Our trekking specialists by country

 

  Stephane, Trekking specialist Peru

Thibault JEANNIN - Bolivia

After a long African voyage (6 months expedition in ATV through Southern and Eastern Africa) and a time spent in the sales department of Terra Peru, today Tibo is the manager of Terra Bolivia, representing the new Terra generation. The young shall take over the reins as soon as the elder have grey hair o no hair left at all. « Really? … Then it should already be done ! », do they declaim around the offices.

  Eric, trekking specialist Chile

Eric QUILLEVERE - Chile

Eric, the Breton star from TV Breizh, nicknamed « superguide », has been the manager of Terra Patagonia Chile since 2008 after managing Terra Andina Bolivia for 3 years and working as a guide for 4 seasons in the Andes.

 
             
 

« When you’ll be able to show as many drops and kilometres as us, we’ll talk about it », reply the paunchy forty-year-olds offended. So what does Tibo do during the weekends? What it takes to get even… and with a smile. He loves it.

Trekking / Ascents carried out :

- Bolivia / Ascents : Pequeño Alpamayo, Huayna Potosi, Illimani, Uturuncu, Licancabur.
- Africa / Ascents : Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) ; Cathedral Peak, Giant’s Castle (South Africa).
- Noteworthy trekking : Huayhuash Cordillera Tour, Lares trekking (Peru), Royal Cordillera crossing Royal Era (Bolivia), Drakensberg crossing (South Africa), Simien trekking (Ethiopia), Mont Blanc Tour, GR10 Pyrenees.

  Trekking / Ascents carried out : :

- Bolivia : Huyana Potosi, Illimani, Sajama, Parinacota, Acotango, Alpamayo Pequeño, Condoriri Volcano South Lipez : Uturuncu, Ollague, Llicancabur, Tunupa.
- Chile : Aconcagua (Argentina), Ojos de Salado, Aucanquilcha, Guallatiri, Isluga, Villarrica, lascar, Llaima, Torres del Paine.
- Numerous openings of ATV-trails through the Altiplano, Argentina, Chile. 70 000 km of trail covered in South America in his favour. Every corner of the Southern Highway. Guide of several Andean trekking. In short, the group’s ATV Altiplano specialist.

 
             

  Olivier, trekking specialist Mexico

Olivier TIBI - Mexico

Olivier, nicknamed « the jedi », worked for a long time as guide « with the wind in his hair » in the Altiplano before working in the sales department in Bolivia and finally setting up Terra Maya. He has been the Mexican jefe since 2006.

  Jaime, trekking specialit Bolivia

Jaime QUISPE - Bolivia

He started as an assistent mule-driver for Terra, accompanying his father. He then climbed the grades one by one : mule-driver, head of mule-driver, assistant cook, cook, guide, French speaking guide, mountain guide and today one of the Andean guides both of upper slopes and trekking.

 
             
  Trekking / Ascents carried out : :

- Bolivia / Ascents : Huayna Potosi, Illimani, Parinacota, Llicancabur, Tunupa.
- Noteworthy trekking : Laguna Glaciar, Apolobamba, Transcordillera.
- Mexico : Itinerary devising/reconnaissance in the Sierra Norte, Baja California, Copper Canyon.

 

In collaboration with Terra he has launched the community tourism project TUNI in Bolivia. Qualified upper slope guide (AGMT / UIAGM), he earned a UIAGM grant for Terra for 8 years, in Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Peru.

Trekking / Ascents carried out :

- Bolivia : Huayna Potosi (Western side, normal, French route), Illimani, Illampu, Ancohuma, Condoriri (all tracks – native of the massif), Pico Schulze, Ankolaya (all tracks), Alpamayo Pequeño, Chachacomani, Chearoco, Parinacota, Sajama, Pomerape, Guallatiri. Akhamani, Palomani, Chaupi Orko (Apolobamba Cordillera), secondary peak of the Quimasa Cruz.
- Chile / Ascents : Ojos del Salado, Acotango, Guallatiri.
- Peru : White Cordillera (Pico Uros,) trekking guide for the Royal Cordillera, Apolobamba, Quimsa Cruz, Westerner.
- Local rescue team (La Paz).

 
             

  Mika, trekking specialist Argentina

Michael TEYSSIER - Argentina

Gave up on a teaching profession in biology in 2005 for the Latino continent. After a season as guide, many trips as adventurer and head of logistics in Bolivia, Mika, « the French butcher », is now manager of Terra Patagonia Argentina.

