Joanna's love of travel began as a child and she would often daydream about travelling the world, especially South America and it was always a life long ambition of hers to walk the Inca Trail in Peru. Her ambition finally became a reality as she travelled the world, including South America, in 2010.
Joanna worked a number of summer and ski seasons in Europe throughout her twenties and before joining Audley, worked for another travel company. Joanna had always been fascinated by the history of the Inca's and the vast different cultures and landscapes this amazing continent has to offer. She was also fortunate to visit Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia during her first time in South America.
On her first Audley trip she returned to Peru as well as visiting Ecuador and the fascinating Galapagos Islands. Joanna has also visited Costa Rica and Brazil with Audley on further research trips, exploring new cities as well as discovering the Costa Rican wildlife and meeting the locals in the wonderful Brazilian Amazon!
Audley listened to me carefully and tailor-made my itinerary
Audley listened to me carefully and tailor-made my itinerary. Joanna arranged all local guides who are all very friendly, warm, professional and on time for every pickup. We were worried about traveling to a non-English speaking country; with Audley's arrangement, we had not met any language problems and enjoyed our time during our trip.
I'll never forget when…
The fascinating Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Having dreamt about the moment for over 20 years, my heart skipped a beat when I first viewed this amazing Inca Citadel, it's quite simply... breathtaking! Definitely a must do on any trip to Peru.
I was fortunate enough to complete the four day/three night Inca Trail in 2010, visiting other Inca ruins along the way and on my most recent visit in 2011, I climbed Huayna Picchu to experience Machu Picchu from above. The views were definitely worth the 45 minute steep climb. Outstanding!