We believe South America is one of the most unforgettable places on earth – and we want you to help you fall in love with the continent just like we have.

From seeing Macchu Picchu with your own eyes to sipping Malbec under the Argentinan sun or cruising the Amazon River, let us put together a South American vacation you’ll never forget.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, my sister Clara and I founded Across South-America to help guests experience the ‘real’ South America – without compromising on comfort. A decade later, and Across South-America is a well-known boutique travel agency crafting vacations for couples, friends and families from all over the world. Our main point of difference is that we’re local experts. South America is our backyard. The experiences and attention to detail we can offer is one of a kind.

Unlike other agencies, we only specialise in South America and have travelled the length and breadth of the continent to source the most wonderful experiences. Picture staying in a luxurious Estancia like a Uruguayan Gaucho, or meeting fourth-generation winemakers in a Peruvian vineyard. We’re all about authentic vacations that help you to discover the beating heart of a country.

We take care of everything, including the little details – flights, travel insurance and even arranging that perfect birthday or anniversary dinner while travelling! You’ll have your own ‘Experience Manager’ throughout your whole vacation that will act like a personal concierge, making restaurant reservations, organising online check in or even making shopping suggestions.

Let us show you the South America we know and love.

Maria & Clara Barciela
Founding Partners
AcrossAR & South America

Maria José Barciela
Marketing Director.  Founding partner.

Born and bred in Buenos Aires, Maria has lived in different places including Mar del Plata (the Argentine coast), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Breckenridge (Colorado, U.S.A.).

Maria completed studies in Tourism and Hospitality, specialising in Marketing and Sales. Her studies, combined with the diversity of living in different places, has helped her to understand and tailor vacations to people from all walks of life – fundamental to the success of Across South-America.

Currently established in Auckland, New Zealand, Maria is in charge of Marketing and Sales, developing the business in the Asia Pacific Area, working among other things in business relationships with Travel Agents in the region.

Clara Barciela
Operations Director. Foundering partner.

Maria Clara Barciela – Financial Director. Founder and partner.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and currently living in Buenos Aires, Clara directs the Operations Office in Argentina, including managing the Staff and the Administrative area of the company.

Clara comes from the world of finance and completed studies in Economic and Administrative Sciences; her global perspective as an economist provides a different contribution to the company.

Clara has a natural inclination and passion for travel, which helps to keep her team engaged and inspired to provide every guest with the best possible travel experience of South America.