Amar Latif is a blind traveller, entrepreneur and TV personality with an astonishing track record of facing up to major challenges. Due to an incurable eye condition, Amar lost 95% of his sight by the age of 19. Through sheer determination he has managed to turn an unpromising tale of loss, into one of truly inspirational achievement.
Amar became known to millions through the BBC Two reality series, Beyond Boundaries, a jungle endurance expedition, on foot, across Central America. As well as directing documentary films, Amar has appeared in a number of TV productions both as a presenter and actor. He is also known for his appearances on How to get fit fast and The Last Leg Down Under. Amar has also presented the BBC programme River Walks: The Nidd and the prime-time programme Can’t See, Will Travel.
Amar is the founder of Traveleyes, the world’s first commercial tour operator to specialise in holidays for blind and partially sighted travellers, giving them the opportunity to walk with lions in Africa, sail the Ionian Sea and ski down Europe’s highest mountains. Amar continues to lead many of these group explorations himself.
Amar also works with schools around the world taking students on a range of travel adventures whilst having them describe the sights to other blind travellers. By broadening the mindset of young people today, Amar hopes to create a more accessible world for those with vision impairment in the future.