The secret to any enchanting trip are the people you meet throughout the planning and execution of your trip. Our destination knowledge is unsurpassable. Unlike most travel companies, we don’t use middle men. We have are our enchanting people on-the-ground, there to support you. Some of us are home grown in our destinations while others have migrated.
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Just like our destinations, our team is a mix of cultures with distinctly individual outlooks. Together we hold a varied career history, from corporate lawyers, journalists, teachers and bankers to event planners and hotel management, nurses and even dance instructors, yet what unites us is our true passion for travel.
We hold our values of professionalism, honesty, fairness and genuine care for our guests close to our heart and we share a vision for a more compassionate world through the joy of travel. We agree when our guests tell us we have dream jobs. We frequently test our hotels, routes and experiences to ensure you have the most seamless and superior trip.
We believe in leading by example.
Management knows that leaders set the tone for the entire company. That’s why we make it a goal to create harmonious work relationships and a positive work environment for all teams. The enthusiasm our management team has for making your dream trip come true is infectious, to say the least. Having taken the roads both well and less traveled, we utilize years of knowledge and experience to guide and support our global team.
CEO & Co-Founder
Parik has an insatiable appetite for discovering amazing places. With genuine care and insider knowledge as his inspiration and founding philosophy, Parik and his friend Alex, crafted a business plan that became Enchanting Travels. Parik has lived and traveled through Europe and Asia as an international tennis player, America as an undergraduate at Ohio State University and with a consulting career in Washington, D.C. He completed his MBA at INSEAD in France and Singapore. With a hyperactive personality and an unparalleled zest for life, Parik travels around the various Enchanting Travels destinations seeking new experiences and places to share with our guests.
Before joining INSEAD, where he completed his MBA with distinction and met future business partner Parik Laxminarayan, Alex worked as a project leader (specializing in marketing and sales strategies) at Monitor Group, a top-tier strategy consulting firm.
Alex has traveled extensively through Asia, Africa and South America and loves sharing his passion for travel.
Working at the Monitor Group, a leading strategy consulting firm, for more than eight years, Florian gained a wealth of experience in a wide range of emerging markets in South America and Africa and spent three years managing and coordinating strategy projects in several African countries.
During his tenure in Africa, he discovered that his true passion is exploring hidden and fascinating corners of our world and sharing his excitement about the many beautiful places with other people enabling them to experience facets of our world they didn’t know exist.
After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Sreekandh worked in the software industry for several years as a Developer before he found his true calling in solving business problems through technology. Sreekandh loves everything tech, ancient Indian culture, and Sanskrit scriptures. He enjoys reading about startups, building winning teams, and working on product development.
When he isn’t working, Sreekandh is often found practicing power yoga, sipping on green tea or reading up non-fiction. In his free time, he often sets out on jungle safaris with his wife and little son, Krish!
Our management team includes people is a collection of inspiring individuals from over ten different countries, who work in four different continents and are talented experts in their respective fields. What unites them all is their passion for travel!
After moving to Singapore at a young age, Amelia quickly grew a passion for travel and culture. After she graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor´s in English Literature, she came to Buenos Aires as a volunteer English teacher at a rehabilitation center.
Amelia has worked extensively with the Argentine deaf community since 2008. She speaks English, Spanish and Argentine Sign Language (LSA). She has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, Central and South America.
Born and brought up in the beautiful Himalayan region of India, Anand has a degree in Hotel Management from Ram Institute in Dehradun. He has worked at the Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Shimla, for two years as well as at the Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambore, becoming closely acquainted with the nitty-gritties of the luxury hospitality industry through this time.
After moving to Delhi, India, Anand met Enchanting Travels’ Co-Founder and CEO Parik Laxminarayan in 2007, and there was no looking back for him! More than a decade later, he continues to lead with his enthusiasm and dedication to the Product Management team in Asia.
Ann has a background in Accounts and Business Management. Her pleasant personality and passion for working with people was the main reason she moved from a Finance-focused role to a much broader role that helps her utilize these key strengths and unite them with her passion.
Ann holds an MBA (Strategic Management Option) from Kenyatta University and a Bachelors in Commerce. She is also a certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPAK). Before joining Enchanting Travels, Ann worked as a Finance Officer for a Non Governmental Organization undertaking, on a USAID project. At Enchanting Travels, she has undergone a thorough coaching training and is now a certified coach.
