Luxury Private Tours to Latin America
Jacada Travel for your luxury trip to Latin America
Latin America is rich in diversity and contrast and possesses a special geography that sets it apart from other destinations on the planet. It'll charm you with an array of natural and cultural wonders - from snow capped mountains, picture perfect beaches and tropical rainforests to ancient civilisations. Once you visit you will want to explore this continent over and over.
Jacada Travel creates bespoke luxury trips to South America and Central America. Our travel experts design your perfect itinerary, with the best accommodation, exclusive tours and a local guide who shares your interests, and we sort out all the detail.
Enjoy a warm welcome, relax and experience the true adventure of Latin America. Whatever you want your trip to include, at Jacada Travel we’ll create a bespoke trip just for you. Choose experiences and activities in Peru, The Galapagos, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay.
If you have more time, why not try our Grand Tours of Latin America, taking in more of the region in one incredible trip.
Whatever you want from your Latin America tour, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Our Top Latin America Example Trips
My husband and I recently returned from a 7 day trip to Peru. I can honestly say that it was the best trip I have been on and that is in complete credit to Jacada.First, the planning process was so enjoyable. Lily, my travel agent put together a great itinerary that was personalized based on exactly what worked for us. Closer to the time of our trip we were assigned a travel concierge, Berni, who worked so hard to make sure every small detail from restaurant recommendations, spa appointments, and small tours were perfect. While on our trip the planning was executed perfectly. The transfers were seamless, the hotels were top notch, and each activity was booked ahead of time without hiccupsWhen we arrived in Peru we were treated like royalty from the second the wheels touched the ground. Our guides helped us with everything from checking into our hotels, guiding us through the airports, helping us pick out the best dishes on the restaurant menus, and even recommending extra activities along the way that weren't on our original itinerary.A few examples: In Lima - our first night we stayed at the airport hotel as we were scheduled to fly out to Cusco the following morning. Our guide picked us up from the airport just to walk us across the street to help us check into our hotel. The following morning we were running a few minutes behind. He sat with us while we finished breakfast and had a great conversation. What could have been stressful in a different scenario turned out to be a lovely morning. Nilo - our guide in Cusco and Machu Picchu was one of the most special people I have ever met. He was so kind and considerate. His goal was to make sure that we enjoyed our vacation as much as possible. Upon arrival in Cusco, he recommended a stroll through the market and helped us pick out fresh and local fruit to try. When I told him I wanted a poncho he made a stop at a local shop where we learned about how the authentic alpaca ponchos are made. He reminded us to barter to be sure we paid a fair price. He was already prepared with tickets for us to visit Moray and Maras (two locations I really wanted to see, but didn't ask to have them added to the itinerary because I didn't think there would be time). He was also our guide on our Incan Trail hike to Machu Picchu. He made sure to point out the best locations for photos. . He was so smart. I felt like we were learning the entire time we were with him. He was also beyond prepared. He carried lunch for us that was catered from a delicious restaurant in Cusco. He carried extra water, sunscreen, and bug spray. At one point we started having muscle cramps and he was prepared with electrolytes and fashioned walking sticks out of bamboo. I was also very impressed because he shared that he went home and did research on how best to avoid cramps so he can make recommendations for future hikers. We were supposed to hike Mt. Machu Picchu, but we were so tired we wanted to sleep-in instead. Without a second hesitation he reorganized our itinerary for the following day so we could enjoy a restful morning in our hotel. He was nothing short of amazing!! We also really loved Marisol, who was one of the kindest women I have met. We spent the day with her while on a food tour. She gave us tips and tricks on Peruvian cuisine. She even recommended a cold brew coffee with pineapple, which is now a new favorite treat of mine!! There are some people that you just feel a connection to and I feel truly blessed to have met her. We even exchanged email addresses to keep in touch.I could think of 1,000 other reasons why this trip was amazing. But the bottom line is that I will not travel outside of the country again without the assistance of Jacada.Thank you so much
Excellent service and knowledge. Helpul and professional. Provided excellent choices but perhaps a few more options on excursions could have been offered.
Carlos - our guide for the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu part of our trip - was beyond superb. He made the Inca culture and history come alive for my 21 and 18 year old kids. We were actually saddened when it was time to head for the Amazon without him.
We decided to go to Ecuador last minute. Jacob put together an amazing trip in no time, fulfilling all expectations. Perfect choice of lodges and cruise, the guides were outstanding. Transfers between Quito, Mashpi, the Galapagos and the Amazon were very well organized. I would definitely use their services again! Thanks Jacob and the #jacadatribe!
Every step of the trip was carefully recommended and planned. A best in class travel experience.
As older adults it was important to us when planning a vacation that was more physically demanding, that we have time if needed, to rest. Being with a group would not permit that, hence our decision to seek a private escorted tour and we could not have been happier. From the moment we landed, until we departed, Jacada personnel were there and available to us. What an amazing trip! Every hotel was amazing with exceptional service. Every meal was so delicious and special, truly unforgettable. Our culinary tour was conducted by a chef who shared some recipes with me as we ate a perfect lunch. We will never forget the views which were breathtaking, the food which was so fresh and delicious, and the warmth and friendliness of the Peruvian people.
My husband and I used Jacada Travel to help plan our dream honeymoon to Peru and every step of the way they exceeded our expectations. From the moment we reached out to express our interest, Susann (our travel designer) spent time to really get to know both of us and craft the ideal trip. There was plenty of information ahead of time and the staff at Jacada made sure that all of our questions were answered promptly. Once we arrived in Peru, every person we interacted with --from the airport pick ups to the drivers and tour guides were kind, helpful and made our trip that much more enjoyable. A particular shout-out to Ronald from Enigma Tours who took us on a journey through the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cusco -- he was incredible. All of the accommodations were also top notch, and just the little touches along the way made the experience feel so special. In addition, Jacada helped get us restaurant reservations ahead of time so we were able to dine at Central in Lima -- a once-in-a-lifetime experience and something that no one should miss!We feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to go on the this trip and we are grateful that Jacada made it such a special and unforgettable experience!
