About Us

Our personal service

Tambo Travel

From the Quechua language: ‘tampu’, meaning ‘rest house’ or ‘inn’, belonging to the state where the Inca and his entourage could rest.

Founded on the principles of personal service and attention to detail, Tambo Travel takes the stress out of organising tailor-made holidays to Latin America and the Polar Regions, building excellent relationships with a number of ground handlers. At Tambo Travel we know Latin America and the Polar Regions inside out, so whatever your requirements our aim is to provide you with the holiday of a lifetime.

No challenge is too big for us: the best part of our jobs is making our clients’ dreams come true by sharing our personal experiences, knowledge and tips to ensure you have the perfect holiday.


Our founder

My name is Elena Larkin, founder of Tambo Travel. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, my passion for travel started at a very young age as I travelled with my parents around our country. Unsurprisingly, I decided to study tourism at university, and I’m still working in travel years later. Over the years, I’ve worked for a number of travel companies, hotel chains and leading tour operators not only in Peru but the UK too, and I lived in Cusco working for the Libertador Hotel chain as well as the Ministry of Tourism in Lima. I moved to London 28 years ago and I consider it home. I have travelled extensively in many countries at various times, primarily South America, Central America, and the majestic Antarctica and Europe.