The Experience Gift

11/13/2021
Sacred Valley Peru
Photo by Kyle Frost on Unsplash


Give your loved one a gift that will endure time and distance with a trip to South America for the holidays. The memories of a visit to Central or South America will endure long past that new tablet or InstantPot (which, to be fair, is a handy kitchen tool), spurring smiles and great stories for years to come. Watch your partner or children’s eyes shine every time they remember the trip you gave them this holiday season, after nearly two years of quarantine.
 
Southern Explorations is excited to announce that all our South American travel destinations are once again open to travelers, just in time to for the holidays. Watch your family unwrap this ticket to a lifetime of memories next to the tree or in the flickering lights of the menorah candles.
 
COVID 19 precautions are loosening in Central and South America, making it easier for travelers to go abroad, especially for the vaccinated. Peru and Ecuador—including the Galapagos Islands—have just dropped their pre-arrival testing requirements for vaccinated visitors; it’s likely other countries will soon follow suit. Check out our COVID 19 entry requirements page for up-to-date information on travel protocols for your destination of choice.
 
While a flurry of bookings has sold out many locations, there are still a few openings at some of our most popular destinations. Give us a call to see if we can get you on a trip for this holiday season to explore Peru, Chile, or Argentina, where you can enjoy their summer season while the Northern Hemisphere is locked in cold winter weather. Or surprise the whole family with an epic family trip for next spring or summer break to the sunny tropical coastlines of Costa Rica, the towering mountains of Peru, or to get a first-hand look at the unique wildlife found only in the Galapagos Islands.
 
For the adventure of a lifetime, check out our trips to Antarctica. Kayak past towering glaciers and icebergs, watch penguins waddle across the ice and dart through the water, and spot whales on their yearly migrations. Snag one of the last cabins on a cruise this year on our specials page, or book now for the 2022/2023 season to get access to a wider range of dates and tour options.
 
No matter what trip you choose, the gift of travel is one that leaves participants with a glow that few other experiences can match. It also gives participants a new outlook on life brought on by exposure to other cultures and ways of life. It’s a win-win situation, both for your loved ones that you want to share the trip with, and also for you—the reason they’re booked on a fantastic new adventure in the first place.