Southwind Adventures

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The vivid colors, rich history, unique wildlife and diverse landscapes of Latin America make this land one of the world’s most intriguing destinations for families. Whether you aspire to explore Peru’s ancient ruins, connect with pure nature in Costa Rica, hike the Patagonia wilderness, or feel a passionate interest in Galápagos wildlife or Amazon preservation, we have a Southwind Adventure designed to inspire you and your family.

As your Latin America specialists, we’re honored to provide you with knowledgeable guidance and personal assistance as you venture forth to explore countries we care about and understand better than anyone. Each of our small-group Signature trips and exclusive private journeys is expertly designed to reflect Southwind’s style — safe and responsible travel that captures the spirit of this fascinating continent without compromise in high quality and personal service. We invite you to share in comfort the magic of these lands!


By concentrating solely in Latin America since 1990, Southwind consistently provides the highest quality in first-class travel services. Our focus is pure and our expertise unrivaled. We carefully design each program using personal experience, input from our in-country staff and feedback from returning guests. We diligently select the finest hotels, hosterías, expedition vessels and haciendas – each offering outstanding amenities and value as well as local character. We partner with the most capable in-country operators and we work with trip leaders who share our travel ethos and love of wild places. All of our staff are parents and understand better than anyone the needs and desires of a family vacation. You can trust us to care for your family as if they were our own.


We are passionate about crafting the vacation of a lifetime and ensuring your trip is an unforgettable, unique experience, filling your heart with family memories of a lifetime. Half our guests elect to customize their adventure – whether by reserving one of our classic tours for a private group, starting a new departure on their own dates, adding an extension to an existing itinerary or simply arriving a couple days early for independent explorations. By customizing, you reap the rewards of our extensive knowledge, long-term relationships and considerable experience in the regions we travel.


We want your travel experience to be the best possible, so we use a collection of distinctive hotels throughout our trips. They are the finest accommodations in each of our destinations. Whether enveloping you in luxury, opening the door to a special cultural encounter or offering you a breathtaking view of a natural wonder, all were chosen with the highest quality of standards, charm and your pleasure in mind. If your trip involves wilderness camping, we’ve taken it up a notch with top-of-the-line tents, outstanding meals, a full camp staff to attend to chores and added amenities like portable sun showers and fresh fruit. We work with you to create the best family accommodations, whether it’s connected rooms or an extra bed in the same room.


Outstanding personal service and attention to detail epitomize Southwind’s exceptional value. For us, your trip begins the moment you search our website and does not end until after you return home, and our job is not complete unless you are thoroughly satisfied. We provide hassle-free planning and expertly handle all your trip logistics – from accommodations and meals to transportation, guides and entrance fees – so all you need do is open yourself to new experiences, visual wonders and great friendships. We assure you that your travel experience will be superior and authentic.

Our Mission:

Southwind Adventures provides guests with the highest levels of personal service, quality and value in their travels. We operate our trips in a responsible and professional manner, respecting nature and local cultures while sharing the benefits of ecotourism with our host countries. We offer programs that are safe, congenial and educational, rewarding our guests with authentic experiences that open heart, mind and spirit to the wonders of Latin America.