Beauty and customer service beyond belief!We stayed at the Galapagos Safari Camp for four nights and it is an experience we will not forget. There are several things that made it special; the people, the location, the amazing “tent”, the tour guides, the incredible food and last but not least, Jacada Luxury Travel who planned and coordinated this amazing trip. Without Jacada, we would have never of known about Galapagos Safari Camp.People: From the first second of arrival we had the best possible experience. Getting to the Galapagos is a bit of a journey but arriving at the camp you are greeted by a smiling face (Anabel, Andres, and Alejandro), a cup of local tea and a nice cold washcloth to refresh yourself. This was only the beginning of our experience. The staff knew us by name, engaged us always in conversation, gave us advice on things to see and were generally wonderful. The small number of guests makes it very intimate as there are only 9 tents at the camp.Location: The camp is located away from the “city” and ports – it is secluded, silent and very private. I enjoyed the 20 minute drive to and from our excursions… it was a great way to prepare for adventure and discuss the fun we had on the way back. The camp is located in the highlands so can be a bit misty (at least when were there) but the lodge and grounds are really something to see. Ecologically designed to make a minimal impact on the island (solar water heating etc.) but made no impact on comfort or convenience.Tour Guides: Fernando Zambrano is an amazing and super sweet naturalist guide. Very knowledgeable about every destination he took us to. Also very respectful about the wildlife and environment around us. My wife is very leary about snorkeling and almost didn't go. Nobody pushed her but the comfort she felt with Fernando, she ended up going snorkeling both times we went out. He held her hand the whole time and guided her to see a range of sea life including sea lions, sea urchins, lobsters, schools and schools of beautiful colorful fish plus a couple of white fin sharks (Thankfully my wife didn't see them). It was an epic experience for her as it was for me. I would definitely recommend purchasing a waterproof go pro if you don't already have one. One major ability of Fernando was to point out the amazing wildlife. My wife was able to get some of the most amazing photos that will be lasting memories of our beautiful 20th anniversary trip. When we toured the east side of Santa Cruz, we went kayaking and to our surprise, we saw about 20 sharks about 8 feet below our kayak. Pretty amazing to see and experience.Incredible Food: Everywhere we went we were fill with amazing food! From the gourmet experience for breakfast and dinner at the Safari Camp (beyond amazing!) to the food on the excursions everything was top quality and delicious. If you like great food… trust me this is the trip for you!A bit about Jacada: Jacada Luxury Travel was super professional from start to finish. Going to Galapagos was not our first time travelling with them and it will certainly not be our last. There was a bit of a situation about 2 weeks before our departure, Ecuador was experiencing civil unrest in Quito Ecuador. Jacada notified us of the situation and kept us up to date every single day. We did purchase the trip insurance and thought about cancelling but due to it being an indigenous strike and not a labor union strike, our insurance would not cover us so of course we waited for the strike to end and decide if we'd be travelling to Ecuador. We made the “investment” in travel insurance but shockingly the insurance would not cover a general strike! Advice, get the trip insurance where you can cancel for no reason. Just in case.The insurance deal was a bit disappointing but Jacada stepped right in and provided alternate solutions such as skipping the tour to Quito and just going direct to the islands as there were NO problems in the Galapagos Islands. Thankfully the strike ended 5 days before we departed and we did decide to travel to the Galapagos Islands. We did skip the city tour in Quito and spent one night at the airport then traveled to the islands the very next morning. To my complete surprise, Jacada was able to get our money back for the two nights we missed in Quito and covered the night at the airport. It was certainly not expected but SO appreciated. Jacada has a wonderful reputation and super strong relationships with their vendors. My wife and I would like to give Berni De Luca a very special thanks for keeping us informed and calm through that very stressful situation in Quito. Of course many thanks also goes out to Emily Opie for arranging our itinerary.We had a wonderful time and memories that will last forever. Thank you again to Jacada!!!Ray and Lisa Kuczera
Jacada did an amazing job of putting together our fantastic journey to the Galápagos Islands & Machu Picchu. We stayed in beautiful hotels, most of them Belmont’s. Our ship, the La Pinta, for the Galapagos part of our trip was very comfortable & the crew & guides were top notch. Our guides in Quito, Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu, & Lima were all very knowledgeable & helpful.
Very professional, Good service mind and high standard
Really a fantastic experience for us. It met or exceeded most of our expectations, and definitely made traveling in an unfamiliar environment comfortable and stress free.
Oaxaca and Mexico City offered great history, food, culture, people, interactions, adventure and comfort. Upfront questions could have matched my goals better, but that doesn’t overshadow the overall experience, which was terrific. Jacada handled people on the ground so we always had a contact if needed. Hotels, guides and recommendations were good and we would use Jacada again.
very professional, guides always on time, knowledgeablewe had 16 nights in Ecuador and Peru, all went very smoothly and was very enjoyable.ps. the Peruvian highlands do take some time to get used to altitude!
Extremely memorable vacation with excellent guides & drivers along our route. Berni & Emily even arranged notes and gifts along our route to ensure we were knew that we were being looked after. Route was carefully designed to minimize altitude effects and avoid any potential ill effects. Lima-Sacred Valley-Cusco-Lake Titicaca-Silustani-Colca Canyon-Arequipa-Lima. A beautiful country and wonderful people. I highly recommend visiting.
Our second experience with Jacada Travel,after Japan,was to Mexico..two distant locations with totally different characteristics and again it was extraordinary..every detail was fulfilled ...excellent local team in Mexico,excellent central team in UK..
Had a great time in Ecuador and thanks to the excellent arrangements made by Jess and Omar at Jacada. They were very professional , efficient and very helpful.
