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Open Sky Expeditions is a boutique international tour operator specialized in developing exceptional travel experiences for the most discerning clients.


We have first-hand and on-the-ground knowledge of all our travel destinations and work only with top-rated providers with a proven record of outstanding performance. Excellence in tour design and implementation is our top commitment.


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Temu Nana has worked in various positions in high-end travel for several years. The son of an international airline pilot with roots in both Michigan and Pakistan, he has led luxury tours in over 20 countries and traveled to many more. He has also worked behind-the-scenes in Operations for a New York-based tour operator as well as in Sales. In these positions, Temu worked with many of the best institutions, organizations, and universities in the country. His field experience in the industry allows him to have a clearer understanding of his client’s desires and their need for the very best in luxury and customized travel. Temu’s multi-disciplinary contributions involve tour leading, program development, sales & marketing.  


Maria Werlau is a consultant in private practice and analyst/author specialized in international affairs and cross-cultural issues. Formerly a Second Vice President of the Chase Manhattan Bank, she holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Masters degree in International Relations from Universidad de Chile. She founded her consulting firm, Orbis International, while living in Chile, originally specializing in relocating expatriates there and subsequently focused on international consulting from the New York city area. Maria has lived in several Latin American countries and has traveled extensively. As a partner in this venture, she fills many roles including working on development and cultivating the Open Sky brand.   
 

FEATURED INTERNATIONAL PARTNER

Jorge Guazzini is the founder and owner of Caliboro Boutique Voyages and one of the best known names in Chile’s tourist industry. A graduate of the Universidad de Chile in Political Science and Public Administration, Jorge pursued a career in tourism and was for 30 years Managing Director of the Destination Management Division for Chile’s largest inbound tour operator, COCHA. During his 35+ years in the business, he has attended to a remarkable diversity of travelers and has developed an expertise in small and highly specialized affinity groups. Jorge has been an active member of several tourism organizations, including many years as a Board Member of Chile’s Tourism Promotion Corporation, and has participated in numerous tourism development projects as a consultant. He is extraordinarily passionate about his home country, which he explores on an ongoing basis. A thorough and detailed travel perfectionist, he is also a music aficionado.


FEATURED GUIDE

Seddik Aassim has been the guide of choice for top U.S. alumni groups visiting Morocco, including those from Harvard, Yale, and many of the most reputable U.S. educational institutions. A graduate of the University of Marrakech (Cadi Ayyad), he has over 25 years of experience guiding English-speaking groups throughout his home country. A recent traveler appropriately described him as “a walking encyclopedia.” Seddik is not only an amazing resource on all things Moroccan, but also a gifted presenter and story-teller. He lives in Marrakech with his wife and three children.
 

FEATURED DOMESTIC PARTNER COMPANY

In order to prepare our travelers with the best selection of recommended reading for their journeys, we have partnered with Longitude Books, a New York-based company specialized in precisely that service. A “bookstore organized geographically,” Longitude offers expert travel book and map recommendations for destinations worldwide. Their lists have been fine-tuned over ten years and include new and noteworthy classic and hard-to-find items. By carefully considering the details of our tours and specific interests of our travelers, Longitude prepares customized reading lists that are easy for our travelers to order from.


 

All itineraries are expertly designed and meticulously overseen by the company’s principal, Alex Ros. A Harvard graduate who speaks six languages and has traveled to over 70 countries, Alex has extensive in-depth knowledge of the high-end travel business. For over eight years he operated and directed dozens of international programs for one of the world’s top operators of high-caliber educational programs aboard small ships. His experience includes developing countless unique itineraries, conducting reconnaissance missions to over fifteen countries in the continent of Africa alone, and personally leading hundreds of travelers on scores of international tours. He is also an accomplished photographer and musician.  Read more about Alex in a recent interview here.   


Alex counts on a team of assistants and leading industry partners to deliver top quality service. Only the most experienced and trusted hands are part of the Open Sky operation. Select team members include: