What’s Love Got to Do with It? Knowmad Founders Toast 10 Years with South America Anniversary Trip

Knowmad Adventures Who We Are

A story told an infinite amount of times, crossing centuries, cultures and borders. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Love. Marriage. Kids. And, if you’re especially blessed, growing old together. And yet there is always a sense of awe, gratitude, and sheer luck when one’s found it. Love, actual love.

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Beyond Machu Picchu: Explora Sacred Valley, Luxury Hotel in Peru

Explora Peru Travel
Unless stated otherwise, the images or videos used in this blog post belong to Explora

The Valle Sagrado del Inca, or the Sacred Valley, is best known for its’ world renowned historical site, Machu Picchu – where history buffs and adventurers alike can trace the footsteps of the Incans and experience views that a picture will never do justice – yet, the draw to visit this region stretches far beyond this Incan citadel. Discover why pairing your visit to Machu Picchu with a stay Explora’s luxury hotel in Peru’s Sacred Valley may be the perfect fit for you.

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Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialists We Trust Award

Starting a business takes courage and leadership, tireless dedication and a steady vision even when faced with challenges, and a team devoted to the same values and ideals. Receiving the Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist We Trust award gives us the opportunity and reminder to slow down and congratulate each other on all of the goals – big and small – that we accomplish each day. We are so grateful Jordan has been recognized on this list for the 5th year in a row, thank you!

Custom Argentina + Antarctica Trip: Unforgettable Antarctica Cruise from South America

Antarctica Cruise MV Plancius
Photo by Jan Veen

Getting to the southernmost continent in the world is not easy but that’s not to say it must be a combination of tiring and long travel days. Below we share a Knowmad traveler’s trip to Antarctica by way of Argentina, with adventurous, relaxing, and fun days spent in Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, and Tierra del Fuego National Park, all before they embarked on their once-in-a-lifetime Antarctica expedition.

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1-Day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

There are two ways to get to Machu Picchu: hiking the Inca Trail or taking a train and bus combo. At Knowmad Adventures, a travel company that creates innovative and custom trips to South America, we find when travelers hear ‘The Inca Trail’ it often summons images of tent camping and multiple days of difficult hiking. But did you know you can hike just a part of the Inca Trail to get to Machu Picchu? An alternate option to the full Inca Trail, this fantastic single-day hike culminates at the Intipunku Sun Gate overlooking the mysterious citadel of Machu Picchu just as the Incas did centuries ago. Find out how you can hike along the Inca Trail for one day to arrive to Machu Picchu and why you should consider including a hike to Machu Picchu in your trip to Peru.

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Galapagos Sustainable Tourism: Sharing Values at Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Sustainable Tourism - Knowmad Adventures

When I first arrived at Galapagos Safari Camp and met Stephanie and Michael, I was awestruck. Both by the actual place – breezy, safari-style tents set up in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island with endless views of the Pacific ocean below  – and also by their story and the passion they have for their project.

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Through Your Lens: Annual Travel Photography Contest

Travel Photography South America

Here at Knowmad Adventures, a company dedicated to creating custom travel experiences in South America, one of our greatest joys is hearing stories and seeing photos from our travelers upon their return. Although breathtaking on their own, what makes a photo of Machu Picchu, Torres del Paine or any of the spectacular sight in South America unforgettable is the unique journey each traveler takes to get there. Whether it be a bucket list goal that you’ve finally realized, a trip to celebrate a special occasion, or an intentional way to be with family and friends – each adventure has its own unique story.

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Experiential Travel in Chile & Argentina: An In-Depth Look at Bariloche, Salta, + Atacama

Experiential Travel Chile - Knowmad

Having been to Chile and Argentina previously, Rick and Carol came to Knowmad looking to dive deeper into these countries. Working together with their Knowmad Trip Specialist, Rick and Carol landed on an off-the-beaten path itinerary that combined active travel and incredible landscapes, all while staying at some of the regions’ top luxury hotels.

 

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What’s Love Got to Do with It? Knowmad Founders Toast 10 Years with South America Anniversary Trip

Knowmad Adventures Who We Are

A story told an infinite amount of times, crossing centuries, cultures and borders. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Love. Marriage. Kids. And, if you’re especially blessed, growing old together. And yet there is always a sense of awe, gratitude, and sheer luck when one’s found it. Love, actual love.

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Beyond Machu Picchu: Explora Sacred Valley, Luxury Hotel in Peru

Explora Peru Travel
Unless stated otherwise, the images or videos used in this blog post belong to Explora

The Valle Sagrado del Inca, or the Sacred Valley, is best known for its’ world renowned historical site, Machu Picchu – where history buffs and adventurers alike can trace the footsteps of the Incans and experience views that a picture will never do justice – yet, the draw to visit this region stretches far beyond this Incan citadel. Discover why pairing your visit to Machu Picchu with a stay Explora’s luxury hotel in Peru’s Sacred Valley may be the perfect fit for you.

Read Full Post

Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialists We Trust Award

Starting a business takes courage and leadership, tireless dedication and a steady vision even when faced with challenges, and a team devoted to the same values and ideals. Receiving the Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist We Trust award gives us the opportunity and reminder to slow down and congratulate each other on all of the goals – big and small – that we accomplish each day. We are so grateful Jordan has been recognized on this list for the 5th year in a row, thank you!