Ben & Vera Chan

West Vancouver, BC

Luxury,Expedition,River & Family Holiday Designer

Distinctive Dream Escapes is an award winning boutique travel agency founded in 2004 by Vera and Ben Chan. Located in the heart of Ambleside in West Vancouver BC, we specialize in upscale leisure vacations, Africa safaris and expeditions around the world. 

I am accredited by CLIA, the world's largest cruise industry association as an Elite Cruise Counsellor (ECS) and Luxury Cruise Specialist (LCS). In addition we are being recognized by Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Oceania, Celebrity, Uniworld and Amawaterways as their certified specialist.

I have been to over 80 countries and have set foot on all 7 continents. Having travelled with the world's best cruise lines, and stayed in award winning hotels and resorts all over the world, I can confidently customize itineraries specifically for your style and budget. My goal is to realize your unique Dream Escapes.

Give me a call and let me design your next Dream Escapes.

My Reviews

22 of 40 people found this review helpful
My recent Mediterranean/Baltic/Rhine River Cruises
Ben has been my sole travel agent since 2006. What sets him apart from others is his vast knowledge and first hand experience, since he is a passionate traveller himself and had set foot on all 7 continents. With Ben's accurate and detailed itinerary planning and insider tips on attractions/restaurants/culture/shopping etc, my trips have always been carefree and enjoyable. I am especially impressed by his private tour arrangements on my various family trips of 8+, when my big group required special attention. With Ben satisfaction is guaranteed!
By  FL  from  North Vancouver, BC
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ben & Vera Chan responded:
Thank you for your review and glad that you had enjoyed your vacations

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Destination Expert:

  • Antarctica
  • China
  • Tanzania
  • Italy
  • Norway

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Adventure
  • Coach Tours
  • World Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • Silversea
  • Crystal
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Globus


  • Luxury Cruise Specialist - CLIA
  • Elite Cruise Counsellor - CLIA

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • Chinese

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