Knowmad News: Exploring Machu Picchu

Dear Traveler,

Knowmad Adventures proudly provides active, authentic and sustainable travel experiences for independent-minded adventurers and small groups to Chile and Argentina. However there is still more adventure to be had and in order to grow, we’ve got to go.

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Parting Shots: South America

These fantastic nature shots by Knowmad travelers Wendy and Jay are in the running for the 2011 Knowmad Photo Contest. If you’ve traveled with us send in a few of your favorites from South America and you will be eligible to win!

Explorer’s Corner: A Journey in Cochamo, Chile

Even the incredible pictures that I saw on Facebook and the great stories I heard from travelers had no chance at properly preparing me for the magnificence I was about to see and experience in the Cochamó Valley.  It is beyond description, the only way to really appreciate it is to go there.  It all began with a gray rocky beach where we plunged our kayaks into the emerald green waters of the Rio Cochamó.  We had a beautiful sunny day outside of Puerto Varas, Chile, which allowed us to see volcano and mountaintops outlining the landscape.  We paddled all day on the beautiful fjord de Reloncaví passing horses, lush green lands and towering mountains.  After a stop for lunch we paddled straight for the town of Cochamó accompanied by curious seals and porpoises swimming along side of us.

‘Tis the season for travel…

…and Knowmad founders Jordan and Tara can’t resist the bug…so we’ll be heading down to Chile this March. Don’t be surprised when one or both of us – alongside our charismatic and knowledgeable local guides – accompanies parts of the March 26th departure of the Countryside, Culture and Coast trip through central Chile, as well as the April 2nd Northern Patagonia Odyssey departure. These trips are nothing short of awesome and we hope to see you there! For more details on these and our other adventures visit the new website at

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If You Build It, They Will Come

A big thanks to everyone who helped make March 2010 an incredible month for Knowmad Adventures! After many months of making strong partnerships throughout Chile and Argentina and designing what we feel are incredible travel experiences, we had our first big wave of travelers come and test the waters. Knowmad Adventures will always remember the Ladies in a Lower Latitude, Bama & Co., the Bottani Mafia, the Harvey Marathoners, and Crew Kellenberger. Thanks for believing in us and being the first Knowmads.

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How To Travel Like A Knowmad: Stories From Kayli’s Trip + Things To Do in Argentina + Chile

Things to do in Argentina and Chile

Kayli, an Operations Specialist at Knowmad Adventures, and her partner Evan followed the path of one of our favorite Chile and Argentina combination itineraries. They began in Argentina’s colorful capital city, Buenos Aires, traveled south to the glaciers and mountains on both the Argentine and Chilean side of expansive Patagonia, and topped it off with a quick stop in the Lakes District before departing via Santiago in Chile. Read on for their best-loved moments, dramatic photographs, what they learned, and more.

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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.

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