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Etienne Frans

Etienne Frans

Etienne Frans

Tour Leaders
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 us as a tour leader for over 25 adventure-filled years. Over this time he has accrued a vast network of contacts, boundless knowledge and fanciful anecdotes which you couldn’t find in a guide book. He thrives off the unexpected and meeting different people, while his favourite spots are the nature-filled Pantanal, the Andean highlands and the Guyanas.

As you follow Etienne his good humour and relaxed manner are sure to put you at ease, creating an ideal atmosphere for your tour.

My top tips


When in Georgetown, you must visit the spectacular Kaieteur falls.


Pop in to Warung – an Indonesian style restaurant – in Blauwgrond, Paramaridbo.


Taste feijoada in Brazil and surubi in Paraguay.

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