Meet Kayli: Knowmad’s Operations Specialist & South America Travel Industry Expert

Meet Kayli Travel Industry Expert - South America

Meet our new Operations Specialist, Kayli Kirkegaard! She began working in international travel as an in-country guide for high school travel groups in Central America and is now excited to help Knowmad travelers become enraptured with Latin America time and time again. Read on to find out what Kayli’s passions are, what motivates her, why she is drawn to the travel industry and more…

Parting Shots: 9 Things To Do in Chile; A Photo Essay by Knowmad’s Media Manager

9 Things to Do in Chile
What kind of trip does someone who works in the travel industry take? Meet Lisa, the Media Manager at Knowmad Adventures – a South American travel company that crafts active, authentic and sustainable experiences for the independent traveler. Follow her two-week itinerary in Chile through the photo essay, “9 Things To Do in Chile.” Lisa and her travel companion Cole visited the Atacama Desert, the capital city, the Lakes District and the two ended their trip near the end of the world in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia. Read about Lisa and Cole’s adventurous Chile trip below.

Tara’s Staff Itinerary Pick: An Active Take on Visiting Machu Picchu + The Sacred Valley in Peru

Visiting Machu Picchu

I’ll never forget my first time in Peru. My roommate from college and I had been traveling for over a month in Ecuador and decided to splurge on an overnight bus with plush, reclining semi-cama seats. I fell into a deep sleep as we made our way down the coastline from the more humid and tropical climate of Ecuador to the low-lying desert outside of Lima on the way to visiting Machu Picchu. I awoke to an outer world landscape; morning light seeping through ocean mist and casting a gentle glow over the sand dunes. I knew that I would love this country. We made our way to the southern Andean highlands and I felt as if I had stepped into the pages of National Geographic.

Traveling to Argentina + Chile: Wine Country, Patagonia + More

Traveling to Argentina Knowmad Adventures

Julia and Justin had a blast traveling to Argentina and Chile. They first spent time in Mendoza sipping wine in the Lujan de Cuyo valley, hiking outside of El Salto and even rappelling off of a waterfall! The two spent the next portion of their trip in Patagonia, visiting the Perito Moreno glacier and crossing the border to Chilean Patagonia to explore Torres del Paine National Park and stay at the rustic luxury lodge Tierra Patagonia.

Chile Weather, When To Go, What to Pack + More By Region

Chile Weather and When To Go

A long, narrow sliver of land clinging to the edge of the South American continent, Chile’s diversity of travel experiences matches its jaw-dropping geography and landscapes. Encompassing the world’s driest desert, fertile vineyards, cosmopolitan Santiago and eclectic Valparaíso, lush temperate rainforests of the Lakes Region, the peaks of Patagonia and even Easter Island, this country pinched between Pacific shores and Andean peaks unveils incredible natural beauty and cultural intrigue at every turn.

Here we’ve compiled a list of essential information about Chile divided into 5 distinct regions. Read about Chile weather, points of interest, when to go, trip specialist tips and what to pack.