My first visit to Latin America was at the age of 18 when I spent one month travelling around Mexico, learning about the Aztec and Mayan civilizations and ending up on the paradise island of Ambergris Caye in Belize where I learnt to scuba dive. However it wasn’t for another 10 years, and after travelling extensively in Africa, Australasia and Asia that I returned to Latin America and travelled through Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Since then I keep getting drawn back to this wonderful part of the world for its cultures, wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Recently I travelled to remote Guyana and truly fell in love with the country for its pristine natural beauty, with such a diverse abundance of wildlife. I love to share my own passions and experiences with people, and this is my reason for working in the travel industry. I love nothing more than helping clients put together their perfect, dream holiday to Latin America.
I have outlined some of my personal Latin America highlights below, which may help you understand my fascination with this region.
Walking in the footsteps of the Inca’s on the Inca trail, visiting magical Lake Titicaca and spending 4 days in the steamy Peruvian Amazon. Travelling across the driest desert in the world, the Atacama, to the Uyuni salt flats. Spending 2 weeks in Patagonia - the beauty of this vast plateau is truly amazing. Trekking the spectacular Fitz Roy Mountain in El Chalten. Watching in wonderment at the gigantic ice sheets crashing into Lago Argentino at impressive Perito Moreno Glacier. The abundant wildlife and deserted beaches of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Snorkeling with penguins, sharks, eagle rays, turtles and sea lions in the magnificent Galapagos Islands, and standing in awe of the mighty and thundering Kaiteur Falls in Guyana.
As an avid wildlife enthusiast the Galapagos Islands was an unforgettable where I experienced amazing close encounters with the wildlife. Argentina for its incredible vast landscapes and Peru for its colourful culture, friendly locals and food!
Pantanal in Brazil to go in search of the ellusive Jaguar.