Curiosity is in our nature; it ignites our desire to explore and motivates us to walk away from monotony.

We travel to broaden our horizons, recharge and amaze ourselves by the diversity of the planet. Yet, experiencing unforgettable adventure requires a significant amount of effort which can be intimidating and deter us from exploration outside our comfort zone.

We’re here to facilitate meaningful, hassle free travel for those who are eager to discover the world but find themselves disheartened by the prospect of planning. We curate authentic experiences that expose travelers to places, people and events that provoke the mind. We leverage local recommendations centering itineraries on elements that add zest and authenticity to travel plans.

Monarch & Swift embodies the extraordinary nature of the Swift for all travelers — a bird which rarely touches the ground after it’s first taste of flight. Our passion is to bring the extraordinary closer by breaking boundaries, opening new worlds, and bringing thrill back into people’s lives.

The level of detail in our itinerary allowed us to ENJOY our trip to Mexico City rather than fuss over the logistics of traveling. What sets Monarch & Swift apart is their ability to introduce you to people (or activities) you otherwise wouldn’t find. From a hot air balloon ride over the Teotihuacan pyramids to a mezcal tasting in the home of a local distiller, we got to meet and experience new things we never would have considered had we planned the trip on our own. You won’t regret working with Monarch & Swift to help plan your trip!



How long does it take to turn an itinerary?

Because every itinerary is built from scratch, it’s impossible to provide a generic timeline. A three-day staycation will have a faster turnaround than a two week, multi destination international vacation.

At the end of the initial conversation we will let you know how long it will take us to create your itinerary.

If you have a hard deadline, please be sure to mention this upfront so we can make your trip a priority.

Help! My trip is a few days away. Can you help me?

If you’re in a last-minute pinch (~72 hrs to the start of your trip), email [email protected] with the subject line “Help! 72 Hr Turnaround” and complete this questionnaire. We’ll get back to you ASAP to confirm whether we can accommodate your request. If we can, you’ll be charged a RUSH fee of $20 per day of your trip.

Can I see a sample itinerary?


Here is a sample itinerary that will give you a better sense for what it’s like to travel with Monarch & Swift. Of course, this is just a sample, tailored to someone whose tastes probably don’t match yours. When you travel with Monarch & Swift, you’ll work 1-on-1 with one of our staff, who will build an itinerary specifically for you.

Why should I use Monarch & Swift instead of doing it myself?

In sum, peace of mind. Daydreaming about everything you want to do and see on vacation is fun. Organizing all that information into a cohesive plan is not.  Mapping how far one place is from another, how to get there, deciphering which attractions are clustered close to one another, how long you should expect to spend in each spot, and what’s open when is frustrating and time consuming.  

    • EASE: The average person will spend 30+ hours planning a weeklong vacation. It’s our job to scour and scrutinize the latest and greatest places around the world, cutting through the noise of travel forums and review sites.  Instead of combing countless blogs, aimed at tourists with authors incentivized by kickbacks, leave the planning to us. 
    • EXPERTISE:  We are versed in the travel and tourism industry and we remain at the forefront of emerging destinations, travel trends and lesser known excursions.
    • AUTHENTICITY: We have a knack for finding authentic establishments that highlight the local flavor. We leverage local recommendations centering itineraries on elements that add zest to travel plans.  Trips are designed to promote local culture with responsible travel practices at the core of our recommendations.
Do you have a Satisfaction Guarantee?

We guarantee you’ll have an exceptional experience working and traveling with us, with a 100% money-back guarantee if you don’t. Our team takes pride in staying current on experiences, excursions, attractions and accommodations —all so you don’t have to experience the time-consuming hassle of planning travel yourself.

By its nature, with travel comes some level of uncertainty. Perhaps the guide for your mezcal tasting feels under-the-weather? Or it downpours the day you’re set to do a street art tour? It’s impossible to account for every second of every day. With that in mind, here are the specific circumstances in which we will work with you to make it right:

    • We will update and rework your itinerary until you’re completely satisfied. We’re 100% confident we can create a travel plan that you’ll be excited for, and we’ll work with you until you’re happy. If after 3 rounds of iterations you feel we won’t be able to meet your needs, we’ll offer you a 100% refund. Please note – we will iterate as many times as needed to satisfy your expectations and you are not limited to 3 rounds. We simply ask you to give us the opportunity to iterate 3 times before requesting a refund.
    • Trip cancellations: We’re unfortunately unable to refund your planning service fees due to trip cancellations. If your trip is delayed due to any extenuating circumstances, we are happy to rearrange your itinerary for free. If your trip is postponed for the foreseeable future, let us know when you’re heading there next and we’ll update your itinerary for those new dates—you’ll have access to your itinerary indefinitely!
I’m not sure where I want to go. Can you help?

Of course. We love consulting on the ideal destination for your trip based on the amount of time you have, interests, budget, goals etc. Fill out this travel questionnaire, answer what you can and one of our experts will reach out.

How much does it cost? And what’s included?

Check out our ‘How it Works’ page to read more about our process, pricing and what’s included in our services.

Do I pay upfront?

We require a 50% deposit before we start building your itinerary. Because each itinerary is built from scratch, we invest a significant amount of time before we deliver the final product. Once the itinerary is to your satisfaction, the remaining balance will be charged.

Can I give Monarch & Swift as a gift?


Check out our itinerary options, add-ons, and more hereGifts don’t expire and can be used anytime. Your gift is delivered via email (unless otherwise requested) making it the ideal last-minute present.