https://agentprofiler.travelleaders.com/Common/Handlers/img_handler.ashx?type=agt&id=9618

Kari Hansen

Maple Grove, Minnesota Travel Agent
If you see the text box to the right do not fill it in
Kari Hansen

Kari Hansen

Maple Grove, Minnesota Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
26 Reviews | 100% Recommended
If you see the text box to the right do not fill it in
American Express Membership Rewards
REDEEM POINTS FOR TRAVEL WITH MY AGENCY Book with my agency and use Membership Rewards® points from American Express for all or part of a cruise, vacation package, flight or prepaid hotel.
Terms & Conditions Apply.

LUXURY VACATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to build an extensive worldwide travel resume having personally traveled to 6 of the 7 continents. This extensive global travel brings a more personal touch to travel planning for my clients. I enjoy building custom trips for all travel needs, including groups and incentive trips for corporations, honeymoons and destination weddings, as well as individual travel.

My Travel Specialties

Exotic and Unique Beach Vacations

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, family vacation or relaxation I can help you find the right warm weather escape. There are many places to choose from but there are destinations and resorts that are a better fit depending ... Read more from my Exotic and Unique Beach Vacations bio.

Everything Italy

Whether it is hiking the trails of Cinque Terra, or cruising along the Amalfi Coast, or wine tasting in Tuscany, Italy has so much in store for you.  Some of my favorite experiences for my customers have been private cooking classes with a ... Read more from my Everything Italy bio.

A Guide Positano ...

Breathtaking view in Positano
Positano is located on Italy's Amalfi Coast and has endless breathtaking views. There are numerous beaches for relaxation. Be careful if venturing on your own as the streets are very steep and narrow. There is plenty of culture in this quaint ... Read more from my A Guide Positano ... bio.

Small Ship and River Cruising

Looking for a romantic ship for just the 2 of you, or like the idea of collecting unique ports of call?  Small ship and river cruising might be for you.  Many people don't know where to start when planning a unique ... Read more from my Small Ship and River Cruising bio.

Greece Getaways

My Son and I in Greece
Whether cruising or exploring the islands, I have connections that will help you make the most of your vacations!I have personally traveled to Greece and experienced it's beauty. There are many picture perfect views and so many historical sites to see ... Read more from my Greece Getaways bio.

Private Yacht Cruising

The Beautiful Crystal Esprit
On a private yacht cruise you get to select your itinerary. I can help you customize the ship your on, the cuisine you indulge and the crew on board. This is a once in a lifetime experience that is tailored to ... Read more from my Private Yacht Cruising bio.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Registry
Master Cruise Counselor
Certified Globus Tour Expert
Hawaii Destination Specialist
Sandals Certified Specialist
Palace Resorts Specialist

My Travel Stories

Multigenerational Escapes
Beach Vacations
Exploring Europe

My Reviews

Rating: 4.9 26 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Our river cruise was a delightful experience.

Reviewed By Chuck - Robbinsdale | Traveled to Weimar ~ Germany ~ Europe
Kari was a wonderful person to work with. She went above and beyond to make our trip the most pleasant ever
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Chuck, Thank You! You are a joy to work with also. I’m glad you and your wife had a wonderful trip. Thank you for the pictures from your cruise. Best Regards, Kari Hansen
16 of 25 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Good trip wiith group with many criterias

Reviewed By Kathy - Minneapolis,Mn | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Very Good
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You, It was my pleasure working with you. I 'm glad to hear Spring Break went well for all the families. Best Regards, Kari
8 of 13 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Wonderful Honeymoon!

Reviewed By Honeymooners - Champlin, MN | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Kari was fantastic to work with! She is so knowledgeable about so many places. We were undecided on where we wanted to go. We just gave Kari an idea of what we were looking for and she gave us many options to choose from within our price range. She made the whole process so simple. We would highly recommend Kari!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You, It was my pleasure working with such a wonderful couple. I wish you well and look forward to working with you again. Thank You, Kari
8 of 13 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By Erin - Champlin, MN | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Italy was a lot of fun. I very much want to go back there (and my mom as well) for any duration of time. ( 25 days was not enough)
My mom and I both loved the Godfather Tour
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thanks Erin! I look forward to sending you back! Regards, Kari
9 of 15 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Awesome vacation!

Reviewed By B&T - Elk River, MN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Kari is very responsive and supportive. She is always ready and available to answer questions and make adjustments. We told her what we wanted out of the trip and she planned everything perfectly! She is so fun - we wish she could have come with us!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! You are a joy to work with! I look forward to working with you again! Regards, Kari
12 of 21 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Will only plan with Kari in the the future!

