Hi and I am Diane Carter, Owner & Director of The Atlas Discovery Company ltd. I would love to share the story behind my business and why I believe an Atlas tour could be the perfect holiday for you. Whether you are looking for friendship, fun, adventure or who knows!
The photo shows me reaching the top of Mount Toubkal, Morocco, the highest mountain in North Africa—not in my usual, at the time; business lady heels and shift dress plus without the make-up and hair straighteners. …
My only son, Scott, had gone to University leaving me with immense ‘empty nest syndrome’ and as a single person I felt overwhelmed with the space in my life.
So what happened? I am not sure but one direction I took was to throw myself into a challenge and Mount Toubkal, Morocco just seemed to be set in my mind. It's amazing what fresh air, space and great scenery can do to help clear your thoughts and make choices.
Plus on the trek I met the most wonderful like minded people and got the vision I would really would love to offer this experience to others. Many tour operators provide great single walking tours, but way too high prices. My aim is to offer exciting walking holidays that are affordable but provide what I call 'creature comforts'. I love a proper bed, hot shower and good food at the end of a day's walking and know many of you do too.. I'm also your host on the tour as I like to be there for all my guests plus I like to join in the fun. For some of my guests it is the first time they have travelled alone and that can be daunting without a helping hand.
I also have strong ethics and try to use local guides for our walking tours who offer a true taste of the places we visit. I want to ensure everyone involved in our tours are paid fairly and love the job they do.
I set out to do lots of 'Recces' last year with some of my walking club friends and we'll be gradually introducing them into the Atlas agenda. I am proud to now be able to offer so many tours for 2019; all tried and tested..
It would be my great pleasure to meet you on one of our tours and I love to bring people together from all over and help them have a fabulous holiday experience. Never be alone on an Atlas tour but we offer you space if you want to be.
I hope to meet you soon. Diane
The Atlas Discovery Holiday Company Ltd (Company Number 8897008)
Sterling House, 32 St John Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 1QJ T: 07477566167