2017 Travel + Leisure A-List Winner: Jordan Harvey is the Best Trip Planner for Argentina + Chile!

Best Trip Planners South America

The results are in and Knowmad’s Co-Founder, Jordan Harvey, has won the 2017 Travel + Leisure’s A-List Best Trip Planner for Argentina + Chile! The A-List is Travel + Leisure’s annual selection of the world’s best travel agents and destination specialists, and we’re honored to be recognized on this list for the 5th year in a row.

The Best Trip Planner for Chile & Argentina

As readers and consumers we are inundated with headlines like, “Top 10” or “World’s Best,” and it’s easy to get numb to their meaning (and, truthfully, some folks just don’t use these phrases with any merit).

I bring this up because this means some people may overlook the meaning of an award like the Travel + Leisure A-List. Admittedly, even we are using phrases like “The Best Trip Planner” to describe this accolade – but it’s hard to find a better way to describe a list that compiles the most qualified and exceptional travel planners from all across the country. It’s not easy to land a spot on this prestigious list, and that makes us all the more proud of Jordan and the Knowmad Team.

As a team, we not only appreciate being recognized on this list, but it also gives us the encouragement and confidence to keep honing our skills, pushing the boundaries, and seeking out the best excursions and activities our region has to offer.

This award reminds us that even when we may feel overwhelmed by our day-to-day responsibilities, we’re still accomplishing our most important goal: to create well-planned, unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our travelers.

Keep reading for a handful of our favorite excursions in Chile and Argentina this year. And click the following link to view the A-List online and pick up your copy of the full feature in Travel + Leisure’s September print issue (on stands August 23rd, 2017).

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A Few Of Our Favorite EXCURSIONS in Chile + Argentina This year

Argentine Asado This cooking class is entirely focused on the art of the Argentine asado, or BBQ, and the particularities of cooking with fire and open pit flame characteristic of Argentine asado. This private excursion is done by Lucas Mallmann, nephew of famed Argentine chef Francis Mallman. He is an amazing character not only due to his relation, and this is a one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience that is quintessentially Argentine.

Cagliero Glacier: An Off-The-Beaten-Path Experience For those wanting to visit a massive iceberg sans crowds, we’re now suggesting visiting the remote Cagliero Glacier where you can also strap on crampons and try your hand at ice trekking on the glacier without the crowds of Perito Moreno.

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Hot Air Ballooning in the Atacama Desert We’re really excited, as this is such a surreal and vast landscape that we feel this will become the be-all end-all hot air balloon ride worldwide.

Private Andes Lakes Crossing From Bariloche to Puerto Varas, experience a private Andes lake crossing with chef-curated picnic and optional hikes along the way.


Ready to plan your South American adventure? Give Jordan a call at 612-315-2894 or email [email protected] to start planning your incredible, unique tour of South America!


Hasta Pronto, Knowmad Adventurers

Knowmad AdventuresKnowmad Adventures works closely with independent-minded travelers creating innovative trips to South America. Our specialists in Patagonia, ChileMachu Picchu, PeruArgentina, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Antarctica are eager to collaborate and create a trip as unique and authentic as you are, and our experienced South American operations team guarantees you get an insider’s perspective, superior values, and a flawlessly-operated trip.