, our commitment is to curate journeys – both physical and emotional - that are specific to the needs of our clients. We pledge to set the scene for unique and unforgettable experiences for you and your loved-ones.  We have a reputation for  seamlessly organising every minute detail of your trip, so that you can focus on the more important things in life. Our personal approach ensures that every element, from the proposal to the trip itself, evolves along with your changing needs, wishes and desires. 

 The brief is not complete until your expectations have been surpassed.


Who We Are

As the proverb goes, experience is the teacher of all things. At Niquesa Travel we couldn't agree more. Using our decades of luxury travel experience, we seek out the unexpected, unimaginable and utmost in quality and service. So rest assured that your journey won't be anything less. 


Mark Allvey headshot

Mark Allvey, Managing Director

Mark has spent 30 years in the luxury hotel sector, including senior roles at One&Only Resorts, Oberoi, and Rocco Forte Hotels.  One of his abiding travel memories is of  approaching the almighty cascades of Iguazú Falls by helicopter: "Above the roaring wall of water that separate Brazil and Argentina, technicolour rainbows come and go in the clouds of mist around you. After viewing the falls from above, we saw them from underneath in a jet boat – a gratifyingly real (and wet) encounter! I find getting up close with nature awe-inspiring and we have plenty more similar experiences we would love to share with you."  Email Mark


Chris Brunning headshotChris Brunning, Product Director

Chris  began his career planning overseas expeditions at World Challenge, part of the TUI Group. He then spent 5 years at Brown + Hudson, heading up product creation and managing key client relationships. Chris recalls exploring the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park, with features so unique they've seldom been seen before. "Imagine petrified forests, terraced falls and mud volcano springs. At a secluded clearing, we found a surprise  picnic had been set-up around a camp fire. The opportunity to watch herds of bison and elk grazing as the sun began to set was unforgettable."  Email Chris


Edward Light HeadshotEdward Light, Operations Director

With over 20 years’ tour operating experience, including management roles within TUI and Kuoni, Ed has a wealth of knowledge of destinations such as the Indian Ocean, Africa and Caribbean. A particular highlight was a morning bush walk in South Africa: "Having climbed to the top of a rocky kopje in the Sabi Sands game reserve, we were stunned into silence by the view of the rising sun over Mozambique, accompanied by the dawn chorus.  We could hear lions roaming a few hundred metres below, their unmistakable roar carrying across the savannah.  It was chilling in some ways, but so memorable." Email Edward



Client Testimonials

A selection of recent customer reviews:

"Niquesa Travel were fantastic. We used them for a last-minute trip to Lisbon and a full week trip with kids in Morocco. They were super-responsive, made great selections of hotels/restaurants, and their guides were great. Highly-recommended." - The Nickerson Family

"We travelled with  Niquesa to Cuba earlier this year. From the beginning they were very careful, solicitous and dedicated. I would definitely recommend and make new trips with them." - The Marinho Family


Press Coverage

See recent reviews of Niquesa Travel from travel experts in the world's press:


Forbes          Spear's          Elite Traveller .       National Geographic Traveller


For more press articles about Niquesa Travel see the Media page