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Recent Awards and Reviews

We're pleased that our outstanding trips have received recognition as among the world's best. Read our recent reviews and press accolades to learn more about our award-winning Asia travel experts.

Travel + Leisure | A-List Travel Specialists | September 2016

We were honored to snag three spots this year on Travel + Leisure's prestigious A-list—the most of any tour operator! Our winning Travel Specialists have creatively, expertise and passion to spare. Congrats to Rebecca Mazzaro, included for the sixth year running for her encyclopedic knowledge of travel in Myanmar (Burma); Jarrod Hobson, Recognized for the fifth year in a row as a definitive expert on travel to Indonesia; and Pat O'Connell, listed for the third time for his expertise on family travel to Asia & the Pacific

Travel Weekly | Magellan Award - Silver | September 2016

We were for recognized the third year in a row by Travel Weekly as top tour operator that offers the industry's most innovative experiences. We are proud to be recognized by our travel industry peers for our ongoing commitment to promoting authentic, luxury travel throughout Asia and the Pacific.

Travel + Leisure | A-List Travel Specialists | October 2015

Spots on Travel + Leisure's prestigious A-list are only awarded to the nation's top travel experts—those with passion, dedication and experience to spare. This year, we are proud to announce that two of our our top Travel Specialists were included. For the fifth year running, Rebecca Mazzaro was acknowledged for her expertise on Myanmar (Burma). And for the fourth time, Jarrod Hobson was recognized for his deep knowledge about all things Indonesia.

Travel Weekly | Magellan Award - Silver | October 2015

This year we were again selected by Travel Weekly as one of the world’s top travel organizations that exemplifies the best and most innovative practices in the industry. We are proud to be recognized by this industry leader for our ongoing commitment to promoting culturally immersive luxury travel to Asia and the Pacific.

Travel + Leisure | Myanmar's Moment | December 2014

"This is Myanmar's Moment," journalist Andrew Solomon declared to Travel + Leisure. We couldn't agree more— there is a palpable sense that now is the time to explore this jewel box of a country before its transformation to modernity is complete. We are honored that our A-List Award-winning Travel Specialist, Rebecca Mazzaro, is featured in the article as a go-to resource for in depth, culturally-immersive travel experiences in Myanmar.

Travel Weekly | Magellan Award - Gold | October 2014

Each year, Travel Weekly magazine selects winners from the world’s top travel organizations worldwide that exemplify the best and most innovative practices in the industry. Asia Transpacific Journeys is proud to have been awarded top-honors for their unique, creative approach to culturally immersive luxury travel to Asia and the Pacific.

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Travel + Leisure | A-List Travel Specialists | September 2014

Every year, Travel + Leisure magazine determines the top travel experts in each region of the world for their highly selective A-list awards—a feat that takes passion, dedication and experience. This year, two of our our top Travel Specialists were awarded this honor. For the fourth year running, Rebecca Mazzaro was acknowledged for her unsurpassed expertise in planning trips to Burma. And for the third time, Jarrod Hobson was recognized for his wealth of knowledge about Indonesia.

Travel + Leisure | Best Adventure Travel Destinations—Bhutan | June 2014

Hailed as a "rising star" of adventure tourism, Bhutan's unique mystique is a gem waiting to be discovered. Within the last decade, the nation's first luxury hotels have arrived, providing discerning travelers with comfortable access to the country's pristine environment and rich cultural heritage.

Travel + Leisure | A-List Travel Specialists | October 2013

Making the A-list takes passion, dedication and experience—qualities in which Asia Transpacific Journeys’ travel experts excel. Each year, Travel + Leisure recognizes the top travel experts in their highly selective A-list awards. We are proud to announce that for the second year running three of our Asia Travel Specialists have received this sought-after honor. Congratulations to Jarrod Hobson, Rebecca Mazzaro and Pat O’Connell for being recognized.

