Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Miami, Florida, we have regional offices in Latin America, which allow us to offer you exceptional quality in all our services and all the local support you require. While our travel specialists are meticulous in anticipating every eventuality, we also give our local guides the authority to make decisions on the fly based on their superior understanding of the context and needs of our travelers.
Our approach to travel offers the opportunity to slow down and take part in something that is authentic, meaningful and real. We avoid what has become a part of modern tourism and instead seek out experiences that resonate with authentic local life carried on according to its own natural rhythm. We avoid the boredom of programs with tourist guides and focus instead on the genuine passion of local characters who bring alive their world through their stories. Today luxury travel goes beyond staying at a five-star resort, and the recommendations that so often make a trip memorable cannot easily be found online or in travel guides.
Each one of our trips is customized just for you. We like to call our travel programs “travel productions” since all are tailored around the needs of each individual traveler. Nowadays, people want to be off the beaten track. We believe everyone wants something different, not just a cookie cutter travel experience. We don’t have a formula that we use to design and run every trip, but we do have a consistent sensibility that informs everything we do. We believe that life is to be enjoyed and to be discovered, and we take our greatest pleasure in sharing our discoveries with you.
We do not use traditional tour guides, but rather specialists in distinguished fields. For art tours, we could arrange to have a local university art professor accompany you through the museums. For those interested in design, you will enjoy private showings of local designers’ shops. These are just a few examples of the degree we go to offer the finest possible service. Be it a private dinner request in Machu Picchu or a corporate board retreat in the middle of a stunning vineyard in Mendoza, each experience will be a memorable one.
Founded in 2001 by Eric Sheets, a former executive from Citibank, Eric was exposed from early in life (his parents were global nomads as well) to many of the countries in Latin America. Having resided in many of the countries in the region, including his favorites of Brazil and Ecuador, Eric started taking tour groups to his favorite destinations early in his corporate career, sharing his passions and secrets. Realizing that he had a skill for organizing trips, Eric decided to create a specialized travel company that approaches travel in an innovative way, providing unique travel experiences for couples, families and small groups.
All trips feature personal hosts and guides, cozy and unique lodging (some rarely known to the typical travel market), privileged access to local events, visits to private estancias, spectacular meals and settings, and other private services upon request.
Latin Excursions is fully licensed by the state of Florida. We are also fully insured and bonded and meet all stringent regulations required by US law.
Come explore and dream with us. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.