We recently returned from our second Jacada planned trip. From the initial planning stages all the way through to the end of the trip the service is simply phenomenal. By working with our travel planner we were able to design a travel experience that exceeded our expectations. Every step of the way we felt confident that were always well taken care of and that every need would be taken care of. The guides we met along the way were all highly professional, experienced and knowledgeable. They helped to make every day a real adventure. Our accommodations ranged from extra nice to genuinely spectacular and unique. The lodging options that Jacada provided ensured that we could not make a mistake when choosing accommodations. We would not hesitate to recommend Jacada to friends and family.
19th January 2018
We had a great trip to Argentina, well planned with many wonderful surprises! The guides we're knowledgeable and interesting. The hotels were very nice with lovely views.
17th January 2018
JACADA TRAVEL planned our trip to Argentina and Chile and it was perfect: their attention to detail, sound advice and great suggestions catered to our personalities, their ability to maximize our experience by making the most out of our trip, all resulted in one fantastic honeymoon perfectly planned from beginning to end. We felt very pampered without being overwhelmed... We will definitely be using their services again in the future for such long trips that include complicated itineraries.
17th November 2017
Working with Jacada was a truly exceptional experience. Not only did they competently check all of the boxes expected of a travel agency, but they far exceeded our expectations with delightful surprises and outstanding activities. We were able to easily see Buenos Aires, hike on and cruise by glaciers in Patagonia, and even enjoy a real asado at a 19th century estancia. They are experts in listening to client needs and translating them into amazing memories.
24th November 2017
Jacada Travel did a phenomenal job for my family and me in planning our time in Argentina. Our early June trip included several days in Buenos Aires, the Patagonian Lake District, Southern Patagonia Glacier, and some time at the beautiful La Bamba ranch north of B.A. Just a perfect trip. Time in each location was just right. The weather was perfect for hiking the Patagonian Lake District, exploring The Glacier National Park, touring Bueonos Aires and riding with the Gaucho's in La Pampa. The local guides who looked after us in each of the areas we visited in Argentina were top notch. I can't imagine how our trip could have been any better!
30th June 2017
Jacada, and Ciara/Susann in particular, did an amazing job of organizing our trip. We did three countries, eight locations and ten flights without a hitch. The local support was excellent and the advice as to things to do on the ground was really useful. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to anyone.
02nd June 2016
Every detail of our 15 day trip to South America was perfect from the meeting us at the airports to the English speaking guides/private drivers to the beautiful hotels! I would definitely use Jacada again.
22nd August 2016
The fact that all the details were done for us, made our trip worry free. It was nice to know that we had a car at our disposal, and both the tour guide and driver were knowledgeable of the area. We were asked what we wanted to see, and we were able to deviate from our plans and go somewhere else without a hassle. I particularly liked the idea that I could sleep a little later and arrange my city tours on my schedule.
The New Years Eve event was worth the whole trip. It was different than any other New Years celebration I had experienced. And to end off the trip the tour guide stayed with us in the airport because it was so crowded due to renovation. If he was not there speaking Spanish to the flight attendant, we would not have know which line to go to expedite our check-in. He didn't leave us until we were safely at customs.
22nd January 2014
Jacada listened and responded well to our brief. The itinerary they suggested was just right for us. Hotels were well chosen, guides and transfers were high quality. They created an excellent holiday for us.
22nd January 2014
Celebrating fifty years of marriage was a joyous experience in Argentina. The planning with Jacada was easy and first class all the way, Showing up was our only responsibility and everything else was done or waiting for us. Having our personal agent who was totally familiar with Argentina made the custom planning for our wants, a cinch. Food, guides, estancias, and side excursions were superb
quality. Personally, Patagonia stole my heart along with the wonderful horseback riding at all of the establishments. The staff and the gauchos only added to our comforts. We will most definitely go through Jacada again.
04th February 2014
Our 10-week trip to Argentina, Chile, Easter Island, Bolivia and Brazil was amazingly executed down to the smallest detail, which was no small feat. Everything was pretty much perfect - the recommended hotels and excursions amazing and perfect for the family.
