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Wonders Down Under

“Jacintha is the best!  She planned two amazing trips for us: one to Fiji and New Zealand in 2013 and one to Australia (including Tasmania) in 2014.  Both trips included sightseeing and hiking. For the Fiji/New Zealand adventure, we spent the first week at a lovely resort on a private island in Fiji. We snorkeled off the beach, took advantage of a treehouse spa, and enjoyed the beauty of the island and the warmth of the people.  We never would have found this island retreat on our own.  In New Zealand we visited both the north and south island and experienced some of the most awesome natural beauty:  an afternoon sail in Auckland  harbor, geysers in Rotorua, hot water beach on Coromandel peninsula, and two of the nine “great walks” of New Zealand (a four day hike along the northern coast of the South Island in Abel Tasman National Park and the unforgettable five day hike along the Milford Track.)  We stayed in delightful B&Bs we also never would have found on our own. For Australia, we spent a month exploring this very diverse country.  We started off in Sydney where Jacintha encouraged us to do the Sydney Bridge Climb which turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip.  We hiked in the Blue Mountains, spent a week in Tasmania hiking both Cradle Mountain and the four day “Bay of Fires” along the spectacular northeastern coastline.  We stayed in three five star lodges (on Kangaroo Island, in Daintree Rainforest, and on Hamilton Island (Great Barrier Reef).  Jacintha convinced us to step up to these amazing resorts and they were worth every penny.  She made both trips absolutely seamless.  Thank you Jacintha! Can’t wait to return to this wonderful part of our world! “

Steven & Sandra F., Carmichael, CA

Australia

Australia


Tahiti Honeymoon Getaway

“Working with Jacintha Perera was amazing! Island Getaways planned the most amazing honeymoon we could have ever asked for! Everything on our trip was planned out for us, and the escorts met us for each of our excursions were easy to find. E…veryone was so very nice and pleasant from the hotel staff to the restaurants and your guides. We received an itinerary before our trip with tips and advice which made packing much easier. The excursions were all small groups and very personalized. Having Island Getaways plan our honeymoon was the most stress free wedding decision we made. They planned a perfect trip and my husband I couldn’t have asked for a better trip. I will be using Island Getaways for many trips in the future!”
Lexi & Chris C., Tucson,  Arizona
Lexi & Chris Tahiti

 

Fiji Honeymoon Adventure Getaway

“From the minute I called Jacintha with Island Getaways she put my mind at ease about planning the trip of a lifetime for my honeymoon. Her professionalism, detailed knowledge of the Pacific Islands and friendly personable manner immediately won my confidence that she was the right person to plan my trip. Throughout the entire trip process she was amazing. She answered every question I had which put my mind completely at ease. Every detail of my trip was planned to perfection all I had to do was sit back and enjoy it!”

Mike & Andrea S., Tucson, Arizona

Cook Islands Adventure Getaway

“Working with Jacintha is really a pleasure. She really listens to your preferences and makes suggestions that are pleasing because they are informed. Her service is top notch: first rate concierge level with every detail taken care of. Jacintha told me all I had to do was show up and she was right. It was the vacation of a lifetime and I can hardly wait to do it again.”

Amanda J., Wheatland, California

Greece & Greek Isles Getaway

 “We were referred to Jacintha and Island Getaways by two close friends who use her services regularly and who gave her nothing but glowing reviews. From our very first meeting with Jacintha, we knew that we would be in good hands! She listened carefully to us as we described the vacation that we envisioned: a cruise through the Greek islands, followed by a couple of land tours on mainland Greece with unstructured time to visit relatives living in Athens. And after weeks of thoughtful communication and planning, Jacintha turned our dreams into a reality! Since we were inexperienced cruisers, Jacintha helped us choose a cruise line that met our desired itinerary (14-days including Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, etc.) and also allowed us to travel in comfort and style. And because of her affiliation with so many travel professional networks, she was able to offer us a complimentary, full-day, private tour of Athens during the cruise. With the cruise booked, Jacintha switched her focus on creating a custom itinerary for the land portion of our vacation. This is where her expertise and connections within the world of travel made her absolutely invaluable. After the cruise, we were met by a local tour manager in Athens who described the week that Jacintha had designed for us: Three days on a small-group tour to visit Delphi and Meteora, followed by 4 days in Athens and a day trip to Epidavros and Nafplio. During that time, we met my family living in Athens, which was definitely a highlight for me. The vacation was planned perfectly — from our flights, to the cruise, to the week on mainland Greece. Jacintha listened to our needs and wants, and created the trip of a lifetime. We will definitely rely on Island Getaways for our future vacations!”

