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President:
Jim Lutz

Jim is the founder and President of Vaya Adventures. Jim developed a passion for Latin America while living and working in Ecuador after graduating from Harvard University. He has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in South and Central America. A native of New Jersey, Jim now lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and 3 young children. He is also the President of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, an organization of over 40 travel companies that work to promote sustainable tourism practices and conservation in the Galapagos Islands.

Recent Posts by Jim:

January 8th, 2016
IGTOA Spearheads Pioneering Approach to Guide Training in the Galapagos

2015 had several highlights, but the pinnacle for me (and one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional life) was helping spearhead an innovative guide training program in the Galapagos Islands. The initiative took place during the first two weeks of November, and will raise both the level of guiding in the islands and… Read Full Post

June 16th, 2015
Hiking the Cordillera Blanca

On my most recent trip to Peru I had the chance to return to the Cordillera Blanca, a stunning Andean subrange about a 1 hour flight (or 7 hour drive) north of Lima. I had been to this dramatic region of the Andes to go mountain climbing with a friend in 1998, back when I… Read Full Post

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