Adventure Travel Ratings: Southern Explorations - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

Best Adventure Travel Companies {On Earth}

Logo: Best Adventure Travel Companies {On Earth}
Overall Score
94.80

Rating Criteria Scores

Overall94.80
Quality of Service96.00
Sustainability92.50
Spirit of Adventure93.00
Education92.50
Client Satisfaction100.00
Price$$$

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

Southern

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

Website

www.southernexplorations.com

Countries Visited

  • Latin America:Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru
  • Oceania:New Zealand
Photograph courtesy of Southern Explorations
email a friend iconprinter friendly icon   |   
Page [1 ] of 1
Join the discussion

National Geographic Adventure is pleased to provide this opportunity for you to share your comments about this article. Thanks for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Recent Comments
  • your chanel is really marvelous to go through,am in Uganda and always enjoy it both on the tv and in…
  • We booked several tours and excursions all over South America with Southern Explorations. In every…
  • We booked a trip to the Galapagos with Southern Explorations and it couldn't have been better. The g…
  • You are right! Southern Explorations is the best the best travel company around. The hospitality a…
  • We had a trip of a lifetime. Attention to detail and our individual needs was excetional. The guides…
Read All »