Excellent 4.7 out of 10
Rachel and Gloria at Jacada Travel planned an epic trip to SE Asia for myself and 3 others. They listened carefully to our desires, kept us informed, and developed a perfect itinerary! We were able to make adjustments and suggestions along the way. Recommendations were
shared and I feel as though we were actively involved in the planning of our trip. The trip surpassed what we could have hoped for in every way. The local guides were awesome! They were professional, knowledgeable, punctual, accommodating, flexible, and very kind – all this with an excellent sense of humor. I would definitely consider another trip with Jacada and recommend them to my friends and family.
Jacada does a great job planning and organizing our family trips — so far we’ve been on two, one to Malaysia and one to India. Rachel O’Leary is a great help, as is the whole Jacada team. Very well done!
All was great
This is our 3rd trip with Jacada Travel and certainly will not be our last. From start to finish Jacada provided us with the best service, recommendations and information for our 6 week South East Asia trip. Keith, our excellent travel adviser, took all the time we needed to help us plan our awesome adventure. Attention to detail is what Jacada does best, and this trip exceeded our expectations. The pace was perfect for us. I have a slight disability and Keith made sure that we had ample time in each place and tours were booked with pacing in mind. Accommodations were all fabulous. We asked for “down time” and it was built in – strategically placed twice during the trip for 4 days of rest and relaxation on island luxury resorts. The guides provided in all places were excellent and in addition to the regular highlights in each country, we had “off the beaten tourist path” experiences – visited remote villages and interacted with the locals. We would highly recommend Jacada Travel if you are looking for a personalized luxury trip.
Great customer care and personalized experiences!
An absolutely wonderful experience. Everyone we interacted with from Jacada was a consummate professional with great communication and attention to detail. The trip design was exactly what we asked for, 5 stars the whole way.
My one request to make the experience perfect would be increased transparency about the details of the trip. I wholly admit this need might be my own character flaw having difficulty conceding control. I found myself uncertain about what to expect next during multiple portions of the trip. Regardless of that, every single detail was attended to and were we cared for with white gloves the entire way. No ball got dropped.
Overall a satisfying and memorable one!
Services were great, able trying their best to tackle and meet your last-minute changes/requests. The land operators at most of the destinations were professional enough to provide information and assistance during the trip. The hotels arranged throughout the entire trip were just terrific – does make the best out of the stay!
Restaurants and gourmets selected were also one fine touch! Though we missed Central in Lima due to late booking but the alternative option in Astrid Y Gaston was definitely worth comparing!
Airstream Campus in Bolivia was an unique experience! Photographer arranged for the day in Salt Flats – FANTABULOUS!
That being said, there are parts to be improved – such as the itineraries selected in Mexico – do prefer more scenic activities rather than shopping in the touristic booths and sheds. Information provided by the Tour Guide was sometimes confusing, giving us a bit of hard time during the application of visa in Bolivia; as well as the pick up transfer to Chile. I believe if these were being attended to for improvement. I’d not hesitate to rate a 5 star in my next trip with Jacada Travel.
We have never had such a thoughtfully conceived itinerary proposed to us and which was executed well beyond even our highest expectations.
The local staff were fully briefed on what was to be included at each stop and (with one minor exception) they flawlessly followed through.
And we cannot say enough about our travel designer, Sarah Kounnou. She really “knows her stuff”! She gave us superb advice and was able to meet our every need. And she monitored how the journey was unfolding each and every day. She is a star and was instrumental in our 5 star rating of Jacada.
We are now in the process of arranging another journey with Jacada and we cannot wait for it to begin.
As first-time travelers to Asia, we were so grateful that we had Jacada to help us with the details. From the amazing hotels to the lovely excursions, we certainly had a memorable trip.
Our guides were very knowledgeable which helped us get so much more out of our Cambodian and Thai experience. Jacada and the people who guided us through our journey were reliable and completely flexible. I’m extremely comfortable recommending Jacada Travel to friends and family!
Our small group of four arranged a private tour of Southeast Asia using Rachel in London and Gloria in Hong Kong as our primary contacts. We gave them a general idea of the countries we wanted to visit, and they set up everything, including timing in each city and activities. The hotels were uniformly excellent, as were the drivers and local guides who really enhanced our experience with their own personal life experiences and intimate knowledge of the local environs, food, culture and politics. We all felt that the trip exceeded our expectations in every way. There was truly value for the money, and honestly we felt the cost was extremely reasonable for the experience we had. We cannot recommend Jacada and these particular representatives strongly enough. It would have been impossible to plan this vacation on our own. We are looking forward to using Jacada in the future and recommend the without reservation.
we felt taken care all throughout the journey.
Jacada was with us.
Communication before the trip was excellent and all guides and excursions were great as well.
Excellent in every respect! Jacob took the time to discern our needs and travel style and crafted the perfect holiday – we were completely spoiled. Thank you very much – we certainly recommend Jacada.
– Excellent itinerary; perfectly matched our interest
– Provided great accommodation
– Staff is very friendly and helpful. Our flight has been cancelled from Cusco to Lima, James who was our local staff provided a good arrangement until our flight was rescheduled.
We appreciated Jacada’s flexibility, follow up and attentiveness, our trip would not have been as fantastic as it turned out. The locations, restaurants and hotels were great picks. The itinerary gave us a wonderful taste of the beautiful areas of Chile.
Our guide in Santiago, Juan Manuel, was absolutely amazing. We really felt he went above and beyond taking care of us, through the airport (multiple times), the tour and being accessible throughout our trip. Juan is caring, positive, knowledgeable and just plain fun to be around. He really is a wonderful representative of Jacada. And Susanne, special thanks to you on your insight in planning and Roberto for making the adjustments to our schedule. The attention to detail you provided (including our in country flight seat selection) were spot on, and the bottle of bubbly and massage at our hotel arrivals were greatly appreciated!
We had an absolutely incredible and memorable time in Chile, which was only made possible by “Team Jacada”!
Another excellent Jacada trip . This time we wnt to Thailand . Although we were close to ” the eye of the coronavirus storm ” it didn’t impact our holiday . In fact it enhanced it . No crowds !!! Now is a great time to travel !!
Gordon and Hilary
It’s not enough to say perfect because everything Jacada has provided for us on two trips (Japan, Argentina/Chili) has been so far beyond our expectations. And I do mean everything: the hotels, the guides, suggestions, any and all transportation. Most importantly in times of trouble (I broke my leg) the support is incredible.
We wouldn’t travel without them again.
Jacada continues to impress with their personal approach to travel planning and their choice of local tour partners. We’ve never had any glitches during our trips with Jacada. They really do go above and beyond. The fact that the travel planners have a lot of local knowledge goes a long way to ensuring a wonderful trip experience.
We, a group of 18 seasoned travellers, have just accomplished our 1-month journey to Antarctic and South America. We have safely returned home – Hong Kong.
This is definitely one of our VERY MEMORABLE travel journey together. Kit, Berni and earlier on, Jobi, the travel planners of Jacada Travel are top on our list of APPRECIATION.
Patagonia, Antarctica (in traveling pass the Polar Circle) and Atacama Desert are three VERY EXTRAORDINARY places on earth, of their habitat, wild life, landscape and weather. Their articulated planning and ground staff support have enabled ordinary travellers like us to enjoy and participate comfortably in all the activities in these places. Also, learnt a lot and gaining new travel experiences.
The stop at Iguazu for the waterfalls and rainforest is a very nice interlude between these unique landscapes and urban settings. Gran Melia certainly provides a relax environment to start winding down.
Buenos Aires is very worth visiting for its beautiful townscape, tango and as well a stop for some urban shopping and nice restaurants, before going home.
The Tierra Hotels that they have arranged are very recommendable, the local guides are highly professional and attentive and the transports are efficient. We also had very good meals and drinks in this trip, yet the activities through the whole trip have kept us in good fitness.
Certainly looking forward to work with Jacada Travel again.
Our trip was spectacular, and every detail organized by Jacada was perfect. I was especially appreciative of the communication during the planning process. We changed our ideas many times and Kit was always helpful and informative with each idea that we had.
Very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly people helped us set up a great honeymoon. We will definitely use Jacada again!
Working with Tess and Angela at Jacada was an excellent experience; they helped my wife and me to design and plan our honeymoon to South Africa. The trip was fantastic and the quality of every component was top notch – five stars all the way, including the hotels, transfers, tour guides, etc. We’ll definitely use Jacada in the future to plan our next big trip.
Fabulous vacation, best vacation ever. Every transportation detail was meticulously planned. We thoroughly enjoyed every travel guide and driver, all were very knowledgeable and personable. The accommodations were all luxurious, the staff were all top notch. We especially enjoyed Matetsi on the Zambezi River, the Oyster Box in Durban and Chitwa Chitwa in Sabi Sands.
The safari drives were amazing! The guides and rangers were so knowledgeable. We were able to see so much wildlife. The big five, and the baby big five. Loved seeing a nursing baby elephant, a nursing lion cub, and baby warthogs, rhino, giraffe, and leopard cubs.
We saw lions mating, a leopard who killed an impala pulling it up a tree, a pack of wild dogs and so much more!
Vic falls was incredible! We had a perfect day.
Restaurant reservations worked very well, thank you so much Angela.
Our favorite fine dining restaurant meal was the tasting menu paired with beverages at Epice in Franschhoek. We also enjoyed the Stack, The Harbor House for the seafood platter, MarEsol for chicken peri-peri, The Test Kitchen, and Fish and Shell in the Cape. In Durban we enjoyed the Oyster Box, and also Cane cutters for their fabulous Bunny Chow. The Chefs at the lodges were excellent as well.
We look forward to traveling with Jacada for many more perfectly executed travel experiences.
Thanks so much to Rebecca and Angela, you were both awesome!!
Everything was well taken care of from the start of the trip to the end! Jacada chooses the best guides and they feel more like friends than guides! I love that the trip is Customized and tailored so you can choose what you enjoy at your own pace. There were little surprises left by the JACADA team along the way which has an additional touch to the trip. Thank you JACADA for such a great trip!
PERFECTION. Our African Safari was a treasure. Kit, thank you for an itinerary of magical places and delightful people. Angela, thank you for helping us schedule in country and for getting us to Lion’s Head. You are both professional and a pleasure to work with!
Kate and Gilda created the most wonderful, uniquely special, family trip for us to Vietnam and Cambodia. We were active, enjoying the beauty, history, culture, food. Four days before we were due to depart, I fractured my foot and Gilda made seamless adjustments to the schedule for extra assistance; everything was taken care of!! I was able to participate and fully enjoy. We look forward to our next booking with Jacada. Cannot recommend highly enough!
The whole trip was fantastic. The guides were knowledgable, flexible and friendly.
Myanmar was a great family holiday, would definitely go back again.
Our trip to Patagonia was wonderful! Our Jacada travel experts Emily and Berni were always accessible and very accommodating throughout the planning process —answering our questions and adjusting our plans as needed. All of our connections worked flawlessly, and all of our guides were knowledgeable and entertaining. Would highly recommend this company for Patagonia travel.
Handle flight delay and re-book flight and accommodation promptly and nicely.
Good hotel recommendation and arrangement.
Detail and accurate travel information.
Good meet and greet in the airport.
Helpful in airport check-in
We had Jacada plan our trip to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Every step of journey was flawlessly planned and executed by Jacada. Our drivers and vehicles were great. They greeted us at each airport. Hotels were fabulous. The special events planned by Jacada were great fun, and I can’t imagine us trying to plan all that Jacada put together for us. The added value of their knowledge and ability to get things arranged is superior. We will be using them on the next planned trip.
Taking care of details and quick response to requests. Good service.
This was an outstanding tour of Spain Every guide, Driver and Hotel were very good. The breakfasts were excellent. The Hotels and the locations were just beautiful You did a very good job of meeting our needs.
I will definitely recommend Jacada Travel and I hope to use your services in the future.
I loved Spain and the cities you picked for our tours.
It was amazing!
Our trip was well organized,our guide and driver Tohr was excellent!
We did not like the Floss hotel too noisy and busy.
We had a wonderful vacation and everything was taken care of for us! There was unbelievable service with wonderful people!
Amazing experience and great to deal with.
Jacada made our honeymoon to South Africa the most seamless, luxurious experience. Every logistical detail was carefully thought out and executed, and the lodges and hotels were top notch! We could not be happier and are so grateful to Rebecca and the Jacada team for making it so memorable for us. We will certainly be repeat customers!
I used Jacada Travel for 2 overseas trips in 2019 – a couple of the best vacations I’ve ever experienced. From the trip planning and itinerary selection, to the hotel choices, transportation, tours and chosen guides, Jacada has been nothing short of excellent. Incredible attention to detail and service, courteous and knowledgeable staff who are experts in each area. They listen to what you require from your vacation and are able to craft a highly personal itinerary with activities and meals to make the trip special and memorable. The best part: I barely had to lift a finger. They took care of it all so I had no travel stress. I plan to use their service for many more trips to come.
We recently traveled to Southeast Asia using Jacada and overall it was a great trip. The guides were ALWAYS reliable and knowledgeable, we had an excellent mix of activities and excursions, the hotels were spot on to our expectations. It was a fairly complex trip, 4 countries over three weeks, and all transfers and local flights went off smoothly.
I think what stands out the most for me was that at the start of the planning process I spoke on the phone with our travel planner Sarah for about 30-45 minutes and described to her what we were looking for, what we liked, what we wanted to avoid. And here is the best part: she really listened to what I said and delivered an experience tailored to us. I find this a bit unique these days.
I would definitely recommend Jacada and will use them again.
My husband and I have taken several Jacada trips and we are so spoiled that we cannot book with anyone else. The experiences are unforgettable and the guides are amazingly knowledgeable. If you want a unique, once in a lifetime excursion, look not further. Jacada is simply the best!
The arrangements, accommodations and personalized service is always top notch! Could not have been any better.
Rebecca made great suggestions and worked hard to personalize our plans. We had the trip of a lifetime. The highlighs were her suggestions of Tanda Tula and the trip to the Cape of Good Hope. We were guided to the Cape of Good Hope by Paul who was a font of knowledge and an outstanding photographer. Tanda Tula was also amazing and Chad was another great photographer and helpful tutor. There were a couple of hiccups, one of which was incorrectly scheduling the last full day. Another detail was that the flight out of Hoedspruit was scheduled for the wrong day. This was quickly remedied, but a little disconcerting because they barely had room to get us on the correct flight. So, attention to a few details would have been helpful. Overall, we would love to work with Rebecca again.
Excellent service. Brilliant company for arranging a luxury holiday and listening to our requirements. Jen kept in touch well above average and even arranged surprise upgrades. Reccomended
Jacada helped plan an unbelievable honeymoon for us! Their service was excellent and they worked with us to find the best trip for our budget. The experience will stay with us forever. Thank you to Tess and all the team that made it happen.
Would definitely recommend
Jacada travel did an amazing job. We expected a great experience but didn’t fathom how truly spectacular it would be until we were there! Three different cities in Vietnam without any hiccups with gorgeous hotels, friendly tour guides and fun activities. Special thanks to Keith and Lillian who really went above and beyond for my fiance and I on our engagement-moon. 5 stars.
This was the first time I’d used Jacada Travel to arrange a trip. Mine was to South America (Chile) and Antarctica. From the very beginning,.they took the time to work with me coordinating dates/times, since they were working with another company for the Antarctic portion. After many attempts they were finally able to find me a spot on a cruise. Their hard work gave me confidence that I’d selected the right company to handle the details of my trip. After that their agents were always keeping me informed and went out of their way to answers my many questions all while keeping a professional, friendly attitude. Later on, when a hiccup occurred in the planned return from the Antarctic, by the time I’d contacted their emergency number, I found they were already aware of the situation and had begun arranging alternate flight options. They also had readjusted my land activities that had been to follow in Chile afterwards. I would 100% recommend Jacada Travel to anyone considering one of their destination packages. I know they will get the special, personal attention I got from beginning to the end. All they’ll then have to do is sit back and enjoy the fun knowing things are in good hands with Jacada Travel.
Tess and all of the travel experts at Jacada are tremendous!!
My husband and I recently traveled to Thailand for our honeymoon on a Jacada Travel trip. We had such an amazing time and this trip exceeded our expectations. All of the hotels and places we visited were so special and beautiful. The private guides we had at the beginning of our trip were so kind and knowledgable. It was exactly what we hoped for. Keith from Jacada did a great job personalizing our trip based off of the things that were important to us and we would not have changed a thing. We traveled to 4 different places within the country and all our domestic transfers and travel details were seamless and perfectly executed. The trip was the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation and we hope to use Jacada again for our next adventure!
