About Us

Untamed Travelling is tailor-made specialist for unforgettable trips where experience always comes first, worldwide. When you travel with Untamed, you choose high quality, extensive knowledge, personal service, small-scale accommodations, professional guidance and unique travel experiences. Where the world can’t find you…

With great frequency, we travel to our destinations to personally experience the latest changes. This allows us to inform you from our own experiences and knowledge. For more than 20 years.

How do we differentiate ourselves?

Personal contact

Untamed Traveling is a worldwide tailor-made travel specialist with over 20 years of experience. Our passionate travel consultants are eager to share their love for and knowledge of the destinations with you.

Authentic experiences

We design original routes, authentic activities in special accommodations from *** to top class, specially tailored to your wishes: no travel proposal is the same. We aim for a tailor-made offer within two working days.

Sustainable & safe travel

We only work with the best local agents with a high service level and an eye for sustainability. You book under the guarantee of ANVR, SGR and Calamiteitenfonds. We have flexible travel conditions and 24/7 availability in case of emergency as a matter of course.

What others are saying about us

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Staff

Verbruggen, Jozef

Jozef Verbruggen

Director

I started Untamed with passion and love for the unknown. I am still enthusiastic about the unknown, new accommodations, pushing your boundaries. I regularly travel to our destinations to taste, experience and discover for myself. 

Traveling is looking at what is happening around you, but also discovering yourself. It doesn’t stop, the more you discover the more you want to know.  Everyone prefers to travel in their own way.  People, animals, landscapes, cultures; meet and discover.  We are all different, which makes it so interesting to share “adventure of a lifetime” with others.  

Janssen, Joyce

Joyce Janssen

Operational manager

I observed gorillas in Uganda, spent time in South Africa with my family, learned to dance tango in Argentina, was enchanted by the underwater world of the Maldives and let me take my breath away from the landscapes of Antarctica… My love for travel and africa in particular brought me to Untamed, where I have gained experience in various departments with the growth over the years. By connecting the departments together we realize together the most beautiful journeys in which nothing is impossible, where everything is arranged down to the last detail. All you have to do during your trip is enjoy!
 

Evers, Robert

Robert Evers

Travel specialist Latin America

After studying business economics, I first went on a long journey through South America in 1996. Since then, the travel virus hasn’t let go of me. I’ve been working on creating beautiful, original routes in Latin America for years now. In the meantime I have joined the team of Untamed Travelling where I am completely at my place with my passion for Latin America. I love to put together and advise beautiful trips here, using my extensive travel experience. My favorite destinations are the Andean countries ecuador, Bolivia and Peru. I regularly return here to enjoy the beautiful nature, colorful Indian festivals and colonial architecture. 

Petra van Seters - Travel specialist southern Africa

Petra van Seters

Southern Africa travel specialist

Since April 2015 I have been working as a travel specialist in Southern Africa at Untamed Travelling.   With over 25 years of experience in the travel industry, I have already been able to visit and experience many beautiful destinations. One of the first introductions to southern Africa was during my honeymoon to Zimbabwe & Mauritius.   That trip was unforgettable, partly because of the amazing nature, the beautiful animals and the special cultures.   During this journey my passion for this part of the world has arisen. I have gone back many times, visiting South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya & Seychelles.   I would also like to put together such an unforgettable trip for you!

Boomsma, Mariëtte

Mariëtte Boomsma

Southern Africa travel specialist
Born and partly raised in Johannesburg I am closely associated with South Africa. At the end of 2017 I started at Untamed Travelling as a travel specialist in southern Africa. During my many travels I have been introduced to the special sand dunes in Namibia, the white water rafting on the Zambezi and the vast Okavango Delta in Botswana. How can I briefly display my Africa feeling? The intense colors, the pungent smells, the welcoming people and the sun that always shines. Africa is coming home to me. I would like to take you on a journey of discovery to this unforgettable continent.
 

