About Us

We love South America and want to help you get the most out of your trip!

When you book with Discover South America you can travel your own itinerary at your own pace, tour the most important destinations with a specialist local guide, either privately or as part of a small group, and relax knowing that all travel and accommodation arrangements have been made, and that your whole trip is financially protected.

Travel with us for:

Flexibility - Departure dates are flexible and you can travel alone or with your companions.

Local Knowledge - We will work with you to customise your itinerary before departure, using our destination expertise to make suggestions and amendments to suit you.  We work directly with the best and most responsible local operators in each destination.

Independence - Enjoy your own free time to relax or explore independently, but with the peace of mind that all arrangements have been made and that you won’t miss out on the most important sights or experiences.

Package booking - Your package will include accommodation, overland transport such as train, bus or boat, arrival and departure transfers and the specific tours or guided activities that you choose.

Value for money – You can take local tours as part of a small group, or on a private basis.  You can also choose from accommodation options ranging from family run B&Bs to luxury hotels.  We will help you get the most out of your budget for your trip.

Support – Benefit from the 24/7 emergency support of our local partners, with offices in each city you will visit.  You will also keep the same DSA point of contact in the UK throughout your trip.

Questions?  Call 01273 921655 or Contact us online for more information.

Discover South America: Heather MacBrayne

About our Director - Heather MacBrayne

Heather fell in love with South America on her first visit in 2001.  After studying history at the University of Montevideo for 6 months, she headed off on her first trip around the continent, taking in whale watching in Peninsular Valdes, trekking in Ushuaia, climbing the Villarrica Volcano in Pucon and crossing the Atacama desert in 4x4.  After a quick trip home to complete her degree in History and Hispanic studies, she went straight back out for more.

For the next 6 years, Heather continued to explore the continent from her home in Cusco, Peru, updating information for the Footprint Handbooks and Rough Guides while running the Cusco branch of the South American Explorers Club.

After returning to the UK, Heather worked for a round-the-world travel company, before setting up Discover South America in 2012. 

With genuine in-depth knowledge and a broad and varied contact base in South America, Heather is perfectly placed to organise any type of trip to South America.

Discover South America: Jackie Jones

Senior Travel Consultant - Jackie Jones

Jackie has worked in the travel industry for the last 20 years and is lucky enough to have seen a lot of the world.

In 2012 she spent some time in Rio and the surrounding beaches and couldn’t wait to return, so in 2014 she took a 3 month sabbatical to travel around South America, trekking in the Andes and the Amazon, exploring the Salt Flats in Bolivia, the Atacama Desert and Northern Argentina, before arriving in Brazil for the World Cup and finally Colombia for some more trekking to the lost city and visiting the beautiful beaches of the Northern Coast. Her next stop is Patagonia.

Jackie started her career working for STA Travel and then worked for a round the world travel company before joining Discover South America in 2017

“South America is full of amazing adventures, I hope to help you plan yours”

Discover South America: Stephanie Kitchin

Travel Consultant - Stephanie Kitchin

Steph first went to Peru in 2005 to work as a tour leader for a large UK travel company. The Inca trail had been a long held dream and it didn’t disappoint, she was soon hooked. One season turned into several and she spent the next 5 years leading tours in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile and Central America as well as traveling independently between work contracts.

Steph loves hiking, whether it’s a multi day world famous hike like the Torres del Paine circuit or a day hike away from the crowds in Cusco. Her most recent travels took her to the Galapagos islands and mainland Ecuador. Another highlight of Steph’s travels was Guyana, and being immersed in an almost untouched pocket of the Amazon.

Steph worked for a local company in Cusco before setting up her own specialist travel company, Into Latin America which she brought back to the UK. Into Latin America and Discover South America joined forces in 2018, with Steph bringing a wealth of local knowledge and experience to the DSA team.