What Our Clients Say
“The Mexico - Cuba trip was so well planned and organised. The tours and activities were so much fun”
Dear Binky and Michael. The Mexico - Cuba trip was so well planned and organised. The tours and activities were so much fun. From the balloon ride to salsa dancing. The restaurants in Mexico were initially a disappointment but when I complained the restaurants were changed to much better ones. We were very happy with the guides and the facilitators at the hotel and airports. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. I'll be referring lots of people your way.
(Journey to Cuba, Mexico)
Manila, January 2020
“A2A (Asia to Africa) Safaris and Journeys, a travel company I have worked with for all my trips to Africa, and South America”
A2A (Asia to Africa) Safaris and Journeys, a travel company I have worked with for all my trips to Africa, and South America. Lit and his team ‘gets’ the pinoy travellers, provides invaluable insights, and can always be relied on to deliver the best services.
(Journey to Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia)
Manila, January 2020
“Cuba may not be for everyone but it was certainly for me, I love the grit and character that hits you in the face once you land. I can’t wait to go back !!! ”
What a way to welcome 2020 than to experience CUBA firsthand. It was definitely an eye opening experience, to learn about its culture and history and find out where the country is going. Likewise it was great to take in the flavors, meet its amazing people ( our tour guide José was the best ) and experience the city and its surprises.
One of them is the connection we had with Cuba during the galleon trade and how Filipinos were brought to the island. The guayabera ( Cuban shirt with four pockets and named after the guava, so they could stuff the fruit in the pockets ) had its origin from Manila then Mexico and then Cuba. That piece of trivia made me quite proud of our little known culture and history.
Cuba may not be for everyone ( no mobile or internet service except In the hotel, lack of five star establishments, etc ) but it was certainly for me, I love the grit and character that hits you in the face once you land. I can’t wait to go back !!!
(Journey to Cuba)
Manila, January 2020
“Vintage Havana. Going back in time.”
(Journey to Cuba)
Singapore, December 2019
“From planning the trip with our travel consultant, getting a personal email from the founder, the expert arrangements in logistics and hosting at the destination, and the follow up after the trip - A2A was with us every step of the way”
Our family had a wonderful trip to Peru that we will never forget. From planning the trip with our travel consultant, getting a personal email from the founder, the expert arrangements in logistics and hosting at the destination, and the follow up after the trip - A2A was with us every step of the way.
(Journey to Peru)
Hong Kong, October 2019
“We couldn’t have asked for more for our anniversary trip and our first time in Latin America and traveling with A2A”
As we are at the tail end of our trip, we just wanted to say thank you for all your help, and that it was lovely doing all the planning with you. We felt so well taken care of every step of the way. And even with the “minor hiccup” of our flight to Cusco getting cancelled, we were in such a good mood that it didn’t really bother us, and arriving in the Sacred Valley was extra appreciated.
We couldn’t have asked for more for our anniversary trip and our first time in Latin America and traveling with A2A.
(Journey to Peru)
Manila, October 2019
“thank you Claire & the a2asafaris team for making a wonderful vacation for your clients”
I did have a wonderful time in Peru especially in Machu Picchu. The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge had a super customer service & I love their food.Its worth the price. Again, thank you Claire & the a2asafaris team for making a wonderful vacation for your clients. WORRY FREE travel.
(Journey to Peru)
Philippines, September 2019
“Havana feels like a city trapped in time. It's like bird watching for the vintage car lover”
Havana feels like a city trapped in time. It's like bird watching for the vintage car lover.
I engaged A2A Journeys to plan my itinerary. They were great. Thanks to Jade Seah for the recommendation.
(Journey to Cuba)
Singapore, September 2019
“Overall, one of our best trips ever! Muchas Gracias Michael!”
I wanted to let you know that our family is having one of the best adventures we have ever had in this South American trip.
We had a charming, knowledgeable and caring guide in Rio – Marcelo - that made the places we visited come alive with his historical context. We enjoyed immensely the local food as we were able to dine in very good restaurants. Our boutique hotel was very comfortable, spacious (we were upgraded to a suite), well located and aesthetically intriguing. Thank you for the welcome drink and goodies that were waiting for us when we first arrived.
Sylvana, our guide in Buenos Aires, was very informative and personable. We enjoyed the beautiful city with its monuments, government buildings, cemetery, parks, stadiums, shops, restaurants and attractions. I particularly liked seeing the fashionable and elegant locals who graced the city. The Argentinian Tango show was absolutely fascinating and entertaining – and apparently inspiring to my wife (but I think it is more about the spirit being willing but the body may not be fully up to it…). They are superb dancers and top athletes with a grace and elan that is captivating.
Our tour guides in Peru, like the previous ones, were knowledgeable, professional and caring of our needs. They made sure they were readily visible when we left the departure area and that we were properly checked-in when we were departing on our next flight. All of our flights in South America departed and arrived on time.
The highlight of the entire trip was experiencing Machu Picchu – it deserves to be included as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The 2nd highlight was our hike to the peak of Wayna Picchu.
So thank you very much for giving me and my family this unique and memorable experience.
