Born to be Epic
Founded by global adventurer Charlie Shepherd in Morocco in 2005, and co-owned by international hotelier and action woman, Carla Petzold-Beck, Epic exists to deliver premium on-the-ground travel experiences in countries where our team lives and works. What makes us unusual in an era of hollow marketing is that we possess not only the skills to create exciting travel designs, but we also have solid and experienced on-the-ground operational know-how. This makes us experts in all stages of the custom travel planning process. We know that experienced world travellers want to make sure their expectations are not only met, but brilliantly exceeded.
Whether he’s running ultra marathons or juggling a growing business and family it’s Charlie’s calm, friendly, down to earth and supportive manner that has become the trademark of Epic and runs through our DNA.
Memorable travel experiences are as much about people as they are about places. At Epic we work as much on our people as we do on our places, and passion is at the heart of everything we do.
The Epic family is a mix of international and local staff, all of whom fit the Epic blueprint to ensure our customers get continuity of experience, no matter who you are in contact with.
We’re a mix of energetic, innovative and passionate young guns, and more experienced people who have worked in travel all their lives. Merging friendly and approachable service with knowledge and creativity, and a thirst for new challenges, with each passing year the company achieves the seemingly unachievable.
What binds us together is a spirit of adventure, challenge and creativity, but what really makes us all get up in the morning is the promise of happy, smiling guests.
Here are just a few of the people who make Epic what it is today.
It’s important to us that the impact of tourism in a country is managed appropriately. We work responsibly with our partners and suppliers to ensure that all that can be done, is done, to ensure that local communities positively benefit and that local resources are carefully managed. A proportion of your trip cost goes to Fiers et Forts, a welcome centre for children from troubled family backgrounds in Morocco. So every time you book you are helping to fund more facilities and a better life for its children.
Since Charlie was joined by Carla, the company has experienced a growth spurt and whilst Epic’s roots are in Morocco, our horizons are expanding. In 2019 we added Portugal to our portfolio and we plan to move into other interesting destinations that fit the Epic blueprint in the coming years. For us, organising travel is a passion, and new destinations will be subject to our clear charter. Places that we live and work in. And love.
Watch this space for the next chapter of the Epic adventure and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our destinations soon.