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About Us


Discover the Enchantment

Welcome to a world where ancient civilizations blend seamlessly with breathtaking natural landscapes, where vibrant cultures dance to the rhythm of life, and where every journey is an exploration of the extraordinary. South & Central America, a land of wonders, beckon you to embark on a thrilling adventure like no other.

A Mosaic of Experiences

Imagine wandering through the intricate ruins of Machu Picchu, tracing the footsteps of the ancient Inca civilization. Picture yourself savoring the flavors of mouthwatering street food in a bustling market in Colombia or getting lost in the rhythmic beats of a Brazilian samba parade during Carnival. These are just a glimpse of the diverse and enriching experiences that await you in this part of the world.

Nature’s Masterpiece

South & Central America are nature’s canvas, painted with lush rainforests, towering mountains, and pristine coastlines. Hike the Inca Trail, surrounded by the emerald beauty of the Andes, or venture into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest to encounter an astonishing array of wildlife. Relax on the pristine beaches of Brazil or explore the dramatic landscapes of Patagonia. Whatever your adventure style, nature enthusiasts will find their paradise here.

Cultural Richness

The soul of this region beats with a vibrant cultural heartbeat. From the colorful celebrations of Inti Raymi in Peru to the sultry tango rhythms of Buenos Aires, South & Central America offer an immersion into traditions that have withstood the test of time. The warmth and hospitality of the people are an invitation to connect with a tapestry of diverse cultures.

A Culinary Odyssey

Prepare your taste buds for a tantalizing journey. South & Central America boast a culinary landscape that’s as diverse as the countries themselves. Savor the smoky flavors of Argentine asado, indulge in the delicate spices of Peruvian ceviche, or sip on the finest wines of Chile. Each dish tells a story, and each bite is a revelation.

Your Adventure Awaits

Whether you’re a history buff, an adrenaline junkie, a nature lover, or a cultural explorer, South & Central America offer a tapestry of experiences that will leave you awe-inspired. We invite you to join us on this journey of discovery, to uncover the secrets of ancient civilizations, to bask in the beauty of untamed landscapes, and to savor the flavors of a rich and diverse culture. Begin your adventure and let the allure of South & Central America captivate your heart.

Implore Your Sleeping Senses With Alluring Americas


Alluring Americas is a USA based travel company providing curated active luxury and immersive experiences in South & Central America.

We offer 8 destinations in South America:

  • Argentina including its Patagonia region
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Chile including its Patagonia region
  • Ecuador including its Galápagos Islands
  • Peru
  • Uruguay

We offer 3 destinations in Central America:

  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Guatemala


The world is an open book, where the narrative is imaginative and unexpected. Time is the most valuable asset for anyone seeking a trip focused on active luxury travel and immersion. It is important that on a trip with Alluring Americas in South or Central America, your time is well spent on meaningful experiences. You probably choose to travel due to the thirst for relief from external distractions or simply to be inspired. Traveling with us to the above destinations unlocks who you want to be. For many, it is a means of renewal and self-discovery.

Connected through core values and a dedication to our long-established relationships and our superior knowledge of these regions we operate in, Alluring Americas offers the distinctive traveler a unique network of resources and a hand-picked portfolio of progressive and innovative destinations in South & Central America. The result is a wide-scope perspective to custom-tailored travel through a range of experiences, accommodations and special interest themes including, but not limited to: Archaeology & History, Arts & Culture, Beach Hideaways, Culinary & Wine, Expedition Cruising, Family Travel, Golf, Hiking/Trekking, Honeymoon & Romance, Multi-Sports Adventures, Nature & Wildlife, Spa & Wellness, Sports Fishing, Ski Destinations and Sailing Charters.


Our trips don’t come off the shelf, there’s no set recipe – they’re tailor-made down to the finest detail. Our philosophy is a simple one. To offer you the best travel experience possible. We believe the only way to achieve this is to have genuine experts. As such, our trip designers are specialists who have been involved with South & Central America travel for 20+ years and have traveled the length and breadth of our destinations! They’ll design a trip around you, your interests and tastes. They’ll help you see the main attractions in an alternative light and introduce you to places others might miss. Practically, they understand how things run and work closely with our corresponding local partners so they can always guide you based on the most accurate advice.

Our trip designers are highly praised for their attention to detail and thoroughness in trip proposals and reservation process, final trip itinerary and trip execution, and the client trip progress monitoring. We are on call for our travelers 24-hours a day during their trip, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

Handpicked accommodations and immersive guided experiences are the hallmarks of our trips.

Do you seek handpicked accommodations and immersive guided experiences? We have it all covered! We go further than anyone else in the industry, to provide tailored experiences. Our trip designers will share recommendations that they’ve tried and tested and can vouch for themselves. All destinations, hotels and experiences offered on our trips, have been personally inspected or undertaken by our staff. If you need reassurance about how to travel safely, they’ll have the answers.

We know our guides very well and they are hand-picked by us or our local partners as the best available! We match the guide to the client profile. For example, a family with children will always have a guide that is also family oriented and works well with kids!