Jacada are an excellent choice for bespoke travel planning to Chile and Argentina. We found them very flexible and responsive to all our questions and wishes and the trip was a great success covering all the things we wanted to see. My husband wanted the opportunity to do some photography and Emily and Berni found people in the various locations that could help and take us out at sunrise/sunset. Also when the unexpected happened (my phone was stolen in Santiago), they really were terrific. The guide that Jacada had sourced helped with reporting to the police running a long way over the time he was scheduled to be with us. On another occasion when arriving at a hotel at 8pm to be told our room was not ready, their 24 hour emergency number came in very handy to have a Spanish speaker on the end of the line to discuss with the reception staff and ensured the room was sorted immediately.
Thank you Tessa and the team at Jacada for planning our celebratory trip to South Africa. Your input and suggestions for hotels, experiences, restaurants and itinerary were top notch. I appreciated your accessibility in working with me to plan a wonderful trip – from emailing to phone calls, you were always available. I also very much valued the fact that Tessa, our trip planner, lived in Capetown, so I really knew we were getting the benefit of first hand knowledge. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
We had an exceptional time with wonderful accommodations . We felt loved. Thank you for a truly memorable vacation.
Words can not fully explain the incredible experience we had!!! Em, our tour coordinator at Jacada did an incredible job putting together a world class, unforgettable trip.
Angela, our country concierge, did a fabulous job securing amazing restaurants.
Every detail of our trip was made. We can not fine one negative thing to say! We will definitely be booking another tour with Jacada in the future.
“Wow” was the word the we kept saying during our trip.
We had the bucket-list trip of a lifetime thanks to Jonathan and the Jacada travel team. They helped plan and organize every aspect of our first trip to Africa. Travel was smooth and we loved the camp they recommended (Chitwa Chitwa). They also helped organize a surprise proposal! We definitely hope to have the opportunity to use them again.
Jacada does an amazing job! It is worth every penny. Our trip went perfect as planned to the last detail. A person was available the 24 hours for any issues or questions. We had a great , worry free vacation!
My wife and I have had the good fortune to travel the world. Our choice to use Jacada Travel to help plan and implement our trip to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia proved to be a stroke of good fortune. From the planning of the personalized itinerary to its implementation, the process was flawless. Our accommodations were each unique and special. Restaurant recommendations were spot on. Our drivers and guides at the five locations we stayed were wonderful. The itineraries combined culture, food and the down time that we needed. Thanks and kudos to Sarah Kounnou, our travel designer, and Gilda Tang, our travel concierge.
We loved our Jacada trip to Finland! It was one of the best trips we have done as a family and so unique!
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From my first phone conversation about why we wanted to plan a family trip to Argentina to our arrival back home in the States, working with Jacada was a wonderful experience. We tweaked our itinerary until it was perfectly planned for our family (traveling with children 11, 9, and 6 to Argentina for two weeks). We had some medical issues while we were there and our needs were met immediately with help from both our Argentinian connection through Jacada, as well as the incredible local people. Each of our guides was knowledgable and interesting. Traveling with three small children comes with challenges (some expected, some not), and Jacada met all of our needs pretty seamlessly. We will for sure use Jacada to plan our next adventure!
Jacada does a superb job. I’ve been traveling around the world for over 40 years for business and for pleasure and Jacada is one of the best. Recently my husband and I and my cousins travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia. First there was a review of our initial thoughts, dates , capabilities, interests and ideas with Rachel O’Leary the Senior Travel designer for Southeast Asia. She listened and then designed an amazing experience for a 19 day trip. Once we agreed on the details, Gloria To based in Hong Kong added the finishing touches such as restaurant reservations. Everything was perfect. There was someone to meet us at every airport and all the guide companies that they used in each country were top-notch and extremely knowledgeable. All the connections and reservations went smoothly. Jacada can work with different budget levels and really design a personalized experience. All the pre-planning was very smooth. They were always available for any questions or changes and provided a lot of information prior to the trip. Then Jacada checked in at various stages just to make sure everything was on track. An amazing experience and I would highly recommend their services.
Lily and Berni were great. We were so pleased with all the accommodations and tours. Everything was top notch and professional. Will definitely use Jacada to plan our next trip!
We decided in late August to book a trip to Costa Rica for our family. As we suspected, it was a bit late to be planning such an adventure and not everything was easily falling into place. Through our research we came across the Jacada Travel website. We had never used a travel company before, but decided to reach out for assistance. After submitting an inquiry, we received a response nearly immediately from Susann, one of their Latin American specialists. From that moment on, everything went so smoothly. She warned us that it might be too difficult to get reservations at such a late date, but she managed to secure two beautiful properties in different areas of the country – giving us a wonderfully varied experience within the ten days we were able to travel. The entire trip was so well organized. We were provided with a very thorough travel kit that covered all details. Every tour and excursion we took was perfect – the guides informative and fun, making each experience relaxing, educational and full of adventure. We’re excited to use Jacada Travel for our next family trip.
From the moment I first spoke with Rebecca about a trip to Africa I felt that she knew exactly what I wanted/needed…as if she personally knew me. Rebecca took everything I wanted and made it happen and beyond!
As a solo traveler my first priority was safety and thanks to Jacada and they’re partners in East Africa I could not have felt safer. In fact, I was treated like a VIP! Angela made sure that I was able to do some extra things (massage, hot air balloon) and was very helpful as well.
My first trip to Africa was a magical experience and I can’t wait to go back…and all thanks to the team at Jacada travel! Thank you for your professionalism, patience, kindness and mind reading skills!
Great Costa Rica tripped planned by Jacada! The locations, hotels, and activities choices were excellent!
I can’t say enough about Jacada Travel. They were amazing all throughout early brainstorming, trip planning, and then support during the trip as things changed. They had tremendous knowledge of the various regions and it resulted in a trip that was perfectly catered to our needs…including all of the movement and logistics through the trip. We really did an EPIC trip. And on the cost side they were fair and transparent.
Jacada planned a wonderful, seamless honeymoon that we’ll remember forever! We have never used a travel agency before, and are so glad that we did for our three-country Southeast Asia trip. Jacada took away all the stress of planning a logistically complex trip, and their in-country partners and guides were all lovely and knowledgeable. Sarah was great to work with, she listened to our preferences and executed everything perfectly and to our budget. It was a fantastic experience overall and we highly recommend Jacada.
Our experience with Jacada Travel has been amazing! Our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia was exceptionally well planned. Everything went off without a hitch. The variety of experiences arranged by Rachel and Gloria were fantastic.
We highly recommend this travel company!
Excellent organisation of our trip in Colombia !
Everybody was very professional and kind
I would certainly recommend this agency
My family and I went to Japan in December 2019. We visited Tokyo, Takayama, Shirakawa-go and Hakone. It was an extremely wonderful trip. Our stay at Takayama at Hidatei Hanaougi was one of the highlights of our trip. Highly recommended. We had lots of excellent eating experiences, thanks to the restaurant recommendations and reservation made by Jacada during the busy holiday month. Our guides were wonderful and gave us unique experiences wherever we went. The Drum Tao performance at the Alternative Theatre is a must-see.
Overall, excellent experience from the planning & preparation stage and actual trip itself. We received useful information and advice ahead of the trip, allowing us to make adjustments. Jacada went out of their way to accommodate our needs. On-the-ground staff and guide were excellent and extremely helpful. Very thoughtful in creating a pleasant birthday surprise for the family.
We recently returned from a 2 weeks’ long trip from Peru, a place which we knew nothing of but upon a spectacular and memorable honeymoon organised by Jacada.
The trip began in Lima, where we spent two good days exploring the city filled with vibrant colours and rich exotic cuisine.Not only were we fascinated to learn about the country’s history – the Chilean war and the 80s terrorism – we were also very lucky to have been paired with Elisa, who was passionate about her country’s history. We particularly enjoyed our meal at Isolina, where Diego ordered practically the entire menu for us to try! We loved that a true foodie took us around on the culinary tour as he knew all the good local places around Barranco. Just by watching him eat sparks joy!
Sacred Valley, the Skylodge adventure and Machu Picchu were definitely the highlights of our trip.The first thing we did as we arrived was the horse back riding where we rode up the hills of Sacred Valley which helped set the scene for the upcoming week in this rural, untouched part of the country. We learnt that the majority of the population worshipped Pachamama and it really resonated with us for the entire time we spent in Peru.We absolutely adored Soy y Luna – the hotel and staff were so welcoming and they made our stay extra special.
The Skylodge climb was pure fun. We learnt that the youngest child who climbed the mountain that way was only 4 years old and the oldest was 78 years old! The view up at the cliff is breathtaking – especially at night where it’s pitch black. [Note to future climbers: Remember to move the drapes from the ceiling of the pod to get a 360 view of the stars! The other two couples did not and they really missed out!! ] Also huge kudos to Jess and Omar who made sure we got the nicest pod AND planned a mini surprise session with the local Shaman.We loved that extra touch. I mean – the trip just couldn’t get any better. Everything was personalised and we were so well taken care of.
We originally intended to hike the Inca Trail but were very glad to have taken Jess’ recommendation to travel to Aguas Caliente by the Vistadome.Loved that we had a two-day pass to visit Machu Picchu – first day to learn about the history and the second to do some light hiking. We didn’t find the hotel staff at the Sumac hotel particularly helpful – we were checked into a room with two single beds which caught us by surprise considering we were on our honeymoon. We requested to change rooms but was informed that the hotel was full on the phone. We asked at the concierge again after dinner and was then told we could move across the hall for a double bed room. Despite the hotel, our trip to Machu Picchu was far beyond our expectations!
At Cusco we indulged ourselves in the historical and magical city with the food and culture.The city really captured our hearts and credits goes to our exceptional guide, Hans.He was so passionate about the Incans history, by the end of our stay in Cusco we were able to tell between an original and a modern Incan architecture. We must admit, most of the days we were just so tired we skipped the dinners that were organised for us except for LIMO and we would’ve loved to sit next to the window side 🙂 We did go to the chocolate museum (was actually a lot more fun than we expected it to be) and of course the Pisco sour museum where Tinghin got drunk … The Monestario hotel was wonderful though the Andean Explorer was even better! We spent an unforgettable countdown to 2020 on the train and was greet by a huge set of fireworks as we parked into the Puno station.
Titilaka was our second favourite hotel (after Sol y Luna) We went offline for two whole days (no telly in the hotel) read, connected with the nature, with each other and went to bed very early :p
Ending our trip at Paracas was such a good choice! After all the cold and rain, we were ready for some sun and heat.We had a slight delay flying out from Cusco to Paracas and the only cafe at the airport was under renovation, fortunately, the hotel guide who sent us to the airport made sure we got a VIP pass into the mini lounge for coffee and light snacks during the delay – which was really helpful! It was a rather long journey from Lima back to Paracas but Sheila made sure we were well taken care of. We wish we could’ve spent more time around Paracas and the hotel but we know we’ll do that the next time we visit.
We had the most fantastic time of our lives in Peru and we thank Jess, Omar and Jacada for pulling this trip together for us; for putting in the time to know us to make sure we’re matched with the best guides, best itinerary. I remember at one point of this trip I got so overwhelmed by the fun I was having and history i was learning i got worried for the next day and kept telling Tinghin I was afraid our trip’s peaked already but I was wrong – Peru had so much to offer and you planned it so well, we were always looking forward to the next day while feeling sad to be counting down the days. By the end of the trip we’ve lost count of the ceviches and pisco sours we’ve tasted but this trip will forever be imprinted in our memories and hearts. Thank you so much again for making this trip so perfect. Till next time, Jacada!
Perfect trip! Jacada put together a great itinerary based on my initial request and ensured a seamless experience from booking to trip.
We had Sarah to plan our trip. Her suggestions and implementation of every aspect was impressive and resulted in an incredible and memorable journey to Cambodia
Jacada Travel is definitely a good tour agent company and I would highly recommend this. They are very unique in wanting to get to know you in ways that may help them further in helping you getting the most of your desired trip and what you are looking for. My trip to Peru went smoothly and not one hold back whatsoever. I got what I was looking for and couldn’t have possibly asked for more. If you are looking for a legitimate travel agent company, I would highly recommend Jacada Travel.
Incredible experience thanks to Jacada Travel. They helped curated a tailored experience for us in South India and Maldives that exceeded expectations. They were extremely responsive in adjusting and helping make last minute changes. Will definitely work with them again on future vacations.
Jacada did an excellent job of planning and managing our trip to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. The transportation, hotel and tour arrangements were all first rate and made for a wonderful and memorable trip.
We recently returned from an Arctic Adventure in Sweden arranged by Jacada Travel and had such an exciting time. Everyone at Jacada, especially Hanna Fischer, Heather Evans, and Hanna Partridge, was so helpful with planning the trip catered to our wants and needs. Once in Sweden, our guides were the best, informative and friendly. We enjoyed dogsledding, ice fishing, and snowmobiling while staying in the finest accommodation with delicious meals. We look forward to our next trip with Jacada Travel!
I had the time of my life.
I brought my children and my mother to Thailand for the first time. All four of us had amazing time.
The Jacada team really cares about creating unforgettable experiences.
We have been on several trips with them, our expectations were always met and mostly exceeded and we are looking forward to our next adventure with Jacada.
We enjoyed a trip to Costa Rica over Xmas and New Year 2019, arranged by Jacada Travel. The trip covered 5 different locations over 2 weeks. The locations and lodges were very well chosen – and the whole trip ran like clockwork – there was transport to meet us at every location- even when the local planes were an hour or two late. High marks all round.
Our trip was excellent from start to finish. No detail was left to chance. From our hotels to our dinners and drivers/guides, everything was first class. I would use Jacada again without hesitation.
Jacada did a great job planning our trip to India. The hotels were great, guides amazing and activities were really fun. We would recommend them highly.
Great company everything always goes smoothly and they recommend wonderful places
All in all, our trip to SE Asia was great. The real key to success was that we didn’t do more than 3 hours of temples/sight seeing at a time. So, adding the more active components was a major win for us: kept everyone busy and added diversity into the experience. About 3 hours of sightseeing is about the limit our kids could do. So, having the great variety of experiences in the trip and having a bit of downtime for us in the evenings was a big win.
Thanks so much to you and the Jacada team for all your help! We loved it and had a terrific time! A lot of great memories for us!
We have just returned from a 18 day trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore. Overall, I was very happy with the trip and how it was organized. Sarah from Jacada listened to our likes and dislikes and put together an amazing trip. I wanted to rate this 5 stars, but a few things stopped me:
1 – The quality of the guides were inconsistent. Most were very good, but you could tell who was really passionate about their work and who wasn’t.
2 – I felt like some of the tour content, especially in Hanoi could have been better. For example, we spent precious hours in queues waiting to visit the mausoleum holding the embalmed body of Ho Chi Min but we missed some key sites in Hanoi as a result.
3 – Sometimes we wanted time on our own, and the guides seemed to feel like if they left us they would get into trouble. Better coordination on our time with the guides would have been good.
4 – Not having any sort of breakdown of the trip may be good in some ways, but not knowing how much we paid for an event or service (e.g. the guides) didn’t give us any sort of metric of expectations. I would have liked to know how much I should demand from them and when I was receiving just what I paid for.
5 – We booked our trip about 8 months before traveling, but our internal flight connections were less than ideal. Sarah did warn us about this beforehand, but while I was in the area, I was able to find inexpensive flight choices with better schedules (e.g. direct).
6 – Jacada met my expectations with the itinerary, and Sarah did make suggestions which I wish I had listened to beforehand. I can say she knew better about the area and what to do and see more than we did do my lesson for the future would be to listen more carefully to the suggestions of their travel advisors.
We worked with Jacada (Hanna and Heather) for our family trip to Finland (9 persons in total spanning three generations, including two children ages 9 and 6). They did a wonderful job helping us to identify possible activities, and working with us to finalize our plans for our stay. Accommodations in our chalet were spacious yet cozy and inviting, the chef did a great job with the menu’s we had selected. The various activities were fantastic – lots of fun for all. The logistics went like clockwork.
We have lived in Europe, and travel pretty regularly. We’ve used a number of different agencies in the past (and have planned a number of overseas trips ourselves since returning to the States). I’d highly recommend Jacada (and plan to reach out to them for future travel plans).
Overall they did a great job. Our only concerns were that most of the accommodations were mediocre, for our family. The accommodations may be amazing for others but for us, we wanted a little more. All the activities were amazing though.
