Hello there! Planning to come to South America? Then I'm your contact here, I'll be super happy to help you plan your trip!
I have been part of the sales team at Trips SouthAmerica for the last 10 years and I keep the same pleasure to show the beauty of these countries as it was the very first day.
My mission is to create experiences and advise future travelers to guarantee an excellent adventure in South America.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I like to specialize on what you are needing. If I don't have the knowledge, I'll investigate how's the best way to give you what you are looking for. I like to tailor made experiences: hiking in Patagonia, biking & kayaking on the Lakes District, wine tastings in Mendoza and Santiago de Chile, glamping, homestays or top luxury..."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I have always been attracted to languages and cultures and with the pass of the time I felt in love with our landscapes and people. Tourism was, then, a perfect combination to join my two passions. Since many years now I have the pleasure to show my region to the rest of the world."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Some years ago we had the opportunity to welcome a high profile minister from the Middle East, we really learnt a lot about their culture in order to adapt our manners and procedures to their conservative requirements. It was a very interesting process that turned out to be both educative and also a great success, the entourage party had a really good time in our country."
Featured trips & expertise
This epic 10-day tour showcases three diverse regions of Chile, with a perfect balance of outdoor adventure and quiet relaxation. Explore the city streets of Santiago, then fly south to the rugged peaks and glaciers of Patagonia. After embarking on a series of unforgettable full-day treks deep into Torres del Paine National Park, you'll head north again to spend the remainder of your trip unwinding among the vines at a wine country retreat in the Casablanca Valley.
Immerse yourself in the stark beauty of the Atacama Desert and the snow-capped Andes on this journey around Chile and Bolivia. Explore the strange rock formations of the Valley of the Moon and drive across the endless, dazzling white of the Uyuni Salt Flats. You'll see steaming geysers shooting out of the earth, go for a dip in natural hot springs, and find bright pink flamingos in the wild along the journey. Then contrast the space and silence with a visit to the bustling streets of La Paz, the highest capital city in the world.
This relaxing road trip covers several provinces in South America's smallest country with overnights in friendly estancias (meals included). Pick up your car in Colonia, where you'll sample maté and have access to biking trails and vineyards. From here, head to Montevideo for a slice of urban life and then back to the countryside for several days of gauchos, horses, gorges, and exotic birds. Finish along a quiet stretch of Atlantic coast for some beachside hiking to complete the journey.
Celebrate your honeymoon with a romantic tour through the wine regions of Argentina and Chile. You'll start in Buenos Aires, considered one of the most beautiful cities in South America. Here, you'll enjoy private walking and sailing tours, as well as an evening tango show. Then, head to Mendoza for days filled with wine tours and tastings. Finally, you'll fly to Chile, where you can spend some time in the Colchagua Valley, touring vineyards, mountain biking, or pampering yourself at the spa.
This two-week escape to Argentina includes visits to a number of regions so you can get the most out of the culture. You'll also enjoy some incredible activities, including a hike on the surface of a glacier in Patagonia as well as a visit to a penguin colony in Tierra del Fuego. On top of all this, you'll travel to Argentina's wine region of Mendoza where you'll discover its famous Malbec varietal on a tasting tour.
This amazing 13-day trip includes some of the most spectacular scenery that Argentine Patagonia has to offer. After exploring Buenos Aires, you'll head to Ushuaia, famed for being "the city at the end of the world." Then you'll head to El Calafate—the jumping-off point for Los Glaciares National Park—where you'll get up close to Perito Moreno. End the adventure in El Chaltén, the Patagonia hiking capital.
Recent trip reviews for Leandro
Everyone Should Visit Chile
Dec 26 - Jan 8, 2023
We loved our visit to Chile. We had fantastic guides throughout, but extra kudos to Agustin at Zenit Travel in Pucon, and his colleagues Gonzalo and Carlos. Gonzalo took us on a rafting trip in the Liucura River, where my son was able to fish and also had the opportunity to learn how to row the raft. Carlos went above a beyond - taking us a fantastic hike to Sanctuario El Cani, and thermal baths, but also helping us when we needed to change our plans a bit. Cannot recommend Zenit Travel... read more
Buenos Aires and Patagonia
Nov 14 - Dec 12, 2022
The Leandro team was professional and planned us out a wonderful trip. Overall, the trip, which had many moving parts, went off as planned, and saved us many hours of research. We liked the amount of time spent in each place, the lodging chosen for us, the guide and transportation services. The details were all taken care of, and we could transition from place to place without stress. We found the people we met to be warm and welcoming.
Our Buenos Aires team, tour guide Andrea and... read more
May 21 - Jun 4, 2022
Our trip to Argentina was amazing. Andrea was great a great help on WhatsApp when we had questions and Fabio was such a good driver. We loved the city vibe of Buenos Aires and the tango show was a highlight. Ushuaia was a neat port city. We really enjoyed our free day hiking to Laguna Esmeralda. The capybaras that we saw in Iguazu were adorable and the waterfalls epic. Leandro touched base with us throughout the trip and we really appreciated the detailed itinerary and assistance that he... read more
Kimkim is reliable Travel agency and Leandro ...
Apr 3 - Apr 8, 2022
Kimkim is reliable Travel agency and Leandro is amazing Travel Agent. We used Kimkim for our trip to Chile, our first trip ever to explore South America.
Leandro is very friendly, knowledgeable and always reachable. He is also very flexible when it comes to customising the trip. We had little issue with the tour operator and Leandro helped us to resolve the issue instantly. Lots of people do not see the value of travel agency and think they are overpriced!! You pay for the convenience and... read more
Biking Aventure in the Desert
Mar 5 - Mar 11, 2022
Top notch! Leandro was very responsive, communicated well, and chose excellent guides for my biking adventure in San Pedro de Atacama. Thanks again!
Kimkim saved my last minute trip!
Feb 8 - Feb 13, 2022
I had a great experience with Kimkim thanks to Leandro. I had to book all the details of a trip to El Chalten and El Calafate within 24 hours of take-off during high season. There was very little hotel and tour availability, and the these destinations and tours also can require a significant amount of complicated ground transportation, with required tour guide coordination to allow entry into Glacier National Park. Leandro was able to get me a private room in each location, and book me with... read more
Emilce and the entire team of guides in Argen...
Apr 19 - Apr 26, 2022
Emilce and the entire team of guides in Argentina, provided me with a wonderful experience.
I will return soon and plan on utilizing their services again.... read more
The whole process was easy, and seamless.
Dec 10 - Dec 22, 2021
The whole process was easy, and seamless. Everything was done through online communication and the response time was often less than one day. Overall our trip was seamless and the only areas that brought up any concern had nothing to do with the travel planner but more with the Covid situation. read more