Travel + Leisure | International Homestays | Septmber 2013

Travel with Asia Transpacific Journeys to Kangaroo Island, Australia for the ultimate homestay experience on the 3,500-acre Stranraer Homestead. The owners, Graham Wheaton and his wife, Lyn, have four guest rooms furnished with fireplaces and antiques. They go to great lengths to make travelers feel at home—savor Lyn's home cooking, help Graham herd sheep with his Australian kelpie dogs or take a night walk to spot wallabies.

Travel + Leisure | Educational Travel Vacations | May 2013

Asia Transpacific Journeys exclusive new itinerary Papua New Guinea Through the Lens travels to remote villages, visits sacred spirit houses on the Sepik River and offers hands-on photography instruction from Michele Westmorland, an award-winning photographer who has visited the country 27 times.

Travel + Leisure | Ultimate Guide to Trekking, Walking & Hiking | May 2013

Experience a spiriutal retreat in Bhutan. This carefully preserved landscape is steeped in Buddhist culture. The Merak-Sakteng Trek goes to the country’s east, where you’ll pass hillsides filled with wild rhododendrons to reach remote monasteries

Travel + Leisure | A-List Travel Specialists | October 2012

Every year, Travel + Leisure magazine determines the top travel experts in each region of the world for their highly selective A-list awards. This year, we are proud to announce that three of our Asia Travel Specialists have received this sought-after honor, confirming them as leading authorities on travel to Asia. Congratulations to Jarrod Hobson, Rebecca Mazzaro and Pat O’Connell who each were individually recognized.

National Geographic Traveler | Where is Shangri-La? | August 2012

Only one placeZhongdian in China’s southwestern Yunnan Provincehas officially gone by the name Shangri-La County since 2001. Chris Dunham, of Asia Transpacific Journeys, recommends visiting during the late summer Khampa Horse Festival for three days of celebration, song and equestrian shows.

Travel + Leisure | World's Best Awards | August 2011

Asia Transpacific Journeys is honored to be named "Top 10 Tour Operator" in the "World's Best Awards" by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. We are the only company specializing in Asia to win that coveted award. The honor is particularly gratifying for being democratic in nature--winners are not picked by an editor, but rather determined by people who have actually traveled with us.

Travel + Leisure | World's Top Travel Agents | September 2011

Travel + Leisure evaluated thousands of agents to come up with their highly selective list of the best travel specialists in the business. Rebecca Mazzaro was named an "A-List Travel Specialist" for her expert travel planning for Myanmar (Burma) and India.

National Geographic Traveler | 20 Best Trips of 2011 | December 2010

Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary destination for your next vacation? Check out our Papua New Guinea trip, hand-picked by National Geographic Traveler editors as one of the best for 2011.

1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE | New York Times #1 Bestseller by Patricia Schultz

Schultz's impeccably researched life list is the subject's definitive tome. Like a gemologist with a keen and discerning eye, she has collected the earth's greatest travel-worthy destination jewels, sifted them down to a manageable 1,000, and polished them with historical insight, clear-eyed candor and a sense of wonder. We are delighted to be mentioned as the go-to expert for countries throughout the Asia/Pacific region.

Travel + Leisure | Global Vision Awards

The Asia Transpacific Foundation received a Global Vision award for their efforts to provide clean drinking water via simple ceramic filters in Myanmar (Burma). Says Scott Harrison, founder of Charity: Water and on the Travel + Leisure Award Committee, "Asia Transpacific (Foundation) has made a huge impact in what I believe is the most important issue facing us today-access to clean and safe drinking water."

Travel + Leisure | Fifteen Trips to Change Your World

Cultural Odyssey: Vietnam -- "Asia Transpacific Journeys, with over 20 years experience in the region, is the ultimate guide to the country's history and culture. This journey takes you to some of Vietnam's greatest landmarks - along with lesser-known places such as the hill-tribe villages and markets of the northern highlands."