Are you’re dreaming of getting under the skin of somewhere stooped in history, soaking up a new and foreign culture, or yearning to leave the tourist trail far behind as you walk amidst breathtaking undiscovered ruins and meet with fascinating local communities? Mason Rose Private will take you on an immersive experience that will add so much depth to your discovery of some of the world’s most extraordinary regions.
Take a look at the in-depth cultural experiences that have most moved me - I couldn’t recommend these more highly to make your next trip completely unforgettable…
Touch down in Quito and head straight into the colonial heart of one of South America's most historically rich cities. Exploring beautiful architecture, splendid churches and cobble-stone streets by foot, haggling in craft markets and tasting local delicacies (dare you try a Guinea Pig? I didn’t!) is the perfect introduction into Latino life. But Quito is really the launch pad into the natural wonders of rural Ecuador…Read more
M/V EVOLUTION features spacious king-sized cabins and ample deck space for drinking in beautiful Galapagos island views. A wonderful team of expert guides treat you to a spoiling sail through one of the world's most wildlife-rich archipelagos on an eye-watering 8-day itinerary. You’re guaranteed extraordinary wildlife encounters and ocean adventures from kayaking to snorkelling and hiking on remote islands.Read more
Peru... I have been so lucky to experience parts of this fantastic country recently. Peru has so much to see and so many wonderful experiences on offer. I started my journey in Lima and stayed away from the usual chain hotels, instead choosing a gorgeous boutique hotel in the Barranco district, where I was able to explore the shops, restaurants and museums nearby (Mario Testino has his own here).Read more
Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.
Take a look at my travel diaries for food for thought on your next trip...