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Deborah Hayman

As a Traveler Success Manager, I'm here to help travel specialists and travelers create and enjoy unforgettable travel experiences.

I am an adventurer by nature, I love experiencing different cultures, music, art, and ways of living. I also appreciate finding and taking in the incredible beauty, diversity, and frankly, weirdness of all that is humanity and the natural world. I enjoy creating custom travel itineraries for myself and others - for me, the research and planning is half the fun.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I focus primarily on destinations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America. I have an array of experience in travel, ranging from trekking and backpacking to luxury adventures. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started my career in travel as a tour guide in San Diego, California. Since then, I've continued my personal adventures, and have helped travelers plan and carry out their adventures all around the world. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I will never forget reaching the summit of a 16,035 ft. mountain in Peru. While on the Santa Cruz trek, my companions and I decided to take an alternate, much less traveled route over a mountain of talus. When we finally reached the peak, were were all exhausted, but the view was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. We were treated to a sweeping panorama featuring the snow-capped Andes, and a collection of blue-green glacier-fed lagoons below. I felt an overwhelming sense of awe, and, in that moment, as cliche as it may sound, I felt like I was part of something much much greater than myself. "

Featured trips & expertise

Paracas Coastline Preserve
Peru's Cities, History, & Ecotourism - 7 Days

Explore Peru's iconic cities, ancient archaeological sites, and coastal wildlife in this 7-day exploration. Start in the capital of Lima, then head south to Paracas for a marine wildlife tour and views of a 2,200-year old geoglyph. Try your hand at sandboarding in the desert oasis of Huacachina before heading to the imperial Inca city of Cusco. Explore Inca ruins, bustling textile markets, and the local culture of the Sacred Valley. Finish your visit with a day trip to Machu Picchu, the iconic 15th-century citadel.

A red-headed poison dart frog
Machu Picchu & Amazon Jungle - 7 Days

From the remote Machu Picchu ruins to the lush Amazon rainforest, this 7-day itinerary brings you to Peru's iconic landscapes. Fly to metropolitan Lima, then connect with the Inca capital of Cusco. Explore colorful textile markets, small towns, and Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley before traveling east to Puerto Maldonado, your launch point to the lush Amazon. Spend three days viewing wildlife, like the giant river otter, river cayman, and vibrant parrot species, while enjoying a comfortable stay at an eco-lodge.

The markets of Pisac
Lima & Sacred Valley Adventure - 5 Days

For a quick trip that includes the highlights of the Sacred Valley as well as Lima's culinary scene, look no further than this 5-day Peruvian jaunt. Take in the sights and tastes of Peru's cosmopolitan city of Lima, then head off to tour the explore the incredible landscapes, culture, and history of the Sacred Valley. Top it all off by spending a day exploring the bucket-list-worthy wonder of Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu
Lares Trek & Lake Titicaca Exploration - 15 Days

Trek through the Lares Valley, where you'll pass between glacier-capped mountains where llamas and alpacas graze in the surrounding hills. You'll visit the town of Lares, a colorful traditional town in the heart of the valley. Combined with the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, this is a trek that combines two wonderful valleys & mountain ranges with very different ecologies & landscapes. Next, enjoy a kayaking adventure on Lake Titicaca and delve into the beauty and history of the region. 

View of the mountains in the Lares Valley
Lares Trek & Jungle Exploration - 10 Days

Trek through the Lares Valley, where you'll pass between glacier-capped mountains where llamas and alpacas graze in the surrounding hills. You'll visit the town of Lares, a colorful traditional town in the heart of the valley. Combined with the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, this is a trek that combines two wonderful valleys & mountain ranges with very different ecologies & landscapes. Next, travel east to Puerto Maldonado, your launch point to the rainforest. Spend multiple days viewing wildlife like the giant river otter and tropical parrots, and spend your nights in the comfort of an eco-lodge.

Colca Canyon
Peruvian Landscapes & History Adventure - 13 Days

Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, and beyond: this itinerary takes you to Peru's major highlights. Explore metropolitan Lima before heading to Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca. Then, explore the colorful textile markets of Cusco and small towns of the Sacred Valley, hike the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and top it off with a day exploring the iconic citadel ruins.