Dorian Laemers

Travel specialist Africa

In 1979 I made my first trip outside Europe and since then the travel fever has caught me. I have visited almost all continents and have developed a strong preference for Africa.   The exuberance and diversity of nature with the many animals and colorful birds give a paradisiacal feeling. The openness and directness of the people, their zest for life and perseverance also appeal.   It is wonderful to share these positive experiences with others and my passion for Africa. As a regular tour guide of Untamed Travelling I have travelled many countries in Africa. I am still curious about new pranks and experiences. In that sense, travel is a real addiction!

Bavel, Michal van

Michal van Bavel

Travel specialist Africa & Europe

I started working in the travel industry in 1997. As a travel agent I have visited many beautiful places in the world. Nevertheless, I have come to the conclusion that Africa is my home. Especially going on safari is an experience I never get tired of. The smells of nature, the sounds, all your senses are stimulated! I really enjoy finding those special safari spots where you won’t meet many other tourists and where the animals are right in front of your lodge. Sleeping in a tent, hearing the sounds coming from the bush when you fall asleep and hearing a lion roar in the night, that makes me feel like I’m really in Africa. Or as Ernest Hemmingway once so beautifully put it: “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and wasn’t happy.”

Slot, Marc

Marc Slot

Travel specialist Europe

To me, traveling is the best way to come home. I have seen quite a few destinations and have a soft spot for North America, but even more than that: a passion for Europe. We often choose other continents to experience cultures and landscapes, but we overlook our own Occident.
As a Europe lover, it is therefore wonderful that at Untamed Traveling I can introduce you, together with my colleagues, to the beautiful nature, the different cultures, the gastronomic delights and, last but not least, the history of our own continent: from the landing beaches in Normandy to the Danube and its monarchies. In addition, I have a weakness for special train journeys and the gastronomic aspects of traveling or holidaying.
Let Europe surprise you. I would be happy to guide you in that!

Mali, Natascha

Natascha Mali

Travel specialist Europe & Caribbean

The ultimate travel bucket list is personal to everyone, from a mysterious dream come true in Marrakech and adventures in the land of fire and ice to a road trip along the west coast of the United States and eating tapas in Seville… Traveling and especially the passion for travel is in my genes and I knew early on that I wanted to make this passion my profession. I now have more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry and I have been able to visit many beautiful destinations, in and outside Europe. I like to use the knowledge and experience gained and my enthusiasm to realize your dream trip.

As, Maureen van

Maureen van As

North America & Caribbean travel specialist

From an early age, I knew that the travel world would be my world. When, at the age of eleven, you walk into the tourist information office of an Austrian village to ask if they have a job for you, that says it all… After high school, the choice for a tourism education was quickly made and with a diploma in my pocket, I started in 1985 as a salesperson at a chain travel agency in Bussum that would later become our own travel agency, together with my partner. Until in 2003 the travel itch really took over and I emigrated with my better half to St. Maarten. After a wonderful adventure we returned to the Netherlands in 2012 where I enthusiastically picked up the travel profession again.

Koetsier, Carla

Carla Koetsier

Travel specialist Asia

With my passion and love for travel, I have been able to put together and sell many beautiful trips over the past 34 years and also be able to make and experience them myself. Every trip, every destination is unique, I enjoy the introduction to different cultures, beautiful landscapes but also the local cuisines. Besides South Africa, which after my first visit more than 20 years ago had conquered a very special place, my recent visit to Japan has also left an inseparable impression. Since April 2016 I have been working at Untamed Travelling to give you a great deal of fun – together with you – to shape your unique dream trip.
 

Tryntsje Jaspers

Tryntsje Jaspers

After my studies I left for Australia to travel and work for a year. After which many trips and destinations followed. For India, a passion arose. The special culture, delicious cuisine and impressive nature of this country are things I never get tired of.

