Meet The Team

Click the following names to find out more about our team members, their background story and more.

Xavier Raychell Blancharde
Founder / Tour Leader
British born, grew up in Oman. Fluent Arabic speaker (Syrian dialect) and is mostly resident in Damascus, Syria these days. Has travelled the region exensively.


Ahmad Maan Al Mudhaffar
Head of Iraq Tours / Guide
Najaf born, Ahmad’s local knowledge is unmatched. His fun vibes, good connections and fluent English skills make him the perfect guide to take you around Iraq.


Jorn Bjorn Augestad
Owner of Vagaclub
Bjorn, also known as Vagabjorn, is a traveller that has been to every country in the world. With his vast experience, Bjorn is the perfect tour leader. We often work with Vagaclub and run trips together.