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Tony Cohen (Tour Leader)
Unlike other tour directors who have spent days, weeks or, at most, months traveling to the destinations they offer clients, Tony Cohen has literally spent years hiking the far corners of South America and other continents. He knows these regions and cultures intimately, as only an intrepid backpacker can.
Raised in Israel in a small farming community, he served three years in the military before taking an intensive 18-month course to become a professional tour leader. For 2 years, he coordinated a youth movement program where he honed his skills by overseeing a wide range of programs, including afterschool activities, summer camp, hiking and biking trips, and service tours throughout Israel.
In 1982, he embarked on a childhood dream of exploring and living among the people of South America. For the next four years he backpacked the length and breadth of the continent, from climbing Acagangua to exploring the remote Bolivian jungle. His travels have taken him into the heart of Central America, the far reaches of Alaska and Canada, and the countries of South East Asia. His remarkable adventures lasted seven years and continue to this day.
In the late 1980s, he settled in the U.S. and took the Sierra Club tour leader course to gain knowledge of the burgeoning field of eco-tourism. From this love and passion for travel and people, Tony founded Earthbound Adventures in 1993.
Carmen Margot Coello Luna (Tour Guide)
Margot was a tour guide for eight years on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and alternative trails, as well as Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Holding a degree in administrative sciences and tourism from the National University of San Antonio Abad, Margot is fluent in Spanish, English, and Quechua. “I enjoy trekking myself,” she says, “so I enjoy introducing other people to this wonderful way of enjoying our beautiful country.”
Ivanov Hinojosa Echegaray (Trekking guide)
Born in Cusco, Ivanov holds a degree in administrative sciences and tourism from the University of San Antonio Abad Del Cusco. Ivanov is fluent in Spanish, English, and Quechua. He is very familiar with the Cusco region, having guided treks for 10 years. “After working with other travel agencies, I joined Earthbound Adventures because I could see that their tours are different and travelers go home with a lifetime of memories.”