Our Trips

Why Choose Llama Expeditions

  • Emerging DestinationsOur trips take you to emerging destinations and largely undiscovered, yet magical, places in popular destinations. We like to go where travel can do the most good and not contribute to problems of over tourism.
  • REAL AdventuresWe do REAL adventures for experienced travelers. This means that sometimes, you are going to be a bit challenged… physically or psychologically. It’s that challenge that makes the adventure worth remembering. It’s that challenge that gives you stories to tell. It’s that challenge that earns you bragging rights. And, quite frankly, it’s that challenge, at least in part, that makes our adventures feel life changing.
  • Meticulously Designed & Tested ItinerariesDiane Valenti, the founder of Llama Expeditions, uses her decades as a learning experience designer for Fortune 500 companies to personally curate and test every single itinerary. She makes sure that all the elements come together to create an unforgettable experience.
  • Culturally AwareWe want to enable you to travel deeply, not just widely. This is why we include an exclusive 1-hour cultural briefing before you go. (And an optional debriefing when you get back.) This briefing enriches your experience by giving you a way to understand why things are done the way they are done and fosters a deeper connection when you interact with locals. We enjoy lighting the flame of cross-cultural curiosity.
  • Local Community Support (Especially for Women & Girls)We believe in the positive impact tourism can have on local communities. This is why we work with local guides and drivers, stay in locally-owned boutique hotels, eat in locally-owned restaurants, and support local community projects (especially those that help women and girls, whenever possible.)
  • Small GroupsThe maximum size for our groups is 12 people so there’s no jockeying for position to hear what your guide is saying. If your group is bigger, we’ll even assign an extra guide to make sure everyone is taken care of.
  • Adults OnlyWe love little people, but our adventures are designed for adults.