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Our specialists

With a wealth of first-hand experience on the ground, our travel experts love Latin America just as much as we do. As dedicated specialists, we only hire consultants who know the region inside out: all our sales staff have lived, worked or travelled (and some have done all three!) extensively in Latin America and return at least once a year to inspect hotels and road-test new routes and excursions.

And it’s not just the Travel Consultants who share our obsession: you’ll find Latin America experts in every department and at every level of the business. Meet our team and you’ll soon see that our passion for Latin America runs through everything we do.
Adam Calladine

Equally at home climbing Andean peaks as he is relaxing with a cocktail on a white-sand beach, Adam loves to pass on his personal recommendations to anyone travelling to Latin America.

Alex Walker

Alex is one of the most international members of our team and has a particular love of Mexico, where she once lived as a student.

Annerys Hockley

Annerys is very proudly from Cuba, but her passion for Latin America extends far beyond her home country. Since 2001, she has been using her insider knowledge to create unique holiday experiences for our clients.

Ben Line

Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year.

Caroline Maber

Caroline has a true love of travel, stemming from spending a month in Chile when she was just 16. Since then she has returned to Latin America many times, often indulging her love of adventure sports.


Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently as our office 'Flights Guru'.


Dom spent 4 months backpacking and volunteering in South America, becoming fascinated by the constantly changing and sometimes divisive political landscape. He holds a degree in International Politics.

Hannah Este Clements

Linguist Hannah, a recent recruit to our team, graduated in 2014 and has already visited an impressive number of countries in Latin America.


Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Since 2006 she has put her insider knowledge to great use in our Tailor-made Holidays team.


Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.


Prior to joining us Jack lived in Bolivia, where he worked on a magazine, and backpacked across South America.


Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman.


Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.

Konrad M

A graduate in Geography, Konrad is well-travelled with a passion for Latin America.


Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.


Native Peruvian Margot has worked for Journey Latin America for over a decade and has travelled widely throughout her home continent.

Mary Anne

Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

Natalie's Colombian-Brazilian heritage combined with a year spent living in Mexico gives her a diverse perspective, helping her to identify the perfect tour for each of our clients.

Nicola Gude

Nicola’s love of Latin America has defined much of her adult life, beginning with a year studying in Mexico. She also taught English in Peru and worked for us as a tour leader before joining the Operations team.


After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

Sophie Barber

Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.


Tom has lived and worked in Peru for two and a half years in total, as well as time spent learning Spanish in Buenos Aires and backpacking throughout South America.


Verity lived in the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico for a year and spent time living and travelling in Peru and Bolivia before joining us. She has since travelled extensively all over the continent.

Adrian Gallop

Half-English, half-Peruvian, Adrian is now based in Peru and is a valued member of our tour leading team, having led tours with us for over 20 years. He has travelled all over Latin America and gai...

Carolyn Gallagher

Carolyn left her Public Relations career in 2006 to travel around the world, and fell for Latin America’s allure where she now lives semi-permanently.

Claudia Tavani

Sardinian-born Claudia celebrated gaining her PHD in law with a much longed-for trip to Peru, the highlight of which was her first glimpse of Machu Picchu from the Watchman’s Gate.  A co...

Daniele Binaghi

Italian born Daniele is not shy with his unwavering passion for Latin America which has inspired him to travel extensively across the continent – from the cold plains of Tierra del Fuego, thr...

Duncan Griffin

Duncan oozes adventurous spirit, having travelled extensively around the world; he fell for Latin America’s vivacious charm over a decade ago and now lives in Lima where he runs his own guesthouse.

Eliane Correa

Half Argentinian, half Cuban, Eliane now lives in bustling Havana, and shares her infectious enthusiasm for this special island through leading most of our Cuba tours. Inspired by the country&rsquo...

Elizabeth Luck

Elizabeth’s adventurous spirit led her to travel round the world, featuring a 6 month stint in South America during which time she fell for the lively music, rhythmic dancing and general aleg...

Etienne Frans

Etienne’s fascination with Latin America began aged 22 when he dared to backpack from cosmopolitan New York to wild and sultry Buenos Aires. He now lives in Rio de Janeiro and has worked with...

Jessica Holland

After finishing her studies in the 90s, Dutch-born Jessica travelled to Peru to learn Spanish and undertake voluntary work in the Amazonian jungle. She immediately fell in love with the Latin Ameri...

Lorenza Corrales

Peruvian born Lorenza instinctively loves all things Latin America, from the friendliness of the people, to its musical rhythm, diverse natural landscapes and its fascinating history. Although hard...

Maxwell Wood

Max’s adventurous spirit led him to Latin America fresh out of University where he chose to learn Spanish and travel. Fortunately during his travels around the world, one job led to another, ...

Abigail St Quinton

Having walked the Inca Trail as a child and backpacked around South America, Abi's love for the continent was cemented when she spent six months living in Buenos Aires.

Barbara Zanotelli Rodrigues

With Brazilian parents, Barbara is an enthusiastic member of the Journey Latin America marketing team.

Bethan Wiley

Bethan graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Latin American Studies. But her travels around the continent started when she was just 19, when she spent time as a volunteer in t...

Claire Milner

Since joining us in 1987 as a tour leader, Claire has built up a truly encyclopaedic knowledge of Latin America and an unrivalled understanding of the character of its people.


With an affinity for the wild, wide open spaces of South America's far reaches, David has been with us since the early 90s and bolsters our Product department with his exceptional ground knowledge.

