Client reviews and references are available for all leaders.
Here are a few of the comments sent to The Nature Conservancy from
travelers who have joined Mark during his 25 years leading groups
for The Nature Conservancy in the U.S. and Latin America.
"I went into this trip with all the enthusiasm in the world,
but still I couldn't have imagined what a thrilling, enriching experience it would be! Thank you!"
"The depth and breadth of [Mark's] knowledge are staggering and he consistently expressed himself with eloquence. I appreciated the ecological theme that underlay his whole approach."
"Mark was the highlight of the trip - he is an awesome naturalist!"
"I still marvel at the acuteness of Mark's hearing and eyesight. He found the birds so quickly and managed to help us see them, too."
"I've never seen another tour leader who had his clients' interests so much at heart. And it was such a pleasure to travel with someone with as much enthusiasm for photography as myself."
"Several of us had special birds we wanted to see and, with his help, we did! I did have a wonderful week and would certainly recommend this trip to others."
"I couldn't have asked for anyone better than Mark. A walking encyclopedia with compassion and humor and extraordinary interpersonal skills."
" Mark Smith is unbelievable -- I look forward to finding a way to travel with him again."