Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Juan Carlos Gonzalez is the Co-founder and Co-owner of Andes World Travel and had been active in the tourist industry for almost three decades. He started working as a mountain guide and tour-leader, traveling extensively in most of South America, Nepal, India, Central Asia, Africa, and Europe.
In 2011 Juan Carlos established Andes World Travel, in his native Colombia, with his partner Sine Madsen. Since the beginning, he’s been actively designing itineraries, especially those related to mountain activities in remote areas, and coordinating the logistical operations based on a solid background gained during many years on the field.
Juan Carlos works in marketing promoting the company, establishing new relations with potential customers, attending the international tourist fairs and events, and constantly developing new products and exploring interesting new destinations for a constantly changing market.
He is also the manager for the mountain logistics where safety, proper acclimatization, and collaboration with the local communities is the core aspect.
He speaks fluent Spanish, English, Portuguese, and Danish.
Sine Madsen is the Co-founder and CEO at Andes World Travel.
Sine has been in the tourism industry almost her entire adult life and has a great understanding of the business due to a wide experiences ranging from organizing tailor-made tours in Spain, Airbnb Rentals, and, since 2011, the CEO at Andes World Travel.
She is Danish-born but has been living abroad since 2002, first in Spain, and from 2011 in Colombia. After traveling most of the continent and gathering first-hand experience, she established Andes World Travel together with her business partner, Juan Carlos.
Sine is the daily administrative leader, as well as the CEO at the company. She has focused on developing most of the nature and culture destinations in Colombia, Ecuador, Galapagos, and Peru. In recent years, she has introduced more sustainable practices in Andes World Travel, and is very passionate about sustainability in the tourism industry and climate-friendly traveling.
Her passions are many and include: nature, wildlife, hiking, playing tennis, music and traveling, and experiencing the Latin World.
She speaks fluent Spanish, English and Danish.
Maria Monica Rodriguez Plazas
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
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 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
Evelin Ferro Carrasco
Evelin was born and raised in the city of Cusco in Perú, right at the heart of the Inka empire. She studied tourism administration and some of her passions are to enjoy the diverse gastronomy that the country has to offer, as well as traveling and discovering new destinations, which she later apply at work.
She has been working in the tourism industry for about 15 years and have a wide knowledge and experience from the hotel business, airlines and travel agencies.
Evelin is responsible for the organization and logistics of our trips in Peru; taking good care of every detail since her aim is to provide a high level of service to each traveler. In addition, her big concerns are the sustainability and low environmental impact during the operations. She speaks fluent Spanish and English