Tour Guides We Use
People Are Culture presents stories of the world’s cultures through the voices of local people. We are able to do this thanks to the professional guides who give us access to tradition-bearers we might otherwise not meet. The guides we work with ensure the accuracy of our stories by serving as fact-checkers, and often help with translations.
All of the Tour Guides and Tour/Travel companies mentioned on this page are highly recommended and all guides speak excellent English.
It saddens me that in the wake of COVID, seven guides and small tourism operators I have worked with from Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, and Scotland have left the business. Guides are a bridge between travelers and local culture and we encourage you to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge they can offer, which will enrich your trip immeasurably!
Adiluz "Lucy" Perez Dehoyos is a Tour Guide for Tayona Birding which is based in Santa Marta, Colombia. Tayona Birding promotes sustainability and community tourism. They specialize in bird watching tours but they also offer other unique tours such as their multi-day trekking tours.
Check out my experience with Lucy here.
Rony Monsalve is the founder of Ecotours Boquilla, a tour company based in La Boquilla which is on the outskirts of Cartagena, Colombia.
Ecotours Boquilla offers a wide range of tours. You will meet and participate in daily activities among the natives, immerse yourself in music, typical cuisine, dances, crafts and take ecotourism tours.
Sicily - Italy
Mateja Kregar Gliha is the founder of Slovenia Guides. Mateja quote summed up Slovenia perfectly "Ljubljana, together with the surroundings of our capital city, and Slovenia boasts insurmountable diversity."
Slovenia Guides has 23 different tours to choose from.
Read more about my experience with Mateja here.
Mahsa Homayounfar is the Founder and CEO of Not Just a Tourist, an award-winning travel company in Spain. Not Just a Tourist specialised in tours of Seville and they also offer many day-trip tours from Seville such as their extensive day-trip tour of the Granada. Their website offers 56 different tours that cater to every budget.
Meet one of the guides Mahsa works with in this interview!