Marcus Potter
Founder

I have always been somewhat of a traveller. When I was 17, I set off for a month to Bolivia, climbing mountains, exploring the Amazon and working in an orphanage. This continued before university where I worked as a teacher in Nepal, living with a local family and learning the language. This allowed me to get totally off-the-beaten track and embark on a range of treks to Everest, Annapurna and Langtang, as well as exploring the whole country in depth. At University in St Andrews, I specialised on the history of the East India Company, as well as focusing on a dissertation in Anglo-Nepali Relations in the 1830s. After university, this passion for the subcontinent continued when I joined Cox & Kings as an India Expert, also writing the company history. I moved to Scott Dunn to set up their India Department, and was there for nine years, eventually running their global tailor-made division. Throughout my time working in the travel industry, I have travelled about a month a year to the subcontinent, seeing it from top-to-toe and establishing a network of contacts who keep me totally up to speed with the latest developments. These contacts often allow my guests to open closed doors, and see the destination in a more unique and interesting way. After my time at Scott Dunn, I decided to join forces with another Scott Dunn Director, Giles Trotter, and launch Millis Potter Travel, initially focusing on the subcontinent, but more than anything else, returning the sense of personal service and true creativity back into luxury tailor-made tour operating.

Marcus' Favourite Places

Luxury Nepal Holiday

Pokhara & Annapurna Region

Pokhara is the gateway to the Annapurna Region, idyllically located next to the dramatic Phewa Lake with the snow-capped Annapurna Range as a backdrop. It is the main base for a trek into the mountains of Nepal.

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Punakha

Punakha is located between Thimphu and Gangtey in Bhutan, and is located at a lower altitude of 1,250m on the intersection of the Mo Chhu River (meaning Female) and Po Chhu (meaning Male). The proximity to the river and low altitude has made the valley exceptionally fertile, with sweeping paddy-fields rising up from the river, terraced into the side of the valley.

Hampi, Karnataka, India

Karnataka and the Deccan

Karnataka is one of India’s hidden secrets; a corner of India that few tourists tend to reach, yet is hugely rewarding if you can fit it into your tour of India. To the north you have the Deccan, an area packed with ancient cities and staggering attractions such as Hampi, home to the Vijayanagar Kingdom, …

Tea Fields of Sri Lanka | Hill Country | Luxury Holidays to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Hill Country

In the heart of Sri Lanka you find the Hill Country, known for its rolling tea plantations and national parks. Anyone a tour of Sri Lanka will delight at driving through this amazing scenery, and you can even take a train from Kandy to make it all the more special. At the centre of the …

Buddhist heritage, Thiksey monastery or Gompa temple under blue sky. Leh, Ladakh, India

Western Himalayas

India’s western Himalayas are located to the north of Delhi and to the west of Nepal, and consist of rolling foothills leading up to the high peaks in Kashmir and Ladakh.

Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a part of India that offers something new and exciting around every corner. From the Thar Desert in the west, to the rolling hills of the Aravalli Range and the jungles of Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan’s natural beauty is unquestionably staggering. Rajasthan means ‘Land of the Kings’ and the forts and palaces that …

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