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.
My wife and I had a spectacular time in Costa Rica. We were most impressed with how seamlessly Jacob and Romanet, our travel specialists, put together the logistics between hotels, transfers, and excursions. The time and hassle you saved us is invaluable. We are very lucky to enjoy so many different places over the entire world and this trip will be hard to beat! We had a wonderful holiday and we are very happy to have booked with Jacada Travel!
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 Honeymoon Everyone 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!
Jacada was great to work with from start to finish. Jacob was very knowledgeable of the countries of interest and Costa Rica, which was our honeymoon destination. We loved being able to have conversations about the areas, available resorts and excursions, what to expect, what we should pack and discuss the excitement of this trip! I would definitely recommend Jacada and hope in the future we can use them again. Travel Excellence was great to work with on-site when we need to leave a hotel early and rebook excursions. I would highly recommend working with them as their service team was polite, quick to respond and super helpful!
This is my second trip to South America organised by Jacada Travel and again like the first time, everything was just perfect! Jacob Jewitt-Jalland was the designer and curator of my trip. In collaboration with Romanet Perez from the Chilean office, he developed and implemented an optimal travel plan that entirely met my preferences. All the tour's details provided by the itinerary were carried out perfectly and precisely on time. In Chile, I met impeccable service and hospitality. All the team worked with me in the country did all their best and even more, making my stay unforgettable. Being greatly impressed with my Charming Trip to Chile, I would like to express my true appreciation to Jacada Travel team for the outstanding job done. Thank you, folks!
First time using this company. Very happy with the arrangements on our trips. Nothing is perfect and sometimes the local tour guides or hotel is not perfect but overall we were well taken care of. They listen to my feedback well after the trip. Will hire them again for future
Thanks to Jacada- Jacob and Romanet team- fantastic job as all transfers, guides, drivers, hotels and restaurants were an A plus!!! We spent 8 nights including Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Highlights in Sacred Valley were Chinchero, Moray, picnic lunch and Ollantaytambo ruins - Machu Picchu highlights were the train ride up, hike to Sungate at sunrise and mountain hike and citadel ruins- Cusco highlights were Pisac ruin hike, Amaru Community Lunch and Hotel Monasterio- Lima highlight was cooking class with Heine Harold- 555 Catalina and Hotel B in Barranco. Last but not least learning all about the Incas and their amazing accomplishments in their 100 year period. Thanks again Jacada!! See you next year!
Great travel company. They know what kinda trip you want and offer you the 5 star and 5 diamond treatment.
Jacob and Romanet at Jacada travel did an excellent job planning our trip to Peru. The details were covered. The excursions and guides were well selected. Even when our travel plans hit a snag (it is truly inevitable), the in country team selected by Jacada were there to help us through it. All in all, our family had a great trip thanks to Jacada.
My parents and I were looking to make memories and all of the travel advisors at Jacada as well as the guides and travel arrangements they booked for us were amazing and truly memorable! We went to Peru and Argentina. Every guide was knowledgeable and catered to our every need. Every hotel was comfortable and with beautiful views. Another thing I want to point out - we always had someone we could call and talk to with questions before, during and after. Plus, they surprised us with a level of comfort, great tours, and even a dinner reservation at one of the world's best restaurants. I couldn't recommend them more!
Great company to coordinate through and will personalize the experience for what you want to see. It was a pleasure working with Jacob in designing our trip. The team on the ground took very good care of us and were well informed. The drivers ensured we traveled with care keeping calm and cool in al driving conditions.
We could not be any happier with our travel agent. He tailor-made our vacation to fit our specific needs. We had a wonderful adventure that had personal touches, such as handwritten letters from our travel agent, Jacob, all along the way. It is our first time trying Jacada Travel, and we were thrilled with the outcome. We have booked luxury travel vacations for years with other agencies. We will be using Jacada Travel from now on!