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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 with their journeys throughout 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

Cathedral rock formation in Paracas National Reserve
From Lima to Nazca: Wildlife, History & Gastronomy - 5 Days

This itinerary is a great way to see the highlights in and around Lima. Get an authentic taste of Peru during your Lima city and food tour. Next, experience the beauty and wildlife of the Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve. Finally, get an aerial view of the famous Nazca Lines - including massive etchings of a condor, a hummingbird, and a monkey. These impressive works of art are best viewed from the skies, as some of them are up to 600 feet in size!

The ancient city of Cusco, center of the Inca Empire
Sacred Valley & Amazon Grand Tour - 16 Days

From metropolitan cities and ancient Inca ruins to remote jungle lodges, this 16-day exploration of Peru's history and nature is perfect for the adventurous traveler. Start in Lima, Peru's capital city, then continue to the Amazon rainforest. Spend a few days deep in the Amazon exploring the jungle and seeing rare wildlife. Next, head to the imperial Inca capital of Cusco to explore narrow cobblestone streets and 15th-century archaeological sites. Then, embark on the Salkantay Trek to get some breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley. End your trek at Machu Picchu, and spend a day immersed in the beauty and history of its ancient ruins. Reward your hard work with two relaxing days exploring the villages and historical sights of the Sacred Valley. Finally, head back to Cusco and summit the colorful Rainbow Mountain.

Machu Picchu
Peru Highlights & Jungle Adventure - 11 Days

From the hustle and bustle of Cusco to the remote Machu Picchu citadel and Amazon Rainforest, this 11-day highlights tour is perfect for travelers with a thirst for adventure. Spend a few days in the Amazon viewing wildlife like the giant river otter, river cayman, and vibrant parrot species, while enjoying a comfortable stay at an eco-lodge. Then, explore the colorful textile markets and monolithic ruins of the Sacred Valley, and take in the majesty of Machu Picchu. Finally, head to Lake Titicaca to experience the region's rich culture and beautiful landscapes. 

Trail with a view of Nevado Salkantay
Salkantay Trek & Jungle Exploration - 11 Days

This 11-day exploration of Peru is perfect for adventurous travelers. Start in metropolitan Lima, then continue to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco. Head into the mountains to challenge yourself on the 4-day Salkantay Trek—a spectacular hike with remote camping and glacial views. End in Aguas Calientes for a relaxing night, then visit the famed Machu Picchu citadel—a marvel of ancient engineering. Finally, head to the Amazon jungle to spot wildlife like macaws, cayman, giant river otters, and tapirs. 

Colca Canyon
Peruvian Landscapes & Wildlife Adventure - 14 Days

From Colca Canyon to Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, and the Amazon Jungle, this 14-day itinerary takes you to Peru's major highlights. Explore Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest canyons, then head out to Lake Titicaca - a place rich with history, culture, and natural beauty. Next, travel to the Inca capital of Cusco and explore colorful textile markets and small towns of the Sacred Valley, and hike the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Finally, head east to Puerto Maldonado to spot Amazonian wildlife like macaws, cayman, giant river otters, and tapirs.

View of Machu Picchu citadel from Machu Picchu Mountain
Machu Picchu & Short Inca Trail - 5 Days

This itinerary is ideal for travelers who have a limited amount of time in the Sacred Valley, and really want to make it count. Spend 5 days delving into the beauty and rich culture of the Sacred Valley. Walk in the footsteps of the Inca on the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and top it off with an exploration of the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.