There are many tour operators working in South America. None of them match what we offer our guests. Here are six reasons why.
We are Experts in South America Travel
Andean Discovery Founder and Travel Director, Damon Corkin, call South America home. He lived in Ecuador for many years and even started his family there. Now based in Massachusetts with his two beautiful daughters, Damon clocks countless miles traveling the continent and spends much of the year in the region scoping out new destinations, developing unique, family-friendly trip offerings, and directly overseeing our local operations. Andean Discovery’s intimate understanding of the Andean region and our love of its people and landscapes has not only inspired us and shaped our lives, but it also enables us to ensure that you experience the best the region has to offer. We will take you to little-known places you won’t find in the guidebook and when it comes to the most popular landmarks, we will get you insider access.
Leadership: Meet Andean Discovery Founder & Director
Radio host Jeffrey Davis chats with Damon Corkin about his roots in South America, how he started the tour operator, and the personalized services offered by Andean Discovery.
We will be With You Every Step Of The Way
With our U.S. headquarters in Massachusetts and local offices in South America, we directly coordinate all aspects of your trip from start to finish. This ensures a seamless travel experience from the first time you call us to when you land back at home after a phenomenal adventure. We are true with you every step of the way. We take care of all the details so you can be free to enjoy each and every moment of your trip without having to worry about the logistics. Meet our dedicated Andean Discovery team that will take care of you, on the ground and from behind the scenes.
We have The Best Guides in the Region
Let’s face it: A guide can make or break a trip. That’s why at Andean Discovery we don’t outsource our guiding. Damon, Andean Discovery’s owner, also owns the local operations in South America, allowing us to handpick our guides, who have all been part of the Andean Discovery family for many years. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and passionate about sharing their world with you, but you will genuinely enjoy their company. We compensate our guides very well because their levels of education and English-language fluency are superior and because they are the lifeblood of our organization. You can rest assured that you will be in good hands from start to finish because their number one priority beyond your safety and comfort is making sure you have an unforgettable journey.
We offer Flexible Travel Options
We help you design your own trip to fit your interests, your priorities, and your travel style. You can add or remove days, upgrade lodging, and choose your own activities. Every one of our itineraries is tailored to your schedule and pace. We will work with you until we have designed your dream trip.
Our Happy Travelers
There is no better way to get a feeling for a travel company than by talking to past guests. We would be more than happy to put you in touch with some of our recent guests so you can hear, first hand, what it is like to travel with us . We also encourage you to read our Reviews and Testimonials page and, of course, look us up online!
We are committed to supporting local Communities & Environmental Sustainability
Andean Discovery was founded on the principle of community-based tourism, which takes into account, first and foremost, the well-being of the people and places we visit. Over many years, Andean Discovery has cultivated an intricate network of trusted colleagues and contacts. Our guests become part of this close circle of friends. We treasure the places you will visit and consider ourselves stewards of the region. That’s why it is so important to us that our trips not only promote cross-cultural understanding and inspire our guests, but that they serve and honor the interests of local communities. Over the years we have sponsored several sustainable development and conservation projects, like our Clean Stove Project or our Galapagos Reforestation Project. We’d love to tell you more about these exciting initiatives and we welcome you to participate in one of our current projects as part of your adventure.
With Andean Discovery, you’ll see the real South America, explore the rich fabric of life, and experience the cultural, historical, and natural influences that shape these renowned destinations.
Join us and Experience Our Home as Yours.