Ann loves traveling and is a football enthusiast, having played football in high school. She enjoys being part the Enchanting Travels family, the wonderful work environment and culture.
Boniface graduated with a Bachelor of Business Information Technology from Kenya Methodist University (KeMU). He believes working at Enchanting Travels has given him a promising career with a bright future.
He is humble, alert, and a team player who is fascinated by traveling. He enjoys watching football, dancing, hiking and interacting with people from all walks of life.
After working in various industries, Enchanting Travels provided Christina with the platform to integrate her passion for travel and her area of expertise – Human Resources. She began as a Travel Consultant and through various roles, has had an opportunity to connect with every team member in India and across the globe. Fueled by her dedication to work and her innate understanding of people, she brings energy and enthusiasm to her dual roles in Human Resources and Guest Relations.
Raised across Asia and Africa, Devika has always been passionate about travel. After graduating from UPenn’s Wharton School, she has worked and lived in New York, Buenos Aires, and Chiang Mai, before joining Enchanting Travels during her time in India. Somewhere in between, she spent two years traveling extensively across these regions. Now back in the US, she loves being able to share her experiences and work with our guests to help them create their own trips of a lifetime.
Her sense of adventure and keen appreciation of different cultures help her plan exceptional experiences for her guests. To Devika, travel is all about really experiencing the new, and she loves creating journeys that help others experience the unique aspects of each destination.
An Argentine with German ancestry, Ingrid embodies many of the characteristics that make Argentina a warm and welcoming country. Ingrid previously held the role of Marketing and Communications Manager at San Andres University in Buenos Aires and has traveled extensively throughout South America.
Jay is just as passionate about South America as he is about travel. Originally from London, UK, Jay spent a year teaching English in Mendoza, Argentina, during which time he was lucky to explore the Southern Cone of Argentina as well as its neighboring countries. Driven by his love for travel, Jay has followed his dreams and built a career out of his passion – entering the travel industry where he has remained ever since.
Jay prides himself on an instinctive understanding of what travelers want on their dream vacation. This, combined with his mastery of local languages and knowledge of Latin American cultures, helps him plan truly unique vacations. Being able to facilitate “special memories” for our guests is his ultimate reward.
Apart from travel, Jay is a great fan of fitness and the outdoors, and has quite a few half marathons under his belt. He also spends a lot of his free time attending concerts and listening to new music.
Jojo was enchanted by a herd of frolicking elephants on an early morning drive through the Botswana bush. Many years have passed since then, but travel has never ceased to amaze her.
Jojo has seen Africa and Asia from up close. In 2013, she was invited to work in Botswana for two years, as a Local Government Capacity Builder with the Tonota community. She has also traveled extensively in India and Asia, earning insights into these incredible continents, their people, and culture. It’s her interest in experiencing the unusual and her love for discovering new destinations that help her plan experiential vacations for her guests.
Jojo has a Masters degree in Sustainable Development and a Diploma in Hospitality Management. She has also served in the Peace Corps. When she isn’t planning or dreaming of travel, Jojo enjoys spending time with her loved ones in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado, USA. Her spare time is filled with hiking, yoga, delicious food and fine wine.
Joyce has traveled across Africa and USA in search of unique and exciting experiences. Having worked extensively in Hospitality and Tourism, her passion for travel extends as much to creating service-oriented, experiential journeys for her guests as it does to personal journeys of fulfillment.
Joyce comes armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Managerial Science from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has spent many years managing customer experiences for both corporate and leisure travelers at luxury hotels in USA, meeting and engaging with travelers from all walks of life. It’s her keen understanding of people and her love for all things Africa, that help her plan unique, tailor-made vacations.
When she isn’t traveling herself or helping others realize their travel dreams, Joyce enjoys working out. In her free time, she is easily spotted at lively diners meeting her old friends and making new ones from various different backgrounds.
Firmly bitten by the travel bug in her teens, Katie has traveled in more than 80 countries for over a decade! No other destination though, has inspired her as much as Africa, where she lived and worked with foreign aid projects for years. Katie understands that even seasoned travelers may feel daunted by the prospect of a foreign country. However, she firmly believes that with one step at a time and expert guidance, any challenge can be overcome. Armed with her real-life insights, experiences, and keen understanding of cultural differences, Katie enjoys planning memorable, stress-free vacations for her guests.
