Director for the Americas
With more than two decades of travel industry experience, Linda de la Torre adeptly crafts complex and illuminating journeys across Latin America, from Cuba to Patagonia. She has a special soft spot for the wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, and delights in walking GeoEx travelers through the many different ways to explore the archipelago. Her favorite happens to be Galápagos by Land & Sea because "it combines a cruise with an island stay, allowing you to see the widest range of landscapes, have more flexibility in activities, and more time to relax." She's happy to connect this world wonder with others in South America, such as Machu Picchu. "The more varied the travelers' interests," Linda says, "the more fun I have building an adventure for them."
It helps that Linda is familiar with what intrigues travelers. She spent her childhood vacations in Mexico, where much of her family still resides. Years later, a month-long immersion program in Japan and a six-month taste of the sweet life in Italy showed her that her future was in travel. Her curiosity and appreciation for languages, architecture, anthropology, and food have taken her to more than 20 countries.
“I want to thank Linda so much for organizing an absolutely incredible trip to Chile. It was impeccably planned, and all the connections, drivers, guides, and smallest details worked beautifully and truly made the trip seamless. It was such a profound relief to show up to each place and trust that the details had been taken care of…I think that is the biggest luxury of a trip like this! Thank you, thank you.” – Elizabeth G.
“Thank you Linda, for setting up what turned out to be a truly memorable and awesome trip for our family. Everything was really perfect—the time hiking in Argentina was superb—loved El Chalten—the guide was awesome—The Perito Merino Glacier day was quite amazing—all the logistics were perfect, and Explora Patagonia is truly a remarkable, wonderful place.
I really appreciate all you did for us, especially all the last minute arranging and re-arranging—you were truly fantastic!!” – Dave G.