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Ceera Machotka

Madison, Wisconsin Travel Agent
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Ceera Machotka

Ceera Machotka

Madison, Wisconsin Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
45 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Bucket List Travel Specialist

I truly believe the phrase, "travel is the only thing we buy that makes us richer." To be able to travel the world and experience new things, there is no greater privilege. Let me eliminate any stress that can often times be associated with planning a trip. When you come see me, I will be your main contact from start to finish. I can assist with narrowing down a destination based on your likes and interests or I can help guide you to the best property or vacation package possible. I believe my organization, attention to detail and personal travel experience will all contribute to an unforgettable trip. Whether or not it be a family vacation, a friends getaway, a destination wedding or honeymoon, a luxurious trip away from home, a new and enlightening cultural experience or more. Let me help you check off that destination or experience on your bucket list.

My Travel Experience

A definite check off my bucket list! The Taj Mahal
A definite check off my bucket list! The Taj Mahal

I lived in Costa Rica for one semester in college. I stayed with a host family, took classes, and traveled with my classmates. Throughout the semester, I visited Nicaragua, and was able to also visit Panama twice. 

I have also travelled extensively throughout Europe, both on land and via a river cruise.

A few years ago, I did a 7 month trip around the world by myself. I visited Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and India. I planned everything on my own. 

To date, I have visited 31 countries and counting. I try and make it a goal to visit at least 1 new country each year, if not more. Traveling, it leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
Globus, Monograms, Avalon River Cruise Specialist
Hawaii Specialist & Kauai Master Specialist
Alaska Specialist
Sandals and Beaches Certified Specialist
AMResorts Specialist

My Reviews

Rating: 4.9 45 Reviews | 100% Recommended

AMAZING Honeymoon!!

Reviewed By Whitney Krause - Madison, WI | Traveled to Auckland ~ New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
My husband and I knew we wanted to go to New Zealand but didn't know where to start. I spoke with Ceera and she was very responsive and helpful. She had been to NZ and had great recommendations. We had a very easy to navigate itinerary and zero hiccups along the way. I already recommend her to friends and we will be reaching out for future trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Can’t wait to book another vacation!!!!

Reviewed By Linds m - Reedsburg | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Ceera was amazing! We were originally supposed to go on our vacation with another couple and unfortunately something came up for them. She worked so hard to make everything work out smoothly! I have nothing but gratitude for her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Alaska and Denali

Reviewed By freqtraveler - Madison | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Ceera was extremely helpful. In fact, I don't know how we would have managed without her! After we initially booked the trip, one of the travelers in our party wanted to do only part the cruise portion of the journey (everyone else was doing both the cruise and Denali. She handled all the changes with Holland America -- that was great. After we paid for the trip, one of our party was no longer able to do the trip. We had insured the trip but I dreaded the hassle of getting a refund. Again -- without being asked-- Ceera handled that. She was just terrific! I would definitely book with her again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Heaven on Earth

Reviewed By Danny - Veron, Wi | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Ceera was very knowledgeable and has experience
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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As beautiful as I remembered.

Reviewed By Jazz - Madison, WI | Traveled to Huatulco ~ Oaxaca ~ Mexico
Ceera was thorough, pleasant and efficient!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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"A Taste of Iceland"

Reviewed By ? - Madison, Wisconsin | Traveled to Iceland ~ Europe
Ceera worked hard to try to make a custom trip for us. She has not been to Iceland, so she did not yet have firsthand knowledge or experience in that country.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Alaskan Adventure

Reviewed By Al - Madison, Wi. | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
While we have not worked with a travel agent in the past, Ceera was very prompt in responding to any inquiry we made. Ceera was great to work with and we will contact her for any future tours.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Hawaii - Take 2!

Reviewed By Amy - Madison, WI | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Ceera was clear and thorough and gave me all the options that I was looking at with some suggestions, but wasn't pushy or too overbearing to get me to pick anything specific. She answered all of my questions and brought up some good things to think about. She set deadlines for getting back to her but was flexible and worked with me on information needed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Great Trip

Reviewed By LarryD - Sun Prairie, WI | Traveled to Jekyll Island ~ Georgia ~ USA
Excellent service. She kept us well informed and made the process of scheduling the trip very easy
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Great trip.