Design and planning of the trip was well prepared and monitored. Local guides were well equipped and well presented. Variety of dinning experiences and different kinds of food added to the taste of the trip.It was an excellent service. If the price could be lowered a bit, it would be super.
Jacada took care of so many small details we would have never have thought of on our own. We had an excellent experience with all the tour guides, drivers and transfer agents.
Jacada made the trip easy! Wonderful accommodations, excellent guides, and very helpful people meeting us at every location! Will use Jacada again!!
Working with Jacada Travel was a very wise decision in planning our trip to Peru and Machu Picchu. From the moment I made the first call to Jacada I had no doubt that the trip would be planned down to the last detail. It was indeed a luxury vacation. All hotels, guides and restaurants were of the highest standard. The attention to detail is not to be underestimated. We never worried about anything from the moment we left home. The meet and greet at the airport, guides and drivers were always on time and very helpful. We were never left wondering who was picking us up and what the plan was. All we had to do was show up and enjoy the sites and experiences. Everything was taken care of; detailed itinerary, boarding passes, entrance fees, luggage handling, etc. This was the trip I was hoping for and there was not one thing I would change. I have taken three trips with Jacada, all luxury vacations and each one was just that - luxury of the highest standard. I recently heard someone say that travel is an investment in memories. They could not be more right. And Jacada made that happen. I am in the planning stages of a fourth Jacada trip and could not be happier.
This was the first time using a travel company to plan and book an international vacation and after our incredible experience, I can say that Jacada is the only way to travel. Every transfer was seamless from the start of the trip to our departure day. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, plus the fact that we were alone on all our tours was worth every penny.During our trip to Peru, we hiked the Inca Trail and that by far was the highlight of our trip. Juan Carlos and the entire trekking team full supported us along the 4 day hike. And the meals....wow!!My husband and I both said that we have never been able to connect with a country more than we did on this trip. Jacada had a way of showing you the country from a different perspective so that you can connect on a deeper level. This was our first trip with them and won't be our last.
Wonderful service for airport pickup (our flight was delayed 12 hrs and ultimately changed to a different flight number but they were still there to pick us up!)Engaging and knowledgeable guidesSincere and eco friendly cultural experiencesNice taste of all the Peruvian must-dosHotel selection was mixed (some were amazing, others missed the mark) and pre-departure packing list and detailed itinerary could have been communicated better.
Yet another fantastic family vacation arranged by Jacada. Susann and Berni did an excellent job tailoring local experiences to our personal preferences - everything went very smoothly and provided us valuable insights into the country and culture in an extremely enjoyable fashion. Natalia and other guides on the ground were wonderful local hosts for us as well. We will not hesitate to book more international travel with the Jacada team.
The trip was superb!! We were well taken care of and the guides were all expert in their fields and were very passionate. Hotels were also very pleasant and the restaurants were amazing. Would totally recommend Jacada to my friends and family.
The whole trip was well planned, advised and executed. From arrival to final departure, we were well taken care off. All hotels were unique and first class. Guides and drivers were all proffessional and passionate of what they do. An excellent expereince.
Jacada Travel has provided us with excellent service from the first moment we contacted them to organise our 2019 Peru holiday till the moment we returned and conducted a debrief. The team quickly understood our personal standards and preferences and was super engaged to design an exciting and unique program. When handed over to the operations team, there was an equal level of professionalism and engagement. The team is very personal and during our actual trips we received a personal note in each of our destination; very thoughtful. In Cusco we had the pleasure of travelling with one of the best guides we ever had. Overall we are impressed with Jacada and would definitely book more travels in he future with them. A big thank you to all involved for making our trip so memorable and without any obstacles. All was perfectly organised. We highly recommend Jacada for individual luxury travel - they really understand this segment.
We booked a 12-day custom trip to Peru with Jacada and they did a fantastic job! We were a party of three and got to ride around Peru in comfortable minivans with skilled drivers and very knowledgeable guides. Everybody was always on time and took care of all our needs and answered all our questions. Our special dietary requirements were also always considered. Their knowledge of how to best travel in various areas was especially valuable. For example, they booked two visits to Machu Picchu for us. The first one was an afternoon visit with our guide and the weather ended up being fantastic. The second one was on our own the next morning when it was cloudy and raining, so we got to experience the site in a different atmosphere. Had that been our only visit, however, it would have been disappointing because the visibility was bad. Similarly, we were interested in seeing the Rainbow Mountain but they advised us to visit the Palcoyo instead, which is just as beautiful, not as crowded and not as punishing to hike at that high altitude. So I highly recommend Jacada and I would travel with them again!
Jacada Travel was very easy to work with before our trip to mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. They helped us pick destinations that exactly matched our interests and abilities (my 81 year old mother was traveling with us and while she is still very active, there are some things that she just shouldn't try to do anymore). Because everything was so well-prepared for us there was no need to contact them at all during our time in Ecuador. Their local representatives (from Jacada, their partner company Metropolitan Touring, and Haugan Cruises) were always ready for us when we arrived with all details in place. Our local guides and naturalists were all amazing and friendly. I will definitely work with them again the next time I am planning a trip with my family.
If you are looking for VIP, worry-free travel, and incredibly wonderful adventures then Jacada Travel has the team to make your wishes come true.
My family and I just came back from an incredible time in Peru's Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca. Everything was spotless, from the beginning to the end. It was our first time working with Jacada. We can't see ourselves working with any other travel agency in the future.
Excellent service and attention of Jacada. Very satisfied with this beautiful 24-day trip they prepared for our family to Colombia. Everything went as planned. Precision and punctuality in all services. A very professional travel agency, we didn't have to worry about anything, always taking care of us!
We had a wonderful experience touring interesting sites and learning about the culture in Peru. Our travel guides and support team were knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful.