Kate and the rest of the Jacada team have done a fabulous job in planning and executing our Christmas trip to Switzerland. Last year they did an extensive trip of Asia for us. No detail is to small. Each trip has special experiences. They use wonderful tour guides and provide great information prior to leaving
Sarah (Travel Designer) really listened to what we were looking for and designed a fantastic trip! Everything was seamless and she even caught an issue with flight timing on the one flight we had booked on our own. The activities and sights we were able to see because of Sarah’s careful planning were absolutely incredible! Her suggestions to include Laos provided us with one of our best travelling experiences yet and would not have happened if not for her expertise. Her hotel selections were also fantastic. Gilda (Concierge) could not have done a better job on her restaurant recommendations which allowed us to sample amazing local chefs and cuisine. We were also so happy with the regular check ins from Jacada to ensure everything was running smoothly. Thank you Sarah,Gilda and Jacada!
We had one problem while away, but Em made up for it with a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Jacada does a great job. We just got back from Namibia in October and have already booked another through them.
Jacada went above and beyond my expectations. They truly crafted our honeymoon trip to precisely fit our travel style. The itinerary they created was unlike anything I could have planned myself. I feel like they really got to know us as travelers and did everything in their power to ensure we had a perfect trip. Their little personal touches made it all the better too. I’m not sure when our next big trip will be, but I know we will use Jacada for it.
The trip was extremely well organized, the hotels were amazing and the local guides gave us a real sense for their country. We loved the suggested tours, in particular the food blog tour of Hanoi was outstanding. Rachel was really on target in arranging exactly what we had been looking for in a trip.
We traveled throughout Morocco in November of 2019 with the help of Jacada Travel. As this was our 25th Anniversary gift to ourselves, we wanted to leave behind some of the stresses of planning and trip and traveling in an unfamiliar environment, culture and language. Tess listened very carefully to the kind of experience we were looking for, and did a fantastic job working out an itinerary that met our personal style and tempo. Everything was top notch, and no detail went unattended. You can tell that Jacada seeks to provide the experience of a lifetime, and they surely did. We will never forget this experience!
All the arrangements were timely and perfect. As promised agents met us at every stop and took care of us, including Nairobi airport and Arusha airports. Even when we made last minute changes during the trip, the altered plans were executed timely. The other requirements of the Safari, the bread and butter steps were as promised “five star”.This is my first safari and as billed “once in a life time experience” was truly so and made memorable by Jacada travel.
Our experience with Jacada Travel was positive, and added to our overall favorable travel experience. The initial planning process with Rachel was excellent and factored into account our unique travel requests. Her suggestions helped us to modify our trip planning accordingly in a positive way. Suggestions for hotels and resorts was generally spot-on. Several of the Jacada staff were available when needed, others not so readily. Several local tour recommendations were excellent, a few less so. Overall, we had a positive experience and would recommend them to others.
First time I used Jacada. I have had the pleasure of travelling the world in style and was nervous to use a company I have never used. Happy to report the entire trip. From start to finish. From planning to execution was first class. What an amazing group. Everything was perfect and as described and curated.
With only a few short weeks to plan, Rachel from Jacada leveraged her expertise to design a bespoke trip to Thailand that exceeded all expectations. From the unique hotels and experiences that perfectly matched our interests to the special surprises along the way, we were delighted at every part of our journey. As with previous trips though Jacada, the concierge and ground teams anticipate and remove the normal hassles of travel so you can put your energy and attention towards the adventure. Thank you Rachel, Gilda and team for a truly special experience.
Jacada organised an amazing trip. All accommodation, travel arrangements and tours were first class and executed flawlessly. Would not hesitate to recommend them. Well done Lily et al.
My husband and I recently returned from a fascinating and fabulous month-long trip to China and Japan. This is the 4th major trip we’ve done with Jacada, and as we have come to expect, it was superlative in every respect. We found China particularly interesting because it is so vast and the culture, people, history and geography are so varied and absorbing. The changes over the past few decades are profound, and the itinerary that Jacada designed and the guides we had in every place we visited were excellent and helped us understand what we were seeing and experiencing even more deeply. Don’t get me wrong — Japan was great, too — but China was more of a surprise.
We can’t recommend Jacada highly enough for this or any trip you take with them. We have covered a lot of territory with them, and each of our sojourns has been planned and executed flawlessly. They design each trip to reflect individual interests and needs, and they have nailed it every time.
I went with my gut and chose Jacada to put together my Have-to-go-to-Chile trip. And I’m so glad I did. Emily and her team put together a trip that was what I had hoped to be and more. Although the time I was there got a little dicey due to the sporadic unrests, the staff and the guides were very supportive and reassuring.
Will definitely plan more trips with Jacada.
The devil is in the details. However, Jacada manages to go far above and beyond expectations and ensures you are wowed at every phase of your journey. Everyone planning a bespoke holiday should look no further. If this review would allow me to award more than 5 stars, the maximum would be given. Jacada is truly deserving of 10 stars.
Hi Jen and Omar,
We both wanted to email you having returned from our wonderful honeymoon in South America. Everything was organised perfectly and ran so smoothly which made it a dream trip. Special mention needs to be given to all the Guides and Drivers over the 3 weeks and we were very impressed with the hotels all of which had their individual styles and charms.
We also want to say a special thank to you both for pulling together the 3 week plan, providing us with great restaurant recommendations and the special treats you organised in each of the hotels as gifts 🙂
It really has been a unique experience travelling with Jacada. Based on our personal interests the trip was tailored exactly to our needs. It was a perfect assemblage of great locations, superb hotels, knowledgeable guides and exciting surprises. Many thanks especially to Jen and Omar for organizing this!
Jacada Travel did an outstanding job arranging our 50th Anniversary Trip to India. Every last detail was flawless, literally from the moment we stepped off the plane in Delhi through to security upon departure in Mumbai. Sarah Kounnou’s expert knowledge of India was instrumental in developing an absolutely perfect itinerary for us. I can honestly say that there is not one thing we would change over the the 16 day journey. All hotels, guides and support staff were excellent and we are totally satisfied with the experience. Jacada is definitely a First Class operation.
From trip inception to the final tour in Saigon, Jacada exceeded expectations. Keith cared about what types of experiences we wanted and curated a bespoke trip of a lifetime for my husband and me. We saw the hidden side of Vietnam, met locals, ate amazing food and stayed in world class hotels. Our personal guides were knowledgeable and knew so much about local history and culture. We will definitely travel with Jacada again!
We had the most incredible time in Africa booking through Jacada travel! This truly was the trip of a lifetime, the absolute best trip we’ve ever taken. The travel agents are very passionate about the places, the local people, and ensuring you will have a very enriching experience. Each activity was curated to perfection. Every detail was well thought out and they really tailor it to your interests, needs and requests. All of our tour guides throughout the trip were warm, knowledgeable and fantastic. The accomodations were also all excellent. The agents are extremely responsive and helpful. Throughout the planning process and throughout our travels, we felt that we were always well taken care of. I highly recommended Jacada. We are already daydreaming about our next Africa tour!
Jacada Travel organized the most wonderful vacation in Kenya and Mauritius for my family!
The very professional and well organized team made all the efforts to make our adventure memorable !
I already booked my next vacation with them to Vietnam and Laos 🙂
Jacada travel and the team of Keith Jarman and Gloria To have done an amazing job whilst creating our family’s wonderful adventure in Thailand. Jacada exceeded all our expectations. Keith created a truly wonderful exploring experience for us. We traveled to Chang Mai, Phuket and Bangkok. We received personal attention, private transfers and experiences crafted just for us from elephant sanctuary that amazed our children to beautiful temples in the Chang Mai jungle to gorgeous Phuket islands and sandy beaches to vibrant and beautifully diverse Bangkok.
This Thailand adventure was perfect for both our kids and my husband and I. We equally enjoyed all activities and could finally spent quality time together.
I would have never been able to make this magic happen without Jacada’s team.
I can offer my most sincere compliments to Jacada Travel for their organization, assistance, flexibility and attention to detail with respect to our Chile trip in November, 2018. All the planning succeeded without complication, and the changes made at the last minute due to and necessary because of the political unrest in Santiago made our lives and experiences the best they could be!
Special thanks to Susanne and Berni in the UK and to Berni in Chile!
I decided to use Jacada Travel to plan our Honeymoon in order to help take some pressure off with all of the other wedding planning that was happening. I have been on trips organized by other travel tour groups before, but this was the first time being involved with planning and organizing.
The accommodations chosen were excellent, were in great locations in the city, and well appointed. We also felt very special throughout the trip because Jacada noted that it was our honeymoon to all of the hotels. The guides were all very friendly and helpful and made all of the tours and transfers seamless. One guide in particular went above and beyond and offered to bring us to things not requested or required by the plan. Excursions were all great and Jacada did a great job of catering the trip to us. My only minor complaint is that some email communication between Jacada and I took longer than I liked. Even so, the trip itself was absolutely amazing and I would still use Jacada again!
We’ve used Jacada twice now for trips to Chile and Argentina, and we’ve found them excellent: thoughtful, attentive, and responsive. They found good guides to show us the sights in each place we’ve been, and all of our transfers from one location to another have gone very smoothly. Most importantly, we like their judgment in choosing things for us to see and do. We started using them because we were tired of paging through 400-page guidebooks trying to figure out what to do, where to stay, and how to get around. Jacada takes that particular kind of stress out of the experience and lets us focus on enjoying the country and learning new things every day.
Professional and caring from Day One through completion of the trip. Have used several times before, and will use again as my exclusive travel expert.
I wholeheartedly recommend Jacada! They put together an amazing trip for my husband and I with only 3 weeks notice. Our coordinator listened to our wants/needs and asked questions to better understand who we were and what we would enjoy. Our vacation was wonderful and stress free! The hotels/riads/tents (!) they chose were unique and absolutely fantastic! Our guides were informative, amazing, and willing to be flexible to entertain our interest. I cannot say enough superlatives about Jacada. We’ve already booked our next holiday!
Consistently excellent choices
We just finished an amazing trip to Ecuador over the Thanksgiving holiday with Jacada Travel. Our trip consisted of 3 nights in Quito and Otavalo, 4 nights in the Amazon and then 5 more nights in the Galapagos, splitting between a land based adventure on Isabella and Santa Cruz islands.
One of the things Jacada really nailed was the local guides, Juan in the Amazon (Napa Wildlife Center) and Fabian in the Galapagos were amazing, real stars of the trip. Their excitement for nature and knowledge of their area, really made the trip special. They were incredibly kind and patient with our kids and were so genuinely excited with all the new animal discoveries we had.
Some other highlights was the Napo Wildlife Center. We loved that it was owned and operated by the local community and the wildlife that we were able to see from there was amazing. From seven meter long anacondas to tiny poison dart frogs to 5 different species of monkeys swinging through the trees over head, it was fantastic. My kids (11, 9, and 6) would say they loved the Galapagos the most as beaches are always a win for them but when we get to share the beaches with sea lions and marine iguanas, that takes it to a whole new level.
We loved all the properties Jacada selected for us and the food was outstanding as well. I don’t think we have any real negative feedback on anything.
We enjoyed our trip to South America. The guides and hotels chosen were excellent.
Things that can be improved, such as more details needed regarding documents required to enter a country.
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.
It was an incredible experience. Jacada took the typical stress associated with planning such a big trip & worry about any potential glitches completely out of the picture. Everything went perfectly. From our transfers to our accommodations to our excursions… it exceeded our expectations. I will be using Jacada Travel for all of my future big adventures.
Jacada created an unforgettable trip for us in South Africa. The meet and greet at the airports (including expediter for visa formalities) , train stations and safari camps were seamless and made the transfers an almost enjoyable experience. Their choices of the safari camps were top notch and well worth the money. I plan on using Jacada for future travels and will recommend them to my friends and family.
Jacada made the trip easy! Wonderful accommodations, excellent guides, and very helpful people meeting us at every location! Will use Jacada again!!
Jacada took care of so many small details we would have never have thought of on our own. We had an excellent experience with all the tour guides, drivers and transfer agents.
We have always had good service from Jacada in the many trips we have fone
We had a one week holiday in New Zealand in October 2019 and Jacada Travel planned the trip to meet our needs. The team at Jacada provided us with a wonderful set of options that we could choose from and then, once we made our choices, made it all happen and within our budget. When weather conditions required us to re-arrange our plans, Jacada’s local representative was proactive and provided great alternatives. We had a wonderful trip, much better than we could have planned on our own.
We had a great experience using Jacada to plan our trip!
Had a great time in Ecuador and thanks to the excellent arrangements made by Jess and Omar at Jacada.
They were very professional , efficient and very helpful.
Our second experience with Jacada Travel,after Japan,was to Mexico..two distant locations with totally different characteristics and again it was extraordinary..every detail was fulfilled …excellent local team in Mexico,excellent central team in UK..
We had a blast for 1 week in Iceland with the family.
Great mix of luxury, adventure and great outdoors
Everything fell into place perfectly.
No rush during the trip, a lot of flexibility.
Not our first experience with Jacada and not our last
very professional, guides always on time, knowledgeable
we had 16 nights in Ecuador and Peru, all went very smoothly and was very enjoyable.
ps. the Peruvian highlands do take some time to get used to altitude!
Extremely memorable vacation with excellent guides & drivers along our route. Berni & Emily even arranged notes and gifts along our route to ensure we were knew that we were being looked after. Route was carefully designed to minimize altitude effects and avoid any potential ill effects. Lima-Sacred Valley-Cusco-Lake Titicaca-Silustani-Colca Canyon-Arequipa-Lima. A beautiful country and wonderful people. I highly recommend visiting.
The overall tour was great but the service was not consistent in all the hotels. The guides were knowledgeable but some stood out more due to their warm personality.
My Husband and I booked our Honeymoon through Southeast Asia with Jacada. I am so happy that we used Jacada. It was our first trip using this travel agency and it definitely will not be our last. The entire process was very professional. Our agent, Sarah, was very knowledgeable and helped me plan the most amazing custom itinerary. Sarah was extremely patient and kind and very quick will all her replies. When the trip arrived I was nervous because I had never used Jacada before. However, every part of the trip ran smoothly from the minute we landed in Singapore to the moment we left. All the accommodations were exceptional and Sarah went above and beyond to send welcome letters to each of our hotels for us. It was such a lovely touch receiving a thoughtful note each time we arrived in a new hotel. The drivers and guides they hired for us were all great. We thoroughly enjoyed our Honeymoon. We likely will always use Jacada for any upcoming international trips we plan to take in the future. Jacada is truly five stars!!! We can’t wait to travel with them again soon!
Our party of 6 city folks from Hong Kong was thrilled by the 5-day sojourn earlier this month. Despite all the preparation, mental and otherwise, Iceland was the proverbial jaw-dropper. 3 words to capture what we covered were; Vastness, Freshness and Friendliness. Firstly we were floored by the miles and miles of vast land masses, of unpolluted water, of emptiness .. not to mention the accompanying “loneliness” which surprisingly carried an appeal (at least to me) that outflanked the vulgarity of cities. Secondly we were surrounded by freshness, of almost everything and everywhere, starting with the beautifully cool air which is second to none. One cannot begin to describe it, one can only find out in-vitro. Thirdly it is mind boggling even to imagine only 350,000 Icelanders occupying 103 square miles verses 7,400,000+ in Hong Kong sharing 430 square miles. Icelanders are not gregarious by nature probably due to the stoic weather and Lutheran heritage but one can feel they are inherently friendly, welcoming and proud of being who they are. Their food scene somewhat reflects that. Standard Icelandic fare is limited with less flair but their chefs do well in what she is famous for eg Icelandic Lamb, Arctic Char, Cod and catch from her surrounding waters generally. Our party was impressed by and certainly grateful for the immaculate planning, organization and execution which made our short, far too short, visit unforgettable. We have only touched the tip of the icebergs, almost literally, when we visited the glaciers. There is no question Iceland deserves a Round #2. Incidentally a trip to Iceland is not complete unless you have driven a snow mobile on the glacier, preferably while it snows, amidst misty visibility. Not only can one brag about it one can share with grand kids over hot chocolates next to an open fire. Well done Jess and well done Team Jacada .. thank you!
Dora & Raymond Tang
It was a well planned itinerary with good guides and accommodations.
I would use Jacada again.
Oaxaca and Mexico City offered great history, food, culture, people, interactions, adventure and comfort. Upfront questions could have matched my goals better, but that doesn’t overshadow the overall experience, which was terrific. Jacada handled people on the ground so we always had a contact if needed. Hotels, guides and recommendations were good and we would use Jacada again.