In my long career as a travel consultant I have always tried to convey my passion. After all, we can all visit a country. However, experiencing a country is quite another and finding that special and traveller-appropriate travel experience is what attracts me to working at Untamed Travelling. After all, not one trip is the same! I am happy to help you create the perfect travel experience.

Anke Erps - Specialist Reservations

Anke Erps

Specialist reservations

Since the end of 2010 I work at Untamed Travelling as a Reservations Employee. Every day, together with the reservation team, I face the challenge of making sure that you can experience a carefree dream trip. A challenge I enjoy getting started every day. I can’t wait to see more of Africa. After a first introduction to Africa during my travels through Tunisia and Morocco I dream of a safari in South Africa, Kenya or Tanzania. My work at Untamed keeps my dreams alive!

Maggie Luijten

Maggie Luiten

Specialist reservations

From an early age, travel has been in my blood. During and after my study Tourist Management I travelled a lot; from Lapland to South Africa; from America to China. South Africa is my favorite. I visited this beautiful country regularly. My trip to Madagascar was special. After various positions in the travel industry, I recently joined Untamed Travelling as a reservation employee. The fact that I get to travel every day is a dream come true. Together with my colleagues I am happy to make your dream trip a reality.

Schutter, Evelien

Evelien Schutter

Specialist reserveringen
Nieuwe bestemmingen ontdekken is één van mijn favorieten bezigheden. Reizen is zo verslavend! De ervaring van andere gewoontes openen je de ogen in vele opzichten. Het brengt verwondering en verrijkt je leven. “Travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Hoewel veel landen prachtig zijn, heb ik mijn hart verloren aan het Caribische gebied en Zuid-Amerika. Ik kijk er naar uit om samen met u uw reis te doorlopen en uw wensen eventueel aan te vullen.
Vashna Wilms - Specialist Reservations

Vashna Wilms

Specialist reservations
Since December 2017 I have been working at Untamed Travelling. After completing my training in tourism in 2007 I immediately started working in the travel world. The most fun thing there is is seeing and experiencing as much of the world as possible! The travel quote ‘I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list’ perfectly describes my insatiable passion for travel. In the meantime I have been able to discover quite a few destinations; Suriname, Guyana, Costa Rica, America, Caribbean islands, Asia, Australia and many destinations within Europe. I like to share my travel experiences with my fellow travel enthusiasts. Working for Untamed Travelling feeds my curiosity for more! Pura Vida!

Tamara Hollander

Manager IATA

Since 2011 I have been working for Untamed Travelling and together with my colleagues I take care of the flights and the car rental. Before I joined Untamed, my experience was mainly in business travel and consolidation, but I became curious about what it would be like on the other side… tour operator. The best thing about work? Puzzling to find the most ideal flight option that suits the traveler. In the meantime, I have made two wonderful long journeys with my family, to South Africa and Sri Lanka. Furthermore, we like to go skiing and enjoy the holidays in Europe. Fortunately, there is plenty to be desired in terms of travel, I hope to make many more. 
 

Nathalie Peters

IATA Specialist

As of 1 October 2014 I am working at Untamed Travelling. As a Specialist flights & car rental I am responsible with my colleagues for the booking process of flights and car rental for the most beautiful, special, exotic and tropical destinations, which I really like to do. Before this I worked for several business travel agencies for many years.   Luckily, I’ve seen a lot of the world. From Kenya to the Galapagos Islands but also Indonesia and the Netherlands Antilles were unforgettable voyages. Of course, travel never gets bored, which is why I hope to make some nice trips with my family in the future.

Weeda, Gerda

Gerda Weeda

IATA SPECIALIST

From an early age I knew I wanted to work at a travel agency. Not only to make beautiful trips myself, but also to help other people with unforgettable holidays. I have been working in the travel industry since 1986. I had my own travel agency for a long time. I myself have traveled a lot – first without and then with children. Our footprints are on many continents. We prefer islands with beautiful sandy beaches, we visited Tahiti, Bora Bora, Samoa, Cook Islands, Seychelles and Mauritius. Our last holiday was on Ameland; we decided that during our stay on the Big Island, Hawaii! Since February 2020 I search and book the best routes for your trip with Untamed Travelling in the Flights department. I will have little direct contact with you as a customer, but know that behind the scenes we do everything we can to make your dream trip run smoothly!

