Journeys Within Ground Operations (JWGO) is a boutique Southeast Asia tour company dedicated to delivering its guests unforgettable, customized trips through Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
Journeys Within Founder and CEO Andrea Ross has been recognized as one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialists since 2007, a Travel + Leisure A-List travel agent, and an inaugural member of the Wendy Perrin WOW List of top travel specialists.
We have always been both a U.S.-based travel agency as well a ground operator based in Southeast Asia – a combination that has earned us our reputation of offering seamless, customised trips from start to finish.
This year, with the launch of JWGO, we’re making our world-class ground operations team in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar available to other selected travel agents and tour operators looking to plan exceptional Southeast Asia experiences for their clients. We owe so much of our success to our incredible team of guides, tour consultants and support staff, and we’d like to share that team with other like-minded travel specialists looking to give their clients the very best of what Southeast Asia has to offer.
Not only does Journeys Within offer incredible custom Southeast Asia tours to places such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Hue, Mandalay, Bagan, Angkor Wat and more, we also offer unique opportunities to leave these tourist hubs and get out into the countryside for an authentic experience to get to know the cultures and the people.
Our Philosophy: Active Philanthropy
Journeys Within specializes in what we call Active Philanthropy – the idea that when we visit a country or community, our visit has a tangible positive impact. We believe that our tour company not only has a responsibility to our guests, but also to the countries in which we live and work. Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Journeys Within as “a pioneer in philanthropic travel,” and we invite you to read more about our Community Support efforts.
Seven Countries, One Team
Journeys Within has offices in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar, and a sales office in the U.S and JWGO representative in London. The local Country Director in each country is there to ensure that all goes as planned, and our amazing guides, drivers and staff all believe in the Journeys Within mission to give your guests the trip of a lifetime.
Founder Andrea Ross still leads a yearly guide training tour, so she personally knows every guide working for Journeys Within. Since the beginning, Journeys Within has been a family company, and even as it has grown, this idea of family has remained at its core. We may be spread over seven countries and speak multiple languages, but we’re one team.
Southeast Asia Travel Specialists
Whether born in Southeast Asia, expats now living in the region, or just travelers with a true love of these countries, our team members are true regional experts. It’s our insider knowledge that helps make the guest’s experience a trip of a lifetime, and it’s what we love to share most of all.