Jacada planned our trip to Patagonia flawlessly! We only had 9 days of vacations dm Jacada was able to deliver an itinerary that hit all our must-dos and not feel rushed at all during the travel. Highly recommended!
Really a fantastic experience for us. It met or exceeded most of our expectations, and definitely made traveling in an unfamiliar environment comfortable and stress free.
Every detail was addressed by Jonny and his team. All transfers were on time, the hotels and itinerary were excellent for a first time safari. We also appreciated the slight changes that were made due to bush plane schedules.
Amazing trip that was everything hoped for and more. Series of experiences that made the trip very rich in terms of learning and memories. Jacada again developed a trip that addressed our interests and then followed through with their outstanding service.
Very professional, Good service mind and high standard
Highly recommend Jacada for tours of South America.
We had two highly successful trips in successive years.
The trips are all bespoke with really nice boutique hotels for accommodation and you are always looked after with your own private guide, even at all the airport check ins and arrivals.
They can and do cater to your individual needs and all the tours can be personalised.
Tessa and Angela did a wonderful job planning our 25th wedding anniversary trip of a lifetime. We put ourselves in their hands to select fabulous properties and they did not disappoint. Travel to and from cities and
lodges went smoothly. They anticipated our needs and provided that extra “something” to make this an unforgettable experience.
We recommend Jacada without hesitation!
Fabulous all around. Tessa who arranged it, did an incredible job. Her backups Angela And Michele were there when needed. Hotels, safaris, guides were the best anyone could ask for. Even connections were almost A.
Design and planning of the trip was well prepared and monitored. Local guides were well equipped and well presented. Variety of dinning experiences and different kinds of food added to the taste of the trip.
It was an excellent service. If the price could be lowered a bit, it would be super.
We have now taken 3 trips that were planned by Jacada and each one has not only been memorable but exceptional. On our last trip to Indonesia, we had a Guide by the name of Dewa in Bali that constantly went out of way to make our trip special and changed the agenda to meet our desires. I can’t say enough about how it makes a difference.
In addition, the group at Jacada (Gilda, Jane, Jen, Sarah and Byron) are the best. From hassle free experiences to the personal touches – Jacada is Great!
As always, Jacada is kind, considerate, always thinks ahead and is understanding to the experience and the traveler. Our best moments have happened through Jacada Travel.
Every detail was handled to perfection. Murray and Heather put together a magical trip we will never forget!
Planned a last minute 11 night trip to Morocco with Rebecca. Her and her team were absolutely fantastic. We gave them a tall order in asking for booking on such short notice (and then changing the dates mid-planning!) and we could not have been happier with the results. Highly recommended.
Jacada did an amazing job of putting together our fantastic journey to the Galápagos Islands & Machu Picchu. We stayed in beautiful hotels, most of them Belmont’s. Our ship, the La Pinta, for the Galapagos part of our trip was very comfortable & the crew & guides were top notch. Our guides in Quito, Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu, & Lima were all very knowledgeable & helpful.
Beauty and customer service beyond belief!
We stayed at the Galapagos Safari Camp for four nights and it is an experience we will not forget. There are several things that made it special; the people, the location, the amazing “tent”, the tour guides, the incredible food and last but not least, Jacada Luxury Travel who planned and coordinated this amazing trip. Without Jacada, we would have never of known about Galapagos Safari Camp.
People: From the first second of arrival we had the best possible experience. Getting to the Galapagos is a bit of a journey but arriving at the camp you are greeted by a smiling face (Anabel, Andres, and Alejandro), a cup of local tea and a nice cold washcloth to refresh yourself. This was only the beginning of our experience. The staff knew us by name, engaged us always in conversation, gave us advice on things to see and were generally wonderful. The small number of guests makes it very intimate as there are only 9 tents at the camp.
Location: The camp is located away from the “city” and ports – it is secluded, silent and very private. I enjoyed the 20 minute drive to and from our excursions… it was a great way to prepare for adventure and discuss the fun we had on the way back. The camp is located in the highlands so can be a bit misty (at least when were there) but the lodge and grounds are really something to see. Ecologically designed to make a minimal impact on the island (solar water heating etc.) but made no impact on comfort or convenience.
Tour Guides: Fernando Zambrano is an amazing and super sweet naturalist guide. Very knowledgeable about every destination he took us to. Also very respectful about the wildlife and environment around us. My wife is very leary about snorkeling and almost didn’t go. Nobody pushed her but the comfort she felt with Fernando, she ended up going snorkeling both times we went out. He held her hand the whole time and guided her to see a range of sea life including sea lions, sea urchins, lobsters, schools and schools of beautiful colorful fish plus a couple of white fin sharks (Thankfully my wife didn’t see them). It was an epic experience for her as it was for me. I would definitely recommend purchasing a waterproof go pro if you don’t already have one. One major ability of Fernando was to point out the amazing wildlife. My wife was able to get some of the most amazing photos that will be lasting memories of our beautiful 20th anniversary trip. When we toured the east side of Santa Cruz, we went kayaking and to our surprise, we saw about 20 sharks about 8 feet below our kayak. Pretty amazing to see and experience.
Incredible Food: Everywhere we went we were fill with amazing food! From the gourmet experience for breakfast and dinner at the Safari Camp (beyond amazing!) to the food on the excursions everything was top quality and delicious. If you like great food… trust me this is the trip for you!
A bit about Jacada: Jacada Luxury Travel was super professional from start to finish. Going to Galapagos was not our first time travelling with them and it will certainly not be our last. There was a bit of a situation about 2 weeks before our departure, Ecuador was experiencing civil unrest in Quito Ecuador. Jacada notified us of the situation and kept us up to date every single day. We did purchase the trip insurance and thought about cancelling but due to it being an indigenous strike and not a labor union strike, our insurance would not cover us so of course we waited for the strike to end and decide if we’d be travelling to Ecuador. We made the “investment” in travel insurance but shockingly the insurance would not cover a general strike! Advice, get the trip insurance where you can cancel for no reason. Just in case.
The insurance deal was a bit disappointing but Jacada stepped right in and provided alternate solutions such as skipping the tour to Quito and just going direct to the islands as there were NO problems in the Galapagos Islands. Thankfully the strike ended 5 days before we departed and we did decide to travel to the Galapagos Islands. We did skip the city tour in Quito and spent one night at the airport then traveled to the islands the very next morning. To my complete surprise, Jacada was able to get our money back for the two nights we missed in Quito and covered the night at the airport. It was certainly not expected but SO appreciated. Jacada has a wonderful reputation and super strong relationships with their vendors. My wife and I would like to give Berni De Luca a very special thanks for keeping us informed and calm through that very stressful situation in Quito. Of course many thanks also goes out to Emily Opie for arranging our itinerary.
We had a wonderful time and memories that will last forever. Thank you again to Jacada!!!
Ray and Lisa Kuczera
Great Service. Very responsive. Lots of attention to detail and little addons to make our holiday a great success.
Experienced and thoughtful travel planning done in a collaborative fashion, for customized personal tours. Unique and off-the-radar sites and dining options are suggested and were much appreciated! Our tour went like clockwork – we felt very pampered and looked after.
We had an amazing trip including our wedding arranged by Tess at Jacada travel. The attention to detail and thought that went into every stop along the way was incredibly done. We are frequent travelers and have used other travel companies but none can compare. We will definitely use Jacada travel again.
Fantastic safari to Tanzania organized by Em from Jacada. The process was seamless, and Em made sure every detail was in place before we went. This was truly one of the most remarkable trips I have ever taken, and the memories will stay with me forever.
Tessa was amazing! Every detail was taken care of. This was my first time to use a travel agency. I will definitely use Jacada again!!
Ireland – We had a wonderful trip. I think we lucked out with the weather as it was amazing. The country is beautiful and we enjoyed our excursions, guides and hotels.
AMAZING Africa adventure. Trip of a lifetime !! The itinerary was spot on! All the accommodations were spectacular. All 4 safari locations were awesome. The Masai Mara in particular was breath taking! The number of lions, leopards, cheetahs, black rhinos, and wildebeests was insane. Jacada Travel nailed it 😊 🐅🦒🦓🦏🐯🦁🐘🐃🦌
Well done Byron and team 👍👍
Murray and Heather worked with us to ensure a fabulous experience in Italy. The guides, drivers and other people sent to help us make connections were responsible, knowledgeable and gave insight to dining, history and culture you don’t get from group tours or guide books. The accommodations across the board were first class and unique. Jacada Travel delivers what they promise.
Easy to work with and always make our trips special! Thank you Jacada
Excellent travel agency; very thorough; professional; great luxury options. We enjoyed our experience.
Really great trip and every detail was perfectly planned! Thanks!!
Jacana Travel was instrumental in creating an amazing and most enjoyable vacation/trip to Rwanda and Tanzania for my group. Bryon Thomas was the key person who created this amazing itinerary and he was incredible, knowledgeable, professional, honest, humble and most importantly a joy to work with. He was spot on with putting together everything we hoped this trip to be and I would not want to work with anyone else but Byron. I would highly recommend anyone to work with Jacana Travel as they MADE our trip, and once again ,y hats off to Byron Thomas the man that made this happen for us. Jacana Travel was beyond amazing to work with!!!!
Exceeded expectations! This was the first time I used a travel agency and was leery, as I didn’t know what to expect. I contacted and spoke with three other companies, but felt that Jacada was the best fit.
For our African travels, Em was our Travel Designer, who took the time to listen to want we were looking for. We spent over an hour talking on the telephone so that she understood what was important and what we were comfortable with. A few days later, she presented an itinerary for us that was within our budget and hit all the highlights of what we wanted to see and do.
Leading up to our trip, Em and Angela (Travel Concierge), asked if there was anything specific we needed during our travels and answered any questions we had.
About a week before our trip, they contacted us to walk through the itinerary and the details of the trip. After the call, we felt like we were well taken care of and didn’t have to worry about anything.
Our trip was amazing, and EVERYTHING was taken care of. We enjoyed all the camps that Em had picked for us and we could not have been any happier. After our return home, Em called us to follow up on how our trip was and if there was anything that they could have done better.
When we need to use a travel company, we will only use Jacada Travel as they delivered on what they promised and made sure we were well taken care of!
Jacada put together a wonderful vacation for me. Melania and Heather went above and beyond in answering all of my questions and making sure my trip was perfect. I will definitely be using them again for my next getaway.
Emily organized an absolutely flawless safari in Kenya for our family of 4. She was communicative and really understood what we were looking for.
While there is no way to get around the crowds of tourists in the Masai Mara during the Great Migration, it was well worth it. This was our 6th safari in the continent of Africa, and Emily still managed to make it a unique experience. I would recommend all the properties that we stayed at.
Great job, Jacada! We will be back 🙂
Jacada Travel created us an amazing trip to Italy for my wife and I. All i can say is “WOW” all the private tours and tour guides, the hotels and restaurant choices all exceeded our expectations by far. This was our first time using Jacada Travel and i can tell you we will absolutely be using them on our next adventure! They planned out everything for each of our 12 days down to the pick up times at our hotel for the days excursions and duration’s when we would be back at our hotel and the attire requirements for the day and evening which was so helpful. From the moment we arrived in Rome to the drive to the Amalfi Coast to the Island of Capri and train ride back to Rome from Naples and everything in between we were well taken care of. When we landed in Rome the moment we exited the plane we had a person from Jacada right there which took all the confusion away as to where to go not to mention bypassing all the long lines and when we fly back we had the same service once we arrived at the airport we had a person from Jacada right as we got out of our vehicle…and let me tell you the lines were crazy long “it was nuts “and they got us checked in and we were able to bypass all the long lines again making the end of our trip so relaxing. We wanted High End Travel with Top Notch Service “The Best of the Best” and we are pleased to say Jacada provided it! A trip we will remember for a life time! Thank You!
Rebecca was incredible to work with! She was so patient with all of our changes! She went to great lengths to make sure our trip was perfect. 10/10 would love to work with her again.
It was one of the best trips ever. I cannot think of a single thing to improve on. Excellent guides and a well planned trip.
Working with Byron Thomas of Jacada Travel was a pleasure. He took the time to listen to what my dream vacation was and planned everything accordingly. His knowledge of Africa made it possible for him to interpret our wishes into a perfect trip, Kudos to Byron and the Jacada Team. I would not hesitate to use Jacada for my next trip.
We were able to experience the Singita Lodges (Kwitonda, Mara River Tented Camp and Faru Faru Lodge) – all were SPECTACULAR. I can’t rave enough about Singita. They were warm, welcoming, and made us feel at home from the moment we walked through their lodges till the moment we left.
When Jacada is at its best, it is truly a magical experience. It is not easy setting up dozens of interfaces and events and both Em and Melania did this very well. They cared deeply about pleasing us.
Perfection is difficult to achieve though and I don’t see that they have 100% control over all their partners and misc. personnel.
Example 1. Most of their guides are top notch pros, but not all. We purchased a gift in a Switzerland gift shop ($20 item) and left it in the limo. I emailed the guide when we returned to the hotel and asked her to see if she could get it back; it was a sentimental gift that my wife’s daughter had requested. Though it was inexpensive it meant something. She did not respond. The next day she said nothing. I asked about it and she said, “Oh, the driver had already left so I couldn’t ask him.” She did not care a bit. The driver (whom I tipped generously) had to have seen the package and he simply kept it instead of making a phone call.
Example 2. Most of the time their pickup and driver coordination is perfect but not always. The driver in Tanzania picked us up from the airport at 11 PM and attempted to take us to the Legendary Lodge. He spoke almost no English. He got very lost for maybe 20 minutes and did not communicate what was going on. We were in a remote area of a rundown neighborhood and he was backing up into alleys and driving over unpaved roads and ruts. He stopped at a dimly lit house and talked on his cell. He did not have a professional dispatcher controlling him. He was winging it. He did not tell us what was happening and my wife and I were very concerned. Frankly, I was freaking out inside and was one minute away from demanding we go back to the airport. He did find our lodge though and all was well but this was an unnerving experience.
Overall, I will give them a “B+”. I will probably use them again.
Great customer service and excellent attention to please travelers. Jacada team goes the extra mile.
We gambled, not sure we should trust Jacada. It was a foreign company we found on the internet, but they offered individualized personalized travel that we wanted for a trip to Tanzania. Well, let me reassure you, it was worth every penny paid. Jacada has been amazing and the attention to details was great. Nothing was overlooked. Emily proposed an itinerary based on what we wanted and the duration of the stay. She then worked with us as we fine tuned it. Angela helped with all the paperwork and insurance details. Our trip exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend the FaruFaru Lodge in the Grumeti Reserve. Amazing room, amazing food, great service, and a watering hole right there that the animals come to almost non-stop. And take the dawn hot air balloon ride! What an interesting fun way to see the animals.
Thank you Jacada, Emily and Angela. Our trip of a lifetime was exactly that!
My husband and I finally checked off one of our bucket list items with the wonderful help of Kit from Jacada Travel. Their highly personalized and professional level of service exceeded our expectations and made things extremely easy for us. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for the perfect trip .
My husband and I used Jacada Travel to help plan our dream honeymoon to Peru and every step of the way they exceeded our expectations. From the moment we reached out to express our interest, Susann (our travel designer) spent time to really get to know both of us and craft the ideal trip. There was plenty of information ahead of time and the staff at Jacada made sure that all of our questions were answered promptly. Once we arrived in Peru, every person we interacted with –from the airport pick ups to the drivers and tour guides were kind, helpful and made our trip that much more enjoyable. A particular shout-out to Ronald from Enigma Tours who took us on a journey through the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cusco — he was incredible. All of the accommodations were also top notch, and just the little touches along the way made the experience feel so special. In addition, Jacada helped get us restaurant reservations ahead of time so we were able to dine at Central in Lima — a once-in-a-lifetime experience and something that no one should miss!
We feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to go on the this trip and we are grateful that Jacada made it such a special and unforgettable experience!
From the moment we arrived at each of destinations, Jacada arranged for the easiest of transfers from the airport to our luxury hotels with a terrific car service. The representatives met us directly outside our gate, assisted with our luggage and walked us to our private car. Each hotel was beautiful with A+ concierge service from check-in to check-out. The entire trip was effortless and most comfortable in all ways possible and Em and Angela from Jacada did an outstanding job in making this all possible. I highly recommend Jacada for all of our travel needs and will definitely call upon them for another amazing journey.
