« Travel, like dreams, is a door that opens from the real world into a world that is yet to be discovered. »
Guy de Maupassant, Au Soleil (1884)
GET TO KNOW US
The creation of Angsana Voyages began with a travel enthusiast couple, Pierre Albrektson and Zetty Abd Manaf, who wanted to share their passion for Malaysia.
This land, synonymous with the spice trade is Zetty’s homeland and Pierre’s adoptive country. Having spent the last fifteen years exploring the country and working in the travel industry, we are now bringing new and exciting travel experiences to discerning travelers.
We take pride in creating our own travel experiences that are uniquely designed to allow our clients to fully experience the diverse local cultures through visits to wet markets, meeting local artists, traditional craftsmen and artisans as well as visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites.
When crafting your programme we are only limited by what our imagination can conjure.
Why Travel With Us
Travel is all about sharing experiences and creating meaningful exchanges with the people that you encounter along your journey. This forms the core of our crafted itineraries : opportunities to meet and interact with among others ; artisans of vanishing trades, local craftsmen and entrepreneurial artists who take pride in preserving Malaysian traditions.
Our carefully planned and well paced itineraries are crafted in such a manner that it allows for cultural experiences encompassing a variety of themes (dances, music, nature, etc.)
As part of immersion into the local cultures you will also be taken on a culinary journey, discovering a variety of cuisines and unique dining venues for a complete sensorial experience.
Malaysia is a country blessed with abundant nature ; we offer a variety of experiences from jungle trekkings and mangrove tours to plantation visits with a twist as well as activities in support of local conservation efforts.
All our programmes are hand crafted to suit your interests and passions , your purpose and requirements. That is the reason why we do not feature sample itineraries in our website. Instead, we invite you to contact us so that we may create a programme to meet your expectations.
Shopping during your travels is a means of bringing back a memento as a remembrance of your trip. Shopping for us is a means of helping local artists and artisans of various trades to keep their traditions alive and also for you to acquire a souvenir of cultural significance.
Being a family owned business, responsible travel and sustainable tourism are at the core of our values. For us, one aspect of responsible tourism is fair remuneration of all the people who contribute to the success of the trip. Over the years we have forged strong relationships that enable us today to bring you into small workshops and meet with these amazing artists and craftsmen who still carry on age old traditions in today’s fast paced environment.
I would like to thank you for the beautiful discoveries we made during our trip to Malaysia which made the journey unforgettable. We also appreciate having spent time with you and your wife during the countryside tour.
We recommend your services to people wishing to discover Malaysia.
- Noele, La Reunion.
It was a privilege to have you as our guide. We truly appreciate the information that you have shared with us, your kindness, your beautiful smile and especially your presence.
- Monic, Canada.
We appreciated having you as our guide which made our journey in Malaysia a memorable one.
- Christiane, La Reunion.
We enjoyed having you as our guide during our trip to Malaysia and we greatly appreciated the efforts that you have made to secure the tickets to visit the Petronas Twin Towers. You are an indelible part of our unforgettable Malaysian vacation.
- Nicole, Canada.
My mother and I would like to thank you for the wonderful voyage to Malaysia. You were an excellent guide; we love the cultural tours and we found the visits interesting. We truly appreciate your professionalism, your patience and empathy; and I hope to return to Malaysia for another organized trip with you as the guide.
- Valérie, La Reunion.
Ever since my childhood, I have always had a passion for animals. With Zetty, we saved three dogs and adopted stray cats as well We are advocating locally for responsible pet ownership by joining and supporting awareness campaigns on spaying and neutering as well as supporting animal sanctuaries by donating food and other items in need.
If you wish to join us in this endeavour you may do so by:
- Before your trip, you may ask to contribute a certain amount that may be added to the amount of your trip and subsequently donate to one of the causes in which we are involved,
- During your trip to Malaysia you can choose to contribute by giving what you want: food, money or anything else.
You are more than welcome to contact us for news about this project and its evolution as well as future projects.