Marije Admiraal

IATA Specialist

I have always enjoyed working in the travel industry. First for a corporate travel company and now for Untamed Travelling. I really enjoy learning about this side of the travel industry and seeing what is involved in vacation travel. Together with my colleagues, I look for the most beautiful and comfortable flight routes to finally arrive at the destination.

I myself have experienced quite a few beautiful trips by now and am far from finished with this. Together with my family, I like to go to the less touristy places. We recently traveled through Europe by train with our two-year-old daughter. What a great adventure!

Geffen van, Remco

Remco van Geffen

Head of financial administration

Since December 2018 I have been working at Untamed Travelling as Head of Financial Administration. Before that I worked as an administrator/project controller in the field of education. Now a whole other world; the travel industry!
In terms of travel, my experience is mainly in Europe, especially Italy, France and Spain. I made a long trip once, to Thailand, a great experience. A trip I would definitely like to make again but then to another part of Thailand. There are certainly many other destinations that I would like to visit together with my family. With the trips I see during work, you get inspiration yourself!
 

Gerard Kistemaker

Finance Manager

From the beginning of Untamed Travelling I have been involved in the company. As an administrator and (almost) only member of staff I built stands during trade fairs, was a salesman, did the administration, in short; all common activities. Now, more than 19 years later, I’m still working behind the scenes.   Nature, people, culture and animals fascinate me, I have a preference for safaris. I hope that our travellers enjoy Africa as intensely as I have always done and hope to do for a long time to come.

Merijn Huijzendveld

Merijn Huijzendveld

Marketing coordinator / Marketing specialist

Traveling is completely in my DNA: during my first trip to the overwhelming jungle of Borneo, I became addicted to distant countries, other cultures, impressive landscapes and the impressive animal world. It is no coincidence that after my studies in cultural anthropology I ended up in the travel world. At Untamed Traveling I work with the marketing team to bring attention to all the fantastic trips, beautiful destinations and special places to stay.
Favorite destinations: Russia, the Himalayas, Borneo, Scandinavia, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Wadden Islands… I really can’t choose. I like long trekking in the mountains, but also cities and every now and then a day at the beach.

Mijke van Sanden

Marketing Specialist

Since 2013 I am responsible together with the management for marketing & communication and for the design. The most inspiring journeys and images that will hold your breath; there is no more beautiful material to work with! All these incentives have led me to broaden my horizons and go on safari in the pristine wildlife parks of South Africa and Zimbabwe, to shoot a photo shoot in the slums of Kenya, in the maze of alleyways in Marrakech have wandered, braved the waves of California and tasted the dizzying flavors of Peru. With the expansion of our destinations, my travel wish list is getting longer and longer… Yours, too?

Sonja Rademakers

Marketing specialist

Years ago I was infected by the ‘Africa virus’ during a group trip to Kenya. Witnessing the overwhelming migration in the Masai Mara, the beautiful wildlife in Samburu Game Reserve and the flamingos at Lake Nakuru I promised myself that this would not be the last time I visited Africa. After travelling through Kenya, Tanzania and various countries in southern Africa, I ended up years later in Uganda where I lived for six months in Jinja. 

Since 2009 I have been working at Untamed Travelling. I support the marketing department. Working for Untamed Travelling is a way for me to keep my passion for Africa and travel alive. 