A lovely touch was the personalised message, from George, in each new hotel welcoming us to the hotel and the new area. No complaints!
23rd January 2014
We are big travelers, and have only worked with one other company in planning our travel. Jacada went above and beyond, and George was a pleasure to work with. We always had reliable transportation waiting for us, helpful guides, and best of all discovered towns and restaurants that we would not have stumbled across. Would recommend them to anyone traveling in uncharted territory that wants quality service, accommodations, and advice. Thanks for a great trip!
01st April 2014
Attentive to clients needs
12th March 2014
I have had the opportunity to work with George Warren of Jacada to plan two trips - last year to Argentina and Uruguay and this year to Costa Rica. I have also used Jacada's ground services in South Africa. I have found that Jacada executes flawless vacations to some of the best locations in the world. They pay special attention to the specific details and interests of the client and then create an itinerary that meets those expectations. It is done so seemingly effortlessly that it is often only after the trip is concluded that you realize how exceptionally it was choreographed. You get the best rooms in the best locations. In every trip the logistics were as described and drivers and transfers were on time. George is especially attentive and interested in making the experience as wonderful as possible. He travels to the destinations and accommodations he recommends so you know you will be treated well.
I would recommend Jacada without reservation.
07th March 2014
Jacada Travel were great from day 1, very professional, always willing to help and offer their opinion to help tailor the trip to our needs. I will definitely be using their services again in the future and would recommend them to anyone.
22nd September 2014
It was going to be the first time for me and my father to South America, and I stumbled upon the name "Jacada Travel" in many articles and thought of checking it out. The website did enough impression to make me decided to contact them.
Since that moment, I have been very taken care of by my travel designer, [Name] Owens. She crafted an extremely beautiful plan that fits almost everything we want to see within our limited time. This plan is refined couple times along the way, including last-minute change due to our visa situation. She has been extremely patient and helpful to us.
The trip itself was fantastic. Jacada did a great job in adding many personalized touch throughout our trip. Very friendly guides and drivers who knows our taste, welcome gifts upon arrival to every country and every hotels, and lots of letters from [Name]. Our hotels are all amazing and fits our preference of what a good hotel should be.
There is absolutely nothing bad I can think of. It has been one of the most memorable trip for us. It's even better to know that the price we paid are only slightly higher than what local tour providers in Indonesia would charge us; but we got WAY better hotels and services.
If there is anything Jacada can do to improve what has already been a really wonderful service, is if they can take care of visa applications as well. Otherwise, all my thumbs up for them!
p.s. If you want to know EVERY single detail and experience of my recent trip with them, check out my blog by searching google and type "Travelog christian leonardo jacada"
(since this review does not allow me to post any link, apologize for the inconvenience lol)
31st August 2014
We had a wonderful Honeymoon experience working with George and his team. It was our first time working with a travel agent and it was well worth it! We decided to go to Argentina and every stop along the way was special... Chauffeur to and from airports, well informed Tour Guide in each city and restaurants and must see suggestions along the way. Our flight to Argentina was delayed so we lost one day in Buenos Aires but the travel team made changes to our itinerary overnight to accommodate us when we arrived. Thank you!
Stephanie and David
16th November 2014
We had never been to South America, so we entrusted Jacada to plan the most luxurious 12 days for us in Argentina for our honeymoon. From the moment we landed in Buenos Aires, we were greeted by our private guide and driven by our private driver to our hotel. Each hotel we stayed in was amazing. Every time we arrived at a new location, we were greeted with gifts and champagne/wine.The staff at each hotel were very attentive and professional. We were able to visit three areas of Argentina on our trip and the travel guides made it very enjoyable easy for us. We were completely spoiled on our honeymoon and George Warren could not have designed a better trip for us.
I highly recommend using Jacada for your individually tailored vacation. We can't wait to use them again.
28th October 2014
We started our trip in Rio. It didn't live up to expectations. The hotel in St Therese was hard to get to especially as the tram tracks were dug up and roads closed. Our guide led us to the obvious places which is, in retrospect, a waste of resources. They are easy to get to and we should have spent time with Jacques seeing less obvious sights. Actually I was a bit under the weather and couldn't really celebrate my 60th as planned. To add a black mark on Rio my wife's debit card was cloned!