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Hanna was very flexible in creating various potential itineraries for us and we had a fantastic trip! All of our guides except one were excellent and Jacada gave us a discount on that excursion. I would definitely use them again!
This was my second travel experience with Jacada. Last fall my husband and I visited South America, which included travel to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu and I have now just returned from a gorilla trekking adventure in Rwanda and safari in Kenya with my adult daughter. My first experience with Jacada was beyond expectations and the second certainly did not disappoint. Rebecca’s service was exceptional from our very first contact. She tailored the trip exactly to our needs, wishes and budget and offered helpful tips and suggestions to make the trip as memorable as possible. She even included thoughtful gifts for my daughter’s young children that were related to our visit to the Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi. The itinerary, internal flights and transfer pick -ups were seamless so that it was a completely stress free holiday. Her accommodation suggestions were superb. We were fortunate to be one of Jacada’s first guests to the newly opened Sangita in Rwanda and it was stunning! Rebecca and extended Jacada staff as well our knowledgeable, professional and friendly guides and lodge staff all worked together to create unforgettable memories for my daughter and myself. I will definitely be booking a third trip with Jacada..
Jacada Travel was excellent not only in their ability to personalize our New Zealand itinerary, but also in the service provided by their team as well as accommodation and tour guide selections. Their country liaison, Debbie, was extremely helpful while we were on vacation. Truly, a customer-focused oversight throughout the planning and during the trip. Thanks you, Jacada!
Keith, Gloria and the rest of their team could not possibly have done anything more to make our Vietnam/Cambodia trip more incredible. Everyone and every place knew our food ticks, my birthday and so very much more I can’t list them all. There was not a bad meal, guide tour or hotel. We cannot recommend them more highly, if there were ten stars they would have it. We will definitely use them again in the future.
Jacada Travel organized an amazing trip to Sicily for my wife and me. The hotels were all perfect (especially the Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea in Taormina), the guides were both informative and engaging, and the suggested activities were interesting and fun (particularly the horseback riding on a wine tour and cooking class in Syracuse).
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 there and available to us. What an amazing trip! Every hotel was amazing with exceptional service. Every meal was so delicious and special, truly unforgettable. Our culinary tour was conducted by a chef who shared some recipes with me as we ate a perfect lunch. We will never forget the views which were breathtaking, the food which was so fresh and delicious, and the warmth and friendliness of the Peruvian people.
The trip was excellent. Murray and Heather from Jacada were very responsive to our interests, needs, and preferences. They planned a trip that matched our interests. Both of our guides were outstanding – adapting to our interests at every stop on the way. Basically, they helped us fall in love with Iceland. Thank you.
99.5 % of the trip was absolutely fantastic! We had one guide in Cape Town (Stion) who was less than top notch; one guide at Victoria falls (Alex) who was quite bad and the food/service at the hotel in Victoria falls was very poor. But… the Nelson hotel in cape town was beautiful; the safari far exceeded my expectations (our guide Rhu knew the area inside and out and found us amazing sites daily.) The mobile camps were very comfortable. The food in the bush was superb! People were so friendly and helpful and accommodating. I am still dreaming of Africa. It was a trip of a lifetime.
Great experience. the trip was organised in an excellent way. Everything was great. Really pleased.
We could not have been more pleased with the expertise provided by Tess and the Jacada team in the planning of our trip to South Africa. Tess took the time to listen to the type of experiences we wanted to have, the sights that we wanted to see, and then shared with us her extensive experience in making suggestions for additional elements to include on the trip. Prior to the trip, a detailed backgrounder on each of the cities and countries we were to visit was mailed to us, as well as a finalized itinerary (which was tweaked a few times over the 18 month planning period!). With the exception of one resort, each of the properties we stayed at met or exceeded our expectations, with Tess having briefed each property that we were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary – such a nice and personalized touch! Where we did run into an issue, the staff manning the 24 hour emergency contact line were extremely helpful in working towards resolving the issue, including following up directly with the resort management. In addition, all the small logistical items ran like clockwork – our drivers was always waiting to meet us as scheduled, the vehicles were clean and well maintained, and the airport arrival staff were also always easily visible and very helpful. We can not say enough good things about our guide in Cape Town – Russell was absolutely fantastic, and the two days we spent with him were highly entertaining, as well as extremely informative. In addition, Justin and the team at the Dulini River Lodge were outstanding – literally every want or wish we had was taken care of, combined with a surprise celebratory private dinner! Thank you so much, Tess, for pulling together a once in a lifetime African experience for us.
Hit on everything, didn’t miss a thing. Amazing trip. Highly recommend.
We selected Jacada after completing an on line search for a travel firm that we thought would meet our needs for a trip to South Africa. For the year prior to our departure Jacada attended to all of our logistical needs very professionally and thoroughly. However, we still did not know what to expect when we arrived in Capetown, South Africa. Suffice it to say we were overwhelmed with their service which started with us being the first passengers met at the airport by a Jacada representative as we deplaned. As we continued our journey from Capetown to the Winelands to Sabi Sands game reserve and finally Tongabezi, Zambia we felt as though we were receiving attention only meant for royalty. All the people working with or for Jacada were polite, pleasant and professional. We did not have to worry about a thing. Plus, the hotels/lodges we stayed at were first class and all the meals we were served were absolutely delicious. Additionally, the guides we had at all of our locations were extremely knowledgeable, courteous and fun. We cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Jacada.
Jacada Travel provides the market contemporary travel itineraries and arrangements for a new generation of holiday makers, who are tired of big groups, crowd of tourists and at your own pace leisures. Of coz, the wine and food aspects enhance the travel itinerary a lot. THANKS to the team of experienced travellers behind in planning all these trips.
We had a wonderful time on our “Royal Discovery of England” trip. Our travel designer checked all the boxes on our bucket list. She efficiently managed our sightseeing schedule, booking us in excellent hotels and making all our dinner reservations for us. We were transported to each location we visited in style, and we had the best chauffeurs! A very memorable trip.
Every step of the trip was carefully recommended and planned. A best in class travel experience.
Excellent service, hotel selections and guides. Top notch in every way
I wanted to take my wife on an Africa Safari for her 60th birthday. I contact Jacada travel and was put in contact with Em Hunter who had lived in Africa. Em put together the best trip of our lives. I have traveled to all 7 continents but this trip ranks above all the rest. We were treated like royalty at ever location we visited and transitioning between camps was smooth and flawless. I have nothing but good things to say about Em and Jacada. They made the trip incredible.
Everything was done for us and ready to go. It made our trip with four kids easy!
We were really happy with our entire trip and the guides and their pride in their countries. Everything that we booked to visit was perfect and so interesting. No complaints and only compliments.
Laurie and I truly enjoyed our recent trip through France, Italy,and Greece. Every detail was well planned and executed perfectly. Your hotel selections were perfect. And, always located in just the right place. Our guides were all fantastic. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to work with. Everything was just perfect. And, FYI , the La Torre restaurant at the Castello de Nero Hotel inTuscany was truly an amazing dining experience. They received a Michelin Star.
Thank you so much for planning and executing such an amazing trip planned for our needs perfectly.
I have never used a travel agency before, I usually book my own trips but because it was Africa I decided to find an agency to assist me and I was very fortunate to have chosen Jacada travel.All I can say is Rebecca Cook pretty much held my hand throughout the entire process (and I truly needed hand holding). We had a number of transfers between Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, the Masai Mara and Capetown. I was a little skeptical that everyone who was supposed to meet us would be there, that the bush planes would be there when they were supposed to, to my relief they were all there waiting. That was my biggest concern. For me it felt like a very complex trip and Rebecca made it run like clockwork.
The lodges, the safaris, the hotel, the guides, could not have been better. It truly was the trip of a lifetime.
During the planning whenever I had any minor issues, between Rebecca, Angela and Biron they resolved them instantly.
I recommend Rebecca and her team highly and I would definitely use them again especially when I plan my next big trip (China,maybe)
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!
Great experience from our initial contact with Byron until we returned to South Carolina. Exceptional in every way. We spent some time planning this adventure and were not disappointed. Lodges were first class and our guides/rangers on safari were knowledgable and made every effort make our safari enjoyable. Would highly recommend Byron Thomas and Jacada. We stayed 23 days and next time will stay longer. Marsha and Bill
A unique experience in Siem Reap
Carlos – our guide for the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu part of our trip – was beyond superb. He made the Inca culture and history come alive for my 21 and 18 year old kids. We were actually saddened when it was time to head for the Amazon without him.
Hanna at Jacada planned a dream vacation in Italy and France for our family. She thought of every detail to make our trip special – phenomenal tour guides and experiences, reliable and safe drivers, great restaurant recommendations from Michele, and gorgeous hotels in perfect locations. We felt so pampered and didn’t have to worry about a thing. I highly recommend Jacada!
Excellent service and knowledge. Helpul and professional. Provided excellent choices but perhaps a few more options on excursions could have been offered.
We loved the attention to detail that Alex gave us. This was our first trip with them and we did not have to worry about a thing.
Jacada and their partners on the ground in norway did a fantastic job planning and executing on our trip. Great mix of outdoor and cultural experiences, knowledgeable and personable guides, and it was a truly wonderful trip. An amazing assortment of fun ways to get to know Norway.
Another wonderful trip organized by Jacada
Amazing trip. Everything went very smoothly. Everyone from top to bottom was extremely helpful. My wife and I would have to rate this as one of the best trips ever. We are definitely using Jacada Travel for all future travels.
Our trip was South Africa –> Zimbabwe –> Kenya
Jacada’s people are very knowledgable and passionate.
All details were well cared for.
We can’t wait to go back!
My husband and I recently returned from a 7 day trip to Peru. I can honestly say that it was the best trip I have been on and that is in complete credit to Jacada.
First, the planning process was so enjoyable. Lily, my travel agent put together a great itinerary that was personalized based on exactly what worked for us. Closer to the time of our trip we were assigned a travel concierge, Berni, who worked so hard to make sure every small detail from restaurant recommendations, spa appointments, and small tours were perfect. While on our trip the planning was executed perfectly. The transfers were seamless, the hotels were top notch, and each activity was booked ahead of time without hiccups
When we arrived in Peru we were treated like royalty from the second the wheels touched the ground. Our guides helped us with everything from checking into our hotels, guiding us through the airports, helping us pick out the best dishes on the restaurant menus, and even recommending extra activities along the way that weren’t on our original itinerary.
A few examples:
In Lima – our first night we stayed at the airport hotel as we were scheduled to fly out to Cusco the following morning. Our guide picked us up from the airport just to walk us across the street to help us check into our hotel. The following morning we were running a few minutes behind. He sat with us while we finished breakfast and had a great conversation. What could have been stressful in a different scenario turned out to be a lovely morning.
Nilo – our guide in Cusco and Machu Picchu was one of the most special people I have ever met. He was so kind and considerate. His goal was to make sure that we enjoyed our vacation as much as possible. Upon arrival in Cusco, he recommended a stroll through the market and helped us pick out fresh and local fruit to try. When I told him I wanted a poncho he made a stop at a local shop where we learned about how the authentic alpaca ponchos are made. He reminded us to barter to be sure we paid a fair price. He was already prepared with tickets for us to visit Moray and Maras (two locations I really wanted to see, but didn’t ask to have them added to the itinerary because I didn’t think there would be time). He was also our guide on our Incan Trail hike to Machu Picchu. He made sure to point out the best locations for photos. . He was so smart. I felt like we were learning the entire time we were with him. He was also beyond prepared. He carried lunch for us that was catered from a delicious restaurant in Cusco. He carried extra water, sunscreen, and bug spray. At one point we started having muscle cramps and he was prepared with electrolytes and fashioned walking sticks out of bamboo. I was also very impressed because he shared that he went home and did research on how best to avoid cramps so he can make recommendations for future hikers. We were supposed to hike Mt. Machu Picchu, but we were so tired we wanted to sleep-in instead. Without a second hesitation he reorganized our itinerary for the following day so we could enjoy a restful morning in our hotel. He was nothing short of amazing!!
We also really loved Marisol, who was one of the kindest women I have met. We spent the day with her while on a food tour. She gave us tips and tricks on Peruvian cuisine. She even recommended a cold brew coffee with pineapple, which is now a new favorite treat of mine!! There are some people that you just feel a connection to and I feel truly blessed to have met her. We even exchanged email addresses to keep in touch.
I could think of 1,000 other reasons why this trip was amazing. But the bottom line is that I will not travel outside of the country again without the assistance of Jacada.
Thank you so much
The trip to Africa was set up with consultation to be exactly what we wanted. The accommodations were excellent, the tour guides and the transportation were better than expected.
JacadaTravel set up meeting us at the airports, dropping us off at the hotels daily transportation and help within the airports from customs, check in and getting through baggage and ticketing was far better than expected.
Everything went smoothly which made the trip stress free!
The choice of tour guides and sites were excellent.
Jacada made our entire trip worry free and exceeded all our expectations. From the minute we booked the trip we felt we were catered to and special. I would not hesitate to go with Jacada for another trip like this.
Just a great experience from beginning to end. It was worth every penny.
Byron planned an amazing 12 day trip to South Africa for my family. We traveled to four different places and everything was coordinated perfectly. Additionally, all the lodges and hotels were great as were the tour guides.
Byron was also extremely responsive when we had questions both before and during the trip.
We highly recommend Byron!
We visited Norway on our honeymoon and Jacada Travel organized a phenomenal trip. There were many moving parts (walking tours, hikes, private boat tour of the fjords, ferry connections, etc.) and it went off without a hitch. My wife and I were impressed and would certainly plan another trip with Jacada.
Great trip, excellent customer service
Our Jacada travel experience was beautiful. While we have always been well informed self serve travelers, we were not as familiar with south east Asia and knew we needed help. We could have built a plan ourselves that would likely have cost about the same and have been no where near the experience or comfort that we had. Being able to communicate our goals for a holiday made the difference in building an experience that helped our family learn and grow together. Highly recommended.
Working with Jacada Travel was a very wise decision in planning our trip to Peru and Machu Picchu. From the moment I made the first call to Jacada I had no doubt that the trip would be planned down to the last detail. It was indeed a luxury vacation. All hotels, guides and restaurants were of the highest standard. The attention to detail is not to be underestimated. We never worried about anything from the moment we left home. The meet and greet at the airport, guides and drivers were always on time and very helpful. We were never left wondering who was picking us up and what the plan was. All we had to do was show up and enjoy the sites and experiences. Everything was taken care of; detailed itinerary, boarding passes, entrance fees, luggage handling, etc. This was the trip I was hoping for and there was not one thing I would change.
I have taken three trips with Jacada, all luxury vacations and each one was just that – luxury of the highest standard. I recently heard someone say that travel is an investment in memories. They could not be more right. And Jacada made that happen. I am in the planning stages of a fourth Jacada trip and could not be happier.
I throughly enjoyed. the accommodations that were provide by Jacada Tours . Ocean elevens in Hermanus was a cozy place on the water It had a fantastic view. .
Table bay Hotel in Cape Town was fabulous . The Jock lodge in Krueger National park was breathtaking. It had 6000 of it leased aces that all of the big 5.
The tours &tour guild were top notch. I had a weather issues that caused cancelation of some my hours. The company took care of all the rescheduling & gave me new idea for other activities
This was the first time using a travel company to plan and book an international vacation and after our incredible experience, I can say that Jacada is the only way to travel. Every transfer was seamless from the start of the trip to our departure day. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, plus the fact that we were alone on all our tours was worth every penny.
During our trip to Peru, we hiked the Inca Trail and that by far was the highlight of our trip. Juan Carlos and the entire trekking team full supported us along the 4 day hike. And the meals….wow!!
My husband and I both said that we have never been able to connect with a country more than we did on this trip. Jacada had a way of showing you the country from a different perspective so that you can connect on a deeper level. This was our first trip with them and won’t be our last.
Johnnie and Jacada are truly first-rate. Johnnie helped us arrange an unforgettable experience in East Africa, exploring Samburu, Masaai Mara, Nariboi, and Lake Malawi. Each was a stunning and wonderful destination, with experienced matched to our needs and travel style. I can hardly wait for my next Jacada trip!
We chose Jacada Travel to plan our second safari trip to Africa. We wanted a private safari experience on our terms! We had two major goals: see the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and check off the rhino from our Big Five list. We put Jonny Humphries to work on the itinerary, and he knocked it out of the park. Jacada had excellent ideas about what we should do, and all their recommendations were spot-on. We were met by cheerful, helpful greeters at each airport and each transfer point. Having someone meet us at all these places really relieves the stress. Our guides in Kenya and Rwanda were top-notch. Our accommodations were all five-star. We were always wistful when we left a hotel because we were always having a good time. Then we would get to the next place and be equally impressed and excited about the new place. Everything went off without a hitch. Jacada is first-class all the way.
