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  • 5 star review  The tour itenerary of Spiti Valley was very well executed . The hotels especially the campsite arrange was a very good experience, together with beautiful scenery and lovely food all made for a perfect holiday. We are all thankful to the cab driver Mr.Ashish, who had driven very well throughout the tour. Overall a great tour which can never be forgotten . We wish 'Make It Happen' very best for the coming years.

    thumb Parameshwara Shivnanjappa
    8/28/2016

    5 star review  We recommend every tourist visiting Goa to take this walk. An excellent and dedicated team ensures that you have a worthwhile experience overall. Our compliments to Ms Ann Borrato and Ms Sunaina

    thumb Dinesh Lokhande
    9/20/2017

    5 star review  Hey Make it happen team, just been to HImachal road trip you bad organised.. I must say , you are doing good as travel designers. The trip was well organised. I have to.say special thanks to Maria, who was extremely active & Helpful Throughout the trip. The trip plan was well thought of. But one suggestion , for covering simla as well in this trip , you should add 2-3 days more to the original itinerary or only spiti can be covered in 7 days n another 4 days for covering shimla as the road journey can become taxing for some people.Also some may suffer AMS. 🙂 that's all for now. We had fun!! Would love to join again for your future programs.

    thumb Shweta Gangaram Bandbe
    9/03/2015
  • 5 star review  Thanks for a memorable heritage walk in Fontainhas. We need more folks like you to scrape off the surface and showcase the rich history, cultural legacy and the offbeat and quirky elements that make up communities: this walk was absolutely the highlight of my visit to Goa. I was moved by the Fado by Chico Fonseca at sunset, so so grateful for all of this!

    thumb Yashodhara Pawar
    12/31/2017

    5 star review  These guys are one of the best I have met so far. Going for their events is not about a trip/trek, with "Make it Happen" its more of a "experience" they ensure you have lasting memories of every moment spent with them. Murali is such a energetic and experienced guy he leaves no room for errors.

    thumb Digvijay Rathore
    1/06/2018

    5 star review  Heartfelt compliments to our guide Ms. Ann Barretto. Absolutely loved the walk with the proud local lady who was telling us about history and families behind the beautiful houses of Fontainhas. Such wonderful and positive lady to whose stories one could listen for days

    thumb Rita Rozite
    11/07/2017
  • 3 star review  hi mobile film making workshop is re.lay good i can say i am film maker now now i have confidence that i can shoot films now thanks to mark very nicely he explained the concept very well

    thumb Mahesh Kumar
    11/28/2015

    5 star review  Thank you Maria for organising a wonderful trip to Nagaland to cover the hornbill festival. Kept in mind to do more tours with you in future.

    thumb Prabal Sarkar
    12/27/2017

    5 star review  I have attended two different programs with 'Make it Happen', Scuba Diving and Nepal tour. 1. Scuba Diving - The one I attended was an indoor program [not open water 🙂 ] It was first for me to attend a scuba course. I liked the program so much that I attended two sessions at different times. It was conducted in St Joseph's College pool. Everything was handled so very professionally that we choose MIH [Make It Happen] to plan our next vacation. 2. Nepal Trip - We wanted to visit Nepal [1st for my wife and I]. Here too we were very impressed with all the arrangement done by MIH that we ran out of words for the team. Everything, places to visit, stay, transportation, local tours, the partners that MIH worked with at the other end, food - all were perfect to our liking. We will take help from MIH to plan our next trip also 🙂

    thumb Jyoti P Kurmi
    2/16/2015
  • 5 star review  Thank you 'Make it Happen' team for a fabulous heritage walk through Fontainhas and the Latin Quarters of Goa! We had been to Goa many times before, but this was the first time we got to experience this beautiful, magical, hidden side of Goa that we never knew existed. We were lucky to have musician and guitarist Maxie Miranda as our guide! We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the narrow alleys of Panjim and Maxie's historical accounts took us back in time! The tour concluded with some beautiful Portuguese music by Maxie! Thanks so much and keep up the good work....

    thumb Prithi Venkatram Pendharkar
    12/27/2017

    5 star review  Mariaaaa, Watte AWESOMEEE time we had at the outing.. One of the best Holi's iv every played. Your organizing skills and hospitality are more than commendable... all the best and remember to take me next time anywhere you go.. ta..