Katie has a Bachelor’s degree in International Management and a Master’s in Development Economics. Now back in Denver, she enjoys the great outdoors, spending time with her two-year-old, baking and tasting ethnic cuisines, and foreign literature and films that teach her about new cultures.
Kausar has always been extremely passionate about travel. Having completed his Bachelor’s in Visual Communication in 2009, he initially planned to pursue a career in advertising. Fate played its hand and he started instead at Enchanting Travels, developing expert knowledge on Asia. Kausar has essayed various roles since, starting with Travel Consulting and finally finding his niche in the world of Enchanting Travels technology. Apart from the satisfaction of helping the global team navigate tech and create the perfect trips, Kausar loves to share and hear others travel stories.
In his free time Kausar loves to indulge in his passion for adventure sports and photography.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Kerala, Jose has had rich and diverse experiences in the field of accounting, having worked in various industries ranging from Manufacturing, Service, Software, VLSI and now, travel. Before joining Enchanting Travels, Jose has worked with companies such as MTU Detroit Diesel, STS Titeflex, Core Objects and ABB India, as well as Open-Silicon Research Pvt. Ltd. where he managed the nation-wide finance operations and coordination with US offices.
Jose loves traveling and is great at badminton, having won several office tournaments. He regularly brings his patient smile and creative problem-solving skills to work.
A graduate from Delhi University, India, with a diploma in German, Neha has worked extensively in IT Surveys and content writing early on in her career. Her love for traveling the world and the German language brought Neha to Enchanting Travels, where she planned memorable trips for her guests over a span of seven years. More than eleven years later, the journey has taken a turn and she has moved into a new role in shaping a software that is used company-wide for planning our journeys of a lifetime.
Neha juggles her twin roles of a technology expert and a hands-on mom with effortless ease. In her free time, she is often found indulging her passions – travel and reading.
A proud Kodava from the plantation country of Coorg in South India, Poonacha brings his keen problem-solving capability and unruffled calm to the Product team. He comes armed with a Masters degree in Tourism Administration and has also worked with Air India before joining the Enchanting Travels team.
From acting to travel consulting, Sabrina has come a long way! Having moved from Germany to Kenya in 2004, she was immediately enamored by its natural beauty, wildlife, and vibrant culture. To this day, Africa continues to enchant her.
Her passion for travel and her desire to share this enchantment with others is what inspires her in planning incredible Africa vacations . She has lived and worked like a local in Kenya — participating in development aid initiatives and social projects — and she understands the pulse of the place and its people. She imbues her travel consulting with this sense of wonder and enchantment that she feels for Africa, planning memorable vacations to help others experience its raw natural beauty.
After her Bachelor’s degree in Gender and Development from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, Sabrina enjoyed a brief stint as an actress before she discovered Enchanting Travels. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family, reading, dancing and gardening. An adventurer at heart, in her free time, she dreams of a canoe safari through the canyons and gorges of Canada.
Sarika started out as an Interior Designer in India, before moving to the US and working in the travel industry, where she planned travel and air-travel. Back in India, Sarika worked for a UK-based flight services company, taking care of their operations and sales.
Sarika joined Enchanting Travels in 2006 and manages the English Trip Coordination Team. Never once losing her calm even in dire circumstances is her ultimate strength!
With a Masters degree in Tourism Administration, Savitha joined Enchanting Travels in 2007. Since then, there has been no looking back for her. An ever-active Enchanter, Savitha handles global projects, analysis, product information and pricing, and ensures that everything runs smoothly.
During her many years with the company, Savitha has mastered the art of juggling the professional and the personal effortlessly. For her, Enchanting Travels is not just a job, there is much more to it!
With a B.Tech degree in Computer Sciences from IIT Hyderabad, India, Sreenath has worked extensively with companies such as Infosys and Hitachi Consulting. After his last stint at Perk, where he helped the company grow from a six-person startup to a successful IPO in the Canadian market, Sreenath’s love for travel and technology led him to Enchanting Travels. Now, he enjoys shaping the software and technologies at Enchanting, which are used across the company to plan memorable journeys for guests.
A passionate e-sports enthusiast, Sreenath has represented India at the World Cyber Games in 2003. In his free time, he enjoys reading and indulging his other passion – travel!
