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 Tour GuideBrooks Kamankao (Botswana):

Botswana: Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls
Botswana: Ultimate Botswana & Victoria Falls

"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 Tour GuideLeylys Gutierrez (Peru):

Peru: The Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

"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 Tour GuideSangay Wangchuk (Bhutan):

Bhutan: Hiking in the Peaceful Kingdom

"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 Tour GuideMarco Fallas (Costa Rica):

Costa Rica: Nature's Richness Revealed
Costa Rica Family: Highlands to the Coast Family Adventure

“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
 

Mahmut Turhanoglu Boundless Journeys Turkey GuideMahmut Turhanoglu (Turkey):

Turkey: Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast
Turkey: Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast Private Journey

“Mahmut was one of the best guides we have ever had in our travels. He is extremely knowledgeable about Turkish history, organized, caring, patient, tactful, and has a good sense of humor. We loved him!”
- A & J. Forbes
 

Sebastian Jurado Boundless Journeys Explorer's EcuadorSebastian Jurado (Ecuador):

Ecuador: Explorer's Galapagos Land-Based Private Journey

"It was a truly special and remarkable adventure, and the number one key to such an amazing trip was our guide, Sebastian Jurado. He was just perfect, and we all loved him, especially my mom! I couldn't have imagined a better guide. I was so impressed with how he keenly assessed our needs and then made sure we had everything we wanted and needed. He struck a perfect balance between our varying interests and kept us all on cloud nine throughout the entire trip!"
 - Julie Waldman


Gianni Stanghellini Boundless Journeys Sicily GuideGianni Stanghellini (Italy):

Italy: Ancient Sicily Hiking

“Just imagine sitting in the chapel of an abbey atop a hill in the countryside while your guide plays Ave Maria on the flute...very moving experience!  (and all this while sipping a great glass of wine).  It doesn't get much better!”
- Janet Moland

 

 

Kelvin Pronet Kinabo - Serengeti Safari Tour GuideKelvin Pronet Kinabo (Tanzania):

Tanzania: Beyond the Serengeti Safari

"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

 

 
 

 

Nick Law (Spain): Nick Law  - Boundless Journeys Spain Guide

Spain: Vintage Rioja Hiking
Spain: Hiking the Footpaths of Andalucia

“Nick is a real foodie, as am I. I enjoyed sitting down to dinner every night and sampling different foods and wines. I tried some things I would have never tried on my own - and loved them! Nick picked mulberries on one of the trails and brought them back for the chef to serve up that evening with fresh whipped cream after dinner - fabulous!”
-Julie Wardner

 

Stefan Helgi Valsson - Iceland Tour GuideStefan Helgi Valsson (Iceland):

Iceland: Hiking the Land of Fire and Ice

"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 Tour GuideMaeve 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 GuideEric 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


 

Costa Rica Guide Nancy Madrigal Nancy Madrigal (Costa Rica):

Costa Rica: Nature's Richness Revealed
Costa Rica Family: Highlands to the Coast Family Adventure

"Nancy was an exceptional guide. She conveyed Costa Rica through her exceptional knowledge of her country's culture and natural wonders with great energy, passion, and personal warmth and humor." 
- Peter & Allison Levine



 

Turkey Guide Yunus OzdemirYunus Ozdemir (Turkey):

Turkey: Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast
Turkey: Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast Private Journey

"Nancy was an exceptional guide. She conveyed Costa Rica through her exceptional knowledge of her country's culture and natural wonders with great energy, passion, and personal warmth and humor." 
- Peter & Allison Levine



 

Snorri Valsson - Iceland Tour GuideSnorri Valsson (Iceland):

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice

“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

Jake Oiterong  - Boundless Journeys Palau GuideJake Oiterong (Palau):

Palau: Snokeling & Kayaking Odyssey

"Our guide Jake was so much fun and he was an amazing wealth of knowledge on all aspects of the islands. We saw and did so much that I can't even begin to pick a favorite day or activity. I have traveled to some amazing places in the world but I think Palau has managed to sneak to the top of my list, and this tour was just flawless in its organization and content. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat!"
- Meredith Woolnough

Alex Gullo, Sicily, Tuscany, Italy, GuideAlex Gullo (Italy):

Italy: Tuscany & Umbria Walking
Italy: Ancient Sicily Hiking

“We had an absolutely fabulous time.  As we told Alex, he was the best guide we've EVER had!  He was incredibly knowledgeable but, more importantly, able to synthesize and communicate that information in a way we could easily understand.  We loved his sense of humor.  The hikes were one more beautiful than the next.”  
- Debra Pruzan-Clain

 

 
 

 

Testimonials

Palau snorkeling trip"The Boundless Journeys trip to kayak and snorkel through Palau is the best gift I could give myself and my spirit. The crew were experts and I will forever marvel at the abundance and diversity of marine habitats there – a marine Garden of Eden."
 - Denise Franz King, Palau: Oceania Odyssey

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