As a documentary photographer and commercial drone pilot, I was interested to hear about US-based luxury tour operator, VIP Journeys, and the launch of their ‘Drone My Trip’ holidays

Travellers planning that trip-of-a-lifetime to Latin America can now add a first-on-the-planet edge to their adventure with the launch of Drone My Trip, a unique new service which pairs the latest technology with some of the most iconic, exotic and unspoiled destinations in the world.

Drone My Trip gives travellers the chance to set out on their voyage of discovery with their very own drone photographer. Changing the paradigm of travel photography forever, the high res Drone My Trip service is an exclusive, unique way to capture memories of a lifetime. 

“Pictures are worth a thousand words, but videos are worth so much more. We wanted to give families the chance to enjoy their trip and not worry about getting the perfect shot – because a Drone My Trip photographer will be capturing it every step of the way in superb 4k using the latest drone technology,” Michael Eiseman, co-founder of VIP Journeys, told Essential Journeys.

VIP Journeys specialise in trips to Latin and Central America – a rich melting pot of ancient cultures, sun-drenched beaches, cosmopolitan cities, wonders of the world and an abundance of wildlife and breathtaking natural vistas. From the plains of Patagonia to the colours of Rio de Janeiro, Drone My Trip gives travellers the freedom to tailor their itinerary and then set out on the tour of a lifetime, accompanied by a seasoned GoPro/drone photographer to capture every unforgettable moment and unmissable panoramas in high resolution film.

Replacing standard iPhones and personal cameras with the best drones available, means holiday memories include shots ordinary travellers simply can’t get – whether that’s a close-up of a Giant Tortoise in the Galapagos, shooting underwater, or filming wild horses galloping through Patagonia.

As vacationers travel through their customized journey, they’ll be safe in the knowledge they don’t have to panic about getting the ‘perfect’ shot, and they might even forget their professional drone photographer is there – unless they want to learn more about the process of making the video.

Drone My Trip makes for the perfect vacation video. Shot in astonishing high resolution, travellers will return home to a professionally edited feature which takes all the stunning parts of their vacation and turn them into an incredible video of the trip, professionally produced and suitable for sharing online via YouTube.

The footage is delivered as a high definition clip, an average of 3-5 minutes in length with graphics and music added.

“Gone are the days of forgetting still images online, spending valuable time organising mountains of photos, slideshow viewing party doldrums and vacation interruptions. Now, our clients can relax and completely immerse themselves in their once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation. This is an ideal travel product for multi-generational families embarking on a vacation together, where there is a desire to perhaps limit screen time and hours spent with iPhone in hand,” said Michael Eiseman.

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To see example footage from the most recent Drone My Trip by VIP Journeys experience, visit