Plan South America | Uruguay | Colonia del Sacramento

About Us

the backstory

Whilst working as a journalist in Buenos Aires in 2006, Harry Hastings launched a concierge company offering visitors the inside track to the Argentine capital.

It was an exhilarating time, as Argentina emerged from the shadow of its 2001 economic meltdown, and Buenos Aires became the city of the moment.

Over the years that followed, we expanded coverage across Argentina and into the remotest reaches of Latin America and Antarctica.

Today, we are proud to have been specialising in our beloved corner of the globe for almost 20 years, with some 1,000 journeys planned and a host of awards and accolades.

Our Values

Our values are fundamental to our DNA, influencing our culture, decision making, processes, and how we interact with customers, employees and the wider community.

Deep Knowledge & Specialism: Our foundation rests on unparalleled expertise and a profound understanding of our domain.

Spirit & Soul: More than a value, it’s our essence — a continuous thread weaving through every conversation, decision, and selection of properties and transformative experiences.

People & Planet: Our prosperity is inextricably linked to the health and vitality of our planet and its communities. We commit to safeguarding and nurturing the environments, cultures and people that enrich our experiences.

Connection & Immersion: Fostering meaningful connections with the people, cultures, and places we encounter.

Our Founder on what it is that makes Plan South America so special.


Our People

The Plan South America team has been handcrafting adventures to Latin America and Antarctica since 2006. We marry deep local knowledge with a love of the offbeat, the homespun, the real and the remarkable.

With offices in London and Buenos Aires, we operate in multiple time zones and enjoy regular contact with the people and places we represent – the key, we believe, to making our trips so special.

Why Plan South America?

Deep Knowledge

We specialise, which means all of our know-how, experience and contacts are focused exclusively on Antarctica and Latin America. We have appraised each property and restaurant ourselves, and know the terrain and distances. We have hand-selected the guides and private collections. We know what’s hot, what’s to pass on, when to travel and how to experience the very best of a region.

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Peace of Mind

By booking through Plan South America you have the security of a financially protected holiday as offered by our ATOL licence (10811)

We offer a safety net in a part of the world where things don’t always run to plan. If something does go wrong, we’re contactable 24/7 by phone, email and WhatsApp. We speak the language and know how things work.

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The Future

Community and conservation take an ever more prominent role in our operations as we work towards a more sustainable future for our planet.

For every journey we design, we pledge a contribution to carefully selected social initiatives.

Our conservation programme has been developed in partnership with the World Land Trust.

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Fast Track

We check you into all flights and e-mail boarding passes. If there’s a delay, we do our best to alert you in time to escape a long airport hang-out. Where available, fast track immigration is a given, and avoids hours of queuing.


We give those looking for adventure the chance to travel to the wild places – which often means those with least infrastructure. Special access can be arranged to private estates and family-run fincas and, where budget allows, we build the camps ourselves.
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The Little Details

We remember birthdays and anniversaries and dream up indulgent surprises. Our guests always get that little table by the window or under the olive tree.
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Expert Advice

We provide advice on everything from packing to vaccinations, and recommend the best books to read ahead of your journey. We even curate individual playlists.
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Tailor Made

Everybody has their personal vision of heaven. For some this means total independence, for others the company of the brightest and best guide in the region. We work to your brief, whilst advising from personal, tried-and-tested experience of all of our destinations. That’s why 80% of our business comes from repeats and referrals.
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