Kash Patel

NEWTON HIGHLANDS, Massachusetts Travel Agent

Baryia Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

South Pacific & Africa Luxury Travel Specialist

I love it when clients tell me exactly what they want from a vacation .... then, I can take care of every detail and make their dream vacations a reality!

Almost 25 years ago, I left a career in public accounting to follow my passion for travel. I’ve been creating vacation packages customized to my clients' interests ever since.

I specialize in travel to the:

South Pacific: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, the Cook Islands, Bali and Hawaii;

Africa :  Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia;

Exotic Islands of the Indian Ocean,:  Maldives and Seychelles.

Most clients I introduce to these areas come back to ask me to organize vacations to other parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and South America.

Australia is a special place to me: I love its diversity, from the sophisticated cities to the rugged Outback. I’m one of about 120 Premier Certified Aussie Specialists in North America as certified by Tourism Australia.

I’m also an accredited Specialist for every Australian state and territory, as well as New Zealand, South Africa, and Kenya, where I was born and raised. I have travelled extensively all over Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

I enjoy organizing vacations centered on luxury travel, sports travel, honeymoons, and cruises. I also book Incentive travel and small meetings for corporate clients.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

My Reviews

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

AmaingTrip! Planned Wonderfully!

Reviewed By Tina S. - Dayton, NJ | Traveled to
Thanks so much Kash for planning such an amazing experience for us in Greece. All the transfers and transportation from location to location was flawless. The tours were great! Hotel choices were perfect! You kept in touch with us through out the whole process of planning and were very helpful. I would highly recommend Kash!!
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Found incredible & reasonable hotels to stay in every place we have been

Reviewed By Bob - Newton, MA | Traveled to
We began to use Kash Patel at Bariya Travel nine years ago when we were going to New Zealand. Since then he has helped to book at least one trip per year to places as varied as Israel, Scotland, Barcelona/Spain, Rome-Tuscan Hills, Florence, and Venice, as well as Denmark, Paris, St. Thomas, Cancun, London,Ireland, San Juan, etc. He has found unique places for us to stay a 3- century old manor house in Yorkshire hills, to great restaurants. He is good at listening to use, and finding great deals. He has booked trips and B&Bs for us which isn't easy. Early on we had kids 5 and 7, and now 14 year-old and 17-year old a boy and girl. He is so patient, and so smart thre is really no one better in our section of the world than Kash.
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Australia

Reviewed By Bob - Boston | Traveled to
Kash was excellent. He did a great job creating an itinerary for my trip and was very responsive to my questions. I'd highly recommend his services.
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Well planned and delivered as promised

Reviewed By Howard - Newton, MA | Traveled to
Kash provided excellent personalized planning for a trip we wanted to take to Australia. He was extremely knowledgeable about the country and customized the itinerary according to our input. The trip was as as planned and as described without any hitches. I strongly recommend Kash for your travel needs
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Trusted Travel Professional

Reviewed By EP - Canton, MA | Traveled to
Kash planned my trips to AUS/NZ in 05 and Peru in 2011. Both were trips of a lifetime filled with unique experiences. His recommendations for tours, hotels and transportation were spot on. He is easy to work with and offers valuable suggestions for making the most of your vacation.
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Because of Kash, my trip to Australia was amazing!

Reviewed By Thomy - Australia(Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney) | Traveled to
I have to say Kash was able to deliver in such a short period of time. His attention to detail was SPOT ON! I typically am reluctant about using an agent because I like to do my homework before I decide on traveling somewhere out of the country. After meeting face to face with Kash, he made me feel like he knew what I wanted to do and worked within my budget. Coordinating such tasks from a distance is difficult to begin with but with Kash he has all the right connections and by far exceeded all my expectations! I will definitely be using him in the near future if I decide to venture out to the South Pacific or Africa. Kash is the MAN!
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Kash definitely knows Australia!

Reviewed By Tim L. - Boston, MA | Traveled to
Kash was a tremendous help in putting together our family vacation to Australia, which included visits to Brisbane, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Sydney, Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road tour. He coordinated all the US to Australia flights for several of us starting out in different US cities, as well as all the internal Australian travels. Kash suggested numerous places to visit, places to stay and activities and tours for us to participate in. At each destination and hotel, there was a resounding statement among all the family members that Kash had picked the perfect hotel for us and wonderful tours and activities. He was knowledgeable, patient and extremely responsive during our planning stages. I would definitely recommend Kash to anyone considering a visit to Australia!
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We wanted an expert on travel to Australia and found him

Reviewed By Brian - Massachusetts | Traveled to
Kash handled all the arrangements and our customized requests timely and professionally. He is a true professional. If you're planning a trip to Australia, we recommend consulting Kash.
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Kash Patel: The Consumate Travel Advisor

Reviewed By stashb - Boston, MA | Traveled to
This is the 4th trip, I have booked with Kash Patel at Baryia Travel. He has built trips for us to Australia, to Argentina and Chile, to Ecuador and the Galapagos and to South Africa and Zimbabwe. Kash is fantastic! He really gets to know you and to learn what your goals are for your trip. He has chosen some outstanding inns and hotels for us to stay. My three favorite hotels ever were Pash choices in Quita, in Atacama de Pedro in Northern Chile and in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. He is excellent in working with travel companies and guides and we have always had impeccable service and wonderful, smooth travel experiences. I give Kash my very highest recommendation. He is lovely and gracious to work with. he is thoughtful. If a small issue arises, he is responsive and quick to address it and resolve it. He is the best!
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Great rooms with very little time

