Vancouver Travel Agent specializing in
African Safaris & Big 5 Wildlife
Arctic & Antarctica Cruises | Galapagos
South America | Italy | River Cruises | Voluntouring
Family Vacations Worldwide
Unforgettable Memories !
Established travel expert Christine Boecker is from Africa and has lived and worked both in Europe and in North America.
Backed by global first-hand travel experience, Christine and her Vancouver-based TravelBoecker Adventures team connects travellers in a meaningful and personally relevant way to the places we go, while keeping your safety front of mind.
SAFE Travel Planner certificate - assessed by Canadian Dept. of Foreign Affairs, and more qualifications...
BeWILDered about Africa? We specialize.
See African Safaris and Adventures
Been there? Done that?
Check out our Off-The-Beaten-Track itineraries
Fabled Arctic Ship Found! To celebrate the discovery of
HMS Erebus - one of the lost ships from Franklin's doomed Arctic expedition we present:
In the Footsteps of Sir John Franklin - an iconic Arctic Voyage
Photo by Michelle Valberg
Why choose TravelBoecker Adventures ?
Exciting destinations, customized itineraries and wisdom gained from over 35 years of experience ensure you have the best and safest experience for the best value.
The hundreds of trips on this website - based on responsible tourism - are intended to tickle your wishbone, inspire your wish list...
We work with the best adventure travel partners around the world, so we can turn the journey of your imagination into a memorable reality.
“I will not hesitate to contact Christine Boecker when the travel bug next bites.
She provides a premium quality service that has unfortunately become all too rare in this day and age.”
“Excellent, seamless, way beyond our expectations!”
“We had a fantastic safari, expertly organized by Christine. It was a perfect trip and I wouldn't have changed anything - except I would have liked to stay longer. Next time!”
“Excellent Adventure - our experience with Christine Boecker has been nothing short of superb.”
“Christine took care of every detail and, while I have found something always goes wrong when travelling, our experience with TravelBoecker Adventures went without a hitch.”
“The safari experience and the accommodation were excellent…top notch - could not recommend it highly enough.”
“Africa takes us back to our beginnings, both in the natural world and in ourselves, to something so deep we rarely hear the beat deep in our souls. Being in Africa made that inner thrum more conscious and deepened our experience on this planet immeasurably. We had a wondrous trip.”
"We have Christine to thank for such a successful safari. She knows her way around, her African operators are top notch, and the lodges and tented camps fabulous."
"It's normal to have some fears if this is your first time to Africa, but you will be better taken care of than you have probably ever been in your life."
"Our family just returned from the most amazing vacation to Botswana, organized expertly by Christine Boecker.
We all had an amazing time... The best part was that we could totally relax and enjoy each others company, without having to worry about logistics."
"My husband and I have never been to Africa before and didn't know where to start. From the very first, it has been a pleasure working with Christine. She understood our objectives and worked with us to tailor an itinerary to suit us perfectly!"
"I had a great trip! ...everything went extremely efficiently which was so helpful for me as a single traveller."
"We had an absolutely wonderful time! I would say it is the best holiday I have ever had and I still go to sleep at night thinking about all the amazing things we saw." More reviews
You Care. We Care too!
Because our clients care about the countries they visit, our SPREAD THE SMILE project offers you the opportunity to give back to local communities in Africa.
What sets TravelBoecker Adventures apart?
Christine Boecker CTC (Certified Travel Counsellor) and her team at TravelBoecker Adventures specializes in customized trips to Africa, Latin America and Europe, as well as Galapagos experiences and Polar expeditions, small-ship cruises and adventure travel around the world.
Backed by over 3 decades of extensive travel experience spanning many countries over five continents, TravelBoecker Adventures are the expert travel planners you simply cannot find using an automated booking engine. We've just been there...
Yours truly, creating Safaris, whilst on Safari!
Christine Boecker and her team combines your personal preferences with our expertise.
We look forward to crafting authentic and memorable journeys in 2014, 2015 and beyond, customizing unique experiences designed to suit your budget and desired style of travel.
