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Olie’s passion for all things Latin American was ignited by an extensive trip to the region pre-university where he studied Spanish and Latin American studies. Post-graduation, working in travel seemed like an obvious progression – and a great way to have the opportunity to visit South America again in the future!
Olie spent over ten years working for leading UK tailor-made tour operators, exploring the Americas Region on holidays and fact-finding trips, and voyaging to Antarctica in 2013. He also visited Svalbard in the Arctic circle in 2015 to spot polar bears aboard an expedition ship (he saw seven polar bears, Blue whales and walrus!).
In 2014, Olie moved to Singapore and joined Lightfoot Travel which gave him the chance to explore new destinations and cultures in Asia. In 2017 he relocated back to the UK where he continues to share his superb first-hand knowledge and flair for exciting bespoke holidays to The Americas and the Polar regions.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.