Watch our Tour Leaders’ stories
It is no exaggeration to say that our tour leaders can make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we choose them carefully. The result is that, 97% of travellers said they would recommend us to a friend. Where possible, we train and employ local leaders because they can provide invaluable insights that enrich the trip. What’s more, this investment in local staff really helps us benefit both them and their community.
Every year we recognise the outstanding contribution of our leaders in our annual Tour Leader Awards.
Exodus Leader: Thanos Knows..
Meet our boisterous Greek guide, Thanos Mamas, who’s taken travellers to the heart of the Aegean islands for over 20 years.
Exodus Leader: Jose Knows..
Meet Exodus Leader of the Year 2018 José Miguel in Spain.
Exodus Leader: Valerie Knows..
Valerie knows what it takes to spot a Snow Leopard. With over 35 years of trekking in the Himalayas, there’s no one better at tracking the planet’s most elusive big cat.
At Home In The Mountains: Valerie Parkinson
Meet legendary Exodus leader Valerie Parkinson, on her iconic Snow Leopard trip in the Himalaya. With over 30 years of guiding experience, Valerie is known as ‘Didi’ by her Nepalese mountain colleagues, which means ‘sister’. Discover just why Valerie is most at home in the mountains…
Exodus People – Valerie Parkinson
Meet Valerie… our amazing Himalaya trekking leader. In 2008, she was the first British woman to summit Manaslu. Inspiring, passionate and determined, Valerie is a true Exodus legend!
Exodus Leader: Henri Knows..
Meet our leader Henri Suopanki, and find out what it means to be free in the Finnish wilderness.
Exodus Leader: Maraouan Knows
Not only does Maraouan, and our other leaders, know the best cycling trails in the Atlas Mountains but they know the perfect places to quench their thirst along the way.
Exodus People – Roshan’s story
Cultural and activity leader Roshan shows us why he is so passionate for his job and his country.
Exodus People – Johnny Villalobos
Meet our award-winning wildlife guide, Johnny Villalobos, and see the rainforest through his eyes.
Exodus People – Rit Aphiwatthanakul
For 12 years he was a Buddhist Monk. Then he became an Exodus Leader… Cycle through South East Asia with Rit Aphiwatthanakul for a unique insight into his culture, cuisine and countryside.
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