Discover crown jewels of both Peru and Ecuador on this stunning two-week luxury trip from the heights of the Andes, where you visit Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, to the beautiful Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador.
Begin with one night in the Peruvian capital, Lima, a fantastic place to be introduced to the warm people and fabulous food that the country is renowned for, then fly into the mountainous interior for some adventure while acclimatising to the altitude. Visit vibrant local markets and see lesser known Inca ruins with your private guide before boarding a train to the legendary remained of Machu Picchu. Your guide will really bring this iconic sight to life. Return the next day to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for a unique perspective.
Take the train to the nearby city of Cusco, a fascinating place where opulent colonial Spanish architecture sits on top intricate Inca stonework. Spend three nights here, being shown around the terracotta old town and the bustling food market before a culinary masterclass.
Fly north to another colonial gem – Ecuador’s spectacularly set capital, Quito, where you’ll learn about Andean traditions, its history and meet local artisans. Then end your trip on a high aboard a luxury yacht in the Galapagos. During your four night cruise, hop between the unique islands of the archipelago, getting up close and personal with their incredible, iconic wildlife inhabitants such as giant tortoises, Darwin’s finches and marine iguanas, and snorkelling with sea lions, turtles and penguins.
The luxury trip to Peru and the Galapagos has been designed to make the most of your visit to South America, allowing time to see these highlights in depth, in comfort and travelling at a relaxed pace.
This is a fantastic, compact tour that takes in many of the top highlights of Southern Africa in just one short trip.
All the carefully selected exclusive and private tours will allow you to take things at your own pace and see what you are most interested in.
Take in the magnificent setting, culture and scenery of Cape Town, to the neighbouring Winelands for good food, tranquil countryside and superb wines before heading to the famous Kruger for a stylish safari and the exhilaration of spotting the Big Five. Finally it’s a relaxing two nights spent near to the roaring spectacle and pioneers rendezvous point of Victoria Falls.
Discover the Land of the Rising Sun with a luxury eight-day trip. Your introduction to this fascinating volcanic archipelago takes you to the main island of Honshu with visits to three of Japan’s most important cultural centres. You’ll stay at luxury accommodation at every step of the way with expert guides on hand and our insider recommendations to ensure that you get the most out of each destination.
We begin in Tokyo, Japan’s bright, exciting capital, to explore one of the most modern cities in the world with an exclusive private tour and a stay in an exceptional hotel.
Next we travel to the historical centre of Kanazawa by high-speed bullet train. Kanazawa survives as a beautifully preserved example of medieval Japan and you’ll explore it with private tours to ancient samurai and geisha districts and the spectacular Kenroku-en Garden. You’ll stay in a traditional hot spring ryokan, relaxing in mineral-rich waters before feasting on delicious kaiseki dinners of up to 13 elaborate dishes.
It’s then on to our final stop, Kyoto, the City of Ten Thousand Shrines. Here we discover imperial Japan, catching sight of kimono-clad geisha on their way to engagements and visiting ancient palaces and temples on private, in-depth tours.
This action-packed five day trip showcases the highlights of southern Iceland whilst shrouded in snow. A short and concise private tour, it brims with extraordinary natural experiences and unforgettable memories.
Based in cool Reykjavik, we’ll take you snowmobiling across Iceland’s second biggest glacier, inside a cave of shimmering ice and to watch the spellbinding colours of the Aurora Borealis dance across the sky. You’ll also get to soak in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon and witness the mighty wonders of Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall in the Golden Circle.
This is a unique trip that is perfect for a first time visitor to enjoy Kenya’s most captivating landscapes and diverse range of wildlife with a large dose of luxury and pampering in each destination.
Begin with a night in Nairobi before flying into the Chyulu Hills area, a stunning landscape (on a clear day with views of Kilimanjaro) with fantastic luxury lodges and a great place to relax and settle into the Kenyan pace of life. There’s also plenty of activities here, as well as spotting wildlife, you can engage with the local communities of Masaai in an authentic and rewarding way.
Your next stop in the world famous Masaai Mara. An area famed for its amazing wildlife and sweeping open landscapes. We’ve suggested lodges in the Conservancy areas that border the national park, as these offer a far more exclusive safari than those in the national park and support local communities. Enjoy some of the best game viewing in the world as well as the opportunity for bush walks and night drives.
Explore the beautiful bays, snow capped mountains, stunning wildlife and endless adventure of New Zealand’s South Island. Begin with a boat cruise into the heart the Marlborough Sounds, a spectacular South Island welcome if ever there was one, to the Bay of Many Coves, a wonderfully secluded waterfront resort where you’ll spend the next three nights. From here you can head out by kayak or motorboat to explore this exquisitely rugged coil of coastline, go fishing, hiking, spot dolphins or try Marlborough’s famed wines and meet some of the island’s famously down to earth people.
Next, you will be driven south to quaint Kaikoura for two nights in a luxury treehouse overlooking the sea and backed by the mountains. A haven for wildlife enthusiasts, you’ll take to the skies in a light aircraft to spot the enormous whales that gracefully cruise past this seaside town from a unique and unforgettable perspective. This is also a great place for surfing, mountain biking, indulging in the wonderful local produce and – if you’re visiting between May and October – watching fur seal pups play in the waters beneath a waterfall.
Continue southward and hop aboard a helicopter for a cross country flip to the exclusive Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, a fabulous place within sight of New Zealand’s highest mountain. The next two days are entirely up to you, whether you want to venture out into the sublime surroundings or relax in the gorgeous spa, gaze at the stars from the observatory or spend some time in the cozy wine cellar.
