Born out of the idea of bringing people together, 20 years ago SouthAmerica.travel was born as Universal Understanding. The mission was educational travel for students and adults, academics as well as people in the agricultural industry curious to find out why and how South American grain farmers have become so competitive on the international markets. Additionally, South Americans would travel north to both North America and Europe, complemented with language training.
The aim has never been to target the luxury that only the top ½ percent can afford, nor providing the extreme adventure of rock climbing in the Andes nor survival camping in the Amazon.
Rather than simply booking our clients a table at the best restaurants in South America, we take them to a local market, where they can witness all sorts of colorful Peruvian potatoes and sample incredible Sacred Valley corn, for example – where they can see the amazing ingredients which make up the locals’ diet. And then to invite them to a cooking class to learn how to prepare these delicious South American dishes. Our goal has always been to provide our guests with the most authentic experience.
On a cruise through the Amazon, the experience is the main focus. With the smaller, more intimate boats one feels the quietness of the forest, which suddenly can awaken with a cacophony of sounds. To see the sunrise over the river, Tucanos flying over it.
However, we are also proud of our educational roots! To make people understand why and what they see, instead of merely showing them around. Our concentration is solely on this part of the world, where we’ve built our expertise, where we can concentrate all the training of our staff hands-on. We aim to be the Experts who help you plan the best itinerary of South America for your interests!
Motor yacht travels down South America river