South American Travel Services, in short SATS, is a team of high qualified international professionals in the tourism industry. We founded our company in 2001. As of 2014 we are presented by OntdekReizen B.V. in the Netherlands. We handcraft original and unique itineraries and experiences for FIT, VIP, small group and special interest groups from all over the world. We are specialized in Tailor made programs. Our main objective is to provide you a great holiday in Peru and South America tailored to your specific needs and expectations.
Our founders are enthusiastic people with more than 15 year experience in the Peruvian tourism.
As Peruvians we find it important that Peru maintains its own culture. Our travel organisation therefore wants to minimize the negative impact of tourism as much as possible and ensure that it makes a positive contribution. We achieve this by working together with local guides, local suppliers and local communities. We have carefully selected our partners and built a strong sustainable network. All our partners have a deeply acquired interest in preserving their own culture and environment at the same time are very customer-oriented. Ours is a ‘total approach’ to responsible tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of ethos as a company.
Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment.
Pilar Olivares General Director
She was born in Cusco, Peru. She has a university degree in Tourism of San Antonio Abad University in Cusco. Since 1996 she started working for Peruvian travel operators. During these years she specialized in jungle tours, treks and expeditions. Next she worked for many years in the USA in tourism after which she founded SATS with her sister. She has traveled extensively throughout North America, Central America, South America and Europe. She speaks 2 languages: Spanish, English. One of her goals is to be able to have a positive impact on local communities in Peru through sustainable tourism.
Paola Bos-Olivares General Director of OntdekReizen B.V. in the Netherlands
She was born in Cusco, Peru. She studied Computer Engineering at the Arica University in Chile , and accountancy and Tourism in Cusco resulting in a university degree at San Antonio Abad University.She started working in tourism in 1992. Her experiences include among others flight industry, and sales management at various Peruvian travel Operators. She speaks four languages: Spanish, English, Italian and Dutch. She designs the programs in our company tailored to the specific needs of our customers. One of her goals is to make Peru and South America get to be known as one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.
Armin Bos computer Designer and photographer
He was born in Munich, Germany, but he has been living all his life in the Netherlands. He has studied Computer Science at the university of Twente resulting in a university degree. His experience in IT covers more than 15 years. As member of the SATS team he is responsible for the IT infrastructure and systems of SATS, including their website. His biggest hobbies are travelling and photography that form a great combination. He has travelled around the world and especially in Peru. His native language is Dutch but he also speaks fluently English and German.