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Viventura is a professional tour operator. Thanks to our team we can make sure, that you get the most out of South America.

Ligia | Chocolate loving travel addict

Ligia was born to a family addicted to travel which allowed her to visit many places in her home country of Bolivia and other countries in South America. With 16 she left her home town of La Paz for a school exchange in Austria where she discovered that learning German was easier than learning to be quiet. Having studied tourism management with a specialty in sustainable tourism, she is committed to transmitting the beauty of South America to travelers from all over the world.

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Phone number: 888-238-1602

Blake | Culture Food & Trekking

Instilled with wanderlust at an early age, Blake spent much of his life traveling the globe in search of stunning landscapes, adventure and the perfect empanada. Landing in South America in the 1990s, Blake found his milieu: spectacular and diverse scenery; a mix of exotic and ancient cultures; unique adventure opportunities, and, of course, the perfect empanada. Since his first visit, Blake has traveled to almost every part of South America, and lived and worked for several years in Argentina. In his free time Blake pursues his passion of traveling, trekking /mountaineering and trying his hand at recreating his favorite regional recipes.

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Phone number: 1-888-238-1602

Alejandro Monges | Messi and mate fan

Enjoys playing football in the parks through the city of Berlin as well as drinking some mates, so he doesn´t forget the pampas where Alejandro grow up. Originary from Buenos Aires but since 2004 lives in Berlin, after studying and some work experiences he supports viventura in the finance area. Since almost one year he became father of two beautiful girls, the twins Clara and Elena, who although sleepless nights also give him a lot of happiness.

Andre Kiwitz | South America Enthusiast

Andre began, after long preparations, the project Viventura in September 2001. He then headed to South America leading the Viventura Head Office and building an extensive network of Viventura partner offices. In 2012 he returned to our European Head Office in Berlin, where he is working on achieving Viventura vision. Offering Viventura clients unique, individual travel experiences and at the same time supporting the visited communities is still his main focus. Apart from Viventura he is co-founder of viSocial and keeps being a very active Member of the foundation.

Carlos Arias | Wanted to be a professional soccer player when he was a kid.

A Colombian who enjoys a passion for travel and to learn about new cultures. He studied for a Masters MBA as an Industrial Engineer in Madrid, Spain. Four years he chanced into the tourism sector. He is passionate about travel and has learned a great deal since then. He is responsible for the logistics of travel in Colombia. He is a soccer fan, cheerful by nature and he never stops laughing.

Giuseppe Sarro | Football, travel and playstation addict! In no particular order :)

I was born and grew up in the U.K with Italian parents. I believe that football ignited my interest in South America, an interest which only grew stronger as I went on to study and learn Spanish. I wrote extensively about the Amazon at University and my dream is to one day experience Boca Juniors vs River Plate at "la bombonera".

Gustavo Cataño | IT geek with joy of life

He loves the world of software. Long before he finished his studies as a system engineer, he had participated in various software projects in relation to process automatization in web environments. He has also been an occasional lecturer at Antioquia University. He likes sports and enjoys going to rock concerts. He spends much of his free time with his girlfriend and family.

Mariel Arroyo | Fan of carnival and numbers

Mariel arrived to Berlin in 2011 by following her heart. She shortly found some South American warmth in Viventura and it became her home. She was born in La Paz Bolivia, and grew up surrounded by the beautiful snowy mountains which she misses dearly. She is an economist and loves working with numbers. As any true Bolivian, she loves spicy food, dancing, and enjoying the Oruro Carnival. She loves art, meeting new people, making new friends and traveling.

Miguel Vera | Voted as making the BEST Pisco Sour

Miguel is from the Lake Titicaca region, where he met his wife. Now he lives with his happy family in Arequipa. Miguel has worked in the tourism industry for many years. In Puno, he owned a travel agency before his move to Viventura. He uses those years of experience to benefit all of our visitors to Peru. He manages the office in Arequipa together with Sarah. His main responsibilities are the legal and financial aspects of the office.

Milsiades Cantillo | Mobile Technology ... present and future

I am known for being a cheerful, patient and very sociable person, although sometimes a little shy. I like sport and dancing. I love what I do, belong world of information technology and knowing how to use. I am very happy for this new opportunity labor where I know I can contribute my knowledge and achieve new goals together.

Odalis Richiez | A Passion for Numbers and Continuous Improvement

Odalis is an independent contractor of viventura USA and supports the business administration and accounting from Tampa, Florida. She is originally from the tropical island of Dominican Republic but has lived in USA for 14 years. Odalis is a graduate of The University of Memphis where she studied Accounting. She likes math and numbers and loves turning data into meaningful information. She enjoys music, salsa dancing, Italian food and having fun with friends and family.

Tom Jungh | Mac & iPhone Freak

Tom lives and works since 1997 in Quito, Ecuador. He works there in different ecological, journalistic and IT-Projects together with Ecuadorian and European organizations. During this project work Tom got to know many Indian organizations and tries to support their claims towards the Ecuadorian government. He also could use his knowledge of the country as a freelance guide in the Andean region. Besides that Tom is an absolute expert of the Ecuadorian politics. He loves Ecuador with all his contradictions! Since 2001 he is responsible for the partner office in Quito and meanwhile he is primarily responsible for the finances, new tours and the personal. Furthermore he is the president of the viSocial association in Ecuador.

Tomas Sivila | our professional interpreter

Tomás is a German Bolivian who grew up in the Altiplano. He spent a long time in Saxony, Germany where he studied earth sciences and worked as an interpreter. For him, Bolivia is the most exciting country of the world and he can't wait to persuade you to think the same! As of August 2005, he manages the office in La Paz. As a big fan of the outdoors, he not only travels to the hidden corners of Bolivia, but also climbs the country's steep mountains.

Yngrid Arnold | our Creative & Multi-talented Online Marketing Gur

Since the beginning of 2012, Yngrid has been in charge of Viventura's marketing branch. The native Arequipenian is a very positive and happy person, as well as very passionate about the arts, culture and new technologies. Yngrid has been around since the beginning of Viventura. She has worked as a tour guide during her studies and was responsible Viventura's tour organization in Peru. After four eventful years at Viventura, Yngrid took a break and traveled through Australia and Europe. During this time she specialized in online marketing, her second passion besides traveling.
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