My husband, 8 year old son and I, were planning a trip. My husband, being the trip planner and always planning amazing vacations, got in touch with Jacob, from Jacada Travel, to plan our trip to Peru. From day 1, contacting Jacob until the days after our arrival, it has been exceptional. Jacob was very attentive, caring and involved to figure out our wants and needs, for our family adventure. It was perfect! From Miami to Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, treasure hunt in Cuzco, organized by Jacada, amazing hotels, meals, surprises on the way... Every touch and detail was perfect! It was our first time with our son on an adventure trip, as opposed to a resort, and he loved it!!! The guide, Edgar, local, was knowledgeable, caring and exposed us to great experiences. Jacada also had a mountain biking your organized, with a car following is in case we needed anything. The hotels were AMAZING. We met great people and we're able to experience Peru in a special way. Thank you for helping us create these great memories, and we will definitely be calling Jacada Travel to plan our trip to Africa!
I want to give a 4.5 Star but the system does not allow that. The trip overall was very good, despite the initial contact with Jacada was not smooth and reply not always timely. The briefing for the weather was not very details, i.e. I know exactly what to pack now. Both Lima and Machu Picchu was cold without sun. The guides were professional and caring. Marisol (?) knows her food, Elissa was very kind and knowledgeable, Juilo was very passionate about showing his country and the heritage and he also helped my husband all the way, a good person. Tattiana (the petit lady) at Iguazu Falls was fabulous. She tried her utmost to show and explain to us everything about that munificent fall, wouldn't let us miss anything great. Marcelo was fun to be with. All the drivers were good.The hotels were first class and service was outstanding, we were allowed to check out at 4:00 pm in two hotels as our departures were late and very thoughtful.Food was a nice surprise both in Peru and Brazil - a new culinary destination.LATAM flied between Cusco and Lima, Lima to Iguassu almost every hour or two, I don't know about the rainy seasons but in the winter, it is very safe to take a later flight (we took the 6:00 flight) from Cusco to Iguassu via Lima with not issues. Perhaps you would consider that.Jacada's local agents were great, never failed to meet us on time and very reassuring.With regards to itinerary, it may be better not to make Juilo went up with us to Machu Picchu for a day only instead, hire a guide up there for the whole time. We paid $100 for a local guide for almost a day, he gave us good alterative suggestion to walk up the Sun Gate as if we want to track Machu Picchu we had to start early as they close the mountain at 1:00 noon. .BTW, Hiram Bingham train will take an airline carry on luggage, I will send you pictures. I was cold as I cant put my heavier jacket inside the overnight bag specified by your instruction. I think LATAM flied between Cusco and Lima, Lima to Iguassu almost every hour or two, I don't know about the rainy seasons but in the winter, it is very safe to take a later flight (we took the 6:00 flight) from Cusco to Iguassu via Lima with not issues. Perhaps you would consider that.All in all, it's a good experience and I will use you guys again.
I am so impressed and happy with my experience with Jacada. David and Omar arranged a trip of a lifetime for me to Peru and the entire experience was first class.
My husband and I had the most wonderful experience on our recent trip to Peru booked through Jacada Travel. Our Latin American travel designer, Jen Richt, listened carefully to what we were interested in and provided us a fantastic itinerary. Everything went smoothly from each airport arrival to transfers to the hotels and on all our guided tours. The tour guides were great. They were knowledgeable in the history of Peru and kept the tours interesting. We chose Jacada Travel because we were looking for a luxury experience with no worries. After reading the online reviews of Jacada we decided to take a chance and try them. We were not disappointed. The Jacada staff made sure everything was taken care of. We truly felt pampered every step of the way! We will definitely use Jacada for our next trip!
The people at Jacada actually listen to you during the planning process as opposed to others that throw a formula based plan at you. Our trip to Peru was unforgettable - the planning by Jen and Omar ensures that altitude issues were minimized and every where we went there were little surprises and upgrades. And thanks to carful in country planning and interpretation by our guide Marco we always did the popular things while the bus trips were elsewhere!Highly recommend Jacada - so professional - even called the week before to go over details one more time. It was such a nice experience, we will do it again!
I found Jacada travel services while surfing the internet for a company to assist our group of 10 with a trip to hit the major sites in Peru. They did not disappoint! Our trip was amazing. There wasn’t a single detail that Jacada and their country affiliate did not attend to. We stayed in beautiful hotels with impeccable service. We had airport assistance, drivers and guides. Our guides were very knowledgeable. We had a guide in Lima for a half day historical tour who was excellent. I apologize I can’t recall he name. Our guide Freddie was with us for most of the rest of the trip to the Sacred Valley ,Machu Picchu and Cusco. He was wonderful guiding us through Inca history, culture and customs. We all learned so much. He gave us tips to assist us acclimate to the altitude so no one needed medication. He had an intimate understanding of the people of Peru. We enjoyed some meals on our own. Those provided through Jacada were absolutely delicious! There was no room for improvement in any part of our trip. We thank Jan, Romanet and Omar from Jacada and all the persons who helped make this trip memorable. We plan on looking into using Jacada in the future!
Jacada Travel helped us plan a trip to Mendoza, AR. They made some great suggestions about activities there. Their local partner, Discovering the Andes, were great hosts and took us to great wineries/restaurants as well as local artists. The wine was good; the food was good; the "people to people" activites were delightful.
My husband and I finally made it to two of our dream destinations last June - Peru and The Galapagos. Everything turned out perfect, matching all what we imagined and more. The depth of our rich experiences throughout the trip extended beyond the sights - the tales, beautiful people we met and flavours we could have only imagined. Thanks to the superb planning and execution of the entire Jacada team, led by Jess and Berni who designed our whole trip , paying much attention to what we wanted. We felt in every part of our journey, every destination that the entire team had every detail covered. Truly impressive! Thank you Jacada team.