After receiving a Bachelors degree in Commerce, Suraj spent time learning about the fundamentals of the hotel industry in his role as a steward, thus sparking an interest in studying hotel management. After his degree, he has handled the front office before starting his journey into the world of Enchanting Travels.
At Enchanting Travels, Suraj has been a jack of all trades with his in-depth knowledge of our destinations. A proud Kodava (hailing from the picturesque Coorg region of South India), Suraj’s boundless enthusiasm and his love for pandi (pork) curry and elephants, readily shine through. He aspires for a passport filled with visa stamps and enjoys all things gastronomic – from stories of cooking to delicious cuisine. For him, destinations come alive through their history and each one has a unique story to tell.
Vidya has more than a decade of experience in digital and content marketing, product development, and data analysis, having worked for brands such as National Geographic and Victoria’s Secret. Her experience spans developing and launching new digital products, executing monetization, social media, and marketing strategies. Armed with a Masters in Development Economics, and a Bachelors in Marketing from the Ohio State University, she excels in work that requires creative and analytical approaches to solving problems.
Outside of work, Vidya loves discovering traditional Indian handicrafts and finding ways to revive them, apart from the simpler pursuits of gardening, baking, and being outdoors.
After receiving his degree in Hotel Management and Hospitality Administration, Vivek joined the company during our first year of business and has helped build our reputation as an excellent tour operator in Asia by helping to deliver exceptional custom travel experiences to thousands of guests.
Since the beginning Vivek has overseen the expansion of new destinations and hospitality partners.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Walter lives by this quote from Saint Augustine. Soon after he completed his studies, wanderlust had him set him off for a 10-month journey to explore his home country, the USA, and his favorite continent — Asia. He took two road trips across the US and spent six months in Asia, where he spent time absorbing the local culture, cuisines, and natural beauty.
Walter earned his Masters degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management even as he was working in IT Management at Temple University, Philadelphia. He is thrilled to finally be in a position at Enchanting Travels where his passion and experience are aligned.
A resident of Denver, Colorado, Walter loves the outdoors. He spends his free time rock climbing, hiking, camping, and skiing. On weekends, he explores new places with his wife and their husky, Crosby. He also loves to read, cook, and play strategy games.
Using their personal knowledge, our expert Travel Consultants work with you to design a trip just for you. One that we expect will exceed your expectations. They will call you at your convenience to discuss every detail – including your budget, interests and pace – until your trip is just right.
It was on a month-long backpacking trip across Europe that Akshay was bitten by wanderlust. He is passionate about travel, but his first love is planning perfect vacations — recommending the best things to do, places to visit, and routes to take — that enable our guests to experience each destination in a unique way.
Having traveled extensively in India and Asia, and armed with his first-hand knowledge, Akshay can offer you rare glimpses into hidden corners where its colorful culture thrives. He can tell you where to find the best local cuisine, the liveliest streets, and show you the continent’s natural beauty in all its untamed glory.
Akshay gets his adrenaline rush from his many adventures: skydiving and parasailing, or bungee jumping and river rafting in North India, and other parts of the world – he has done it all. Music and meditation are his stress busters. He comes armed with an MBA in Sales and Marketing as well as a degree in Engineering for Electronics and Communication.
Angela fell in love with Africa at first sight. So much so that it absorbs all her thoughts and fires up her soul. She can give you an insider’s glimpse into Africa’s diversity — both geographical and cultural — and the magnificence of its wildlife.
A month-long voluntary placement in Kenya in 2007 brought to fruition Angela’s long-held desire to visit Africa. It’s effect was magnetic. Being unable to stay away since then, it was only a matter of time before she had to come and work here. Africa challenges, but it also enchants and delights, says Angela. She is passionate about the continent, and thoroughly relishes the privilege of helping to create dream holidays for guests.
Born and bred in the UK, Angela has enjoyed a long career working with young people as a Senior Practitioner and Youth and Community Work Project Manager, after qualifying with Brunel University London. In her spare time, she dreams of Africa.
Anita enjoys sweeping her guests off their feet by planning unique, fabulous experiences. Born to a helicopter pilot, she has spent most of her life traveling and living in various countries such as Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, England, and the USA, which she now calls home. Languages are her forte – apart from English, her Spanish and Italian skills have helped her in her travels all over the world!
