About Senderos

At its core Senderos is passionate about Latin America and the positive cultural and environmental impact that true sustainable tourism can bring.

We are a UK based Sales, PR and Marketing agency representing to the trade a portfolio of unique, authentic and award winning travel experiences across Latin America.

Simon in Tambopata, Peru

Simon Heyes, Founding Director

Simon fell head over heels for Latin America back in the early 90’s, when he spent two very happy years working as a guide in the Venezuela Andes and Chilean Lake District, and travelling  widely in the continent. On his return to the UK Simon’s passion for the region was reflected in all his best life choices, and he's been an advocate for its proud, generous people, incredible landscapes and languages ever since: at first working for leading UK tour operators and then in 2004 starting Senderos. How can you love all this and not want to preserve, conserve and regenerate? Tourism uniquely can do this  - Conservation, Community, Culture and sustainable Commerce.

simon@senderos.co.uk

Gareth Lyons, Director

Gareth studied tourism in the UK before moving to Germany, where he spent over 10 years working for a leading specialist tour operator for South America. He also worked in Brazil for 2 years and has travelled extensively in South America. After returning to the UK Gareth worked at a specialist tour operator for Latin America before representing a group of Latin American leading incoming tour operators in London. He has worked at Senderos since 2007 and in addition to working our UK business he has built up the German-speaking side, using his considerable experience there. Gareth speaks fluent German and Portuguese.

gareth@senderos.co.uk

Naomi McKee, PR Manager

Naomi McKee is a former ITN and BBC journalist and a seasoned traveller. Naomi loves sniffing out great travel stories and presenting them to the media. She enjoys the challenge of arranging adventurous press trips, but her greatest passion is helping to focus media attention on the benefits sustainability and conservation efforts can bring to any trip. Since joining Senderos in early 2015 Naomi has travelled extensively across South America visiting our partners with press and tour ops. She is always seeking out new ways to engage the wider world with our partners' latest news.

naomi@senderos.co.uk

Nicola Gude, UK Market Manager           

Nicola started working in the Latin America travel industry in 2007 having previously spent 8 months studying in Mexico and working as an English Teacher in Arequipa, Peru for a year. After some further wandering in Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, on return to the UK her career took her from Bespoke Travel Consultant to Tour Leading throughout the continent to Operations roles, every step enhancing the passion she has held for all things Latin American. She has been an active member of the wonderful LATA Foundation since 2013, and is currently a trustee. 

nicola@senderos.co.uk