Marianne Baring

London Office

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 all the time.

It is always so exciting being there with so many great people and speaking Spanish. 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 Latin Travel. The only downside of travel is the actual travelling to the destination – air travel is no longer glamorous.

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What my guests have said

"I just wanted to drop you a note thanking you for the fabulous job you did with the arrangement of the South America trip. It was truly the trip of dreams, well thought out and wonderfully enlightening. We had a ball! We loved every bit of it. So from all of us, a big thank you and we look forward to the next vacation — in another part of the continent — naturally to be organized by the Scott Dunn team."

"Marianne was excellent – thanks Scott Dunn for organising such a memorable holiday."

"Marianne Baring was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about South America – we were very impressed."

"Marianne was great in advising our on where to stay and go for our honeymoon and took car of all the details for us. She knew all about the best hotels and the areas that would suit us best on our honeymoon."

"Thanks for everything – it was the most fantastic holiday"

"Marianne was very long suffering and put up with all our changes to the itinerary"

"We would like to thank Marianne, my first point of contact with her was so reasuring she understood my requirements, listened and gave options so the holiday did feel tailormade for us a couple. Once booked she was very approachable to contact and offered good advise and options which help us to have a wonderful experience. I would also like to thank the Kerry who was involved in the final touches."

"Marianne is so efficient and very helpful in creating the itinerary. This is the 2nd holiday Marianne has booked for us and we loved both holidays."

"Marianne was fantastically helpful, knowledgeable, patient and friendly. I really enjoyed dealing with her."

Travel nuggets

  • A new discovery for me was to escape the crowds crossing from Chile to Argentina via the Pirihueico lake. You can stay at the amazing Huilo Huilo reserve – awesome Patagonian forest – fantastic place for children, as there are lots of activities.

  • In Rio always book one of our guides – we have some great characters that will make your tour – don’t leave it till you get there.

  • I recommend hiring a bike to get around the impressive ruins of Coba in Mexico.

My hot picks

Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

One of my favourite hotels you just can’t beat the service and having a Caipirinha by the stunning pool Ponta dos Ganchos – this is the ideal honeymoon retreat, nothing could be more special than watching the sun set from your villa plunge pool.

Hotel Esencia, Riviera Maya & Isla Holbox, Mexico

On Mexico's Caribbean Coast, this is one of the best properties with children if you are looking for a very laid back atmosphere – both properties do not have kids club, but make children very welcome – my children loved their stay here.

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