Anita has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of New Mexico and over 28 years of experience in the hospitality industry. At Enchanting travels, she leverages her professional experience along with her multicultural background to help her guests experience trips of a lifetime.
Apart from travel, Anita is passionate about books — she can get lost in one for hours. She also enjoys music, and plays the guitar and the piano. Anita also sings, and in English, Spanish and Italian, no less!
Bo’s love for diverse cultures and unique experiences have led him to travel the world! He has journeyed through Asia, Africa and South America, embracing the cultures, meeting the people and gaining unique insights about each country. For Bo, interacting with local people has been far more enriching than a travel book or the internet could ever be. Armed with his first hand local knowledge and expertise, he enjoys creating unique itineraries for his guests.
Following his degree in Business Administration and Master’s in Education, Bo moved to Seoul, Korea as an English teacher, which gave him the perfect opportunity to explore Asia in depth. Now back home in Denver, Bo enjoys matching his profession with his passion for travel as part of the Enchanting Travels team.
In his free time, Bo indulges his love for the great outdoors, biking, hiking, surfing, and camping in US national and state parks. He enjoys live music and is often found attending concerts and festivals.
Hi! I’m Brenda O’Connor and I’m from Belfast, Northern Ireland. I have a degree in Psychology and +20 years work experience in the UK and India. My travels through India and Asia have broadened my horizons and allow me to create unique and unparalleled trips for new and returning Enchanting guests.
Corin fell in love with the wild on his first vacation to Kanha Tiger Reserve in India — recommended by none other than Enchanting Travels! Thoroughly bitten by the travel bug, he decided to join the Enchanting Travels team so he could design experiential vacations for fellow travelers.
His passion for wildlife and first-hand experiences have given him deep insights into what could make or break a vacation in exotic destinations. An avid traveler, Corin has traveled extensively in Africa, Europe, the USA, India, Mongolia and Asia. A resident of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he has Patagonia, Southern Africa, and China on his bucket list.
Apart from travel, Corin is passionate about music, so much so that he once seriously considered a career as a jazz saxophonist! He enjoys rock climbing and football, and is often found experimenting in his kitchen or dining out at the newest restaurant in town. A graduate in English literature from the University of Bristol, UK, Corin has a keen interest in global cultures and history.
Courtney’s love for meeting new people and collecting experiences has taken her all over the world. She firmly believes in seizing every opportunity to travel, and has visited a whopping 39 countries in Asia, Europe, and South and Central America! She thoroughly enjoys planning trips – for herself, her guests, and others close to her.
Originally from Virginia, USA, Courtney has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from Virginia Tech, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University. Having worked as a clinician for two years, Courtney now indulges her passion for travel through her work as part of the Enchanting Travels team in Denver. A keen health and wellness enthusiast, she is frequently found exercising and outdoors, be it at the gym, hiking, or running. At home, you can find her cheering on the Washington Capitals.
Originally from the West Coast in Canada, Danielle has spent many years living in Nairobi, Kenya, before moving back to her homeland. Her stint in Kenya opened Danielle’s eyes to the beauty of Africa’s people and its diverse landscapes, and she fell in love with the country.
A traveler at heart, she enjoys exploring destinations where she can meet new people, hear their stories, and share some of her own. Africa, she says, offers a new adventure every day. Danielle relies on her ‘insider’ knowledge as well as her background, while planning tailor-made Africa vacations for her guests.
After completing her Diploma in Hospitality Management and essaying various roles in the hospitality industry, Danielle realized that the next best thing to traveling herself was to plan trips of a lifetime for others. In her free time, she indulges her love for the great outdoors, experiencing new things.
Having traveled extensively in Asia, Gunjan has a keen understanding of local cultures. Ever curious, she is always looking out for insights into traditions, cuisines and lifestyle wherever she goes. She frequently digs into her treasure trove of memories while planning a trip, making sure to match each of her guests interests with equally unique experiences that Asia has to offer.
After a stint with some of the world’s leading banks and luxury hotels, Gunjan was able to bring together her passion for travel and her work at Enchanting Travels. Since then, there has been no looking back for her. She lives to create perfectly tailored vacations for others, seeking motivation in positive feedback at the end of a trip well planned and executed.
