Active South America Travel With Knowmad

Active trip itineraries are the more active cousin of Classic trips. They are innovative South American adventure trips that seamlessly blend a countries must-see highlights with off-the-beaten-path surprises and explorations, all with an adventurer’s spirit. If you would prefer to explore Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Inca by mountain bike rather than vehicle, kayak on Lake Titicaca rather than go by boat, or strap on crampons and walk atop a glacier rather than next to it, than our Active South American adventure trips are for you!

Knowmad was born in the spirit of adventure and exploration, and we cater to the independent-minded traveler. Use these suggested active trips as building blocks to design your own unique itinerary, or work with a Knowmad Trip Specialist to create a custom trip as unique as you are while taking all the stress out and ensuring an incredible South America adventure trip. Learn more about the custom travel planning process here.

Active Adventure Trip Ideas


Photos of South America

Active itineraries include suggested accommodations that are clean and comfortable while being smaller, often locally owned places with a relaxed feel and good service that blend in to their surroundings. They typically are less luxurious than Classic trips suggested hotels, falling in the ‘3 star plus’ category. When selecting from the hundreds we’ve inspected, for Active itineraries we choose places that are great values for the service.

As a specialist in custom and private South American travel, we are happy to discuss hotel upgrades and options in every category and price range in order that your trip is perfect for you.

How Active Are The Excursions?

Activities in South America

These more active trips that may feature hiking at elevation, kayaking, horseback riding and more, however they are suitable for most people in good health who enjoy active pursuits. Our South American adventures are booked on a private basis, and most excursions have some flexibility to be more or less challenging. If you have a concern that a certain activity may be too challenging or not enough, please discuss with your Trip Specialist.

Trips that are rated as ‘Vigorous’ rather than ‘Moderate’ typically require very good physical condition or pre-existing skills. Expect to be in challenging terrain for long durations.

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.