Every aspect of the trip was very well planned and executed. The guides were excellent, as was the food, the connecting flights in country, the food and expecially the explorations in Salta.
Review by Kirki Renfrewshire2 months ago
Turning 50, I wanted to check off one my bucket list vacations— the Galapagos and Machu Picchu! I spent an entire year researching trips, itinerary’s and travel companies. When I came across Southern Explorations, I knew this was the company to entrust with my dream trip! I had very high expectations and they exceeded them all. They communicate clearly and responsively, all of the details of the trip are so well planned and thought out, and the guides were incredible! Each of our guides were rich with knowledge, incredibly warm and personable and went out of their way to make sure our trip was fantastic! And needless to say, the Galápagos Islands and Peru were two of the most magical and breathtaking places I have visited!! Thank you Southern Explorations!!
Review by Lydy3 months ago
Galapagos trip on the Theory exceeded our every expectation. Phenomenal adventure led by highly qualified, knowledgeable and caring guides. There daily enthusiasm and love of their environment made this trip exceptional
Review by Bazzerp3 months ago
Great people. Were met at the airport for a great quick tour of Quito. Also the Ecuventura boat Theory was incredible in the Galapagos.
Review by Pabby Csiffary3 months ago
Great choice of itineraries and practical arrangements worked well. Staff at Head Office and on the ground were very helpful.
Review by Adjaston Palaonta3 months ago
Southern Explorations made our entire trip to Ecuador very easy and fun. The people that we worked with in both the US and in Ecuador were incredibly nice and helpful.
Review by SergeI3 months ago
Excellent experience booking with Southern Explorations. Accurate pricing/billing, frequent communication and fantastic service.
Review by Charles Dawkins Aljedanni3 months ago
the most amazing trip flawlessly executed by the most amazing people
Review by Ruvimbo Soocoormanee3 months ago
Amazing trip, made even more stellar by the absolutely fantastic people we were lucky to work with, from Southern Explorations, the hotels, staff, crew, excursions, everyone!
Review by Sarv3 months ago
Southern Explorations made the planning of our trip amazingly easy. They created a trip of a lifetime and addressed every concern that I had along the way. The accommodations and guides were top notch. I highly recommend them.
Review by AlRobert3 months ago
Southern Explorations put together an amazing itinerary for our family of four in Peru! Inca ruins, mountain biking, white water rafting, via ferrata, and of course the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. The activities were amazing, the guides top notch, and the lodging splendid. This is our third trip with Southern Explorations and we will be back for more!
Review by Jeshen Tumturk3 months ago
Had a fantastic time and no glitches in the planning!
Review by HughKeener3 months ago
All of our guides met us as scheduled and there were no delays. Each guide was genuinely kind, informative, polite and above and beyond helpful. Each leg of our trip was smoothly transitional
Review by TheOrchestra4 months ago
Southern Explorations was outstanding! I dealt with Marisa and Lisa before departure from the US and they were ALWAYS available via phone or email. We chose the land based tour as we wanted to stay on the islands in the evening and Fabricio(Fabo) was our guide while in the Galapagos and he excelled from the moment we met him! My daughters and I came home with many memories.
Review by Neoma4 months ago
Jonathan Borgida was an immense help in planning a perfect trip in Chile. He was great at setting the order and pace of our trip and found us great guides, excursions and hotels. We could not have done this without him!
Review by Acus4 months ago
S.E. is a fabulous group of experienced travel agents/consultants. we had the opportunity to work with both Eric and Jonathan and can't say enough about them. we talked/they listened/ we talked again/and they listened again - and then we got exactly what we wanted - even though we weren't even sure what we wanted when we started the process. the places we stayed, the excursions we went on, the guides, the transfers - all A+.
Review by Shatisa4 months ago
This was our third trip with Southern Exploration, and it lived up to the standards we have become used to with this travel group. We've been to Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos, and most recently Colombia with SE, and we will be back for another South American adventure!
Review by Farhanna4 months ago
Overall, an excellent trip with seamless co-ordination of venues, good hotels and a wonderful guide (Milagros).
Review by Bees4 months ago
This is our third trip with Southern Explorations and each trip has been excellent. Every detail of our trip to Colombia was taken care of. We cannot express in word how great a trip it was. Thanks again to SE for a job well done.
Review by DallastoWilmington Listohadi4 months ago
I was very pleased with my experience with Southern Explorations. From the contact person in the office, Angie, to drivers and guides across Peru the trip was excellent. Very nice accommodations and the itinerary hit spectacular scenery and iconic sites. I would travel with Southern Explorations again.
Review by Mahmodul4 months ago
We were delighted with the personal service we got. In Peru, we had a guide and driver dedicated solely to the four of us; in Galapagos, there were only 16 passengers on the ship with a staff of 11. The price actually ended up being less than Gate One, who we originally were intending to use, Every person we interacted with, even the ones picking us up at the airport, was personable and conscientious.
Review by Bonginkosi4 months ago
Absolutely fantastic trip. Everything was organised perfectly and the Inca Trail was a dream come true. The food and porters were amazing and working with Angie Muro in the office was incredibly smooth and easy. I highly recommend Southern Explorations to anyone looking to travel to any destination in South America. Best group tour I have ever done.
Review by Nirusha Massalski4 months ago
Our trip to Peru, Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon exceeded my expectations. This was my second trip with Southern Explorations, and once again everything was extremely well organized, with all travel connections and hotel reservations taken care of, and great guides provided throughout the trip. Traveling as a group of only 2 we were able to be a little flexible with some of the sightseeing, which was important to us. There was an extensive list of hotels to choose from, and we loved every place we stayed. This is a great company to deal with for worry free adventure travel.
Review by Sadiyq Borderick4 months ago
Well organized with good attention to detail.
Review by Tulsidas Malarnathan4 months ago
The planned itinerary was executed flawlessly by representatives of Southern Explorations. The experience provided on all tours and excursions was even better than anticipated and guides were prompt, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. They always had good ideas for our own free time too. This was a bucket list trip for use and exceeded our expectations.