Why Travel With Us

Hi! We’re Francisco and Chloe – founding partners of Latitude22  – are you feeling adventurous?

We’ve been travelling in India since 1987 and have kept returning over and over again, year after year. We live here – we’ve travelled here – we’ve volunteered here. There isn’t much of the Indian subcontinent that we haven’t seen or experienced. Put simply – we are passionate about India.

Over the years we have developed first-hand local knowledge of India’s world famous attractions, plus the hidden experiences off-the-beaten-track which makes India such an immensely rewarding and unforgettable travel experience.

We created Latitude22 because we wanted to offer like-minded travellers a fun, easy and authentic way to experience unique and life-changing journeys – to really get under the skin of incredible India. With our network of friends, family and experts up and down the country we can truly offer a more hands-on and in-depth travel experience.

Why travel with us? – why are we different?

  • We’re available: we are on the ground full time in India throughout the year.
  • We’re well connected: we have a reliable (and interesting!) network of friends and family throughout the country.
  • We’re getting thumbs up!: our brand new Goa photography walking tours are already getting rave reviews on Tripadvisor.
  • We’re experienced: we have lived in both North & South India – we know the hidden local spots most travellers don’t get time to discover. We take you off the beaten track away from mass tourism.
  • We understand your expectations: we know western tastes when it comes to travel comfort and keeping hassles at bay.
  • We speak plain and simple English: nothing gets lost in translation with us
  • We’re creative: Francisco is an award-winning and published travel photographer and happy to share tips for getting the best from your travel photography in India
  • We’re consistent: Francisco is your consistent guide throughout your tour – no bait & switch or hand-off tactics here
  • We get stuck in: we love to experience India with you – we are not chauffeurs from point A to B.
  • We look after you: all our tours are specialist-lead, & fully guided.  We strive to take the unknown OUT – but keep the magic and mystique of India firmly IN.
  • We’re organised: we plan, arrange and book everything for you before you leave home – but are flexible enough to accommodate your own interests.
  • We’re fun: we tend to attract a bunch of really cool, like-minded people on our tours.
  • We’re cosy: our group tours are an intimate minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 (unless you ask for more!)
  • We’re catchy: we’ve been told our passion for India is infectious.

Testimonials :

I have toured South India in 2012 and North India in 2014. Both trips were awesome and I was able to experience a part of India not usually experienced by tourists.
Paul, New Zealand, 2014
I had a fabulously interesting tour. Francisco has a real strength in how he is able to engage the locals and show visitors the real India.
Steve, London, 2015
Simply superb. Francisco points out so many colours, characters and smells that you would likely otherwise miss and ensures you get to see everything! This tour was a life highlight.
Evan, New Zealand, 2015
You showed us a side of India that tourists do not usually see: we met local families, ate local food, visited a remote village & school, walked old areas of the cities where tourists don’t go
Lilian, New Zealand, 2017
It’s a fun and fulfilling experience and definitely worth it. I loved it and I ended up going for 3 tours.
Monique, Holland, 2015
Francisco gave generously of his time to make sure I had a wonderful Indian experience. Thank you.
Ruth, New Zealand, 2015
What an amazing tour! It was great to get off the beaten track and experience the real India.
Emma, New Zealand, 2013
Thank you guys for giving me a memorable experience that I will never forget. See you again in 2016.
Sara, Australia, 2014
Amazing experience, showing the vibrant Indian everyday life. Real life. With the respect and love to the local people. The best experience you can have in Goa!
Kate, Poland, 2015
Thank you for the most amazing experience of my life. Your planning, attention to detail and tour guide skills are exceptional. I look forward to my next adventure!
Andy, United Kingdom, 2013
You guys rock! You continue to be the biggest reminder of the true India: your empathy with the poor is unbelievable & a lesson to us all & the reason we have the amazing memories.
Mike and Carolyn, United Kingdom, 2013
We loved this tour so much we also got Francisco to take us out for a whole day to explore some other amazing places in Goa, which we wouldn’t have found ourselves.
Rakesh, London, 2015
Excellent photography training and sightseeing tour. Francisco was superb. Strongly recommend the trip.
Rolise, India, 2015
You took us to places we would have never been to! Being welcomed into families’ homes and drinking chai with the locals is something I will remember for a long time.
Sam, New Zealand, 2016
Worth every second! Highlights were interacting with the locals and being up close and personal with the vendors at the market. Francisco was great!
Allanah, New Zealand, 2015
I think that Francisco can safely say “mission accomplished” as the spirit of India is now in all of us. We all learned a lot.
Kevin, France, 2013
As a keen photographer I was able to get amazing shots of the people of India. Thank you Francisco for showing me the respectful way to photograph people.
Raymond, New Zealand, 2014
Awesome experience! As a single female traveller, I felt safe with Francisco and he even knew some of the stall holders so it was neat to be able to chat with them. I would recommend to ...
Emma, New Zealand, 2016
I am in my 60’s and have had several trips with Latitude22 since 2009. I cannot praise them enough for the experiences I have had in India.
Christine, New Zealand, 2012