Overall, one of our best trips ever ! Muchas Gracias Michael !
(Journey to Argentina, Brazil, Peru)
Manila, September 2019
“But had an incredible time this trip, sceneries are mind-blowing, truly beautiful….”
Hi Lit and Claire – just got back last Saturday and still in the midst of jet lag. But had an incredible time this trip, sceneries are mind-blowing, truly beautiful….
Everyone had so much fun, it was good balance of adventure in the deserts/salt flats/mountains and some city perks in between. Couldn’t have done it otherwise, I think.
The itinerary planning, including the management of the altitude was commendable, Claire. David felt discomfort for only a couple of days, but was such a big improvement from our last Peru trip when he was totally bed-ridden. Nothing of that sort happened on this trip, which was a big relief. Essentially, he didn’t miss anything.
Claire had been a joy to work with, nothing too small or too big to ask, so patient and kind. I even asked about Mexico =( I appreciate always the straight-forward comments and replies, loaded with much insights on culture and balanced with a grip of the potential challenges we might have due to stress/altitude sickness. Loved working with you Claire. THANK YOU.
I'm sure I wasn’t easy to work with, with so many questions, so much much appreciate both your help and kindness!!
(Journey to Argentina, Bolivia, Chile)
Manila, August 2019
“We definitely want to venture back to South America; probably not 2020 but possibly the year after. I have Patagonia in mind, Colombia and others. My Spanish needs more work!”
Just wanted to drop you a short note to thank you for organising an amazing trip for us.
It was worry free from the moment we touched down in Quito, to our departure from Santiago. The local guides (outside of those from the hotels/lodges we stayed) were excellent; always punctual and tours always organised just right to keep the kids engaged and not too tiring. The itinerary we put together was pretty spot on in terms of logistics and nights spent at each location. The only change I would make in hindsight is that 2 nights at Matetic was probably a bit much. We could easily have stayed an extra night at the Explora in Atacama but otherwise everything was perfect.
I can understand why you love Ecuador; it was easily our favourite of the two countries. We loved every property we stayed at for different reasons but Hacienda Zuleta was something else; I think it was down to the software (ie the people) which made it extra special. I cannot rave enough about our time in the Galapagos on the Grace.
Suffering from jetlag and post-holiday blues back in Hong Kong, I am already plotting our next adventures. We definitely want to venture back to South America; probably not 2020 but possibly the year after. I have Patagonia in mind, Colombia and others. My Spanish needs more work!
I’m hoping to explore more of Africa in 2020 so I will be in touch with Kevin in due course.
(Journey to Chile, Ecuador, Galapagos)
Hong Kong, August 2019
“Thanks for helping us put together this trip. Like all A2A trips it gave us another unforgettable experience”
We had a wonderful time. Quasar's pickup services were very attentive and helpful. Their guides on the boat were very attentive and knowledgeable. The accommodations were comfortable. They also managed to tailor the activities to suit all levels of fitness which was great. The need getting used to but that is really difficult to please all. I would just put it down to individual taste and I think we are just not used to Ecuadorian food. Breakfast was always good though.
Thanks for helping us put together this trip. Like all A2A trips it gave us another unforgettable experience.
(Journey to Galapagos)
Singapore, August 2019
“The highlight of the whole trip was swimming with the sea lions in the Galapagos. I will never forget this”
Thank You to you and the team both in HK and Latam for an amazing holiday. Your representatives in both Peru and Ecuador are fantastic - super organized and excellent English.
The highlight of the whole trip was swimming with the sea lions in the Galapagos. I will never forget this. But the birds and wildlife on the first island were amazing especially as it was nesting season.
(Journey to Ecuador, Galapagos, Peru)
Hong Kong, July 2019
“Over all a great trip and I think the itinerary was just right to get a feel for Galapagos”
Touching base to let you know I arrived home over the weekend. Still crazy tired but so happy how the trip went.
It was a very active trip that made me realize an African safari are such leisurely way to see animals.
The Santa Cruz boat was excellently run catering to both young and old, active and less active travelers equally. And very happy with the Western route that allowed us to swim with penguins and sea lions up close in the water. We even spotted that rare Mola Mola (one of the reasons I wanted to do Western cruise) a few meters from our rubber boat.
Pikaia lodge has amazing views and amenities were top notch. The downside of its location is that water based tours added a 40min drive to the port to get on the boat which added to the travel time. It was more tedious than going off shore from the boat. But their yacht was well equipped with very comfy sleeping and lounging areas.
Over all a great trip and I think the itinerary was just right to get a feel for Galapagos.
And Casa Gangotena was so lovely. Henry from Gentian Trail was excellent. Very efficient and lots of info.
Hope you enjoy the clip of me swimming with a sea lion.
(Journey to Ecuador, Galapagos)
Manila, July 2019
“Thank you for the most amazing holidays, everything went exceptionally smoothly with no hiccups at all”
Thank you for the most amazing holidays, everything went exceptionally smoothly with no hiccups at all. Honestly nothing was out of place. Thank you and A2A safaris.
(Journey to Chile, Peru)
Singapore, July 2019