Tessa and Jacada Travel were amazing to work with while planning our African Safari. Thanks to her extensive experience, insight and attention to detail, we had the best safari experience ever!
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 and detailed itinerary could have been communicated better.
Overall a great experience. Accommodations were top notch. Guides were excellent. Meals served during the safari were amazing. I especially thought it was wonderful for our guides to setup breakfast or lunch by a river bank or under the trees with a great view of the animals roaming in the park… just missing a few minor details that could have elevated it to 5 stars. Received our travel packet after we arrived from the trip. A slight faux pas considering we booked the trip a year in advance. A month after we booked our trip, we were asked what our favorite drink was, as well as, a picture of the group….still not sure what that was for. A travel phone app that detailed our daily itinerary would be a nice touch.
This was our second trip with Jacada and both have been amazing experiences. The staff was so accommodating especially when Alex had to comb all of Edinburgh to change our restaurant reservations.
We were especially thrilled with our guide, Ross. He was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. I would recommend him to anyone traveling to Scotland
We’re very experienced travelers but this was our first time in Iceland. Jacada and their Icelandic affiliate delivered a fantastic 5 day experience. Our guide Siggi was among the best we have had on any trip. As a mountaineer he read the weather in exceptional ways and redesigned our itinerary on the fly to minimize the impact of the wind and the rain. He was personable and informed.
We chose to not go ultra luxury in hotels. It was a good trade off since we spent long days with experiences as long as the daylight lasted.
Overall, smiles all day every day! Kudos to Jacada and Siggi for a job exceptionally well done.
They have excellent teams with good experiences especially our tour guides and drivers are very professional They are enthusiastic and with knowledge
OUR HOLIDAY WAS VERY WELL ORGANIZED BY JACADA TO THE LAST DETAIL .LOOKING FORWARD TO TRAVELLING WITH JACADA AGAIN NEXT YEAR
Yet another fantastic family vacation arranged by Jacada. Susann and Berni did an excellent job tailoring local experiences to our personal preferences – everything went very smoothly and provided us valuable insights into the country and culture in an extremely enjoyable fashion. Natalia and other guides on the ground were wonderful local hosts for us as well. We will not hesitate to book more international travel with the Jacada team.
The trip was superb!! We were well taken care of and the guides were all expert in their fields and were very passionate. Hotels were also very pleasant and the restaurants were amazing. Would totally recommend Jacada to my friends and family.
Many activities, first & third hotels very good, Vik ok but dinner quite good. Overall food unexpectedly wonderful in Iceland. Overall first hotel the best. Our guide, Pietr, made this trip amazing. Immediately I felt he was looking after us, very quickly felt totally comfortable. He added extra stops & was totally patient plus concerned about my interests & my sister’s interests which differed at times.
We could not have asked for a better service, from the the preliminary planning through the actual trip.We were able, during the trip, to contact a representative at any hour to make modifications to the itinerary. We will definitely retain Jacada Travel for our future trips.
The whole trip was well planned, advised and executed. From arrival to final departure, we were well taken care off. All hotels were unique and first class. Guides and drivers were all proffessional and passionate of what they do. An excellent expereince.
We had an incredible time on this trip!!! Top notch accommodations from beginniing of the trip til the end.
The only issue I had was that the travel pack arrived in the mail after we left the country despite having booked this trip over a year in advance. Otherwise, the overall experience was excellent!
Everything was first class and organized to perfection. The hotels were great, tour guides were knowledgeable and we could not have been happier.
We have used Jacada Travel for 3 epic trips to Africa over the past 5 years. For each trip, Byron arranged an itinerary that met our desires and with the least amount of travel time between lodges. All of the lodges, game drives, flights, transfers, etc. were 5-star! Byron and his team kept us informed about the trip from the beginning of booking all the way through to the end including some nice notes along the way. We will certainly be using Jacada Travel for future travel, in Africa and elsewhere.
Very impressed with level of service received through out the process of planning our trip and while traveling. The tours and the guides were phenomenal – would not change a thing! Highly recommend – we will certainly use Jacada again and again!!
I just returned from a fabulous trip to Iceland (Aug. 2019). Jacada put together an amazing itinerary and provided me with guides who were exceptional. I traveled with my sister and, though our interests were different at times, our guides – especially Petur – managed to satisfy us both. From start to finish, including the preparation that Jacada helped us with pre-trip, we couldn’t be more appreciative. This trip turned out so well that I fully intend to recommend Jacada to others. What we saw and experienced has given us memories that will last for a lifetime.
Jacada’s reps were helpful, flexible, and knowledgeable. We had wonderful experiences traveling through Costa Rica and Iceland via Jacada. I highly recommend the company!
We had a family rip to thailand prepared by Jacada
Great trip organized by professionals
Beautiful hotels, great adventures and great restaurant suggestions
They were immediately receptive to correcting 1 small hiccup that occurred on the trip
Jacada Travel has provided us with excellent service from the first moment we contacted them to organise our 2019 Peru holiday till the moment we returned and conducted a debrief. The team quickly understood our personal standards and preferences and was super engaged to design an exciting and unique program. When handed over to the operations team, there was an equal level of professionalism and engagement. The team is very personal and during our actual trips we received a personal note in each of our destination; very thoughtful. In Cusco we had the pleasure of travelling with one of the best guides we ever had. Overall we are impressed with Jacada and would definitely book more travels in he future with them. A big thank you to all involved for making our trip so memorable and without any obstacles. All was perfectly organised. We highly recommend Jacada for individual luxury travel – they really understand this segment.
Sarah during the planning phase and Gilda as the regional concierge were fantastic. We did a two week trip to Vietnam and Thailand that was planned in under one week with only three weeks before the trip so needless to say it was very fast timing. Despite the quick turnaround, no detail was missed. The hands on service, local guides, drivers, etc were all top notch. I typically plan my own trips but now understand the value of a great travel designer!
First of all, Jacada was doing magical things again!
A family holiday in London – a popular place to go. I did not fancy anything exotic before the trip. But once again, Jacada made what looked ordinary so special.
Heather, Kit, the team of Jacada had put so much effort to make our journey so special. They looked into every details and everything was seamlessly arranged. All the tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. We had two small kids 6 and 10 y.o. They just knew how to keep them interested.
The highlight of our trip was a family photo shoots arranged by Jacada for us as a “gift”. What a surprise! Our photographers were very professional. They spent the whole day with us in Cotswold. We ended up being very good friends. We shared jokes and smiles all day. All our sweet memories were imprinted on the photos.
The scone baking class was also very interesting. Now we know the tricks to make good scones at home. During the class, we also learnt some history and etiquette of English High tea.
We all have a very good time in London. Heartfelt thanks to Jacada!
Our trip was perfectly planned for our family’s interests and requirements. The scheduling was seamless, never rushed and always relaxed. The guides were very personable, knowledgeable and fluid with our schedule. We will definitely use Jacada Travel again.
Our trip to Vietnam adventure was spectacular. We couldn’t have asked for a better vacation from accommodations to activities, everything was really quite thoughtful and at the highest level of professionalism.
Jacada travel organized a fabulous trip for my family! We participated in activities that were not available anywhere else in the world!
Inside the volcano tour was something not to be missed. It is expensive but well worth it. You do have to be able to hike 2 miles to the volcano entrance. You are able to go at your own pace however. There are no finished roads to access that area This is definitely a vacation for people that are very mobile.
Hiking boots and a very good windbreaker/rain coat is essential!
Forewarning, The wind in Iceland is pretty substantial! There is definitely a need for many layers to keep you warm.
Our guide/driver for the week, Sven, made sure everything ran smoothly and was very flexible with our schedule. Everyone in the family agreed that he is the one that made the trip special!
If it all possible, I would highly recommend getting an Icelandic guide to really learn about every aspect of Iceland!
The boys family favorite was the ATV in South Iceland. It was fun but an extremely bumpy ride. What made it special was the different terrain in that area. You’re ride on the black sand beach with a glacier and mountains in the background. You go through streams and into hidden alcoves.
You were given suits and helmets to wear so you were warm.
It was a very memorable trip for everyone!
My Clients had a wonderful trip , everything worked like clockwork,
Jacada were efficient and made the planning of the trip very easy. Definatly use them again .
Jacada planned a 9 trip to Greece for our party of 6. They did a wonderful job attending to every detail- the hotels were all exceptional , the guides were knowledgeable, entertaining and engaging. The transportation vehicles were always clean and the drivers provided with fresh cold bottles of water available when needed ( as the temperatures remained in the high 90 range – this was a very nice gesture) The tours and excursions were meticulously planned and executed with much thought going into what are interests were and exceeding all expectations. Overall I would highly recommend Jacada Travel for any destination that they serve.
We booked a 12-day custom trip to Peru with Jacada and they did a fantastic job! We were a party of three and got to ride around Peru in comfortable minivans with skilled drivers and very knowledgeable guides. Everybody was always on time and took care of all our needs and answered all our questions. Our special dietary requirements were also always considered. Their knowledge of how to best travel in various areas was especially valuable. For example, they booked two visits to Machu Picchu for us. The first one was an afternoon visit with our guide and the weather ended up being fantastic. The second one was on our own the next morning when it was cloudy and raining, so we got to experience the site in a different atmosphere. Had that been our only visit, however, it would have been disappointing because the visibility was bad. Similarly, we were interested in seeing the Rainbow Mountain but they advised us to visit the Palcoyo instead, which is just as beautiful, not as crowded and not as punishing to hike at that high altitude. So I highly recommend Jacada and I would travel with them again!
Every need, desire and more anticipated…our accommodations, our guide, our drivers all exceeded expectations. We would absolutely return to Jacada Travel to design our next adventure.
We had the experience of a lifetime. Everything was arranged to perfection and Jacada paid attention to the tiniest detail. We had a wonderful, fun, sweet and most importantly safe honeymoon. Thank you Kit and your team for everything!! The little welcome notes at every hotel was a pleasant surprise!! Will definitely use Jacada again for our future trips! And will definitely recommend to our friends!
The trip was really good, I would have liked a little more guidance on what to do. Also we were told some wrong information (we could go shoeless for white water rafting) and had to wear normal shoes which was a pain to carry and wash afterwards. Also our last place was right near an airport, but they had us drive 3 hours to a farther one and we got there 4 hours early.
We had a true 5 star experience with Jacada. Every aspect of our trip was perfectly planned and timed. Any questions we had were immediately answered. Couldn’t have had a better time!
This is the second time I have used Jacada Travel to organise a family holiday for us, once to Costa Rica and once to Borneo. Both times the customer service and advice have been excellent. We worked with travel advisors on what we wanted out of the trip and both times the iternary, accomodation, guides and in country support and travel were excellent. Would have no hesitation recommending them to friends and family.
Very reliable tour company. Good communication. Very detailed.
Jacada Travel was very easy to work with before our trip to mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. They helped us pick destinations that exactly matched our interests and abilities (my 81 year old mother was traveling with us and while she is still very active, there are some things that she just shouldn’t try to do anymore). Because everything was so well-prepared for us there was no need to contact them at all during our time in Ecuador. Their local representatives (from Jacada, their partner company Metropolitan Touring, and Haugan Cruises) were always ready for us when we arrived with all details in place. Our local guides and naturalists were all amazing and friendly. I will definitely work with them again the next time I am planning a trip with my family.
If you are looking for VIP, worry-free travel, and incredibly wonderful adventures then Jacada Travel has the team to make your wishes come true.
Starting with the first email, our experience with Jacada was great! Tessa and her team were professional and informative. They tailored an amazing trip to Namibia that I will never forget.
The trip went off seamlessly. We simply relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful scenery, wonderful experiences, and truly amazing animal sightings. The lodges were comfortable with friendly and hospitable staff. We enjoyed getting to know our guides, who have so much knowledge to share.
I highly recommend Jacada, specifically Tessa and her team. They made my dream of traveling to Africa a reality that I will never forget!
I hope to go back again someday, with Jacada’s help of course, to see more.
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.
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.
An unforgettable experience and five star service. Murray, Heather and Alex were just outstanding in working with us and delivering an exceptional vacation. I cannot say enough about their care and attention to every detail. It truly made our vacation the best we’re ever had. We will only ever use Jacada Travel for our family vacations from now on, they are that good!
Excellent service and attention of Jacada. Very satisfied with this beautiful 24-day trip they prepared for our family to Colombia.
Everything went as planned. Precision and punctuality in all services.
A very professional travel agency, we didn’t have to worry about anything, always taking care of us!
Great planning and follow up Everything was perfect
We used Jacada to help our family plan our trip to Africa. After learning more of our interests, Jacada put together a truly excellent itinerary that took into account all of our “asks.” This included a variety of private safaris and tours to explore South Africa to its fullest – with incredible,first rate accommodations. They took care of each detail with pick-ups, guides and connections so we truly had zero worries and could just enjoy the experience. At the end of our wonderful journey, we all agreed, it was the best travel experience we ever had! Em and Angela from Jacada were available, responsive and helpful throughout the journey. Truly a trip of a lifetime! For our next special trip, we will go back to Jacada!
We had a wonderful experience touring interesting sites and learning about the culture in Peru. Our travel guides and support team were knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful.
I have to say that every detail was taken care of by Jacada on our trip to South Africa. Before writing this, I took some time to read the 1 star ratings to see what types of complaints were out there. We experienced none of that! Em Hunter and her crew had everything in ship shape for us. We usually do our own planning, so I know what goes into planning a sucsessful trip. I also know what can go wrong no matter how well you prepare. All in all, Jacada has the resources and acumen to give you a trip you won’t forget! We will certainly be using them again for our next big family adventure.
Excellent customer service: email and phone responses prompt and enthusiastic. Gets to know who you are, what you’d like to do and tailors holiday plans accordingly. They use top quality guides an drivers services locally. Have recommended them to friends.
My husband, 8 year old son and I, were planning a trip. My husband, being the trip planner and always planning amazing vacations, got in touch with Jacob, from Jacada Travel, to plan our trip to Peru. From day 1, contacting Jacob until the days after our arrival, it has been exceptional. Jacob was very attentive, caring and involved to figure out our wants and needs, for our family adventure. It was perfect! From Miami to Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, treasure hunt in Cuzco, organized by Jacada, amazing hotels, meals, surprises on the way… Every touch and detail was perfect! It was our first time with our son on an adventure trip, as opposed to a resort, and he loved it!!! The guide, Edgar, local, was knowledgeable, caring and exposed us to great experiences. Jacada also had a mountain biking your organized, with a car following is in case we needed anything. The hotels were AMAZING. We met great people and we’re able to experience Peru in a special way. Thank you for helping us create these great memories, and we will definitely be calling Jacada Travel to plan our trip to Africa!
Thank you Jacada Travel for an unforgettable experience to Italy. Melania our Travel Designer made the whole process so easy! She developed a personal relationship with my wife and I, taking the time to get to know us and making the trip specific for what we were looking for. Everything was done so first class. Excursions and transfers were all privately done. Most enjoyable vacation we have ever been on. Would recommend the Jacada experience to anyone.
I want to give a 4.5 Star but the system does not allow that. The trip overall was very good, despite the initial contact with Jacada was not smooth and reply not always timely. The briefing for the weather was not very details, i.e. I know exactly what to pack now. Both Lima and Machu Picchu was cold without sun. The guides were professional and caring. Marisol (?) knows her food, Elissa was very kind and knowledgeable, Juilo was very passionate about showing his country and the heritage and he also helped my husband all the way, a good person. Tattiana (the petit lady) at Iguazu Falls was fabulous. She tried her utmost to show and explain to us everything about that munificent fall, wouldn’t let us miss anything great. Marcelo was fun to be with. All the drivers were good.
The hotels were first class and service was outstanding, we were allowed to check out at 4:00 pm in two hotels as our departures were late and very thoughtful.
Food was a nice surprise both in Peru and Brazil – a new culinary destination.
LATAM flied between Cusco and Lima, Lima to Iguassu almost every hour or two, I don’t know about the rainy seasons but
in the winter, it is very safe to take a later flight (we took the 6:00 flight) from Cusco to Iguassu via Lima with not issues. Perhaps you would consider that.
Jacada’s local agents were great, never failed to meet us on time and very reassuring.