Leaving Rio behind we headed north to Iguazu. A wonderful 2 days spent at one of the best hotels we have found. Our tour guide (Horst) was not up to the Jacada standard but that was not too much of a worry as the venue speaks for itself. Strangely I couldn't find any information about the geology.
We flew via Salta to Mendoza and this was the highlight of our stay. Jacada chose a wonderful winery to stay on (Club tapiz0 and our guide (eduardo) could not have been bettered. Suitably wined and dined we headed off to the lake district - Barriloche. Our orientation tour was stupendous - what vistas!! Our guide took us on a "sample" walk - a shame really because we should have gone further while the sun shone. But as if to prove that you can't have everything the next day nature threw a late snow storm at us. We stayed in at a very well appointed lakeside hotel (El Casco art hotel) but the staff seamed to think they were Swiss/German.: abrupt and unhelpful. The choice of a venue to celebrate our 25th was excellent - a hideaway gormet restaurant up in the hills. As we left Barriloche the sun came back so we left the lake district with good memories. Next stop was the glacier national park. It may be useful if Jacada can make contact with the outfitters who hire out clothes for the glacier trip. we really did traipse around Argentuna with all the snow gear just for four essential hours. Las saucis was another inspired choice of hotel. Jacada didnm't pre-book the glacier tour which I find strange. Actually the guide provided (laura) was very pleasant but didn't have a lot to do as we joined the ice trek. Watching and appreciating glaciers and imagining how they shape our landscape was a really worthwhile thing to do. Having had so much fresh air we flew up to the sprawling city of Buenos Aries. French architecture and British engineering to quote our guide (Dario). Perhaps Jacada should have thought of an evening at the Opera/ Alos we hadn't yet played golf (a nine hole garden in Mendoza and 8 holes in the snow at barriloche dion't count) and decided that we should get a game in. The local travel company were absolutely hopeless in this regard.
One reson to play was to spend all the pesoes that we'd changed. Jacada ought to have advised us that not only to the local love USD but they give you almost twice (!!) the official exchange rate.
we ended the trip in fine style with a very intimate Tango show.
What agreat trip!
28th October 2014
In Hawaiian "no ka 'oi" simply means "the best". My wife and I have always done everything on our own when traveling so going through a travel agent was a first for us and "luxury travel" was also a first. The best I can say for Jacada in general and George Warren in particular is that --- every single thing they said they would do they did. It was also done when they said it would be done. There were a few surprises though, like the tango show where when we got there we were seated, literally, front row center.
Also the restaurant where we were seated right next to the kitchen (an honor) where we could watch what was going on and converse with the chefs. Every hotel they booked for us treated us as if we were the most important people they had on the property.
Jacada is truly "no ka 'oi".
Denny and Debbie
23rd October 2014
15th October 2014
When my wife and I were searching around for a travel company to organize a trip for us to Patagonia, we found Jacada through a Google. We are very glad that we did. We live in Utah, and had some misgivings about dealing with a company in London. Our concerns proved to be completely unwarranted. From the very first phone call the customer service and professionalism were first rate. Our travel coordinator, Ciarra, put together a great itinerary that covered all the highlights that we wanted to include in this trip. She and the entire staff at Jacada worked to fine tune the itinerary to suit our preferences. No question or request was too small or inconsequential for them to address. They even made dinner reservations for us in the restaurants of our choice. Prior to leaving we received a personalized book that described in great detail everything we could expect to encounter in terms of the logistics of our journey. With some very minor exceptions, everything we were told happened just as described. We were met at every stop by a local guide and driver some of whom became our good friends. All the accommodations were first rate. At each location along the way we were presented with a personal note from our travel coordinator ( and often a bottle of wine) to welcome us and to update us on our itinerary. All the little touches enhanced our experience and made this Patagonian adventure the trip of a lifetime for us. I would not hesitate to use Jacada's services again or to recommend Jacada to anyone who desires to travel in this style.
