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PLAN YOUR TRIP 
 

WITH ACROSS SOUTH AMERICA

Boutique Travel Agency that works like corporation

We worked with ASA for our Honeymoon over Christmas and New Year. Not even giving us the best itinerary they provided exceptional service. Our booking process was very simple and professional. Our itinerary included Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten , Torres Del Paine and Ushuaia. ASA managed to create this itinerary with a big success. Lastly, their experience manager was AMAZING. I am not telling this because she was the person we were communicating with, she helped us on a number of occasions including last-minute changes on our itinerary or schedule. We felt like she was traveling with us. We would highly recommend Across if you are looking for something unique and different. 

What to expect when booking with us?

Hi! We are Maria & Clara, sisters, and partners at Across South America.

We are excited for South America to reopen to you, and look forward to busy planning travels for this spring 2021 and 2022 for you. 

You are an independent traveler who loves traveling and would love to visit South America, but looking on the internet to do it for yourself makes you want to stay at home...

Booking a package trip or a group tour is not for you. You Don’t want to be lock into other people's schedules.

Dear traveler, we have the perfect solution for you: a customized trip to South America by local Experts.

We make it easy for you to book a customized trip that is just for you. Tell us who you are traveling with, when you want to travel, what you want to do and we customize it for you. We will design the perfect trip for you. Give you local insights, take care of all the bookings. We will Make sure we have the perfect experience you are looking for.

 

With us, you will get access to a selective choice of our own experiences to discover the ‘real’ South America – without compromising on comfort.

 

 

As Local Experts, we only specialize in South America and have traveled the length and breadth of the continent to source the most wonderful experiences.

 

Because we’re on the ground in South America, we’re able to craft vacations that are truly one-of-a-kind – nobody knows our backyard as we do. We make it easy for you! We take care of everything, including the little details that a customized experience requires. We guarantee a South American vacation you’ll never forget.

We are currently booking travelers on vacations that offer flexibility which means that they can push out their departure date with ease should changes arise. 

Please read below how our trips work, and how is our Personalized service. Whenever you are ready, book your Itinerary Planning Consultation to start planning here.

You are also welcome to join us on Facebook to share your thoughts,  sign up for our newsletter, or keep scrolling to read some of our favorite Itineraries and experiences! 

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HOW
OUR SERVICE WORKS?

 

We begin by listening and learning about your interests, priorities, and travel style. Then we provide expert input to make sure you're aware of unique places and experiences you may not have considered.

 

Next, we design a completely customized trip just for you, taking your feedback into account along the way. Throughout the process, we make things as easy and enjoyable as possible for you. Additionally, with our Concierge 24/7 service during your trip, you can relax and enjoy your adventure.

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What kind of experience do you usually include in your trips?

We offer a fantastic selection of inspiring and exciting cultural, culinary and outdoor experiences; unique lodgings, from boutique to luxury hotels and Farms or Estancias with character, chosen to match your taste and priorities.

 

Many travelers come to us looking for the real thing and those experiences that make South America unique.

 

What DESTINATIONS do you  include in your trips?

We offer private itineraries throughout all of South America and Antarctica. Specifically, we offer trips to the following countries/Regions:  Chile, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia and, Antarctica.

ARE THESE GROUP TOURS?

No, these are entirely private itineraries. We offer some group activities or trips (for example, when you take an expedition cruise to Antarctica or a Patagonia Trekking), so let us know your preferences. Some people like to meet other travelers while exploring; if this is you, then great! That said,  If you want to create your special Group to South America, we can help you with that, so just contact us!

Is this trip for me?

We welcome travelers from all parts of the world! If you are a discerning traveler who doesn't want just the touristic places; if you want to experience the real thing, then the answer is yes!. 

We specialize in all-inclusive complex itineraries involving more than one destination, combination of countries, with a minimum of 1-week duration and even up to 2-3 or more months.

PRICING A TRIP WITH ACROSS SOUTH AMERICA

The price of your trip can vary depending on your preferences.  Style of accommodations and room types, transport, and experiences included — along with factors such as your travel dates and the number of travelers in your party will define the cost of your trip.


The pricing guidelines outlined below are designed to give you an accurate way to estimate, but they’re not hard-and-fast categories and many travelers seek elements of more than one.

You can choose among 3 Categories for your trip: Classic, Boutique or Luxury. We inform prices per person in American Dollars based on double occupancy. Please notice that a single supplement applies (usually 40-50% additional) if you travel alone. 

CLASSIC CATEGORY - From U$D 350-500 per person per day. The Classic category includes a mid-range category of accommodations, all transportation and fantastic semi-private or private tours with expert guides. Some meals - lunches or dinners are included.

BOUTIQUE CATEGORY - From U$D $600-$900 per person per day. This category generally includes a lovely mix of boutique/luxury accommodations, transportation, and fantastic private tours with expert guides.  Some meals - lunches or dinners are included.

LUXURY CATEGORY U$D 990-$1,500 per person per day and up. A Luxury trip includes high-end accommodations, first-class transportation, and fantastic private tours with expert guides. Some lodgings may offer full board - all meals included - under this category.

We can discuss your budget and mix different types of lodging and services to accommodate your interests. 
We quote our trips as a completely bespoke package as part of our professional service, so we do not include itemized pricing. As a final note, we don't include airfare in these prices; however, we can separately add and quote internal airfare.

 

SMALL ITINERARY DESIGN FEE

 

We require an advanced small preliminary itinerary design fee. Our new Travel Planning Fee will ensure that you receive that incredible level of pre-departure and in-destination support from our team, just like those travelers who were affected by the pandemic. You can dream of and plan your next vacation with us full of confidence.

