WHEN LUXURY &
A Piece of Art
Ariodante was created in 2014 to challenge the travel industry and to raise the bar when it comes to luxury, exclusivity and creativity.
With a passion for the arts, we began helping clients access the World’s cultural jewels and from there we have become the go-to provider of travel like no other for the discerning few.
CREATING YOUR OWN MASTERPIECE
Ariodante exists because you desire more from your travel experiences. From our network of regional offices, our team of dream-makers use an unrivalled contacts book to develop a one-off experience that’s carefully designed for and around you.
We believe in creation, not curation, which means every Ariodante adventure is completely unique, we leave packages and itineraries to travel agents.
The only limitation is imagination.
SO MUCH MORE
From the very beginning, our passion for the arts and travel has taken us on the most unbelievable adventures.
Through every ultra-exclusive travel experience we devise, our members and their loved ones cherish precious memories to recall for the rest of their lives. This is the core that drives us to constantly surpass ourselves with each and every creation.
A LOVE FOR MUSIC THAT STARTED IT ALL
( Our Founder )
Ariodante’s founder and Colombian composer and conductor Ricardo Araujo has spent his life in the world of art and music. He brings with him the specialist contacts and knowledge that allows Ariodante to access the people, places and experiences that make each trip so special.
Encouraged by his artistic mother, Ricardo became proficient in music at an early age and debuted as a pianist with the Brussels’ Royal Conservatoire Orchestra at just 12 years old. Aged 17, he took on the role of 2nd musical director of the Colombian National Symphony Orchestra and since then, has conducted some of the best orchestras such as the Paris Opera House Orchestra, the Bamberg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresden’s Staatskapelle Orchestra, and was even the first Colombian conductor invited to conduct in the famous Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire.
Ricardo has also been involved in diplomatic, cultural and humanitarian projects working among others for Jacques Chirac and then leading several art projects with museums and also institutions such as UNICEF and the Rotary Club.
HAVING A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE WORLD
( Philosophy and Commitment )
We believe in travelling responsibly. Ariodante has, from the outset, actively supported the arts and our common cultural and natural heritage.
With mass travel increasing around our delicate world, putting in jeopardy some of our dearest treasures, and luxury travel focusing on comfort without regard for the environment, Ariodante has taken a different path –certainly more challenging - but one that makes a real difference.
From our active support for cultural, artistic and conservation projects, to our unwavering commitment to a more responsible way of travelling, Ariodante protects as much as possible, our planet and our heritage.
THE QUINTESSENTIAL EXPRESSION OF LUXURY
( True Luxury is about Freedom )
In a world where luxury consumerism is becoming more democratic, and the once inaccessible is becoming increasingly accessible, our aim is to elevate ourselves and rely on what we believe has been the essence of luxury for centuries: exclusivity, rarity, flawless quality and above all else, elevation above the ordinary.
We acknowledge that our elite clientele are the most discerning people in the World and our goal has always been to give only the best of ourselves. This is why we carefully appoint our providers, and partner with selected brands that share our high values and commitment to excellence.
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