08th January 2015
Thanks to George for helping us plan an amazing vacation. We loved every minute.
06th December 2014
Usage: Romantic, worry free and full service vacation in Argentina and Chile with main focus on a mix of trekking with luxury in Patagonia celebrating our 25 year marriage anniversary and my wife's 50th birthday.
Planning: Jacada Travel immediately responded to original inquiry. George Warren has extensive living and travel experience in Patagonia. George spent the time to fully comprehend my goals for the trip and our interests. He recommended an itinerary that included several areas of both countries. We worked through narrowing down the scope to a workable ~20 day vacation. He worked with me to enable the surprise presentation to my wife on Valentine's Day, 2014.
Communication: George was always available for calls and monitored email nearly 24 hours/day. When he was out on vacation, there was a knowledgeable representative that immediately responded to my inquiry. I never felt that there was a gap in coverage. I never felt that the time delta between U.S. and London was a problem.
Accommodations: Jacada Travel truly is the source for high end accommodation recommendations. Every place we stayed throughout the two countries was unique and either met or exceeded expectations set by George during our discussions.
Execution: I cannot say enough about the successful execution of the travel experience. All the people with whom we interacted during our trip were first class. The guides, drivers, hotel contacts, etc. were all timely and reliable. We felt like special guests especially upon check-in at a new hotel we would receive a personalized gift or note from [email protected] Travel. It is the extra touches that set this team apart from others. George insisted on getting us into a couple of restaurants in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia - if he makes a recommendation...take it!
Follow-up: Jacada Travel continues to be in touch with us to ensure that all aspects of the trip met expectations. I can tell that they want to continue to improve.
You can truly trust your most treasured vacation planning to Jacada Travel.
12th January 2015
We were very happy with the service we received at Jacada Travel. It was a pleasure to arrange our trip with George, and then everything worked flawlessly. Hotels were excellent, as were the guides, and the drivers. Notes from George along the way were a nice touch. No complaints!
12th February 2015
Everything thing was amazing and beyond expectation. The team are very professional and evrything was well organized even the small details.
Geroge Warren and Sussan were amazing and so helpful, they are simply the best.
22nd January 2015
Most wornderful experience. We used Jacada travel for the first time following recommendation from one colleague. This experience by far was the best from all we used before. From the first e-mail trhough the last contact the agence consistently demonstrated very high level of service.
19th January 2015
We had a nine day window to fill in between tours that we had booked previously. I chose Jacada Travel from the Internet by googling tours in South America. After submitting my request on line I was very surprised how quick I had a response from Jacada agent. (Emily Opie)
from there on the booking procedure by email and telephone was extremely easy and professional.
After explaining what we required and informing Emily that we didn't know much about South America. In no time she came back with options that were tailor made to fit our time frame and requirements.
The actual tour involved several flights through Argentina and Brazil so therefore many different guides.
Every guide was absolutely fantastic punctual,informative and easy to converse with. We have traveled the world a lot in the last seven or eight and the guides were definitely the best we have en-counted.
The standard of accommodation was excellent with some being off the beaten track which was great. You can see that they were hand picked as the hospitality at everyone made us feel so welcome and at home.
The little notes and gifts from Emily along the way also gave the tour a personal touch.
We will definitely use Jacada Travel again and will have no hesitation in recommending them to our friends.
13th January 2015
I retained Jacada to arrange a trip to Chilean Patagonia and Mendoza in Argentina for my spouse and myself in January 2016.
I was very impressed by their deep knowledge of the region and professionalism. Everything worked like clockwork, and we were accompanied by outstanding guides who were from the region and were interested and interesting. I was also very impressed that the guides had our itineraries, and we had hand-written notes from George Warren in our hotel rooms when checking in!
I can strongly recommend Jacada as travel organizer.
20th January 2016
George from Jacada arranged my honeymoon in Brazil and Argentina in December 2015.
He was attentive, friendly, instructive, and above all guided me through the whole process. It wasn't a "fire and forget" booking - George and his team were in regular communication to make sure the trip had all the personal touches that made it special.
I would heartily recommend Jacada to anyone looking to arrange the holiday of a lifetime.
