Spotlight on Boundless Journeys Guides March 9th, 2012 • by Deborah Tobey The importance of the guide in a Boundless Journeys tour cannot be overestimated. Much more than a tour escort, our guides are the key to creating exceptional experiences that stay with our guests for a lifetime. That is why we choose only the best guides who are local to the area you are exploring, passionate about their country, well-connected, knowledgeable, engaging, and highly experienced. Boundless Journeys guides go above and beyond the usual to introduce you to the most authentic in locales, people, and food. Whether leading you on an elephant-back safari in Africa, or sampling wine at a family owned vineyard in Tuscany, our guides know where to go and how to get you there. But don’t just take it from us, here is what some of our past guests have said: Brooks Botswana: Wilderness Safari: “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. ” – Pat C., Malibu, CA Snori Iceland: The Land of Fire & Ice: “Snorri is a better guide than I would have known to ask for. He loves his country and language and goes to great lengths to share them both – always reading the interest and energy level of the group well. His attention to detail, relaxed manner and thorough preparation are exemplary, as are his competence hiking, driving, and his ability to manage a group. ” – Jan S., Phoenix, AZ Carron Scotland: The Highland Way: “I cannot speak highly enough about Carron. She was simply a wealth of information. She met us at the train station when we arrived in Inverness. She didn’t have to be there for another hour, but she thought we would like to eat lunch somewhere a little nicer than the train station…that was it, we were off and running. Carron’s ease and sense of humor were greatly appreciated. Even in the middle of this beautiful wilderness, I never felt lost or in any danger. She is an amazing woman and a totally prepared professional.” – Rose Flynn, Rivervale, NJ Alex Italy: A Taste of Tuscany & Umbria: “Alex went out of his way to create opportunities for us to experience local culture – meeting a friend who invited us into his home for a glass of wine, getting a spontaneous tour of a private palazzo in Gubbio, meeting a medievalist scholar in his small apartment in Assisi – these enriched our days, already rife with interesting commentary.” – Randal & Leanna W., Huntingdon Valley, PA "Tex" Costa Rica: Nature’s Richness Revealed: “I have to tell you that Marco “Tex” Fallas is one of the best wildlife guides in the world. He is continually working on behalf his guests. I have been fortunate to work with guides around the world (above and below water including the high Himalayas) and he is probably the numero uno that I have come across.” – Rob K., Watford, Hertfordshire, UK Dawa Bhutan & Nepal: Himalayan Kingdoms: “Our guides were amazing and made the trip unforgettable. By the end of the trip I stopped thinking of them as guides and considered them friends. I was very impressed with their knowledge, professionalism, friendliness, and generosity”. – Sarah I., Harsens Island, Michigan Murat Turkey: Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast: “I’d like to praise our guide, Murat Tiryaki, who was above and beyond! Murat is an exceptional person and obviously very smart and well-educated as well as even tempered and great company. He is also a very kind, thoughtful person. His leadership made the trip.” – Suzanne S., Catlett, VA, Turkey There is no one we trust more to satisfy and exceed your expectations than a Boundless Journeys guide! Their insiders’ perspectives and enthusiasm make for an unforgettable journey, and they are the number one reason our guests return year after year. About Boundless Journeys Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.