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:

March 25th, 2019
The Most Fascinating Wildlife Habits in Antarctica

Most trips to Antarctica involve a two-day crossing each way of the infamous Drake Passage, the 600 mile long body of water between the tip of South America and the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula where the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern oceans converge. When you find yourself in the middle of this epic journey, with… Read Full Post

The Baroness and her lovers (photo credit USC Special Collections/Zeitgeist Films)
March 10th, 2019
The Human History of the Galapagos Islands… and a Murder Mystery

“The gray outlines of the little fishing boat slowly faded in the mist lying over the sea, till at last they disappeared altogether. She was the boat which had brought us here, and half an hour before we had been still aboard with her skipper and crew. Now we were on our own, ‘stranded’ on… 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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