We at Indico Travels have traveled far and wide and believe that travel can be the most exciting and rewarding experience in the world.
We believe everyone should feel empowered to visit their dream destination, regardless whether their friends or partner can join them. Indico Travels tours give you the opportunity to mix the benefits of an adventurous trip with the company, comfort and security that comes with going on a group trip. Get to know new people and potential future travel buddies while you explore the world with like-minded people!
Sina is the founder of Indico Travels. Having lived in a total of five countries in Europe and South America, she is a huge fan of diving into new cultures and connecting with locals. She has travelled to nearly all continents by herself, including traveling to the "End of the World" in southernmost Argentina. As a solo travel expert, Sina loves to share tips and encourage others to set out on their own adventure. Sometimes, though, she did wish she could travel with others over 30 (which are not so easily found in youth hostels!). That's why she decided to make her passion for travel her profession, and created Indico Travels, with the aim of bringing people like her together to go on unforgettable group adventures.
What it means to travel with Indico Travels
Every element of our trips is designed to maximize your experience as a traveller in your 30s or 40s. For example when you stay in a city, we'll pick hotels that are within safe walking distance to local bars. We also know you are on a break from a busy work schedule, so we make sure to give you some time out where you decide yourself whether you want to take part in optional activities or put your feet up.
Our trips always include a range of experiences - from getting muddy to enjoying infinity pools, from learning about the country's history to sampling the local liquor, as we believe variety makes for the most memorable vacation. We'll always introduce you to locals to get to know the country through their eyes, in a way you perhaps couldn't when organising a trip yourself. For example in Lisbon, we are invited by local friends for a rooftop dinner at their house, or in Sri Lanka we stay in a remote village overnight.
Traveling responsibly is very important to us - which is why we do the research and planning needed to make the trip fair for the environment, animals and local communities, so that you can travel with a good conscience. We compensate the CO2 emissions of our trips - including your international flights - and stick to certain rules we have set ourselves, for example not taking internal flights if the route could be completed by a different mode of transport within 6 hours. Check out our responsibility page and our core values for more information!
Our promises to you
Made for travellers in their 30s and 40s
Meet the locals
No hidden costs
Sustainability is central to our tours
We're all very passionate about travel and our mission is to help you gain authentic insights into other cultures and countries!
CEO & Founder
Authentic Travel & Modern Entrepreneurship
Andre founded Viventura - the first Ventura TRAVEL brand - while still a student out of a desire to make trips more fun and show travelers the real South America. On the ground there, he set up different offices that took care of travel organization, trip development and customer service. He moved back to Berlin in 2012 and, three years later, he founded Ventura TRAVEL. Since then, he has been supporting tourism professionals who have a passion for a specific tourism niche to build their brands within Ventura. Through this construct, these "intrapreneurs" develop their vision for their destinations, while having an experienced team with professional infrastructure on the background for areas such as finance, marketing, IT, and HR. Privately, Andre enjoys spending time with his wife and son and tries to eat good ceviche as often as possible.
Integrator, Head of Business Operations
U.S.-born, Ecuadorian bred, Berliner by choice
Erick works from our Berlin office as Integrator and oversees our company's business operations. From a very early age, he's been fascinated by new languages and cultures, and he especially enjoys getting to know countries' politics and history. Erick's family is from Ecuador and Peru, and he previously worked on economic development issues across different Latin American countries. He joined Ventura TRAVEL after working in Washington D.C., Germany, Belgium, and Costa Rica.
Executive Director Japaventura
Responsible for Japaventura's success and Intrapreneur Coordinator
Francesca is the founder of Japaventura, the first external brand of Ventura TRAVEL. She leads the team (operations, sales and products) and takes care of Japaventura's strategy. She is also in charge of the intrapreneurs' coordination, ensuring connection and communication between intrapreneurs and executives. Francesca left her Italian hometown that she loves so much 10 years ago to explore the world and embark on new adventures. Since then, she has lived in a host of different cities, from Lisbon to Miami, via Kyoto and Berlin. Her passion for people and new cultures has led her to learn no less than 7 different languages and to travel to around 50 countries. Even though she keeps a strong bond with her hometown in Tuscany, her heart beats for Japan, the place she loves most in the world. When she is not working on Japaventura, she spends her time in the best restaurants in town, either to practice the foreign languages that she already knows ... or not yet, or to discover new recipes, if possible Japanese.
From Barcelona into the world
Maria has joined the Africaventura team as a travel specialist and actively supports founder Emke in many different areas. She brings with her over 15 years of experience in tourism. She grew up in Germany but moved to Barcelona over 8 years ago. From here she discovers near and far destinations. At Africaventura she now helps others to go on their dream trip.
Foundation Cooperations Director
Height fanatic, food lover and adventurous.
Marie works from our Berlin office as Manager for Viventura Group Travel, German market. She and her team develop and sell authentic and sustainable trips to South America. Marie lost her heart to South America in Argentina. She loves sharing her experiences about climbing peaks in Patagonia, gazing at the stars in Northern Argentina, or culinary highlights of Peru.
Using technology to make life easier
I love tech things, and use this passion every day in my work with our IT team to deliver great value for Ventura Travel. I like to travel and enjoy riding my bike along unknown roads. However, above all things, I really enjoy spending my free time with my family and my daughter.
Human Relations Director
Passion for travelling and discovering new cultures
Born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia she is mad in love with the cultural diversity of her country. She loves working with people and found her passion working in Human Resources. In her spare time, she loves to read historical novels, travel and feels the happiest when she can get to know a new country, a new culture and new people.