Gunjan has a flair for flavors and is often rustling up culinary delights in her kitchen in her free time. She does this while indulging another of her passions: listening to music.
It was an inspirational semester spent studying and exploring Prague that led Heather to her vocation – travel! With a degree in International Ecotourism, she is passionate about the environment and conservation, having studied International Ecotourism, managed a Costa Rican Ecolodge, and worked for an environment-focused non profit in DC.
Heather passionately believes that travel is manna for the soul. Meeting new people, engaging with diverse cultures, and understanding firsthand how people all over the world share the same hopes and dreams deep down, is what inspires her everyday. She has traveled the world in search of authentic encounters – from Asia and Europe to Central America – and spent seven years in India which turned her into an avid yoga enthusiast! Now back in Denver, she loves being close to her family. As a beginner artist, she also spends her free time recreating her world on canvas.
Born and raised in the beautiful islands of Hawaii, Kalani brings his love for nature and adventure to his work! Kalani believes that experiences different cultures – the food, art and history – can be truly enriching, and enhances every aspect of a traveler’s life. It’s his time as a student in Japan and Far East, exploring this incredible land like a real insider, which truly inspire him to plan exotic and authentic journeys for his guests.
Kalani comes armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, and various internship experiences in Marketing, Sales and Finance. Now a resident of Denver, he enjoys exploring the great outdoors just as much as he loves sampling and whipping up interesting food. He spends his free time in the company of friends and his beloved canine companion, and is often found adding color to everyday life with his unique collection of Hawaiian shirts!
Lisa has traveled across the length and breadth of South America for eight long months, exploring its vibrant cultures and breathtaking landscapes. She fell so much in love with the continent that she knew she had to return, which she did when she moved to Buenos Aires in 2013.
For Lisa there is no greater satisfaction than having the opportunity to help guests to have memorable and inspiring experiences within the continent that she now calls home. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Lisa has extensive experience in customer service, learning and development, and management.
Michelle’s love for adventure led her to Alaska straight after a double major in Hospitality Management and Psychology from the University of Central Florida. A tour guide in the summer and an avid backpacker in her free time, it was the next five years that inspired her keen interest in travel and the great outdoors. She went on to see the world, visiting six continents and more than 60 countries both on personal journeys and as a professional tour guide.
Originally from the beautiful state of Washington, Michelle lives an exciting life in Denver Colorado, often setting out for mini-adventures. An athlete herself, she enjoys outdoor activities – from skiing, rock climbing and swimming to skydiving, bungee jumping and white water rafting. She brings together her passion for unique experiences and keen insights from her many years in the travel industry, to plan truly tailor made, memorable journeys for her guests.
It was over a five month journey through seven countries in South America that Nick found his true calling – travel! The incredible landscapes, iconic landmarks, and hospitable cultures that he encountered, changed his perspective on travel, and the world in general, leading him to a career in the tourism industry.
Having studied International Affairs at the University of Colorado, Nick has worked extensively in Sales, Marketing and Operations. He loves the outdoors, and firmly believes that there is always an adventure waiting out there, no matter the season! Nick loves getting together with his family and friends, and enjoys volunteering when he can.
Widely traveled, Prathima takes time to discover diverse cultures, architecture and local cuisines at each destination she visits. In Asia, she is familiar with the lay of the land and the best sights and sounds that each destination offers. Armed with her first-hand knowledge, she enjoys crafting life-changing vacations that are perfectly aligned with her guests’ interests.
A graduate in Finance, Prathima started her career in financial services before moving on to financial advisory. But wanderlust soon took over, nudging her into becoming a part of the Enchanting Travels team. To Prathima, travel is similar to being in a dream — your senses heightened, soaking in everything around you, observing people, and realizing aspects about yourself that you never knew existed! Every trip she has made has changed her as a person.
In her free time, she paints, reads and bakes goodies. She’s also a tennis and cricket buff and adores Sachin Tendulkar and Rafael Nadal for their never-say-die attitude!
If you want expert advice on what you must see and do in each destination, Ranjana is your go-to Travel Consultant. A people’s person, she has an innate ability to make guests feel comfortable, identify their expectations, and create perfect itineraries that leave them enchanted. She believes in superlative service, no matter where her guests travel.
