Melissa Ladvala

October 12, 2020

Thanks to her focus on the national parks, Ladvala has connections with some of the top hotels and outfitters. She has a particularly strong bench in the West, where she works with the Nevada-based adventure company Bindlestiff Tours and Under Canvas, the outfitter with high-end camp sites near eight heavyweights, including Arches and Yosemite. For families, Ladvala is able to create itineraries that balance individual needs and larger group requirements. She recently planned a family trip in celebration of a 60th birthday that strung together cultural events (a private Native American hoop dancing performance), outdoor adventures (a llama-assisted trek through Colorado’s backcountry), stays at luxury hotels (Utah’s Amangiri resort), and unique dining experiences (a gourmet picnic in the mountains). Also on the menu? A vegan cake for the birthday celebration. As Ladvala’s clients are willing to splurge on fabulous accommodations, she is up to speed on new openings, including Utah’s Camp Sarika and Montana’s Green O. 

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Active travel, family travel, multigenerational travel, multi-sport travel

Languages Spoken: English

Minimum Daily Spend: From $350 per day

Trip Planning Fees: None

Contact Info | 510-594-6018 | Astoria, Ore.