Experience the world's most intriguing destinations with iconic figures in food, wine, sports, entertainment and global culture.
AuthentEscapes' innovative concept in experiential travel is the brainchild of travel gurus Malaka and Ryan Hilton. Malaka has been recognized among Travel + Leisure's top recommended Travel Specialists for her expertise in Egypt since 2004. Ryan has been endorsed by readers of Condé Nast Traveler for his specialty in the Southern African Safari every year since 2003.
Malaka and Ryan are known throughout the luxury travel industry for having established the Virtuoso-Member, boutique agency Admiral Travel International, which opened in 1997 with a focus on one-of-a-kind escorted group departures.
With Malaka's connections in Egypt and Ryan's expertise as a former guide at Londolozi Reserve, Egypt and South Africa were their initial specialties. Over time, The Hiltons have earned a reputation for providing a quality product, brilliant execution in the destination and, most importantly, keeping a smile on their guests' faces with grace and apparent ease. As a result, they've attracted an impressive portfolio of clients seeking once-in-a-lifetime experiences in exotic locales.
To date, The Hiltons have prepared and escorted experiences throughout the world for high profile individuals as well as groups such as St. Regis Residence Club, Bon Appetit Magazine, The Churchill Centre and numerous philanthropic, culinary and cultural organizations. They enjoy preferred relationships with the top providers of luxury, adventure and expedition experiences, and continue to expand their portfolio of partners through a global network of elite suppliers.
Malaka maintains recognition from Travel + Leisure for her expertise as an Egypt destination specialist for over 10 years.
In addition to his Safari expertise, Ryan is among the few Accredited Space Agents selected to represent the Virgin Galactic suborbital flight experience.
The Hilton's have put together a myriad of VIP escorted experiences for guests including a private visit of the Egyptian Museum with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, lunch in Italy featuring a traditional Tuscan pig roast with performing artist Sting and his wife Trudie Styler at their private villa, Il Palagio, backstage access at Andrea Bocelli's annual concert at the purpose-built Theatro Del Silenzio in his home town of Lajatico, and discovering the dynamic flavors of Japan's culinary scene led by Chef Roy Yamaguchi.
Space on AuthentEscapes escorted journeys is available on a limited basis and requires deposit to secure your reservation. Please contact us if you are interested in creating or hosting an exclusive AuthentEscapes departure.