Lieke Luxembourg

Account manager Retail / Marketing Specialist

From Ameland to Easter Island, I love nothing more than travelling. After my studies Communication and Marketing I was so happy that I could combine my passion for marketing and writing with travel in the travel industry. Ever since I’ve known Untamed Traveling, I’ve been a fan of the unique journeys and inspiring stories and photos that enchant customers and travel agents. I think it’s fantastic that I can now be part of the marketing team and be the point of contact for retail. Since living in San Francisco for 3 years, the United States has really been in my heart. I love that everything is larger-than-life, especially the natural beauty of Alaska and Hawaii. But Brazil, Peru, Israel, Australia, India and South Africa also made a big impression. At the top of my list is Japan and especially more Africa. What do you dream of?

Janet Ebbeling

Receptionist & administrative assistant

After the receptionist training at Schoevers I worked for years in several nice hotels and restaurants. Because I wanted to see some of the world, I joined the Holland America Line as a Guest Relations Officer. Together with my husband I have made some fantastic trips to New Zealand and Costa Rica.

November 5, 2018 I started at Untamed Travelling. As the first point of contact of the organization I have a lot of contact with the travel companies, with the customers and with all colleagues which makes it an inspiring job for me. The beautiful photos and beautiful travel stories of course contribute to this.

Member ANVR, SGR and Calamity Fund

Untamed Travelling (Chamber of Commerce No. 11051661) is affiliated with ANVR, SGR and Calamity Fund. These are the leading quality labels in the Dutch travel industry. What does this mean for you?

ANVR Travelers’ Conditions

Untamed Travelling is affiliated with the ANVR. The ANVR maintains strict membership standards and promotes the quality of travel and information about it. Travel on this website is offered under the ANVR Travel Terms and Conditions (ANVR Travel Terms and Conditions for Package Travel and/or ANVR Booking Terms and Conditions for Single Travel Services and/or Linked Travel Package Terms and Conditions) that apply to all offers on this website unless expressly stated otherwise. Click
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You can download the ANVR brochure here. In addition to the travel conditions, you will also find in this brochure the ANVR Booking Conditions, the conditions of Stichting Garantiefonds Reisgelden, the conditions of the Calamity Fund and other useful information.

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SGR

Untamed Travelling is affiliated with Stichting Garantiefonds Reisgelden, hereinafter referred to as SGR. You can check this at www.sgr.nl. Within the limits of the SGR guarantee scheme, the trips published on this website are covered by SGR’s guarantee. This SGR guarantee means that consumers are assured that their pre-paid travel money will be refunded if the other party cannot fulfill the agreed performance due to financial insolvency. Insofar as the contract includes transportation and the destination has already been reached, the return trip will be provided.

Own contribution to SGR
Since Feb. 1, 2021, every consumer who books a trip with an SGR member travel agency will pay €5 per person per booking. For years, guaranteeing your booked vacation was free, but even after the corona crisis, the guarantee fund should be there for you so that you can continue to travel carefree.

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Calamity Fund

Untamed Travelling is also affiliated with the Stichting Calamiteitenfonds Reizen. This guarantee means that you as a traveler participating in a trip organized by us to which the guarantee applies:

  • Get (part of) your travel sum back if we are unable to carry out the trip in full or at all due to a calamity*;
  • be reimbursed for the necessary additional costs if, due to a calamity*, we have to adjust the trip or if we have to repatriate you early.

*Disaster means an abnormal event caused by molestation or natural disaster

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Responsible tourism

When putting together our trips, we consider people, environment, nature and culture, so that the vacation is not only special for you, but also future generations can enjoy attractive destinations.

Whether it’s trips where you enjoy pristine nature, experience local culture, meet new people or taste a delicious local dish; together we work to create vacations that make for better places and more beautiful experiences. And in doing so, we make an important contribution to sustainable development at the destination. For you as a traveler, but also for the people living at the vacation destination.

Combating sexual exploitation of children

We actively support ANVR and Defense for Children – ECPAT in the fight against child exploitation in vacation countries. We invite you to be alert with us and report suspicions of child abuse at www.meldkindersekstoerisme.nl even if committed abroad. More information on combating child abuse is available upon request.

We collaborate with, among others:

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