Latin America has always ignited my curiosity. Past adventures have allowed me to brave the Pacific waters swimming with white-tip reef sharks in the Galápagos; sleep under canvas in a remote Mayan village in the Guatemalan jungle, take the unforgettable trek along the Inca Trail to the ruins of Machu Picchu Citadel, cross the Drakes Passage to reach Antarctica and spot whales, penguins and Albatross.
My most memorable trip
My biggest adventure was to Antarctica, delving into a journey across the notorious Drakes Passage, being in complete of awe of nature and facing my vulnerability.
On my bucket list
Next on my list is Chiapas in Mexico. I love exploring this country which has 32 distinctive states. Chiapas has canyons, waterfalls, archaeological sites immersed in jungle, coffee plantations, ancient markets and beautiful small towns - besides volcanoes and music. There is so much to discover.
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"In Chile I felt completely mesmerised by Easter Island's ancient Moai statues and the tales of the past civilisations - it's quite mysterious and magical to be there."Explore destination
"One of my favourite moments in Mexico was trekking through the rich forests of Michoacan to see thousands of Monarch Butterflies resting on the branches as they made their migratory route."Explore destination
"After crossng the Drakes Passage to sail to Antarctica I'll forever remember waking up in a world of icebergs and spotting a whale popping up to breath - completely surreal."Explore destination
My favourite trip
Colombia's hidden gems
I love this trip because it showcases Colombia beautifully. The experience is well-rounded, taking you on the paths less travelled, yet still visiting some of the most well-loved areas too. I love the mix of nature, villa stays, mountains, city and artistic talent - both in cuisine and artwork.
My favourite hotel
Tierra Patagonia, Chile
I love this hotel because for me the team here are fantastic; with passion to explore and a lot of care given to guests. Waking up in the depths of Patagonia with a front row seat to the base of the towers is spectacular.
My adult son and I traveled to Chile in January 2024. Jacada, really Jen Richt, had this wired from the start. Great planning. Wonderful choices of lodges, great activities etc. The logistics were good, not perfect - they never are, and when there was a hiccup, Jacada jumped into the breach and fixed it. My second trip with Jacada (first…
Our trip to Peru was perfect in every way! Jen did a great job laying out our itinerary, listening to what we were looking for and exceeded all our expectations. We were able to experience a cultural immersion that was top notch with the best guides! Everything was so personalized and the level of hotels and service that we received…
Using Jacada was the best decision. We have travelled a lot but this trip was our absolute favorite and everything was organized, handled and simply amazing. It was so nice to enjoy the vacation and to not be stressed about all of the hiccups that can happen during international trips. The guides, the hotels, the adventures, the communication- everything was…
Jacada helped us plan a 25th wedding anniversary that we will remember! Our trip to Chile (Atacama desert) and Bolivia (lagoons, flamingos, Uyuni salt flats and La Paz) were amazing. Our tour guides were fantastic in each locale. The salt flats were absolutely otherworldly and a must see! Jacada also incorporated star-gazing into our itinerary by request. The skies were…
Best travel agency experience. We had a completely custom experience, with attentive and thoughtful designers who made sure every step of the way there was accommodations for our food as well since we were a group of 5 vegans. We had the best guides too, which are a crucial part of traveling to a new place. Overall everyone I spoke…
My top tips
Travel with an open mind and you will enjoy it even more, the best things happen with a sense of ease.
Take a refillable water bottle to travel consciously and positively to reduce plastic.
Often, travelling on shoulder seasons bring many benefits with fewer crowds and incentivised stays.
Practising a few local phrases will go a long way to show your interest in the country you are visiting.
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