Carrie Mandala CTA 

Palos Verdes Estates, CA United States
ElmRock Travel, an independent affiliate of Travel Experts, Inc.
Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Spa Vacations
  • Safari

  • French Polynesia
  • South Africa
  • New Zealand
  • Turks And Caicos Islands
  • Mexico
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Growing up in a suburb of New York City and in a family that LOVED to travel, I was exposed to many diverse cultures early on.

I truly feel that traveling is the best way to further educate yourself and your loved ones. No itinerary is too simple or complex. It is through my hands on personalized service and meticulous attention to detail that unique customized travel experiences are curated for the most discerning traveler. All travel dreams can come true and become priceless memories!

Who’s ready to explore the world?

Places I Have Traveled

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Responsible and Seamless Service!

By: Captain Ken

Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2016

Fabulous from start to finish!

Exceptional service

By: Peacock

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016

Carrie managed to graciously plan every detail of our most special family trip which resulted in seamless transfers, amazing accommodations, restaurant reservations, knowledgeable and friendly guides, reminders and follow- up on every open question. Carrie was exceptionally prompt in answering any questions and in finalizing our itinerary- and in adjusting it when we needed to make unexpected changes. We are still enjoying our wonderful experience. We have already contacted Carrie to assist us with two more upcoming trips and we continue to do so as well as recommend her to our friends.

The Best

By: Romeo Pacheco

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

I can't express how happy I was with the service that Carrie provided. This was not an easy trip for her to put together. Multiple travel destinations, which included Carrie proactively rearranging a flight out of New Orleans to avoid travel delays due to a hurricane so that my brother and sister-in-law could make it. This proved to me, and the other 11 travelers what first class service is all about. I have worked with Ms. Mandala on a few other occasion in the past, but for most in the group, this was their first experience. All aspects of the trip to Hawaii, including multiple off-site excursions and reservations, were well researched and arranged by Carrie. She followed up throughout the trip to ensure that everything was going smoothly and that we were properly being taken care of. We couldn't be happier with the level of service that Carrie provided and I will definitely engage her services again. I would highly recommend Carrie for anyone looking for a great travel agent.
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Again, Carrie maximized our travel experience

By: Sal

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2016

My husband and I and two other couples absolutely loved our three day stay in Barcelona. The Majestic hotel was a perfect place for us to relax, enjoy a fabulous rooftop view of the city and it is centrally located. Carrie selected Made for Spain to arrange for our transfers and driving tours and our guide, Dan Wilde, for all three days was superb. For the day in Provence for which my husband and I were responsible for a day your, Carrie arranged for a delightful guide and tour through the contact she enjoys working with, Chocolatine. They were responsive and flexible. Carrie's attention to detail, follow-up, travel experience and wise use of her connections enable her to provide top level service. We would not think of using anyone else.
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By: Hawaii Pan Pacific Championship

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2017

Awesome first class all the way!

Carrie Mandala

By: Pepper

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2017

Fabulous. She has great attention to detail and expertise.

Always the Best

By: Sally

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2017

Carrie is always several steps ahead of us and anticipates our needs and desires. It is a pleasure having Carrie take care of us so that our travel experience is the best it can be.

New Zealand Adventure Trip

By: Michelle F

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2018

Excellent! Carrie is very professional, knowledgeable, forward thinking and efficient. She crosses all the t's and dots all the i's. Everything that she suggested was top notch and matched our profile. She even made sure that over the Christmas holiday we remembered that stores could be closed and to stock up in advance. The accommodations were lovely. She ensured that traveling with three kids was comfortable and spacious. We chose to not fly first class and Carrie suggested we book sky couches for the 12 hour flight on Air New Zealand. That was a wonderful suggestion. All of us, except my husband, slept at least eight hours comfortably. He never sleeps anyway. What a neat tip! Carrie made sure we had a person on the ground in New Zealand to help if there was a need. One of our kids missed a flight and Carrie & team made sure he met up with us with minimal hassle. Thank you Carrie! You made our trip to NZ a complete joy! We look forward to working with you again!


By: Ojai

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2018

The trip was awesome!! Thanks

Carrie Mandala

By: Carlyn

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2018

Carrie is a class act and a true travel professional. Would recommend highly.

Carrie Mandala


Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2018

Carrie Mandala can take a great trip and make it that much better. She is very knowledgeable, knows exactly what level to be involved, and is a lot of fun to work with. Can’t say enough about her.

Highly knowledgeable and efficient travel advisor

By: Nancy

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2018

Carrie was very efficient and knowledgeable with regard to planning our trip. She answered all questions almost immediately via email. I would highly recommend her.

Carrie Mandala

By: SQAMike

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

She was super thoughtful, responsive, insightful and very knowledgeable in every aspect. Great organization skills and opinions that helped shape an amazing journey for our family! Thanks Carrie!

A pro that makes travel easy!

By: Mike McKay

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2019

Carrie makes what can be a daunting task effortless. She is super responsive, knowledgeable and when I ask for opinions she has immediate thoughts and always provides options. She watches budgets and is so detailed that you'd think she was planning and taking the trip herself.

Carrie is amazing

By: LP

Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2019

I have always planned my own travel, but when a friend told me to look at Virtuoso, I found Carrie who specialized in the areas I was looking at. Lucky me!!! Not only was she the most responsive, knowledgeable and thoughtful professional, but she knew exactly what would meet my needs for celebrating my daughter's 40th bithday. My daughter, who is not one for hyperbole, said the 4-day trip was the most remarkable thing anyone has ever done for her. And both my daughter and I have travelled extensively and are very picky and diva-like. I have since given Carrie's name to several of my friends.

Excellent travel advisor.

By: Remy

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2019

Carrie is always a pleasure to work with. This is the 5th trip Carrie has handled/planned for us and I have nothing but praise for her work. She understands what our family likes/needs, she is original, extremely efficient and ALWAYS pleasant and flexible. I recommend Carrie all the time to friends, family and coworkers.

The best in the business

By: Mike SQA

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2019

The best in the business. Responsive, courteous. Always thinks ahead. Way brighter than me which sure helps!

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