If you’re an avid traveller with a desire to experience Asia in a unique and customized way, with a small group of friends, your family or a special interest group, you have come to the right place.
Mandarin Journeys offers a travel concept well beyond packaged holidays and we prefer to call our trips Life Travel Experiences owing to their highly experiential and immersive nature
Our clients are typically successful, bright and inquisitive people with a thirst for global exploration but often lacking the time and insider knowledge to plan a truly memorable trip independently.
While it has never been easier to self-arrange a wide range of experiences and logistics worldwide, most people are overwhelmed by the sheer number of mostly anonymous and impersonal booking platforms, and it is quite difficult knowing who to trust.
Mandarin Journeys brings travel planning back to its artisanal roots; a tailored and highly individual service aimed at those discerning travelers looking for a concierge level of service, a rarity in today’s mass consumer society
After all, the only social networks worth subscribing to are the very real people you meet and the unbreakable, lasting bonds forged during intense and rewarding Life Travel Experiences.
Like most artisans in any discipline, our focus in on quality, service and satisfaction. As such we may not be a budget travel company, and our services are not for everyone.
If you recognize yourself in the definitions provided, strike up an obligation-free conversation about your travel dreams.
Our founder’s vision was to build a cultural bridge between the developed Western world, his world, and the often misunderstood Oriental world, a region he remains passionate about to this day. While a sustainable bottom line and growth matter in every business venture, we deliberately stay small and boutique, passing over high passenger volume for an artisanal approach to travel.
Mandarin Journeys is a low-impact company; by limiting our passenger volume and working exclusively with responsible local partners, our environmental footprint is extremely low for a travel company. Every guide must abide by our strict service guidelines and we lean heavily towards hotels with LEED certification or at the very least a verifiable sustainability policy. Mandarin Journeys guarantees all guides a fair service fee and we operate a strict no-commision shopping policy in all destinations.
With backgrounds as diverse as the countries we promote, the Mandarin Journeys lineup of team members, guides and local operatives are examples of integrity, knowledge and dedication. Without exception, the people listed below will happily go above and beyond the call of duty to assure our clients a truly memorable, trouble-free and unique Travel Life Experience.
Even if you are only in the early stages of planning and would like to keep your options open, please do contact us for a preliminary discussion. We are happy to set up a free consultation with one of our experts so that you have an opportunity assess our expertise and we have a chance to learn more about you.
We regret that we can only reply to serious enquiries. Complex itineraries may incur a planning fee, fully refundable at the time of booking. Our quotations are obligation-free and highly customizable.
The beginnings of Mandarin Journeys are rooted in a profound and seemingly predestined love for travel. With a parent working in the airline industry I was born into a world of travel and exploration. having seen large parts of the world at a very young age, a desire to explore was kindled early in life.
From an earlier career in the marketing industry, fast forward to a traveller’s life in China…
Life as an adventure tour guide in China led me to a dozen provinces and into the heart of Chinese culture. I fell in love with this enigmatic nation, its peculiarities, its scenic beauty, its compelling history, the culinary diversity and of course the people.
Beyond China, I made use of my time in Asia to explore the wider region in great detail, the result of which is a strong network of contacts and a comprehensive portfolio of experiences in our other destinations.
Having now spent the better part of 12 years traveling in Asia, the region has become a part of me, and I hope to share that experience with our esteemed guests for years to come.
We remain to this day one of the few truly top level Far East and South East Asia specialists in the region and I am proud to serve, with my fantastic team, an ever growing number of discerning clients from all over the world.
I hope to add you to our guest list soon too…
– Marc Mekki, GM & Founder
The Family Travel Association is bringing together the leaders in family and multigenerational travel to inspire families to travel. All members have been thoroughly vetted to ensure they meet the highest standards of quality and service with the goal of having the public recognize and respect them as leaders in their respective categories.