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Certified Tour Guide
Florida Tour Guide Association.
Looking all a connoisseur,
Museé D'Orsay, Paris
Hello, here is the low-down about me.
have over 40 years experience in assisting visitors as a tour guide here in the
US , the Caribbean and Latin America and am fluent in Spanish and
Portuguese. I have enjoyed sharing my experience with travellers
and have always immersed myself in the local history and culture
of each place I have visited and resided in.
Some facts about me: I
am an official Certified
Tour Guide in Miami-Dade County and a member of the Professional
Tour Guide Association. I am a Certified Travel Consultant,
a 2-year course created by the Travel
Institute. I have also attended business courses and training
offered by suppliers, such as airlines, tourist boards, tour operators,
consortia as well as industry associations ASTA,
and the Travel Institute.
was also tour planner for the first Miami/Aruba Concorde Charter
and first all-supersonic Around the World Concorde flight.
past guests feel I am informative and amusing, meticulous and hospitable.
But most of all seem have an ability to understand each traveler’s
likes and dislikes and am compliant to virtually any specific interest.
in England, I have lived for 12 years in Peru, 10 years in Brasil,
6 years in Guatemala and 20 years in South Florida. Anything to
get away from the depressing English weather! I'm now a tropical
animal, or as the local Cubans call me, "un gringo aplatanado".
have worked in the travel business for over forty years, and have
traveled and guided extensively. When I travel, I like to see all
there is to see. My itineraries are busy and complete. After touring
with me, many guests remark they need to take another week off to
recover. So keep in mind that a holiday by Martin is much more than
a holiday, it’s an experience.
you are visiting Miami and South Florida and are looking for a knowledgeable
local friend and contact, or are visiting Europe or South America,
and dislike travelling with groups or on cookie-cutter itineraries
arranged by others, may I show you the way?
Comments about me
from My Guests
I have to send this message to thank you, Martin for the enormous
help you provided during our all too short visit to Miami. We feel
that you brought the place to life for us in a comprehensive yet
unhurried way. We had no idea that there were so many aspects to
Miami. Everything from the spectacular waterfront to the exciting
night-life. We particularly appreciated the way you quickly realised
the interests that we have and tailored the trip to our needs. We
shall have no hesitation in recommending your services to any of
our friends who visit Miami. Finally we valued your presence. At
home we read of crime in Miami but with you we never ever felt threatened
in any way. Thank you
Aperghis, Epsom UK.
and I run a bed and breakfast lodge in Massachusetts, so we know
the value of good local information. When visiting Miami, we found
Martin to be extremely knowledgeable of the area, with no end of
entertaining anecdotes. We saw places we would never have dreamed
of. A highlight of our visit was a lunch with his lovely wife outside
in their tropical garden. They are great fun to be with.
and Ed Wild, Whitinsville, Massachusetts
have known Martin for many years. We worked together in Guatemala
and as a guide he taught me how to appreciate my own country, its
beautiful landscapes, imposing volcanoes, the culture and history.
I have also visited him in Miami, and he has shown me a Miami I
never realised existed. He seems to be able to identify with every
location he lives, and gets to know it better than a native. If
you want to see the real Miami, Martin is the one to show you.
Ramirez-Portilla, Jet Tours/La Via Maya, Guatemala City, Guatemala
had researched all the organized tour programs for Peru, but none
of them entirely satisfied me. I was at odds what to do when a friend
recommended I contact Martin. I advised him what I was looking for,
and within a week we had set up an itinerary which was exactly what
I wanted. The whole ten days went without a hitch, and I saved a
considerable amount over what I had originally budgeted.
Lynch, Tampa, Florida.
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