  Fabrice

Fabrice PAWLAK

Launched Terra Group in 1999. Manager of first Bolivia, then Brazil and last coordinator. Various openings of trekking itineraries (Bolivia, Brazil), co-founder of the Andean communitarian tourism project Tuni, trekking/ATV expedition guide for 2 seasons, editing of the Petit Futé Brazil, Bolivia, co-writer « Incan Peaks », Glénat edition, editor Trek Mag special Bolivia, co-writer various TV documentaries about South American topics, 2 times Transamerica as guide (expedition ATV-outdoor 50 days La Paz-Ushuaia), reconnaissance 5 months solo in Brazil.

 
             
  Trekking / Ascents carried out : :

- Bolivia / Ascents : Huayna Potosi, Illimani, Condoriri, Alpamayo Pequeño, Sajama, Illampu, Ancohuma, Parinacota, Llicancabur, Sairecabur, Putana.
- Chile : Alto Toroni, Isluga.
- Argentina : Tronador, Vinci Guerra, Cerro Albino (Tierra del Fuego), Gorra Blanca (Hielo continental), Cerro Solo (El Chaltén), Nevado Cachi.
- Ascents in the Rocky Mountains.
- Noteworthy trekking :
- Bolivia : Mapiri trekking / Royal Cordillera / Apolobamba / Yunga Cruz / Chiquitania / Quimsa Cruz.
- Argentina : Ushuaia Valdesio trekking, Salta Northwestern Argentina, Hielo Sur continental crossing, Chaltén trekking.
- Miscellaneous : Solo crossing of the Pyrenees in 45 days with ascents of the main peaks / GR20 solo / race in the Alps.

  Trekking / Ascents carried out : :

- Bolivia / Ascents : Huayna Potosi (normal track, French route, Milluni), Illimani, Ancohuma (ice drilling high up/scientific expedition, 6 days), Condoriri, Alpamayo pequeno, Parinacota, Pomerape, Sajama, Llicancabur, Ollague, Uturuncu, Tunupa.
- Ecuador : Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Tungurahua, Sincholangua, Antizana.
- Miscellaneous : Kun 7100 (Ladakh), Toubkal, Mont Blanc !
- Noteworthy trekkings :
- Bolivia : Apolobamba, Royal Transcordillera, Illimani Pinaya-laguna Mururata.
- Argentina : Chaltén towards Hielo continental.
- Chile : W Tour Torres del Paine, Isla Chiloe trekking, Jesuit trekking, Villarrica.
- Peru : Huayhuash Cordillera, Colca Canyon.
- Ecuador : Volcano Valley.
- Brazil : Lencois Marahenses, Chapada Diamantina, Costa Verde Joatinga.

 
             

  Pierre, trekking specialist Argentina

Pierre BOYER

Co-founder of the Terra network, Terra Andina Peru, Terra Patagonia Argentina. Today in charge of the group’s coordination. Specialist in ATV rallies in Patagonia.

  Nicolas, trekking specialist Brazil

Nicolas BLANQUET - Brasil

Terra’s man from Marseille, therefore the following curriculum will be a little fictionalized… In short, manager of Terra Andina Bolivia for 4 years, then of Terra Brazil.

 
             
 

Trekking / Ascents carried out :

- Peru : White Cordillera trekking, Huayhuash, Vilcanota, Sacred Valley, Choquequirao.
- Chile : Torres del Paine trekking

 

Trekking / Ascents carried out : :

- Some peaks in his favour and experience as trekking guide : Costa Verde in Brazil, Royal Cordillera, ascents of Illimani, Huayna Potosi, Parinacota, Tunupa in Bolivia.
- Has launched various collaborations with Andean communities.
- A season as guide in the Altiplano and a 3-month solo reconnaissance in Brazil.
- Has participated to various editions of the Petit Futé and an issue of Trek Mag.

 
             
             

WHO ARE WE?

Terra Cordillera is a receptive travel agency based in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Panama and Costa Rica.

It belongs to the tour operator Terra Group. Bringing together the collective adventures of several friends and associates since 1998, Terra Group is a network of travel agencies operating throughout Latin America (and South America).