Reviewed By AussieTraveler1234 - Boston, MA | Traveled to
I didn't give Kash much warning to help me plan my trip to Australia, as I'm a horrible procrastinator. I called with an outline of a plan for places to go, and Kash was able to steer me in the right direction as far as timing and transportation. I also had and extra 4 days, and was deciding between going to the Great Barrier Reef and Tasmania, and ended up choosing Tasmania per Kash's suggestion. Not only was Tasmania one of the best places I've ever visited, there ended up being a typhoon in GBR during the same time period! Great suggestion. The hotel rooms were mostly very good, although we did miss out a bit due to the aforementioned late booking. The bonus penguin tour was really great! The only thing that could have been better were a few more suggestions of good activities to do along the way.
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we do a lot of traveling

Reviewed By amy - boston area | Traveled to
Kash has been very helpful us planning many trips over the years
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Planning made easy using Kash

Reviewed By Daley - Newton, MA | Traveled to
Kash helped plan terrific trips. Found us some unusual things to do that were wonderful experiences. He was always available by phone, text, or email if we needed assistance. Would definitely recommend him.
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Fantastic Four Weeks!

Reviewed By Riverman - Western Massachusetts | Traveled to
We used Kash to plan a four week adventure to New Zealand and Australia. It was a very customized trip based on our input and our plan to meet up with our daughter who was doing a semester abroad. We worked with Kash remotely and everything went off without a hitch. Every B&B, every tour, and every tour guide were exceptional. This trip was loaded with lifetime memories. We would highly recommend Kash and use him again.
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Great travel agent

Reviewed By Sherry - Boston | Traveled to
Kash has arranged many trips for me. They have all worked out perfectly. I have recommended him to many friends and they have all been very happy and impressed too.
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He was on top of all the details

Reviewed By Mary and Paul - Cambridge, MA | Traveled to
Kash is very knowledgeable about both islands in New Zealand and set up a great trip for the four of us. Our three week trip ran very smoothly just as planned. He was also very patient answering all our questions and explaining the details of the many different day tours we could take. We highly recommend him.
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New Zealand Honeymoon

Reviewed By Jay S - United States | Traveled to
Kash was an excellent agent to work with for our NZ Honeymoon. I found him online and was in touch with him the next day. We discussed (over phone, email, and once in person) in the coming days and weeks what I was looking for in a surprise honeymoon trip to NZ. He took my desires to the drawing board and pieced together a great trip within the budget we were looking at. Great mix of activities and he was clearly knowledgeable. He is nice, responsive, and delivers. All you need!
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Custom Australia trip for two

Reviewed By Doug - Boston | Traveled to
My wife and I went to Kash with a list of things we would like to see and do in Australia. He created a custom four week trip for just the two of us. Everything went perfectly. We were always picked up on time and as planned for our tours and at airports. His recommended day tours and hotels were great. We now have a life time of wonderful memories of our trip.
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The best of the best

Reviewed By Ducksauce - Framingham, Ma. | Traveled to
I have used Baryia Travel on numerous vacations for air, hotel, rental cars, excursions etc. since 1994. He is very knowledgable and extremely responsive to all my inquiries and believe me there are many. His willingness to dig to find the best alternative to fit your needs are something you won't get from a big box travel location. And, his experience is unparalleled. You get an answer based on experience rather than what he read in a brochure. If you want a top notch personalized experience, look no further. P.S. He happens to be a real nice guy to boot!
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Traveling by train in Europe

Reviewed By Robert - Ledyard, Connecticut | Traveled to
Kash was very helpful in identifying hotel accommodations in UK, France, Belgium and tge Netherlands. Included were train reservations timed perfectly and sightseeing excursions. Everything worked out PERFECTLY!
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10+ years of trip planning

Reviewed By John - Salem,MA | Traveled to
I have worked with Kash Patel for over 10 years planning European trips. He always provides outstanding service. He is able to find the best flights and hotels for us. If you have ever tried to arrange a trip on your own you really appreciate the service Kash provides. I recommend him to anyone. Thank you making our vacations enjoyable
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Fabulous Travel Planner

Reviewed By Fabulous Travel Planner - Boston, MA | Traveled to
We have used Kash's services many times and are always very happy with the arrangements. He listens to what we request and makes very helpful suggestions. He is very good at planning things in an order that makes the most sense to really get the most of the travel experience. He defers to in country experts, when needed, to ensure our experience is the best it can be. He has found us the most knowledgeable, engaging and interesting private tour guides in our various travels. He know when to recommend plane, train or car. We wouldn't call anyone else for our travel plans.
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New Zealand

Reviewed By Lauren - Boston, MA | Traveled to
Kash was very helpful in planning our NZ honeymoon. He listened to what we wanted and helped to customize the trip so that we could get the most out of each excursion and see the country in the time that we had. Even when we were on the trip and had questions, he was very responsive and eager to help. I'm glad we listen to his recommendations and he helped to make the trip one we will not forget!
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