Originally from Bristol in the UK, I have lived and worked in Peru for 15 years. My wife is a Latina, my children mestizo and my dog German! Latin America is a destination full of exceptional and fulfilling travel experiences. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to travel to the far reaches of the continent, experiencing just about everything these magical lands have to offer. My favorite destinations are Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, and Patagonia. For me, travel is about gaining a new perception of the world around us. Each time you travel I believe the experience should broaden your mind, teach you something new, connect you with local people, places, and nature, be fun and safe, but moreover it should leave you yearning to travel more.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Latin America as a whole is my area of expertise. Whether you want to discover the endemic animals in the Galapagos, hike in Torres del Paine, or experience exploding geysers in San Pedro de Atacama, I can help. I also specialize in multi-destination trips that combine several countries. I love the outdoors, and have hiked, biked and rafted as much of Latin America as possible. Therefore, if you are like minded then I know I can advise you well on the best things to see and do. Of course, after living in Peru for so many years, there isn’t much I haven’t experienced, tasted, hiked, discovered, visited or lived through. Use my knowledge to help create an exiting and rewarding trip just for you."
How did you get involved in travel?
"On a wet and windy British day during summer, a childhood friend of mine sent me a picture via email. He was sat on a beach on Australia’s Gold Coast. I knew at that moment that I had to escape my daily routine and travel the world. After backpacking from New York to Peru, I soon realized that speaking Spanish was not my strong point. On arrival at the Inca Capital of Cusco I decided to sign up for Spanish classes. I never left. With my passion for travel, I soon found myself working at a local travel agency. A few years later after getting married, I decided it was time to set up my own company. Needless to say my Spanish is much better now, but I could probably brush up on my past tenths a little."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"As our skiff gently parted the vegetation ahead of us, the vast expanse of the oxbow lake became apparent. This remote natural wilderness was just breath-taking. The black mirror like water gently rippled away from the boat as blue and yellow macaws flew overhead. The tranquility of this surreal setting was a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of my typical daily life in Cusco City. It occurred to me that this was one of those special life moments – this was a connection with mother-nature that I had never experienced before. This moment was a highlight of my visit to Peru’s Amazon Jungle, if not one of my top travel experiences ever."
Paul's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
With 10 days in Chile, you can enjoy a mix of relaxation and adventure on a highlights tour of Santiago, the Lake District, and Patagonia, while those looking to tick off the...
If you have two weeks in Chile, you can visit a range of diverse landscapes or focus your energy on one region, like Patagonia. Explore the natural wonders of Chile, from the...
Chile's rugged landscapes lure active travelers from all over the world. Thrill-seekers go whitewater rafting in the Lakes Region, sandboarding in the Atacama Desert, and...
This excursion involves a visit to one of many iconic areas of Torres del Paine National Park: The French Valley. Led by an expert guide the adventure begins at the Pudeto Ranger Station, which is located on the shore of Lake Pehoé, which sits beside Lago Grey and is fed by the Paine River. From...
The famous Iguazú Falls, located at the tri-borders of Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil, are split into two parts: the Brazilian side and the Argentine side. The latter is a much larger section of the falls and comprises the protected area of Iguazú National Park. There are three circuit routes...
The most famous trek in Peru is the Inca Trail, a five-day hike from Cusco that culminates at the ruins of Machu Picchu. But for those with scheduling constraints, there's one-day, abridged version of this trail that allows folks to experience all the stunning scenery in a mere 24 hours. The tour...
The Atacama Desert abounds with geologic wonders, and discovering them is why travelers visit this region of northern Chile. You'll find one such gem, the Tatio Geysers, located about 1.5 hours from the town of San Pedro de Atacama. At an altitude of 4,320 meters (14,173 feet), these are the...
Just as North Americans have their cowboys, Argentines have their gauchos. This frontier culture is strongest in the Pampas (prairies) immediately surrounding the capital, as this is where the country was first settled. Gauchos are national symbols in Argentina, whether it's the real-life...
To properly experience Buenos Aires, you must do so on foot. The city is a European-inspired metropolis with beautiful sights and hidden secrets nearly on every street corner. This excursion involves visiting the main points of interest in Buenos Aires aided by an English-speaking guide. The...
Recent trip reviews for Paul
Wonderful Chile October 2023
Oct 16 - Oct 31, 2023
It was great
Sep 15 - Sep 22, 2023
It was great. I felt really supported by the team. Our guides Dennis and Roger were really knowledgeable and friendly. Paul checked in with us to make sure we were okay when our flight was delayed without being prompted. I've never used a travel service before but this was a pleasant experience.
Excellent Trip to BA, Iguazu, and Calafate
Apr 22 - Apr 29, 2023
Our trip to Chile was amazing. Full of WOW m.
Oct 7 - Oct 28, 2022
We started in Santiago, staying at the Cumbres Lastarria Hotel. Great location; terrific service from the staff. Highly recommend. Only drawback was that it was a holiday weekend (Columbus Day) and many restaurants and sights were closed on the Sunday and the Monday. Did a free walking tour with a very good guide - you tip what you would like at the end of the tour. Had a very good meal at... Read more