We are LAVIVA travel!

You are invited to discover the world in a different way, to live adventures in exotic places, try new flavors and collect new experiences of your life.

At LAVIVA travel we are dedicated to providing authentic and unique travel experiences throughout South America. Our core values of family and adventure will bring a personal touch to your trip as we take you on a journey to discover the hidden corners of the world. Moreover, when you choose to travel with us you will be supporting another cause that is truly close to our hearts.

Laura is a native from Argentina: She was born in one of the most beautiful cities in the middle of the pampas, Tandil, in the province of Buenos Aires. That makes her a truly Argentinean country girl!

Laura has an extensive experience in high end customer service in both Argentina and the UK. Thanks to her customer service expertise, together with her friendliness and proactive communication skills, she would be able to guide you from the first moment you make contact with us, through the design of your dream holiday and throughout your stay in Latin America.

Laura Palacio

After a professional business career with British Airways and IATA, Paul is now focusing on his passion for immersive travel experiences in Argentina. Having spent more than 5 years working in Buenos Aires and nearby countries in Latin America he has good understanding of the places and experiences for you in this wonderful part of the world.

Working together with the team based both in Latin America and the UK we can create a personal tailor-made experience in Argentina and Latin America for you to enjoy.

Paul M. Laver

Our story

In 2012, we welcomed into the world our first child, Emma. A few years on, whilst enjoying a family adventure across the globe, our bubbly little two-year-old became unwell, suffering from epileptic fits. Following our return home to Montreal, our daughter was rushed into hospital once again with severe convulsions. Devastatingly, we discovered that Emma had a progressive neurological disease which had left her severely brain damaged. She became completely reliant on constant care and supervision from both us and the medical professionals at Montreal Children’s Hospital. Samara Zavalkoff and her team at the hospital provided our family with invaluable support during the two years that we spent at Emma’s bedside, until her passing, in 2016.

Emma’s legacy

We realised that our passion for travel and culture could help bring the world a little closer together. In honour of our wonderful daughter, we strive to make a real difference to those who require the support that our family was so grateful to receive.

Each adventure holiday taken with LAVIVA travel will directly contribute to supporting a medical exchange programme, designed to help doctors in Latin America master the best practices in paediatric care. With the ongoing support of our dear friend Samara at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, we have been able to establish links between hospitals in Argentina, Canada and the UK and are keen to expand the programme further. In this way, doctors from Latin America can bring home the skills required to deliver outstanding care, consequently improving the lives of sick children and their parents.

Explore with us

Our immersive travel adventures will take you on an unforgettable experience, which will leave you with memories that last a lifetime. By travelling with our family business, you are also helping us embrace a meaningful cause which will extend the care and kindness that we received to other families that are still in need.

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