Award-winning Trip Choreography
Our connections and local expertise unlock special access experiences in all our destination countries
Travel that is more deeply connected to a place, we believe, is all about how local citizens in destination countries have the power to unlock special experiences. When we go about stitching together a privately guided tour of the Peruvian Amazon and a culinary tour of Lima City’s Michelin-rated restaurants, it is our network of trusted local relationships that is the bedrock on which we craft our innovative, award-winning travel itineraries. If you’re thinking about visiting any of our destination countries, reach out and start a conversation. Tell us what your ideal trip might include – we can choreograph private adventures to WOW your group; special live musical experiences for audiophiles and those who love to dance; we can deliver high calibre art and culinary experiences; and in a number of countries we are friends with wise indigenous peoples who may just change how you see the world and our shared human story.
What is Sustainable Travel and How is it Part of our Journeys?
Since the onset of COVID-19, the phrase ‘new normal’ is getting a lot of use and for good reason. Much has changed across the globe, and the travel industry has been hugely affected. This includes all the people on-the-ground in destination countries that normally rely on making an income from travellers. The language of ‘new normal’ highlights our need to adapt. This is, after all, what humans have done for millennia: adapting. The meaningful difference now is that adapting is more than just “going with the flow”: it carries the potential to choose with intention. If we choose to be aware and informed, we can decide how to shape travel for the better. (continued below)
Since our start in 2004, Latin Excursions has been a proponent of sustainable travel – that is: travel that has minimal impact on the environment and supports destination communities in a positive way. Now, with the pandemic giving the world us all a reset, we are asking ourselves: Are we doing enough to drive a big re-think on what travel should be? (continued below)
With the sudden switch from days of over-tourism to months of no tourism, as a company, we are clearer than ever that responsible travel is less about making the least impact and more about ensuring the greatest benefit for travellers and destinations. This is an intentional distinction and it fosters an entire approach to crafting travel itineraries: providing rare and transformative travel experiences (what we have always done) must also support partners and organizations who are stewards of ecological conservation and economic justice. Local communities feel respected and are rewarded for adopting best practices, and Travellers return home with a greater understanding of the natural world and the communities who nurture it.
We are thrilled to work with inspiring partners such as: Petit Maribel, owner of Sol y Luna, whose authentic casita-style accommodations in the Sacred Valley of Peru continue to promote values of social and environmental sustainability; and eco-entrepreneurs Reyna Oleas and Roberto Plaza who, with their completely sustainable projects in the Galapagos, have proven that luxury travel can be rooted in the conservation of wildlife. In each destination country we visit, travellers can tap into the energy and knowledge of eco-visionaries, expert guides and special local projects.
We hope to see our model of eco-tourism increasingly put into action by other travel companies so that a commitment to Planet and People becomes the ‘new normal’ for our industry.
Are you ready to experience something extraordinary?
We're Your Travel Concierge
We seek to exceed client expectations. No detail is too small. From upscale accommodations and food to the guides chosen for you, all our partners exemplify a high-end approach to customer service. So, what are you after – local rhythms and culture? Trekking in remote places? Rare birds? Let us stitch together a masterful itinerary with seamless travel connections.
Authenticity & Privacy
Choreographing authentic experiences means knowing places exceedingly well and building trust with local partners. Wonderful characters and local guides bring alive their world through stories, deep knowledge, and special access to places. This is why we believe in private travel experiences: they offer the flexibility to take you to areas not visited by most tourists.
CRAFTING YOUR CUSTOM JOURNEY
If a Custom Journey is beyond your financial reach, don’t fret. Our Pre-Designed Journeys are packed with Latin Excursions signature luxury touches: authentic characters, transformative moments and exceptional service.
A MESSAGE FROM ERIC SHEETS, FOUNDER
In Spring 2004, then a corporate-world warrior, I decided to bring some colleagues to the Galapagos Islands for an adventure in Darwin’s archipelago. My Ecuadorian mother instilled in me a deep love and appreciation for the islands, so this adventure to the Galapagos was a chance to share my insider knowledge with fellow travellers. The success of that first trip left me yearning for more … and I set out on a path combining insider knowledge of places with the transformative power of travel. Latin Excursions was born. 15+ years later, we continue to have fun sharing our connections and insider knowledge of Latin America.
Travel ought to be transformative.
The stuff of great stories.
Our local partners in South America share so much with us. We feel it's important to give back. Latin Excursions supports the following organizations: