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Meet our South & Central America specialists

Our South and Central America specialists have an incredible wealth of knowledge and a passion for all things Latin. From Mexico a to Antarctica, we’ve got it covered! They've all lived and worked there and collectively have over 50 years’ experience creating wonderful vacations to this fascinating part of the world. Ride out with the gauchos, follow in Hiram Bingham’s footsteps to Machu Picchu, swim with playful penguins in the Galapagos, sail along the tributaries of the mighty Amazon, snorkel with whale sharks in Belize... Whatever you're looking for, we pride ourselves on not only finding the finest hotels but creating a unique and unforgettable private journey just for you.

Alison Carey

The travel bug took hold of me early on when I studied fashion and fine art in Europe and South America. Once I began, I couldn’t stop. Soon I’d visited over 35 countries on six continents. A passionate sailor, I've taken part in numerous sailing trips around the globe and logged over 5,000 nautical miles crewing on yachts. I've seen much of the world but Central and South America has really captured my heart--its diversity, people, vibrant culture. I love nothing more than helping others experience the very best of these countries on mind-blowing, life-affirming trips. You'll find that your first time will probably spell the beginning of your own love affair with these very special places.

Cheska Lowe

My love for all things Latin stems from my parents, who lived for a number of years in Venezuela. Their passion was passed on to me through numerous trips, cooking Latin specialties at home and even Latin dancing! I went on to read Hispanic and French studies at University, wanting to get more under the skin of the places I had developed an interest in and of course learn the language. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit much of Latin America: Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. There are still a few places on my list!

Karen Chapman

I’d always dreamed of visiting Latin America and seeing the famous sites such as Machu Picchu and Iguassu, after seeing them on the covers of the National Geographic magazines. I finally made it out there in my third year of university when I spent a year in Ecuador, studying, working and traveling around the country and through all of Central America.

Marianne Baring

Having been born and grown up in Chile, Latin America is in my blood. I love going back all the time and thrive off the laid back attitude, which makes a hectic London life seem so far removed. I love working with Latin America and discovering new destinations and places. It also now means a lot to me to be able introduce my children to the continent – they are rapidly developing a real passion for all that is Latino travel.

Sarah Lowe

My first footsteps in Latin America were a stint living in Bolivia, an incredible experience. Since I’ve been lucky enough to have explored Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru, Cuba, Guatemala, Belize and Panama. As a wildlife and adventure lover, personal highlights include crossing the salt flats from Bolivia into Chile and the simply awe-inspiring Andes Mountains which never cease to amaze me, snorkeling with penguins and sea lions in the Galapagos and galloping through Argentine countryside with the gauchos!

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