South American Vacations is a U.S.-based boutique tour operator specializing in personalized private and small group tours and cruises to South America, Central America, and Antarctica. Our tailor-made itineraries to some of the most fascinating places in the world provide you with the flexibility to travel when you want and in accordance with your interests and budget.
Martha B. CohenCo-Founder
Martha B. Cohen
Martha is the co-founder of the company, and is responsible for Operations and Sales. A native of Lima, Peru, she lived in Caracas, Venezuela for ten years before moving to Miami, Florida to establish the company. Fluent in Spanish and English, she has over 25 years experience in the leisure and corporate travel industry. Her interests include travel, world history, and spending time with her family.
Alan R. CohenCo-Founder
Alan R. Cohen
Alan is the co-founder of the company, and is responsible for Sales, Marketing, and New Product Development. Prior to founding the company, he worked in real estate mortgage finance. Originally from the Boston area, he enjoys travel, swimming, and coaching his son’s recreational league basketball team. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (BFA) and Babson College (MBA).
Mary Carmen Pena
Mary Carmen Pena
Mary works on Operations and Sales. A native of Lima, Peru, she has lived in Venezuela, Mexico, and Brazil, and now lives in Dalton, PA. Prior to joining South American Vacations, she worked in both leisure and corporate travel. A graduate of ISUM Caracas with a degree in marketing, she is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. She enjoys traveling the world (21 countries so far), and spending time with her husband.