The amount we charge at the moment for an Individual Itinerary Design is U$D 99.- if you book with us within the next 3-weeks of your consultation, we apply the price towards your first pre-payment.

 

We also have many free online resources in our BLOG  and some Sample itineraries to help you start dreaming of South America and give you an idea of what to expect before starting your booking process.

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What we include in our Prices: 

A lovely selection of accommodation.

Private Transportation from / to airports.

Fantastic private tours with expert guides. 

All breakfasts;

Meals were mentioned (for example when we include cooking lessons meals are provided as well).

Entrance fees to national parks and sightseeing places included in the itinerary. 

Concierge services 24/7 while during your stay.

Itinerary Design fee and customization of your trip. 

All Taxes. 

Flights in/within South America (flights are optional and quoted separately); booking fee for flights included. 

flexible booking conditions * In the case of Covid affecting your trip, you can choose to keep your travel dates open without extra charges.  

not included in our price

International flights. (Can be provided upon request).

travel / medical / cancellation insurance.

FAQ

 

These are some of the most common questions we get from travelers. If you have any other questions, we’ll be happy to help so please contact us .

Is this trip for me? 

We welcome travelers worldwide; in the USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, South Africa, and beyond. We are fortunate to meet people from all walks of life!

 

The majority of our travelers are couples, families, small groups of friends, Women, and solo travelers. Take a look at our Sample Itineraries here to start dreaming! All of them will be customized just for you!

Do you offer short trips like city escapes? 

Our trips have a minimum of 1-week (at least 6 days). We specialize in more complex itineraries involving more than one destination, a combination of countries, and even 2-3 monthly trips.

I already have accommodation, can I book with you your experiences or transfers?

Our service is "all-included" so we do not assist with items booked alone such as a cooking class or transfers from the airport. We design bespoke itineraries that include all services and lodging in south America to guarantee the best experience for our customers. 

Do You organize Group Tours?

Yes, we can create your Special group in South America with us.

We work with Travel Agents, Professionals, or Bloggers who organize special groups with particular interests, such as Golf, Food, and Wine, Spa and Wellness, Marathons, etc. If you want to create a Group contact us!

Are you booking trips at the moment?

At the moment, we are accepting new bookings from travelers to South America, offering only one country (for example, just Argentina or Chile).  Combination of countries only for trips beginning from March 2022 and on. 

How much in advance should I book a trip with you?

As a Boutique company, our availability for new inquiries varies from month to month. We only take few clients at a time to ensure our full attention and the results we want to achieve.

 

We can typically assist if you're planning 3-6 months or more for peak seasons. If you have any questions, or to begin the process, contact us!

How do you select your guides and local partners?

When it comes to local experts, we have strict high standards; during these past 15 years, we've personally developed a network of highly professional guides and insightful experts throughout South America. 

 

What are your booking conditions, and Covid-19 policies?

If you want to learn about our flexible planning policy, please check it here.

 

How do I book my trip with you? 

First you need to book a Consultation Itinerary Planning. We will schedule a call via Google meet or Whatsapp to discuss your travel plans, and expectations. After the consultation we will send you a Personalized Trip booklet with a summary of your trip, Itinerary suggestion day-by-day, recommended lodging, experiences, and prices. 

 

Once you are happy with our suggestions, we will ask you for your personal details, and copy of passports of all travelers.

We will issue a Final Confirmation with all bookings made for you, flight details (if flights are included), and your trip Invoice. A pre-payment of 30% is required to secure the trip. Flights must be paid in full. Usually final payment of the trip is required between 90 to 60 days before the trips begins. For specific services such as expedition cruises, earlier payments may be required. 

Is there a fee for the Consultation Itinerary Planning? 

We require an advanced small preliminary itinerary design fee of U$D 99.- The Travel Planning Fee ensures that you receive that incredible level of planning and support from our team. If you book your trip within the next 3-weeks of your consultation, the consultation fee is deducted from the price of your trip. 

I am unable to make a consultation via conference or phone, can I just be assisted by email?

We understand that sometimes its difficult to have a video conference or even a phone call. Yes, it is possible to discuss your travel details, and receive your Itinerary planning via email. Please consider that the process remains the same, so please make sure that you book your Online Itinerary planning here

Do you still have questions?  

If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us, we are happy to help. Just send us a message.

You are also welcome to follow us on Social Media, and to join our Facebook Group to get feedback about your travel plans. 

Take the next step!

 

Book your Trip Consultation with

Clara & Maria

Ready to start today? We are s glad to hear! This is what you should do next, its is vert easy!

OUR PROCESS

STEP 1. Book a day and a time to connect with us (below).  

STEP 2. Tell us about you and your Trip

Before the call, we will send you a Form to complete with your personal preferences - where you want to go, and your general trip goals, plans, and budget - so we make sure that we make the most of the call and bring initial ideas. 

STEP 3. One hour Google Meet or WhatsApp call 
We’ll schedule a one-hour consult call to discuss travel planning options/strategies and answer any questions. We will present a trip draft and will discuss alternatives for your trip.

STEP 4. Draft Itinerary proposal
After the call, we will elaborate an initial itinerary proposal with 2 versions for you to choose from.

You will get

- 2 Itinerary Drafts based on your interests, and preferences.

- A personal booklet with the itineraries day by day, suggestions of hotels, optional experiences to add, guide of prices, guide of flights.

Note: the price paid for the Itinerary planning can be used towards the payment of your trip with us. So if you decide to book with us, this payment is applied towards your total trip cost. This is valid for a period of 3-weeks after the Trip consultation takes place.

If you don't have time for a phone consultation, that's fine; we can discuss your plans via email. We encourage you to have a phone/WhatsApp conversation first, but we understand that some of you have hectic schedules!