Biography

If you have a sense of adventure, are inspired to experience a wildlife safari, explore new cultures, wander historic sights – and believe in sustainable tourism, then let us introduce you to Christine Boecker – traveller and world explorer at heart.

Christine Boecker CTC (Certified Travel Counsellor) specializes in tailor-made journeys of discovery to Africa, Latin America and Galapagos, Polar expeditions, small ship cruises and adventure travel around the world.

Originally from South Africa, Christine’s tourism career spans five continents and almost four decades! Having worked in Africa and Europe, Christine joined the Personal Travel Management team in 1996 and now calls Vancouver home.  With roots on three continents, Christine is one of the most well-travelled people in the travel industry, and is always willing to share her vast insider knowledge.

As a travel designer, Christine is passionate about conservation and culture, crafting eye-opening journeys with emphasis on ecotourism and immersive experiences in the wild places of our planet, ranging from high-end luxury to more affordable options.

Designing unique experiences for discerning travellers is Christine’s forte, always working with you to tailor-make a journey that meets your budget and your bucket list.  The result is …….  well check out these Testimonials

For authentic journeys, unforgettable memories and complete peace of mind contact Christine Boecker  to create your next voyage of discovery.

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TESTIMONIALS

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.
S Frey, Richmond BC
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.
A Alimenti, Vancouver BC
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.
P & M Ayling, Vancouver BC
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.
Heather H. Vancouver BC
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.
J. Kitt (Toronto, ON)

Travel Specialties

African Safari Expert and Galapagos Specialist, offering tailor-made experiences in Africa, Latin America and the Galapagos Islands

Certifications

Canadian Tourism Industry Certified Travel Counsellor, ACTA/CITC Advanced Level Travel Counsellor, CATS Adventure Specialist, SAFE Travel Planner, Licensed Travel Insurance Agent.

Destination Specialties

AFRICA TRAVEL DESIGNER for custom safaris in Southern and East Africa, including Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, and Morocco in North Africa. Even the most remote areas such as Rwanda and Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique, and Ethiopia and Malawi are in Christine's repertoire of expertize.

SOUTH AMERICA TRAVEL EXPERT with emphasis on the Galapagos, Peru, Amazon, Patagonia in Argentina, and Brazil's Pantanal.
Ask Christine about planning your journey to Chile, and even the Easter Islands.

SMALL SHIP SPECIALIST and POLAR EXPEDITIONS

Most Memorable Travel Experience

PLAYING ‘CHICKEN’ WITH AN ELEPHANT
It was hot … 45 C plus humidex ~ it felt like the hottest day ever! We had spent most of it in the pool at a private game lodge, and now it was time for our afternoon game drive through the African bush. We eagerly climbed into an open Landrover, hoping to see an elephant.

After encountering Wildebeest, Kudu, a Monitor Lizard and many species of colourful African birds we suddenly spotted him – Ngani, the bull elephant! Ngani walked along the road, so we had a good view of his huge back-end, swinging rhythmically from side to side with every stride. When Ngani took a short cut through the bush, we managed to get ahead of him and waited… The huge elephant came closer and closer… We could smell him and hear his breathing! By now he was about 5 meters away, flapping his ears and snorting at us… It was high time to leave, and we beat a hasty retreat!

Playing ‘chicken’ with an elephant is exhilarating – but you know, the elephant always wins!

Phone: 604 338 9211

Toll Free: 1 877 739 3653

Send Christine a note, she’d love to hear from you!