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Far Fung Places

1914 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1917
+1 415-386-8306
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A trip I will never stop talking about

My trip to Bhutan was an experience that I will never forget. My parents went to Bhutan in 2004... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
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New York City, New York
Bhutan ~ Going back in time

Far Fung organized an itinerary which combined the natural awe-inspiring physical splendor of... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
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"tiger's nest"
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"visit bhutan"
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"bhutanese culture"
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"prayer flags"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"small group"
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"guru rinpoche"
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"exotic travel"
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"deep knowledge"
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"day trip"
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"an amazing trip"
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"special events"
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"an unforgettable experience"
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

My trip to Bhutan was an experience that I will never forget. My parents went to Bhutan in 2004 and although they travelled the world they never stopped talking about Bhutan. Out of all the places they visited they wanted to go back. They traveled...More

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aumkathleen, Owner at Far Fung Places, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Donna, I am so pleased to hear that our trip met your expectations and more. Karchung shared how much he and your driver, Tshering, enjoyed being with your family and friends, even making a video for me. Karchung is a fine gentleman with a keen...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Far Fung organized an itinerary which combined the natural awe-inspiring physical splendor of Bhutan with its vibrant and sacred culture. There is a serenity which greets you upon arrival in Bhutan. A quiet, peaceful grace. The air is clear and clean and breathing it in...More

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aumkathleen, Owner at Far Fung Places, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Dear Joanne, What a compelling image of Bhutan you've given our readers. From the fascinating story of Guru Rinpoche flying to Tiger's Nest on the back of a tigress, to the union of nature, and the kindness of the people, Bhutan has inspired so many...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

To say this was a trip of a lifetime, would not even begin to sum up this adventure. Kathleen, Dennis and Lori at Far Fung Places are by far the best Travel Agents I have ever worked with. My parents were world travelers, rarely in...More

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aumkathleen, Owner at Far Fung Places, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear Ellen and Harvey, What a superb review which has brought a big smile to my face! Your parents were such special clients of ours, and to create a trip in their memory for your family and friends was such an honor for us and...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We started off this trip end of October 2017 in China with our friends Ellen and Harvey and my husband . We had been planning this trip for a year back and forth with Kathleen on all the details. She was incredibly knowledgeable, professional and...More

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aumkathleen, Owner at Far Fung Places, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Linda, It is a pleasure to receive such a glowing review as yours. I especially enjoyed working with you and Ellen as you had done research on your own and had an idea of what you wanted to experience in each country. Karchung and...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

India Adventure 2017 In February 2017 my wife and I, along with one other couple, took an unforgettable 25-day trip to India. The thrill of the trip began nearly one year in advance, when planning began in partnership with Kathleen Fung, President/CEO of FarFung Travels....More

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aumkathleen, Owner at Far Fung Places, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Dear Russell and Helen, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely letter of praise. It was a pleasure working with you to choreograph a trip that met all of your expectations. You knew exactly what you wanted to experience which made...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

This trip to Benin, Togo and Ghana was truly amazing! We were in Benin for the national holiday celebrating Voodoo, and were able to see many different voodoo sects practicing and celebrating their religion. We traveled by bus through the countries, stopping in villages and...More

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aumkathleen, Owner at Far Fung Places, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Dear Dianne, It was such a pleasure to travel with such an experienced group to West Africa. Too often people travel with the wrong expectations. I'm delighted you enjoyed traveling by bus through the coastal countries of Benin, Togo, and Ghana where the physical geography...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I just returned from a fascinating three weeks in Benin, Togo and Ghana in a small group with Far Fung Places. We received a very warm welcome in the predominately Muslim areas of Benin and Togo. We participated in the Voodoo festival in Ouida and...More

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aumkathleen, Owner at Far Fung Places, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Dear Mary, Thank you for posting such a lovely review on your trip to West Africa. Togo and Benin are French speaking predominately Muslim countries, but as you mentioned we were warmly received by the locals at the annual voodoo celebration in Ouidah, and even...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Absolutely wonderful trip to Bhutan. Far Fung Places is the absolute best. Every detail was perfectly arranged. Our Bhutanese guide was absolutely wonderful. Group nice and small. Accommodations excellent. But best were the personal experiences they gave us, such as lunch at guide's home, visit...More

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aumkathleen, Owner at Far Fung Places, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review on your recent trip to Bhutan. It always makes our team smile to receive these positive reviews. I am pleased you enjoyed the home cooked meal at Karchung's family home in Trongsa, as it...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

My wife and I took a 9-day trip to Bhutan in October 2016. The trip was completely organized, packaged and delivered by Far Fung Places. We were completely blown away by our trip! The hotels were fabulous, the locations we visited were stunningly beautiful, the...More

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aumkathleen, Owner at Far Fung Places, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2017

Thank you for your positive review of Bhutan with Phub Wangdi, one of our superb guides in Bhutan. We always strive to give our clients the best experience in Bhutan, and when we get a lovely review like yours, I know it's because our team...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

In October, I went with Kathleen Fung of Far Fung Places to remote islands in Indonesia. I had never taken a trip like this before, and it truly was beyond my wildest dreams. It was absolutely FABULOUS! We were on a boat (Damai 1) that...More

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aumkathleen, Owner at Far Fung Places, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

It was a real pleasure to travel with someone who was an inspiration for all of us. I'm delighted our exploratory cruise was so rejuvenating, and judging from all the photos we have of you dancing your heart out with the locals, we know this...More

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