OUR TEAM

Juan Carlos Gonzalez

Juan Carlos Gonzalez

Co-founder, Co-owner & General Manager: Mountains

juancarlos@andesworldtravel.com
tel: +57-3143944826

Juan Carlos Gonzalez is the Co-founder and Co-owner of Andes World Travel. Juan Carlos is a highly qualified and experienced technical mountain climber, and has worked as a mountain guide and expedition leader in the high mountains of the Andes, Himalayas, Caucasus, Kilimanjaro, Alps, and Pyrenees for more than 18 years. He has guided numerous cultural and nature trips to the Galapagos and most of South America. Juan Carlos is very service-minded and on top of all details when organizing or leading your trip. When not on a mountain ridge, Juan Carlos works as manager of the mountain area, and is on top of all details when organizing or leading your trip. He speaks fluent Spanish, English, Portuguese and Danish.

Sine Madsen

Sine Madsen

Co-founder, Co-owner & General Manager

sine@andesworldtravel.com
tel: +57-3102106020

Sine Madsen is the Co-founder and General Manager of Andes World Travel. She is Danish but has been living abroad the last 15 years, first in Spain and since 2011 in Colombia. Sine started in the tourism industry 12 years ago organizing tailor-made tours in Spain. Since then, she has focussed on experiencing and developing most of our nature and culture destinations in Colombia, Ecuador, Galapagos, Bolivia and Peru. Her passions are Nature, Wildlife, Hiking, Traveling and experiencing the Latin World. She speaks fluent Spanish, English and Danish.

Maria Monica Rodriguez Plazas

Maria Monica Rodriguez Plazas

Sales and logistical operations

mariamonica@andesworldtravel.com
tel: +57-3123040159

Maria Monica joined the team in April 2015 as seller and operations assistant. She studied Biology at the National University of Colombia and has a master’s degree in biological sciences from Los Andes University. One of her greatest passions is rock climbing and mountaineering, which she has been practicing for more than 10 years. She has a great sense of logistics, and with her as your trip-planner there will be no unattended details. She speaks Spanish and English

Ya Karen Juanka Trier

Ya Karen Juanka Trier

Sales and logistical operations

yaya@andesworldtravel.com
tel: +57-3114922265

Ya or Yaya Is our newest team member, working as and sales and operations assistant. She is a historian graduated from the University of Copenhagen with two semesters spent at the National University of Colombia. Yaya is half Shuar from the Ecuadorian Amazon and half Danish. She has lived in Denmark, Ecuador and Colombia and therefore has an excellent knowledge of the different cultures. Her Interests are history, literature, dancing and travels. She Is a very organized and efficient-minded person who will do everything in her power to plan your trip to your liking. She’s fluent in Spanish, English & Danish

Matteo Mazzieri

Matteo Mazzieri

Sales and logistical operations

matteo@andesworldtravel.com
tel: +57-3163743593

Matteo has been working with the company for many years as a mountain guide and tour-leader, now he is also in-charge of the trips logistics and sales. Matteo is Italian born and raised in Colombia. He’s been a consummate climber/mountaineer and seasonal traveller since a very young age, having visited most of the Andean countries, North America and Europe. He has also lived/worked on both sides of the Atlantic and this together with his European background provides him with a good understanding of client’s service and local logistics, very important qualities to guarantee a great trip. He’s fluent in Spanish, English & Italian

Marcial Vasquez

Marcial Vasquez

Operations - Ecuador

Marcial Vasquez Amable is in charge of all logistical details for your Ecuador trip. He was educated as a geologist and professional mountain guide, and has a lifelong experience within the tourist industry. He’s also the former director of the Ecuadorian Guide Association, ASEGUIM, and has a huge network of qualified guides, whether it’s for a cultural round trip or for a challenging mountain trip. Besides being excellent at organizing logistical details, Marcial is also a very skilled mountain guide, IFMGA certified and has more than 25 years of guiding experience. With him you are in safe hands on any of the Ecuadorian high peaks. He speaks fluent Spanish and English

Julia Catunta Janco

Julia Catunta Janco

Operations - Bolivia

Julia is Bolivian and a professional tour operator manager, as well as a leader with 18 years experience in tourist industry. She is involved in designing and organizing both conventional and trekking/mountain climbing programs in her country. Julia has been leading/guiding trips throughout Bolivia for more than 11 years, while studying other languages such as Portuguese, French, Italian and also attending conferences and lectures to update her knowledge. Since 2013, Julia has been in charge of the logistical operations in Bolivia for Andes World Travel, organizing almost every detail of our trips and making sure they run as smooth as possible.