Mario Parker

Fair Oaks, California Travel Agent
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Mario Parker

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

If you are experiencing problems in booking a vacation, I can use my expertise in solving that problem and help take the hassle and time you may spend researching your memorable dream vacation.  Within your budget, I strive in finding options including ones you are likely unaware 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 tour and cruise vacations
  • Disney Specialist
  • New Zealand NZ/Australia Vacation Destination Specialist
  • New Zealand South Pacific/Cook Island Specialist
  • Down Under Answers Specialist
  • Ocean and River Cruise Specialist (Viking and Avalon)
  • Africa Answers Safari Specialist
  • Asia Answers Specialist
  • South America
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Alaska
  • United States
  • Caribbean
  • Florida
  • Italy
  • 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. I am also a Disney Specialist so I can help you on any of the Adventures by Disney river cruises, including their African safaris and river and ocean cruising, as well as planning trips for singles, couples, or families to visit theme parks and Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii. 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

In addition, I enjoy theme parks like Disney, Disney World, and Universal Studios.

I also enjoy seeing historical sites and different cultures. My favorite places include: Hawaii, Belize, Italy, St. Thomas, Cozumel, Bahamas, and Alaska.

I have been on Disney, Norwegian, Holland America or Carnival cruises to Mexico, Alaska, and the Mediterranean Sea.

I took a Mediterranean cruise in October of 2014 on Norwegian Cruise Lines. We visited places in France, Spain, and Italy. I was able to tour Monte Carlo, Monaco, Palma Majorca, Barcelona, Naples, Pompeii, and Sorrento, and enjoyed a post-cruise 5-day stay in Rome, Italy.

Overall, my favorite parts of the trip were seeing the Colosseum, Vatican City, Florence, Pisa, Pompeii, and Sorrento. It was truly a trip of a lifetime that I will remember forever!

I also went on a Disney Bahama cruise, Holland America Cruise to Alaska, and to Baja on West Coast Mexico cruises on Carnival.

I look forward to planning your adventures of a lifetime!

Other Certifications & Coursework

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

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.


Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Disney Cruise Specialist
Africa, Down Under& Asia Answers Specialist
Viking River & Ocean Cruise Specialist
Hawaii Specialist
Hurtigruten Cruise Specialist

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.
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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 32 people found this review helpful
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