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The Best Trips to Explore Like a Local

Be a traveler, not a tourist.

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It's the dream of every adventurous traveler—to experience the world in a way that expands their horizons and gives a glimpse into cultures that are unlike their own.

Handcrafted, unique experiences are the name of the game at FlashpackerConnect, an adventure tour company founded in 2015. Owners LeAnn and Brandon Morris not only put together tours that support local economies while providing their clients the best in customer service, but they also walk the talk as world travelers.

FlashpackerConnect offers tours that stretch your boundaries and help you look at the world in a new way while exploring as the locals do. 

Bolivia: Amazon Jungle to Salt Flats

Travel from the lush canopy of the Amazon Jungle to the otherworldly landscape of the Salt Flats on this nine-day journey through Bolivia

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Canada: Discovery Islands Kayaking Tour

The Discovery Islands are one of Canada's best-kept secrets, and sea kayaking through them is an experience you won't soon forget. Take a six-day paddling tour and experience meals cooked by a gourmet chef on remote beaches while keeping an eye out for wildlife like sea lions, seals, and otters, and maybe even a humpback whale or two.

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Peru: Rainbow Mountain Trek

Trek into the Peruvian Andes with a local guide on this two-day experience to Rainbow Mountain. Stay in mountain huts, and hike a little-traversed route that will take you far from the crowds.

A six-day trek is available, too!

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New Zealand: South Island Adventure

Enjoy the company of Kiwi guides on a seven-day trip to the South Island of New Zealand. Explore Lake Tekapo, Wanaka, Franz Josef, and take a ride across the island on the TranzAlpine, which has been rated one of the top-ten rail journeys in the world. 

Brazil: Lençóis Maranhenses Trekking

You may think you've seen it all, but have you seen the dunes and swimmable lagoons of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park? Take a six-day trek with FlashpackerConnect to walk through the heart of the park, staying in private homes and dipping your weary legs into the irresistible turquoise water.

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These tours are just a taste of what FlashpackerConnect offers, check out their entire catalog online!

All photos courtesy of FlashpackerConnect

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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