At the helm of igot2travel is James Macletchie. With over thirty-five years of experience in the travel industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge to igot2travel. Educated in Scotland and the USA and a former Countryside Ranger, he has a unique set of skills that enable him to continually identify and work with the team at igot2travel to find exciting new adventure opportunities and places to travel. As one of the first ten Eco Travel Ambassadors in the world with the International Eco Tourism Society in 2009, the first face of Green Tv and a Tourism Trainer, he profoundly understands conservation and the need to protect the fragile places we visit in travel. With a broad knowledge of destination development through his work with other international project partners in Iceland and Norway, he has come to understand the values of remote communities similar to his home in the Hebrides. Having worked as a small cruise ship director around Britain, he assisted in developing small cruise ship programs from the Isles of Scilly to Orkney. He worked closely with local communities to bring business to them through these small-ship adventures.
As a fluent Gaelic speaker, he has presented programs from Lapland to the Falkland Islands and, in 2021, co-wrote and presented the program "Sgeulachd a Ghille/the Ghillies Story" with film-maker Elly Welsh for BBC Alba. He has just completed a new phase of 5-minute documentaries for igot2travel that will further enable the traveller to become familiar with the people that can be met on igot2travel adventures.
As a semi-professional photographer and video creator, he brings new dimensions to each place we travel. Through his links with Love Gaelic, he has created Gaelic Immersion experiences for young language students. As he says himself, "We can all hold the stars if we are just shown how."
Iceland & Greenland Destination Development
Hildur Ágústsdóttir has more than 18 years of working as an Icelandic guide and delivering her unique perspective of Iceland for various American travel companies such as Grand Circle and Vantage Delux World Travel; Hildur is aware of what it is that travellers to Iceland seek to experience. Over the years, she has assisted in developing unique outdoor adventure programs all around Iceland. Her passion is the great outdoors, from hiking into remote areas, visiting offshore islands and, of course, the beautiful Icelandic Horse.
Travelling through Iceland with Hildur, you will feel her passion for her homeland. She is excited to be showing you this incredible landscape and slowly revealing the layers of the landscape that make it so unique. Through her storytelling, Iceland becomes familiar before your very eyes.
In joining the team, at igot2travel, she brings to our company a deep understanding of everything in Iceland, from its nature, culture, economy and environment. She is heavily involved in developing bespoke adventures across the country and loves nothing more than being out in the open environment and discovering nature.
Our mission is clear; To lead by example through sustainable journeys that positively impact the planet and travellers while supporting fragile communities by working with locally owned businesses in each destination we adventure. As a business developed and based in a remote rural community in the Outer Hebrides we fully understand the value of sustainability and community engagement and our model for travel ensures a minimum impact but maximum benefit to these areas. Through our adventures, we aim to make the world a better place one trip at a time and raise awareness through our hand-crafted tours that highlight the value of these communities and their importance in an ever-changing world.
International Logistics Product Development
Diane MacLennan has over forty years of experience working in the Travel, Cruise and Events Industries. She started her career in South Africa with spells in Greece and Israel before moving to London in the early 1980s.
Amongst the highlights of her vast experience are the creation and management of tours to the Oberammergau festival, incentive tours taking in Concorde and cruises on the QE2, the development, management and operation of more intimate small ships cruises around northern European, the UK and Irish ports, as well as coach and walking tours within Scandinavia, Iceland, the UK and Ireland.
As well as a passion for travelling and the travel industry, Diane brings a wealth of operational experience, which allows us at Igot2travel to take you to destinations others won't imagine, to experience sights and events like the locals, and to take with you experiences never to be forgotten.
Small beginnings, big dreams
Igot2travel is a small business built on dreams of travel, freedom and serenity. It has been developed through many years of exploring the planet and some of the most precious places beyond the Hebridean shores.
This island-based business and travel company's soul lies deep in the heart of the Outer Hebrides or, as many would say, the perfect paradise of big skies, turquoise oceans and endless unbroken horizons.
To journey with igot2travel leads you through cherished landscapes and to places that have captivated the imagination and soothed the soul. Travel with us, and you will experience a tranquil way of travel with deeply passionate local guides. In an ever-changing world, the need to reconnect with nature is more significant than ever before. At igot2travel, we will show you how.
We are sure you sre familiar with the term small group tours but when it comes down to it we firmly believe that for a group to travel around and experience the best of a destination and gain access to locations and places larger groups can not get that the maximum number should be 6 travellers. These small intimate groups can move quickly around and experience a lot more than larger groups and there is a greater option for variety and change of plans should it be necessary.
Small Group Tours
As a small travel business, we are aware of our responsibilities when introducing new travellers to remote destinations and close to wildlife. Through our small group travel approach and working closely with local businesses and operators, we are able to ensure all that we do is environmentally conscious. All of our adventures are created from the ground upwards and with the knowledge of our local guides and service providers. When you travel with us you will experience first hand our love of nature and the environment and be a part of something unique in our style of travel.
When you travel with igot2travel in a small group you are able to experience so much more. On our adventures, we remove the stress of travel through our flexible travel and enable you to just sit back and embrace the experiences and the environment. Our guides are all fully professional with years of experience and more importantly from the locations you are visiting. Travel with us and you will get to know your guide and their passion for their home.
Professional & Considerate
Travel for the solo traveller can at times be daunting but through our small groups, they are the perfect place to become acquainted with like-minded travellers and meet new friends. We offer a pre-trip zoom meeting for the group to meet fellow travellers before you travel and that way by the time the adventure begins you will all be familiar with your fellow guests.
Why travel with us
Travel Escapes beyond the immagination
Behind the Action
Developing our brand and being true to our vision takes incredible people. At igot2travel, we are fortunate to work with some of the best. Together we are a brand, but individually, we are all creative, positive, and deeply passionate about travel.
We care about our travellers and the communities we visit. Our small team have worked miracles throughout the Covid 19 Pandemic, and their wisdom and teamwork enabled igot2travel to step into 2022 and beyond with renewed vision, hope and a bright future. We continually strive to deliver unique adventures that allow you to experience the beauty, tranquillity and magic of all the places we travel. Our form of gentle travel truly is a Journey for the soul.