A globetrotter herself, Ranjana has traveled all over the world. She’s enjoyed a multitude of experiences — from climbing mountains and going on jeep safaris in national parks, to being spellbound by archaeological sites and traveling to remote, hidden beaches. She has Madagascar and New Zealand on her bucket list.
When she’s not traveling herself or planning vacations for her guests, she can spend all day reading – newspapers, magazines, mystery books, autobiographies — just about anything she can lay her hands on. A graduate in Business and Commerce, Ranjana has worked with an IT services company and a bank before realizing her dream of being a travel planner at Enchanting Travels.
It was a chance inquiry for a personal trip that led Sara to Enchanting Travels. And then there was no looking back! A passionate traveler, she has journeyed around the world — exploring amazing destinations and experiencing incredible cultural diversity first hand — but no place has left as deep an impression on her as Africa. Inspired by her love for the great outdoors, Sara imbues her travel consulting with her desire to share these life-changing moments with her guests.
Born in the UK, Sara moved to California in her teens. After high school and some years studying Business Administration, she returned to the UK to complete her degree. With extensive experience in sales and recruitment, Sara enjoys matching her guests to the experiences they truly seek.
In her spare time, Sara loves to travel as much as possible. Together with her husband, she enjoys skiing, rafting, hiking and camping – especially in the rugged landscapes of Colorado, USA.
Vineeta has been a part of Enchanting Travels since its inception. Starting out as one of the core team members in India, she then moved on to join the South America team, planning life-changing vacations for her guests across both of these continents. An avid traveler, she takes pride in her keen understanding of people and her ability to match the perfect experiences to her guests interests.
Vineeta has traveled extensively in South America, Southeast Asia, India and Africa. She has personally experienced many of the hotels and experiences in the Enchanting Travels repertoire, and can provide first-hand knowledge and advice while planning your vacation.
We give you round the clock support, every step of the way.
Our Trip Coordinators are there to support you fully throughout your journey, from amending your daily plans to getting a restaurant reservation. As experts in their respective destinations, they have local, on the ground knowledge and are happy to share insider tips with you. Think of them as your personal concierge. No request is too big or small.
A passionate Indophile, Anjali studied at Sikkim University amidst India’s mighty Himalayas prior to working with American Express for two and half years in a customer-facing role. With her desire to share her love for India’s many unique cultures, Anjali is delighted to meet, greet and support guests.
Anjali enjoys spending time with her family and cooks up a feast in the kitchen. For her, there is nothing quite as satisfying as listening to music whilst traveling, especially as she explores India’s many facets.
After receiving a Bachelors degree in Travel and Tourism, Ashwini decided to follow her instincts. A true believer in the saying, “Always listen to your gut feeling”, and a Formula 1 and Tennis buff, she had learnt early that in order to be the best, you have to go that extra mile which separates you from the rest! In her role as a Trip Coordinator and Executive at Enchanting Travels, Ashwini lives and works by the same philosophy to ensure that our guests return home with the best and most satisfying memories from their trip.
Fernando comes armed with a degree in Teaching of the Audiovisual Arts. Recommended by a friend, Fernando enjoys the challenge of learning new things through his work at Enchanting Travels and believes that liaising with people from many other countries has opened his eyes to other ways of being, understanding and communication. His work motivates Fernando to explore new destinations on his personal journeys.
In his free time, Fernando enjoys relaxing at home, practicing his yoga skills, going to the cinema and visiting new restaurants and bars. He loves new technology and trends, and also takes a keen interest in the workings of his country and the world.
Having traveled to foreign countries with her family right from her childhood, Samirah’s interest in different cultures and traditions was forged early on. In 2006, she spent a year as a volunteer in Ecuador and fell completely and utterly in love with South America. Spending several months in Brazil and traveling through the length and breadth of South America, she was struck by the diversity of the continent and was able to build lasting personal and professional relationships. As a current resident of Buenos Aires, her passion for the continent extends as much to its people and nature as it does to its languages and music.
A woman of many talents, Samirah has been part of a Brazilian percussion band for several years. She’s also a tango dancer with close ties to the Latin-American music scene. She takes pride in making her guests experience in South America – a continent with many faces – an unforgettable one!
Shivangi is a firm believer in following her own path and not only being successful at what she does, but also enjoying it to the fullest! After her degree in English Literature and a Masters in Mass Communication, she has worked as both a Content Developer and a Freelance Event Planner for four years. Now a part of the Enchanting Travels Trip Coordination team, she is keen on making the most of her foray into the world of travel.
