Travel + Leisure A-List Award: Bright Future Award

We’re extremely proud to announce that Knowmad and Co-Founder Jordan Harvey have earned the Travel + Leisure A-list honor for being the top Patagonia, Chile, and Argentina specialist. Our 7th year running taking home the hardware, you may think as time goes on our excitement would begin to fade but rather it builds, striking a different chord each year. This year it feels especially significant. It’s a simple, yet profound symbol of Knowmad’s bright future.

We are proud to be one of the only companies in the world to receive both the Condé Nast Top Specialists and Travel + Leisure A-List awards, and also have two award-winning Specialists (Renee Davies is Condé Nast’s top Ecuador & Galapagos Specialist).

Today, as we are all still processing challenges that were unimaginable just 9 months ago, we echo what Jordan said in April:

“We can draw inspiration, not just from future adventures, but also from the incredible opportunity this extremely challenging world event offers us: perspective; togetherness; and a sense of gratitude for what’s temporarily been lost, for what might be changed forever, and most importantly, for what we still have.”

And that’s partially why this award – that has always acted as both a reminder to reflect and a beacon of hope – feels extra special this year. Although this year has been undeniably heartbreaking in many ways, it has also encouraged us to be grateful for travel on a deeper level. It’s not just about new experiences, but more importantly, a way to foster deeper connections with yourself and others, disconnect and recharge, and share meaningful moments with your family and friends – all things many of us are yearning for right now.

We know it will take time for some to hit the road again, but we also know that that first trip back will be that much sweeter.

Anticipating adventure is half the fun so if you want to have something on the horizon to look forward to, it’s the perfect time to start talking to your family and friends and give shape to your dreams. It’s the perfect time to start planning your adventure of a lifetime and travel later. Keep reading to discover some of our favorite trips and click the following link to check out some Knowmad exclusive travel deals!

Knowmad Adventures works closely with independent-minded travelers creating innovative trips to South America. Our specialists in Patagonia, Chile, Machu Picchu, Peru, Argentina, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Colombia, 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. Contact us today by filling out the short form below or giving us a call at 612-315-2894


epic trips to inspire your next adventure​

Use these unique trip ideas as a starting point to start planning your very own custom trip.

Classic Colombia Custom Trip Knowmad

CLassic Colombia

From $3,500 • 9 Days Colombia 

Experience Colombia’s diversity as you explore the metropolitan capital of Bogota, discover the vibrant music and Caribbean costeño culture of historic Cartagena, and marvel at the coffee region’s lush landscapes and sweeping mountain views. Learn more >> 

Ultimate Galapagos Island Hopping

Ultimate Galapagos Island Hopping

From $5,995 • 9 Days Ecuador

This Galapagos experience is the perfect blend of small-ship cruising, and land-based exploring. By combining styles you get both the incredible wildlife experiences of the remote shore excursion areas, as well as the more independent, flexible adventures and beach time that being land-based — in a premier, luxury tented safari camp — affords. Learn more >> 

Argentina and Chile Adventure Trip


From $7,245 • 14 Days Chile & Argentina

The ultimate Patagonia combination tour featuring both Argentina and Chile! The perfect way to experience the best of both countries. Including travel to both sides of Patagonia including Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine National Park, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Valpariaso and the Casablanca Valley. Learn more >> 

Refugio Mamangua Brazil Travel

hidden beaches of brazil

From $2,950 • 8 Days Brazil

Experience Brazil’s vibrant culture and dynamic scenery as you meander the cobblestone streets of Paraty, swap stories with local fisherman in the remote village of Mamanaguá, discover secret coves and deserted beaches, and visit the famed Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Learn more >>

Peru Outdoor Adventure

peru active explorer

From $3,550 • 9 Days Peru

A more active approach to the Incan lands of Peru, on this trip you’ll find yourself day hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, downhill mountain biking through Andean villages, exploring and unwinding in the Sacred Valley with options to horseback ride or whitewater raft, and discovering Cusco and Machu Picchu with time for independent explorations. Learn more >>



It is always Knowmad’s goal that our travelers feel prepared for and excited about their adventure to South America. If you have any questions we can help answer, or if you’d like to discuss planning your own custom trip to South America, give one of our Trip Specialists a call today at at 612-315-2894, or fill out the short form above to begin planning your personalized itinerary.


Nos Vemos, Lisa

South America Travel - Lisa kellenbergerLisa 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.