Since 1977, we arrange vacations for travellers with a sense of adventure, travellers who enjoy discovering people, places and animals that are different from those at home... and believe in a gentle and sustainable kind of tourism while seeking adventure.
Our clients feel comfortable knowing everything is planned to ensure optimal value for money and complete peace of mind.
Your vacation time is precious! At TravelBoecker Adventures, we maximize your time and travel budget to create an unforgettable travel experience, wherever the road may take you.
Our our own first-hand destination experiences, creativity, attention to detail and service with a truly personal touch combine to take you on a journey of discovery you’ll talk about – at work, at home and at school – for a very long time. More about us...
Off-The-Beaten-Track: Arctic Exploration
Fabled Arctic Ship Found! All eyes are on the Canadian North, where a chapter in Arctic Polar History is being re-written with the discovery of one of the lost ships from Sir John Franklin's doomed Arctic expedition.
In September 2014 a Franklin Search Expedition successfully located one of Franklin’s ships - the HMS Erebus! Learn more
In celebration of this historic moment in Canadian history, we are offering an Arctic voyage: In the footsteps of Sir John Franklin aboard the Akademik Ioffe, widely recognised as the best expedition-style cruise vessel operating in Polar waters.
"I am delighted to announce...the discovery of one of the two ships belonging to the Franklin Expedition,"
said Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper (4th from right)
Choose your own Adventure
TravelBoecker Adventures takes you around the world:
Christine Boecker comes from Africa and offers first-hand experience of both luxury lodges and fully-catered camping safaris to suit your travel style...
Machu Picchu, an Inca mystery worth exploring...
Or Galapagos, where the animal kingdom doesn't get any closer: No zoom required!
Castles, canals and carousels; chocolate, cheese & Chianti -- guaranteed to fire up your sense of adventure! Camera at the ready to capture great memories..
Arctic & Antarctica
Don your down-filled Parka and head to the Polar regions for an unsurpassed adventure in the most awe-inspiring places on earth...
Venture off the beaten track. Discover Vikings and whales, polar bears, native culture and the Arctic tundra...
Choose from family trips in Tuscany to tiger tracking in India. Hike, eat, swim, Explore!
We've just been there!
Christine Boecker shares her latest experiences:
In May Christine visited South Africa (again) - this time to scout out new ideas and destinations for our clients at the Travel Indaba, showcasing the widest variety of Africa's best tourism products. And now we are brimming with fresh ideas to make your African sojourn even more exciting!
Christine recently returned from a fantastic journey through Ecuador, experiencing the best of the Galapagos Archipelago, the Amazon and the Andean Highlands.
Last November Christine experienced the thrills (and chills) of the Polar Bear Migration in Churchill, Manitoba and in July was found scouting out travel options in Kenya - a stunning country, offering both wildlife and cultural experiences galore!
On safari in Botswana: stunning scenery and a paradise for wildlife. A hyena walked right though our camp - now that was up close and personal. Read more...
Next on Christine's travel calendar is a trip to the Christmas Markets in Germany. Our River Cruise partner offers a variety of options, should this be on your wish list too.
And - a scouting trip to Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa has been confirmed for March. Now is perfect the time to plan your African Safari too!
All this first-hand and in-depth knowledge will serve you well, when planning your next adventure. It turns an ordinary trip into a memorable experience!
"SPREAD THE SMILE"
If you want to deliver a locally-made soccer ball to underprivileged children in Africa while on safari, WE WILL MATCH IT! Here at TravelBoecker Adventures, we are proud of our special project, SPREAD THE SMILE.
You can still donate a soccer ball even if you are travelling to a destination other than Africa. See details or contact Christine Boecker for further information.
Photo by TravelBoecker Adventures client I.Grant of Vancouver
Many TravelBoecker Adventure clients enjoy giving back to the communities they visit.
K.Ray of Vancouver recalls: "Children would just materialize out of the forest and hills. Big soccer games just started out of the blue. We replaced one village 'ball' -- a grocery bag filled with other grocery bags. One of the best moments!" More...