Cruise ship in the Arctic breaking through ice with passengers standing on the deck looking over.

Laura Derksen

Phone: 780-809-2396

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Biography

Laura’s life and travel experiences led her to join the exciting world of Adventure Travel in May of 2008. Having lived in such diverse countries as Pakistan and Ghana while growing up definitely made an impression, as did the many travels that have followed in recent years during her time working in the Adventure Travel Industry.

Being an active hiker at home has led Laura to be an active hiker on holiday as well! She’s hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, wandered the villages of Annapurna in Nepal, stood at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and explored the snowy landscapes of Antarctica all on foot. It’s not all about hiking though, Laura has also travelled extensively throughout Europe, Central America and most recently toured the ancient wonders of Egypt.

With an efficient and helpful nature, Laura is keen to share these experiences with you and draw from her expertise to help you plan your next holiday, wherever it might be!

Travel Specialties

Adventure Travel

Certifications

Bachelor of Arts, University of Winnipeg with a Double Major in International Development and Geography.
Post Graduate Certificate, Sir Sandford Fleming College in Adventure Tourism and Ecotourism Manaagement

Almost a decade of on the job experience working at Adventure Travel focused Travel Agencies

Strong Relationships with most major Adventure Tour Operators in the industry.

Destination Specialties

Peru and the Inca Trail, Trekking in the Himalayas, Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, East and South African Safaris, Antarctica plus many more.....

Most Memorable Travel Experience

Antarctica - Pristine, untouched icy wilderness the likes of which you won't find anywhere else on earth. Getting to experience it up close and personal from the water on a kayak and through shore excursions (including a night spent camping on the ice) was surreal and incredible! A don't forget about the unique wildlife, and those adorable penguins! It's such a special place.

Phone: 780-809-2396

Toll Free: 1-888-257-4181 ext 3

Fax: 604 739 3610

Send Laura a note, she’d love to hear from you!