Jill Blunsom | Director

 

We’ve all read the highlights of what South America has to offer and yet there’s so much more to be experienced for those ‘in the know’ - world class cuisine, off the grid estancias, boutique winery stays and luxe desert lodges are just the beginning.

Having travelled extensively throughout all 7 continents, it is South America that sees Jill returning year in and year out.  Her extensive experience includes Latin America Destination Manager for Peregrine Adventures and more recently South America Travel Centre.  Jill maintains an intimate cultural understanding and solid relationships with local operators, essential for a smooth and memorable journey.

Jill consults personally with our travellers, sharing her expertise and inspiring itineraries that bring a complete experience of the classic and cultural highlights, to cutting edge luxury and gastronomy.

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About Us

A boutique Australian company - we’re all about creating authentic and delicious journeys with seamless private service at the highest level.

Whether you’re a traveller looking to experience all the highlights of South America and enjoy great food along the way or a self-confessed gourmand wanting to fully immerse yourself in the South American food scene, we get it and we know how to make it happen.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT


COMPLETELY TAILORED AND UP-TO-THE-MINUTE RECOMMENDATIONS
We’re a well-connected team and know that the wine bar that offered the best by the glass offering last year may not be the same this year. We travel regularly and use our network of contacts to ensure we have our finger on the pulse and the second we hear about a new hot spot, you will too.

BIG BRAND EXPERIENCE SMALL COMPANY CARE
We have taken all the learning’s from specialising in South America for the biggest names in travel and channeled those into a boutique company that personalises experiences. To us, a client is a person not a transaction. 

FOOD-OBSESSED
We live for delicious culinary experiences. Not only do we include highlight evenings out but we also provide suggestions as to the best places to sample the local delicacies, we can also make restaurant reservations on your behalf and partner with accommodation providers and local operators that get the importance of a delicious dining experience.

DETAILS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
From a meal bursting with flavours you’ve never tried before to a roof top bar with views over Ipanema beach…. We’ll stop at nothing to ensure your private experience is as good as it gets.

COMMITTED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN SAFETY AND EMERGENCY SUPPORT 
We’re not settlers and we don’t believe in near enough is good enough. From the world-class accommodation providers we partner with to our local operators on the ground, all our partners are hand selected to the most exacting standards. Our expert local operators and guides not only bring your destination to life, they act as round-the-clock support, safety and security.

Our clients can rest assured that whilst travelling with us, they will be looked after by Gourmet South America. In the event of any emergency situation, our local staff will be on hand to assist you. Your travel documentation will contain the contact details and 24-hour emergency telephone numbers linking you to our 24 hour, 7 days a week English speaking emergency assistance lines in each country.

In addition to this you will have your travel consultants personal mobile phone number at your disposal and be able to contact us on it day and night for 24 hour emergency assistance.

FULLY INSURED
Rest assured, at Gourmet South America we are fully insured by Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers as per ATAS Industry requirements.


DESTINATIONS WE KNOW

These are the destinations in the Latin American region where we have travelled extensively.

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