Reviewed By Laura - Verona wi | Traveled to Mexico
She was great to work with. She took all of our concerns in to consideration. We will definitely call on her again! She made it easy.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Vegas Wedding

Reviewed By Lisa - Montfort WI | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
Ceera was great! She was very prompt in returning emails, very friendly and seemed to care to make sure we had a great time. The Hotel she suggested was beautiful and close to all the sightseeing we planned on doing. I have already referred her to a friend who is looking on doing some traveling in the near future. It was so nice to receive an email after our vacation, just checking in on us to make sure everything went well.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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The most relaxing vacation I have ever taken

Reviewed By Justin Hollman - Fitchburg, WI | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Not only would I recommend friends to Ceera, I already have. I originally emailed her saying my wife and I wanted to get away to somewhere warm, that we have passports, and we didn't really care where as long as there was a beach and sunshine. She asked for a price range and came back with a few options. We picked one and she took care of everything, including calling the airline and pulling some strings to make sure we were sitting together on all our flights. From the time we got on the plane until the time got off the plane at the end of the trip we didn't have to do anything. Absolutely every detail was taken care of and went flawlessly. She did a great job and I will be booking more trips with her in the future. By far the best travel agent I have ever worked with.

-Justin Hollman
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Our 1st cruise

Reviewed By Bill - Richland center, wi | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Very helpfull...felt that she had our best interests in bookings,best prices, upgrades.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Thank you Ceera!

Reviewed By ?? - Madison, Wi | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Ceera was personable and efficient. I felt like she listened to what our family wanted and worked hard to accommodate our wishes.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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fantastic

Reviewed By Steve - MADISON, | Traveled to Europe
She was easy to work with and handled all of the details of our trip beautifully.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Better than we Expected!!

Reviewed By JANE - MADISON,WI | Traveled to Europe
Ceera was wonderful to work with! She answered all questions in a timely and thorough manner!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Cruise

Reviewed By Cruise - Madison, WI | Traveled to Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Very helpful and responsive to our requests. Excellent to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Fantastic Trip!

Reviewed By Dee - Madison WI | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Ceera was very professional and very quick responding to my many questions. She gave us very good suggestions. She's very knowledgeable and friendly. I enjoyed working w/ Ceera and will work w/ her again in the future. :)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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So Much Fun!

Reviewed By Family of 4 - New Glaurs, Wisconsin | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Ceera did a great job at steering us to a resort that was family friendly and that we felt safe at. This was our first trip like this and we had a great time!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Best resort in Dominican Republic we stayed at

Reviewed By Happy - Columbus | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
She did a great job and very responsive to my email questions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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One of our better trips.

Reviewed By Larry - Wisconsin | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
She did a good job on our Orange Bowl trip. She communicated with my very well. The hotel was very good and the arrangements were good.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Very Professional

Reviewed By drydensdad - Madison, WI | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I had MANY questions for Ceera and she was more than happy to help me out with each one of them. Even though the trip I was planning was small compared to I'm sure many others. She was very professional and did a great job.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Naples, Italy 2019

Reviewed By Rees - WI | Traveled to Naples ~ Italy ~ Europe
Although we caught Ceera at a very busy tome and with only three weeks notice, she planned a terrific adventure for us, exactly to our requests.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Great trip with great friends

Reviewed By Linda Kay - Richeste, MN | Traveled to Spain ~ Europe
Clear communicator, good follow through on requests. Very helpful,
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Yes, the trip of a lifetime - wonderfully planned

Reviewed By Bill and Martha - Madison Wisconsin | Traveled to Zion National Park ~ Utah ~ USA
Ceera understood what we wanted (and didn't want) to do, and made it happen. Kind, patient, and enthusiastic...we loved working with her! Perfect! A 5+
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Fun Family Trip

Reviewed By T Ho - Madison, WI | Traveled to Mexico
Ceera was extremely helpful in planning our trip. We really enjoyed working with her. It was very challenging making arrangements for 15 people coming from two different cities, but Ceera was up to the task. We all had a wonderful time.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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We had a blast in Vegas!!

