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Custom Adventure Travel in South America With Knowmad Adventures

Innovative Trips to Peru, Patagonia, Chile, Amazon


Lunch outdoors in South America with Knowmad Adventures

Enjoying lunch outdoors in South America with Knowmad Adventures

Knowmad Adventures
Knowmad Adventures is a small, company that operates exclusively in South America. It's U.S. based and owned by an American husband and wife team who believe " Travel brings us closer to Earth's natural wonders and diverse cultures, as well as to ourselves." The approach to creating trips reflects that philosophy.

The company fosters experiences and growth by building active, authentic and sustainable trips. You might find yourself talking weather with a Patagonian horseman over maté, or learning of Incan legends, dances and traditions from village elders in a remote Andean pueblo.

The customized trips feature, for example, innovative accommodations that complement their surroundings, whether in a remote lodge, boutique hotel, traditional estancia, aboard a yacht, or in a luxury base camp. Knowmad Adventures president, Jordan Harvey says, "We seek out intimate places with lots of character but never sacrifice cleanliness, atmosphere, and security."

Knowmad Adventures clients work with U.S.-based trip specialists, along with local coordinators and guides throughout South America. Trips are designed to fit a client's travel style, interests and budget.

The Boss' Pitch: Why Travel With Knowmad Adventures

Knowmad Adventure's President Jordan Harvey says: "The truth is there is a lot of choice in travel these days, which is a very good thing but can be daunting while researching who to plan your trip with. I suggest you choose three companies with strong reputations of expertise in the region you are interested in traveling in, and simply give them all a call. Within a couple of minutes you will know if they are truly experts who listen to your preferences and are able build a no-obligations custom trip reflecting your style and preferences. Or on the contrary, you may find out they simply have a superficial level of knowledge and a very good PR department. We're proud to be called "one of the best operators" by Frommer's, but take greater pride in each and every trip we create and operate."

Popular Adventure Travel Outings with Knowmad Adventures

Some of the most popular outings include Peru Active Explorer, Torres del Paine Explorer, and Amazon to Andes Odyssey. All of these classic adventures can be customized.
  • On the Northern Patagonia Odyssey you'll visit the lakeside town of Puerto Varas, and explore temperate rainforest and emerald rivers on a historic trail linking Chile to Argentina. Lodging includes a palafito boutique hotel perched on stilts above the tides, a riverside cottage, and a cozy homesteaders cabin as you travel from the Chilean coast through southern towns and on to the Andean highlands.
  • During the Peru Active Explorer you'll visit Cusco and go day hiking on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and downhill mountain biking through Andean villages. You'll explore the Sacred Valley with options to go horseback riding or whitewater rafting.
  • During the Torres del Paine Explorer trip you'll kayak among icebergs, and ice hike atop glaciers and hike the famous 'W' route in Patagonia's Torres Del Paine National Park.
  • The Amazon to Andes Odyssey trip is filled with adventures yet it's a comfortable vacation. It includes visiting the Amazon, day hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and downhill mountain biking or horseback riding through Andean villages.

To Learn More About Knowmad Adventures

Knowmad Adventures is a relatively new company, so here are a few comments from travelers that have been provided by the company. "We have traveled the world, been to all seven continents and would say that this trip was the best. Thanks again to you and to Pablo!" Steve and Karen - Saint Paul, MN - Custom Chile wine country.

"Quite simply the best trip we've ever taken. Destinations astounded, logistics and planning flawless, and your intimate knowledge and relationships made for a trip that was personal every inch of the way." Deanna and Rachel - Santa Barbara, CA - Custom Chile and Argentina.

For more information visit Knowmad Adventures or call 877-616-TRIP.

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