I first travelled to South America with my father in 2008, and I caught the bug. Fortunately, not a real bug, the travelling bug, and I’ve not stopped returning to the continent since.
Having had my first taste of Latin America from the vast tangling jungles of the Brazilian rainforest, and the sweeping grasslands of the Pantanal, I decided this was not a place I could leave in a hurry.
A few years later I managed to get back to South America, beginning my journey in the streets of Buenos Aires, using my horrendous Spanish to attempt conversation with the local painters, tango dancers and musicians only to find that many people are more than happy to meet you halfway at Spanglish, making it the perfect city destination for travellers from all walks of life.
Craving the breathtaking beauty of southern Chile I upped sticks from London and moved down to Temuco to teach English; for two years I worked and travelled around Chile, getting to know its every fjord and mountain, and finding a new home along the way.
From sleeping rough in Foz do Iguazu, to surveying the unbelievable Torres Del Paine National Park from a tent, Latin America has proven itself a beautiful, challenging, exciting, incomparable corner of the world.
Ask me about starting a small blues band with a Moroccan violinist in Paraty.
We had an amazing time in Costa Rica thanks to Jacada Travel. Celebrating my 50th there and did not want to have to worry about a thing. Everyone was very helpful from planning the trip to helping us along the way. I felt they planned an amazing adventure and I look forward to another.
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…
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!
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 guides Sincere and eco friendly cultural experiences Nice taste of all the Peruvian must-dos Hotel selection was mixed (some were amazing, others missed the mark) and pre-departure packing list…
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.