Travelers Returning in Awe – “Our Trip Was Truly Epic”

Knowmad Adventures Testimonails

“The trip of a lifetime” “Unique and exciting animal encounters” “Ecuador is well-prepared to handle safety measures” “[This trip] really allowed us to relax” “Our trip was truly epic”

Want to hear more? Photos and more from recently returning travelers below.

hear from recently returning travelers

We feel extremely blessed to lead the charge in getting international travel going again with our trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos! Our trip was truly epic, filled with unique and exciting animal encounters surrounded by the welcoming and friendly people of Ecuador.

The country of Ecuador is well-prepared to handle safety measures and their thoughtful intentionality is evident everywhere you visit. In comparison to the inconsistent response in the United States, we felt more protected and safe in Ecuador in response to the consistent protocols in place everywhere we went. We never felt unsafe or at risk at any point on our travels. While in Ecuador, our local guide Carolina, used photos from our visit to promote local travel as well – we were thrilled to endorse travel to help the amazing people of Ecuador welcome visitors back to their country. Renee and Carmen were thorough and responsive in all of our trip planning, the quality of accommodations was second to none and our itinerary was executed with the utmost precision, that even our fellow travelers were attempting to rearrange the second half of their travels to mirror what we had experienced.”

– Gina and Scott, Coral Springs, FL | Custom Galapagos Trip – June 2021


Knowmad Adventures Returning Travelers - Galapagos 2021

“We had the most incredible time on our adventure! It has taken a few days to really process how many wonderful experiences we had, amazing animals we encountered and how many memories we made…

…The La Pinta and the Galapagos were just phenomenal! from the boat size, the staff, the rooms, the excursions, the food, the guides, excellent on all levels for our family.

We usually plan our own family vacations and Knowmad really knocked it out of the park! Thank you so much…
You were so thoughtful with every detail and that really allowed us to relax.”

– Kari, Marietta, GA | Custom Galapagos Trip – June 2021


Peru Trip 2021

“We loved [our Peru trip] and everything was perfect!”

– Jane, Minneapolis, MN | Custom Peru Trip – June 2021


“The trip of a lifetime with the family to the Galapagos. Thanks to Knowmad adventures for making it happen”

– Cindy, Tampa, FL | Custom Galapagos Trip – May 2021



“I loved this quote by Charles Darwin which I read while aboard La Pinta, ‘It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.’ Covid has changed the world we have to adjust.

…I love living in Hawaii but after months of lockdown I was getting what we call ‘rock fever’ which is the desire to get off of it! 😄. I have always dreamed of traveling to the Galapagos and after researching online it seemed quite safe and doable. Airfares were very reasonable and I was able to travel as a single without paying a supplement.

I chose this picture to encourage all to ‘Shoot for the stars’ and keep on traveling!”

– Ian, Honolulu, HI | Custom Galapagos Trip – June 2021


These words from recently returning travelers say it all! Take it from the many Knowmad travelers that just got back from trips to Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands and Peru; it’s a great time for all of us adventurous souls to get back out there and start traveling again.

If you’re inspired to plan an Ecuador or Peru trip of your own, reach out to one of our trip specialists at 612-315-2894 or by email at today. Or learn more about each destination and browse through customizable itineraries on our Ecuador Trip Ideas and Peru Trip Ideas pages.


Nos Vemos, Lisa

South America Travel - Lisa kellenberger

Lisa is the Media Manager at Knowmad Adventures, a company dedicated to creating unique, private and custom trips in South America. She studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2012 and is continually planning her next adventure. Read Lisa’s biography and more about the Knowmad team.