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Christian Ramcke

Christian Ramcke was born and raised in Chile. He is a Hotel Management graduate of the Hotel Management School of Lubeck (Germany) and worked for several major hotel companies like Radisson SAS and Hyatt. His international experience also includes several years of extensive travel around the world, working across geographic and cultural boundaries.After returning to Chile, for five years he worked as a Project Director and Specialist Travel Designer for an exclusive tour operator designing tailor-made trips.
In 2010, Christian opened his own company, Pionero Travel. Since then he has focused on creating life enriching experiences for international travelers to Chile and South America. He carefully crafts each custom tour with enthusiasm, attention to detail, and a wealth of information about the emblematic and remote destinations in Chile garnered from his many years of experience. He has also personally escorted many private parties through the most important destinations in Chile, featuring exclusive properties and opportunities for private entree through his personal contacts.

Crystal Manafi

Has worked for Pionero Travel as a Luxury and Custom Travel Specialist in Chile since 2015. She specializes in designing unforgettable experiences for travelers to Chile and South America by hand-picking unique activities, incredible destinations, and the best hotel properties based on the traveler’s desires and interests. She is originally from the United States and fell in love with Chile and traveling in 2009 after studying for a semester in Valparaiso. After graduating from Millersville University in Pennsylvania, she permanently moved to Chile to delve deeper into its unique culture and natural beauty. Since 2010, she has also been a local influencer and blogger, documenting and sharing her food recommendations and travels in Chile and the rest of the world. She also has experience in wine (WSET certificate), freelance writing, and social media management.

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