Our expert Travel Consultants come from 11 countries and have traveled the continent extensively, with a deep knowledge of the diversity, cultures and destinations we cater to. You'll find SouthAmerica.travel offices in Lima, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, North America & Europe.
First founded in 1999, SouthAmerica.travel celebrates 15+ years of delivering expert travel planning throughout South America - and ONLY South America. Read more about SouthAmerica.travel's Co-Founders Juergen Keller and Bradley Nehring .
With offices in Lima, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Europe and the US, we were awarded 2007 the coveted SouthAmerica.travel domain by, Tralliance, the authority in charge of assigning .travel domain names. declaring us the best representative of the banner website of the Continent.
Travel at your pace! Give us your ideas - destinations, type of travel, level of comfort - we'll spice it with hidden gems, personal tips, unique ideas to create your perfect trip - we'll take of ALL the details!
We are there every hour of every day, whenever you need us. With local numbers in every South American country, you can reach us anytime a question arises.
Our local operations offices in Lima, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro guarantee superior quality control, and are each members of the National Tourist Boards of their respective countries: Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
We love South America and want to make your travel dreams come true! We put our heart and creativity into every trip itinerary we create. We make your dreams a reality, faster - allowing you travel relaxed & worry-free.
Founding of Universal Understanding GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany, with mission of exploring culture ties to Brazil.
Founding of Universal Understanding LLC in the USA, launch of our 4star Brazil Tours website promoting expert custom tour planning to Brazil
Founding of 4 star Turismo del Peru as Peruvian Incoming Operator in Lima, Peru and 4star Turismo (Argentina) S.R.L. as Argentina Incoming Operator in Bs As, Argentina
Recognizing the decline in the flight consolidator business, Value Travel is spun off to allow 4starSouthAmerica to concentrate on its core Travel Planning business, and lands contracts with multiple flight consolidators to offer clients more choice at lower prices
Awarded coveted website www.SouthAmerica.travel by the .travel administrator Tralliance
Colombia Tours & Paraguay Tours added, as well as expanded Specialty South America Golf Tours, South America Wines Tours, South America Adventure Tours, South America Railway Tours, South America Cruises and Brazil Beach Resorts
Consolidation of all 4star websites under www.SouthAmerica.travel website. Re-emphasis as 4**** & 5***** South America Specialists. Celebration of 10th anniversary as South America Travel
Flagship US headquarters opens in Seattle, Washington. If you're in the Seattle area, come visit us! We'd love to take you out for a cup of coffee and help you plan your trip to South America.
Launch of new website & corporate image for www.SouthAmerica.travel.
New members of Travel Trust and ATOL, assuring UK based travelers protection.
Juergen Keller was born in Southwest Germany, and has studied in his home country, as well as Spain, Portugal and Brazil. He wrote his Masters Thesis at the World Bank library in Washington, D.C. Even while studying, Juergen began taking American, Canadian and Brazilian high school students and adults on multi-country tours throughout Europe. While working as Export Manager for an international company, the itch to share his love of traveling inspired him to found SouthAmerica.travel in 1999.
SouthAmerica.travel's co-founder & multi-purpose VP Bradley Nehring was raised near Seattle, studied at Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet in Tuebingen, Germany, as well as in Spain. Following work at a trade bank in London, Bradley became a Tour Director for EF Educational Tours in 1991, and was appointed Regional Manager for Central & Eastern Europe, where he saw the volume grow three-fold in six years. He has also worked for international tour operators Kuoni, Insight, GoAhead, Gate1, Passports, ACIS and DER. Throughout the 1990s he has escaped the chilly northern winters by traveling through the diverse landscapes of South America.