Expert Trip Leadership, Every Step of the Way
A Vantage Adventure Leader will accompany your group throughout your South America travel itinerary — 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.
Your Adventure Leaders
Twenty-year travel veteran Nadia Gibson says she always looks to add the “fun factor” to every Vantage group she leads on a South America travel itinerary. That might mean breaking out into song while visiting an Argentine estancia, telling a joke at dinner in Santiago, or demonstrating the perfect fly fishing technique at a Patagonian stream (yes, she is an avid outdoorswoman who fly fishes with her family every chance she gets…). Born and raised in Argentina, Nadia is of Swiss descent, was educated at a British bilingual school in Buenos Aires, was an accomplished field hockey player, and was also an exchange student for a time in Huntington on New York’s Long Island. Nadia says that going the extra mile means helping her travelers to fully experience a destination. “I don’t just want you see a place but to touch, feel, hear, and even smell it. If you are able to take back these very rich impressions, you will never forget them, and I will have done my job.”
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.
Regional Experts enrich your discoveries
No one knows a destination better than an insider, so in addition to your Adventure Leader, you’ll enjoy the services of experienced, English-speaking regional experts in select locations during your included tours. Their deep command of regional history will certainly enrich your viewing of important attractions. But our “insiders” go a step beyond, sharing insights on behind-the-scenes aspects of local culture that ordinary tours usually overlook. How do families in this area get by? What are some of the local legends? What do the decorations on a particular house mean? Your regional expert is eager to bring it all alive for you.