20th January 2016
Thank you Jobi and the entire Jacada Travel team for making our most memorable and enjoyable honeymoon happen!
The entire process – from planning, the trip itself, after trip service was amazing!
The planning process:
Jobi made sure she understands what we want exactly out of our trip and was able to plan the perfect honeymoon for us. It was obvious to us that she knows South America extremely well and was able to advise us with any questions we might have. She also took great initiative to follow up on e-mails and calls if she doesn’t hear from us for a day. Knowing that we like adventure and food, she was even able to recommend us down to the restaurants to book. Having a perfectly planned trip makes the execution less likely to fail.
The trip itself:
A few weeks before the trip, we received two little black books complete with all the information we need for packing and preparing. It was extremely useful. The trip itself was amazing! The guides were very helpful and informative, and we enjoyed our time in each place. The number of days spent in each place was just perfect, none too short and none too long, which again shows how well Jobi knows her clients and each location well. Furthermore, we were very impressed and pleasantly surprised that at every hotel that we check in, there is always a card (mostly handwritten) from Jobi welcoming us, and describing to us the location and what she thinks we will like best. It was a very nice personalized touch that always warms our hearts whenever we check into a hotel. The service during the trip was also beyond our expectations. Having a 35-day honeymoon bound to have some hiccups here and there, but despite the time difference, Jobi was always there to facilitate our needs.
After the trip:
Even though the trip has ended and there is no more obligation from Jacada to us, Jobi and her team (especially Chile team) were still helping us track some shipment back to Singapore. The final shipment (we custom made a 70kg moai statue from Easter Island) has finally arrived and we are extremely happy that there is a momento from our amazing South American honeymoon! We wanted to post the photo of the moai but there is no attachment option on this site :(
Thank you Jobi and the entire Jacada team for such a perfect and memorable honeymoon!
14th December 2015
Superb personal service and great destination knowledge, with a high attention to detail.
Dealt with last minute airline problem promptly and efficiently.
01st December 2015
This had to be the most seamless experience I have had traveling. Emily and Susanne where always available to answer questions. We went to 4 different areas in Argentina and Chile. Upon arrival in each city, there was always some one to greet us and take us to the hotel. The guides we had through out the trip were A+. The guides got us through the airports without having to wait in line. Stella our guide in Buenos Aires was great and spent 2 days with us. Eduardo was our guide in Mendoza the wine region, took us to 6 winery's which he knew all the owners. We were treated first class. In Santiago our guide was Alvaro. he knew Santiago like the back of his hand. We went on a walking tour of the city. The main reason for the trip was Patagonia. The hotel (Tierra Patagonia) was unbelievable. 5 stars. I would uses Jacada, Emily and Susanne again to plan a vacation. Not a bad find for a search on the internet.
Thanks again for a trip of a lifetime.
Greg and Shelley Muhs
09th March 2016
They completely understood our style in hotels and itinerary. Excellent guides, no glitches, everything was in perfect order. We are already planning another trip with Jacada.
01st March 2016
We recently spent three weeks in Chile and Argentina with all the arrangements made by Jacada. George Warren took the time upfront to learn about our interests and any limitations, and then worked through several itinerary iterations to get to the perfect trip. His personal knowledge of the lodges and hotels where we stayed as well as local guides and environment made all the difference, and the execution was flawless. George checked in with emails and notes thought the trip to learn how we were progressing, willing to make any mid course adjustments (although none were necessary). Where Jacada has local expertise, we would turn to them again for future travel in a heartbeat.
Retired couple from Savannah Georgia,USA
28th February 2016
Our 8 days in Argentina, to visit our daughter during her junior year abroad, were just right: 3 days in BA, 2 days in Iguazu and 2 days on an idyllic horse ranch. Intensity to relaxation. Everything went as planned, and felt effortless. Constanza is an amazing guide. We are experienced travellers and had only used an agent once before, and think this trip was perfect.
06th February 2016
Our experience with Jacada is based on our travels to Chile and Argentina and we found them from start to finish to be extremely professional and we would highly recommend them
24th March 2016