About Us

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  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2019
2013

Vaová is born out of a passion for traveling and connecting with locals.

“Va o vá” (go or go), is an expression that someone must go to a place with no choice or room for excuses. It’s also the concept created by our founder, Juan Pablo Toro, who has stood out for being an entrepreneur, explorer, and visionary. These characteristics, along with a passion for traveling and sharing experiences with his fellow locals, came together to form the basis of this exciting project.

2014

"The formation of a company; a future that is still growing

What began as a hobby, planning trips for friends and colleagues around the world, quickly started opening doors and growing in scale. From day one, the intention has been to offer every client the very best travel experience, which is why we make sure that our growing team has first-hand knowledge of each destination. This commitment has helped set us apart.

2016

Our turning point – 300 students from Harvard and Chicago Booth take a trip to Colombia.

We dive head first into the water by organizing a trip to Colombia for a large and dynamic group of students, handling everything for them from A to Z. By the end of the trip, after having seen how the travelers left with a newfound love of Colombia, we realized that we had created an innovative service that demanded to be offered again. As a result, the Vaová University Treks were born.

2018

Our challenge – continue growing and developing markets.

Our growth has been exponential. More than 3,000 travelers have joined us in Colombia; with 200 more adventuring abroad. Today, we offer students our wonderful university treks to Colombia, as well as custom personalized trips to Asia, Africa and Colombia for families, couples, and groups of friends.

2019

Maintaining our grouth, and making a choice

We partner with more universities and make the University Treks our principal service line to make Personalized trips a secundary service, this desicion makes us become a leader tourism company.

Our customers are master degree students from Ivy league Universities and companies like YPO (Young Professionals Organisation) and the non profit organization Atlantic Council.

What are you waiting for? come and join the adventure.

2013

Vaová is born out of a passion for traveling and connecting with locals.

“Va o vá” (go or go), is an expression that someone must go to a place with no choice or room for excuses. It’s also the concept created by our founder, Juan Pablo Toro, who has stood out for being an entrepreneur, explorer, and visionary. These characteristics, along with a passion for traveling and sharing experiences with his fellow locals, came together to form the basis of this exciting project.

2014

The formation of a company; a future that is still growing.

What began as a hobby, planning trips for friends and colleagues around the world, quickly started opening doors and growing in scale. From day one, the intention has been to offer every client the very best travel experience, which is why we make sure that our growing team has first-hand knowledge of each destination. This commitment has helped set us apart.

2016

Our turning point – 300 students from Harvard and Chicago Booth take a trip to Colombia.

We dive head first into the water by organizing a trip to Colombia for a large and dynamic group of students, handling everything for them from A to Z. By the end of the trip, after having seen how the travelers left with a newfound love of Colombia, we realized that we had created an innovative service that demanded to be offered again. As a result, the Vaová University Treks were born.

2018

Our challenge – continue growing and developing markets.

Our growth has been exponential. More than 3,000 travelers have joined us in Colombia; with 200 more adventuring abroad. Today, we offer students our wonderful university treks to Colombia, as well as custom personalized trips to Asia, Africa and Colombia for families, couples, and groups of friends.

2019

Maintaining our grouth, and making a choice.

We partner with more universities and make the University Treks our principal service line to make Personalized trips a secundary service, this desicion makes us become a leader tourism company.

Our customers are master degree students from Ivy league Universities and companies like YPO (Young Professionals Organisation) and the non profit organization Atlantic Council.

What are you waiting for? come and join the adventure.

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Our mission

To create unforgettable memories while also leaving a positive travel footprint.

Our vision

To build a new way to travel, offering authentic local experiences in Colombia, Asia and Africa.

• Our Values •

We are responsible

We are responsible

We rigorously fulfill all of our commitments, taking care of the environment and supporting local communities.

We’re innovative

We’re innovative

We are constantly in search of new opportunities to create value, with a persistent yet flexible mindset.

We’re close knit

We’re close knit

We work hard to build trusting relationships with both our clients and partners.

We’re passionate

We’re passionate

We have a passion to discover and explore, and love sharing this knowledge with our clients.

• Our Team •

At Vaová, our team of travel professionals sees tourism from a new perspective, working together to create unforgettable memories while leaving a positive travel footprint.

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• Live the experience •

You dream it, we make it happen.

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University Treks

Unique trips to Colombia for groups of 20 or more undergraduate or graduate students of any university program. Ideal for any group looking for networking opportunities while experiencing exciting new destinations.

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What are you waiting for?