Sept. 29, 2011
-- There is a new tour operator in town with a travel philosophy that will make you think twice before booking with the big boys. viventura
doesn't offer tours to 120 countries, they focus on what they know and love, South America
. After 10 yrs of working in Europe viventura
has finally come to America! With offices in 9 of the 12 South American countries they design unique, innovative tours. Their travel philosophy is 2/3 what you know and 1/3 what you don't, a mix of known and unknown destinations.
Travel agencies have been around for years, cruising from one tourist attraction to the next ruining them for the rest of us. They show up in a 100 ft tour bus and flood the area with a group of 60 tourists creating a theme park atmosphere. These companies and their passengers often have one common goal, take the most pictures in as many different "highlight destinations"
as possible in the shortest amount of time. They focus is on quantity not quality. South America tours
are limited to a maximum of 9 passengers and their travel itineraries are designed to avoid the crowds so you won’t arrive to the highlights at peak hours.
Don't get me wrong, tourist attractions are famous for a reason right? We can agree that a trip to Rome wouldn't be complete without visiting the Colosseum, Peru without Machu Picchu
? I think not. Highlight destinations typically have amazing histories, make for great photos, and shouldn’t be neglected. But what makes a travel experience memorable, unique, the trip of a lifetime? Great memories are made with people not places, from sharing not taking.
This is viventura's
goal, to create innovative tours, providing travelers with unique, memorable travel experiences. Hands on personal connections with the local culture, not snapping pictures through the tour bus window. South America tours
accomplish this in the following ways. Passengers with viventura receive invitations from local families to spend the night and share a meal together. They visit social projects funded by them and spend time playing and interacting with underprivileged children. They take alternative city tours that show you the “real” city life, not just cathedrals and museums. Anyone can visit Iguazu Falls, hike the Inka trail, or visit the Galapogos Islands. Take one of viventura’s South America tours and you can too, but with personal connections and unique adventures along the way.
Thanks to their unique travel philosophy and loyal clients viventura
is one of the most widely recognized tour operators in Europe. Don’t just visit South America, experience it with a one of a kind South American vacation. Visit http://www.viventura.com
to reserve your spot on one of three South American vacations
. Andean Encounters, a 15 day excursion that takes you to Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. Patagonia from the North to South for 16 days. Or 10 days in Colombia, the newest hot spot in South America.
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viventura designs and sells small group tours to South America. Their tour philosophy is 2/3 what you know, 1/3 what you don't. Tours that include top highlights and the opportunity for local interactions along the way.