    thumb Richie Joseph
    2/17/2015

    4 star review  Hi M, the Bonderam tour was fab, had a great time!! Romeo entertained us so well with his stories and info!

    thumb Nisha Albuquerque
    8/29/2016
  • 5 star review  Hi Maria, Hope your doing good!! Below are the pros and cons for the event organised "Scuba Splash" dated 26/04/2014. Pros: 1. Quick response by the event organizer, your queries won't go into limbo. 2. No unwanted surprises. 3. Clients are really friendly, highly skilled with core experience. 4. If possible try to bring down the cost of training, was a bit costly, I somehow managed as it was a great experience. Cons: 1. Not having a complete control on the event's location, overlapping of timings with other training activities, hence had to wait for 1.5 hours for my scuba diving training to kick off. 2. Please prepare a draft of payment process, since it was stuck in my case as I didn't release the payment. You must get paid for your services on time and specially when the service was so good. Please do take good care about this issue. Well Maria, since you work all alone (which is a tough nut to crack), cons mentioned does happen, I didn't mind but your other customers may mind. Keep up the good work, come up with some offers to attract more customers. It's just a start between us, I am sure you will never disappoint me with your work ethics. Best wishes for your business, you are a nice lady. Regards, Abhinav

    thumb Abhinav Prakash
    2/16/2015

    5 star review  Wonderful way to spend a late afternoon in Fontainhas, Goa. Thanks to my informative and fun guide, Maxie Miranda - I’ve seen parts of Goan culture that would have been unknown to me without his knowledge and enthusiasm. This is a wonderful service that all tourists to the region should consider. You can do booked tours with a group, or join the well-priced scheduled tours. I’ll be doing others next time I am in Goa.

    thumb Michelle Wade
    2/13/2018

    5 star review  We had a wonderful time attending Bonderam'16. It was our first trip to Goa and we are glad to witness this colourful cultural event. Romeo was wonderful as a host, and we really enjoyed his company. Thanks for the wonderful arrangement, and we look forward to returning to Goa soon 🙂

    thumb Pamela Bagchi
    8/29/2016
  • 5 star review  I took the Fontainhas tour in May, our guide Alirio was a living relic of the place. Inspite of me and my family being Goan we barely knew the subtleties of the place. The small cafes around were a good stop over to get a quick Portuguese inspired Goan bite. I hope and pray that the villas in Fontainhas are conserved even if the state has to pay for it as they are an essential part of Goan heritage!!

    thumb Darren Lobo
    7/08/2017

    5 star review  I have had a great fortune to travel with make it happen on road trip to himachal with my 4 friends. Maria, the owner of make it happen was with us on entire trip. She was very knowledgeable and genuinely seems to enjoy spending time with us. The hotels/tents were nice, and nicely chosen to add more adventure in trip. Vehicle was absolutely nice with a perfect skilled driver. Trip was awesome with the perfect management of maria. Unfortunately i had to come back in the middle of the tour due to some urgency at my home. But the days i spent on tour was fabulous. Thanks to maria, and cheers to make it happen !!

    thumb Dev Singh
    9/17/2015

Meet the Team

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Maria Victor

Founder

Founder is qualified Management Accountant with a wide experience of in business planning and analytics across industries. She chose to follow her passion and hooked on to the travel industry by founding Make It Happen in 2011.
Maria has a true gypsy spirit and is passionate and inspired by new ideas, attitudes and experience, which she brings in curating travel experiences

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Murali Shankaran

Chief travel designer

has the penchant for being experimental and found a breakthrough travelling solo. Motor biking, backpacking, trekking in the Himalayas and connecting with diverse communities became his lifestyle choice and quit his corporate career in Game QA to join Make It Happen.

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Anthony Gaskell

Strategy Advisor

chose to live a splendid countryside lifestyle in Goa after an extensive career in Logistics and infrastructure in the UAE.
He is a member of the Executive committee of Goa heritage Action Group and Head of Working Group of CII for current year ( 2017)
He finds joy in being a hobby tour guide. At Make it Happen he is a lead mentor for training tour presenters and a strategy advisor