Natural Habitat Adventures

Francisco Di Poi

Born in Buenos Aires, Francisco’s first international adventure happened at the age of 4 when his parents moved the family from Argentina to New York City. Though he grew up in an urban setting, Francisco has always had an affinity for the natural world. By the time he was 14, he was able to explore more of it—forests, rivers reservoirs and rock walls—when his family moved to suburban Connecticut. It was Francisco’s first trip back to Argentina in 7th grade that sparked his insatiable interest in travel, however. Since then, he has made many trips back, as well as to Costa Rica, Panama, Spain, Italy, England, China, Cuba, Haiti and Mexico.

Francisco holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. His professional background includes education in K-12, environmental and international settings, and coaching soccer and tennis. But the pull of nature has been strong, and his passion for rock climbing led him to Colorado in 2012. He came to Boulder in 2012 to pursue a career as a rock climbing guide, looking for a lifestyle shift from the crowded East Coast. He ended up working for a travel company that specialized in service-based adventure travel for high school students. As a native Spanish speaker, Francisco became country director in Costa Rica, working in operations, marketing and sales, and leading trips in Central America. He acquired a deep understanding of the adventure travel industry and all the moving parts associated with group logistics and planning. He’s now tapping that knowledge in Operations with Nat Hab.

Francisco lives in Boulder with his wife, Aisa. You'll often find them in their communal garden plot fighting weeds and figuring out what to do with all the cucumbers and zucchini, as well as hiking, camping and exploring the natural beauty of Colorado. He also continues a lifelong passion for soccer, remains an avid climber, and spends a lot of time in the kitchen, one of his many happy places. Francisco’s personal travel highlights include hiking the Na Pali coast in Kauai, rappelling more than 100 feet down into a bat cave in Haiti amid 50,000 bats exiting the cave at dusk, riding horseback through Viñales National Park in Cuba, snorkeling with turtles and white-tipped reef sharks in Panama, and herding cattle on horseback with the gauchos of Argentina.
Guides & Staff

Get Weekly Updates

Our weekly eNewsletter highlights new adventures, exclusive offers, webinars, nature news, travel ideas, photography tips and more.
Privacy Policy
We're Proud of the Reputation We’ve Earned
Outside
Voted "World's Best Travel
Company"
by Outside Magazine
Outside
Natural Habitat Adventures Ranked
“Best Outfitter”
NatGeo
Voted Best Winter Trip: Natural Habitat Adventures' Monarch Butterfly Migration, Mexico
VIEW MORE AWARDS
Francisco's Adventures
    Hiking around the cloud forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica in search of the elusive resplendent quetzal, we came across this beautiful waterfall.We spotted this resplendent quetzal in the mountains of the Monteverde Cloud forest in Costa Rica. It put on a show for the whole group.The colorful scarlet macaw is on most birders' checklists. We were fortunate enough to find many of these beautiful birds hard at work on an almond tree during our lunch in Punta Arenas, Costa Rica.Up close and personal with the King of the Arctic! Photo taken on my site inspection visit to Churchill, Canada with Natural Habitat Adventures.Camping out in Morraine Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park after visiting a few alpine lakes.Checking out a local book fair in Plaza De Armas, Havana, CubaTopping out the highest peak in El Dorado Canyon State Park after a fun and adventurous climb.Backpacking in northern Patagonia in El Frey, Bariloche.Visiting a small mountain town at 9,000 ft in northern Argentina with my grandparents on a 10-day road trip.Rappelling into and exploring a cave in Haiti just outside of Jacmel where we were greeted by tens of thousands of bats exiting the cave!Backpacking for six days along Kauai’s northwestern coast.One of many river crossings we were confronted with along our journey up the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.Exploring the desert landscape of northern Argentina with my three siblings.Enjoying a beautiful fall hike surrounded by the glowing Aspens into the Sangre de Cristo mountains before hiking one of Colorado’s 14,000 ft mountains.Hiking up to Sky Pond in winter to scout a climb in Rocky Mountain National Park.Scouting out service projects and snorkeling destinations with two natives from the Guna Yala in the San Blas Islands, Panama.
Natural Habitat & WWF Discovering Our Planet Together
WWF Logo

Request Your 2022 Catalog

Discover the World's Best

Nature Travel Experiences

Nathab 2022 Catalog

Together, Natural Habitat Adventures and World Wildlife Fund have teamed up to arrange nearly a hundred nature travel experiences around the planet, while helping to protect the spectacular places we visit and their wild inhabitants.

Natural Habitat Adventures Logo WWF Logo
Request Your 2022 Catalog
| Privacy Policy
Continued - Page 2 of 2
To help us customize your catalog request, please tell us more about your travel needs:
Thank you for requesting a catalog
Success! We’ve received your request. If you have any questions about our trips, please feel free to contact an Adventure Specialist today by calling 800-543-8917.

Get Weekly Updatess

Discover the World's Best

Nature Travel Experiences

Our weekly eNewsletter highlights new adventures, exclusive offers, webinars, nature news, travel ideas, photography tips and more. Sign up today!

Natural Habitat Adventures Logo WWF Logo
Send Me Travel Emails
Privacy Policy
Thank you for joining our email list!

Look for a special welcome message in your inbox, arriving shortly! Be sure to add naturalhabitat@nathab.com to your email contacts so you don’t miss out on future emails.

Send Us a Message

Send Us a Message

Have a question or comment? Use the form to the right to get in touch with us.

Natural Habitat Adventures Logo WWF Logo
Send Us a Message
| Privacy Policy
Thank you for your message

We’ll be in touch soon with a response.

Refer a Friend

Refer a Friend
Earn rewards for referring your friends! We'd like to thank our loyal travelers for spreading the word. Share your friend's address so we can send a catalog, and if your friend takes a trip as a first-time Nat Hab traveler, you'll receive a $250 Nat Hab gift card you can use toward a future trip or the purchase of Nat Hab gear. To refer a friend, just complete the form below or call us at 800-543-8917. It's that easy! See rules and fine print here.
Natural Habitat Adventures Logo WWF Logo
Refer a Friend
Thank you for the referral!

We've received your friend's information.

View Our 2022 Digital Catalog

View Our 2022

Digital Catalog

Help us save paper! We offer a digital version of The World's Greatest Nature Journeys. If you'd prefer a mailed copy, please provide your contact details here. To view our digital catalog, please enter your info in the form to the right.
Natural Habitat Adventures Logo WWF Logo
View Digital Catalog
| Privacy Policy
Happy browsing!

Thanks for requesting access to our digital catalog. Click here to view it now. You’ll also receive it by email momentarily.

Our Trips

Polar Bear Tours

Polar Bear Tours

African Safaris

African Safaris

U.S. National Parks Tours

U.S. National Parks Tours

Alaska Adventures

Alaska Adventures

Canada & the North

Canada & the North

Galapagos Tours

Galapagos Tours

Mexico & Central America Tours

Mexico & Central America Tours

South America Adventures

South America Adventures

Europe Adventures

Europe Adventures

Asia & Pacific Adventures

Asia & Pacific Adventures

Antarctica & Arctic Journeys

Antarctica & Arctic Journeys

Adventure Cruises

Adventure Cruises

Photography Adventures

Photography Adventures

Family Adventures

Family Adventures

New Adventures

New Adventures

Questions? Call 800-543-8917

/guides-and-staff/staff-bios/francisco-di-poi/