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Meet Alf, Your Out Adventures Host!

All Out Adventures tours are led by an experienced local guide. Many tours are also led by an official Out Adventures Host, a core team member, who handles the details and ensures a top-tier experience for each and every guest. We sat down with Host Alf Barba to get to know more about him, his top spots to travel to, and one of his favorite memories from leading our tours! Hit play on the video or read the transcript below.

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Good afternoon! Can you introduce yourself for the viewers?

My name is Alfredo, but everyone calls me Alf, and I’m an Out Adventures host.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m from Mexico, and I’ve been travelling since I was 15, and one of my favorite places to go is Patagonia. It’s a magical place and an incredible landscape, and sometimes you feel like it’s unreal. It has a lot of wildlife and hiking there is just amazing.

What do you think is one of the best reasons to travel with a group?

The good thing about travelling with Out Adventures is, because it’s a small group, normally we go everywhere together. So it doesn’t matter if it’s Buenos Aires or Santiago de Chile, it’s a way to be safe.

Other than Patagonia which you mentioned earlier, what are your favorite places to visit?

When I’m in Chile, I love to go to the Atacama Desert. It’s like visiting another planet. The colors, the sunsets, and the people makes it very, very special.

When I visit Santiago, I like to take the travellers around Lastarria neighborhood. It’s full of restaurants, coffee shops. It’s a very lively area. And they really enjoy trying traditional Chilean food. And the wine of course! It’s a very nice place.

Do you have any special memories from Out Adventures tours that you’d like to share?

I remember this time in Galapagos, and we were supposed to go to a different island but it was closed because of national park regulations, and the Natural Paradise decided to take us to a different bay, and we were like Ok… and he told us it’s worth it because it’s full of turtles. And we were like Ok… I mean, full of turtles? Could be 5, 10, we don’t know. But then when we were approaching this place, from the dinghy, I counted easily 50 turtles swimming around. And we got to snorkel with them, and it was like a surreal experience, so that was special.

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