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TRUSTED TRAVEL EXPERT Japan, the Philippines, and Asia’s Most Exotic Islands
When your goal is to go well off the beaten path in Asia without sacrificing five-star creature comforts, Lorenzo’s your guy. Originally from the Philippines and based in Hong Kong, he flies 120,000 miles a year, scouting out Asia’s most unspoiled and unusual experiences; in the Philippines alone, he’s visited more than 400 of the country’s 7,107 islands. He has encyclopedic knowledge of Asia’s exotic islands, pristine beaches, authentic accommodations, and hot spots on the rise. He can charter a crewed luxury sailboat in which you can explore the remote Mergui Archipelago in Burma or the stellar scuba-diving sites of Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Islands. In the Philippines, his travelers can walk among spectacular rice terraces that have been tilled for two millennia, and later pull in nets and share moonshine with local fishermen. In Japan he makes the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route a plush experience, with luggage transfers between ryokans and a trekking guide/translator (a necessity in this remote but beautiful corner of the country). Nothing that Lorenzo arranges is canned, and he’s honest about when you need his services and when you don’t. He also has a curated portfolio of enchanting beachfront villas on islands in Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and beyond, as well as multi-bedroom homes near Japan’s premier ski areas.