Blink and it’s Gone: Exclusive Experiences with Black Tomato

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.

One of our favorite travel companies, Black Tomato, has created a series of exclusive experiences using custom-designed temporary structures in some of the world’s most remote locations, such as the Gobi Desert, glaciers in Iceland and areas deep inside tropical jungles. Upon your departure, the camp is taken apart and the landscape returned to pristine condition, ensuring that no guest will have the same experience as another and that every single aspect of the trip is personalized to your specifications. Whether you want to arrive by helicopter or astride a camel, have a butler or adventure guide, local cook or internationally known chef, a group of safari-style tents for a family gathering or a bubble built for two, you can create your dream experience and rest easy knowing that it can’t be reproduced. Here, dramatic dome tents are set up on the epic salt flats in Bolivia. Have Black Tomato bring a professional photographer to capture your journey in one of the most awe-inspiring locations on earth (the salt flats reflect the sky, playing with your sense of perspective).