SA Expeditions took flight in 2010, when two avid travelers embarked on a hairebrained idea in a converted garage in Lima, Peru.
By 2015, SA Expeditions was a fully cloud-based company, exchanging a brick-and-mortar physical office presence for digital communication and annual in-person summits.
What started as a small company specializing in tours to just Peru and Machu Picchu, has grown exponentially across the Americas, both Polar regions, and beyond. As we continue to navigate being a purpose-drive company, our destinational expertise remains unrivalled and we couldn’t be more proud of our curated global network of experts.
When you book with us, you can rest assured that the carbon produced by your entire sojourn with SA – from the moment you begin your first excursion to your final departure – will be offset.
Through first-hand exploration and awareness-building campaigns, we encourage conservation and act as an economic engine positively impacting the communities and environments we visit.
We are committed to developing travel opportunities that give meaningful experiences and, at the same time ensue a positive impact on the people and places that we engage with. This effort is epitomized in our exploration along the the Great Inca Trail which serves to bring awareness, protection and sustainable development to this vulnerable cultural heritage and the communities along it. The Great Inca Trail is part of the Qhapac Ñan road network, a UNESCO world heritage site, streatching from Ecuador to Peru and beyond, and yet most are unaware of its existence. By promotion equitable travel practices to the area, we work to alleviate the pressure on more heavily visited sites like Machu Picchu, while also encouraging attention and financial investment to a massive, multi-cultural, multi-national historical monument that’s in danger of disappearing. Read more and reach out to understand more and see how you can help usin our effort to preserve The Great Inca Trail through exploration.
The people of North and South America are an integral part of our team. This means that when you purchase a trip with us, you can ensure that you’re directly supporting the livelihoods of the people in our destinations.
Travel can be a positive, powerful force in the protection of ecology and ways of life. By placing economic value on vulnerable environmental and cultural heritage, you can promote conservation while also gaining meaningful experiences.
Our company’s exploration initiatives in South America build critical awareness to promote sustainable tourism development and put economic value on vulnerable natural and cultural heritage.
Finding the B.
After finding out about the B Corp Certification – a stamp which recognizes that your business does in fact meet the highest social and environmental standards – we were inspired to challenge ourselves further by undergoing this third-party audit of our unique purpose-driven approach to business. In the process, we learned how we can continue to do better in the future.
This holistic certification reaffirms that our commitment goes far beyond the financial health of the company and the satisfaction of our travelers. It ensures that doing good thumps through the entire business. From our supply chain and our impact on the places and communities we visit, through to how we engage with our entire network of team members and partners. In contrast to the rigorous vetting process required to get awarded, the B Corp certification makes it easy for others to identify companies that are genuinely and effectively behaving as a force for good.