After studying tourism and marketing at university, Spanish-born Leticia spent a decade coordinating trips and tour guiding in many European countries, as well as Russia and Morocco.
She distinguished herself by becoming a top performing guide and was nominated in the World Best Guide of the Year awards by Wanderlust Travel Magazine in 2016. Leti says: "I try to adapt the tour to individual requests to bring a much more personal and intimate experience for all. My favourite part about creating tours is listening to people's excitement when they finally are about to discover the places they have been dreaming about for so long. The most satisfying part of the job is receiving emails months later from people still raving about their holidays".
Working for Audley she specialises in designing itineraries around Mexico, Cuba, Belize and Guatemala, where she particularly enjoys experiencing the local cuisine and architecture. She has travelled extensively through these countries and is keen to share her experiences with you.
I'll never forget when…
My most memorable experience has to be visiting Chichicastenango's church and cemetery for the Day of the Dead festival in Guatemala. Entering a Catholic church and seeing how the rituals performed are not Catholic but Mayan, and how locals pray and give offerings was so intimate and so special that I felt incredibly lucky to be there and be part of it.
After visiting the church my guide took me to the cemetery where we walked together among the brightly decorated tombs and flower adorned graves. We shared with the locals their passion for the only day of the year where they reconnect with their lost loved ones.