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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

Las Torres, Torres del Paine National Park
Best of Argentina & Torres del Paine - 15 Days

Patagonia—located in Argentina and Chile—is, without a doubt, one of the world's most beautiful and undiscovered regions, and this 15-day itinerary includes adventures in both countries. Kicking off with some food, wine, and culture in Buenos Aires and Mendoza, you'll fly south to Argentine Patagonia for glacier trekking in Los Glaciares National Park. Continue across the border in Torres del Paine for a multi-day hike through Grey Glacier, French Valley, and the imposing towers of Las Torres.

A desert sunset near Salta
Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Salta - 10 Days

Immerse yourself in Argentina's sights, tastes, and rhythms on this 10-day adventure. Begin by exploring the culture of Buenos Aires with a guided tour and tango lesson. Next, venture to high-altitude Mendoza and take part in several wine tastings (especially Malbec). Finish in the colonial city of Salta—your jumping off point for rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and painted deserts in the country's far north.

A stunning section of the Iguazú Falls
Buenos Aires & Iguazú Falls - 9 Days

This exciting 9-day itinerary fuses Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital with the Iguazú Falls. Kick off in Buenos Aires where you'll explore neoclassical architecture, buzzing neighborhoods, and urban escapes by foot, boat, and bicycle. Next, fly north to the Brazilian border to experience hundreds of waterfalls in both countries. Circle back to the big city for a tango performance to complete the adventure.

Plaza de Mayo Square
Highlights of Buenos Aires - 5 Days

The vibrant capital of Argentina—both Latin American and European in feel—is a place like no other with neoclassical architecture, world-class culture, cobbled neighborhoods, street art, and serious soccer fans. Get the best of this concrete jungle on a 5-day tour which explores the city and its rising food scene (especially for carnivores), not to mention tango dancing and horseback riding with real gauchos. Olé!

A whale breaching near Puerto Madryn
Wildlife & Nature in Argentine Patagonia - 15 Days

This 15-day tour in Argentine Patagonia hits the highlights between Puerto Madryn in the north to Ushuaia in the south for a range of outdoor activities and wildlife. On the itinerary are two national parks: Tierra del Fuego (rivers and ancient settlements) and Los Glaciares (glaciers and iconic hikes). There's also whale watching, snorkeling with sea lions, and a visit to South America's largest Magellanic Penguin colony.

Laguna Capri at the base of Mt. Fitz Roy
Patagonia Adventure for Couples - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary explores Patagonia's most breathtaking sites at a relaxed pace while staying in comfortable accommodations. Kick off in Chile's capital before continuing south to Torres del Paine National Park for glaciers, turquoise lakes, and thrilling day hikes. Finish across the border in Argentine Patagonia for more glaciers and a secluded mountain lodge with a variety of outdoor activities, not to mention iconic views of Mt. Fitz Roy.