International trips have been a part of the SYMG catalog since 1991, and we're proud to have organized and executed many memorable trips for our guests over the years. What started with mountaineering trips in South America ultimately led to our current Patagonia programs, showcasing the stunning, remote Chilean landscapes. These uniquely crafted itineraries are inspired by personal travels and interests, taking you on a Patagonian journey that few people get to see.
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At SYMG, we specialize in planning and executing every type of outdoor experience. From expedition style John Muir Trail backpacking trips to family-oriented adventure camping, we tailor fit each detail to you!Plan your private trip
Travel is more to us than just seeing the big-ticket highlights; it’s about discovering the rhythm of a place, finding appreciation for the unplanned moments that can’t be written into itineraries, and exploring our own selves through the challenges that wilderness travel presents.
The people who make up each trip are just as important to us as the places we explore. We strive to foster an environment conducive to building long-lasting friendships and connecting with local folks along the way.
Uniquely crafted itineraries inspired by the personal travels of our renowned guiding staff set SYMG's international trips apart, and our small-group adventures leave plenty of room to slow down and enjoy the special moments.
"If there was a category beyond excellent I would use it to describe our guide. From the moment we met at the airport until our final departure he was 100% engaged with us. His love of Chile, the people and the land came through in all of our activities. From hiking through Tagua Tagua, identifying flora & fauna, identifying native birds and discussing the history of Chile (both environmental and cultural). His interaction with all of our hosts, drivers and those we met on the trail was always carried out in a very kind, joyful and expert manner. Jason's attention to detail was amazing. There were a lot of connections to make, with our combination of hiking, boating and van rides, which were all carried out in a seamless fashion. His meal planning was great, always had plenty of food. Many delicious dinners in the Refugios (one even including salmon). He far exceeded our expectations as a guide. He felt like a good friend by the end of the trip and his love of the Chilean forest and mountains will always be with us."
- Russ and Karen S, Classic Torres del Paine 2018
"We had an amazing time, and it was such a wonderful bonding and learning experience for our family. We are so grateful to Jason for agreeing to take our children - we have a hard time finding companies that allow children, even on private trips. (Despite ours hiking as well as many adults!) Our travel with Jason was very smooth, and we enjoyed some excellent meals and lodging. Northern Patagonia is a very special place, and we loved exploring it."
-Alyson and Craig B, Hidden Patagonia 2017
At SYMG we specialize in planning and executing incredible Yosemite and High Sierra Backpacking Adventures. From three day Half Dome Trips to expedition-style John Muir Trail Adventures, we can do it all, and have since 1991. Our professional guides are renowned for their amazing backcountry cuisine and add color to the experience through natural and cultural history interpretation. In addition to the trips listed below that anyone may join, we can also organize private departures of any of our trips, or even create a custom trip just for you.Browse Backpacking Trips
Want to get out in the backcountry but don't want to carry a heavy backpack? Then our Yosemite and High Sierra Pack Trips are just the thing for you! We don't hike with the mules each day, but they do pack our gear and provisions along the trail, leaving you to enjoy the day and explore with your professional guide. Plush camps, amazing food, world-class scenery, and engaging guides make SYMG's Horsepack supported trips through the Yosemite High Country a trip to remember. In addition to the Pack Trips we offer, we can also organize private departures of any of our trips, or even create a custom trip just for you.Browse Pack Supported Trekking Trips
Since 1991 we've been offering Guided Yosemite Climbing in the southern Yosemite high country. All of our day trips are privately arranged and your personal guide will cater the days to your own personal interests and abilities. From easy top-roping for the family to challenging multi-pitch trad and sport routes, we can do it all. And if you're looking to expand your own skill set, consider our Rock Climbing Instruction courses: the rock climbing skills day and rock climbing camps.Browse Rock Climbing Trips
Since 1991 we've been offering Yosemite Hiking Adventures throughout the park. All of our day trips are privately arranged and your personal guide will cater the days to your own personal interests and abilities. Choose an interpretive day focusing on natural and cultural history walks to famous landmarks, or set out for a more challenging hiking day on one of Yosemite's long trails.Browse Yosemite Day Hiking Trips