Atlas Unbound was founded in 2017 by Siobhan Brewster and Alexa Firmenich. We create immersive experiences that inspire the discovery of new lands and different ways of understanding the world. We catalyze conversations, interactions and learning through a unique combination of journeys deep into nature, facilitated workshop sessions and urban events.
Siobhan Brewster has previously used an anthropology major, a stint in the fashion industry and five years in international investment banking as her ticket to traversing the world on various adventures. Scottish by birth, her prior chapters have included London, Bali, New York and most recently, three years in Mexico City.
Alexa Firmenich is a Swiss photographer, writer and conservationist whose assignments have taken her around the world from Japan to Argentina and India to Antarctica. Her guiding light is her passion for sustainability and for connecting people back to nature, creating moments and experiences that spark hearts and inspire newfound passions .
What they say about us...
"Our experiences are not luxurious in the 'traditional' sense of the word. In each journey, we go camping, we make bonfires, we return back to basics... We believe that such elements of adventure and reconnection are essential for experiencing a more raw planet.”
“We believe that true luxury lies in uncovering new sources of wonder and awe, of humility and perspective, that can only come from being back in the wild."
“The defining term for an Atlas Unbound journey is connection. For these two entrepreneurs, the new luxury is defined by authenticity, new perspectives and a positive social impact. During journeys that range from three to five days, you’ll find CEOs and artists rubbing shoulders in perfect harmony”.
"If you’ve recently opened up your guide books or scoured your friends’ recommendations on where to travel in Mexico, chances are there’s a few places you’ve noted down. Maybe it’s the growing infamy of bohemian-chic Tulum, the sprawling mezcal fields of colonial Oaxaca or the desolate surf beaches of Puerto Escondido. All are noteworthy destinations, and could satisfyingly soak up your precious time off. But what if you were to hear of another way to discover Mexico – one which stimulates the senses, immerses you in lands of insurmountable beauty, takes you far off the beaten track, and connects you with like-minded explorers as Mexico’s mysteries reveal themselves day by day?"
"Estos viajes han sido diseñados para hacerte vivir en la incertidumbre, porque solo sabrás el nombre del destino al que llegarás, pero las actividades serán un secreto que se irá revelando día a día. Así que lleva un pantalón de cargo para escalar y un vestido de noche, por si las dudas; nos han contado que hay cenas en jardines surrealistas con música de orchestra".
"Atlas Unbound is an ethical travel company that aims to kick its clients out of their ‘comfort zones’ – and into a world of life changing adventure and expansive possibility. It isn’t your typical travel company – they create immersive experiences focused on a series of journeys deep into nature and her hidden realms. Alexa and Siobhan curate and lead the groups themselves, as they appreciate how important the dynamics are in intimate groups of ten to fourteen people. These women encourage people to join as solo travellers or with friends, with the guarantee that they’ll be roaming wild lands with a group of likeminded, passionate individuals".
"Between mountains, beaches and lakes, there are certain places that open up our minds as soon as we arrive. These are the kinds of destinations that travellers can explore with Atlas Unbound, a Mexico City-based company that offers unique journeys to five of the most magnificent corners of our continent: Chiapas, Chihuahua’s Copper Canyon, Queretaro’s Sierra Gorda, Baja California and Guatemala. With sustainability and the integration of local communities as priorities, the trips include the presence of local experts who help create a deep experience, filled with knowledge and adventure".
"Después de viajar por distintos lugares de la República Mexicana y Guatemala, las socias europeas Siobhan Brewster y Alexa Firmenich eligieron su top 5 cinco de destinos turísticos para ofrecer experiencias de viaje fuera de lo común. “Lo que queremos es que las personas tengan la posibilidad de ver el mundo y conectarse con él de una forma distinta”, explicó la suiza cofundadora Alexa, “que descubran localidades diferentes de este hermoso País”. Por lo anterior, crearon Atlas Unbound."