Another 400 scheduled tours per year, usually of 4-star and 5-star standard, are offered and cover all important sights in South America or are devoted to special themes as wine tours to Chile and Argentina, railroad tours, agricultural tours and more. Also, any personalization can be done for individuals or groups. For groups special fares are offered.
Founded in 1999, we are today associated with USTOA (United States Tour Operators Association), NTA (National Tour Association), ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), BTOA (Brazil Tour Operators Association), SATA (South & Central American Travel Association). Our local offices are members of their respective National Tourism Boards. Additionally we have been given an A+ rating by the BBB (Business Better Bureau).
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
From our humble beginnings in 1999, organizing travel through Brazil, M08214 now has offices in Europe, the US, Brazil, Peru and Argentina, serving travelers across the world, with local contact numbers in 65 countries.
2. What is your company's mission?
Our mission is to go beyond our travelers' expectations by blending their ideas with our insights to find the perfect mix of sights, sounds and experiences. Let our creative Team custom design your holiday of discovery!
3. What does your company specialize in?
We specialize in 4* and 5* custom travel throughout South America - with 100's of exceptional ideas on our website, we create the perfect holiday for you.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
M08214 CEO Juergen Keller was born in Germany, and studied in his home country, Spain, Portugal and Brazil. He wrote his Masters Thesis at the World Bank library in Washington, D.C. Even while studying, Juergen began taking American, Canadian and Brazilian high school students and adults on multi-country tours throughout Europe. His itch to share his love of travel inspired him to found M08214. Co-founder and multi-purpose C.O.O. Bradley Nehring was raised near Seattle, studied at Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet in Tuebingen, Germany, as well as in Spain. Bradley became the Regional Manager for Central and Eastern Europe for EF Educational Tours in 1992. He has also worked for international tour operators Kuoni, Insight, GoAhead, Gate1, Passports, ACIS and DER. Throughout the 1990s he has escaped the chilly northern winters by traveling through the diverse landscapes of South America.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Both our Essence of Peru itinerary, including Machu Picchu, the mysterious Nazca Lines, Lake Titicaca and Puno, as well as our Tango, Samba and Waterfalls Argentina and Brazil combos (with special versions for New Year's, Oktoberfest and Carnival) are excellent introductions to the diversity of South America.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
"Just want to let you know that our trip was awesome!!!"