A Unique Holiday Company

Spirit Journeys Worldwide Ltd is a boutique luxury travel agent specialising in providing amazing group experiences in awe inspiring and spiritually uplifting destinations worldwide ensuring great memories are made for a liftetime for a vacation like no other, an ATOL registered travel agency/tour operator, we also act as a DMC (Destination Management Company) for services in Scotland and also as an Inbound travel agency. Our seat is in Inverness, the heart of the Highlands and Scotland.

Choose us because of our

  • Our expertise in creating the perfect, unique tour.

  • Our recommendations, 70% of our customers are repeat customers.

  • Our creativity – we know how to scratch beneath the surface and show you all the hidden corners and undiscovered paths you didn’t know you even wanted to see.

Tell us your story and your ideas for the perfect trip and watch us work our magic. We know how to create a holiday of your dreams, we know the perfect recipe. We have been doing it for more than 30 years and still do it with the same passion and excitement we always have. When a professional and well-experienced team works with you toward your vision, the success is inevitable and you will know the difference.

Our tours

We can offer you a wide palette of unforgettable journeys in order to organise a perfect tour for you- cultural tours, yoga and wellness retreats, wildlife spotting, trekking, golf tours, culinary tours, whisky tours, archaeology tours, tailor-made tours, private and group tours. As a small independent travel agency, we pride ourselves to be experts in providing breathtaking tours, where you can spend memorable time exploring undiscovered paths and trails with our well experienced team.

We also offer extremely popular Outlander tours, where we can show you all the filming locations, where the inspiration came from and even have you have dinner with the cast.

We also pride ourself on being the winner of many wedding awards as we can provide highly specialized, tailor-made group tours, events, bespoke Weddings and unforgettable honeymoons.

Responsible Tourism

Spirit Journeys team are one of the devoted followers of the responsible tourism concept. Our aim is to improve people’s lives in host countries. Throughout our tours, we are continuously developing responsible activities and support a wide range of projects that are making difference in these communities. For instance, in Cambodia and Myanmar, half of the fees go to the villages enrichment funds. We always hire local guides, promote local products, food, culture and customs.

Concerning the responsible tourism concept, we’ve got our own set of beliefs:

  • We respect responsible tourism concept because we care about people in general.

  • We believe that ‘generosity and cooperation outweigh survival of the fittest in the struggle for human survival’.

  • We act globally but think locally.

  • We believe that everyone deserves a chance for a better living.

  • We believe that protecting the biodiversity is our commitment and mission.

  • We believe that sharing good ideas with noble aims – does matter and if make any difference, this world will become a better place for us, you and all the generations to come.

Code of ethics for travellers

  • Travel with a genuine desire to learn more about the people of your host country. Acquaint yourself with local customs and be aware of the feelings of other people, thus preventing what might be intrusive behaviour on your part.

  • Your pre-trip research can be continued by asking questions while you are there. Any attempt to learn even a few words of the relevant language will make this a more rewarding experience for all involved.

  • Realise that often the people in the country you visit have time concepts and approaches different from your own.

  • Don’t treat people as part of the landscape, they may not want their picture taken. Put yourself in their shoes, ask permission first, and respect their wishes. Many people love to see images of themselves so if you are somewhere remote with your digital camera then do show the locals the pictures you have just taken of them with the wonders of modern technology!

  • Do not make promises to people in your host country unless you can carry them through.

  • Ensure that your behaviour has no impact on the natural environment. Avoid picking flowers, removing seeds, damaging coral, and even buying souvenirs such as shells and skins. Understand that there can be no guarantees when it comes to wildlife, all sightings are a bonus.

  • Try and put money into local people’s hands: drink local beer or fruit juice rather than imported brands and buy and eat locally produced food. When you are shopping, even where bargaining is expected, do inject humour and remember a low price almost certainly means a lower wage for the maker.

  • If you want to take gifts make sure they are appropriate (for example there are few dentists in remote communities, so sweets are not recommended).

  • If you really want your experience to be a ‘home away from home’, it may be foolish to waste money on travelling!

Our team

Our team consists of a fantastic group of energetic, open minded people who with deal their job with devotion passion and creativity.

Julia MacLeay, the founder and director has been organizing amazing journeys all over the world for more than 30 years for delighted clients worldwide. She has a love for the whole process of the the trip, from first outlines to the finishing stage. Always open to listen to your ideas and needs, Julia creates a unforgettable journey.

Claire MacLeay Is our experts for all things Disney, theme park and USA related.

Lucy MacLeay, always up to speed, is our Social Media and Marketing Manager.

Winner of Scottish Honeymoon Planner 2015