Terra Andina Bolivia covers Bolivia (since1999)
Terra Andina Peru, Peru (since 2001)
Terra Brazil, the whole of Brazil
(since 2003)
Terra Maya, Mexico and Guatemala (since 2006)
Terra Patagonia, Argentina (since 2006)
Terra Caribea Panama and Costa Rica (since 2007)
Terra Patagonia Chile Chile and Easter Island (since 2008)
Terra Andina Ecuador, Ecuador (since 2009)
Terra Antarctica, cruises in Antarctica (since 2009)

These entities share common values, modern work methods and experiences gathered from similar backgrounds. We consider ourselves “dream merchants”, but “travel specialist to Latin America” best defines our activity.
Over the years, we have become recognized as specialists in tourism and professionals in the area of individual and a la carte (tailor-made) trips, group trips, incentive travel and seminars organization. This versatility also allows us to use our knowledge in other areas connected to travel: reports, editing of travel guides, photography, events, adventure travel, extraordinary trips (like crossing the continent), and actions in the area of responsible tourism.
We are committed to a diverse range of activity built around the same theme – travel in Latin America, both stimulating us personally as much as creating a synergy between our different activities. To “root out” information for these reports, we are driven to explore unknown regions, generating new contacts and giving birth to innovative ideas … which are developed to produce tourist programs (and vice versa).

To know better Terra Explora and its agencies network around Latin America, go to the website Terra Explora

Quality, at the best price with complete security.
Our marketing strategy is centered on quality of service. In our different agencies, the managers, the operations director and the salespersons, are all working from ground level. They are professional, tri-lingual and experienced in modern methods of work. This is one of the strongest points of our structure, and our contacts appreciate our willingness to recognize and advocate quality. This is expressed as much in the construction of programs (quick precise response, in the language of our operators) as in our operations (emphasis placed on security).
Our offices take care of their own logistics (equipment / materials / necessities) and to the wide network of correspondents for particular areas of operation (Amazon / Pantanal / the Andes).

This requirement for quality does not limit itself solely to a capacity to operate a successful tourist program; it is accompanied by competitive prices according to the level of comfort desired.This competition takes place partly during negotiations that happen with local operators (hotels, transport, guides, flights etc.) and is partly due to our aim to operate services ourselves as often as possible, without intermediaries.
We wish to avoid increasing the number of intermediaries :
• to limit accumulation of extra commissions being charged;
• to shorten the chain of communication and thus improve direct control of our operations;
• to conserve our strength in proposals and innovations.

Tourism as a Positive Act.

One speaks today of ecotourism, or of “ethical tourism”. Both aim to show common sense and respect, a consciousness that traveling is at the same time borrowing from and imprinting on the places we encouter. To act with good sense by respecting the fragile environment by respecting our teams on site or in offices by paying fair salaries.Our hope is to show great consideration for the people who receive us, as well as to our clients and to ourselves, seeking to ever enrich the contents of our programs to give meaning to traveling.

Associates:
Nicolas Blanquet, Pierre Boyer, Fabrice Pawlak, Eric Quillevere, Jérôme Sans, Olivier Tibi, Thibault Jeannin, Agathe Guy, Sandrine Gallo, Thomas Loubert.

The team group:
Cathy gilloury, Pierre Ligonie, Marc Quillevere, Alvaro Perez, Francois Jaupitre, Deborah Messina, Orlando Calatayud, Luis Garrido, Coraline Gachignat, Johana Matta, Claudie Perche, Fabien Colin, Henry Mendoza Sucari, Mathieu Mejecasse, Camila Castello, Gustavo Cruz, Nivea Attalah, Vania Sandoval, Mathieu Mejecase, Antonio Schnoor, João Bauvoi, Fabiana Carosio, Evelyne Chambon, Axelle Kiers, Susanne Lipsch, Natasha Rodriguez, Karine Boyer, Laurence Sans, Julie Pawlak, Julie Ligny, Paola Salazar, Luis Felipe Cusi Castro, Manon Laloge, Sebastian Guevara Viquez, Florian Servant, Edison Nivelo, Catherine Nieto-Napierai, Rodrigo Mendoza, Grover Tito, Benjamin Boyer.


OUR ASSETS

KNOWLEDGE
Every agency, yearly, realizes several scouting trips in new areas. Those trips, together with our media operations (TV reports, editing, printing press, writing of tourist guides) lead to a renewed knowledge of the countries in which we operate, as well as an increase and a renewal of itineraries offered.

TECHNOLOGY
Terra Group is equipped with a technological structure, TERRASOFT, developing software dedicated to help the work of the receptive agency. The software package “Imagine” has enabled us to optimize qualitatively our daily work. It will be available for our customers in 2009, free of charge.

