Meet Some Of Our Guides
Fully immersed in the culture and local to the region you're exploring, our guides have a unique perspective that brings you beyond the usual to experience the most authentic locations, people, and food. Whether leading you on a hike into the Himalayas, or uncorking a new vintage in a hidden Riojan bodega, our guides know where to go and how to get you there. Our trusted friends also have the insider knowledge to make spontaneous changes to your itinerary, in order to take advantage of local celebrations, changes in weather, or special events. It's this fine-tuning that keeps Boundless Journeys' adventures full of fresh and innovative exploration every day. But don't just take it from us, here's what our past guests have said:
Brooks Kamankao (Botswana):
"I wish there were words to tell you what a remarkable guide and human being Brooks is. To say he is 'the best' sounds trite and superficial, but I can honestly say that my two safaris with him have opened up the way I see the world. Thoreau wrote, 'It's not what you look at that matters, it is what you see.' Brooks helped all of us 'see' the world around us more clearly, and he opened up our hearts to the world of Botswana."
- Pat Cairns
Leylys Gutierrez (Peru):
"Everyone in our group agreed that our guide Leylys was central to our experience. He is truly an amazing person. There is no praise I could give that would equal what he actually offers with his knowledge of the culture, his managerial capabilities, and the spiritual connection with the land that he conveys."
- Jane Click
Sangay Wangchuk (Bhutan):
"Sangay was such a pleasure to have on the trek – friendly, knowledgeable, open, and upbeat! He was amazing, sharing stories of his culture and the promise of things to come."
- Kate Liebhold and Mabel Vogel
Marco Fallas (Costa Rica):
“There is no doubt that our guide on this visit to Costa Rica (Marco 'Tex' Fallas) was the best guide I have experienced anywhere. His knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm for not only the wildlife but also the culture of his country are undoubtedly an inspiration. He is continually working on behalf his guests. He also made sure that the interests of each one in our party were catered for. He made this trip outstanding. He will live long in my memory and heart.”
- Rob Keen
Kelvin Pronet Kinabo (Tanzania):
"We adopted Kelvin; what a great guide. His passion and knowledge about all aspects of Tanzania, and attention to every detail made our safari!"
- Beverly & Gary Newsom
Stefan Helgi Valsson (Iceland):
"Stefan was outstanding in so many ways we hardly know where to begin. His knowledge is amazing and his attention to the group's interests was truly beyond what we have experienced before. He created a profound sense of awe and delight with his country. His easy manner made him such fun to be around yet he was always professional and responsible. Our deep thanks to you for putting us in Stefan's hands. He made this trip an experience we will always remember."
- Bill and Diane Lowe
Maeve Kelly (Ireland):
Ireland: Walking Trails of the Emerald Isle
Ireland: Western Islands Hiking
“I wanted to express my gratitude to you for picking a wonderful guide. Maeve is quite knowledgeable about her country and obviously enjoys what she does. Her passion for exploring Ireland translated into a great trip for us. She also has the rare gift of making people feel very comfortable around her ― so much so that it makes you feel like you’ve known her for years. She’s truly a gem Boundless Journeys should treasure!”
- Leslie Smith
Eric Thioliere (Tour du Mont Blanc):
France, Italy, Switzerland: Tour du Mont Blanc
"The Tour du Mont Blanc is a special trip; and ours was made more special by the group and our guide, Eric Thioliere, who led us, fed us exquisite picnic lunches, and was such a part of the mountains that we all felt as if we belonged there."
- Antonia Grumbach
Jimmy Tosso (Costa Rica):
"Jimmy was the best guide ever, in over 30 trips I have taken!"
- Alice Sparks
Snorri Valsson (Iceland):
“Our guide, Snorri Valsson, was the best guide I have ever been with. Very professional and went way beyond what he had to do. He became our friend and was one of the group. He sang to one couple on their anniversary and went home on the last day to get his trumpet to play for another member’s birthday. He loves and knows Iceland and cares about its future. The optional hike to the sheep farm he grew up working on was loved by everyone.”
- Paul & Lucy McCain
Ron Leidich (Palau):
"The trip was more than words could ever describe. It was a once in a lifetime experience for sure and so much more than we could have ever hoped. Ron was an awesome guide and I would definitely recommend him to anyone. He was so friendly and knowledgeable that he made an already wonderful experience even better."
- Jason Georgie
Alex Gullo (Italy):
"Our guide Alex was terrific. You could tell how much he enjoys his work and his country, and how much he enjoys telling people about it!"
- George Heineke and Candace Belcher
"Thank you, thank you for your most diligent efforts, meticulous attention to details, and most of all, patience with dozens of emails and calls, questions, and changes-of-mind. Jim and I are looking forward to a wonderful trip, knowing that everything is flawlessly planned. We appreciate all your efforts!"
- Alison Forbes, Botswana Private Adventure