A world beyond.
Hassle-free planning, regional Tour Directors & Local Guides, Handpicked hotels and inclusions, seamless transportation, VIP access, and rare Local Favourites that go beyond the guidebook. 

 

Adventure is knocking.
Turn “never thought I would” into “glad I did” with a budget-friendly tour that includes all the essentials plus a great mix of included excursions and free time. 

 

You're a lone ranger but don't want to be completely alone. We'll help plan your itinerary and set you up with our friends. Less hassles, more amazing, that's Monograms.

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Lighting the Path to a Better Tomorrow

From our inception, Monograms has cast a light on the world’s most fascinating places and people – inviting wayfarers and wanderers like you to bask in their glory, intrigue and wonder. Along the way, we’ve helped travellers uncover ancient traditions while meeting the locals dedicated to preserving them; to meander historic hallways while giving back to the societies that safeguard them; and to put down the guidebooks and pick up a greater understanding of the world and its people. 

Immersed in enlightening experiences, we naturally gain a deeper appreciation – one that leads to greater compassion, consideration and curiosity as we ask ourselves, what else can we do to protect our planet, preserve our sacred places and help humankind?  

Enter the Monograms® Lighthouse Project – an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe’s greater good. Monograms, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways, Cosmos, and Globus, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Pathways Project
Opening doors to new opportunities in the travel industry.

The Pathways Project is a coalition of leading travel organisations dedicated to broadening access to career paths in travel that lack diversity, from tour guides to entrepreneurship. Their mission is to reduce hiring inequalities in the Group Tourism industry by creating pathways for employment, entrepreneurship, and personal transformation.

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PLANET
Keeping the world in its best light.

While nothing is more exciting than tracing the paths of historic legends, nothing is more rewarding than doing so with the most minimal footprint. We make every effort to conserve and preserve in each destination. To protect waterways and wildlife and shine a light on organisations that do the same.

Now, our efforts include carbon offsetting for all Avalon Waterways’ guests with help from Trees4Travel. Through this partnership, Avalon is donating trees to be planted on behalf of our cruisers to offset carbon emissions. You also have the opportunity to quickly, easily and impactfully offset your flights and holidays through Trees4Travel

The planet-focused initiatives we support include:

  • The Ocean Cleanup
  • Trees4Travel
  • Wildland Firefighter Association
  • Vital Ground Foundation – Grizzly Bear Recovery*
  • Wildlife Conservation Network, Lion Recovery Fund
  • South African Parks Honorary Rangers

*visited on trip 

Additionally, we shine a light on the following organisations through a combination of holiday visits and donations:

  • Monkey Rehabilitation Center, Brazil
  • Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Baby Elephant & Rhino Rescue, Kenya
  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, China
  • National Kiwi Conservation Project, New Zealand
  • Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, Australia
  • The Kangaroo Sanctuary, Australia

PEOPLE
Helping the communities of the world shine.

It’s not just the splendid landscapes and landmarks that make travel so rewarding – it’s the unique people we meet along the way and the cultures they hold dear. We are dedicated to protecting, respecting and supporting the extraordinary communities of the world as well as improving the individual lives within them. The measure of the Lighthouse Project’s success?  – The megawatt smiles we see along the way.

The people-focused organisations we support include:

  • Landmine Design
  • Rural Aid
Additionally, we shine a light on the following organisations through a combination of holiday visits and donations:
  • Mother Theresa’s Missionaries of Charity
  • KOTO Hospitality Training Center, Vietnam
  • Local orphanage, Cambodia
  • Local school English class, Cambodia
  • Local school, Tanzania
  • Indigenous Amazon communities (via lodge stays), Ecuador and Peru
  • Home visits, Peru

PLACES
Reflecting on the past; Brightening the future.

The parks, palaces, museums and monuments we enjoy today are the result of previous generations passionately committed to preservation. By way of the Lighthouse Project, we aim to pay it forward – staying light years ahead of preservation – so that future generations can enjoy the same glorious places to relax, renew and reflect.

While every one of our destinations is precious to us, here are some of the sights and attractions we have supported – many of which we also visit on trip:
  • National Civil Rights Museum, Tennessee*
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho*
  • Yosemite National Park, Nevada, California*
  • Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre, British Columbia*
  • USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii*
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, New Mexico*
  • Alaska Native American Heritage Center, Alaska*
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, Alberta*
  • Museum of the Cherokee Indian, North Carolina*

*visited on trip

Additionally, Monograms team members take pride in being active participants in the travel community, spearheading and participating in dozens of volunteer programs and events.