Why we’re here

Mass-market tourism doesn’t give travelers what they want. It squeezes everyone into the same bestselling products, in the same places at the same “best time” to go. This is unsustainable and boring.

We search the world for true local experts – travel designers who create and guide extraordinary moments, in the places they call home. We then share these creative travel ideas on our platform.

Travelers can connect to travel designers to discuss and plan their dream trip ideas. This service rewards travel designers for their expertise. It creates travel experiences that are more memorable, creative and sustainable.

Moments

Discover extraordinary travel moments

Find over 2400 ideas from more than 200 travel designers
Panoramic image of the Taj Mahal as seen from Yamuna River, Agra. India.

Taj Mahal Out of Hours, No Crowds

India
Palacio da Bolsa, Porto

After Hours Stock Exchange Palace Tour With Dinner & Fado

Portugal
tourist ship on the tapajós river in brazilian amazon

Tapajós River Yacht Charter

Brazil
Heli Kayakking, British Columbia

Glacier Heli Kayaking in British Columbia

Canada

Kalahari Bushmen Wildlife Tracking Expedition

Botswana

Tundra Buggy Polar Bear Adventure

Canada

Cartagena Cooking Class with a Famed Restaurant Chef

Colombia
The Northern Rocks, Darwin and Wolf, are considered the best of diving. They can only be reached by an overnight liveaboard from Galapagos main islands. Darwin and Wolf are particularly famous of huge schools of Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, as well as frequent encounters with the biggest fish, Whale Shark.

Galapagos Scuba Diving With Hammerheads

Ecuador
River kayaking

Kayak the Amazon

Ecuador
Traditional Maoit _Hangi_ Oven, Rotorua

Kai Waho Maori Food Experience

New Zealand
A Manatee in the Crytal River, Florida.

Manatee Spotting by Catamaran in Swallow Caye

Belize
Islas Ballestas, Paracas Peninsula

Paracas Private Yacht Charter With Penguins and Sea Lions

Peru
Chimpanzee, Mahale Mountains

Chimpanzee Tracking in the Mahale Mountains

Tanzania

Ferrari Italy Experience

Italy
Husky Dog, Ushuaia

Dog Sledding Across the Martial Mountains Near Ushuaia

Argentina
Sunrise Over the Valley, Tikal

Tikal Sunrise Tour (Before the Park Opens)

Guatemala
Green Sea Turtle in Apo Island, Phillippines

Apo Island Scuba Diving via Private Aircraft

Philippines
Japanese woman with tea tray and traditional kimono dress

Michelin Dinner With a Geisha in Kyoto

Japan
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How Kated works

FIND

Discover thousands of unique travel ideas, created by handpicked travel designers.

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SAVE

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ORGANISE

Organise your ideas into travel bucketlists and share these with your travel buddies.

CONNECT

Turn your ideas into real travel experiences. Connect with a travel designer who will make it happen.

TRAVEL

Experience your extraordinary bucketlist and gain unforgettable memories.

Countries

Places we love

Some of the places high on our bucketlist
Taktshang Goemba(Tiger's Nest Monastery), Monastery, Bhutan, Asia, in a mountain cliff.

Bhutan Tours

Bhutan

Botswana Safari

Botswana

Ecuador Vacation & Galapagos

Ecuador

What To Do In Colombia

Colombia
Riding husky dogs sledge in snow winter forest, Finland, Lapland

Finland Vacation

Finland
An aerial image of Paradise Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique. (Also known as Santa Carolina Island)

Mozambique Vacation

Mozambique
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Things to Do in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe
Wildebeest Migration, Serengeti

Travel to Tanzania

Tanzania
Mosaic Arches, Jaipur

What To Do In India

India
Shibuya scramble square

What To Do In Japan

Japan
Young Caucasian woman looking at Wadi Rum desert from above at sunset

Travel to Jordan

Jordan
Nauyaca waterfall, Costa Rica

What To Do In Costa Rica

Costa Rica
Leopard, South Luangwa

Zambia Safari

Zambia
Scenic view of dock with mountains in background

What To Do In Guatemala

Guatemala
Gorilla Close-Up, Rwanda

Rwanda Safari

Rwanda

What To Do In New Zealand

New Zealand
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Who and what are travel designers? Are they like travel agents?

