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If you wish to apply to be a Trek Travel Guide and feel that you have what it takes to succeed in this position, below are the steps to follow and the items you will need to provide. Please note: Applications are processed in the order they are received.

Please follow the steps below to apply. We are continually reviewing applications so, apply at any time! Our Virtual New Guide Selection and New Guide Training Bootcamp Events have been scheduled for our 2024 season.

Watch the website for updates on the Selection Process Events.

Steps to apply

1.   Read all pages of the Guide Job Description thoroughly.
2.   Prepare all necessary documents: Resume, Cover Letter, and two References. Please review the Guide Requirements page if you have questions about any of these items.
3.  Use the Submit Application button below to complete the application and attach your documents.

What happens next?

Once the above steps are complete, your application will be ready for review. The Trek Travel Guide Selection Process and New Guide Training Bootcamp Program are unique processes designed to enable us to offer Guide Contracts to the very best candidates.

Please do not submit application items in to our office by mail or fax. Applications received by mail or fax will not be considered. Please do not contact Trek Travel by phone to inquire about the status of your application. We will only be contacting the strongest candidates for an interview.

Note: Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. It is in your best interest to submit your application early to improve your chances of being hired as we utilize rolling admissions while processing applications. We do accept applications throughout the year to keep on file, should our needs change.

Microsoft Teams Video Interviews

We will select the strongest candidates for a Microsoft Teams video interview to be scheduled as applications are processed. If you are chosen for an interview, we will contact you to set up a convenient time. These interviews will last approximately 30 minutes.

Please note: If you are chosen for a Teams video interview, you will need to have access to a video-enabled computer or smartphone with strong Internet access.

Virtual New Guide Selection & In-Person Training Bootcamp Events

Due to current circumstances, we will be adjusting our usual in-person Selection Events for qualified candidates to be primarily virtual. Our New Guide Training Bootcamp Program will be a combination of virtual and in-person training. Learn more about these events below.

2024 Virtual New Guide Selection Event

Our Virtual New Guide Selection Event takes place via Microsoft Teams and is conducted by our Trek Travel Selection Team. We will have multiple dates to choose from when these get scheduled. This is a 4 hour event online, structured as a group interview and comprised of a variety of activities.

  • Attendance of the Virtual New Guide Selection Event is mandatory in order to be considered for New Guide Training Bootcamp.
  • Candidates must have access to a computer video camera, a microphone and reliable internet connection.
  • There is no pay for attending.
  • All candidates are notified quickly following the Selection Event whether or not they have been invited to the New Guide Training Bootcamp Program.

Europe Dates:

  • Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • Saturday, January 13, 2024
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024

North America Dates:

  • Saturday, December 9, 2023
  • Saturday, January 13, 2024
  • Saturday, January 20, 2024
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024

2024 New Guide Training Bootcamp Program

Candidates invited to our New Guide Training Bootcamp Program will take part in an exciting two-step process:

    • Virtual New Guide Training is a series of virtual sessions totaling approximately 20 hours. There is no travel required for this section of training as it is open to candidates 10 days prior to the next phase of training and taken at your own pace, though it must be completed prior to the next phase of training. We recommend working on course material a few hours per day.
    • Virtual New Guide Training Bootcamp – March 4 – 6, 2024
    • The New Guide Training Bootcamp (NGT) is the next phase of our New Guide Training Program. It is an in-person, 9-day bootcamp, consisting of hands on training and practice with fellow candidates. Trek Travel covers accommodations and meal expenses during these days. Travel expense is a personal expense for candidates.
    • New Guide Training Bootcamp – Girona, Spain March 17-25, 2024
    • For those North American candidates traveling to bootcamp, Trek Travel is committed to reimbursing the difference of the original U.S.-based event. We will have more information at a later step in the process, individual to each candidate.

    Attendance is mandatory, if invited, in order to be considered for a Guide Contract. Training Events will be comprised of an intensive series of role-playing scenarios, group challenges, bike repair, trip financials, trip reporting and mock trips. After Guide Training is complete, we offer Guide Contracts to our strongest candidates.

    • Candidates must have access to a computer video camera, a microphone, and reliable internet connection.
    • Candidates are responsible for associated travel expenses. Trek Travel will pay accommodations, transportation, and meals while at Training.
    • There is no pay for attending.
    • All candidates are notified after Guide Training if they will be receiving a Guide Contract or not.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is very important to point out that being invited to Guide Training does not guarantee you will be offered a Guide Contract with Trek Travel. Only those candidates who display the highest degree of competency during Guide Training will be offered a contract.

    At any point during Guide Training, participants may be asked to leave if we do not feel they are meeting the established criteria. It is for this reason we strongly recommend candidates purchase changeable air tickets if they are invited.

    Additional Guide Selection Events will be announced here as needed.