Betty Morgan

West Covina, CA

Luxury Travel Specialist

     My thirst for adventure started at a young age, but professionally I was just 18 years old when I became a flight attendant for TWA.  While my first destination was not too exciting (Kansas City), it was the beginning of a life long passion for travel. I sharply remember looking out the window at the world below, filled with amazement and excitement at how beautiful the world was.

     If I had to describe my travel style, it is one of wonder and adventure. I don’t think of myself as particularly brave, quite the opposite.  But seeing exotic places and being presented with the opportunity to experience the spectacular, I push myself to not be left behind.  When I first went to Grand Cayman, I was not a strong swimmer, but as I saw friends and others around me sign up for scuba diving, I knew I had to try it to.  Little did I know that this small first step was the just the beginning.

     I can proudly say that I have traveled on all 7 continents. While I have been everywhere, I tell my clients that my true specialty is the once in a lifetime trip, because chances are I have done it twice myself!  I focus on exotic, adventurous and top bucket-listed experiences that travelers think back on for years.  With more than 30 years as a travel agent, I have so much experience in my own travels that I can point you in the right direction on what to eat, how much time you need based on your travel pace, and local adventures that are at the heart of each destination. 

     Many people ask me about my travel experience, and there is SO MUCH to share!  Not only have I done it all, I personally book it all myself, developing life long friendships and relationships in the travel industry that lead to unrivaled experiences for my clients.  One of my other areas of focus include leading luxury travel groups twice a year for the last 25 years, and each trip is “the trip of a lifetime!”  I have traveled to the great Pyramids of Egypt, slept in a tent in the sandy dunes of Morocco, and traveled to Katmandu on Elephant Safari to find the elusive Bengal Tiger. I have walked the Great wall of China, drank Yak milk in Tibet (not my favorite), and have seen the Taj Mahal and rhinos in India.  I have sailed the majestic Halong Bay in Vietnam, stepped back in time at the ruins of Cambodia and experienced a traditional ryokan (hot spring) in Japan. I am no stranger to the South Pacific, chartering my own boat to sail the islands of Tahiti, staying on Marlon Brando’s private Island of Tetitora, tasting kava in a traditional Fijian ceremony, exploring the glaciers and geothermal wonders of New Zealand, roaming the Australian outback on a luxury vintage train, the Ghan. I have feed monkeys in Costa Rica, cruised down the Amazon and met the incredible native people who live in the jungles of Brazil, and climbed through the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru.  I love the wines and cuisine of Chile, a magical place that melded together so many unique cultures, I felt like I was in Europe, South America and North America, all at the same time! 

 

     I have been to every country in western Europe, and love to use Paris, Amsterdam and London as a first and last stop just to relax before continuing.  I have traveled to Russia, Turkey, and am slowly making my way through eastern Europe where I discovered my new favorite stop in Croatia. I have also made an effort to experience the best here at home in the USA, sailing along the islands and wetlands of the Carolinas, hundreds of trips to New York, San Francisco and Miami. I have explored the deep northern areas of Alaska and Canada, riding the Rocky Mountaineer through the most beautiful mountains and cities of Canada and traveling deep into the Alaskan wilderness to view grizzly bears in the wild. I have explored the Canadian Maritimes, and traveled beyond the northern tip of the Americas to Antarctica. I have slept in the Artic Ice Hotel, watched the aura Borealis dance across the skies while dog sledding, and ate the biggest crab legs ever seen, freshly pulled from the ice depths.

     But my deepest love is Africa.  I have been 8 times, seeing a new country and  trying a new experience.  I have seen the great migration of the Serengeti in Tanzania, boated on Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, stayed and fed the giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Kenya, saw the African Penguins in South Africa, cruised in the mokoro canoes in the waters of Botswana among the hippos, watched the beautiful sunsets of Zanzibar, and gorilla trekking in Rwanda.  Gorilla trekking was so incredible that I am going to do it again, this time in Uganda.  

    I could spend pages and many hours telling you about the magical experiences that I have, but I want to talk to YOU about your vision for your once in a lifetime trip. What is the feeling you want to capture, what are the sights you want to see?  Call me, let’s talk about making your dream adventure a reality!

Luxury Travel to Africa

Giraffe Manor - Nairobi, Kenya
Giraffe Manor - Nairobi, Kenya

Whether you are a first-time safari-goer or an experienced adventurer seeking your next big thrill, I have worked with hundreds of travelers and helped them create the perfect African experience. From the metropolitan beauty of Cape Town to the majestic Kruger National Park, where I stood in awe as the Big Five migrated across the land as far as the eye could see, or sitting in a dug-out mokoro as the hippos graze along the Okavango Delta in Botswana, wonders never cease to amaze me in Africa. I am passionate about matching style of travel to the perfect camp experience. From over-the-top luxury to down-to-earth bucket showers, there is something for everyone.

My Reviews

3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Fun From Antarctica to Africa
We have been on over 25 trips with Betty. Lots of fun, always professional! Greece, France, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, China, Nepal, Africa
By  Patti Martin  from  Long Beach, CA
Traveled to  Tanzania ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Magnificent Australia
Knowledgeable about destinations and travel options. Friendly and easy to work with. The trip to Australia was outstanding. First class all the way. Custom arranged sight seeing and a fabulous trip on the Ghan Train.
By  Kelly  from  Paso Robles, CA
Traveled to  Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Betty Morgan responded:
So much to see and do and you did it in 6 weeks! Thank you

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
African Safari best trip of our lives
None better, she is always available and so helpful. She finds ways to make a trip happen by being creative
By  Rick  from  Long Beach
Traveled to  Kenya ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Betty Morgan responded:
I am glad that you were able to enjoy one of my favorite places, Africa.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Betty is the BEST Travel Consultant ever!
We were in the travel business for 30 years so we have a lot of experienced travel consultants we can tap into. With that said, we ALWAYS go to Betty first. She's the best we know and she's at the top of her game!
By  Joe McClure  from  Los Angeles, CA
Traveled to  Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Betty Morgan responded:
It Is an honor to have been assisting you with travel over the many years. I am truly touched by your confidence. I look forward to continuing to plan many more great adventures for you.

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Rivers of America
Betty always listens to our questions and has the answers. She makes our plans become a great adventure.
By  QMCS  from  Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Traveled to  St. Louis ~ Missouri ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Betty Morgan responded:
Malcolm and Nancy, thank you for your review, you are both great to work with. Cant wait until the next adventure we can plan together.

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Destination Expert:

  • Kenya
  • Antarctica
  • French Polynesia
  • South Africa

Travel Specialist:

  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Independent Travel
  • Luxury
  • Overwater Bungalows
  • Safari

Top Travel Partners:

  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Micato Safaris
  • Seabourn
  • Kensington Tours
  • Silversea Cruises

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