Fiona Raleigh

Fiona brings a wealth of experience from her travels to the Product department, where she has daily contact with our local partners. The many friends and acquaintances she made  in Latin America means she is always on their wavelength! 


Ileen has worked in the Product department since she joined in 2000, and throughout that time she has seen huge changes in everything from the size of the company to the introduction of computer re...


Isabelle's upbringing in the French Alps has given her a lifelong affinity with mountainous areas, and she is particularly enthralled by the people, colour and culture of the Andes.


With a love of mountainous regions, Jenny loves the diverse landscapes of Latin America and particularly the Andes. She has spent time living and working in Chile.

Jenny Powles

Jenny first visited Latin America as a student, setting off a longstanding love of Latin culture, vibrancy and musicality that would soon see her return to backpack across South America.


Johno has been with the company since 1992 and has travelled widely. He loves the great outdoors and exercising his passion for cycling both at home and abroad.


Kathryn previously worked for Zurich Financial Services, but backpacking for a year around Latin America was more up her street and on her return she changed careers and applied for a job at Journe...


With her Brazilian mother and Anglo-Peruvian husband, trilingual Laura has an insight into Latin America of rare depth and passion, making her the ideal spokesperson for all the region has to offer.

Rafe Stone

Rafe oversees our range of holidays within Mexico and Central America, whose compact yet diverse countries he loves for their culture, dramatic history and the quirkiness of their traditional festivals.

Sarah Beard

With a passion for all things Chilean, Sarah is captivated by the wide open spaces of the Southern Cone region. She originally joined us as a tour leader in 1999.


Stuart was a tour leader in South America before taking on senior positions at several tour operators. He has a deep love for Latin America and Antarctica.


Tom spent eight months travelling across North and South America before joining our Marketing team, and enjoys Peruvian food as well as running, snowboarding and other active pursuits.


Tom has a degree in Fine Art and takes a particular interest in photography, applying his creative skills to maintaining Journey Latin America's vast image bank.


Although her homeland is Spain, Angela feels a strong affinity with Latin America which has lead her to travel to its countries on a number of occasions.

Antonio Vaquero

Antonio joined Journey Latin America in 1994 and has since enjoyed travelling extensively in Latin America; highlights include catching sunrise at Tikal and Machu Picchu.


Becca is one of the most longstanding members of the Ticketing department, having joined the company in 1993 as a graduate in Latin American Studies. She speaks excellent Spanish and has lived in M...


Bo, our Financial Controller is a huge asset to our Accounts department, with an unshakable grasp of numbers, razor-like precision and a plethora of experience in the travel industry – he is passionate about travel and has lived and worked abroad.

Daniel Palfi

Daniel has got stuck in 100% to his first job since leaving - or taking a break from - education and shows patience and consideration to the rest of the motley Journey latin America crew!


Ed lived and worked in El Salvador before joining the company in 2006. His master’s in Latin American Politics fed his fascination with the social movements of Central America while he also loves the area for the vibrancy of its people, places and music.


Originally from Colombia, Henry is a longstanding member of our Ticketing department who has been with the company since 2000, having previously lived in Paris and Bogotá. What he loves most...


For James, the joys of Latin America lie in adapting to new cultures and languages, sampling the food and drink, and getting to know the locals.

Joel Bryan

Joel studied Travel and Tourism in northwest London, where he lives. He is enjoying working in the travel-focused world of Journey Latin America’s office in Hammersmith. Although he has not y...


Hailing from Argentina, Juan has some outspoken views on football and the correct way to cook a steak!

Richard Stephenson

As a Chemistry graduate, Richard worked in IT in the public sector for many years before joining us in 2007. Although yet to visit South or Central America, Mexico would be top of his list due to its bountiful historical heritage.


Sandra, as a native Colombian, has no qualms in choosing her favourite destination in Latin America – it has be her home country. She loves the vibrancy and musicality of its people, the spectacular scenery, delicious food and hot weather.


Simon, our Systems Manager is a Spanish speaker with a degree in Latin American Studies and a longstanding love of Latin American culture which encompasses the food, music, wildlife and landscape of the region.

Brian Williams

First drawn to South America by the Welsh communities of Patagonia, Brian met co-founder Chris Parrott while teaching in Rio. He set up Journey Latin America in 1980.

Chris Parrott

Chris met fellow co-founder Brian Williams while teaching in Rio; their shared sense of adventure continues to be at the heart of Journey Latin America.


Since joining the company in 1984, Ranmali has seen Journey Latin America grow from a fledging business to the UK’s number one specialist to travel in Latin America. As a director she has helped to shape the company into what it is today.


Sarah is eminently qualified for her role as the company’s Managing Director: not only does she know Latin America like the back of her hand, but she has also worked for us across a number of...

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Wanderlust Reader's Travel Awards – Top Ten Tour Operator 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
Latin American Travel Association – Award for Customer Service 2012
Sunday Times Travel Magazine – Specialist Tour Operator 2012
Sunday Times Travel Magazine – Best Value Tour Operator 2011


Sunday Times Travel Magazine - Editor's Award 2013
British Travel Awards – Best Small Tour Operator Central & South America 2011, 2012
Condé Nast Traveller – Top Ten Specialist Tour Operator: 2010, 2011, 2012
Guardian and Observer Travel Awards – Top Ten Small Tour Operator: 2009, 2010, 2012