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Of course we can sit here and talk about how great it is to travel with Knowmad all day long, but who you really want to here from are the travelers. Well, they’ve spoken!

South America Travel - Peru

Knowmad Adventures planned a trip of a lifetime for my family and I to Peru. All 8 of us can’t say enough positive things about this experience. It was truly a perfectly planned and excited trip, thanks to Knowmad. Every step of the way was smooth – from planning it on through each adventure. All the hassles of traveling abroad were avoided thanks to the great car and attention to detail that Knowmad provided. I believe we were given the most authentic travel experiences possible and I can’t imagine going to South America without Knowmad Adventures!

- Lindsey, Minturn, CO

Peru Travel

If anyone wants to visit South America in the most amazing way, please check out Knowmad Adventures! I promise you will NOT find a more culturally unique, authentic, adventurous, personable, & off the beaten path kind of company out there! We cannot thank them enough for making our trip to Peru one my family & I will be talking about for a lifetime! I just got home & I’m already going to start saving for my next trip with Knowmad! Thank you Jordan, Tara & Renee!

- Andrea, Chicago, IL

Travel to Peru

It truly was an amazing adventure!!!! Thank you all at Knowmad!

- Sara, New York, NY

Peru Tour

You and your team did such a wonderful job and I can’t thank you enough. Our guide, Celinda, was incredible, extremely knowledgable and passionate about the Andean people and the Incan culture/ruins. We learned more than I could’ve imagined to. We loved the picnic, the climb up Waynapicchu, Machu Picchu and the ruins tours, the cooking class and the trip to the Amaru community!

- Gina, New York, NY

Chile Trip Review

All your arrangements for the hotel stays, travels, van transportations, activities and most important, guides were superb. Every single guide was knowledgeable, receptive to our questions and last minute requests, friendly, personable and professional. We learned so much from each and every one of them. I can’t forget to mention how delightful, helpful and patient our van drivers were. The way you paced and varied the activities made the trip even more pleasant. You really personalized our trip for us.

- Maureen, Minneapolis, MN

After traveling to Chile two years ago with Knowmad Adventures there was no question as to who was going to help plan my trip to Peru! Thank you so much to Knowmad Adventures. The places they recommended, connections, and knowledge of these regions were impeccable. I highly recommend using Knowmad Adventures to plan your next trip to Peru or Chile!

- Deanna, Santa Barbara, CA

Couple Kayaking in Patagonia

The Knowmad team put together the trip of a life time for us. Everything was perfect, from the guides to the accommodations to the activities, and your extensive knowledge of the area and personal relationships with the people we met in Chile were invaluable. We can’t recommend Knowmad highly enough.

- Ben and Sarah, New York, NY

Family Photo in South America

This trip ranks as one of my favorite trips ever! The Inca Trail was challenging but rewarding, filled with breathtaking vistas and amazing sites brought to life by Max – he was so knowledgeable and I appreciated having a local guide. We avoided most of the crowds due to your unique itinerary.

- Lauren & Rakhee, New York, NY

Louis Family in Patagonia

Our trip was everything we dreamed it would be and more. Your group did a great job everywhere we went.  We especially loved our guide Paula, and Explora was top notch too. All perfect.

- Rosella, Denver, CO

Group photo in front of Machu Picchu

I have been talking about the trip all week long. You put together a trip that was fun and adventurous while making us feel safe and comfortable. Everything was seamless and I would recommend a Knowmad trip to all of my friends and family members. I am very impressed!!!

- Amy, Minneapolis, MN

Torres del Paine National Park

Our goal was to find joy and happiness in honor of my wife and the trip blew us both away, it could not have gone any better. Patagonia was great, the hikes went well, the ice climb, horseback riding, and kayaking were spectacular. Our guides were top notch and we were well cared for

- Steve, Ames, IA

Traveler in Peru

Peru and its people captured my heart. Simply remarkable and the trip couldn’t have been planned better. It’s really amazing how you put together a trip that my daughter and I both enjoyed equally

- Dave, Princeton, NJ

Travelers in front of Salt Flats

The trip was amazing. Everything we hoped for and more, and what a value.  Our guide Pavel also made the trip very special. Thanks so much!

- Steve, New York, NY

Travelers Kayaking in South America

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

Family Photo in front of Machu Picchu

We got back last night and I must say that the organization of the entire trip was AMAZING. We all loved Peru and thanks to Knowmad we even enjoyed it a lot more. Thanks a lot Jordan for everything as we had sooooo much fun. I’ll definitely recommend you to anybody that wants to experience Peru.

- Barbara, Barcelona, Spain

Travelers Photo in Peru

Our trip could not have been better.  You attended to every detail, no matter how small. Being met at every airport, hot tea and water in the van, all the charming hotels.  How special you made Tripp’s birthday 3 times during the day!  All our guides and drivers, the experience in Amaru and the Amazon.  And of course our guide, Harry, who really is the best!

