Colin has been exploring the remotest regions of the world for years, looking to uncover the hidden beauty when you go just that little bit further. Based in Nelson, BC, he regularly seeks out backcountry lodges by air and land to access comfort in rugged destinations.
Prior to settling down, he lived in the highland of Papua New Guinea, guiding travelers through the unique culture and landscape. With his extensive travels through remote parts of Morocco, South Africa, Namibia, Iceland, Australia, and New Zealand, he looks forward to sharing unique travel ideas through Into The Wilderness.
Paolo's passion for the travel industry started as a child taking frequent trips to Europe to visit family. Later in life, this familiarity led him to crisscrossing the globe, guiding luxury hiking and biking trips in 15 countries over a 20-year span. As a British Columbian, nature and adventure have always been a big part of Paolo’s life.
Into the Wilderness allows him to share our natural world with our guests in an exciting yet safe way. Paolo has spent considerable time cycling, hiking, and sailing throughout the world and loves to share stories from his adventures to inspire our guests to venture into the Wilderness.
As a well-travelled individual, Morgan has been relentless in her pursuit to unveil the unordinary. She has a deep appreciation for breath-taking scenery, and is incredibly passionate about nature. These passions have led her on all kinds of adventures, from trekking remote mountain villages in Myanmar, to guiding high-end horseback tours through valleys and rivers of New Zealand, ultimately polishing her flair for designing seamless, exciting travel experiences.
With Into the Wilderness, she has risen to the role of expert travel designer using her knowledge gained to craft unique, bespoke journeys. Morgan is ready to deliver on even seemingly impossible requests, offering a back-stage pass into unique destinations around the globe.
From her native Chile, Pamela’s adventures have taken her from Patagonia to the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic, and from South to North America, Iceland and Europe. She settled in British Columbia after living in France.
Pamela knew from a young age that she would make a career of her passion for travel. Now she brings her experience and natural eye for the details to make of each Into the Wilderness trip an unforgettable and unique experience.
Jason set out to discover the world over a decade ago and has developed a knack for organising trips to unique and remote destinations. Originally from Australia, his love of adventure and photography has taken him across the globe, from the dense jungles of Borneo to the northern reaches of Scandinavia.
Drawing on his personal experience in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe and knowledge designing trips for clients travelling to Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, Jason joins the team to ensure adventures run smoothly and safely.
After many years criss-crossing the globe in search of adventure, from Australia to Ethiopia, Alaska to Zimbabwe, Renee now turns her attention to the more focused financial details at Into The Wilderness. Renee loves being part of such a dynamic work environment, and is proud to support the team’s crafting of dream vacations through her diverse expertise.
Each one of our trips starts with a phone conversation. We want to hear you describe your ideal trip so that we can gauge your interests and narrow in on the factors that will allow us to deliver an unbelievable experience. After a few questions and answers from us and from you, we can establish how best to meet your needs.
You may have your destination already in mind or are looking for recommendations from us. Either way, once we determine where and when you would like to travel, we can offer relevant travel advice. At this point, we will ask for a small trip development fee.
It’s time to develop your perfect trip itinerary. We review the hotel and lodge options that best suit you, build in activities and tours for your specific interests, and examine travel arrangements. This creates a great overview of your trip and helps us build an itinerary that matches your expectations.
At this stage, we begin to identify the specific activities, restaurants, and hotels that will reflect exactly what you want. We can plan as much or as little as you like – it’s entirely up to you.
Accommodation and activities are now booked and a complete itinerary is ready for you to review. If, after some consideration, you would like to make any changes, we are only a phone call away and will make adjustments until you are 100% happy. Once a final itinerary is in place, we will request full payment 90 days before your trip.
A few weeks before you are set to travel, we provide you with a complete trip package, including important contact names and phone numbers, hotel confirmations, and any other information pertaining to your trip. We will also send you a few nice-to-know tips and basic conversational pointers so you feel confident about immersing yourself in a new culture. We are here to answer any last-minute questions or make last-minute changes, if necessary.
Bon Voyage! You are in the air, off on your wild adventure. Travel with your trip dossier in hand or allow our local guides to take the reins. If you need anything, we are here for you every step of the way, regardless of time zones.
All good things must come to an end. We will schedule a call to hear about the trip – listening to your feedback helps us ensure we are providing the best services and experiences to our clients. We value your insight and want to make your next trip with us even better than the last.
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What started as a milestone birthday trip to the wineries of Italy and France evolved into our "go to" travel agent for all destinations. Paolo and his team are connected with well-traveled professionals around the world, offering us opportunities and experiences we didn't even know existed. His professional relationships with vendors often get us free upgrades.Marc Dollinger
Paradise excursion during a global pandemic! Our family took an amazing trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands this winter. The people, accommodations, and sights surpassed all of our expectations. More importantly, the service and execution provided by Into the Wilderness made the experience possible. We are frequently travelers and were very nervous about the impact of COVID-19. Paolo and the team were able to quickly adjust to all obstacles in the planning process as well as during the trip. I never had to worry about the logistics or getting service even in these very remote areas. Into the Wilderness was constantly monitoring our experience and working with boots on the ground to ensure that our family was focused purely on enjoying our time away. Our family has traveled across the world to over 30 countries and will never book a trip without the support of this organization. We have worked with Into the Vineyard and Wilderness on three trips in the past year and are planning our fourth! They are considerate, diligent, and spend weeks studying these different destinations in order to gain a tribal knowledge that does not exist among other travel companies.Matthew Picard