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Gabrielle Venturi

Gabrielle Venturi
(510) 269-4292

Gabrielle was born and raised in Denver, but has spent most of her adult life outside of the United States. She graduated with degrees in English Literature and Spanish from the University of Toronto, and afterward worked for 5 years on research projects at a Mesoamerican Studies foundation. A city girl with mountain roots, Gabrielle has lived and traveled extensively in South & Central America and is just as comfortable tottering in high heels on the tango floor as she is trekking the wilds of Patagonia.

What Our Clients Have To Say About Gabrielle:

Gabrielle is priceless. A joy to work with and so knowledgeable and helpful and responsive that I think of her as a friend! -Bob and Patricia Anderson, Kingston, WA

Gabrielle was wonderful to work with. Everything she planned for us was exactly what we like to do. -Craig Johnson, Encinitas, CA

Gabrielle’s practical advice helped us tailor a fantastic and effortless vacation. She is an ultimate professional, prompt, courteous and kind, and she treated me with ultimate respect and courtesy. She worked miracles within our budget and did a great job creating an epic memory for us. -Ruth A. Pavilonis, Copperopolis, CA

Most Recent Posts:

Before I Worked for Vaya: Guatemalan Historical Research

Posted by on March 11th, 2014
Strange Lands and Different Peoples

Before I started working for Vaya I spent several years working for Plumsock Mesoamerican Studies, an NGO dedicated to encouraging and advancing the academic study of Mesoamerican History. While employed with Plumsock I was involved in helping research what has become the following book: This book takes a look at a specific moment in Guatemalan […]

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Active Rio: Adventurous Options in Tijuca National Park

Posted by on January 13th, 2014

Rio de Janeiro is celebrated for its beaches, and travelers often focus on them when planning their trips.  The names Copacabana and Ipanema conjure up images of bronzed bodies, skimpy bikinis, and relaxing on the sand.  It is true that Rio’s South Zone is blessed with miles of coastline, but the city is also surrounded […]

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Fernando de Noronha

Posted by on November 28th, 2013
Fernando de Noronha

Brazil has a guide to beaches known as the Guia Quatro Rodas Praias.  In all of Brazil, only four beaches received a rating of five stars from this guide, and three of them are located on Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago located 525 kilometers off the coast of Pernambuco in northern Brazil. There are 21 […]

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Luxury Atacama hotel, Chile: Tierra Atacama

Posted by on July 16th, 2013
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Chile is incredibly diverse in its landscape. Traveling west to east (a maximum of 217 miles at its widest point) one travels from the Pacific Ocean to the towering Andes. Traveling south to north one can go from the windblown end of the earth in Patagonia to the driest place on earth: the Atacama Desert. Surprisingly, […]

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Pristine Peruvian Amazon : Manu

Posted by on June 27th, 2013

  The Manu National Biosphere Reserve is a 2 million hectare park located in the Amazon basin of Peru. A large percentage of the park is protected and inaccessible to visitors but the areas that are accessible provide arguably the best wildlife viewing possibilities in Peru and the chance to experience primary rainforest.   Access […]

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Hiking Machu Picchu Mountain

Posted by on June 3rd, 2013
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Most photos of Machu Picchu include the rhino horn-shaped peak of Huayna Picchu, making this peak almost as iconic as the archeological zone itself. Maybe this is why many visitors to Machu Picchu eagerly queue every morning to be one of the 400 people who are permitted to ascend the 8,920 ft. peak per day.  […]

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New Hotels in Puerto Natales

Posted by on April 3rd, 2013

One of our most popular itineraries, the Highlights of Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, includes a one night stay in the charming fishing village of Puerto Natales. Over the last few years Puerto Natales has seen a boom in boutique, all-inclusive hotels that cater to travelers on their way to the nearby Torres del Paine National […]

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Kayaking in Patagonia

Posted by on January 18th, 2013

Many of our travelers head to Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina, with the desire of seeing the park’s namesake: glaciers. The Perito Moreno Glacier is famous for its incredible rate of movement (up to 2 meters per day) and the fact that you can hike on it and gaze into its eerie blue depths. For […]

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The Estancias of Argentine Patagonia

Posted by on December 6th, 2012
Hotel Eolo

When many people picture Argentine Patagonia they envision the famous granite towers of Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. In their eagerness to visit these stunning peaks many travelers stay in the transportation hub of El Calafate, but to do so is to miss the opportunity to experience another essential part of Patagonia: the estancia. […]

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Tigre and the Paraná Delta

Posted by on October 30th, 2012

For many of our travelers, the cosmopolitan allure of Buenos Aires is enough to keep them busy and satisfied for a few days.  For some, a day or two in the metropolis is enough, and they want a chance to escape the urban density and reconnect with nature.  One great day trip from Buenos Aires […]

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