If you have a sense of adventure, enjoy discovering people, places and animals that are different from those at home and believe in sustainable tourism, then let us introduce you to Christine Boecker – traveller and world explorer at heart.
Born and raised in South Africa, Christine Boecker’s tourism career spans almost four decades. She has lived and worked in Africa and Europe, before settling down in Vancouver, British Columbia in the nineties. With roots on three continents, Christine is one of the most well-travelled people in the travel industry, which is why her clients return year after year. Testimonials
Thirty-some years ago, Christine entered her uncle’s Travel Agency in Germany as an apprentice travel agent, not knowing Sydney, N.S.(Canada) from Sydney, N.S.W.(Australia). Ever since then, she has been driven to explore this wonderful world we live in, whether it be on a safari vehicle in the hot and dry Kalahari Desert, or on a Russian Icebreaker in the cold and windy Canadian Arctic – and many memorable places in between! Read more about Christine…
Christine Boecker CTC (Certified Travel Counsellor) specializes in customized trips to Africa, Latin America and Europe, as well as Galapagos experiences, Polar expeditions, small-ship cruises and adventure travel around the world. Christine designs unique travel experiences by combining your personal preferences with your budget and desired style of travel.
For authentic journeys, unforgettable memories and complete peace of mind contact Christine Boecker to plan your next off-the-beaten-track vacation.
My name is Eoin White and I am the founder of Sherpaencounters. I been taking groups to Nepal and this year marks my 25th trip to Everest base camp, and my 30th Himalayan trek.
Robyn has been my travel agent for all 30 treks. Over the years I have had my friends and clients who have accompanied me use Robyn as their preferred agent. She takes care of their flight bookings and additional travels in conjunction with their Nepal adventure. She also provides bombproof travel insurance. I have had 6 helicopter evacuations over the past 14 years, and not one claim was ever disputed.
Here's why I always encourage those traveling with me to use Robyn:
1. She can find even better prices and routes
2. If you want to change your flight while in a third world country or if things go sour, it can be almost impossible to get anything changed or done. Of the 240 people who have traveled with me, dozens of them for various reasons have needed her help. She is always there for you and can get what seems to be impossible done.
3. She has become the preferred and most trusted travel agent of all of my friends. If you book with her you will see why.
We were very pleased with Christine's arrangements for a trip to Botswana and Victoria Falls for us. The lodge in Botswana was an excellent choice and we enjoyed our stay in Victoria Falls as well. The multiple transfers went smoothly as did all the flights. Everything worked. I would not hesitate to use Christine's services in the future."PS: You were so right about a guided safari being worthwhile. The guides are awesome and a fountain of information.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your excellent work Christine! I really appreciate your expertise. This will be a great trip [to New York, Greece and Italy] for me and my family. I can't wait for my departure date.
The river cruise on the Rhine was really good. So very different from the Big Cruises. The tours were excellent. The train journey was a challenge … thank goodness for your (Christine) list of trains and the number of the trains too. I don't think we would have been able to do it without that. Tuscany was great - the house was an old renovated Italian property. We did [follow your suggestions and] go to Cinque Terra - had a wonderful day. So all in all - a very good holiday. Thank you so much for all your help and good suggestions.
I knew you (Christine) would be able to help Elisabeth with her travel plans and you certainly did. Elisabeth had a brilliant time and repeatedly told me how grateful she was to have your assistance. You took all the headaches out of travel planning and provided her with outstanding suggestions :) Thanks again for your help. I'll certainly be in contact with you again in future.
We are traveling again … I still think you (Christine) are the most experienced and knowledgeable out of all travels agents I met. And, I enjoyed working with you because you know what you're talking about… I'd love to work with you again.
Tailor-made Experiences in Africa, Latin America & Europe, Galapagos, Arctic & Antarctica, Expeditions, Small Ship & River Cruises, Adventure Trips World-Wide.
Canadian Tourism Industry Certified Travel Counsellor, ACTA/CITC Advanced Level Travel Counsellor, CATS Adventure Specialist, SAFE Travel Planner, Licensed Travel Insurance Agent.
Africa Travel Specialist, with emphasis on Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe in Southern Africa
and Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in East and North Africa.
South America Travel Specialist with emphasis on the Amazon, Argentina, Brazil, Central America, Chile with Patagonia & Cape Horn, Ecuador & Galapagos and Peru.
Europe ‘off the beaten path’ and River Cruise Expert.
Small Ship and Expedition Cruise Consultant.
Most Memorable Travel Experience
A hyena skulking through our campsite - not 20 paces away from where we were having dinner.
We froze, then relaxed when the guide calmly picked up his weapon - a flashlight!! - and the hyena disappeared into the darkness of the night.