Arika Banghart

Salida, CO

Stress Less, Travel More, Discover... Pure Bliss!

Travel is my passion and my profession. I love sharing my training and expertise with my clients. I am a detail-oriented person who strives to make every experience as enjoyable as possible for the individual traveler, family or group I am working with at the time. I recognize that everyone has different needs, wants and goals for their next vacation, and I make an effort to understand every client's personal preferences before I begin researching their options. Ultimately, I want you to stress less and travel more. I want you to discover...Pure Bliss!

My Travel Specialties

Why Pure Bliss Travel?

My agency specializes in the following types of travel experiences:

Luxury vacations — I am able to meet the various needs and expectations of every client that I work with, but I particularly enjoy being able to go the extra mile to deliver premier, luxury services...
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Luxury Travel Experiences

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  What is your definition of luxury?  To one, luxury may be defined as the Ritz Carlton, to another it is a river cruise.  Perhaps you perceive luxury as an Arctic expedition.

Travel is different for everyone. ...
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Immersive Family Travel

While young children spend much of their formative years in the classroom, I've always felt the best way to educate them is to allow them to explore the world! With this in mind, my husband and I booked a group tour to Ecuador with our two children, who were just 5 and 7 years old at the time. We...
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M.I.C.K.E.Y.  M.O.U.S.E!  Who doesn't love him?  If you feel overwhelmed by all of the resorts, ticket and dining options, we are here to help!  We have experience with Disney Theme Parks, Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney.  If Mickey Mouse and friends are your bliss...we are here to help!

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Multi-Generational Vacations

Traveling is a great way to connect with family.  In today's society, families are often spread across many cities, states or even countries!  What better way to come together than by traveling to a new destination? 

Do you have children that love spending time with their grandparent(s)?  Are...
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Group Travel

Traveling with a group can be brutal or blissful.  There are many nuances to group travel.  Whether planning a multi-generational family trip,  corporate incentive trip or a destination wedding, you need a professional. 

You need a professional...
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My Reviews

14 of 24 people found this review helpful
A most enjoyable vacation!
We had a very positive experience. We would highly recommend Arika. She attended to every detail of the trip, which made it enjoyable and worry free.
By  The Lamberts  from  Salida, Colorado
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Arika Banghart responded:
Thank you! It was such a pleasure to work with the two of you. I look forward to assisting you with your next trip!

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6 of 11 people found this review helpful
Wedding Transportation
Arika provided great, friendly service in helping us arrange transportation for our guests to get home from our wedding. She was responsive and thorough. Thanks!
By  Mark  from  Boston
Traveled to  Savannah ~ Georgia ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Arika Banghart responded:
It was an honor to be a part of your special day, thank you!

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8 of 16 people found this review helpful
Budapest in May
Courteous and professional service. Pleasant personality did a great job with a complex booking.
By  Corapaul  from  Salida CO
Traveled to  Budapest ~ Hungary ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Arika Banghart responded:
Thank you. It has been a pleasure working with and getting to know you both! Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your plans!

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5 of 19 people found this review helpful
Makes planning a trip a breeze
We take our employees out of the country each year the celebrate the end of the busy season. I used to do all the planning on my own, but now that I’ve found Arika, I cannot understand why anyone would plan a trip without her help! She is efficient, patient and truly makes sure that we are taken care of. I will never book another trip without her!
By  Brenna Eaker  from  Salida, CO
Traveled to  Mexico ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Arika Banghart responded:
Thank you, Brenna! It is always a pleasure to work with you!

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Destination Expert:

  • United Kingdom
  • Ecuador
  • Cancun
  • Walt Disney World
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Aberdeen

Travel Specialist:

  • Disney Vacations
  • Family Vacations
  • Groups
  • Luxury
  • All Inclusive
  • Escorted Tours
  • River Cruises
  • Beach Vacations
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Meetings & Incentives
  • Small Ship Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Classic Vacations
  • Disney
  • Globus
  • Viking
  • Insight Vacations
  • Luxury Gold
  • Kensington Tours


  • Amawaterways Specialist

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