My name is Michael Gropper and I founded “Amigos EduVenture Travel” because I love to travel and want to share the joy of travel with others. For over 30 years, I have traveled around the world and visited many wonderful and exciting countries. A few of my great adventures have been exploring the land of Israel and the holy sites, experiencing the end of apartheid in Johannesburg, participating in a “volksmarch” commemorating the end of the “Battle of the Bulge,” sharing mangoes dripping in lemon juice sprinkled with chili powder on a bus in Guatemala with new friends and celebrating “Mexican Independence day” in Mexico. These are just a few in a long list of adventures that I have had and the list goes on and on. Regardless of what journey I have had, each has left a mark on who I am and how I both see and participate in our world.
Some of my trips have been for a short time and other trips I had the opportunity to live in the country I was visiting. During my trips, I have met many wonderful and exciting people, explored many interesting sites and places, participated in fantastic cultural experiences, learned many languages for the moment, had fun and ate the most amazing food (nothing tastes better than street food). I believe that to immerse oneself into another culture and experience the way others live is the most rewarding experience any person can have.
From my love of travel and desire to share the world with others, I decided that I wanted to create a company to provide tours for others to not only see the world; but immerse in it and have fun doing so. I want to offer tours were others can participate in the culture of another country and have a truly rewarding and fun time doing so. From these seeds of thought; “Amigos EduVenture Travel” was born. The name of the company is more than just a name, it has a deeper meaning. Its resonates not only the new friends you will make, but also the experience and adventure you will have as you learn about the places you visit on your cultural adventure.
So, pick a tour and experience the vibrant culture of Latin America while creating memories of a life time….. I know you will!
“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes” Henry David Thoreau