Finally, reach picturesque Queenstown for your final three nights. This is New Zealand’s adventure and outdoor capital, so thrill seekers are well catered for here, but the town itself is typically ‘South Island’ laid back and has a charm all of its own. We can tailor what you get up to here according to what you want to do, but no trip here would be complete without Milford Sound and the towering Mitre Peak, which you’ll see from the air and by boat. End on a high with a breath-taking helicopter flight up the fiords into Mt Aspiring National Park to land on a glacier.
Explore the stunning Adriatic coast of Croatia and its historic seaside cities, heading north to the fairytale castles, mountains and lakes of beautiful Slovenia on this luxury 12 day trip.
The trip begins inside the iconic city walls of Dubrovnik, discovering the Old Town’s winding medieval streets, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Next, spend two days on the sunny island of Hvar, returning to the mainland and the cities of Split and Zadar. Continue up to Rab, a charming island, for some fabulous sea kayaking, and on to the famous waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Before crossing the border, spend a day in the elegant town of Optija, once a favourite of Austrian nobility.
Finally, enjoy three days Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charming capital, heading out to boat on beautiful Lake Bled and hike in among the sublime Julian Alps.
A mix of Costa Rica’s more exhilarating destinations, such as the Pacuare Reserve, with the epic scenery and active pursuits of the Arenal Volcano, and the idyllic golden beaches of the Pacific Guanacaste Coast. All matched with luxury accommodation and superb, first class service from start to finish.
Raft through rainforest scenery and tropical birdsong along the rapids of the Pacuare, whilst staying in the magnificent Pacuare eco jungle lodge. Enjoy some stellar luxury at the foot of the Arenal, soaking in the natural hot springs, standing under stunning waterfalls and hiking for incredible views. Now relax in the warm Pacific climate and idyllic tropical beaches of the Guanacaste Coast for some decent and delectable beach time.
We have designed this trip to be perfect for honeymooners, couples or simply for that deluxe adventure, where you will get to experience some of Costa Rica’s most impressive natural wonders in style.
Discover India’s most popular cities – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, otherwise known as the ‘Golden Triangle’ – along with Varanasi, the spiritual heart of India, and the beautiful city of lakes, Udaipur.
This is a wholesome cultural journey where you’ll not only see all the highlights with a private guide but also get a unique insight into life here, by meeting a warm and welcoming roster of locals with some exclusive experiences.
Begin by meeting your very own personal guide who will accompany you for the duration of your adventure, then spend two nights in India’s amiable capital, Delhi. You’ll explore both the jumbled old town and grand architecture of New Delhi, as well seeing the stunning medieval Qutb Minar and Humayun’s Tomb.
Next fly to Varanasi for two nights on the banks of the Ganges in this most holy of cities. Here, witness ancient religious ceremonies on the famous stepped ghats on serene boat trips, be shown the winding back alleys by a local, and visit nearby Sarnath, the site of Buddha’ first sermon.
Fly back west to Agra, home of the iconic Taj Mahal, seeing this perennial testament to love at its most picturesque times – sunrise and sunset. You’ll also visit the imposing Agra Fort, then drive via the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri to Jaipur.
Spend three nights in Rajasthan’s pink capital, Jaipur, a vibrant place home to a collection of India’s most majestic palaces and atmospheric relics. See the famous Amber Fort, the astronomical oddities of Jantar Mantar and learn all about intricate crafts from artisans at the bazaar.
Finally, end your trip with two nights in Udaipur, a scenic little city of palaces surrounded by the Aravalli Hills. As well as seeing Udaipur’s highlights, you’ll be shown around a food and spice market by a resident before a home cooking class.
Famous for its incredible landscapes, stunning scenery and varied adventure travelling, I was lucky enough to return to the wonderful country of Chile, accompanying Jobi on a research trip. Here are some of my favourite photos from our time there. Starting in the capital of Santiago, this photo was taken from the tallest building in Latin America – the Gran … Continue reading "Jacada Photo Journal: Chile"
Jacada Travel are raising awareness about the importance of wearing a surgical face mask when visiting the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda. This is why. In late 2016, we attended the Tusk Conservation Lecture at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The main speaker was Dr. Gladys Kalema Zikusoka, founder of Conservation Through Public … Continue reading "Masking up for Gorillas"
The BBC’s long-anticipated Planet Earth II finally airs in the States this month. Narrated by the legendary Sir David Attenborough, the series delivers some nerve-shattering, tear-jerking and heart-melting scenes of Mother Nature at her fiercest. Though the film crews spent days, months or even years waiting to capture these incredible moments, it’s possible to spot … Continue reading "Where to See the Animals of Planet Earth II"
An important part of travelling, whether solo, as a couple or family is feeling comfortable, relaxed and welcome. Here are some of our top destination picks for same-sex couples and LGBT travellers. Australia Whether you’re all about the nightlife or would prefer to soak up the rays on the beaches at North Bondi and Tamarama, … Continue reading "Top 10 Countries for LGBT Travel"
Sri Lanka is hot property right now and for good reason. Here are just ten of the many reasons why the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’ should be on your travel list this year. There are loads of new luxury hotels New luxury hotels are springing up all over Sri Lanka at the moment, providing … Continue reading "10 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka Now"
From deserted Inca trails in Argentina to the burgeoning art scene of Cape Town, we’ve selected the hottest places for you to explore in 2017. Arctic Canada Why? 2017 marks Canada’s 150th year of Confederation. To celebrate, the usual national park entrance fees are being waived in order to encourage people to get outside and … Continue reading "The Best Places to Travel in 2017"
At a time when our lives seem to be getting busier by the minute, it can be hard to find the space for quality time with your family. Whether it’s with your grandchildren, kids, parents, grandparents, aunt and uncle or siblings – escaping daily rituals and heading away on a multi-generational holiday is a great … Continue reading "Top Five Destinations for Multi-Generational Travel"