Shivangi’s volunteer work with Goonj, A Voice An Effort – a non-profit that helps the underprivileged – brings her true happiness and contentment. She’s also an ardent foodie and lives by the principle, ‘food is the ultimate joy of life’! Listening to music helps her stay calm and balanced in all that she does.
With over 4 years of experience in the hotel industry, Sneha switched to the tourism industry, as she is passionate about traveling and felt that there was no better way to share her passion with other travelers.
Sneha is also extremely passionate about animals and volunteers for quite a few animal shelters in Delhi/ NCR.
Our accredited, experienced local guides and naturalists take time to bring each of our destinations to life in their own unique way! Seeing their role as personal storytellers, we handpick our guides to match your personality and interests. In some of our destinations and for larger private groups, we recommend our escort service, where our top guides travel with you, ensuring a completely seamless experience. Meet a few members from our extensive team of guides.
Namaste! I am Narender (you can call me Narsa or Naru).
I started working in 1996 as a freelance tour guide till I joined Enchanting Travels. The freedom that Enchanting Travels gives me to plan the sightseeing program together with our guests is a wonderful thing.
Many travel companies plan all the details of sightseeing in advance, and if guests are not so keen on the program we have to check with the company if we can change or add to the itinerary. At Enchanting Travels I can take such decisions myself and this flexibility works out much better for the guests.
I love the recognition. Enchanting Travels understands the amount of work, effort and ability required to give a stellar performance and ensure that a guest’s trip goes from being ‘Good’ to ‘Excellent’. They are very motivating with the way they reward their guides and I am proud to have won the Enchanting Travels India Guide Award three times.
Saint Augustine had said something very meaningful: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” I believe in this wholeheartedly. I am very lucky to have chosen a profession which has opened so many pages of this book for me!
My dream is to travel and see many more beautiful places in this world.
Hola! I am Nicole. I was born in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires, and grew up with a bilingual background as my parents are Swiss and German.
I graduated as a music therapist in 1999 and then taught in higher educational institutions. I have also worked in an administrative capacity for several organizations, including a position as dean at a prestigious hotel management school. In recent years, my professional interest and my work has been focused on tourism in Buenos Aires and I feel that I have finally found my passion!
To me, traveling means, perhaps contradictorily, to shorten distances and to connect dots. At the end of each journey, I am convinced yet again that there is no better place for me than my home in Argentina.
My dream is to continue growing, personally and professionally, surrounded by the people I love and care about.
Hi, I am Sangay Wangdi from Gasa, a remote district in Bhutan.
I am a very proud Bhutanese – we may be a small country but we are proud of our identity and the fact that we have a unique and ancient culture and traditions that are still intact. Ours is a country where you can look for true peace and happiness within yourself, and that is the main reason why Bhutan is popular for its GNH (Gross National Happiness), around the world!
Working for Enchanting Travels has given me ample opportunity to meet people who appreciate and understand the value of being a good human being. It has also given me the chance to upgrade my career as a professional tour guide. My Enchanting Travels guests in Bhutan are all really amazing people and I am happy for the chance to work with such a renowned tour operator.
Bhutan is brimming with natural beauty and stunning mountain peaks, so I am glad to be born in this Himalayan nation. I especially enjoy showing my guests rural areas so that they may experience the truly ancient lifestyles and traditions of my country and understand the unique heritage in our remotest destinations. I always hope that visitors to Bhutan are interested in these aspects, so that they can delve really deep into the real Bhutan that offers diverse and interesting experiences.
I am from Yangon and I initially started working as a German tour guide. In all of these years, my guests from Enchanting Travels have been simply wonderful!
I love working for Enchanting Travels as it gives me the opportunity to experience overseas training and work with a thoroughly professional travel company. Enchanting Travels has high quality and systematic tour programs compared to other companies in Myanmar.
Our guests tell us that our chauffeurs are the most important people on our trips. Traveling with you from A-B, our chauffeurs are reliable, polite, respectful and have a pride for their country that they love to share – just ask! Most importantly, they take your safety seriously as they maneuver you through our exotic lands, whilst ensuring our vehicles are amply stocked with refreshments for the journey. Meet a few members from our extensive team of chauffeurs.