“Is now the time to consider booking a trip for the future?” With the world practically at a standstill, adventure-seekers are wondering when they’ll get to pack their suitcases again and jet off to unfamiliar places with incredible vistas, unique foods, and new experiences. Read on to learn why, along with Knowmad’s new temporary, no-risk booking and cancellation policy, there are some fantastic benefits that make now a great time to plan your next adventure.
Keep the Knowmad Spirit Alive at Home & Support Small Businesses
With the help of the Knowmad team, I put together a round-up to help you set the stage for the perfect South America inspired day and evening full of fun activities for the whole family.
Moving Forward Together
A letter from Knowmad co-founder, Jordan Harvey.
Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialists + Knowmad Adventures
What is the Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist award, and what does it mean to earn a spot on this prestigious list? Join us as we extend a hearty congratulations to two of our Trip Specialists, Jordan Harvey and Renee Davies, for each earning this extraordinary award – their knowledge of South America travel is absolutely unmatched!
This has been and will continue to be a challenging time for us all – one that calls for unity, understanding, love, and hope.
As the world was reeling in response to the escalating coronavirus, with little to no warning, border after border of several South American countries began closing. The Knowmad team worked around the clock to get our travelers home safely.
We appreciate and thank you all for your caring support and positivity, and we send our heartfelt empathy to every person and industry affected. It is our privilege and honor to be a part of and serve this travel community.
Read the inspiring messages from Knowmad travelers who were in South America as the coronavirus accelerated.
Best Peruvian Amazon River Cruises
What is the best Amazon River cruise? There are many cruise options out there, and navigating the differences can be a bit of a daunting task. Plus, what’s best for one person may not be the best for another, which is why Knowmad Adventures specializes in custom trips that are unique to each traveler. Our detailed Amazon cruise comparison below keeps that in mind, and dives into the question ‘what are the best Amazon cruises,’ and discusses the most notable differences between them.
Property in Focus: Hacienda Bambusa Colombia
“As I drank my morning coffee at Hacienda Bambusa, listening to hummingbirds and soaking in the serenity, I knew this small boutique hotel was an oasis I needed to share with others.” See why Knowmad Operations Specialist, Elizabeth, loves this dreamy, boutique hotel in Colombia.
Knowmad Adventures Annual Photo Contest 2019
From Antarctica to Brazil, Ecuador to Argentina, and Chile to Peru, this year’s Knowmad adventurers criss-crossed South America; pushing boundaries, exploring new frontiers, and bringing back the inspiring photos + stories to prove it. Find out which image wins the Knowmad Adventures Annual Photo Contest Grand Prize…
A Rare Pair: How to Combine Machu Picchu + Patagonia in One Trip
Allow our Trip Specialists to take out the stress so you can enjoy the adventure of a lifetime: They’ll navigate the challenging weather and planning logistics of combining Machu Picchu and Patagonia, and you’ll experience one extraordinary trip.
Jordan’s Staff Pick Itinerary: Awe-inspiring 8-Day Brazil Beach Trip
Craving sunshine? See why Jordan absolutely loves our Hidden Beaches of Brazil: Costa Verde + Rio de Janeiro trip (hint: hidden beach paradises).
Condé Nast Traveler Winners – Again! What Sets Knowmad Apart
Jordan Harvey (with specialities in Chile and Argentina) and Renee Davies (with specialities in Ecuador & The Galapagos and Peru) have earned spots on the Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist 2021 list for the 7th and 2nd year running, respectively. It’s the perfect time to collaborate with our award-winning specialists to create the trip you’ve been dreaming about. Catch up with Jordan and Renee and find out what sets Knowmad apart.
Savings & Unprecedented Wildlife in Galapagos
Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands are open for travel and they’re seeing high demand for last minute summer or fall getaways, and also those looking further ahead to 2022. Ecuador is one of the few countries that is accepting proof of vaccination to enter the country (or, if not vaccinated you can also take a Covid test).
Working with some of our favorite Galapagos cruises, we’re excited to offer these incredible wildlife experiences at spectacular values (only until May 31st).
- Over 50% off* on on luxury vessel La Pinta!
- Save up to $15,000* when you charter a luxury catamaran for your whole family.
- Lock in 2021 rates for 2022* departures on luxury catamarans Endemic, Elite & Ocean Spray.
- 2021 rates for 2022* bookings on Classic Safaris at Galapagos Safari Camp.
Current Travel News & Info for South America
Are you eager to explore and ready to plan your next adventure? With Ecuador open to vaccinated travelers (or those with a negative covid test), and Chile emerging as a global leader in vaccination rates, there is reason for optimism! We share updates on the current situations and entry requirements throughout South America.
Please note that since this post was published, all of our South American destinations borders have opened. Please see our South American Current Covid Regulations and Info page for details.