There’s a good chance you’ve seen the word “rewild” with much greater frequency recently. While it has been a favorite concept among conservationists for a little while now, these days the general public is becoming increasingly aware of the term and the vision of conservation that it represents. We now face the reality that approximately 75 per cent of our planet has been significantly...
You may remember the last total solar eclipse. Called the “Great American Eclipse”, it took place in the summer of 2017 and was the first total eclipse visible across the entire contiguous United States since 1918. It was also the first total eclipse visible from anywhere in the mainland United States since February of 1979. Unfortunately, folks in the U.S. still have to wait until 2024 to spot their...
Exploring Off-The-Beaten Path in PatagoniaWe hope you've been following along on our social media channels as our Sales and Operations Manager Eric deep-dives into Patagonia on his mission to find additional opportunities to explore off-the-beaten path at Torres del Paine in Patagonia.At home, Eric and the team will wade through his notes, photos, and observations to craft our newest Southern Explorations...
If you’ve always dreamed of witnessing penguins in the wild, then our team of Latin America travel experts has you covered. While Antarctica is famously the best place to go if you’re looking for the ultimate penguin trip, there’s also no shortage of opportunities to do some penguin watching everywhere from the Galapagos Islands all the way through Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. In...
  This past week you may have noticed penguins taking over your Instagram or Twitter feed as World Penguin Day was celebrated on April 25th and proved once again that pretty much everyone, everywhere loves penguins. Penguins are without a doubt the most sought after wildlife viewing experience we offer at Southern Explorations, and it’s no mystery as to why. Across the 17 species of penguins,...
If you’ve traveled with us before, you know that one of the defining elements of our trips is taking our guests off the beaten path, no matter the destination you’re exploring. With that in mind we want to take you even further off the well-trodden trail as our team of Latin America travel experts give you the heads up on some of our most underrated trip itineraries. Ecuador Hiking Adventure - Savvy...
Justin Laycob, Founder and CEO of Southern Explorations was studying Spanish and – like many students pursuing a degree in a foreign language – was slated to spend a semester abroad to really dig into the language. The University of Oregon had set him up with an exchange placement in Spain when – as fate would have it - a well-timed envelope from friends in the Southern Hemisphere sent his...
While guests traveling to destinations such as Chile rarely meet our team members like Victor, he plays a massive role in making sure every part of their Southern Explorations guest experience is seamless. This is because Victor –  who works in Operations for Southern Explorations -  has spent the better part of the last two decades refining his local travel expertise. Based in Santiago, Chile,...
 Trip Advisor is one of the best-known and trusted travel resources worldwide, and every year they turn to millions of travelers to vote on the best of the best for the Travelers’ Choice Awards. We weren’t surprised to see many of our favorite Latin American destinations grab the spotlight for must-see landmarks, destinations, beaches, restaurants, and destinations on the rise in the 2016 Award...