Southern Explorations vs Sunrise Adventure - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Great Adventure in Patagonia

5.0 April 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had an excellent experience in Patagonia thanks to Southern Explorations (S.E.) on their "Classic Patagonia and Torres del Paine" itinerary. The program gave us exposure to many of the highlights of the region on a relatively compact schedule but had a great balance of activities vs. free time to explore on our own. Our hotels were in great locations, clean and comfortable. The guides and other transportation operators were friendly / on time and the hikes / activities were great. This was our third trip with S.E. (we also did Inca Trail and Galapagos in prior years) and we continue to be impressed with their professionalism and attention to detail. We hope to travel with them again in the future.
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Tour Southern Explorations Company Reviews

Southern Explorations, the folks for South America travel

5.0 April 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
S.E. is a fabulous group of experienced travel agents/consultants. we had the opportunity to work with both Eric and Jonathan and can't say enough about them. we talked/they listened/ we talked again/and they listened again - and then we got exactly what we wanted - even though we weren't even sure what we wanted when we started the process. the places we stayed, the excursions we went on, the guides, the transfers - all A+.
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Tour Southern Explorations Company Reviews

For a good time, call!

5.0 April 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Southern Explorations has made our last 3 big trips so amazing and memorable -- Machu Picchu, Galapagos, Patagonia.

They literally take care of everything - just show up and enjoy. Guides are professional, knowledgeable, easy going and make the trips fun.

Pre-trip material is very useful when planning what to wear for hikes. Weather unpredictable but that's on mother nature.
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Tour Southern Explorations Company Reviews

Amazing trekking

5.0 March 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Sunrise adventure trek is amazing trekking company. We had great time during tour to Pokhara and chitwan. Thank you for your great service.

Tour Sunrise Adventure Company Reviews

Our expedition to Everest base camp was one of the most memorable moments

5.0 February 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was here with my friends last December and I must say, our expedition to Everest base camp was one of the most memorable moments in my life!

Suresh was very accommodating to us and he was a great host while we were in Kathmandu. I highly recommend getting Rakesh as a guide, he is the epitome of greatness!
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Tour Sunrise Adventure Company Reviews

Great trekking company located in Kathmandu

5.0 January 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Sunrise Adventure is a great trekking company located in Kathmandu, Nepal. We had really Everest base camp trek. Great guide and porters. Everything was awesome thank you Sunrise Adventure for amazing service.
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Tour Sunrise Adventure Company Reviews

Tours 3 Trips 10 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 343 $ 92
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Regional Expert Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Budget
Regions
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Asia
Known For
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Scuba Diving
  • Adventure
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, USA Kathmandu, Nepal
Year Established 2006 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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    About Southern Explorations

    Seattle-based Southern Explorations is a leading purveyor of adventure-oriented small group and customized tours to Latin American destinations. Wide ranging activities may include trekking and hiking, camping, kayaking, whitewater rafting, snorkeling and Scuba diving, sailing, skiing and snowshoeing – or wine tasting and wildlife viewing. 

    What Makes Them Stand Out? 

    They have a commitment to expending resources in the local communities they visit, hiring local guides and support staff, using locally owned lodgings, and making donations to local conservation organizations. 

    Who Travels With Them?

    Southern Explorations Tours tend to attract adventurous travelers in their 30s and 40s as well as fit older travelers. 

    Where Do They Operate?

    Primarily South America, including Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Colombia, as well as Central America (Costa Rica and Panama). They also offer small ship adventure cruises in the Amazon, Galapagos Islands, and Antarctica. 

    How Does It Work?

    You can choose between pre-set land or sea itineraries or they will arrange tours customized to your specifications. Accommodations are locally owned and range from three to five star quality, including haciendas, refugios, and lodges as well as hotels and cruise ships. 

    Why Travel With Them? 

    Staff members are experienced adventure travel experts who each travel to Latin America every year, inspecting accommodations and sites and keeping up to date with field offices. Guides are local, know the territory intimately, and are fluent in both English and Spanish.

    About Sunrise Adventure

    Sunrise Adventures specializes in trekking tours in Nepal, but also offer trekking and sightseeing in India, Tibet, and Bhutan.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    Nepal is a classic trekking destination and Sunrise Adventures local guides have years of professional experience guiding and walking challenging multi-day treks. They offer assistance not only on the trail, but pre and post travel as well, including visa support and hotel booking. 24 hour customer service is available during your travel - including safety support such as helicopter rescue.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Trekking is not for the faint of heart! Both literally and figuratively. Most of their trips are quite challenging, and you will be hiking in altitude. Most of their tours, if not fully focused on trekking, have an adventure component whether it be bungee jumping or whitewater rafting. These kinds of tours are most suited to young travelers seeking excitement with a dose of culturally enriching activities as well. Groups and individual travelers are welcome.

    Where Do They Operate?

    Primarily they are known for their Nepal treks, which range from the famous Everest variations to lesser known areas. However they also offer a variety of adventure trips in India, Tibet, and Bhutan.

    Why Travel With Them?

    Trips are all conducted by local guides, and they have many years of expertise leading the challenging multi-day treks. They are also an eco conscious tour company for those looking to minimize their carbon footprint while traveling. You can also feel good about helping the local communities as a portion of the profits when you book your trip go toward social services such as helping orphanages and local charities.

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