From the Founder
The genesis of VIVID Travel dates back to 2008 on our honeymoon. I loved the cocktail of experiences my wife had designed for us across South Africa, Zambia and Mauritius. The highlight for me was white water rafting down the Zambezi river even though I spent more time in the river than the boat!
I found the variety of experiences really magical and decided someone needed to save the world from boring holidays. We now have three children and soon realised that just like honeymooners, solo travellers, groups and couples, families have specific and different requirements when travelling. I became frustrated dealing with travel companies that did not seem to understand connecting rooms and car seats were not optional extras but essential requirements. I knew we could do better and the idea was born.
In 2015 I was finally able to realise that ambition and founded VIVID Travel with one simple purpose: enable everyone, families included, to enjoy extraordinary travel, packed with a variety of memorable experiences.
We have travelled with VIVID Travel extensively as a family including an epic adventure across Hong Kong and China. We understand and cater for the different needs different people have. That is the beauty of a personally designed trip. There really are no limits. You can have complete confidence in our Travel Designers, they are all 100% genuine experts in their chosen destinations, and will be on-hand to help you every step of the way from the first conversation on, including during your trip overseas and thereafter.
We are proud to be owner managed and to offer you a very personal service. You are welcome to contact me directly anytime.
Kane Pirie - Managing Director & Founder
The VIVID Travel Team
Each VIVID vacation is unique; designed with genuine expertise and destination knowledge by Travel Designers who have lived in and traveled extensively across the countries they specialise in. They have an unrivaled first-hand knowledge of all the experiences, accommodation and transport options available.
Managing Director and Founder
Kane has served as a director with ABTA, the UK trade association, alongside several other company boards. He occasionally admits to being a Chartered Accountant.
Favourite country: New Zealand
Dramatic and diverse landscapes, incredible outdoors, world class wine and some of the most unique wildlife in the world
Favourite country: USA
There is so much to see and do in this expansive land, the USA is home to some of the world's most incredible National Parks, iconic buzzing cities and fascinating history.
Favourite country: Italy
Renowned for its art, culture, style and of course its outstanding culinary scene, I can't stay away. Sunny days on the banks of beautiful Lake Como just can't be beaten.
Favourite country: Ecuador & Galapagos
Wildlife opportunities are endless, one minute you are snorkelling with sea lions, the next face to face with a blue-footed booby.
Favourite country: China
Impossible to sum up, you can see every kind of landscape, soak up the most vibrant cities and enjoy the tastiest food.
Favourite country: Canada
Born in Toronto, my heart lies in Western Canada. The spectacular landscapes, incredible wildlife and outdoorsy culture keep me heading back for my fix year after year.
Favourite country: Namibia
Namibia feels like taking a step back in time, as well as into another world. This incredibly special place offers perspective, nature, wildlife, history and a very warm welcome!
Favourite country: Sri Lanka
I love the diverse landscapes and the vibrancy and flavours of the Indian Subcontinent.Sri Lanka’s tea plantations, boutique hotels and stunning beaches are never far from my mind.
Favourite country: Myanmar
I love the mystery of this undiscovered country, and will always remember the beautiful sunsets over Bagan's temples
Favourite country: Canada
There are so many beautiful things to see and exciting things to do across the entire country. I lived in Tofino and loved every minute!
Favourite country: Zambia
White-water rafting on the Zambezi was an adrenaline rush you just have to try for yourself!
Favourite country: Scotland
Long walks on Hebridean beaches, chasing sheep and North Sea swims.
Where to find us
Come and meet us! Our Travel Designers are extraordinarily friendly, full of ideas and would love to talk you through your custom made vacation plans over a cup of coffee!