What is Classic Travel?

Classic Travel itineraries are innovative South American trips seamlessly blending a countries must-see highlights with off-the-beaten-path surprises and explorations. They feature what our expertise tells us is the absolute best flow and pacing to the regions they take place in, the most personal and professional local guides, and hand-picked, charming, and luxurious accommodations with a local feel.  While being full of incredible sites, sounds and activities that bring the country alive, they can be enjoyed by anyone in decent health.

These trips can be done exactly as described, or they can be used as planning tools and building blocks while you work with a Knowmad South American Trip Specialist to build your ideal custom trip. Learn more about the custom travel planning process here.

Upon confirming your South America trip with Knowmad, you will be sent a detailed Trip Information Packet particular to your trip that answers most frequently asked questions and includes a pack list, pre-departure checklist, and more. You will also have direct access at all times to your Trip Specialist. Prior to departure, along with your reconfirmed itinerary you receive a Buen Viaje, or Safe Travels document that includes maps with hotels indicated, 24-hour in-country emergency phone numbers, and other valuable assistance tools.

Classic South America Tours and Trips Trip Ideas


Accommodations in Peru

Classic Knowmad itineraries include suggested accommodations that are generally ‘4 star’ and a bit more luxurious than our ‘active’ category accommodations. We have handpicked them after inspecting literally hundreds of properties. Knowmad most often suggests smaller, boutique hotels offering charm, a local feeling, and great service.

As a specialist in custom and private South American tours and travel, we are happy to discuss hotel upgrades and options in every category and price range so that your trip is perfect for you.

How Active Are The Excursions?

Things to do in South America

Classic Knowmad South American vacations are meant to be enjoyable for anyone in sound physical health. Suggested activities allow you to see and do the best a country has to offer in a unique way, aren’t prohibitive to anyone, and have quite a bit of flexibility. These trips are also geared towards independent-minded travelers allowing for self-exploration and relaxation in addition to guided adventures.

Let The Journey Begin - Call Us: 612-315-2894

Planning a trip to South America might seem a little overwhelming at first and sometimes the easiest way to get started is to simply give us a call 612-315-2894. You’re likely to get company owners Tara or Jordan Harvey on the phone, and we’re happy to chat travel at absolutely no obligation to you. Or send us a quick email at travel@knowmadadventures.com and we’ll get back to you shortly.