Steve K. & Matt D., Sacramento, CA

Steve & Matt Greece 2015

Island Getaways (several)

“From the knee deep steps of the Great Wall of China to the heavenly Ice Fields of Alaska, both trips were effortless and memorable because of your keen travel experience and attention to detail. How many travel agents go out of their way to send chocolate dipped strawberries and sparkling champagne to their clients while on vacation? I can’t tell you how that extra touch set the tone for my Alaskan Cruise. Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty. With my request for flight arrangements to Thailand. I wouldn’t know where to begin. I am fully at ease with the flights secured. You are indeed the travel goddess. I know that I can always count on your efficiency, reliability and travel saaviness in planning my vacations or flight arrangements. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Eunice C., Elk Grove, California

Travel Adventures through Island Getaways

“Jacintha has helped us schedule  several idyllic spa vacations at Canyon Ranch — a great investment in our health and well-being. She has also scheduled our Scandinavia and Russia Cruise with Azamara and Rhone Valley and Provence River Cruise on AMAWaterways that were memorable experiences. We appreciate the time and meticulous attention she provides responding to our preferences, from selecting tours we will enjoy to advice about hotel and stateroom selections. It’s always a pleasure working with her.”

Maggie F. & Jean Pierre M., Sacramento, California

Island Getaways

“Over the last (four) years we have had the opportunity to enjoy two retreats at Canyon Ranch, three cruises on Holland America and a great four day adventure in Walt Disney World in Florida, all meticulously planned by you. You’ve secured significant discounts on many of the travel packages you’ve provided us and given many good tips based on your own extensive experience in each of the venues we’ve visited. We appreciate the personal touch you’ve applied to every trip you’ve planned for us and we have been very grateful for your attention to detail that is so helpful even for the most seasoned traveler. You’ve really spoiled us and it’s hard to imagine traveling any time in the future without your very professional and personalized assistance.”


Dennis M. & Michael S., Carmichael, California (2010)

 

p.s. They have been on more adventures since 2010!

Fiji Adventure

Fiji Adventure

 

Australia

Australia

 

New Zealand

New Zealand

 

Alaska Cruise

“Thank you Jacintha for an amazing Alaskan Cruise. Our cabin was beautiful and the arrangements you made for our entire family to be near each other worked perfectly. It was great to just show up and enjoy and not have to worry about the details of planning – you handled them all. We appreciated all the tips about excursions and ship amenities – we knew exactly what to  expect. We’ll definitely be calling you for our next family vacation!”

Kelli W., Roseville, California

Wellness Retreats

“Jacintha is among the very best travel professionals that I have ever encountered. She is extremely knowledgeable about destinations and is always focused on the customer’s needs. I have used her services for my Canyon Ranch retreats and she has been able (and willing!) to accommodate travel changes due to my hectic work schedule. I highly recommend Jacintha for all of your travel needs – she is phenomenal!”

Sandra L., Brookline, MA

Island Getaways 10th Anniversary Cruise

“The trip was planned so thoroughly and with attention to every detail, all we had to do was show up. From the pre-boarding process through communal dinners with a celebratory flair, Jacintha and Island Getaways surpassed even the high standards of the five-star cruise we sailed on. With Island Getaways, it isn’t only about finding the right travel opportunities, it really is about consistent and thorough care. From an awareness of upgrade offers to the ins and outs of a ship, our trip was all the more enjoyable and relaxing because Jacintha had taken care of us – before, during, and after.”

David P. & Patrick E., Travel Goddess Devotees, Denver, Colorado

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