Who We Are

Knowmad Adventures is a small company with big dreams that specializes in South American travel. We build custom itineraries for families, couples, and groups, and we also have hand-crafted sample trips you can choose from or use to jumpstart the planning process. Created by a husband and wife team, Knowmad believes that by marveling at the world around us and opening ourselves up to unimaginable experiences, we grow. Travel brings us closer to Earth’s natural wonders and diverse cultures, as well as to ourselves. Knowmad is dedicated to fostering those experiences and growth by building active, authentic and sustainable trips. You might find yourself talking weather with a Patagonian horseman over maté, or learning of Incan legends, dances and traditions from village elders in a remote Andean pueblo. You will find the hidden trails, meet the people whose footsteps have created them, and tread lightly along the path of discovery. Our team of U.S.-based trip specialists along with local coordinators and guides throughout South America ensures that your experience with Knowmad is personal, not packaged. We’ll work closely with you so that your trip fits your travel style, interests and budget. We’re here to help you have the adventure of a lifetime.

Chilean Gaucho

Meet the Team

Meet the nomads that put the ‘know’ in Knowmad. These Trip Specialists,
In-Country Coordinators, and Guides are a few of the reasons our travelers and Frommer’s agree that Knowmad is one of the best South America trip operators. Meet our U.S. and South America based team.


Our Travel Philosophy

To us, the perfect trip is one where stress melts away. We touch, smell, eat, see and do things we’ve never imagined. Knowledgeable locals eager to share their homeland help us gain an intimacy with the communities and landscapes we visit. The perfect trip treads lightly, respecting both culture and environment. It pushes us physically just the right amount and rewards us with delicious food and incredible places to stay. The perfect trip is an experience, a journey that sets us free.

Rafting in South America

The Knowmad Difference

Exceptional excursions, the best local guides, amazing accommodations, and unmatched regional expertise are just a few things that will make your trip an unforgettable experience. Learn more about the Knowmad difference.


Locals in Peru

Good Works

We believe travel done right makes the world a better place. In addition to building trips with an emphasis on environmental and cultural sustainability that foster maximum economic trickle down, we actively engage in supporting less economically fortunate people and communities in South America. Learn more about Knowmad’s good works.