HOLA

We are an international team who call Santiago, Chile home and Patagonia our backyard. Our team is a diverse group of trekkers, cyclists, foodies, wine-o’s and dreamers with various nationalities that speak over five languages—all brought together by an entrepreneurial spirit and an unquenchable thirst for connecting to the culture and nature of South America. We take the time to get to know everyone who comes to our door, to create a travel experience that you can’t get anywhere else.

To us, luxury is found outside of one’s comfort zone, in unexpected moments that take your breath away. We believe the best souvenir is a new perspective.

 

Take all the guessing out of planning, but not the magic out of travel.

South America offers many things, but easy navigation is not always one of them. We take care to think through your trip and all of its details so you can focus on enjoying it, yet we believe the best-planned trips have the most unscripted experiences.

Tap into our network of people and places for an immersive experience.

We live here, work here, explore here—and are constantly developing our network of small business-owners and entrepreneurs to offer our travelers unique experiences and moments exclusive to Upscape.

Start to finish support.

Planning a trip with us doesn’t end when you book your flight. We’re there for the planning and the traveling, something that not many offer.

Meet Our Team

Brian Pearson

Brian Pearson

U.S. native Brian Pearson is the founder of Upscape. Since arriving to Chile in 2003, he has established and directed one of South America's leading tour operators offering unique and exciting trips featuring the best of the Southern Cone.

Karem Espinoza

Karem Espinoza

Karem has been part of the Upscape team since 2008. Karem was born and raised about 70km south of Santiago and continues to enjoy the tranquility of living outside the city. In her free time, Karem enjoys spending time with her family, biking, learning about wine, and traveling in Chile.

Daniela Escobar

Daniela Escobar

Daniela is a Valparaíso native. Being from the coast, it’s no surprise that Daniela loves the distinct landscapes of the shoreline and walking along the waterfront, especially in time to catch the colorful sunsets over the Pacific. She has a degree in Tourism Operations and joined Upscape in July 2011.

Manuel Bastidas

Manuel Bastidas

Manuel was born in Temuco, a beautiful city in the south. Though he grew up in Santiago, his roots remain in Temuco, as it was there that he developed his passion for cycling, rafting, and hiking. He has more than 10 years of experience in tourism and joined Upscape in 2012.