Reviewed By Sarah - St. Paul MN | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Kari was knowledgeable, friendly and understood our families needs and desires. What she recommended hit the nail SPOT ON! Wow, if it were not for her, I'd still be in customs! Talk about experienced, worthy, and AMAZING!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! It was my pleasure! I look forward to working with you again. Regards, Kari
13 of 23 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Best trip with friends!

Reviewed By Jody - White Bear Lake, MN | Traveled to Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Kari was very helpful in planning our trip, six in our group. She gave us great ideas on locations to travel to and worked within our price range. Kari found us good flights and a wonderful vacation package. We went to Negril, Jamaica and stayed at the Riu Palace. It was the best trip! The people were friendly, the hotel was clean and nice, food was great, and the beach was beautiful! Kari also arranged MoBay Club for us as we came in and left Jamaica. That was excellent! She also provided us with good tour ideas.

This has been the second time I have used Kari to help me plan a vacation, the first was with family and this one with friends. Both trips were fabulous! She is very good at her job, communicates well, and listens to what you say to help you find and plan the best vacation. She has experience and has been to many places so she can give you good suggestions. I would highly recommend Kari to help you plan your next vacation, I know I am!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank you, I also look forward to working with you on your 2019 travel needs.
17 of 31 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

WWII 2019

Reviewed By European trip - Delano, MN | Traveled to Amsterdam ~ Netherlands ~ Europe
Kari did a great job managing the changes we requested to the itinerary and provided great recommendations for lodging and sightseeing. She is very knowledgeable and will research our questions if necessary. She is super nice to work with and did a great job on our trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! It was my pleasure working with you. Have a great summer. Regards, Kari
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Awesome Spring Break to Punta Cana

Reviewed By SunandFun - Maple Grove, MN | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
She was great to work with! Very helpful and always responsive. We had a large group with many individual requests and ongoing changes to our plans. She found the perfect resort for out group's spring break trip to Punta Cana. She knew the area and was able to recommend a resort that was good for teens and adults. We stayed at a lovely property with enough for adults and teens to do. Beautiful grounds and a good selection of restaurants.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You Liz! Each and every one of you are a joy to work with! I look forward to working with you again! Please feel free to reach out to me anytime. I have many years of experience in all destinations all over the world. Regards, Kari Hansen
8 of 14 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Discovered Exuma

Reviewed By Lisa - Dayton | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Kari is awesome to work with. I consider myself to be somewhat travel savvy and normally research and book things on my own. She has proved to be a valuable asset and is able to secure fares that are better than what I could find online. She is very friendly, smart and knows what she's doing.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You Lisa! I look forward to working with you again! Regards, Kari
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Our Amazing Family Trip!

Reviewed By Peggy - Brooklyn Park, MN | Traveled to Caribbean
I was lucky to first meet Kari when I walked into Travel Leaders in Maple Grove. I felt very comfortable with her right away. She gave me a lot of information verbally as well as brochures to look over. I made a decision as to which cruise line we wanted to use fairly quick. I went back to see Kari and she took care of everything. I am talking cruise deposit, hotel before cruise, airline tickets, transfers - literally everything. I had lots of questions throughout the planning process and she always got right back to me and even gave me her cell number. She did a great job and anyone who gets her as their travel agent should be happy knowing she will take the best care of you and help you plan an amazing trip! I cannot say enough good things about her - she is great to work with!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You Peggy! I can not thank you enough for being such a joy! I look forward to working with you again. Regards, Kari
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Amazing international vacation!

Reviewed By EJ - Minneapolis MN | Traveled to Israel ~ Middle East
It was fantastic! She was responsive, persistent (when tracking down deals), attentive and presented is with a trip that met all our requirements and was well within our budget! She kept in touch after we booked the trip to make sure everything went well also. I would sincerely recommend her to anyone looking to travel. I had no stress because I knew our flights and hotels were taken care of in all our destinations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! I look forward to working with you again! Regards, Kari
9 of 16 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Best trip for my 40th Birthday!!!!

Reviewed By Tameka - Tallahassee, Florida | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Kari was very resourceful in planning my trip to Montego Bay for my 40th birthday. Everything was perfect!!! the flight was awesome and she booked us good seating going allowing my boyfriend and I to sit together. There were someone to greet us immediately after we landed in Montego that escorted us through Custom and someone was waiting to pick us up with MoBay Club VIP.This was indeed the best trip ever at Secrets Wild Orchid in Montego Bay, Jamaica...great food, drinks and the hospitality was AMAZING!!! Not to mentioned, this was our first trip out the country and it was Perfect!!!! Looking to book our next trip with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! I look forward to working with you again!
14 of 26 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Trip of a lifetime!

