Jean Michael Jefferson

Jean-Michel Jefferson

T+L TOP TRAVEL ADVISOR | NEW ZEALAND SPECIALIST

Jefferson creates getaways in the country's most remote and beautiful spaces, whether it's a boating expedition in the Marlborough Sounds, a helicopter tour of Milford Sound, or a day spent gathering ingredients to make into Maori cuisine.

A polyglot who has spent more than 20 years planning travel throughout New Zealand, Jefferson shines when it comes to planning niche itineraries. Among the recent trips he's coordinated: a chartered spearfishing excursion with one of the country's top experts and a multi-day helicopter safari around the South Island and Fiordland. "One key element throughout these is the incorporation of very special people, at the top of their game," he says. "These are not normal tour guides or drivers but people with a national reputation and often with national awards to their names."

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Spiritual and religious travel

Languages Spoken: English, French, Russian

Minimum Daily Spend: From $500 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: 7.5%

Contact Info

jean-michel@ahipara.com | 64-03-447-3558 | Otago, New Zealand