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Angela Manrique

For me traveling is merging yourself with the culture and the people of the place. This is why our tours are designed in the most respected way for both travelers and the destination.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Immerse experiences, cultural (arts & craft, religious, sight-seeing tours), mindful and wellness (yoga, meditation, Ayurveda) and educational tours. Tailor-made experiences for groups, families or solo travelers."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I was born and raised in Colombia but in my teenage years I moved with my family to Spain and I believe that this experience opened my eyes to a new world. I found myself so comfortable in a new place and culture that I decided to study Tourism and languages in Scotland to be able to use my passion for traveling as a way of living.

Thanks to this experience I visited and lived in many different countries, but it was not until I traveled to India that my soul found its place! I was lucky enough to met Anna and the Open Eyes project as a platform for doing what I love the most! Traveling in a sustainable way and sharing my passion for India with everyone!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In India, every day is an adventure full of surprises and magic moments. I believe that one of them was I day in Hampi while traveling with my bike I got lost in the middle of a banana plantation and I end up having the most amazing day with some farmers and their families.

Another experience was in Kerala while having dinner in a small restaurant I met an English couple that after a while showed me their family photo and what was my surprise, I met their two sons in two different countries in separate moments of the same year.

In this country, I learned to pay attention to signs as I believe that when you visit India you connect with the deepest part of your soul and just great things happen!

Featured trips & expertise

Magic and Realism in Rajasthan - 13 Days

There are almost too many spectacular sights and experiences in Rajasthan — camel trekking in the Thar Desert, the watery splendors of Udaipur, open-air art museums in Bundi, the sandcastle city of Jaisalmer, the mesmerizing blue of Jodhpur, and the sacred lake-side town of Pushkar. Add on the must-sees of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra and you'll begin to understand why so many travelers are drawn back to India time and again.

South India: Wildlife & Local Traditions - 18 Days

South India is a hot, steaming, colorful mix of untamed nature and mesmerizing culture. This tour will immerse you in some of the more exotic traditions of peninsula India: the art and temples of Tamil Nadu, the flavors and jungles of Kerala, and plenty of chill-out time on the backwaters and in the hills that permeate the region.

South India Odyssey - 15 Days

This two-week journey will take you on an epic odyssey through two of the most fascinating states of southern India. You'll be enchanted by the French flavors of Pondicherry and the grand temple complex at Madurai in Tamil Nadu, the lush natural world of Periyar and the traditional culture of the backwaters of Kerala. Discover why this laid-back part of the country is a traveler favorite.

Third Eye Tour of India - 14 Days

This tour takes you to some of the most spiritually important places in North India. Be introduced to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism at Rishikesh, Dharamsala, and Amritsar, and learn about ancient yoga and Ayurvedic traditions. Visit the classic and popular “Golden Triangle” of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur but from a different perspective by meeting local artisans, staying in village homestays, and engaging in other socially responsible tourism and business ventures.

India's Golden Triangle: A Local Perspective - 5 Days

Travel in India will open your eyes like nowhere else on earth. You'll see beauty and experience wonder in a new way in this incredible country. The triangle of Delhi - Agra - Jaipur is popular with tourists for good reason, but this tour offers a unique perspective. As well as seeing the Taj Mahal, you'll visit local communities, women’s cooperatives, and an elephant rescue center in Agra.

Best of Rajasthan Tour - 10 Days

With its colorful culture and rich history, Rajasthan is a splendid display of a unique Indian heritage. This trip focuses on spectacular sights of India’s largest state, including the palaces and temples of Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur. This itinerary not only showcases the traditional architecture characteristic of the region, but also allows you to understand the depth of India’s past, making for an unforgettable experience.