Olaf Bock von Gersum

Hi, I’m Olaf – born and raised in Europe. In my early twenties, I was a student at the University of El Paso along the Rio Grande River and sure enough fell in love with the desert and mountains of Chihuahua, its people and cultures. Even before finishing my studies as a political science major, I founded Native Trails to offer tours to Mexico’s Copper Canyons.

Thereafter it soon became clear that Mexico has so much to offer – for me it is a multi faceted country with great soul; it represents cultural diversity at its best, with pre-Colombian civilisations and landscapes that take your breath away whether it’s the endless deserts or the luxurious jungle regions in Chiapas and Yucatán… not to forget the colonial cities or the never ending beaches!

Every year, I am lucky to spend several months as a Native Trails scout in Mexico, checking our existing services and finding new hotels, restaurants and fascinating experiences – e.g. the Chili farmers of Dzemul or hiking trails within the spectacular jungle region of the Lacandons. However, most of the year I am in the office sitting alongside our product and marketing team. All our itineraries are customised and “handcrafted” to the needs of you, our clients.

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