Reviewed By Debra - Milaca. mn | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Amazing! Extremely knowledgeable..
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! I'm so glad to hear Italy was what you had always dreamed it would be and more. Thank You, Kari
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Beautiful weather

Reviewed By KC - Brooklyn Park | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Very responsive to all questions . Our trip included bookings for 24 people, everything went smoothly.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! I enjoyed working with you and look forward to your 2020 trip. Regards, Kari
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Stress free trip with Kari

Reviewed By Alan - Mariposa, CA | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Kari helped us with a large group of people (24)for a vacation to the Dominican Republic. From the first phone call to the end of the trip Kari was extremely helpfull. Making sure we had all the details taken care of . If anyone had questions she was very quick to respond with answers. We have used other travel agents in the past, but Kari is by far the best. We will use her for all our future travel plans.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! I enjoyed working with you and look forward to your 2020 trip. Regards, Kari
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Loved our trip!

Reviewed By pada - Maple Grove | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Kari was very friendly and took the time to listen to what we wanted to make sure our trip was the best possible.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! It was my pleasure working with both you. I will see you soon. Regards, Kari
8 of 15 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Another great trip!

Reviewed By T & J - White Bear Lake, MN | Traveled to Aruba ~ Caribbean
Kari is great to work with! She provides good information and looks for good prices for you.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! I look forward to working with you again!! Regards, Kari Hansen
7 of 13 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Very enjoyable trip!

Reviewed By Jeff - Lahaina, HI | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Working with Kart was great, She took care of all our requests in a timely manner.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! I look forward to working with you again! Regards, Kari
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Another Wonderful Trip Kari set us up with!

Reviewed By Sarah and Family of 5 - St. Paul MN | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Kari "gets it" and is flat our AWESOME. She's personable and experienced. What more could anyone ask for?
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You Sarah! You are a joy to work with and I look forward to working with you again! Thank you, for brightening my day! Best Regards, Kari
6 of 12 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Honeymoon!

Reviewed By Jake - Waconia, MN | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
My experience with Kari was wonderful from beginning to end! She was very helpful despite many changes coming from my end and always found a way to adapt and make the best trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You Jake, It was my pleasure working with you! I look forward to helping you again. Thank You, Kari
6 of 12 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Austria - Germany Tour

Reviewed By Austria - Germany Tour - Rpgers. MN | Traveled to Munich ~ Germany ~ Europe
Had a wonderful trip. Following suggestions. Answer e-mails in a more timely manner & answer direct questions. Was more confused sometimes because the question wasn't answered.
Be more specific on location to meet tour bus; more descriptive like "on the corner near "store name". Be more clear that there are extra charges involved with some of the tours. And highlight that you should bring your passports - don't rely on people to read the fine print. Luckily we overheard a tour say you need your passports and we had ours ready for the next day's tour.
Train transfer from Bregenz, Austria to Munich, Germany was a bit of a headache once in Munich. wish we would have know we could have continued to our hotel. We got off the train not knowing and ended up having to take a taxi which cost us a lot of money for 8 people to go a few blocks.
Liked our hotel room and closeness to subway.
We really liked the tours and would recommend them to others traveling to Germany and Austria.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! Your feedback is very helpful and welcomed. I'm glad to hear everything went well. Welcome Back! Regards, Kari
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

It was a beautiful place

Reviewed By Lori - Mariposa | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
She was great,always kept us informed
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! I enjoyed working with you and look forward to your 2020 trip. Regards, Kari
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Another great vacation in Ixtapa Mexico

Reviewed By PJ Hogan - Brooklyn Park, Mn | Traveled to Ixtapa ~ Guerrero ~ Mexico
Kari did a wonderful job, listening to what we wanted and where we wanted to go. This was our 15th year in Ixtapa, so we know what we like.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You Pat! It was my pleasure working with you. I look forward to next years trip. Regards, Kari
5 of 12 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Best vacation in a VERY long time!

Reviewed By Jen - Plymouth, MN | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I called Kari relatively late with a very vague idea of what we wanted for our Christmas holiday--direct flight, beach resort with a pool, warm weather and warm water--and she worked a miracle. She was friendly, easy-going, fast and responsive, answered all my questions, and was happy to communicate via texting. We had no trouble getting all the details worked out and I got exactly what I expected in our vacation (I'm not a huge fan of surprises on international travel). Will definitely be calling Kari again for our next big vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank You! You are a joy to work with! I look forward to your next vacation. Regards, Kari
7 of 16 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Our family had an amazing time together and enjoye

Reviewed By joanbirdies - MN | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Kari was knowledgeable, friendly and very easy to work with. I would definitely call on Kari again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Hansen responded:
Thank you! I look forward to working with you again.
10 of 24 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

My Travel Experience

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