Travel agents can book you a trip to anywhere in the world. Travel designers specialise in the city, region or country they are from. They only plan trips to the places they know, the places they call home.

Travel designers are also guides, although they don’t have time to guide every trip. By organising and operating trips they develop unrivaled on-the-ground expertise, including transfers, accommodation, activities and fresh travel ideas.

They use local knowledge and local connections to create something memorable and unique for every visitor. If you can dream it you can probably do it, but there will only be a few people in the world who can make it happen for you.

Travel agents and booking sites promote the bestselling products. Travel designers provide a personalised service that makes your travel more local, sustainable and memorable.

 

Experiences

Experiences from featured designers

Experiences are itinerary ideas that will help you start to plan a trip

Ultimate Botswana Safari

Botswana
Quark Expeditions Ultramarine

Spitsbergen Highlights - Multi-day Cruise on the Ultramarine

Norway
Orangutan Feeding on Bananas, Semenggoh Nature Reserve

Best of Borneo Adventure

Borneo

Best of Canada's East

Canada
Temple of Selinunte, Sicily, Italy

A Divine Week in Sicily

Italy
Matusadona Private Safari, Lake Kariba

African Safari Trip of a Lifetime

South Africa

Colombia Highlights 2020 - 2021 Vacation

Colombia
Great Wildebeest Migration, Serengeti

Covid-Safe Tanzania Safari

Tanzania
Gokyo Ri Summit Hike, Everest Region

Everest Base Camp Private Trek

Nepal
Two glasses and a fresh bottle of red wine overlooking the Eiffel Tower Paris

Exclusive Paris 2020 - 2021 Experience

Europe

Ferrari Italy Experience

Italy
Fairy Chimneys, Uchisar in Cappadocia

Best of Turkey 2020 - 2021 Travel

Turkey
Decorated elephant at the annual elephant festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan in India.

India Trip of a Lifetime

India
Crowded Shinsekai District, Tsutenkaku Tower in the background. Illuminated Neon Billboards at Night, Vibrant Osaka Shinsekai Cityscape. Shinsekai, Osaka, Japan, Asia

Japan Trip of a Lifetime

Japan
supercar driving on ice

Ultimate Winter Supercar Driving

Finland
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The Kated Team

We’re a distributed team of travel professionals speaking many languages, united in a passion for extraordinary travel and unforgettable moments. Our backgrounds can be found on different continents in many different aspects of travel, including five-star hotels, tour operations, product and brand development.

David Eder - Director

Lucky me, I get to travel the world seeking out exceptional travel designers and creative travel ideas! It’s more exciting than my previous roles running a large five-star resort and as director as a boutique travel agency. I love how travel helps me make connections with people from very different cultures, and that there is always something and somewhere new to discover.

Stepan Borovec - Chief Operations Officer

Travel has made me who I am and I'm so fortunate I've had the opportunity to really move. As a senior travel designer at a major European DMC I discovered different ways to travel. Some people are passionate about doing it differently and they're the people who inspire me!

Stephen Bailey - Head of Brand

I’ve been so fortunate to travel full time for over ten years now. People call me a digital nomad, but my first job in travel was editing a Sunday newspaper travel supplement. How very analogue! My current role is a lot more rewarding, using my marketing and tech experience to help more people travel differently. I love the search. Every destination has such distinct surprises, impressions and memories, from Botswana to Colombia to India and Pakistan.

Kated Quality Assurance

The Kated Quality Assurance is based on the principle that every trip should be right every time. It helps eliminate misunderstandings so you can book and travel with confidence.

  1. Only the best travel designers – handpicked for their geographical authority, industry reputation unwavering 5* feedback.
  2. Your travel money is held in escrow until the trip is completed
  3. Impartial mediation from Kated if any disagreements arise
  4. . Money-back guarantee covering the first $10,000 if you’re not happy

Read more about the Kated Quality Assurance.