Expert to Serve You, Every Step of the Way
An experienced Vantage Adventure Leader will accompany your group from start to finish of your South America travel itinerary — including on your Galapagos cruise — leading sightseeing tours, sharing insights, and generally removing the barriers that exist between resident and visitor. You can count on your Adventure Leader to smooth the way, take care of the details, and turn your South America vacation into a truly memorable experience. If you have chosen an optional extension, you will also enjoy the services of a regional expert at your hotel, who can help you plan your exploration.
Your Adventure Leader
"Traveling for me is like breathing." So says Vantage Adventure Leader Enrique Virto, who was born in Cusco, Peru, and has led travelers to 30 different countries on five continents. Enrique studied Peruvian history in Cusco, Philosophy and Psychology in Paris, and ultimately received a degree with licensure in tourism. As an avid outdoorsman, Enrique says his favorite places are those where he can introduce travelers to natural wonders and variable terrain, among them Machu Picchu, the Galapagos, and Lake Titicaca. When asked what his travelers should take back with them, Enrique answers "the tastes of typical food, the sounds of local music, the spirit of our celebrations, the colors of our textiles, the moments of interaction with local people. These are the souvenirs that last forever."
NEW! ENHANCED COMPLIMENTARY WORLDWIDE CONCIERGE SERVICE
If you have a special request or personal interest you’d like to pursue during your journey, your Vantage Concierge is here to help. Even better, this new and complimentary service is available to all travelers — no matter what cabin category or flight class you’ve reserved (making us the best among other deluxe travel companies!).
Whether you want to plan an anniversary party, track down a bit of your family’s heritage in China, secure restaurant reservations in Paris, or organize an intimate pub crawl for your multigenerational group of family and friends in Ireland, our Concierge service can make your travel dreams come true.
Plus, Concierge service is available before or during your journey. Simply log in to MyPortfolio, submit a pre-trip request to Concierge@vantagetravel.com, or call 1-888-982-6824 and you'll have your answer from our Concierge within two business days. Travelers on our European river ships can also stop by the Concierge Desk (located in your ship’s lobby) to make a request during your journey; for land adventures and small ship cruises, your Adventure Leader or Cruise Director doubles as your onboard Concierge.
Naturalist Experts on Your Galapagos Cruise
During your 4‐night cruise, in addition to your Vantage Adventure Leader and the ship's capable staff, you'll be accompanied by Galapagos National Park certified naturalists. These experts will lead shore excursions, offer informative discussions about the islands' unique flora and fauna, point out birds and wildlife, help you find the best snorkeling, and generally reveal the many natural wonders of this unique archipelago.