Excellent Service and flow of itinerary. Hotels and Resorts recommended were world class, private guides selected were knowledgeable, fun and engaging.
Attention to details from point of point of entry to departures ... met or exceeded our expectations
It was the trip of a lifetime!We had a wonderful time - Machu Picchu ... Skylodge and the Galapagos!
I have never used a travel agency before, but after careful research and due diligence, I decided to use Jacada. I travel often for work and do not have a lot of free time on my hand to work out details, so an agency was required to help me plan a surprise trip for my wife. I worked with the Jacada team to create the first 2 week vacation my wife and I have had in 12 years - South America was the destination. Due to family issues on my end, we had to postpone the vacation once, so this trip was 18 months in the making and Jacada was understanding about the delay. I asked for a totally private experience with private transfers, private tours and private guides. They delivered!The Jacada staff (Jacob Jewitt-Jalland and Omar Nunez) were excellent to work with and I am sure there are numerous people behind the scenes who I never spoke with or met and who contributed to our awesome experience. From the start, Jacob was patient and understanding in listening to me regarding the experience I was looking to create. He drafted a cool itinerary based on those conversations. From there, we tweaked the itinerary (at least ½ dozen times), locations and experiences. He was very knowledgeable about each of them (having done them himself) and was able to answer all the questions.Once the itinerary was set, Jacada went silent (which is what a good company should do) until we were about 90 days out and decisions had to be made. Omar and Jacob were excellent in responding to any additional questions, ensuring that we had all our set meals sorted (for excursions) and that we were not only clear on what was going to happen but excited as about it as well! Once the trip started, it was white glove service all the way. We were met at the airports, taken to our hotels, VIP check-in’s, picked up for excursions (with tickets in hand) and privately guided all the way (we waited in very few lines). The experience spoiled us, and it will be hard to go “back to reality” of booking our own shorter vacations (we will always use Jacada for special vacations).Jacada’s partners (Enigma and Wanderlust) also provided superior guides and supporting staff. They are trained, professional guides who really know the areas they take you to explore. I would be elated to have any of the guides or staff we met on our vacation show us around again.Additionally, you cannot book a 15-day 8 city tour without something going wrong. One of the hotels (Posada Bemberg and/or Casa Bemberg) pulled a bait and switch on all of us (my wife and I, Jacada and Wanderlust). Instead of a 5-star room at the Posada (which was closed for “renovations”) we were put in the Casa Bemberg which is a 1 star hostel at best. We had to spend the night as we could not get in touch with our guide because we were in the jungle and there was no cell phone reception. You can read my review on that experience on Travelocity. Responsibility for this fall squarely on the owners of the Posada Bemberg and not Jacada or their partners.When these things happen, service recovery is critical. Jacada and Wanderlust did an exceptional service recovery job and although a stain on the trip, our bad experience was soon forgotten, and our white glove experience continued. It is now a great story.Finally, everyone we met (guides and representatives from Jacada Partners) commented on how detailed and demanding Jacada and their agents are. They (Jacada) constantly send their agents on the same excursions they recommend for their clients and to gather local intelligence. That is very evident when you book your adventure and when you are on the ground experiencing your adventure.Bottom line, I am a demanding client and Jacada delivered. I will recommend them to anyone who asks and promote Jacada to those thinking about a special vacation. They are a fantastic company and I thank them for a great experience!
The entire Jacada staff is very attentive in the oversight of your travel needs. Jacob, who resides in London, was in constant contact with us from the time we initially selected our itinerary to the time we returned. Jacob ensured our travel would be free of problems and our time in Peru would be safe, exciting, and memorable. At we arrived at every destination, the staff on the ground were locals with superior knowledge of the locale.
Our family trip to Peru was incredible! Jacada was easy to work with and really listened to our ideas then made it happen. Every hotel was amazing! Our guide Edgar was extremely knowledgeable and fit in very well with our family! He was the best guide we have ever had. We will be booking our next trip with Jacada.
Jacada arranged a fabulous holiday for us in Equador ( Galapagos Islands) and Peru (Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley). Their attention to detail and the ongoing support is exemplary. Jen, our travel designer, worked with us for months prior to the trip to insure everything we wanted to see was included and that the pacing was geared to our needs. Pickups were always on time and with very informative and friendly individuals. All guides were great but Edgar was a particularly good guide, very informative and passionate about his country, Peru. I would recommend Jacada if you are planning a vacation.
Excellent experience from start to finish.Susann was brilliant and the hotels and trips she recommended were spot on. Everything ran to time - no problems - and everyone who we met and all the staff at the hotels were delightful. Other people did not have such a good experince as we did with their premium booked holidays not with Jacada - so we would certainly recommend Jacada and would not hesitate to use them again.
Could not have been easier - Jacada listened to us and tailored a once in a lifetime holiday! From the accommodations to the excursions to the guides -all were first class.
The organisation of our tour of Ecuador and Peru was excellent. Very efficient service from Jen and Romanet both of whom responded quickly to our queries.
Amazing! This was my 2nd solo trip with Jacada to South America and I can’t say enough great things about them. Everything is so organized and I was well taken care of by everyone on the team. My activities that included other travellers proved how spoiled I was with Jacada’s connections whether it was learning local history, access to local foods or special cooking classes or restaurant visits. Experiences are with thoughtful, conscientious companies that allow me to connect and support communities and environment. Each new accommodation has a personal note from my Jacada travel expert, which as a single traveller, makes me feel connected and looked after. 5 stars all the way. Thanks Emily!
Jacada was a fantastic company to work with in the planning of our vacation to Peru and Ecuador. Susann Pietschmann was our main contact at Jacada and she has traveled to South America quite a bit and is very knowledgeable of the area and I would trust her input and suggestions without a doubt.
The service was perfect.
Dedicated team, great recommendations and flawless execution!
