Destination Specialist:
Marci Koltonuk

Marci currently resides in Southern California after spending several years living and working in Santiago and Buenos Aires. She studied journalism and theatre in college, and worked in the luxury hospitality industry in New York City for a decade. Her love of travel eventually led her to South America, a continent whose contrasts and culture always intrigued her. Some of her favorite moments so far have been searching for elusive jaguars in the Pantanal of Brazil, snorkeling next to a penguin in the Galapagos Islands, and watching the sun set red and gold over the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Languages Spoken:
English (native), Spanish (fluent)

Posts by Marci:

January 27th, 2020
All-Inclusive Resorts, Vaya Style

When you hear “all-inclusive,” you might immediately think of a massive resort on the edge of a Mexican or Caribbean beach, unlimited piña coladas, and a lot of sitting around in the sun. But Vaya’s idea of an all-inclusive resort involves hiking among the peaks and glaciers of Patagonia, seeking out the elusive wildlife in… Read Full Post

November 7th, 2019
The Magic of the Coca Leaf

It may come as a surprise and sound a little strange at first, but every hotel you encounter during your adventure to Machu Picchu will almost certainly offer you a hot cup of mate de coca, tea made from coca leaves (yes, the very same leaves that cocaine comes from, but the tea is non-addictive)…. Read Full Post

Marci's Client Reviews:

From the very first contact I had with Marci I knew I wanted to travel with Vaya. She actually answered the phone the very first time I called and then followed up my call with an email within a matter of minutes and then responded to all my emails very promptly. I really enjoyed planning my trip with Marci, and I really believe that we had a fabulous trip because of Marci's planning and guidance.Janet Mitchell
Marci was so attentive, helpful, knowledgeable, and nailed it on planning a perfect trip for us. If I were ever to meet her in person I would give her a big hug for a job well done. She was a big part of a seamless and memorable vacation.Suzanne Balestrieri
Marci worked hard to make the trip what we wanted... From the moment we were picked up in Quito until we were dropped off at the airport in the Galapagos Islands, we were taken care of royally. Thank you, Marci!Steve and Christine Theno

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