Hey there, I’m Seema, the Head of Latin America Travel Design, overseeing Central and South America. My passion for exploration began during family holidays in the UK, evolving into extended trips to India. My university days opened the door to thrilling journeys across the United States and later on, a spontaneous decision led me to fly on a one-way ticket to Sydney, sparking an unforgettable backpacking adventure through Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. Upon returning to London, the travel bug bit me again, compelling me to book yet another one-way ticket, this time to Quito, Ecuador. It was upon my return to the UK that I realized my true passion lay in the travel industry, specifically in the captivating realm of Latin America.
My most memorable trip
The trip that holds a special place in my heart is undoubtedly the one I took to Antarctica. Being an absolute penguin enthusiast, I can't even begin to describe the sheer joy I felt when I found myself in such close proximity to the playful and mischievous gentoo penguins. It was a truly enchanting experience that I will cherish forever. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit this pristine and untouched land.
On my bucket list
With an eager spirit and a thirst for knowledge (and tequila, of course), I can hardly contain my anticipation for the exhilarating journey that awaits me in Mexico. I've been yearning to set foot in this captivating place, driven by my insatiable curiosity to delve into the enchanting world of the Aztec civilization. I look forward to immersing myself in their rich culture and unraveling the mysteries of their history.
See where I’ve travelled
"Exploring the Galapagos Islands was a true adventure. The pristine landscapes, abundant wildlife, and untouched beauty took my breath away. Snorkeling with playful sea lions and swimming alongside majestic sea turtles were moments that will forever be etched in my memory. "Explore destination
"Hiking El Chaltén was an exhilarating experience. The rugged beauty of the Patagonian landscape, with its towering mountains and glaciers, was awe-inspiring. The challenging trails tested my limits, but the rewarding views at the end made every step worth it."Explore destination
"Meeting penguins in Antarctica was an unforgettable encounter. Observing them in their natural habitat, amidst the vast icy landscapes, was a truly humbling experience."Explore destination
"Flying over the plains of Colombia in Los Llanos in a tiny trike plane was an exhilarating experience! The panoramic views of the lush green plains, dotted with rivers and wildlife, were simply breathtaking. It was a thrilling adventure that allowed me to see Colombia's natural beauty from a whole new perspective."Explore destination
My favourite trip
Luxury South America Food and Wine Tour
As a traveller immersed in the world of culinary delights, I can confidently say that Latin America has emerged as the ultimate destination for an extraordinary gastronomic adventure. The region's vibrant food scene and exquisite wines have captured the hearts of both locals and visitors alike. And what could be a more immersive way to truly experience the essence of Latin America than by indulging in its flavours and savouring every sip?
My favourite hotel
My experience at Casa Palopo in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala was absolutely delightful. The breathtaking views of the lake that greeted me every morning were truly magical. What I particularly admire about the hotel is its connection with the local community in Santa Catarina Palopo. They are actively involved in a wonderful initiative to enhance the exteriors of numerous houses, transforming them into vibrant and inviting homes. This effort not only adds a stronger sense of pride and belonging but also contributes to the overall charm of the town.
My top tips
Upgrading to stay at the Belmond Das Cataratas Hotel in Iguassu Falls is totally worth it. Nothing can prepare you for the exclusive access to the falls.
Don't just go to El Calafate in Argentine Patagonia to see Perito Moreno Glacier, travel a little further to El Chalten for adventurous hiking trails leading to spectacular views.
Prepare for all weather! Often you can experience 4 seasons in one day, so wearing layers is key.
Ask us to arrange you a cooking class - it is a great way to meet a local chef, learn how to make a new recipe and eat a delicious meal! And what better way to relive your trip, than by making the meal for loved ones back home.