This review is long overdue! Jacada curated a mother/daughter trip for us to South America. The entire process from initial contact to arriving back at home was absolutely FANTASTIC. Both of us are very "type A" and like to take the reins, making elaborate schedules and plans and bookings. It was incredible how comfortable we were leaving ALL the organization and planning to Jacada. We spent 2+ weeks traveling through Chile and Argentina, and Jacada complete nailed it -- the trip was exactly what we wanted. From the destinations to the experiences and the exact guides we were paired with. Towards the middle of the trip, we stopped even looking at our itinerary! We were so confident in the work Jacada had done that we would show up for a flight hardly knowing where we were going! We'd land on the other end, find someone holding a sign with our name, and not even know what hotel we were heading to. We were completely taken care of, and we were in constant contact (as much as we wanted to be) with the Jacada team. Cannot recommend them enough. It will be difficult to take a vacation with any other agency... this experience was worth every penny!
I use jacana travel for the last 5 years they provide the best service, best hotels . one thing for sure you don't have to worry where ever you go it will be the best this country has to offer.
From the beginning when we were quoted in Canadian not US funds to the end when the Jacana representative met us at the airport for a 2 minute walk to our shuttle "unexpectedly" the service was perfect. The advice about the boat and size/seasickness was good advise after talking to others on smaller boats & the safari camp was amazing. We felt completely taken care of from start to finish.
The entire team was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and highly responsive to our desires when constructing our trip to Peru. We are very well-traveled and, I believe, are qualified to say Jacada is top-notch. Highly recommended.
Our experience with Jacada Travel was impressive from the start. Jen, our travel design agent for Latin America, worked with us to create a magical itinerary in Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands. We worked together on a time frame, our interests as a family and our budget. Everything was spot on from our accommodations to our adventures. Before departing we were given a detailed itinerary, along with a beautiful picture book highlighting what we could expect on our trip. The people we worked with on the ground couldn't have been more welcoming. Our personal travel guide in Peru, Max, became like family. His love and passion for his country radiated into our experience. We were well looked after at every step of the way. Security, ease and our happiness seemed to be the top priorities. Our tours and travels in both countries, Peru and Ecuador, were smooth and safe. We were greeted with special notes and surprises from Jacada along the way. There were check in calls to make sure everything was going well and that we were pleased with our journey.My family and I would highly recommend working with Jacada Travel in Latin America. I hope that we have the opportunity to book another adventure with them in the future.
Great trip! This is our second large group (23 people) trip hosted by Jacada. Both exhilarating and relaxing...it's amazing what we could do in 36 hours just outside of Lima. Looking forward to next year's adventure!
Jacada is more than a Travel Agency. It literally felt like they were with us every step of the way, anticipating and reacting in real time so our experience could be remarkable. I would recommend Jacada to anyone looking for the perfect trip.
My trip to Argentina with Jacada Travel exceeded my expectations for a comfortable, hassle free vacation. There was no point at which I ever felt without someone from the travel group to guide me, answer my questions or to show me interesting, off the beaten track locations in both Buneos Aires or Mendoza. My meals with the two guides in both places were memorable. In Mendoza, the guide stopped his truck and picked some figs from a road side tree - a grace moment. Jacada even provided an opening night opera ticket for me at the Teatro Colon. I highly recommend Jacada Travel and would happily use their services again.
It was easy dealing with jacada. We were given one person to handle our account for this south America trip, making sure we were updated and reminded regularly. For every hotel we Checked into, they got messages and tour Reminders waiting for us either in our hotel room or via the hotel reception. Well done jacada. Thanks Jess and Berni!
Helpful, knowledgeable, able to accommodate our requests, quick response time in answering questions or making changes to our itinerary. Travel agents attentive and caring.
I booked with Jacada because of the professional service I experienced from travel planner, Jobi, during the initial phase of planning/customizing the private tour itinerary we wished for. She was patient and was very prompt in replying to our email queries. Because first impressions matter to us, our group (party of 4) decided to choose Jacada.The Jacada service from the planning phase, pre-departure (with jessie and bern) and actual trip with our professional and accommodating guides, was generally a very pleasant experience. Shout-out and warm thanks to Julio (cusco guide), Ginny (buenos aires guide), Natalia (el calafate guide) and Marcelo (rio de janeiro guide).To top it all, we were even treated with a few surprise experiences and thoughtful souvenir gifts from Jacada and their partner agencies during our trip which we sincerely appreciated and enjoyed.I just find it noteworthy to include in this review that we had an unfortunate incident during the first day of our trip in Lima, as Miguel, our enigma city tour guide did not show up for our tour in the morning. Only to find out later that he picked up the wrong people in our hotel for his service which he only realized when he was halfway delivering the tour. We were very disappointed about this incident, since we woke up early for the tour despite lack of sleep from our travel. We were then instead rescheduled for the tour in the afternoon so we sadly did not experience watching the sunset and view at the Miraflores malecon, which we initially intended to do. On a positive note, Miguel turned out to be very interactive and humorous, so we enjoyed his company all throughout the tour and later thought our short time with him was well worth it.Also, the enigma outdoor picnic lunch at the Sacred Valley was another activity that did not meet our expectations because the tiny folding chairs provided were uncomfortable to sit on. There was more than enough food prepared- However, the taste of the food was not exceptional, but was ok for 4 hungry fellows at that time. Also, they could have chosen a location that did not have muddy surroundings and had at least stable flat ground for the comfortable set-up of table and chairs.Apart from these two mishaps, we were definitely taken well care of, pampered to the fullest (from arrival at the airport to airport pre-departure check in assistance) and our little requests for flexibility in our itinerary were well sorted out by the guides.Again, thank you Jacada!!!
Our experience with Jacada was first rate from initial contact throughout our full trip. Our planner, Emily, quickly understood expectations and offered great advice that enabled us to organize the trip efficiently. The quality of hotels, airport transfers and all of our tours and tour guides exceeded our expectations. This was our first time using Jacada but will not be the last. We would recommend this company to anyone.
