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THIS IS OUR STORY

Planet Hoppers is a boutique travel agency founded in 2002, specializing in dream vacations, honeymoons, group trips, cruises, tours, destination weddings, and complex custom travel packages around the world. Travel is our passion, and we want to share it with you. 

Travel should be exciting, enriching, fun, relaxing, adventurous, and eye-opening.  Don’t let the frustration of planning prevent you from a trip of a lifetime. With firsthand knowledge of over 60 countries and over 15 years of experience, we can plan your travels with expert advice and ease.

Our mission is to create travel experiences so amazing that you will want to share them with your friends and family. Planet Hoppers has experienced tremendous growth exclusively through word of mouth. We’re confident you’ll be among our tremendous list of active repeat clients.

About Amy

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Planet Hoppers' founder Amy has always had an itch for travel: she loves to explore different cultures, meet people globally, sample exotic cuisines, hear unfamiliar accents and try anything new. While she worked briefly as a scientist (majored in physics and worked for NASA), she loved traveling so much that she decided to focus on Planet Earth. She founded Planet Hoppers to transform her passion into her profession.

She travels as much as possible to be able to provide first-hand expertise of the itineraries she enthusiastically recommends and encourages all her agents to do the same. Our elite team of dedicated travel agents works together, pooling local knowledge to create the best possible travel experience for our clients. Her most treasured gifts are photos of her happy clients while on vacation.

Travel Factoids

  • Certifications: Honeymoon Specialist, Cruise Specialist, Hawaii Specialist 

  • Countries visited: 64 and counting

  • Countries lived in: Thailand, Australia, Japan, United States

  • Continents visited: all except the Poles; Amy prefers warmer weather.

  • She has personally escorted travel groups to: Peru, Egypt, New Zealand, South America, Morocco, Iceland, Cuba, Galapagos, cruises to Mexico and the Caribbean


Favorites

  • Honeymoon Destinations: Tahiti, Caribbean, Europe

  • Cultural Spots: Turkey, Italy, Thailand, Cuba, Egypt

  • Exotic Spots: Bali, South Africa, Myanmar, Iceland

  • Family Vacations: Hawaii, Cancun, Costa Rica, Italy

  • Cruise Lines: Seaborn, Disney, Celebrity

  • Cruise Itineraries: Mediterranean, Alaska, Norway

  • Thrills: shark feeding (Bahamas), 400ft bungee jumping (New Zealand), ziplining (Costa Rica)

  • Majestic Sights: Great Wall (China), Iguazu Falls (Argentina), sunrise over Macchu Picchu (Peru), Icebergs (Iceland)

  • Magical Moments: manta ray diving at night (Big Island), gondola ride (Venice)

  • Festivals: Water festival (Bangkok), Carnival (Rio de Janiero), Cherry Blossoms (Tokyo), New Years (Sydney)

Some of the weirdest foods she’s eaten

  • Live Sea Snails (Morocco)

  • Piranha (Amazon Rain Forest)  

  • Emu and Kangaroo Pizza (Australia)

  • Fried Grasshoppers (Thailand)  

  • Camel Stew (Egypt)

  • Balut (incubated duck egg in the Philippines)

  • Snake Soup (Taiwan)

  • Durian Ice Cream (Singapore)

  • Puffer Fish (Japan)

  • Alpaca (Peru)

  • Puffin & Shark (Iceland)

  • Tarantula (China)

  • Ant Larvae (Mexico)

  • Ostrich Steak (S. Africa)

Phone: 1-415-7TRAVEL (1-415-787-2835)

Email: info@planethoppers.com

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