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SA Expeditions is an intimate and experienced international team operating in South America. We have all lived in and traveled through the region in a professional capacity, giving us the first-hand experience and knowledge necessary to plan and provide the most reliable excursions in South America.

Understanding that an expedition to South America can be a significant investment, our mission is to make your experience unique and memorable. From the moment you contact us until you return home we work with you to develop your ideal trip. We know your guides, hotel representatives and drivers by name, and frequently communicate with them, tailoring the experience to meet your particular needs and interests.

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Dave, Just wanted to say thanks for an excellent Peru adventure! We all had a total blast and I have definitely been recommending SA Expeditions to all my friends back here in Houston. The guides Miguel and Odón were great – very knowledgeable and very friendly! They even got up with us at 3am to make it to Wayna Picchu and were instrumental in us being the first at the gate (knowing where to go once at Machu Picchu is way more important than being the first on the bus!). Also, good choice on the hotels; particularly liked the high ceilinged suites in the Andenes al Cielo!

- James M. (Houston, TX)
Photographed at Sacred Valley


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We don't have enough words to thank you for your assistance on planing this wonderful trip to Cuzco/Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu in 6 days!! The Picoaga hotel in Cuzco was beautiful with its inside court and colonial architecture. Thanks for upgrading our room at this hotel, it was extra special for our Anniversary celebration. The view of the city from the breakfast area was enjoyable each morning. The Mapi Hotel in Aguas Calientes was lovely too. Both hotels were centralized, had internet access (to keep in touch with family), and all staff were courteous and helpful in everyway. The tour guide (Augusto) and driver (Fernando) were great and accomodating. Augusto was very knowledgeable about the history of all the places visited. The weather was perfect, the flights on time and smooth and we didn't get sick by the altitude. Loved the train ride. What views and at the same time entertaining! Dave, my husband and I, are still amazed how this trip was planned in 6 days, resulting in so much enjoyment and great memories on our 29th anniversary celebration. The trip could not been a reality without your help, expertise, and connections in such a short time. We are still impressed from your calls at the beginning and end of the tour. We have traveled on other tours and that personal touch had been missing. We will always be grateful.

- Jose & Clary G. (Colombus, OH)
Photographed at Machu Picchu


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Dave, thanks for an amazing trip! Despite the short number of days we stayed in Peru, I felt like you packed an amazing amount of activities and highlights into our schedule that made the trip so worth it!! Everything was seamlessly organized, loved our tour guides and the pace was perfect. Thanks for accommodating all of our demanding requests and making this trip unforgettable

- Arum K. (Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
Photographed at Machu Picchu


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SA Expeditions completely exceeded my expectations! As a backpacker who has traveled through 5 continents and worked with many travel agencies, I can honestly say that I've never experienced more customization, thoughtfulness and care from a travel agency. David, the owner of SA Expeditions, went above and beyond to ensure my friend and I were having a great trip. From the hotel picks to the restaurant choices and unique tour suggestions, I could not be happier with choosing SA Expeditions and would recommend this company to anyone. David, thank you for organizing such a wonderful itinerary for us, we loved it!

- Lauren B. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Photographed at Lake Titicaca


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SA Expeditions did not miss a beat! As Mother/Daughter traveling together, we had unique planning needs. We had limited vacation time, a list of "must do" experiences and a desire for a trip that balanced adventure with manageable activities for both ages. David and his team were able to assemble the perfect trip that met all of our needs and allowed us to travel in comfort. I highly recommend SA Expeditions to any traveler looking for a personally tailored experience with every detail managed seamlessly. Bravo, David. And thank you!

- Molly & Joyce S. (Los Angeles, CA)
Photographed at Lake Titicaca


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This is my first trip to S. America. Being a non-spanish speaker, I was worried about navigating the continent. SA Expeditions made my trip very enjoyable and hassle-free. I was greeted by English-speaking personnel door-to-door, and all the guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. I also appreciate the local cultural exposure; from nice boutique hotel accommodation in convenient location to delicious restaurant recommendations. It is a truly delightful experience, and I highly recommend SA Expeditions and Dave to my friends.

- Justin W. (Hong Kong)
Photographed at Lake Titicaca


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David, we just returned from our 10 days in Peru, and I can't say enough about how attentive and helpful you were both in helping us plan our trip and in getting my husband's lost suitcase to us. In addition to your impressive resourcefulness with this travel problem, your knowledge about Peru and advising about where to go, how much time to spend in each location, what restaurants to try, etc. was excellent. The guides were great sources of information, showed up on time and were very pleasant. The hotels and B&B you arranged were all as described. All in all, I would highly recommend SA Expeditions.

- Martha & Morris S. (Philadelphia, PA)
Photographed at Machu Picchu


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David, the personal attention we received from you and your team both before and during our trip was extremely helpful. Travelling in South America by yourself can be challenging, especially when things go wrong, so it was nice to have someone looking out for us. As far as trip highlights, experiencing Cuzco and Machu Picchu with a private guide was great. Our guide in Cuzco even offered to have his sister cook up some cuy so we could try the authentic Peruvian dish.

- Megan Smith, Former Editor for Let's Go Guidebooks
Photographed at Lima, Peru


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As someone who has traveled the world and reviewed tour operators for every imaginable budget, I can say that SA Expeditions combines a sense of adventure with an understanding of creature comforts. From Machu Picchu to the northern beaches to the wilds of the jungle, they cover all of Peru and they do it in style. I was very lucky to have met David and the team at SA Expeditions during a month-long odyssey in Peru and I just hope I get the chance to travel with them again soon.

- Megan Smith, Former Editor for Let's Go Guidebooks
Photographed at Machu Picchu


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David, I'm back in the states and find myself continually reflecting upon my month in South America. I had an exceptional adventure thanks to you & SA Expeditions! You created a diverse itinerary that captured a variety of activities, some of which I hadn't even considered, but all that proved to be memorable. You provided TOP NOTCH customer service and it didn't stop there.... The tours I went on were organized, on time and the guides were knowledgeable and trustworthy. The accommodations (hotels & hostals alike) far exceeded my expectations, and the restaurants that you recommended were fantastic! My most memorable travel adventure was during a homestay on the island of Amantani in Lake Titicaca. After touring the Uros islands, and then having lunch with our families on the island of Amantani, we were able to connect with the community. We played volleyball and soccer with the youth of the island and then spent time in the Community Center with the school aged kids. I connected with Jose, a 5 year old. He and I sat next to each other and I helped him with his Spanish. Spanish was a second language for both of us, so we got along great and his smile just melted my heart. When I got up to leave for our next activity, Jose wrapped his arms around me in a big embrace. I won't hesitate to recommend SA Expeditions to my friends and family. You and your staff are professional, personable and knowledgeable advocates for travelers. You love what you do and that shines through in your customer service, attention to detail, patience, planning and reliability. Thank you for creating and contributing so much to my South American expedition!

- Rachel G. (Portland, OR)
Photographed at Inca Trail


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David, Our trip to South America was great! We had such a blast. Patagonia was definitely a highlight! Thank you for helping us fit that portion into our trip. I can't say we were completely prepared for the wacky weather that is Patagonia, but we made it out alive, healthy and still smiling! We never would of thought it was possible to cover so much ground and still have enough energy to enjoy the journey. Thank you for your willingness to listen and to help create an experience that was right for us. Also, we can't tell you how reassuring it was to know that you were aware and watching our movement and even going as far as to calling a few hostels to make sure we checked in. Your thoughtfulness was noticed and appreciated from day one.

- Kendra O. ( Bristol, CT) & Kathryn Thomas (Albuquerque, NM)
Photographed at Patagonia