Monika Leuenberger, CTC
Avenues of the World Travel
I am a Swiss native - born and raised in this beautiful country, fluent in the local language, and an expert specializing in creating culinary and culturally-focused itineraries, as well as planning hiking adventures. Even though I have been a U.S. citizen for over 30 years, I still travel internationally - with my most favorite destination (other than Switzerland!) - Peru. As your advisor, I specialize in both destinations.
First, we'll focus on Peru - truly a magical destination that once you've been there you're hooked. My opportunities to experience this diverse destination run the gamut from hiking the Inca Trail and riding a horse from the Sacred Valley to Cuzco, to escorting a group of elderly travelers with mobility issues. Peru is like no place else on earth. With its culture realized mostly through its indigenous and Spanish traditions, and also defined as a country of extremes (that range from 20,000-foot peaks in the Andes to tropical rainforests of the Amazon), Peru is both lush and desert like. I want to share Peru with you! I want you, too, to experience its diversity - from feeling the spiritual and quiet beauty of Machu Picchu to exploring spectacular mountain-scapes on the world's highest rail route! What I can do best for you - because of my extensive experience and knowledge of Peru - is to match you and your interests with the right experience - ranging from non-stop active adventure to luxurious R&R - or somewhere in between. I know Peru.
And I also certainly know my native country - Switzerland, as well. I know the diversity of this small country with its unique customs, cultures, cuisine, accommodations, attractions, events and traditions. From recommending a luxurious, 5-star deluxe resort to suggesting a simple mountain hut that can be reached only on foot, I know Switzerland. And now, I look forward to arranging your adventure. Understanding that everyone has different needs, interests and expectations, I rely on my extensive knowledge to customize and curate the best itinerary to meet and exceed your expectations. Regardless of which destination we arrange first, be assured that not only will I recommend the "must see" destinations, activities, and attractions, but the off-the-beaten-path experiences and excursions that I will include in your itinerary are sure to entice you to return again and again. There truly is so much to see in both countries. I want to know whether you want an active vacation - and how you define "active," and what activities will pique your interest - depending on the time of year you travel. I look forward to making sure that I match your interests and travel style with the perfect itinerary - designed just for you!