Erin Correia


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Years of planning (and a local office in Ecuador) allow Correia to act on the fly. On one trip, when volcanoes unexpectedly erupted in the Galápagos, she swiftly coordinated logistics so her travelers could witness an active lava flow from the safety of their cruise ship. 

Correia's local connections take visitors with an interest in sustainability and conservation behind the scenes. She once set up a tour of the Galápagos Ecological Airport (the first in the world to run exclusively on solar and wind power) and arranged a rare talk with the scientists at the Charles Darwin Research Station. She can also handle large group trips — she helped a family of 14 travel through mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands for 17 days.

"I was able to have them be welcomed into the homes of locals to join in the daily lives of farmers, coffee producers and artisans. They helped in the fields, learned how to create traditional meals, and were taught new artistic skills," Correia says.

Her specialty extends to Peru as well. On a past trip, she arranged rainforest bird-watching to spy macaws, toucans, and parrots, tropical fruit tastings at a working jungle farm, and even a llama trek.


Languages Spoken: English

Average Daily Spend: $650-$1,000 per person, per day in the Galapagos; $800-$2,000 per person, per day in Antarctica

Trip Planning Fees: None

Contact Info | 406-540-1904 | Missoula, Mont.


"I found Erin two years ago when I was starting to plan the first of two trips to South America. My travel has changed 100 percent because of her. First, her knowledge of each location is intimate, detailed, and deep. It is combined with an absolutely infectious excitement and enthusiasm for each location. Erin helps you plan, but also dream. I also feel that her ability to truly listen and hear what it is you're seeking, and tailor accordingly is first-rate. These skills make Erin a wonderful companion in the travel planning process. I felt as if she truly knew me, and every suggestion was tailored to who I was as a person and a traveler. I can honestly say that the best trips I have taken are the ones that Erin has planned with me. She is someone who has gone off to see the world in her own life with passion and excitement, and is now sharing that with her clients. How lucky we are!" - Carol G.

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