I started to travel very early when my family started to work abroad in Africa and Europe. After school and during university I started to travel to South America. For over 9 years now I am based in Chile and truly fascinated with its natural beauty!
Creating customized travel itineraries for small groups is my passion, as is tourism. I love and believe to change the world one day at a time. Like this, we can promote community-based tourism and do more than only talk about sustainability.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Tours in the central zone of Chile - Santiago, Valparaiso and all the glaciers, mountains and vineyards around. Tours to North Chile - from the Atacama to the Altiplano and extreme North of Chile - and my favorite Chilean island in the South: Chiloe. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"I studied politics and was very focused on development. After years of experience, I realized that with local tourism projects I could do so much more! It all started with a project for the local horseman in the Andes, close to Santiago de Chile.
I knew we had to do something to prevent the younger generation from not leaving the Andes and settle in the city in order to maintain it's traditions, and this is how it all this started. When I learned about the tourism sector these details would change me, with new ideas and a new focus on local communities. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"There are so many of them. :) But the last one I would love to mention was here in Chile. We discovered new routes into the Altiplano. The so-called blood-lagoon and geysers that are not very well known and we organized a project to get to know the families living and working there.
It was great to get to know the day to day life of all the families who are interested in sharing their towns and culture with travelers from all over the world. High altitude, fresh winds, tasty typical food of the Altiplano and the way they are used to extreme conditions, makes this experience so incredible. "
Featured trips & expertise
Explore Chile's beautiful extremes on this 11-day itinerary. After getting a taste of Santiago, fly north to the Atacama desert—an oasis in the driest part in the world known for its geysers, moonscapes, and starry skies. Then, travel south to Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park to challenge yourself on the W-trek, a world-famous route that will take you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes the park has to offer.
On this quick trip, you'll get to explore one of the most impressive landscapes on earth, Torres del Paine National Park. You'll enjoy an in-depth exploration of the park's natural beauty, including a hike to the base of the iconic towers, and an up-close look at the majestic Grey Glacier during a boat tour.
This week-long itinerary allows you to experience the major cities and wine regions of central Chile as well as the arid desert landscapes in the country's north. First, you'll arrive in Santiago and take a city tour before discovering the nearby wilderness and wine country. Then it's a trip to the coastal seaport and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valparaiso. Afterward, you'll jet off to the Atacama Desert in the north, where you'll visit the indigenous villages, geysers, painted mountains, salt flats, and lunar landscapes for which the region is deservedly famous.
Chilean wines are today considered to be among the best in the world. Chile’s geographical diversity coupled with its Mediterranean climate makes it ideal to grow sustainable wines and to produce a variety of wine styles. The country is home to a wide range of wineries, from age-old to new biodynamic establishments committed to sustainable viticulture.