With regards to itinerary, it may be better not to make Juilo went up with us to Machu Picchu for a day only instead, hire a guide up there for the whole time. We paid $100 for a local guide for almost a day, he gave us good alterative suggestion to walk up the Sun Gate as if we want to track Machu Picchu we had to start early as they close the mountain at 1:00 noon. .
BTW, Hiram Bingham train will take an airline carry on luggage, I will send you pictures. I was cold as I cant put my heavier jacket inside the overnight bag specified by your instruction.
I think LATAM flied between Cusco and Lima, Lima to Iguassu almost every hour or two, I don’t know about the rainy seasons but
in the winter, it is very safe to take a later flight (we took the 6:00 flight) from Cusco to Iguassu via Lima with not issues. Perhaps you would consider that.
All in all, it’s a good experience and I will use you guys again.
My wife and I used Jacada to plan our honeymoon to French Polynesia. Working with the Jacada team was fantastic and effortless. Every question was quickly answered. Every hiccup was quickly addressed. We felt like we were in the hands of experts who are equally passionate about travel, and who were committed to helping us have the trip of a lifetime. And that’s exactly what it was. To Gilda, Katie, Alesha, Joyce, and the whole team at Jacada: thank you! We can’t wait to plan our Kenyan safari with you!
Em Hunter, an African travel expert at Jacada Travel, put together such an incredible four country itinerary thru Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa for my family as well as a bonus rendezvous with our friends at the andbeyond Ngala Lodge at Kruger National Park that we are already looking forward to planning our next trip with her. While on safari at Seba Camp in the Okavango Delta, we watched as a pack of wild dogs separated a cape buffalo calf from the herd and have their way with it before returning to their den to regurgitate a meal for the eager pups. Leaving the dogs, we stumbled across a male lion attempting to take down a honey badger with no success. The morning ended with my son and I watching another male lion along with his brother feed on a freshly killed adult cape buffalo atop a rise overlooking a water hole. The entire experience is one we will not soon forget, especially the magnitude of the stars in the night sky, the rhino walk in Zambi, the sundowners on the Zambezi River and the white lion cubs at Ngala Lodge. Thank you Em!
I am so impressed and happy with my experience with Jacada. David and Omar arranged a trip of a lifetime for me to Peru and the entire experience was first class.
Jacada did an amazing job creating the perfect Safari experience. Every location and every person we encountered were wonderful. We couldn’t have done this epic trip (2 weeks in South Africa and Zimbabwe) without them. Our trip was smooth and without any issues. We would definitely recommend them to our friends and family.
I can’t say enough good things about Jacada and Jonathon “Jonny” Humphries. As we planned our trip to Africa, Jonny was a fantastic listener, and incorporated our wishes into a fantastic vacation. He was knowledgeable and offered an assortment of choices and considerations. He was also very responsive. On those rare instances when he was not available, his co worker, Andrea Thomas was equally a joy to work with. They worked seamlessly together.
The logistics were smooth and the accommodations were wonderful, several of them exceeded our expectations.
My husband and I had the most wonderful experience on our recent trip to Peru booked through Jacada Travel. Our Latin American travel designer, Jen Richt, listened carefully to what we were interested in and provided us a fantastic itinerary. Everything went smoothly from each airport arrival to transfers to the hotels and on all our guided tours. The tour guides were great. They were knowledgeable in the history of Peru and kept the tours interesting.
We chose Jacada Travel because we were looking for a luxury experience with no worries. After reading the online reviews of Jacada we decided to take a chance and try them. We were not disappointed. The Jacada staff made sure everything was taken care of. We truly felt pampered every step of the way!
We will definitely use Jacada for our next trip!
We had an amazing time on our Jacada trip. I love how everything was tailored to our needs, each transport was handled, we had an assistant or a guide or someone everywhere we went, and we even had a backup if we needed to call someone with an issue. Jacada also checked up on us in each new city to see how the trip was going. The trip itself was wonderful and couldn’t have been better planned unless I had more time for vacation!
The people at Jacada actually listen to you during the planning process as opposed to others that throw a formula based plan at you. Our trip to Peru was unforgettable – the planning by Jen and Omar ensures that altitude issues were minimized and every where we went there were little surprises and upgrades. And thanks to carful in country planning and interpretation by our guide Marco we always did the popular things while the bus trips were elsewhere!
Highly recommend Jacada – so professional – even called the week before to go over details one more time. It was such a nice experience, we will do it again!
Experiencing the wonders of Iceland with Jacada Travel was unparalleled because of the tour guides and Jacada personnel. Our guides were vetted through Jacada and fit our individual needs with a diverse and extensive knowledge of both the cultural and environmental landscape of Iceland.
This was a trip of a lifetime, i will never forget the great experiences and thoughtfulness of our guides!!!!
Rebecca Cook did an exceptional job of arranging our “Safarimoon” in Africa – Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Seychelles. We had many ideas and dreams that she considered and organized into a trip full of adventure and beauty. There were only a few (expected in Africa) bumps along the way and Rebecca was interested in feedback on how to make an already spectacular experience even better. We highly recommend Jacada as a travel partner extraordinaire!
As a travel agent it was a Joy to work with Jacada and Rebecca! My clients were very impressed with all accommodations and dreams came true! will use them again!!
Jacada organized my vacation with my son to Costa Rica. Everything went completely smoothly. They booked just the right amount of activity vs down time from the discussion we had. All hotels were excellent and all logistics occurred with no issues. Overall a very good experience.
With the help of Jacada we were able to experience a spectacular stress-free family vacation to Croatia. Our trip designer thoughtfully planned out our itinerary so that we had the perfect balance of adventure and site seeing. We hiked waterfalls, went white water rafting and enjoyed tours of Diocletian’s place, Dubrovnik’s fortress, and Hvar.
All of the Jacada drivers and tour guides were top rate—friendly, professional and knowledgeable and our hotel accommodations were phenomenal. This is our second family vacation with Jacada (the first to Chile) and won’t be our last. A+
Jacada’s experience and guidance for crafting a memorable Southern African experience exceeded our expectations. Byron’s first-hand knowledge of the hotels and camps enabled him to recommend less obvious and known destinations which were absolutely first class.
Highly recommended and will use Jacada in the future.
I found Jacada travel services while surfing the internet for a company to assist our group of 10 with a trip to hit the major sites in Peru. They did not disappoint! Our trip was amazing. There wasn’t a single detail that Jacada and their country affiliate did not attend to. We stayed in beautiful hotels with impeccable service. We had airport assistance, drivers and guides. Our guides were very knowledgeable. We had a guide in Lima for a half day historical tour who was excellent. I apologize I can’t recall he name. Our guide Freddie was with us for most of the rest of the trip to the Sacred Valley ,Machu Picchu and Cusco. He was wonderful guiding us through Inca history, culture and customs. We all learned so much. He gave us tips to assist us acclimate to the altitude so no one needed medication. He had an intimate understanding of the people of Peru. We enjoyed some meals on our own. Those provided through Jacada were absolutely delicious! There was no room for improvement in any part of our trip. We thank Jan, Romanet and Omar from Jacada and all the persons who helped make this trip memorable. We plan on looking into using Jacada in the future!
Our trip to Africa was one of the best vacations that we’ve been on! Everything was well planned and it was an experience of a lifetime.
Jacada Travel helped us plan a trip to Mendoza, AR. They made some great suggestions about activities there. Their local partner, Discovering the Andes, were great hosts and took us to great wineries/restaurants as well as local artists. The wine was good; the food was good; the “people to people” activites were delightful.
My husband and I finally made it to two of our dream destinations last June – Peru and The Galapagos. Everything turned out perfect, matching all what we imagined and more. The depth of our rich experiences throughout the trip extended beyond the sights – the tales, beautiful people we met and flavours we could have only imagined. Thanks to the superb planning and execution of the entire Jacada team, led by Jess and Berni who designed our whole trip , paying much attention to what we wanted. We felt in every part of our journey, every destination that the entire team had every detail covered. Truly impressive! Thank you Jacada team.
Wonderful support from Ms. Tessa Van Der Walt and Ms. Angela Thomas to make my first visit to Cape Town and Franschhoek unforgettable. Their professional, timely and personalized recommendations, observations and suggestions allowed to me to maximize my time indulging in my twin passions of exploring the Cape Town cuisine scene and the Western Cape’s natural and historic sites. I would definitely use them again and unreservedly recommend them to family and friends.
Excellent Service and flow of itinerary. Hotels and Resorts recommended were world class, private guides selected were knowledgeable, fun and engaging.
We found Jacada Travel when searching for family vacation ideas. Typically we had planned our vacations ourselves but decided to contact Jacada based upon what we’d seen on the internet. What a fabulous decision! Susann and the Jacada team were amazing. They took care of everything. They listened to what we wanted in a trip and executed efficiently and effectively and exceeded our expectations. Our trip was truly a vacation as everything was so well planned by Jacada!
Jacada travel sets a new standard in luxury travel, creating custom itineraries that reflect in-depth knowledge of the destinations and a commitment to service and seamless logistics. Working with local experts, offering 24 hour service, Jacada makes travel easy enjoyable and memorable.
Excellent..perfect choice for a tailor made trip
Our entire trip was amazing start to finish. Everything from the meet and greet, to the guides, hotels, restaurant recommendations – everything was top notch. The trip planned by Jonny and Angela exceeded all our expectations. We are already planning our next vacation with Jacada.
Always there and anticipating our needs and wants.
Absolutely amazing travel service!!! We have spent a wonderful week in Scotland with Jacada Travel and loved every minute of it. Great overall organization, excellent selection of accommodation, fantastic local guides, attention to every little detail. And on top of all that, they are very nice people who are ready and willing to tailor your dream vacation! Special thanks go to Jess Tang and Heather Evans who made it all happen!
Em did a great job preparing and reviewing our trip with us.
Attention to details from point of point of entry to departures … met or exceeded our expectations
It was the trip of a lifetime!
We had a wonderful time – Machu Picchu … Skylodge and the Galapagos!
Go with Jacada! If you try to do the trip yourself, you may hit a few high notes. With Jacada you get a symphony! Emily orchestrated every element of our trip to South Africa. Cape Town, Franschhoek wine country, Ngala game preserve, and the incredible Royal Chundu were all spectacular. Each element building on the last. The guides at each location were knowledgeable, professional and clearly loved their subject. The safari guides at Ngala —beyond belief. My wife is gluten intolerant. Emily, Angela, and each of the locations made sure she was more than accommodated. Her chefs table birthday dinner will be talked about for years. Helicopter rides over Victoria falls!! If you want a trip of a lifetime go with Jacada. We talk about never being able to go on a vacation again that will top this one. Next time we will surely go with Jacada.
Jacada made this trip to a wonderful destination run really smoothly. They understood what we were looking for in this trip and made excellent recommendations, put us in touch with professional and friendly local guides. The people we dealt with at Jacada were very professional and reactive.
Jacada did an amazing job from start to finish. One of the best vacation experiences of my lifetime. Every detail was to perfection and thought out to the specific needs of our family. Can’t wait to use them again.
I have never used a travel agency before, but after careful research and due diligence, I decided to use Jacada. I travel often for work and do not have a lot of free time on my hand to work out details, so an agency was required to help me plan a surprise trip for my wife. I worked with the Jacada team to create the first 2 week vacation my wife and I have had in 12 years – South America was the destination. Due to family issues on my end, we had to postpone the vacation once, so this trip was 18 months in the making and Jacada was understanding about the delay. I asked for a totally private experience with private transfers, private tours and private guides. They delivered!
The Jacada staff (Jacob Jewitt-Jalland and Omar Nunez) were excellent to work with and I am sure there are numerous people behind the scenes who I never spoke with or met and who contributed to our awesome experience. From the start, Jacob was patient and understanding in listening to me regarding the experience I was looking to create. He drafted a cool itinerary based on those conversations. From there, we tweaked the itinerary (at least ½ dozen times), locations and experiences. He was very knowledgeable about each of them (having done them himself) and was able to answer all the questions.
Once the itinerary was set, Jacada went silent (which is what a good company should do) until we were about 90 days out and decisions had to be made. Omar and Jacob were excellent in responding to any additional questions, ensuring that we had all our set meals sorted (for excursions) and that we were not only clear on what was going to happen but excited as about it as well!
Once the trip started, it was white glove service all the way. We were met at the airports, taken to our hotels, VIP check-in’s, picked up for excursions (with tickets in hand) and privately guided all the way (we waited in very few lines). The experience spoiled us, and it will be hard to go “back to reality” of booking our own shorter vacations (we will always use Jacada for special vacations).
Jacada’s partners (Enigma and Wanderlust) also provided superior guides and supporting staff. They are trained, professional guides who really know the areas they take you to explore. I would be elated to have any of the guides or staff we met on our vacation show us around again.
Additionally, you cannot book a 15-day 8 city tour without something going wrong. One of the hotels (Posada Bemberg and/or Casa Bemberg) pulled a bait and switch on all of us (my wife and I, Jacada and Wanderlust). Instead of a 5-star room at the Posada (which was closed for “renovations”) we were put in the Casa Bemberg which is a 1 star hostel at best. We had to spend the night as we could not get in touch with our guide because we were in the jungle and there was no cell phone reception. You can read my review on that experience on Travelocity. Responsibility for this fall squarely on the owners of the Posada Bemberg and not Jacada or their partners.
When these things happen, service recovery is critical. Jacada and Wanderlust did an exceptional service recovery job and although a stain on the trip, our bad experience was soon forgotten, and our white glove experience continued. It is now a great story.
Finally, everyone we met (guides and representatives from Jacada Partners) commented on how detailed and demanding Jacada and their agents are. They (Jacada) constantly send their agents on the same excursions they recommend for their clients and to gather local intelligence. That is very evident when you book your adventure and when you are on the ground experiencing your adventure.
Bottom line, I am a demanding client and Jacada delivered. I will recommend them to anyone who asks and promote Jacada to those thinking about a special vacation. They are a fantastic company and I thank them for a great experience!
Jacada helped me plan and execute a fantastic trip to Croatia. Our travel experts, Melanie and Heather, were a wealth of knowledge and answered countless questions from me along the way. I’ve booked with Jacada several times before and I KNOW that I will book with them again. Exceptional customer service and outstanding trips every single time. I cannot recommend them enough!
The trip I took to Iceland in June 2019 with Jacada was amazing. Murray Mitchell at Jacada was so easy to work with during the planning process and everything ran smoothly once we were there. They were even able to reschedule our massages at the Blue Lagoon due to a flight delay.
Our tour guide, Agnes, was the best. She was fun, accommodating and had a wealth of knowledge about Iceland. She even suggested making some changes to our itinerary to make our experience better. Can’t rave enough about her!
I will definitely look to Jacada for other trip planning where I want a personal tour.
Anyone who requires a complicated travel itinerary be put together with numerous options and attention to your needs and desires, should consider using Jacada. They have put two such itineraries together for me and I’ve been completely satisfied. Everything went like clockwork with some surprising upgrades and private experiences. While you may pay a premium for such services, it’s worth knowing your dream holiday will provide lasting memories and be executed flawlessly.
This was our second trip working with Jacada. For our daughter’s 12th birthday, we decided on Costa Rica.
Emily and Berni, our travel designers, helped us design a trip that made our daughter feel like the center of the world. They even sent her a gift prior to departure.
At every turn Jacada made us feel special, whether it was the bottle of champagne waiting at our first stay, or our daughter special birthday dinner out under the stars along the Pacuare River, or a departing dinner at Grano De Oro hotel in San Jose.
There where a few issues along the way, but this is allowed Berni to shine; she was able to address issues at the moment. A lesser company would not have done this. It is how things were dealt with that really shows the quality and care given to my family.
The list of highlights is too long to share in total but a few things we did included: zip lining, canyoning, rappelling, horseback riding, birding, and whitewater rafting. We saw toucans, macaws, sloths, all four species of monkey, dart frogs, and more! We loved every minute.
Currently, we are starting to plan our next adventure, and we will be working with Jacad again for sure.
I hope this helps you all make an informed decision.
We have used Jacada for Iceland, South Africa, South America and Italy.
Their travel designers are first rate. In many cases they are from the destination of interest or have been to the location(s) and have stayed in the hotels that they are recommending. The continuity that Jacada creates between the various service providers i.e. hotels, excursions, transport is superb. Personal note, the big bus tours are “ok”, but after you have experienced a Jacada arranged private driver/tour and conversation that flows from such an immersive experience there will be no going back!
I came to Jacada with a non-standard itinerary, and they put together everything I requested to travel in 4 southern African countries we had never previously visited. They chose great lodges for us, and coordinated 15 short flights with a minimum of sitting around in airports. There was someone to meet us at every stop, and, with all the moving around and opportunities for things to go wrong, the whole trip went off flawlessly.
