Co-founder, Managing Director
Manuel Delgado is co-founder and manager director of Gap Advice for Parents (G.A.P), a gap year consultancy service based in Bristol. He is the creator of the planning system ‘From the bigger picture to the smaller details; gap year planning made easy’. He graduated from the University of Lima, Peru where he received a BA in Business and Management.
After graduation and a stint managing the family business, Manuel relocated to Cuzco, Peru, famous as the centre of the Inca empire, to pursue new opportunities. It was here that he became a jungle guide taking tourists to the biosphere reserve of el Manu in the Amazon basin, one of the most biodiverse places on earth.
After five years guiding in the Amazon and living with the local tribes he moved to England to become an expedition leader and gap year leader. Manuel has since led more than twelve expeditions to five different continents and has received exceptional feedback for his work with volunteers and gappers. His professionalism and deep knowledge of all related to travelling have been paramount for his success in this industry
Manuel has also worked as an assistant manager for a research facility in Costa Rica, where he was involved with the protection of sea turtles and the local ecosystem. Furthermore, he’s worked as a consultant and trained volunteers for different projects in the Caribbean jungle of Belize, Costa Rica and Nicaragua as part of environmental efforts by five countries to create a jungle corridor in Central America
Manuel works on a freelance basis for an expedition company giving presentations to parents of young adults ready to go on a gap year of their own.