And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!

Happy Travelers

Steve has been our cruise broker for several years. As relatively new cruisers, his advice in choosing cruise lines and itineraries, trip cancellation insurance, flights and timing of cruises has been invaluable. He consistently provides great service, booking, re-booking when there are price decreases, booking excursions, troubleshooting, etc. Aside from this, Steve is simply a great guy.

Carolyn & Jed

Steve we had a great trip!! The hotel you selected for us was perfect because it was in walking distance of Vatican city, and Piazza Navona.Thanks for setting us up with everything. Our driver from the airport was excellent and we really liked our hotel. The room was very comfortable and spacious. Very modern in an old world building. Daily breakfast was included, which we ordered each night, and the front desk team prepared and delivered it on a cart every morning.

We would definitely recommend this place to our friends in the future. There’s also a great Jazz club restaurant next door which was wonderful, and we enjoyed some delicious food while listening to one of their scheduled entertainers before our trip ended. Thank you so much for everything!!

Viva Le Roma, Steve Waldman

We cannot say enough about the phenomenal service provided to us by Maria and Mohinder of Pura Vida Global Travel.  First and foremost, this trip was planned in 2019 to see the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany in 2020.  Maria and Mohinder were able to find a TAUCK tour named, “Swiss Highlands and Bavarian Alps” that would start in Munich shortly after a choir tour that Neil was participating in. It was a perfect fit for us, and all the arrangements were put in place by Pura Vida Global Travel.

Needless to say, when the world shut down due to Covid -19, all of our plans came to a screeching halt.  Maria and Mohinder were very patient and calming in a time of immense turmoil and confusion.  It did not take long to discover the Passion Play was postponed to 2022, and subsequently, Neil’s choir tour was cancelled altogether.  Our deposits and original reservations were kept in place, and Maria and Mohinder communicated with us on a regular basis to keep us apprised of the current worldwide situations.

As the 2022 trip seemed ever more likely, the dates were confirmed, our flights were arranged by PVGT and before we knew it, Pura Vida Global Travel had us checked in for our Swiss Air departing flight and on our way.  Throughout our TAUCK adventure, Maria and Mohinder checked in on our journey and made sure all our needs were being met, and even checked us in for our Lufthansa flight back home.  We can only say, WOW! We thank you so much for our trip of a lifetime!

Judy & Neil, Forestville, California

We wanted to go on the trip of a lifetime for Chloe’s high school graduation. Peru was the most impactful, beautiful, and adventurous trip we have ever been on.

We started in Lima, where we embarked on a gastronomical tour, visited pyramids, and enjoyed the scenic coast. We learned to make ceviche and pisco sours, which would become the cornerstone for everything we ate for the rest of the trip. Our private guide was flexible and responsive to what we wanted to see and do.

After a plane ride to Cusco, and lots of helpful tips from our guides on how to navigate foreign airports, we traveled to the village of Misminay. This was easily the most impactful part of our trip. The beauty of the Andes was profound, and this was the first time either of us had experienced anything like it. The people in Misminay shared their culture, their rituals, their food, their homes, and their hearts with us.

Next, we traveled to Machu Picchu. The groundwork for our experience was laid on the incredible train ride there, but nothing could prepare us for the splendor of Machu Picchu. We had an extensive tour with a private guide filled with many pictures to ensure we never forgot the beauty of the site.

Our final day was in Cusco. We spent the day touring Incan ruins and experiencing the culture of the city.

We honestly left a piece of our heart in Peru. We cannot thank Pura Vida travel enough. It truly was the experience of a lifetime.

Holly and Chloe, Lexington, Kentucky

“We booked our trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands through Maria and Mohinder of Pura Vida Global Travel. They were recommended by another couple that were also going. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision for us with just a few weeks to work out the arrangements. I knew we were taking a chance, but we did it anyway. Boy, were we glad! Every detail was taken care of, and the only thing we had to worry about was getting packed and getting to the plane on time.

Both Maria and Mohinder were a dream to travel with. They provided endless fun with great conversations and activities. They made sure we got the best services available through their contacts everywhere in the world. I swear Maria could read our minds. It became an instant friendship. What a great couple! I hope to travel with them on some of their future escapades! I know we will not be disappointed.

Do yourself a favor and book through them, and you’ll see what I mean.”

Chris & Virginia Wayne, Rockwall, Texas

“My husband and I just returned from a trip of a lifetime thanks to Pura Vida. I feel like we made their job so hard with what all we said we would like to accomplish with our Italian adventure, but Maria and Mohinder NAILED IT. I would regret if I had never made that call. We are already looking into our next trip and having Pura Vida handling all of the details for us. Thank you guys so much!!!”

Kevin & Sterling Tyner

We wanted to plan a cruise to celebrate my birthday with another couple who are good friends of ours. We called Pura Vida Global Travel as we saw their expansive travel experiences on social media (Facebook and Instagram) and we heard how wonderful Maria & Mohinder are to work with! We are SO thrilled we called them and they booked a fabulous cruise for us paying attention to every detail we could have needed or wanted! We all had such a terrific time and we will never try to book ANYTHING on our own again! THANK YOU MARIA & MOHINDER FOR EVERYTHING!!

Chynna Carver & Eric Felchak, Conroe, Texas


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