Print this trip dossier

Journey Latin America asks you to accept cookies for performance and social media purposes. We use cookies on our website to personalise content, evaluate website traffic and enhance performance. You can delete or restrict cookies via your web browser. To get more information about these cookies and the processing of your personal data see our Cookie Policy. Do you accept these cookies and the processing of personal data involved? Find out more

September 09th, 2019

Meet The Tour Leader: Adrian Gallop

Adrian Gallop

By Adrian Gallop
Tour Leaders

As part of our Meet the Tour Leader series, get to know the people who will be leading you across Latin America on our Group Tours.

Which tour do you lead?

Over the years I've lead various tours including Charito: Pure Patagonia, Eagle: Aztec, Mayas and conquistadores and Tico Tico: Culture of northern Andes.

When did you join Journey Latin America?

26 years ago


When was your first visit to Latin America?

We lived in Ecuador when I was a child and my mother is Peruvian so I have a lot of childhood memories of Ecuador and Peru.

What’s your favourite place in Latin America?

It’s hard to choose a single country. Each one offers something different, I love the variety. I simply can’t choose, I love the continent as a whole.

What makes Latin America special?

Many people don’t realise that there are so many different influences across Latin America from the local indigenous culture, African culture, European and Asian influences. It’s a real mix of races and cultures that makes Latin America such an interesting destination.

What would you say has changed the most in Latin America?

The infrastructure has improved significantly over the last 26 years. There are better road conditions, air transportation and hotels of different standards and sizes. 

Colca Canyon

You’ve been travelling in Latin America for such a long time, you must have so many memorable stories?

Over the years so many wonderful things have happened but my most memorable moment would be early on in my career when I see a condor for the first time. I remember walking through the mountains when a client shouted out “condor!” It was flying very low, right past us and we could hear the wind whooshing past us as it ascended up the mountains. A truly amazing moment.

What would you say are the benefits of travelling with a group?

As a company we’re all specialists meaning that from the moment you book to the moment you’re on a tour we can go beyond the average and the obvious by recommending the best places to stay, places to see and give a real insight into the history and culture of the destination. As experienced tour leaders our knowledge and expertise will make your holiday that little bit more special. 

Peruvian Ceviche

Where’s your favourite place to eat?

For me, the food is one of the main benefits of travelling to Latin America. From the seafood in Peru to the steak in Argentina and well Mexican food is a whole world on its own. Personally ceviche in Peru is my favourite.

A question we’re asked often in the office, is Latin America safe?

It is a lot safer than it used to be and certainly a lot safer than people’s perception. For anyone who might have some concerns, travelling in a group provides that safety in numbers and the reassurance that the guide will always be with you.

Speak to our travel consultants in the Group Tours department to find out how you can join Adrian on his next tour via email or call us on 020 8600 1921.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Upcoming Events

See full Event Listing

Other holidays you may be interested in

Ruins at Copan Honduras

Signature Honduras: Jungle, islands and Mayan ruins

Private journey

11 days from £2,253pp


Tocororo: Rum and revolution

Group tour

12 days from £2,820pp

From Paddington to Peru

Private journey

14 days from £3,289pp

Costa Rica

Value Costa Rica: The essential highlights

Private journey

12 days from £1,614pp

Sign up to our newsletter

Sign up to our twice monthly newsletter and be the first to know about our latest news, offer and competitions.

Thank you for sign up

Error for sign up

Share this Page

Social share page will open in new window

Send a friend


Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/JLA/Home/travel-inspiration/travel/meet-the-tour-leader-ag

Page ID: {6CE24050-1EF7-4D62-8F94-5B6C74B0C6DA}

Page Name: meet-the-tour-leader-ag

Page Display Name: Meet The Tour Leader: Adrian Gallop

Page Template Name: T031-PapagaioBlogPost

Page Template ID: {ECC6A232-9784-4CC7-BA26-18421546B8F5}

Parent ID: {DC65CFB2-D81C-4A04-A7F8-0A1B3D88E7EB}

Parent Name: travel

Parent Display Name: Travel

Parent Template Name: T029-PapagaioCategoryListing

Parent Template ID: {4D163066-ED7E-48E6-AF31-34B6C47536CD}