Our Team

Dimiter
Dimiter - Trekking & Cycling

A geographer and former mountain guide and ski-instructor Dimo founded Penguin Travel in Copenhagen in 1989. Having visited over 140 countries he is a member of the Danish Travellers Club (De Berejstes Klub) and FRGS (Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society). Dimo still leads most of the groups to new destinations. He takes care of all equestrian and cycling programmes in Bulgaria.

Lyuben
Lyuben - Trekking, cycling & horseriding

Trekking, cycling & horseriding Lyuben was born in 1990 and began climbing at the age of 13. Since then nature and adventure have been his passion. Graduated with Bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship and Master's Degree in Financial control and Auditing, he became part of Penguin's team at the beginning of 2011. He considers himself lucky to have a job that largely involves communication with highly motivated and experienced people in travelling. He finds inspiration in undiscovered destinations and customers' desires.

Ivalina
Ivalina - Trekking, cycling & horseriding

Ivalina has to thank her 10-years work experience in the multi-culturalism of one of the best airlines in the world for further sparking her interest in travel and curiosity to explore new cultures and experiences. She remembers dressing up in saris in Sri Lanka, eating delicious Japanese food in Tokyo, talking to the Buddhist monks in Chiang Mai and attempting to decipher Vietnamese in Da Nang. Having lived in Asia, travelled in Africa and the Middle East, Ivalina keeps her explorer spirit for new places, people, culture and experiences.

Lubomir
Lyubomir - Horseriding

Super Lubo - born in November 1988, worked for the company three and a half years. Studied tourism in New Bulgarian University. Lives in a small village in the Rhodope Mountains, near Plovdiv. Join the firm as a guide-horseback riding and biking.

Vesislava
Vesislava - Cultural, trekking, cycling & horseriding

Vesi got her bachelor degree in tourism from the Prof. dr. Asen Zlatarov University in Burgas, Bulgaria in 2018.She joined the Penguin Travel team shortly afterwards in the Cycling,Trekking and Horseriding Department, driven by her desire to promote and develop alternative and adventure tourism.She now combines her knowledge, personal experience and love for nature to organise our active tours.She believes these kind of tours provide the most authentic experience for the traveller and simultaneously support the sustainable developvent of local regions and communities. The most rewarding part of her job is hearing positive feedback and knowing that she contributed to someone's memorable experience.

Dimitar
Dimitar - Cultural, trekking, cycling & horseriding

Dimitar was born in 1991 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated from Sofia University with a specialty of public relations and mass communication. Dimitar is passionate about literature, cinema and art. Some of his hobbies are carpentry, writing, painting and reading. He loves hiking, skiing and horse riding, exploring extraordinary destinations as leading groups in Penguin Travel.

Georgi
Georgi - Cultural, Outgoing department

Born in 1996, Georgi got his bachelor degree in tourism from Sofia Universtiy “ St.Kliment Ohridski” in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2019. Working in the company since 2022 he travelled some of our most famous destinations, such as Central Asia, Caucas and the Balkans. He started job in the company in the outgoing department, and nowadays he is responsible for our Best seller tours, inspired by his passion about adventurous and cultural tourism. Over the last 2 years Georgi developed his guiding skills, so now he is more than happy to share the experience, the knowledge and the culture about the country and destinations visited. His patience and sense of humor will make you feel like you are travelling more with a friend, than with a tour leader itself.

Nesi
Nesi - Roundtrips and Cultural Tours

Nesi was born in 1996 in a small town in Southern Bulgaria, at the foot of the beautiful Rhodope Mountains. Ever since high school, she has always been curious about the diverse places and peoples of the world. After a few short trips to Western Europe in her college days, she got the travel bug irreversibly and ever since, she has been dreaming of travelling to as many distant places as possible. So it was only natural to turn that passion into a living. She joined the Penguin Travel team in 2019 in the cultural roundtrips department, first in the back office and customer service team. In 2022, she also started leading some of Penguin Travel’s tours. Some of her favourite ones include Tassili National Park(Algeria), Iraq, Syria and the West Africa Tour (Ghana, Togo & Benin).

Pencho
Pencho – Birdwatching

A naturalist by nature, Pencho is a member of the Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds. As a researcher in animal breeding he implements the initiatives of the Society for preservation and restoration of habitats into farming on regional scale. He is a birder with good insight into bird behavior and identification, well acquainted with the Bulgarian open country and ornithologically interesting spots. Pencho joined Penguin Travel in 2010 and he loves touring – being in touch with nature and meeting people of the ilk. An enthusiastic bird picker and a nice company – your guiding bird and fellow.

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Senegal and The Gambia: A Cultural and Wildlife Odyssey

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