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Mario Parker

Fair Oaks, California Travel Agent
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Mario Parker

Fair Oaks, California Travel Agent
An independent agent with Tickets and Tours in Pulaski, NY, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
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Active/Adventure Specialist Tailored for You

My cruise to Sorrento Coast, Italy
My cruise to Sorrento Coast, Italy

If you do not have time or you are experiencing problems in booking a vacation, I will use my passion for travel by using my travel experiences, extensive knowledge, and expertise in solving that problem. I can help take away the hassle and time you may spend researching and deciding on your memorable dream vacation.  Within your budget, I strive in finding options including ones you may not be aware of and quickly narrowing those options while planning a trip you want.  I pay attention to details and will work diligently in helping you plan your romantic, family, group, solo, or luxury trip of a lifetime.

A 5-year travel industry veteran, I am a specialist in the following areas:

  • Active and Adventure land tours and cruise expeditions
  • Disney Specialist
  • Down Under New Zealand/Australia Destination Specialist
  • South Pacific (Tahiti/Fiji/Cook Island) Specialist
  • Africa Answers Safari Specialist
  • Asia Answers Specialist
  • Hurtigruten Arctic and Antarctica Specialist
  • Hawaii Specialist
  • Other experiences in various countries and states include:
  • South America
  • California
  • Mexico
  • Alaska
  • United States
  • Caribbean
  • Florida
  • Canada - British Columbia

Because of my specific background, I know how to incorporate safe, respectful animal viewing and exciting outdoor activities into your trip. Plus, I have obtained my specialist certificates in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, South Pacific, river or ocean cruises in Europe, US, Africa,  South America or Asia, African and South American safaris, and Arctic and Antarctica expeditions. This includes visiting places like Bali, Borneo, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, Greenland, Iceland, Canada, and Northern Europe such as Ireland, Scotland, and Norway.

I am also a Disney Specialist so I can help you on any of the Adventures by Disney land tours and river cruises, including their African safaris and ocean cruises.  I plan trips for singles, couples, or families to visit theme parks and Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii. I plan trips to Disneyland and Disney World including to theme parks in Japan and France.

I bring my experience and expertise, my love of the outdoors, and the joy that comes with making your vacation dreams come true. Every trip is thoughtfully planned, with special custom details that turn moments into unforgettable memories. If you’re interested in working together, I’d love to meet you. You can contact me today by email or phone.

Whether it's adventure, relaxation, or a little of both, I can help plan a trip for you, your family, and your friends or groups to enjoy. You will be free to focus on enjoying yourself and having fun together.

Beyond theme parks, I enjoy ecotourism and adventure activities that involve:

  • Watching wildlife and nature
  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Cruising to multiple destinations

I went on amazing guided adventures in Costa Rica where I saw rainforests and Arenal Volcano, took a river cruise tour to see macaws, herons, kingfishers, commorants, toucans, howling and white-face monkeys, two and 3-toed sloths, crocodiles, and to the Galapagos Islands where I saw the Galapagos tortoise, hawk, and seal, red and blue-footed boobies, Darwin's finch, and snorkeled seeing seals, white-tipped reef shark, and many reef fish.

In addition, I enjoy going on family theme park adventures like Disneyland, Disney World, and Universal Studios.

My favorite places to see land and marine wildlife include safaris in Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, Belize, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Riviera Maya and Cozumel in Mexico, Bahamas, Alaska, Canada, and Yellowstone and Tetons  National Parks.

I have been on snorkel and scuba diving adventures in Hawaii (Lanai, Oahu, and Maui), Florida, Cozumel, Belize, Cabo San Lucas, and Galapagos Islands.

I have flyfished in Baja, Mexico, Belize, Cozumel, Hawaii, Alaska, Florida Keys, Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, and Nevada.

I have skied at various resorts like Heavenly Valley, Squaw Valley, Kirkwood, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Sierra at Tahoe in California, and Park City and Snowbird in Utah.

I look forward to planning your adventures of a lifetime! You may contact me at mario@mariosadventuresandexpeditions.com

Other Certifications & Coursework

I am currently enrolled in CLIA courses, and am also a certified open water diver who has dove in Cozumel, Belize, Lanai-Hawaii, and Florida Keys, avid fresh and saltwater fly fisherman, snow skier, and wildlife biologist.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Disney/Adventures by Disney Specialist
Africa, Down Under & Asia Answers Specialist
Hawaii Specialist
Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands Specialist
Hurtigruten Cruise Specialist

Related Travel Stories

Cruise and shore excursion photos

My Reviews

Rating: 5 4 Reviews

Fantastic trip to Disneyland in Japan and Shanghai

Reviewed By keddybear - Elk Grove, Ca | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
We had a fabulous time. The hotels were great as were the tours. We enjoyed the private guides best. Every one of our private guides was fantastic and made sure that we got to do what we (Andy!) wanted to do. Our guide in Arashiyama changed things around so that Andy could go to the Monkey Park, which was not on our original itinerary, but something he decided he wanted to do. She even climbed the mountain with him after settling me in a coffee shop with a cup of coffee!! Summer, our guide in Shanghai, was fantastic, and even helped get us checked in at the airport when we left. The tours themselves were wonderful and we got a good taste of the cities we visited. Both of us are planning on returning to Japan and China again sometime in the future and I will certainly keep you in mind when the time comes. By the way, the tip that we probably appreciated the most was to fly premium economy. I don't know if we would have survived that trip if we hadn't!! Thanks for your help!! Kristi
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mario Parker responded:
Thank you for using me as your agent. It was a pleasure helping you plan a great trip with you and your son and I am glad he enjoyed Disneyland in Japan and China and the anime-focused tours.
3 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Mario planned a wonderful European Cruise for us with a week extended stay in Rome!

Reviewed By LSusan - Fair Oaks, California | Traveled to
Mario planned a Norwegian Cruise for us with a extended stay in Rome. It was a wonderful vacation! He really did a great job assisting us with tours and transportation! Unforgettable vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mario Parker responded:
Thank you. I am happy I was able to help.
12 of 30 people found this review helpful
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Loved this vacation with my family.

Reviewed By Suzy - Fair Oaks, CA | Traveled to Washington D.C. ~ District of Columbia ~ USA
Excellent experience, the trip was fantastic, we didn’t have to worry about anything.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mario Parker responded:
It was a pleasure helping you plan your trip with your family to Washington DC.
2 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Last Minute plans!! Turned out awesome!!

Reviewed By Callie - Roseville, CA | Traveled to
My boyfriend and I broke up at the very last minute for a trip to Cancun! I decided to still go but was left with no place to stay, no transportation and no activities planned! Within a few days Mario had all of that organized and I had a fabulous trip!! Everything was first class at a very fair price! I was safe and didn't have to worry about a thing. A true vacation!! I'll be booking with him again for my next vacation! Thanks Mario!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mario Parker responded:
Glad I was able to help you plan a great trip.
10 of 33 people found this review helpful
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My Travel Experience

Places I’ve personally traveled to or destinations I’ve booked for my clients.