Adventure Travel Ratings: Southern Explorations - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Overall Score

Rating Criteria Scores

Quality of Service96.00
Spirit of Adventure93.00
Client Satisfaction100.00

Outfitter's Primary Activity

  • Do-It-All

Outfitter's Other Activities

  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Adventure Cruises
  • Biking/Cycling
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Diving/Snorkeling
  • Family Adventures
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Luxury Adventures
  • Multisport
  • Photography Adventures
  • Surfing
  • Paddling

Southern Explorations


This outfit has found a dozen different ways to serve up the Inca Trail and is equally comprehensive in its approach to the other South American classics, including the Galapagos, Patagonia, and the Amazon. You might find yourself trekking the Paine Circuit in Chilean Patagonia or becoming an expert in the Malbec grapes of Argentina's Mendoza region. Keep your eyes peeled for the occasional maverick in Southern Explorations' brochure—sandboarding, whitewater rafting, and snorkeling in Brazil or mountain biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting from the Andes to the Pacific Ocean in Ecuador.

New in 2009

  • Name:Lodge-to-Lodge Hiking on the Inca Trail
  • Destination:Peru
  • Duration:13 days
  • Price:$4,385


Countries Visited

  • Latin America:Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru
  • Oceania:New Zealand
Photograph courtesy of Southern Explorations
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