The Art of Travel Itineraries
Travel is much more deeply connected to a place when local citizens in destination countries are at the heart of unlocking special experiences. This is the essence of the shift to sustainable travel. We aren’t just passing through. We actively choose our local partners and guides, and it’s these trusted relationships that are the bedrock on which we craft our innovative, award-winning travel itineraries. From private adventures that wow your group; to special live musical experiences for audiophiles and those who love to dance; to high calibre art and culinary experiences; to spending time with wise indigenous peoples who may just change how you see the world – Latin Excursions travel planners are a special breed of trip choreographer.
If you’re thinking about visiting any of our destination countries, start a conversation with us!
CRAFTING YOUR CUSTOM JOURNEY
What is Sustainable Travel and how is it part of our journeys?
Society’s ideas about what responsible travel is has shifted recently, and we’re very much for it. Yes, we are thinking about climate change, but we are also thinking about all the people on-the-ground in our destination countries who rely on making an income from travel. It’s more important than ever to rethink travel’s impact. When we choose to be aware and informed, we can decide how to shape travel for the better. (continued below)
The Covid-19 pandemic, in many ways, has accelerated this shift in thinking. As global travel shut down in 2020, countless local incomes shrivelled, and we watched over-tourism become no tourism over night. This difficult moment gave all of us in the travel industry the opportunity to pause and evaluate not just how the travel industry harms local places, but how we can be agents for change. As a company, we have become especially clear about how 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 aim 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. Tell us what you’re after – local rhythms and culture? Trekking in remote places? Rare birds? Let us stitch together a masterful itinerary with seamless travel connections.
A Personal Note
FROM ERIC SHEETS, FOUNDER
Travel ought to be transformative.
The stuff of great stories.