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Mary Ann Mari CTC, ECCS, LCS, DS

Temecula, California Travel Agent

An independent agent with TerraMar Travel, Inc in Hemet, CA, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

River Cruise and African Safari Specialist

It's been 19 years since I first thought of turning my passion for travel into a career. In that time I've been lucky enough to visit over 120 countries and quickly come to realize I have the most fulfilling job in the world.

In addition to personal experiences, I'm continually expanding my travel-related education to ensure I have the credentials and knowledge to best serve every one of my clients.

Two of my proudest achievements are my designations as a Certified Travel Counselor and an Elite Cruise Counselor Scholar, coveted titles only bestowed on the most accomplished agents in the travel industry.

In addition, I'm a destination specialist in numerous areas including France, Tahiti, Australia, Cancun, Malaysia, Tasmania and Hawaii with a focus on the exotic and unusual.

Looking for an adventure? I can help you put together a unique itinerary that reflects your zeal for outdoor activities, thrill-seeking excursions and underwater exploits you'll never forget.

  • sail through the Panama Canal
  • stroll through Morocco's bustling Kasbah
  • straddle the equator in Ecuador
  • survey the Nasca Lines in Peru
  • take a river cruise down the Yangtze in China
  • go gorilla trekking in Uganda
  • check out the most revered historical sites in Europe

From dive trips to cruise vacations to escorted tours and spa stays, I've done it all and gained the insider knowledge necessarily to direct you towards the coolest locales, the best deals and, most of all, the experiences most ideal for your individual tastes.

For vacationers looking for a little more independence and privacy, I operate a portfolio of oceanfront condos that offer up both a great location and the chance to self-cater and accommodate a group of friends or family members in one convenient place.

Whether you're peering down through the clouds from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro or shielding your eyes from the glare of the sun on sandy beach in the Mediterranean, travel offers you a chance to experience life and gain a difference perspective.

I'm so proud of getting to play a part in that journey, and I very much look forward to helping you begin yours.

My Reviews

12 of 20 people found this review helpful

Mary Ann has always been the best!

Reviewed By Mike - Hemet, CA | Traveled to
We have used Mary Ann for many years. We have made personal arrangements for domestic and foreign travel. I have also used her for my companies annual trips for medium sized groups including a cruise one year. Again she is the best and you can count on her giving you the best deal and staying on top of all the arrangements.
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11 of 21 people found this review helpful

She did all the planning; we had all the fun!

Reviewed By Char - Hemet CA | Traveled to
Mary Ann planned two trips to Paris, one for me and a friend, the other for my husband and me She found us the greatest little hotel just a block from the Eiffel Tower. She made sure we saw all the high points: Versailles, museums, boat ride on the seine. She made our travel very easy!
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10 of 20 people found this review helpful

She is the best in my book!!

Reviewed By Nazlin - United States | Traveled to
I have known Mary Ann for over 20 years. Mary Ann is always a pleasure to work with. She is thorough in her work and very reliable. She has travelled to so many countries of the world and has first hand information on all the trips we have planned with her. It is always best to pick a travel agent who so knowledgable and well travelled and has over 20 years experience in the travel business.
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9 of 18 people found this review helpful

Mary Ann has traveled the world so she knows from direct experience

Reviewed By Dennis - Orange County, CA | Traveled to
Mary Ann knows her stuff. She has traveled extensively herself so knows many parts of the world. She particularly excels at making arrangements for small groups. We went on a tour of Vietnam and Cambodia in which Mary Ann also participated. The accommodations were excellent as were the planned meals. The guides were also friendly and very familiar with the local customs and history. I would use her services again.
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10 of 21 people found this review helpful

She went over and above

Reviewed By Na - California | Traveled to
Mary Ann and her sister did a wonderful job planning a trip to u.k. And crusing to London and then on the Oceania around Italy and Spain. Currently , we are working on a trip to alaska. We have been extremely happy with their services . Michael and crystal fox
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9 of 19 people found this review helpful

Customized for you!

Reviewed By Jill - Oakridge, OR | Traveled to
Mary Ann's attention to detail made for a very stress free experience. Each segment of the trip was tailored to fit our needs and she created a wonderful vacation with just the right balance of adventure and relaxation.
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11 of 23 people found this review helpful

QUICK

Reviewed By Bud - Hemet, Ca | Traveled to
She is always prompt with factual info.
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11 of 24 people found this review helpful

Planning a trip with Mary Ann is a piece of cake!

Reviewed By Fxydawn - Hemet, CA | Traveled to
I have been been a client of Mary Ann'a for years and I will never go to anyone else. All of our trips have been excellent. The first cruise I ever booked, I did it on my own and hand picked my cabin etc. Every time I have booked a cruise since, I have used her and the cabins she has chosen for my family all have been better than what I would've chosen. We also had a trip to Hawaii recently and used a condo listed on her site. Completely not what we were expecting! Also, for that trip our flights were delayed. That put us checking in after the rental office had closed. I sent a quick email right before we boarded the plane and worried that we would need a hotel for the first night since I informed her so last minute. Not the case! As soon as I was able to turn my phone back on, I had an email from her and she had arranged everything for us to check in after closing time. Completely stress free! She has arranged another cruise for us in a couple of weeks. Very excited to see what is in store for us on this trip. Highly, highly recommend her to all of my family and friends!
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9 of 21 people found this review helpful

Takes the time to know the client.

Reviewed By Junebug - Westfir Oregon | Traveled to
No detail is overlooked and trips are built around the clients needs. Mary Ann takes the time to know what we want to see and where we want to stay. Since we are past the age of winging it, I love that every detail is covered. But she still fills our trips with adventures.
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8 of 21 people found this review helpful

Very knowledgeable

Reviewed By Burns' - Perris, Ca | Traveled to
Very helpful, informative and thorough. Made our trip easy. Very important to us since we are not experienced travelers.
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6 of 17 people found this review helpful

Understands the needs of clients

Reviewed By Junebug - Westfir Oregon | Traveled to
Mary Ann makes traveling so easy, she knows exactly where we want to stay and what we want to see. She works with you to plan each trip, listens to your needs and then gives you options. She will suggest side trips or adventures that you have no idea existed, things that allow you to really enjoy your vacation. I can't imagine letting anyone else plan a trip for me, she knows us, our likes and dislikes. Plus there is nothing better than getting off of a plane on a new adventure and there is someone with your name on a sign, and you know it's going to be awesome.
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10 of 25 people found this review helpful

Excellent pricing on luxury cruising!

Reviewed By Gurlface - Temecula, California | Traveled to
Mary Ann booked my family on an amazing cruise of the Hawaiian Islands and we just loved it! She offered so much expertise and experience with the cruise and Hawaii. We had never been before and it was a wonderful way to see the most and best of the islands in luxury fashion, and the kids had a blast! Thank you Mary Ann & TerraMar Travel!
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5 of 16 people found this review helpful

Alaska made easy.

Reviewed By Donna - Lake Havasu City, AZ | Traveled to
Took the Millianum cruise ship from Toronto, Canada. Then went up to coast to Alaska. We stopped at various ports and shopped or took a tour. We saw beautiful scenery, saw bald eagles, moose, beavers etcs. We saw the glaciers and hiked near them. The ships rooms were very nice, we had a port hole view. Good food on the ship and a good buffet too. Mary Ann helped us with all our airline plans and the planning of the trip. She made it easy for us to plan. Mary Ann has traveled all over the world and very knowledgeable.
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10 of 26 people found this review helpful

She does the work so we don't have to!

Reviewed By Happy Travelers - Idyllwild, CA | Traveled to
Last year, Mary Ann helped us plan a special trip to Tahiti and French Polynesia, including a wonderful cruise aboard the Paul Gauguin. She handled all the arrangements, so all we had to think about was how much fun we were going to have! Mary Ann capably answered all our questions, and when she needed to look into more specific requests, she always got back to us quickly with the answers we needed. The whole trip went as smoothly as could be, and a good bit of credit goes to Mary Ann for taking the time to make sure everything was planned to perfection. We highly recommend her services!
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9 of 25 people found this review helpful

Total Attention To Detail

Reviewed By Mike - Sacramento, CA | Traveled to
Booked a simple cruise for the family. No detail was overlooked. She setup family oriented side trips that the entire family could enjoy.
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6 of 19 people found this review helpful

She knew exactly what would suit us!

Reviewed By Dr. "G" - Hemet, CA | Traveled to
When we had an opportunity to go to Maui and visit my cousin, she knew exactly which place would be close to him and places we would want to be near. Mary Ann knew which flights would work best for us and made our trip a "cake walk."
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7 of 22 people found this review helpful

She knows her stuff. We've been going to her for years.

Reviewed By Jen - Southern California | Traveled to
Mary Ann has been our go to travel agent for several years. She has been helping us plan our trips since our children were in elementary school. They are now adults and some have children of their own. My husband and I have been very satisfied with Mary Ann as a travel agent and we hope to continue going to her for our travel needs well into the future. She most recently helped us with our latest trip to Colombia, South America which occurred just recently, March 2015 and she will be assisting us with a future trip to Australia in 2016.
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7 of 22 people found this review helpful

She made planning so easy because did it for mr!

Reviewed By Reg - Hemet, CaA | Traveled to
I do not have time or knowledge of computer to find Ir flights, etc. Mary Ann did for me!
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7 of 24 people found this review helpful

She found great locations.

Reviewed By JC - Los Angeles, CA. | Traveled to
Mary Ann Mari is a very informed agent . She picks the best hotel locations which are near the action. I highly recommend he as a travel agent.
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4 of 20 people found this review helpful

Cruising the Eastern Seaboard

Reviewed By Jacquie - Hemet, CA | Traveled to
Mary Ann planned a trip in 2011 for my husband and me to Hawaii, The Big Island. That was fabulous and the arrangements for flights, car, hotel and sightseeing were exact and so helpful. Two years later, I asked her to help me with plans for a cruise with my daughter from Boston northward into Nova Scotia and Canada. We loved every minute of this adventure. Mary Ann made sure I had a wheelchair available if I needed it on this cruise, because I had a leg injury. Everything worked like clockwork and made traveling most enjoyable and sightseeing accessible for us. I love Mary Ann making my travel plans. I have confidence in her skills and like to work with her.
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