Juan Carlos Gonzalez
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.
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
Stefan joined the team in January 2020. He graduated as tourism specialist at the International School of Tourism in Zurich. As a mountain-loving Swiss guy and having done various trips throughout Latin America, he fits perfectly into the team’s spirit. He is especially fascinated by off the beaten track-trails and the hidden gems of the Latin American Countries. In addition to English and Spanish, he is also fluent in French and his native German.