GEOGRAPHICAL PRESENCE
We are physically established continuously from Mexico to the Tierra de Fuego. We have chosen to organize ourselves in a vast geographical area to be able to offer competitive trans-national trips as well as continent crossing trips. Our offices (9 operational offices in 2008 - Rio, Bariloche, Puerto Mont, La Paz, Uyuni, Cuzco, Lima, Mérida, Panama City - have their own logistic and a network of partners to operate in difficult areas (Amazonia / Pantanal / isolated cordilleras / Antarctica).

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM
Our concrete policies regarding responsible tourism ensure the motivation of the field teams and local communities we work with. (See paragraphs below).

COMMUNICATION
Professional queries, except during week-ends, are, with the occasional exception, replied to within 24 hours by a trilingual representative, knowing perfectly the costs, the sites and the operations. Our respective websites are regularly updated and contain most of the programs we offer. They enable our tour operator’s clients to choose programs ideas, texts and pictures to build their own programs.
Our agencies are constantly linked to each other as well as to our partners (via phone, email, MSN Messenger and Skype).

MOTIVATION
Our economic model is based both on the progressive opening of the company capital (8 associates in 2008) as well as on a bonus system. In addition to this, Terra regularly invests in field staff training programs. These incentive programs directly affect our team’s motivation.

OUR TRAVEL FORMULAS

CUSTOM TRIPS
For a program focused on the visits of the renowned sites or off-the-beaten-track, for a 6000 meters roped party or just for a cultural stay, our team is at your disposal to build your ideal program, according to your logistics (dates, seasons, particular wishes, budget, physical condition…). Customized trips are made possible by the attention given to each individual customer via an open communication and the sharing of ideas.
Note: every office has a special phone number, at the price of a local call.

GROUPS
The experience and the knowledge accumulated since the company started enables us to offer group trips while maintaining competitive prices and logistic achievements. Whether you are looking for a package with fixed departure dates, a classical program or an original itinerary for an agency or company committee; we put our professional skills at your service to make your stay successful.

THEME TOURS
Theme tours form a strong trend in the custom trip demand. More and more travelers tend to be interested in the details of the trip and want to favor one aspect of their destination, a mean of transportation, a particular activity… We have made up a range of theme tours in order to satisfy those targeted queries: wild lands, telluric phenomenon, history, outdoor, gastronomy, adventure, 4x4, religion, mountain-biking, trains of the Andes….


TERRA GROUP AGENCIES

TERRA GROUP - Pierre Boyer- pierre@terra-explora.com - www.travels-latin-america.com
cel. SouthAm. (+0054) 9 2944 641661 - Skype : pierre_boyer

ANTARCTICA - Bariloche - TERRA ANTARCTICA – Karine Boyer - contact@voyage-antarctique.com - www.voyage-antarctique.com - (+54) 2944 430 820 (+54) 2944 430 820

ARGENTINA - Bariloche - TERRA PATAGONIA – Michael Tessier -
michael@terra-patagonia.com - www.voyages-patagonie.com – (+54) 2944 430 820 - Skype : terra.patagonia

BOLIVIA - La Paz - TERRA ANDINA BOLIVIA – Thibault Jeannin - thibault@terra-andina.com -
www.bolivia-travels.com – (+591) 22 42 29 95

BRASIL - Rio de Janeiro - TERRA BRAZIL - Nicolas Blanquet - contact@terra-brazil.com -
www.terra-brazil.com - Tel (+55 21) 25 43 31 85

CHILE - Pucon - TERRA PATAGONIA CHILE - Eric Quillevere - eric@terra-patagonia.com - www.tourisme-chili.com - Tel (+56) 45 44 45 58

ECUADOR - Quito - TERRA ANDINA ECUADOR– Christophe Napierai- contact@voyages-equateur.com - www.voyages-equateur.com – (+ 00 593) 85 774 957 - Skype : terra.ecuador

MEXICO - TERRA MAYA - Mérida - Olivier Tibi - olivier@terra-maya.com - www.terra-maya.com
(+52) 999 944 53 59

PANAMA/COSTA RICA- Panama City - TERRA CARIBEA - Thomas Loubert -
contact@terra-caribea.com - www.terra-caribea.com – (+506) 22 65 10 20 / 09 70 44 59 82

PERU - Cuzco & Lima - TERRA ANDINA PERU - Agathe Guy - agathe@terra-andina.com - www.peru-travels.com - (+51 84) 25.21.32 / 09 70 46 66 20





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