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Lorey Heiar

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Travel Agent

South America , Ocean & River Cruising Specialist

Throughout more than 34 years as a travel agent in Cedar Rapids, my career has given me the great opportunity to explore some of the most fascinating places around the world. Of all of these unique destinations, one of my absolute favorite places to go is South America. The beauty of South America is that each country has its own unique culture, history and landscape. From the rugged Andes Mountains across Argentina to the pristine white sand beaches of Brazil, the scenery is simple breathtaking. Beyond the stunning natural beauty, the gorgeous cosmopolitan cities are a vision unlike anything found in the states.

 If you enjoy learning more about the history and culture of a nation, I highly recommend a visit to Peru. While staying in the beautiful city of Lima, take a day trip to visit the Incan city of Machu Picchu. During this excursion you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the mysteriousness of this incredibly mammoth city, climb the temples and explore the ruins. Many travelers heading to South America are often interested in visiting Brazil.  One visit to the Iguazu Falls will leave you breathless. The landscape of jagged rock and enormous amounts of individual falls is something to behold.

If you have the desire to explore a bit more than just one country, climb aboard a South American cruise. Starting in Rio de Janeiro, you will travel down rounding Cape Horn and end your journey in Santiago, Chile. During this unforgettable vacation you will get the great opportunity to experience many of the highlights of South America all while only having to unpack once!

Each of my clients knows that I will not only provide my expertise to help guide them in creating their perfect vacation but also give them peace of mind that every detail of their trip will be taken care of. No matter what you’re interested in, we can work together to create a custom  vacation tailored to fulfill all your travel needs.

Ocean and River Cruising

Cruising
Cruising

River Cruising highlights:  The sites on the Danube river from Budapest to Germany through Austria were amazing.  I saw villages, and huge castles that sit on the banks of the Danube.  The walking tours of the towns  were historic.l.  I love river cruising because of the intimate setting  vessels.  River cruising is inclusive and intimate; different than a large ocean cruise ship.

Ocean cruising is different way on the water.  There is a different and exciting atmosphere and more people to meet on the ships.  There are varieties of food and entertainment that are available on the ships.  You will never get bored!

Call or email me for my recommendations and expertise in these two areas of vacation on the water!

My Travel Experiences

Plaza Mayor
Peru
Cote D'Azur Coastline
My International Travels

My Reviews

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

Fantastic Spring Break!

Reviewed By Mem - Solon, IA | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Lorey was very helpful. We met with Lorey 4 times prior to our trip. Each time she had more information for us. Her advice to what to take and not take, directions on where to 'check in' at the Jamaica airport etc. So much information! I will ask Lorey for help with future vacations!
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13 of 25 people found this review helpful

A fabulous trip

Reviewed By WILLIAM - MARION | Traveled to San Francisco ~ California ~ USA
Lorey was excellent to work for. Very professional and caring. Ithink the worl of Lorey and will send anybody her way. Thank you for the trip. Bill
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7 of 14 people found this review helpful

Expectations Met and Exceeded!

Reviewed By Karen - Cedar Rapids | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Lorey listened carefully to our vacation "wish list" and found us the perfect resort for our family's Spring Break vacation. She met with us again right before we traveled and made sure we had all the necessary information and paperwork. We were glad to have had her knowledge and expertise. She made vacation planning easy!
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

First trip abroad and her knowledge was very helpf

Reviewed By Yes - Cedar Rapids Iowa | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Lorey was very professional and provided information we needed to complete our travel plans.
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Amazing Land and Sea trip to Alaska!

Reviewed By R & D - Cedar Rapids, IA | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Lorey was all about helping us create the ideal trip. She was quick to notify us when new promotions came available and was accurate and complete with all reservation details. Would definitely use her again for major travel planning. Not Lorey's fault, but be aware that there are multiple excursions that can (and should be) explored at both Denali National Park and McKinley State Park for the land portion of the trip. Somehow we missed this when doing our pre-trip excursion planning and booking. As a result we missed a few neat opportunities to see more of Alaska. The Princess materials and website spend all of their time detailing the ship experience and much less on the land excursions (after you get off the ship in Whittier). I think there was a brochure on the train where we could have booked something, but it was not well explained by the onsite Princess rep. Recommend doing your homework. Overall, very satisfied and had a great vacation!!
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Can't wait!

Reviewed By LS - Marion, IA | Traveled to Europe
Lorey was excellent to work with. She met with us to identify where we might want to go and then found trips that met our budget and available travel dates. She kept us informed and met with us to give details before the trip as well as answered all the questions we had. Will definitely contact Lorey for other travel plans.
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

First time to meet 3 grandkids and had not see dau

Reviewed By Bradski - Hopkinton, IA | Traveled to Peru ~ South America
5 Lorey was very helpful, showed patience, could not have asked for better help.
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7 of 15 people found this review helpful

Middle of the road experience

Reviewed By Marla - Cedar Rapids,IA | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Lorey is excellent in all areas of service. She is thorough and complete. Always willing to do whatever will make your travel experience 100%.

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11 of 23 people found this review helpful

Much needed get away

Reviewed By Michelle - Cedar Rapids, IA | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Great, she made it easy to plan the trip with email communication.
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12 of 25 people found this review helpful

Visiting my sister in South America

Reviewed By Maddie W - Denver, CO | Traveled to Peru ~ South America
Working with Lorey made traveling so much easier than if I had attempted to do it on my own. She was even able to coordinate my flights so my sister and I flew into the airports at the same time to make the most of our trip together. So responsive and wonderful to work with - thank you, Lorey!
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9 of 20 people found this review helpful

Jamaica-5 Year Anniversary

Reviewed By Henning - Solon, Iowa | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Lorey helped us plan our 5 year anniversary trip to Jamaica. After being provided a list of recommendations for that location, we decided on the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites. Lorey was great to work with. She answered all of our questions and made booking all of the vacation details a breeze. We plan on working with Lorey again in the future.
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5 of 13 people found this review helpful

We had an enjoyable trip.

Reviewed By Go Hawks! - Dubuque, Iowa | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Lorey is very professional and responds in a timely matter to any and all questions we had.
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9 of 22 people found this review helpful

Northern Lights in Iceland

Reviewed By Lori Y - St. Louis, MO | Traveled to Iceland ~ Europe
Lorey was very patient with me, answering all my naïve questions about traveling abroad. She helped me weigh the value of travelers insurance to decide to get it or not. The information she provided on customs and what to expect in Iceland was very helpful!
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4 of 14 people found this review helpful

Great vacation!

Reviewed By DKALR - Monticello, Iowa | Traveled to Mexico
Lorey works very hard to get us the best deal on trips. She is organized, efficient, and responsive to our needs.
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