- Irene, Wayzata, MN

Special Interest Group Photo

I have organized travel groups for over 25 years and Knowmad Adventures is one of the best trip operators I have worked with.  They recently put together a trip to Chile and Argentina for me and the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum that was exciting, fun, and one that was appreciated by all of our 19 participants. I will be using them for all future trips to South America.

- Peter Olin – Director Emeritus University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Minneapolis, MN

Vineyard in South America

It was an amazing experience and we would definitely recommend our friends to work with Knowmad.

- The Heitzmans, Minneapolis, MN

Local in South America

Just returned from Peru with many great memories, experiences and pictures. Thanks for setting up fantastic guides and lodgings. Staying with the family on Taquille Island was an amazing experience, our guide Javier was outstanding, and the accommodations were the best!

- Mike, Ventura, CA

Travelers in The Galapagos Islands

You put together a one-of-a-kind vacation for my group that I’ll long remember and enthusiastically recommend. I thank you and look forward, with much anticipation, to my next adventure with you.

- Lisa, Seattle, WA

Traveler in Peru

Please don’t ever change the way you operate. You fulfill lifelong dreams and provide people with the chance to live what they thought could only be read about.

- Kevin, Minnetonka, MN

Horseback Riding in South America

The trip was a 10 out of 10! Perfect in every way.  Thank you, thank you for organizing every detail.  It went without a hitch.  The girls loved Explora.  They said that with every experience there was a reward at the end…salt lagoon, hot springs, food, wine.  They were able to see that adventure vacations are much more rewarding that sitting on a beach getting burned.  So valuable to see that at their young age.

- Anne, Minnetonka, MN

Kellenberger Family in Chile

What an unforgettable trip. It was such a well-thought out combination between comfort and adventure with a glimpse into another culture that we couldn’t have gotten any other way. Thanks Knowmad!

- Kristen, Corvallis, OR

Horseback Riding in Patagonia

Everything went perfectly and we enjoyed every element of the trip.  The guides were all excellent, everyone was always on-time and the hotels were exactly what we wanted.  The Estancia turned out to be exceptional and I would say a highlight—the real thing, and right in the park.  We ate the trout we caught one day for dinner and everyone loved the horse riding.  We especially liked Roberto doing the W, a great hiking guide, and Arianna, in BA, very knowledgeable about the history and the City. I would say the unanimous judgment was one of the best trip we have ever taken.

- John, Minneapolis, MN

Torres del Paine National Park

Thanks for the organization, the trip was excellent! Everything went well and I had a great time. The areas you suggested are beautiful. My guides were very knowledgeable. I’m traveling to Bolivia and Peru next year and I will surely plan it with you.

- Adrienn, Budapest, Hungary

Patagonia South America

We had a wonderful time! It was a great adventure, all connections were seamless, and all the guides were fabulous.

- Norm and Ann, Boston, MA

Greg Kellenberger

All the activities were wonderfully coordinated to mix physical activity with sightseeing to give us a “backstage pass” to the Chilean culture. What a great setting for a family reunion!

- Greg, Orono, MN


It was a life-changing trip to be so immersed in the Chilean lifestyle and witness such amazing sites. We cannot thank you enough for sharing this Patagonia treasure with us.

- Jen and Dave, St. Louis Park, MN

Adventure Trek

It was a spectacular trip we will remember for a lifetime

- Gary, Chicago, IL

Kayaking in Patagonia

We just want to say THANK YOU for an amazing set up.

- Jackie, Troy, MI

Active Peru Vacation

We had a fantastic trip! Everything was perfect. Thank you so much for putting it together. We might do another country in South America next year. We will be in touch.

- Jodi and Charles, Tallahassee, FL


Everything went perfectly and all 8 of us enjoyed every element of the trip. The guides were all excellent, everyone was always on-time and the hotels were exactly what we wanted. The Estancia turned out to be exceptional and I would say a highlight – the real thing, and right in the park. We ate the trout we caught one day for dinner and everyone loved the horse riding. I would say the unanimous judgement was one of the best trips we have ever taken.

- John, Scandia, MN

South America Travel

We had the most amazing trip; thank you! We are so appreciative of your guidance and expertise. It was so memorable and we sincerely loved every moment. Getting back to reality today is particularly challenging!

- Loren and Heath, New York, NY

South America Adventure Travel

Each experience in Chile was different than the last and we can’t even tell you what we loved the most. It was one of the best trips we’ve ever been on.

- Mollie, Minneapolis, MN

South America Travel

I wanted to personally thank you for putting together such a magical trip for us! Things happen for a reason, and I’m glad that Lindsey put us in touch last year. This trip had everything we were looking for…and some! Thank you again!

- Roy, Minneapolis, MN

Let The Journey Begin

Let the Journey Begin - Knowmad Adventures

Planning a trip to South America might seem a little overwhelming at first. Knowmad offers door-to-door trip planning: first, we listen, and then we help you navigate the seasonal differences and itinerary options, resulting in a holistic, seamless, and custom-crafted experience, all at a guaranteed best value.

The simplest way to get started is to give us a call at 612-315-2894or to fill out this short form so we can learn more about your travel preferences.