My first Latin American trip started with Bolivia, Peru and Brazil. I was the first journalist in Hong Kong to introduce the now highly adored Uyuni salt pan. I immediately fell in love with the extensive continent. Being a travel journalist for the leading travel magazine in the city, I had the privilege to explore many exotic places including Kilimanjaro and Patagonia.
I have always had a strong interest in culture, animals and nature. I started my year-long journey to learn Spanish in Spain and Latin America. I stayed with local families to experience complete cultural immersion. I also volunteered in animal sanctuaries, taking care of monkeys and sloths. I was so in love with Spain that I lived there from time to time. My passion for the Latin culture led me to publish 2 books about Latin America and Spain.
Hoping to raise public awareness on endangered animals conservation, I went to Africa and volunteered for over half a year. Not only taking care of animals, I also helped in research and learnt about human wildlife conflict mitigation. Soon after I published the very first Chinese-language book about African wildlife conservation.
I have travelled to over 60 countries. To me, traveling is the best way of experiencing life. Let me share with you some of the best destinations in the world.
I tried Jacada quite out of the blue, having found them online because my regular travel agent did not cover Switzerland. As with many global travel companies, the services do not come cheap, but I found the value added well worthwhile. Some of the experiences that were included in my itinerary truly made for unforgettable moments during the trip.
From our first contact with Riki Ueda, our consultant, through to the end of the trip, we felt very valued as customers of Jacada Travel. Our trip was for a special occasion but we knew very little about the countries we were going to visit; add in mobility problems and we really need specialist advice. Riki spoke to me for about 30 minutes to get a feel for our interests and attitudes so that she could put together a proposed itinerary. After further discussion, the itinerary was agreed. It was perfect. The hotels were spectacular; the trips were excellent; there was enough down time; and the quality of the local guides was superb. There was one hiccup (quite a large hiccup and totally my fault) which occurred on a Saturday just as business was closing in Vietnam. We called the emergency number and our itinerary was rearranged to our satisfaction and relief within 90 minutes. I was already impressed with Jacada's service when everything was running smoothly, I was even more impressed after this. I cannot recommend Jacada Travel highly enough. I am looking forward to using them again.
Jacada is always reliable in selecting great guides and planning seamless vacations - we never have to worry about anything! Thank you Riki for taking us on a memorable Costa Rican adventure! As always, we end our Jacada vacations longing for more.
I work 24/7 and my job demands every ounce of energy from me. When I go on holiday, I dont want to be having to handle nitty gritty matters. I just want to rest, relax and recharge. That's why I go to Jacada. Jacada truly looks after your travel needs. Up to the very last detail you can trust that you will have a hassle free holiday that you deserve. Our experience with Riki and Joyce has been phenomenal and we will surely be going back to them for our next holiday. Keep up the good work!
Our travel agent Riki helped us design a great trip to Myanmar! We had a wonderful time, with delicious food and beautiful experiences!
Overall very good (and positively surprising) itinerary with great pace! We stayed in nice hotels and ate great food! Very attentive guides in Myanmar with everything very well coordinated! Thanks for all the help and suggestions!
Amazing trip to South Africa Jacada planned a wonderful flawless holiday for our anniversary to South Africa. It was our first time in Africa and we had a wonderful experience. Our planner Riki was amazing, she got to know our likes and dislikes, gave us numerous options on what we could do and designed a detailed travel itinerary for us. We were greeted straight from the plane when arriving in Cape Town and had a private tour guide and driver throughout our trip. We got to see many iconic sights in Cape Town and the Winelands and finished our trip glamping at the iconic Kruger Safari. Everything was luxurious, fun and planned perfectly! It was our first time with Jacada and we are already planning our next trip!
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.