We love working with Jacada! Rachel Beck helped us plan every detail of our recent trip to Singapore, Bangkok and Myanmar. In addition to multiple transportation modes, including planes, trains and boats, she scheduled an awesome balloon ride over 3,000 pagodas in Bagan. The accommodations were first class, and the guides that Jacada provided in each city were well-informed and very professional. At each destination, we arrived to a personalized note from Rachel that welcomed us to our latest stop and kept us abreast of any changes to our itinerary. We would happily recommend Jacada!
08th January 2018
Everything from the itinerary, to the choice of the hotels, to the local guides was really excellent and contributed to make my 3 weeks in Myanmar and Laos a wonderful experience.
I like to travel alone and often don’t use agencies but I think Jacada is definitely worth it!
27th December 2017
Truly Unforgettable Trip to Myanmar! I went on a trip planned by Jacada to Myanmar this past October. This was such an unforgettable and incredible trip! From the pre-planning to the actual trip, Jacada really went above and beyond what was expected to make this an amazing trip. The guides in Myanmar were second to none; hotels extremely beautiful, comfortable, and clean; itinerary just perfect with all our last minute requests accommodated; and the sites were so unique and memorable. We were a group of 5 people ranging from 77 years old to 45 years old and all of us are seasoned travelers. We all agreed that this trip was the best and the most memorable one. Myanmar is such a beautiful country and we felt very safe the whole time. We cannot thank the team at Jacada enough, especially Rachel and Gilda, who worked very hard on all the small details to make this truly an unforgettable trip. We have used several other travel operators and we all agreed that Jacada is second to none! That is why this was my second trip with the company and I already have my third one booked. Thank you again team Jacada!
28th November 2017
Marc and I had an absolutely fabulous trip to Myanmar. We were there for almost a month. Jacana Travel had every detail worked out perfectly. We enjoyed every minute. A big thank you to Kate Edwards at Jacada for planning such a perfect trip and creating such amazing memories!
12th March 2017
I've traveled to Ecuador and Myanmar with Jacada Travel and let's just say you can count me in as a repeat Jacada Traveler. Everything was planned out in detail for us, custom tailored to our needs and interests, so that we didn't have to worry or think much other than to just relax and sight-see during our trips. The transition from one city to another was seamless, with local tour guides handing us off to the next tour guide and making sure we checked in at each airport smoothly. I won't spoil all the wonderful things we received during our travels with Jacada, but just know that traveling with them exceeded our expectations.
09th January 2017
Just returned from an incredible holiday in Myanmar thanks to Jacada Travel and Kate Edwards in particular. This was my second experience working with Jacada. After a wonderful holiday in Argentina in 2013, I reached back out Jacada to plan a holiday in SE Asia. I hadn't originally thought about Myanmar as a destination but after a few conversations with Kate and feedback from her own holiday there last spring, I was convinced to book travel there. I am so glad that I did.
Myanmar is in one word an amazing place. The scenery, the sights, the food, and most of all the people make Myanmar a special place that much of the world has yet to see. From my arrival in Mandalay to my departure nearly three weeks later from Yangon, every detail of my was planned and executed perfectly by Kate and Jacada.
Some of the most memorable aspects of my Myanmar holiday:
1. Trekking and home stay in the northern Shan state: Three days and two nights trekking with a local guide through the mountains and villages of the northern Shan state. Spent both nights in a local home. An amazing and unique opportunity to see the true Myanmar.
2. Candle light market in Hsipaw: Experienced an open air market lit only by candle light. Every day from 3:30am to sunrise, locals sell fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish.
3. The temples of Mandalay: Saw several of the most incredible Buddhist sites in all of Myanmar located in and around the city of Mandalay. Capped my stay by watching the sun set over the U Thein bridge.
4. Bagan: Everything about Bagan is magical. Over 2000 stupa and pagodas from the 11th to 13th century dot the countryside - all accessible by foot, horse carriage, and bicycle. Viewed another incredible sunset from the top of the Shwesandaw Pagoda.
4. Trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake: Picturesque trek from the mountains of Kalaw down to beautiful Inle Lake. Spent a night in a Buddhist monastery.
5. Inle Lake: Wonderful Villa Inle Lake Resort, beautiful sunsets, magical fishing villages, and the amazing Shwe Indein pagoda complex make a stay on Inle Lake incredible.
6. Ngapali Beach: Relaxing, beautiful, quiet, and uncrowded are the best ways to describe Ngapali Beach. Enjoyed the white sand beach and the warm water of the Bay of Bengal.
7. Yangon: No trip to Myanmar is truly complete without a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda - the most important and famous Buddhist site in all of Myanmar.
10th January 2015
We felt educated and well taken care of. Guides were knowledgeable and kind. Changes happened and everyone worked hard to accommodate us.
22nd January 2015
This is my second trip planned by Jacada. Both trips have been fantastic- wonderful adventures with superb lodging, excellent guides and a mixture of off the beat adventure .
I found my travel planner Kate available at all times and she was a wealth of information. She was able to contour our trip to suit us perfectly. I would not hesitate to recommend Jacada to anyone looking for a seamless trip which combines adventure, luxury and attention to detail.
13th January 2015
Loved Myanmar--if we would change the trip we would leave out certain areas and stay longer in other areas.Myanmar is a fascinating country and there is much to see and do. Our favorite places were Lake Inle, Bagan and of course the lake area. We only had one full day in Mandalay and could have stayed at least one more day.
Whenever we arrived at a new hotel there was a note from Kate which was very sweet.
11th March 2015
My trip in Myanmar was fantastic. Jacada Travel did a superb job.
I do a lot of travel to far-flung places and I've used a few tour packagers.p over the years. OThis trip to Myanmar was different because I wanted to travel solo and at my pace. I knew nothing about Jacada and discovered them on the Web. As an American female traveler in Asia, I felt i needed a little extra personal attention and a couple of special arrangements so I was willing to spend a few extra dollars for comfort and safety. My agent at Jacada proved to be excellent: She listened carefully to all my advance special requests--from budgetary concerns to unique sightseeing excursions. Most hotels were on the luxury side which was a treat; I was promptly met at every airport transfer by a professional rep with driver; and the recommended daily itinerary was stimulating and relaxing. I had highly intelligent and informative guides who were really wonderful to spend time with.
Would I recommend Jacada Travel? --You bet I would.
Pamela Walter, NYC
29th July 2015
Jacada planned and executed our vacation to Myanmar and Thailand with brilliance and perfection. We were so happy with Kate, our planner, and Alec our concierge. Myanmar is a tricky country to navigate, and their plans, guides, agendas, and hotels were all perfect. Arrangements were flawless. We can't wait to use Jacada again!
17th July 2015