Joro Experiences is a travel company that creates extraordinary experiences and we exist to help people find different ways of discovering the world.
Fuelled by our passion for transformative travel, our adventures put you at the heart of cultures, communities and habitats around the world. Whether you want to go solo and seek out polar bears in Alaska, head off with your other half to explore the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia, or take your kids across the Greek Islands on a treasure hunt, we’re here to make it happen. Our knowledge, experience and personal connections – from pro-skiers to marine biologists via street artists and expert craftsmen – mean we can offer meaningful experiences and interactions that you won’t find elsewhere.
Each Joro journey starts with a conversation.
Once we understand what moves and motivates you, we’re ready to design your adventure. With a background in exploration coupled with a 21st-century outlook, we’ll not only get you to the world’s most incredible destinations – we’ll also ensure you uncover their essence. Whether it’s a family holiday or a year-long sabbatical, we create meaningful, immersive journeys that you might not have believed possible. Once we’ve mapped it out, it’s our job to ensure your adventure runs smoothly. We’ll deal with the logistics, take a transparent approach to costs, and be with you from start to journey’s end.
Respect for the planet is at the heart of our work.
We’re strong believers in travel as a force for good. That’s why we’re committed to protecting the environments in which we operate and engaging with local communities in a positive way. We accurately measure the carbon footprint of every trip, give advice on how you can limit it, and offset where that’s not possible by investing in carefully chosen projects around the world. We only work with suppliers who can demonstrate their support for the local economy, and give back to relevant social and environmental causes.
See our Sustainable Travel Action Plan here.
At various times Henry has called Hong Kong, the Middle East, Ethiopia and Turkey home. His early exposure to travel sparked a lifelong thirst for new experiences and has driven him to undertake a number of adventures since: driving 10,000 miles from London to Mongolia, working in Uganda to support start-ups with DFID and spending six months trekking in the Nepalese Himalaya and India.
Back home in London he has worked as a project manager for a key experiential events agency, looking after projects across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. His career continued as a project manager for a high-end adventure company where he spent three years designing world ‘firsts’ and coordinating exhilarating trips. Henry is constantly searching for new ways to engage with local communities while dreaming up Joro’s culture focused trips.
Fiordland, New Zealand
Justin Packshaw has built a life around travel. Born in the Mediterranean, he served in the British Army, has represented Britain in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht race, crossed Mongolia on horseback, summited Everest, jet-skied the coast of Nigeria and led several expeditions to both the North and South Poles (to name just a few conquered feats).
Justin is a strong campaigner for environmental conservation and, combined with his passion for adventure, brings a knowledge of how to use travel as a force for good to the Joro team. He is a dedicated philanthropist and his last two expeditions to the North & South Poles have raised over £1.3m for The Prince’s Trust (look out for a charity adventure with Joro launching next year).
Alongside Chairing Joro, Justin is also the CEO of the award winning British luxury brand De Roemer and has a busy schedule as a Public speaker. He lives in London, but would rather be sailing around the Med with his wife and two children.
Duncan’s varied career has seen him travel and work around much of the world. There are the four years he served as an Officer in the British Army with the Royal Regiment of Scotland, which saw him go on exercise in Northern Kenya and Cyprus and a tour in Southern Afghanistan, (all the while gaining knowledge of logistics and security which feeds into operations at Joro). More recently, he spent two years as the General Manager of two luxury horseback safari lodges in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Before returning home, he drove the entire coasts of Southern and Eastern Africa, an experience which furnished an appetite for adventure.
Qualified as a mountain leader, mountain bike leader, advanced diver and expedition medic, Duncan has guided mountaineering trips in the French and Swiss Alps, dived extensively throughout Africa and is a keen horse rider, kayaker, kite surfer and surfer.
Virunga National Park - DRC