At the heart of my approach as an expert luxury travel planner lies a deep commitment to creating journeys that go beyond the ordinary and venture into the realm of the extraordinary. I believe that luxury is not just defined by opulent accommodations and lavish experiences, but by the seamless orchestration of every detail to craft a truly immersive and transformative adventure. With a meticulous attention to your preferences and a passion for exploration, I strive to craft bespoke itineraries that reflect your unique personality and aspirations. Whether it's unveiling hidden gems in remote corners of the world or curating private encounters with culture and cuisine, my philosophy centers around delivering moments that linger in your memory and enrich your soul. Your journey is not just a trip; it's a narrative waiting to be written, and I am here to ensure that each chapter resonates with opulence, authenticity, and the joy of discovery.
Stress-free Planning: There is a vacation for everyone but not every vacation is for you. I handle the planning task list from top to bottom and create a vacation curated to your needs.
Luxury all the way: Think of me as your match-maker. With so many options out there, I don't want you vacationing with just any brand. I consider everything from demographics and the diversity of dining and entertainment options. I use my insider knowledge to pair you with the ideal brands to suit you.
Unique Experiences: With hundreds of excursions available, I narrow down the best options based on what you want out of your vacation. I take the time to understand you as a traveler and hand pick activities and experiences that suit your personal style. Based on our consultation, I will research and create a custom itinerary that exceeds your expectations and present them to you in an easy to follow digital format.
Virtuoso is the leading 1% global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel. We partner with over 2,200 of the world’s best companies such as hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. We use these personal connections and firsthand expertise to craft bespoke trips for our valued clients, including unique experiences, complimentary perks, VIP treatment and rare access.
MATERA LUXURY TRAVEL IS AN INDEPENDENT AFFILIATE OF MASON HORVATH, A VIRTUOSO MEMBER.
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Let's curate the travel experience of your dreams!
1) Discovery and Consultation:
Our journey begins with an in-depth conversation where I learn about your travel aspirations, preferences, and interests. This dialogue is essential to understanding your vision and tailoring an experience that aligns perfectly with your desires.
2) Personalized Itinerary Design:
Armed with the insights gathered during our consultation, I meticulously craft a bespoke itinerary that weaves together your preferred destinations, activities, accommodations, and unique experiences. Every detail is carefully considered to create a seamless and immersive journey.
3) Detailed Proposal and Itinerary Review:
You'll receive a comprehensive proposal outlining every aspect of your journey, from accommodations and transportation to exclusive activities and dining experiences. This is your opportunity to review and provide feedback, ensuring the itinerary is precisely what you envision.
4) Refinement and Fine-Tuning:
I welcome your input and make any necessary adjustments to ensure the itinerary is a true reflection of your preferences. Your satisfaction is paramount, and I work closely with you to perfect every detail.
5) Logistics and Reservations:
Once the itinerary is approved, I handle all the logistics and make reservations on your behalf. This includes securing accommodations, arranging transportation, and ensuring all activities and experiences are seamlessly coordinated.
6) Personalized Enhancements:
Elevate your journey with bespoke enhancements such as private tours, behind-the-scenes access, spa treatments, and more. These thoughtful additions enhance your experience and make your journey truly exceptional.
7) Pre-Travel Support:
As your departure date approaches, I provide you with a comprehensive travel package containing all essential documents, recommendations, and a detailed day-by-day itinerary. You'll embark on your adventure fully informed and prepared.
8) Ongoing Support:
Throughout your journey, I am just a call or message away, ready to address any questions or assist with any unexpected situations. Your peace of mind is my priority.
9) Post-Travel Follow-Up:
After your return, we reconnect to hear about your experiences, gather your feedback, and ensure your journey exceeded expectations. Your insights are invaluable for future planning.
10) Building Lifelong Memories:
The culmination of our collaborative efforts is an unforgettable journey that leaves you with cherished memories and a yearning for more adventures. Your trust is a testament to the success of our partnership, and I look forward to creating more remarkable experiences together in the future.
Embark on a transformative travel experience that is entirely tailored to you. Let's begin this exciting journey – reach out today to start the process of curating your dream escape.
Crafting Dreams, Curating Luxury: Your Personal Journey Architect
Greetings, wanderlust enthusiast! I am Lisa Matera, a passionate connoisseur of bespoke travel experiences and your dedicated luxury travel advisor.
With a canvas of the world as my palette and your dreams as my inspiration, I specialize in weaving unforgettable tales of adventure, relaxation, and opulence.
Imagine indulging in sunset champagne picnics on secluded beaches, discovering hidden gems nestled within ancient cityscapes, and relishing unparalleled pampering in the world's most esteemed havens of luxury.
My mission? To transform your travel fantasies into tangible, awe-inspiring realities. Each journey I meticulously curate is a symphony of elegance and personalization, an artistic masterpiece that reflects your desires and aspirations.
Whether you're seeking an opulent escape with gourmet escapades, exclusive yacht charters, or VIP access to cultural marvels, I am your compass in the realm of refined exploration.
Let's embark on an odyssey that transcends the ordinary, celebrating life's most precious moments amidst the world's most extraordinary destinations.
Are you ready to redefine your notion of luxury travel? Your extraordinary journey begins here.
I have also had the privilege of personally traveling to over 40 countries and have enjoyed the amazing culture, people interaction, food, wine, sights, sounds and places to stay. Some of my favorite experiences have been exploring my family's home country Italy (Matera is a must see), visiting the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, shopping in the souks of Marrakech, staying in gorgeous restored riads within Morocco's ancient city walls, watching the sunset over the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert and sleeping in a luxurious Bedouin tent, watching the leopards and large herds of elephants roaming in Sri Lanka's Yala national park, riding camels through the lost city of Petra, scuba diving with huge manta rays and sharks in Maldives, watching the morning mist rise from the Ngorongoro Crater from a five star lodge perched on the edge of the caldera, hiking to Tiger's Nest in mysterious Bhutan, trekking 80km over the Salkantay pass to Machu Picchu, soaring over Cappadocia in a balloon......and much MUCH more!