Reviewed By Vegas baby - Gratiot, WI | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
She was very nice and informative. Would use her again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Remarkable!

Reviewed By Randy - Madison, Wi. | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I have never booked anything like this before. Ceera took care of everything, answered all question and gave us a great experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Great Vacation!

Reviewed By Freebird - Punta Cana | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Ceera was very helpful, patient and knowledgeable. She provided many options and advice.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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italy 2019

Reviewed By Rees - WI | Traveled to Naples ~ Italy ~ Europe
Although we planned our trip with les than a month, Ceera gave us great service.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Amazing Aruba family trip

Reviewed By SCF - Madison | Traveled to Aruba ~ Netherlands Antilles ~ Caribbean
Ceera was super responsive and flexible- she always replied to inquiries and was truly interested in meeting our needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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5 Star Resort on a 3 Star Budget

Reviewed By C&T Deit - Reedsburg, WI | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Ceera is extremely knowledgeable and very patient - we asked so many questions and she was happy to answer them all! She's the best!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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A Wonderful Trip to Great Britain

Reviewed By Lynn - Madison | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
Very helpful, reliable and accessable
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Our Honeymoon

Reviewed By Tess - Monticello Wi | Traveled to Cairns ~ Australia ~ Australia & New Zealand
My experience was great. Ceera was only given a short time to prepare our trip an it was spot on. I would recommend Ceera to anyone for her professional an knowledgeable travel planning. Thanks again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Fantastic Family Cruise

Reviewed By John - Madison, WI | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Great advice given for our first family cruise. Ceera was able to answer all our questions and recommend the best trip for our extended family. Excellent service.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Couldn't have dreamt of a better honeymoon

Reviewed By Mike and Jules M. - Carrollton, Texas | Traveled to Thailand ~ East and Southeast Asia
Working with Ceera made our lives easier since we were in the process of planning a wedding. With having past experience and knowledge of Thailand, Ceera was able to pack each day we were there with fun activities along with some relaxation days at the beach. I could not have planned a better honeymoon -- Thank you so much Ceera!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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The Best Vacation Ever--40th wedding Anniversary

Reviewed By Sue - Fort Atkinson. | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Ceera is great to work with planning our trip to Hawaii. She pays attention to details and answered all our questions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Fantastic Trip

Reviewed By Eric - Verona | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Ceera was very responsive and timely with answers to our questions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Excellent honeymoon!

Reviewed By Luke - Mineral Point, WI | Traveled to Ocho Rios ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Ceera was extremely helpful and resourceful throughout our honeymoon planning process. She was quick to respond to any questions we had and selected an excellent resort based on our criteria.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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We had a great time

Reviewed By Dick - Nekoosa,wi | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Everything went well,all connections,reservations etc. that Ceera set up for us was right on,great job.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Disney vacation 2019

Reviewed By Lee - Darlington | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Ceera was extremely helpful with all of the details of our trip. She checked in and answered all of my questions. She set us up with a great package and we never had a concern on our trip. We worked back and forth until we had the exact trip we wanted.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best Trip and Great travel Agent

Reviewed By Joni - South Wayne, WI | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Great communication, gave many options based on my requests of what I was looking for on a vacation. Responds very quick. Worked with us on getting a price match.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A European honeymoon for the books!

Reviewed By The (newlywed) Rynes - Madison, WI | Traveled to Europe
Ceera was incredibly helpful with our planning process! We were very scattered when we came to her with tons of ideas for our honeymoon, but she managed to focus us and lay out a fantastic trip while staying mindful of our budget constraints. A wonderful first experience with a travel agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great honeymoon trip

Reviewed By CC - Lake Mills WI | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Ceera was great to work with, super efficient, helpful and always responded in a timely manner.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Ours was a family trip of a life time. We took ou

Reviewed By PK - Lake Mills, WI | Traveled to Europe
Ceera was always receptive to our requests and itinerary changes. She always responded quickly to questions as well.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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