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“Thanks to our knowledgeable guides in Brazil, Peru and Argentina and your company's expertise in arranging our holiday”

We are now on the last leg of our trip, exhausted but happy and well-informed about three new cultures. Thanks to our knowledgeable guides in Brazil, Peru and Argentina and your company's expertise in arranging our holiday. Claire has been very efficient and helpful as well.
 
Looking forward to planning another trip with A2A!

Karina M.
(Journey to Argentina, Brazil, Peru)
Manila, May 2018

“Thank you A2A for taking care of our every need. Always a worry free vacation when you guys are in charge!”

Sandy C. and family
(Journey to Peru)
Manila, May 2018

“In the end, this trip - and traveling in general - has changed us, just like when we went on an African safari in Sabi Sands”

I’d be lying if I said that this trip has been easy. We were constantly out of our comfort zone - the language, the culture, the cold arid weather, and the high altitude. We have been Westernized enough to find comfort in Starbucks, McDonald’s and being surrounded by people who understand and speak English. Even just getting to this spot on this rock wasn’t easy. Why spend close to 30 hours of traveling, riding planes, trains, buses and vans, just to spend only 3 hours here - for some pix and videos? Why spend money when you can just Google Machu Picchu?

In the end, this trip - and traveling in general - has changed us, just like when we went on an African safari in Sabi Sands. There is growth when you venture outside your comfort zone, when there are no Starbucks shops and when no one speaks English. (On the flip side, it is cool to speak in Tagalog because no one understands you haha). Soon you start to (and have to) speak some passable Spanish just to be understood - tienes otros colores, donde esta baño, que es eso? And the most important Spanish phrase - TIENES WI-FI AQUI?

This trip has been worth it. We have met some amazing people, and I have met 3 new NRC running friends in Lima. I sometimes go through videos and pix of Machu Picchu on my phone and shake my head in wonder and disbelief. Truly it has been a journey of a lifetime. I’d do this again in a heartbeat. 

Jael W.
(Journey to Peru)
Manila, May 2018

“It’s hard to figure out which one is the highlight of our trip... the diversity of each destination made a perfect mix”

Hi Claire,

Our trip was simply amazing and unforgettable. It’s hard to figure out which one is the highlight of our trip... the diversity of each destination made a perfect mix. And yes, you’re right about Patagonia and the glacier trek... it was a sight to behold and a once in a lifetime experience. 
 
Everything was just seamless... from the planning stage and the well-curated hotels/properties... to the efficient and knowledgeable guides and assistants (Marcelo, Fernando, Gustavo, Malou, Eduardo, Karin, and Lucas) assigned to us. I never expected that we would breeze through our much-daunted numerous internal flights without your airport to airport assistance. Thanks to you, and Michael as well. 

With that said, I’m now planning a safari trip, this time, with my children and grandchildren. Many, many thanks for the wonderful experience.

Amy Manas
(Safari to Argentina, Brazil, Peru)
Manila, May 2018

“You had made our South America trip truly “A Journey of a Lifetime. Bravo ...”

You had made our South America trip truly “A Journey of a Lifetime. Bravo .. indeed an “Amazing” trip. Looking forward to another journey with a2asafaris! Thank you so much!

Olivia M.
(Journey to Argentina, Brazil, Peru)
Manila, May 2018

“After a hassle and incident-free trip to Africa a couple of years ago, there was no hesitation on my part to go back to A2A to handle my travel plans for Lima, Machu Pichu and Cusco -- and I was not disappointed!”

Another well executed trip - this time to Peru. After a hassle and incident-free trip to Africa a couple of years ago, there was no hesitation on my part to go back to A2A to handle my travel plans for Lima, Machu Pichu and Cusco -- and I was not disappointed! Where to next?!

Gary L.
(Journey to Peru)
Toronto, April 2018

“It was truly an experience of a lifetime”

We had a fantastic time and we’re still recovering somewhat from the jet lag. It was truly an experience of a lifetime. We would definitely look into exploring the other parts of South America and even revisiting some. 

Clifford R.
(Journey to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru)
Singapore, April 2018

“The most amazing scenery in life is the calm and calmness of the heart - Yang Jiang”

人生最曼妙的風景,竟是內心的淡定與從容……我們曾如此期盼外界的認可,到最後才知道:世界是自己的,與他人毫無關係。
—— 楊絳

The most amazing scenery in life is the calm and calmness of the heart... we have been so looking forward to the recognition of the outside world that the world is its own and has nothing to do with others - Yang Jiang

Stephanie C.
(Journey to Chile)
Taipei, April 2018

“Thank you so much for our wonderful holiday in Mexico. We only had positive experiences at every turn”

Dear Binky, Claire, Michael and our guides and drivers:
 
Thank you so much for our wonderful holiday in Mexico. We enjoyed all your choices and arrangements for us very much. We are happy to discover a new country and be so impressed with its people and progressiveness. We only had positive experiences at every turn. 
 
Thanks for everything! Will be promoting Mexico and A2A/Journey Mexico every chance we get. 

