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Country Walkers Guides work on a freelance basis and are paid a daily guiding wage. All tour-related expenses are covered by Country Walkers. Some guides may guide only 2-3 trips a year while others may guide 6-8. Rarely are guides able to work year-round with Country Walkers due to limited departures in each region. We include 2 guides with all groups of 8 or more guests on most tours.
Intimate knowledge about and expertise in the region you wish to guide whether it be natural history, art, architecture, food & wine, cultural and political history, geology, music, and folklore. In the United States and Canada knowledge of the local flora and fauna is required and in many of the national parks, guides must be licensed.
Ideally you should live in the region in which you wish to guide. This is especially true for our international tours in which we seek local residents.
Other skills we look for include the following:
While we recruit and schedule guides on a year round basis, most of the scheduling is confirmed during the late fall/early winter for the following year. If you meet the criteria above, please submit the following details:
The above can be sent via e-mail ([email protected]), fax (802-244-5661) or standard mail (CW P.O. Box 180 Waterbury, Vermont 05676 USA). Due to the high volume of guide inquiries, we ask that you please not call to check the status of your application. We will confirm receipt and then be in touch if opportunities arise which match your experience.
Thank you for your interest in guiding for Country Walkers!