Insider Access

For the most discerning of travelers, they can count on us for our most intriguing insider access experiences. We have forged invaluable relations with esteemed scholars, acclaimed artists, Olympic athletes, renowned chefs, directors of historical and natural landmarks, as well as with local leaders in politics and business, to name just a few examples.

Our Team

Raj Sanghrajka

President + Travel Curator

Raj is the visionary force behind Alluring Americas, a premier travel company specializing in crafting exclusive, active luxury and immersive experiences across South & Central America. His passion for nature, outdoor adventure, culture, and enriching tourism ignited during a transformative trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in 1994, inspiring him to successfully introduce, develop and grow a coveted Latin America luxury and adventure travel product portfolio in his family’s travel firm. Raj’s unwavering dedication eventually led to the birth of Alluring Americas in 2007. His company has redefined luxury travel across South & Central America, inspiring adventurers to embark on journeys that celebrate the region’s stunning landscapes, vibrant cultures, and unparalleled hospitality.

With a deep appreciation for the region’s beauty and authenticity, Raj’s extensive travels have cultivated a vast network of industry connections and earned him respect from peers and suppliers alike. As the former President (2006 & 2007) and Chairman (2008 & 2009) of the South & Central American Travel Association (SATA), Raj played a pivotal role in advancing travel initiatives, earning him the prestigious SATA Oscar Lobo Award in 2011 for his dedication to promoting travel and tourism. Beyond his professional achievements, Raj’s love for diverse cultures and culinary exploration is matched only by his passion for golf. These interests, combined with his leadership and advocacy in the travel industry, exemplify his commitment to creating enriching experiences for others.

Rachael Castillo

Vice President + Travel Curator

Rachael’s journey in the travel industry began in 1999 and became rooted in a transformative experience with her first Latin American trip to Costa Rica in 2000. This adventure ignited a lifelong passion for travel and a commitment to helping clients create unforgettable moments and memories. With a keen eye for unique experiences, Rachael excels in designing itineraries that cater to adventurous honeymoons, family travel, and those seeking the extraordinary. A “Rachael designed trip” showcases her attention to detail, creativity, problem-solving skills, and a genuine desire to match the traveler with the right product. This level of expertise comes with the years of experience and personal travels.   

Her heart belongs to the ocean with beachside relaxation remaining a cherished pastime at home. However, her travels are often a whirlwind of activity, brimming with cultural immersion, adventurous exploits, and culinary delights. Rachael has also been recognized by leading travel publications, travel advisors and travelers alike as a dedicated professional whose passion for travel and commitment to creating transformative experiences enriches the lives of those seeking adventure, culture, and unforgettable moments.

Rachael’s affinity for water, camping, wildlife, and stunning landscapes harmonizes with her role as a devoted mother of two girls, each with their unique interests. Together, they craft family memories and facilitate invaluable learning experiences through their travels.

Evelyn Rodela

Operations + Travel Curator

With a heart deeply rooted in Latin American culture, I’ve traversed its landscapes, exploring every corner of South America! My journey began in Chile, where I immersed myself in its rich tapestry of traditions and breathtaking landscapes, laying the foundation for over 15 years of expertise in the travel industry. Specializing in luxury expedition cruises in the Galapagos Islands, Patagonia, and the Amazon, adventurous escapades, and family excursions, I craft experiences that transcend the ordinary, offering you a glimpse into the soul of each destination.

I tailor bespoke trips that plunge you into cultural immersion and the heart of local life, allowing you to savor authentic encounters and forge lasting connections.

When I’m not orchestrating unforgettable adventures, you’ll find me hiking along the most scenic and historic northwest Pacific USA, Peruvian, or Patagonian trails, exploring nature’s wonders with my husband and two daughters. Fueling my passion for diversity, I frequent cultural festivals, indulging in a kaleidoscope of music, cuisine, and dance from around the globe.

Fluent in both Spanish and English, I stand ready to help you bridge worlds and open doors to unforgettable experiences.

Emma Fontanet

Destination Manager (Argentina) + Travel Curator

Prior to co-founding Alluring Americas Destination Management Company (DMC), my career has spanned various industry sectors such education, international trade, private projects and tourism. My diverse background and experience gave me a wider perspective of the possibilities within each sector and their relation with travel trade and tourism. Born and raised in Argentina, I have traveled through all 5 continents, enriching myself with cultural and social experiences. In fact, I am in awe of the Indians on the Uros floating islands in Peru’s Lake Titicaca. My visit here was one of the most memorable. It gave me a perspective of the simple life some choose to live, surrounded of course by beautiful landscapes. The sense of spirituality combined with the peaceful natural landscape and harmony is a testament to the way of life I aspire to enjoy. Today, one of my favorite destinations in Argentina and where I often spend much of my time in is San Martin de Los Andes and Chapelco, an area which is beautiful year-round, and especially because I love mountains and lakes and the exuberant calmness of the Andes! Besides travel, I also have a fondness for exploring remote and off the beaten path destinations, experiencing the newest and trendiest restaurants and dancing!