Our Team in China


Amanda Cortes

China and Mongolia Country Director

Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Amanda credits working in Switzerland and Colombia to kindling her love for travel, education, and cultural exchange. After graduating from Boston College’s history program, she led international groups on camping-based adventure tours across all of the “Lower 48” states, Canada and Alaska, eventually returning indoors to train leaders and manage operations. Amanda is thrilled to bring her six years of industry know-how, lifelong love of travel and zeal for cultivating authentic, enriching, and memorable experiences to Rustic Pathways’ Mongolia program as Country Director.