Get to know our Tour Managers... Pippa Elliott

"There is something about countries with vast landscapes that I love."

May 2020 • Jules Verne

Get to know our Tour Managers...
Pippa Elliott

What is your favourite tour and why?

My favourite tour is Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, otherwise known as the ‘Peaks and Petroglyphs’ tour. There is something about countries with vast landscapes that I love. The first thing you see when you leave the airport on arrival is the snow-topped Tien Shan mountains. The tour takes in the sparkling cities and the rural landscapes, lakes and mountains - no two days are the same.

Both countries are still dominated by their Soviet past but with an Asia influence, and so far unspoiled by tourism so now is the time to visit.

What is your best memory of being a Tour Manager?

Organising a surprise ‘renewal of wedding vows’ by a Shaman in Bolivia for two clients there wasn’t a dry eye in the house…

What tips/advice would you give to someone who hasn't been on an escorted tour before?

Expect the unexpected! And travelling with a roll of gaffer tape in your case will sort out most problems…