Malu + Mon
(Journey to Mexico)
Manila, April 2018

“Absolutely loved Antarctica!”

We had the Drake lake on the way to Antarctica and the Drake shake on the way back. The captain and crew have been absolutely amazing in bringing us around the severe weather and taking care of us. We have a story to tell now experiencing up to 12m swell ;-) Arrived in Ushuaia at 8am, just in time for disembarkation :-)

Super quick note to say a HUGE thank you for helping us plan the trip with Polar Lattitudes. We had a fantastic time and would not hesitate a milisecond to do it all again.

Christine and Karl
(Journey to Antarctica)
Singapore, March 2018

“Many years from now, I can close my eyes and I will still be able to see that deep blue glacier and the crackle of its ice, the sound and smell of an island overrun with penguins, and the laughter and excitement of friends and crew alike...”

The majestic landscape was expected, the bitter cold that hit your unprotected skin was also expected, even the adorable march of the penguins was expected. What was not expected was the hospitality of the Filipino crew on board the Quark Expedition ship Ocean Endeavour.

The Filipino food was excellent and it surely felt like I was back in Manila while cruising along in Antarctica. It made us feel as if it was an exclusive cruise and that the Ocean Endeavour was our personal yacht. I'm sure the crew members are well trained to treat all passengers this way but I think it was a special treat for them to see fellow Filipinos as passengers and to be especially welcoming in "their" home/ship.

I celebrated my 50th birthday on this trip and what made it memorable were the friends that accompanied me and the crew that made sure it was a once in a lifetime experience.

The magnificent glaciers, the vast stretches of pure white snow, the crackling of ice, the awe-inspiring movement up-close of the Antarctic wildlife, the historical refuge huts that seem to whisper its past with every creak of the wood -- all can be captured via a photo or video. What cannot be captured is the feeling you get as you experience them and let the moment just overwhelm you. Many years from now, I can close my eyes and I will still be able to see that deep blue glacier and the crackle of its ice, the sound and smell of an island overrun with penguins, and the laughter and excitement of friends and crew alike as we made a small part of the 7th continent home.

Nick Tongson
(Journey to Antarctica)
Herndon, VA, January 2018

“It was amazing. It was definitely an adventure more than a cruise. Last picture with the zodiac, that’s my 10 year old son with the red life vest. He enjoyed this trip immensely”

Just wanted to touch base and let you know that the Quark boat was lovely. Honestly, we all felt it was such a blessing to be switched from Ponant because the whole kitchen service and cook, bar staff, waiters and housekeeping were Filipino...as in all of them. They really took care of us and it made all the difference in this trip.  

It was amazing to cruise through icy Antarctic waters enjoying tinola, monggo soup, nilagang baka for lunch. Every day they would surprise us with Filipino comfort food. They made lunch service so warm and friendly.  And for the birthday of Nick, the Filipino waitstaff came out and gave him a rousing happy birthday singing...Filipino style. But Nick’s highlight is eating Filipino food every day in the Antarctic. 

Thank you so much for this trip. It was amazing. It was definitely an adventure more than a cruise. The upgrade to the suites really gave us so much comfort during the whole trip. I attached some pictures from our trip. Last picture with the zodiac, that’s my 10 year old son with the red life vest. He enjoyed this trip immensely. 

Cecile Litonjua-Ramos and family
(Journey to Antarctica)
Manila, January 2018

“I make a wish, not to return, which I hope to do, but that others should be so fortunate to see what I have seen, that there is magic in this world, and that we do everything we can to preserve it”

The sleek metallic silhouette of the Airstream could be mistaken for a spaceship and I feel like I’m on another planet. I lie on a bed of salt and gaze at a million pinpricks twinkling in the sky, smudges of white marking the Milky Way, and a lone shooting star streaking across the blackness.

I make a wish, not to return, which I hope to do, but that others should be so fortunate to see what I have seen, that there is magic in this world, and that we do everything we can to preserve it.

Kee Foong via Hong Kong Tatler
(Journey to Bolivia)
Hong Kong, January 2018

“The Antarctic cruise had a competent expedition team and great Filipino staff. Argentina deserves a second visit, maybe to the wine area and the Iguazu falls”

It was a beautiful trip, except for half a day of sea sickness on the way to Antarctica (which I overcame on the way back, even with rougher seas, by looking out to the waves and the horizon before lying down to sleep).  The cruise had a competent expedition team and great Filipino staff.  Argentina deserves a second visit, maybe to the wine area and the Iguazu falls.

Thanks for the great arrangements, as usual!  Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to your family and everyone in A2A!

Nonoy and Irene
(Journey to Antarctica, Argentina)
Manila, December 2017

“Pumas, glaciers, base of towers, Tierra Patagonia - it's all been awesome!”

Hello dear! Just want to thank you heaps for all your help, advice and reassurance for the fabulous Atacama/Patagonian experience. It was awesome and i will definitely be recommending you to my friends :)

Yvonne Soong and family
(Journey to Argentina, Chile)
Singapore, December 2017