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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)

Recent Posts by Marci:

March 7th, 2018
A South America Specialist’s Favorite Travel Moments (So Far!) and 2018 Bucket List

Every time I check one thing off my South America travel bucket list, I add about 10 more. That’s the thing about this continent: it’s so incredibly diverse that just when you think you know it, countless new surprises and must-do experiences pop up. Here’s a list of my favorite moments I’ve had in South… Read Full Post

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December 27th, 2017
A Typical Day in the Galapagos Islands

All around us, curious sea turtles popped their heads through the water’s surface like whack-a-moles. Marine iguanas paddled lazily in the waves, unfazed by their human companions snorkeling just a few feet away, and two frigate birds coasted above, their silhouettes looking remarkably like mini-pterodactyls. Suddenly, our guide tapped my arm and pointed through the… Read Full Post

Marci's Client Reviews:

From the very first contact I had with Marci I knew I would 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, knowledgable and nailed it on planning a perfect trip for us. If i was to ever 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 Galápagos Islands, we were taken care of royally. Thank you, Marci!Steve and Christine Theno

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