This was our first experience with Jacada though we had heard good things about the Company. Our trip to South America included Ecuador and Peru with the highlights being the Galápagos Islands and the Inca Trail. I cannot exaggerate how good Jacada was to us. Every need was taken care off including some we did not even realize we had. For example when we arrived in Lima Jacada surplus with a dinner reservation at one of the best restaurants in the City. All our guides were incredible and seemed to be well versed on us and our travelling style. Every hotel was amazing. Our intra country travel was carefree and perfect. We will definitely use Jacada again. But where too next ????
Generally great in the planning process and good at resolving any issues that may come up during the trip. Prices could be cut down significantly though.
Excellent experience as our trip in Argentina and Patagonia organised by JacadaTravel was more than we were expected. Special thanks to Susann Pietschmann, our travel architect and the best guides of this beautiful country who made our trip an unforgettable memory. Jacada is fully recommended from us and we are thinking already for our next destination!
My husband and I have traveled extensively and I usually book it myself. We decided to go to Chile and I found Jacada Travel. We booked a 24 day private tour through them and they were amazing. They are a top notch company from our concierge team Lily and Berni to our tour guides to the accommodations they chose. At one point towards the end of our trip my husband threw out his back. With one phone call and a couple of hours later we had flights changed hotels changed and what could have been bad wasn't even a hiccup. I didn't have to think of a thing except enjoy myself which is a way a vacation should be. They are the best and I will use them for all my trips.
We have done 3 personalized trips with Jacada and have been nothing short of impressed! Every detail from beginning to end is taylored to our wants with meticulous attention to the details. The hotels they choose and the locations we would never have known about in the regions we travelled have been ideal. They combine luxury travel with unique experiences. They provide an experience, not just a trip.
Jacada did a top notch job organizing our family trip to Chile. All the details were looked after eliminating any potential travel stress. The accommodations were top notch and the service was fabulous from start to finish. We had the trip of a lifetime filled with so many amazing memories. Highly recommend Jacada and their team!
Every single detail is taken care of. And their expertise on the areas of travel is amazing.
We just returned from our first trip with Jacada, a custom Ecuadorian Highland itinerary focusing on exceptional cloudforest and mountain scenery, biodiversity, unique local ( and historic) boutique accommodations, and lovely cultural experiences. My husband and I are well travelled for over 40 yrs, and I would say that we have had may lovely luxury and scenic itineries, But Jacada was able to provide unexpected and intimate experiences, almost every day that was a step above our previous initeraries. For example, highlights include The biodiversity of a cloud forest up close and personal including a night walk sighting of a rare glass frog, and a sky cycle journey through the cloud forest at tree top level at Mashpi Lodge; we hiked to a fantastic view of an incredible Andean valley that had pre Incan ruins and condors; a private dinner in an Incan Empire temple room that was preserved part of a 1600s Spanish Hacienda San Augustin de Calla ( that we had 3 lit fireplaces in our suite): and last, a chocolate experience from bean to bar where we learned all about the process of growing and making chocolate, including making our own bars.Emily was my representative from Jacada and created an custom intinerary that met or exceeded our expectations, and worked flawlessly with Romanet, the local organizer. The logistics were flawless and our main guide and driver ( Antonio and Carlos), we’re knowledgeable, engaging and flexible.Thank you!
My husband and I recently visited Argentina for the first time and Emily Opie planned our amazing "white glove" trip for us; every detail was taken care of for us. She recommended hotels that were unique and special, organized guides and excursions that were fantastic and even stayed in touch while we were there to ensure that we were comfortable and happy while traveling. I would highly recommend using Jacada for your travel plans, especially if you just want to get on the plane and GO and leave the planning to someone else!!
Jacada Travel planned a perfect vacation to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Both Susann in England and Berni in Santiago took care of every detail for us and all we had to do was "enjoy the ride" as they say. The local transfers, properties and guides they chose for us fitted our group of 7 travelers perfectly. We saw all of the highlights of the Galapagos, Quito and Otavalo. I would highly recommend Jacada Travel to anyone looking to visit this part of the world.
Our archeological tour of Mexico and Central America was outstanding. The hotels and the food were top notch. The few hiccups we had over the 3 weeks were swiftly put to rights by the travel staff.
What a magical trip to beautiful Chile, but it could not had been as magical with the professional help of Jacada Travel. I recommend to anybody that would like to have the experience of there life. RH
Wonderful service-great advice
Our second wonderful trip with Jacada. We are already planning no. 3.Wonderful accommodations, entertaining and informative guides; we were always met at the airport and for adventures on time.Hearing the Wow! from our grandsons when they first viewed Machu Picchu will always be held dear in our hearts.Thank you Jacada
We were treated like stars. Everything was more than was expected from our first meeting in Lima to our goodbye. Excellent guides!
Am amazing experience. Emily was terrific in helping us plan our trip to South America including dealing with visa issues. We worked closely with Emily on the itinerary, there was lots of communication and consultation and the trip was exactly what we wanted. Everything was well planned and executed perfectly.
We had a great trip. Every place and experience that they set up for us was wonderful. Wherever we went our tour guides made us feel like we were getting an exclusive experience. The accommodations they arranged were lovely. We felt like we were able to experience the true culture and history of Peru.
In general, we had a fine experience working with Jacada. The plans that we put together with Jacada worked quite well - all flights went smoothly, we were greeted at each site and transferred to hotels efficiently, the arranged tours were valuable and generally enabled us to appreciate the varied regions of the country that we visited, and the hotel bookings consistently met high expectations. There were a few glitches that we wished had been anticipated and this prevents us from giving 5 stars.
