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Helena Marks

New York, New York Travel Agent

Luxury Leisure & Corporate Travel Agent

I make dreams come true for honeymooners; arrange safaris and desert treks for adventurers, set up hiking, biking, skiing and scuba diving trips for active travelers and arrange relaxing beach and stimulating urban getaways. I’ve been orchestrating travel for leisure and corporate travelers for many years and focus on understanding your needs to ensure that your trip exceeds your expectations.

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Travel Specialties

Australia: My Second Home

Australia is like my second home. My son lives there, and I have been visiting two to three times a year for the past 15 years. Every time I go, I experience something new, and I love incorporating what I’ve learned ... Read more from my Australia: My Second Home bio.

Timeless Traditions of Thailand

Everything about Thailand feels exotic, from its people, art and architecture to the way you get around.  Yet, despite all the differences, the culture feels welcoming, warm and accessible. It also has a lot of variety, from the hustle and bustle ... Read more from my Timeless Traditions of Thailand bio.

My Life in Travel

Do you want to track gorillas and watch the awe-inspiring migration of the wildebeests in Africa, explore the Australian Outback or dine in the best restaurants during a weekend in Manhattan? I’ve traveled extensively on every continent except Antarctica and can ... Read more from my My Life in Travel bio.

Travel Experiences

On a Gorilla Trek in Rwanda

I’d been on safari before, but spending time with the gorillas of Rwanda was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever experienced. Dian Fossey studied the gorillas here (as shown in the movie Gorillas in the Mist) and worked to preserve their habitat. These days, the government embraces conservation. The ... Read more from my On a Gorilla Trek in Rwanda story.

Reviews

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Kangaroo Island was the highlight of the trip!

Reviewed By Diane - Westchester, New York | Traveled to Australia & New Zealand
Has designed multiple very special vacations for us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Delightful Trips

Reviewed By Penny - New York, New York | Traveled to Chiang Rai ~ Thailand ~ East and Southeast Asia
Helena is very through and extremely helpful and considerate. She has arranged several trips for me and they have all been delightful- excellent choice of hotels, excellent individual tours. She helped me, when I was 'getting nowhere' with the airline or airport after a flight was cancelled. We are working on 2 trips now and she always has good recommendations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Delightful Trips

Reviewed By Penny - New York, New York | Traveled to Chiang Rai ~ Thailand ~ East and Southeast Asia
Helena is very thorough and extremely helpful and considerate. I have enjoyed every trip she has arranged - excellent hotel recommendations, excellent individual tours. She helped me, when a flight was cancelled, when I was “getting nowhere”with the airline at the airport.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

exceptional trips

Reviewed By garmses - New York | Traveled to Argentina ~ South America
Worked with her for over 30 years
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Every trip with Helena

Reviewed By Michael and Kathleen - Napa | Traveled to New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
Helena is a jewel. We’ve worked with her for more than thirty wonderful years. I wouldn’t consider going on an adventure without her help, and I’d recommend her to my best friend without reservation. As is the case with everyone, we have preferences in how we travel, especially the style of our hotels, tours, etc. I’ve always appreciated Helena’s ability to embrace our style. She suggests things that match our likes, and she doesn’t judge our decisions. Helena is also careful with our spend, carefully watching for special offers. She has often times lowered the cost of our travel by carefully checking prices. Finally, her association with Virtuoso has offered us consistent benefits. Our breakfast credits at Claridge’s in London, and the Mauna Kea on Kona make those trips extra special. And then there are the room upgrades too. We always look forward to our next adventure with Helena. In summary, I’m grateful that we met Helena and hope she doesn’t retire any time soon.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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So many wonderful trips!

Reviewed By c - NY NY | Traveled to Australia & New Zealand
Helena is knowledgable and takes a personal interest in her clients
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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