David Corvacho Puente
My dad was a merchant marine and took our family on incredible journeys which opened my heart to the world around me. By the age of five, I had crossed the Atlantic three times traveling from my home country, Peru, meeting incredible people along the way who all shared a strong love for travel.
After a short career in advertising, I found it impossible to stay still and started packing my bags to keep travelling. Then I opened a bar and settled on the beaches of Ecuador and later I returned to Peru where I began a career in guiding visitors to my beloved homeland. After ten years in I had a long list of adventures under my belt which allowed me to explore the hearts of Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Patagonia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Brazil and Cuba. Showing travellers the hidden secrets of Latin America continues to inspire me on each trip I help to create.
A few of my personal highlights have been sleeping under the stars in the Uyuni Salt Flats, walking over the glaciers in Patagonia, secret beaches in Brazil, asados with the gauchos in Argentina or walking through history (and food) in Peru. For me, I think there are so many incredible things you can find across Latin America, but I think there is a quality to the people of Latin America unlike anywhere else in the world.
Working at Jacada is perfect for me as I feel we share a lot of the same values about travel. Especially curiosity, where we’re both passionate about our clients interacting and truly getting to know a destination and embracing it. I feel this is the best way to connect with places and its people.
I love to be tested on my travels so please ask me about any far-flung corner of South America – I might have been there!