Destination Specialist:
Melissa Marini

Melissa was born and raised in a simple New England town outside of Boston, Massachusetts. After studying Business Administration and HR management and years working in corporate America, she escaped the city and moved to Maine where she was constantly seeking mountains to hike and bike, and rivers to kayak. An adventure to Chile sparked her passion for the wild and vibrant cultures of South America, and she has since traveled extensively throughout Central and South America. After several years living and working in Cusco, Melissa now resides in the Sacred Valley of Peru. A fanatic of Incan architecture and traditional Andean textiles, when not planning adventures for her clients she can be found gardening, attempting to learn the Andean language Quechua, and hiking with her dog, Chasky.

Languages Spoken:
English (native), Spanish (fluent)

Posts by Melissa:

January 3rd, 2024
A Chocolatada in Huacahuasi: Sharing Holiday Time in the Remote Peruvian Andes

Living in Peru has provided me with many special opportunities and experiences, one of them being included and immersed in the day-to-day lives of the hearty people who live off the land. Temperatures at high altitudes are absolutely freezing, the soil is solid, and it´s a very harsh environment.  I have personally adapted to live… Read Full Post

Melissa's Client Reviews:

Melissa was amazing!!!! Our pre-trip video calls really allowed her to hone in on our interests while traveling to make sure this was perfect. We are thinking through logistics of another South American trip just so we can use Melissa again.Jude Rasmus
Melissa is topnotch. Highest recommendation. M. Shehadi
Melissa was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, easy to work with and always prompt with replies.L. Metcalfe

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