My passion for Latin America was ignited by an extensive trip to Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru in 2001. The highlights of my travels included a six day trek through the Torres del Paine National Park and an incredible jeep safari across the Salar de Uyuni. Having been ‘bitten’ by the Latin America travel bug, I went on to fish for piranha in the Brazilian Amazon, watch calving Southern Right whales in Florianopolis, and rode alongside gauchos at a working estancia in Argentina. In recent months, I have been lucky enough to return to Brazil to visit new areas such as Ilha Grande, Paraty, Buzios and I also spent a week in the southern Amazon and the Pantanal, where I spotted a huge male jaguar! I have also been to Aisen Region of Chilean Patagonia, a beautiful untouched area of towering mountains and volcanoes, glaciers, huge lakes and world class fly-fishing. it has probably become my new favourite part of Chile! For Latin America the possibilities of adventure are endless and the temptation to visit new places irresistible.
Regions of Expertise
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia & Colombia.
What has been your favourite travel experience?
A 3-day rafting trip down the Rio Apurimac with my buddies in Peru.
The best hotel/lodge that you have stayed in?
Estancia Huechahue near San Martin de los Andes, Argentina.
What has been your most remote travel experience?
A jeep tour travelling from the Atacama and into Bolivia, crossing the incredible Salar de Uyuni or Uyuni Salta Flats.
Most embarrassing travel experience?
Passing out and falling off my chair with altitude sickness whilst out for dinner in San Pedro de Atacama, in front of a full house!
Your one luxury when you travel?
A hot shower!
What’s your best piece of travel advice?
Try to learn some of the local language before you go.
Where you would like to visit next and why?
The possibilities are endless, with Central America and the Galapagos high up on the list. Venezuela, though, has intrigued me for some time; I would love to climb a tepui, head into the Orinoco Delta and relax on Los Roques Islands.
- Torres del Paine
Captivating wilderness dominated by granite peaks, lakes and glaciers.
- The Pantanal
Visit the world’s largest freshwater wetlands abundant in wildlife.
A beautiful country awaiting discovery.
- Salar de Uyuni
A salt lake nothing short of mesmerizing.