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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.

Claire Milner

Claire Milner

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Perhaps the most striking thing about Claire is her love of language: besides speaking Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic and German, she also loves to exercise her creativity and natural expressiveness in her English mother tongue, which she can seemingly bend to her every will. It is no surprise then that Claire is our resident wordsmith, responsible for continually finding new ways to evoke the beauty of our destinations both in print and on our website. Her lifelong love of Latin America and unrivalled ground knowledge, gained from spending a total of 12 years living, travelling and tour leading across the region, is no small help in this task.

Claire has travelled widely, but if pushed to choose her favourite countries she would pick Brazil, where the music and laid-back, gregarious culture held her in thrall throughout the three years she spent there, and Colombia for its unspoilt scenery and low-key tourist industry. She also loves Argentina, especially the wilderness landscapes of the south; and Nicaragua, one of the most endearing of the off-the-beaten-track, less visited destinations.

My favourite place in Latin America

The Salkantay trek with Mountain Lodges of Peru and the Tucano cruise, followed closely by the End of the World trek in Tierra del Fuego.

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My top tips


Learn a little Spanish or Portuguese before you set off to Latin America. It will go down very well. 


Don’t write of the idea of visiting Patagonia in the southern winter: the snow-scapes are divine, and you can often see more wildlife as it emerges from hiding from the tourists.

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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 Award2013

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

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