The trip Emily & Jacada booked for us in Rio on New Years was nothing short from spectacular. It was the best New Years eve we have ever had the privilege of experiencing. Not our first Jacada trip, and definitely not our last. World class.
Everything turned out almost exactly as advertisied - in some cases it was better! There were few if any "bumps in the road" while we were away, and the response from the local contacts was immediate and professional. My suggestions apply to all that took place prior to leaving: 1. the Jacada Black Book was too generic to be of real use, and heavy (we were traveling carry on). It should be customised to each trip. 2. The final itinerary and travel tips arrived too late to be of real use - it can take time to get foreign currency and the right clothing and I would not leave that to the last week prior to leaving. They should arrive 6 weeks before departure at a minimum. 3. Pertinent detailed information (length of tour etc.) about some tours was provided once arrived - had we known that information beforehand we might have packed differently/chosen different tours.
Jacob and his team developed the trip of a life time. He spent time understanding what my daughters and I were interested in doing in Peru. He helped us create the perfect itinerary. He and his team were available throughout our trip in case we wanted to modify any of the details. He had team members on the ground who were efficient, considerate, and who took care of everything. It made the trip very easy and added to our enjoyment. I can't wait to plan my next trip with Jacada!
Five Star HoneymoonEveryone at Jacada put a truly amazing amount of thought and effort into planning the honeymoon of our dreams. Working with Jacob, we had numerous calls to understand what specifically we were looking for and he provided information, suggestions and specific recommendations for our three week trip. When unforeseen problems happened, Jacada responded immediately with their in-country team to get us back on track. We'll 1000% be coming back to use Jacada again in the future!
I had been on the search for travel experts. This search spanned over many months but for multiple reasons, it continued on until I came upon Jacada Travel. I was initially drawn in by their website’s aesthetics and its ease of use. Everything was very cohesive, professional in appearance. I was also attracted to the fact that they organize travel to worldwide destinations, whereas most travel agents specialize in one specific region of the world. I decided to submit an inquiry and from there, everything took off. I never looked back. Within a short period of time, Susann Pietschmann contacted me. She was amazing in multiple ways. I never felt pressured to commit to this trip. She was professional, organized. She always followed up and remembered everything I said or suggested. With an 8 hour time difference, she somehow always managed to contact me via phone or email. Did I mention that Susann is amazing? Ha.Anyway, back to the trip. We went to Ecuador/Galapagos. She sent me multiple itineraries, each one tailored more to my preferences. I had done my own research on which cruise vessel I wanted to voyage so she booked it and finalized it for me. She provided suggestions for us based on our timeline. I chose from her recommendations, and they planned everything. All costs were combined and submitted to Jacada Travel, versus multiple vendor for entrance fees, domestic flights, hotels, etc. They tailored our payment plan based on our preferences. Before I got in touch with Jacada Travel, I was attempting to book everything on my own. I’m not sure how Jacada Travel makes their money, but their prices were pretty comparable to the prices when I was organizing it on my own.Closer to our trip date, they reached out via phone and email to ensure we were set. Bernie was our local contact for the trip. She was also very helpful. They also mailed us an information package. I was so impressed with this package! It was nicely bound and super swank. I still have it as a souvenir from my experience with Jacada Travel.All the suggestions I received from Jacada Travel were top notch, great quality. I especially loved our hotel. Our tour guide was very professional and helpful. The private transportation between all our destinations were all luxurious.Jacada Travel made everything super easy. They took the thinking and stress out of everything. I highly recommend them and will be using them for future travels.
We felt in good hands for our trip to Peru and the Galapagos from the beginning. The travel concierges who help plan, listen to your needs and develop an itinerary that is beyond amazing. We consider ourselves very experienced travelers but it added to the enjoyment that Jacada took care of every detail, and had wonderful staff on the ground to greet you and get you to where you needed to go. The travel guides and accommodations were excellent. I cannot wait to book another trip with Jacada! I have recommended to many friends without hesitation.
We had good advice from Jacada Travel in advance of our trip and received good support from them throughout our trip as they facilitated transfers, check-ins and guided tours.Only negative was arriving at one remote tiny airport 5 hours before our flight with very little to do.
The Jacada team helped me plan my 10th anniversary trip to Chile. From the beginning of the planning process, to end of the trip, I felt I was being looked after by a team of professional planners that had a lot of experience in this field. I especially appreciated the in person visit from Riki Ueda, my travel consultant, who patiently went through the details of the trip time and again with me and wife. As we live in Asia, and have never been to Chile, we had a ton of questions - and all of them were answered in turn. In the end, we went into the trip with a sound piece of mind, and experienced everything we wanted without worrying about the administrative details. Needlessly to say the trip was amazing, and I would definitely look to work with Jacada again on my next exotic vacation.
Facilitated a great trip to Argentina. Great venues with excellent local guides and unusual innovative experiences.
We’ve traveled extensively but this was really first class. We were pampered. Every detail attended to. We’re definitely using them again.
The trip was great! My husband and I had super fun and wonderful in Chile trips. We love Chile more than any country we had visited on last Oct.-Nov. and hopefully we will have a chance to visit here again! We miss Chile already! People are very nice, Food was amazing and the natural was so unbelievably! Thank you so much Emily and her team to made our dream bigger than we thought and came true :)
Jacada Travel is the way to go! Our trip to Peru was amazingly planned. We had such a wonderful trip with excellent guides and just the right mix of activities and relaxation time. Dinner at Central in Lima was exceptional! And we loved the culinary experience in Cusco. Every detail was managed for us so our one and only job was to enjoy our time.Thank you Lily, Berni, and the entire Jacada Team for making our Peruvian experience truly an experience to remember.
Emily Opie helped us plan our trip. She was AMAZING. Very responsive and planned a wonderful honeymoon. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Trip to Peru & Ecuador. Jobi and her team, both in HK and in South America, made sure that this was a truly memorable trip.