Worked with Jess & Gilda on my trip to French Polynesia. They were responsive and enthusiastic and we felt taken care of the entire way. Every detail was accounted for and we barely had to do much finger lifting the whole planning process. It was an amazing trip, truly luxurious. I look forward to working with them again.
The entire Jacada staff is very attentive in the oversight of your travel needs. Jacob, who resides in London, was in constant contact with us from the time we initially selected our itinerary to the time we returned. Jacob ensured our travel would be free of problems and our time in Peru would be safe, exciting, and memorable. At we arrived at every destination, the staff on the ground were locals with superior knowledge of the locale.
We loved working with Tessa Van der Walt and Jacada Travel for our trip to Africa. The entire trip, from beginning to end, was wonderful!
Every detail of our Italian adventure was planned. We didn’t have to worry abut where to go, where to get tickets, or how to get there. It made the whole vacation so relaxing and enjoyable. It was a trip of a lifetime! Thanks so much Jacada Travel
JACADA DID A GREAT JOB FOR US TOURING THROUGH CROATIA
Quick response, listened to what we wanted on our trip and planned a great vacation for us.
Jacada Travel was the first travel company we had used for travel in Africa – and the first one we had used in over 12 years. The service was superb – on time, as advertised, and friendly. The guides were superior and made our two week adventure not good, but totally great in every way. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience – on the adventure and also our conversations with Em. She is wonderful.
Eager to go, full of curiosity, and utterly ignorant about East Africa, I scoured the internet and decided to contact Jacada. Byron listened carefully and turned my random suggestions into a perfectly organized, extraordinary experience. My daughter and I felt well cared for every step of the way and the Jacada team was always quick to reply to any queries or concerns. Byron even took the time to meet with us at one of our stops. We traveled through four countries in two weeks, from mountain gorillas to myriad zebra crossing the Serengeti, and never once had to fret or stress about the logistical stuff, confident that Byron and his colleagues had us covered which allows us to truly savor the experience . Thank you.
Our family trip to Peru was incredible! Jacada was easy to work with and really listened to our ideas then made it happen. Every hotel was amazing! Our guide Edgar was extremely knowledgeable and fit in very well with our family! He was the best guide we have ever had. We will be booking our next trip with Jacada.
We had never spent or considered spending this amount of money for a vacation. We decided that for my 50th Birthday we would plan a vacation filled with my favorite things in life and worry about the cost later. Given the price tag we were concerned/skeptical that the trip would not meet our ever growing expectations. I can say with full confidence that Jacada met and exceeded our expectations. First and foremost, Melania in the London office really listed to what my wife and I wanted out of our vacation, our preferences, our tastes, our allergies, our budget,etc.. This was reflected in exceptional hotels, the personal attention with the tours/guides, the class of restaurants, the pace of the trip (not wanting to pack the days so much that we would need a vacation when we returned back home). During the trip, we were well taken care of by IDI Travel on the ground in Italy. From the moment our entry flight was re-routed to Torino, we had calls from Veronica and Heather (Jacada, London) arranging for new transport back to Milano. Frequent check in calls from the team were considerate and thoughtful. When we both came down with a stomach virus in Lake Como, the IDI team was exceptional. Not something you plan for but it happens. Fortunately, we recovered in Grand Hotel Tremezzo and Gritti Palace. Not bad places to be on the mend. We would entrust our next vacation to Jacada without a second thought.
Our trip was across the north of Italy. Overall a little cooler than we expected but only a little rain. The best part was that there were no crowds, the exception being Venice. Itinerary: Milan – Piedmont – Lake Como – Venice – Milan. Highlights to mention: Last Supper, Barroero Hazelnut Farm in Cortemilla, Marchesi Di Gresy Winery in Barbaresco, Boat Ride on Lake Como, Bellagio, Room at Gritti Palace, Camiceria Ambrossiana for bespoke dress shirts. Special thanks to Nadia our driver/guide in Piedmont (Grazie Mille per Tutto!) Just a vacation of a lifetime. Many thanks to Jacada for such a special holiday.
My husband and I just returned from our first trip to Italy – and first try with Jacada travel. My goal was to see a number of cities, stay in beautiful accommodations, and have private tours set up to familiarize ourselves with each city while learning about the key sites. We wanted to see all the sites, but not be racing around on tours that started early every morning. We’re somewhat picky at this point, and can say that our experience with Jacada, and this total vacation, was one of the very best that we’ve ever had. It seemed that every day – and every time that we left a city and went on to the next – we were off to our next very well organized adventure! Overall what I’d say is that they met every commitment that they made. From the very first pickup at the airport with someone holding a sign with our name, every transfer was stress-free, and actually quite enjoyable, with professional drivers/guides in beautiful/clean cars/vans who were also warm and welcoming, every hotel was 5 star as promised with unique features to many of them, and every single tour guide was top rate (on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best, we would rate every single one of them a 5!) and both knowledgeable and friendly, with a depth of information that made every site special. Even when we had a small issue (which every long trip is likely to have) and we reached out, we received immediate response from Jacada as well as the local provider. As we’d be transferring between locations, the local company would check in to see how things were going, and what more they could do. We would definitely use Jacada again, and are already thinking about the next adventure!
My husband and I are regular global travelers and this trip to Vietnam from May 23 to June 10, 2019 was the best trip of our lives – all thanks to the expertise and professionalism of Jacada Travel. Our Jacada agent Keith masterfully planned a custom trip for us that was perfectly-suited for our goal – to get a comprehensive and inspiring picture of Vietnam with once-in-a-lifetime experiences so that my artist husband could create an international series of paintings while there to unveil to his collectors at our home gallery in Houston. Keith, as well as our concierge in Asia, Gilda, took care of absolutely every detail. During the trip I rarely needed to contact them – but when I did they delivered immediately by informing our guides and drivers of a few special requests and facilitating an important meeting with the general manager of the Metropole in Hanoi. All of our accommodations were gorgeous and luxurious to the max. Our primary guide, Kevin, was kind, smart, funny, patient and absolutely entertaining. Many friends and family members have visited Vietnam and raved about it – but no one had the experiences we had: actually getting into the rice paddies to catch fish, snails and crabs, kayaking + squid fishing in Lan Ha Bay, practicing Tai Chi on the deck of our luxury junk the Ginger, receiving a “team” of butlers at the Metropole in Hanoi to make sure we were properly taken care of…and so much more. I truly appreciated Jacada’s detailed advice on tipping, procurement of visas and currency exchange – no question was left unanswered. We loved and appreciated the custom and beautifully bound travel package we received in advance of traveling – the perfect short-course of reading of history and customs related to the exact places we would be visiting. All of our transfers were executed perfectly by guides and drivers. It’s a huge help when a guide walks you through the check-in process at airports by standing right with you through the lines and communicating with the ticket agents for you. The sum that we paid to Jacada was absolutely worth every dollar. I enthusiastically recommend their services and I look forward to booking through them in the future. Thanks! Ryan Lindsay and John Ross Palmer, Houston, Texas USA.
Jacada did a great job with our Iceland vacation. Their experience and recommendations made our trip easy and fun. There were a couple little glitches that came up and they were quickly and seamlessly handled. Everything from guide to the hotels were outstanding. I will use Jacada again! Milda and Heather were always quick to respond to men inquiries.
We have used Jacata for our last three (3) trips (Africa, Peru & Croatia) and were extremely pleased with the service and professionalism.
Recently returned from France and have nothing but praise for Hanna at Jacada for organizing an amazing trip. Seeing the D-Day sites in Normandy had been on my travel bucket list for years. With Hanna’s help, I was able to accomplish that. She organized an excellent private guide who made the sites come alive. The itinerary was personally tailored to my deep interest level. Hanna also arranged a fantastic guide to show me the World War I battlefields in Verdun and the Meuse-Argonne. This too was personally tailored to my interests. I was able to use Paris as a hub for both Normandy and Verdun. The accommodations in all three locations were amazing and the private transfers and first class train tickets made the whole journey seamless. I can’t say enough about Hanna and her team. I’ve been a long time Jacada customer and happily suggest them to anyone who desires a first rate travel experience.
Jacada was amazing! From our initial inquiry to the end of our trip they were with us the entire way. They listened to our thoughts on what we were looking for and designed a trip just for us. While traveling, representatives from Jacada met us at every point, ensuring an effortless trip through the airport, train station, and several tourist spots. Our drivers and guides were delightful, and full of local knowledge. We just can’t say enough about our experience. We will definitely be using Jacada for future trips!
Tessa was extremely helpful and knowledgeable ! She truly made my planning so seamless and stress free. I didn’t have to worry one bit and was able to focus and enjoy my vacation.
Jacada arranged a fabulous holiday for us in Equador ( Galapagos Islands) and Peru (Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley). Their attention to detail and the ongoing support is exemplary. Jen, our travel designer, worked with us for months prior to the trip to insure everything we wanted to see was included and that the pacing was geared to our needs. Pickups were always on time and with very informative and friendly individuals. All guides were great but Edgar was a particularly good guide, very informative and passionate about his country, Peru. I would recommend Jacada if you are planning a vacation.
Excellent experience from start to finish.Susann was brilliant and the hotels and trips she recommended were spot on. Everything ran to time – no problems – and everyone who we met and all the staff at the hotels were delightful. Other people did not have such a good experince as we did with their premium booked holidays not with Jacada – so we would certainly recommend Jacada and would not hesitate to use them again.
We have used Jacada for trips to Africa and South America. Each experience has been fantastic. They provide top notch reliable service!
Well organized trip. Took into account our likes and dislikes with respect to accommodations, restaurants , sightseeing. Answered all our questions. Guides that were arranged were very knowledgeable and passionate about the country. Having a rep present at the airports made the transfers stress free. The hotels were top notch. The detailed pre planning resulted in a wonderful trip.
Could not have been easier – Jacada listened to us and tailored a once in a lifetime holiday! From the accommodations to the excursions to the guides -all were first class.
We had a great trip to France planned through Jacada. Everyone we worked with
at Jacada was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and personable.
We plan on using Jacada again for any luxury trip we take. We highly recommend their
The organisation of our tour of Ecuador and Peru was excellent. Very efficient service from Jen and Romanet both of whom responded quickly to our queries.
This was my 2nd solo trip with Jacada to South America and I can’t say enough great things about them. Everything is so organized and I was well taken care of by everyone on the team. My activities that included other travellers proved how spoiled I was with Jacada’s connections whether it was learning local history, access to local foods or special cooking classes or restaurant visits. Experiences are with thoughtful, conscientious companies that allow me to connect and support communities and environment. Each new accommodation has a personal note from my Jacada travel expert, which as a single traveller, makes me feel connected and looked after.
5 stars all the way.
Jacada was a fantastic company to work with in the planning of our vacation to Peru and Ecuador. Susann Pietschmann was our main contact at Jacada and she has traveled to South America quite a bit and is very knowledgeable of the area and I would trust her input and suggestions without a doubt.
Jacada partnered with a great team in Iceland that provided us incredible guides, phenomenal hotels, and exquisite food. We loved every place we went and were especially appreciative of how much time Murray Mitchell took with customizing our trip and ensuring that we were taken care of. We felt though Iceland is an expensive place to travel we did spend a lot of money that likely wasn’t all for the trip, but instead went through the different companies that assisted us with our travel. Even still though it was a phenomenal trip
The service was perfect.
Hannah and Michele were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Changes we made to our schedule were met with understanding and alternate arrangements were offered. The hotel that was recommended was superb and one of the best we have stayed at in our extensive travels. Our restaurant reservations were handled promptly and professionally. All communications were thorough and timely. Everything was professional from beginning to end. We highly recommend Jacada as one of the top travel planners in the field!
Dedicated team, great recommendations and flawless execution!
The attention to detail, flow of the trip and recommendations along the way were phenomenal. I would highly recommend Tessa van der Walt for planning your dream vacation!
This review is long overdue! Jacada curated a mother/daughter trip for us to South America. The entire process from initial contact to arriving back at home was absolutely FANTASTIC. Both of us are very “type A” and like to take the reins, making elaborate schedules and plans and bookings. It was incredible how comfortable we were leaving ALL the organization and planning to Jacada. We spent 2+ weeks traveling through Chile and Argentina, and Jacada complete nailed it — the trip was exactly what we wanted. From the destinations to the experiences and the exact guides we were paired with. Towards the middle of the trip, we stopped even looking at our itinerary! We were so confident in the work Jacada had done that we would show up for a flight hardly knowing where we were going! We’d land on the other end, find someone holding a sign with our name, and not even know what hotel we were heading to. We were completely taken care of, and we were in constant contact (as much as we wanted to be) with the Jacada team. Cannot recommend them enough. It will be difficult to take a vacation with any other agency… this experience was worth every penny!
Overall very satisfied. Only one misstep – one hotel was not quite up to par. Also, we should have upper level rooms in the various hotels, which is not always the case.
All tours were wonderful and well planned. Duration of the various tours should be indicated to facilitate dinner reservations.
We would recommend Jacada as a reliable partner for travels.
I use jacana travel for the last 5 years they provide the best service, best hotels . one thing for sure you don’t have to worry where ever you go it will be the best this country has to offer.
From the beginning when we were quoted in Canadian not US funds to the end when the Jacana representative met us at the airport for a 2 minute walk to our shuttle “unexpectedly” the service was perfect.
The advice about the boat and size/seasickness was good advise after talking to others on smaller boats & the safari camp was amazing. We felt completely taken care of from start to finish.
Our trip was simply PERFECT! Truly exceptional. Looking forward to the next one!
The entire team was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and highly responsive to our desires when constructing our trip to Peru. We are very well-traveled and, I believe, are qualified to say Jacada is top-notch. Highly recommended.
We just returned from our trip to Iceland. It was wonderful! We had so much fun and really enjoyed all the beauty of Iceland. Our 2 tour guides were great, very informative, fun and knowledgeable. The pace of the trip was really good with a nice balance of walking and riding in the car. Jacada put together a fun and exciting trip for us. We will use them again on future trips.
First, they make suggestions. Second, they listen carefully to your responses and your wishes. Third, they plan what you have asked for. Fourth, the on-ground teams/guides are excellent. What more do you want?
Safari to Zimbabwe and Sabi Sands
The Jacada team both in London and on the ground demonstrated a great knowledge of locations, venues, local customs and ways of operating. They looked after all the essential details, all of which went without a hitch and added a few surprise personal touches which enriched our experience. The recommended venues exceeded our expectations.
We recently traveled to London and Croatia and used Jacada to plan our trip. We had a relatively short time period to travel and wanted to take advantage of every day. We gave Jacada our preferences and let them run with it. We could not have been happier with their recommendations. The hotels, tours and restaurants were excellent and the attention to detail was impressive. Our agent Murray really did a great job putting together a fantastic itinerary. He clearly listened to our interests. Everyone we came into contact with was professional and most importantly, they seemed to enjoy what they were doing. The drivers, tour guides and hotel staff were friendly and really wanted us to enjoy our vacation.
Jacada helped make our vacation effortless and we will absolutely use them in the future to plan other trips.
Our experience with Jacada Travel was impressive from the start. Jen, our travel design agent for Latin America, worked with us to create a magical itinerary in Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands. We worked together on a time frame, our interests as a family and our budget. Everything was spot on from our accommodations to our adventures. Before departing we were given a detailed itinerary, along with a beautiful picture book highlighting what we could expect on our trip. The people we worked with on the ground couldn’t have been more welcoming. Our personal travel guide in Peru, Max, became like family. His love and passion for his country radiated into our experience. We were well looked after at every step of the way. Security, ease and our happiness seemed to be the top priorities. Our tours and travels in both countries, Peru and Ecuador, were smooth and safe. We were greeted with special notes and surprises from Jacada along the way. There were check in calls to make sure everything was going well and that we were pleased with our journey.
My family and I would highly recommend working with Jacada Travel in Latin America. I hope that we have the opportunity to book another adventure with them in the future.
My wife and I were very impressed with the entire trip and the organisation which was outstanding
Outstanding trip enhanced by our guide/driver Jón.
We have used Jacada Travel for all of our special vacations. The experience from selecting the place to travel, to activities, to places to stay has always been great. The service you receive during the trip is exceptional. The accommodations are always superb.
Great trip! This is our second large group (23 people) trip hosted by Jacada. Both exhilarating and relaxing…it’s amazing what we could do in 36 hours just outside of Lima. Looking forward to next year’s adventure!
Our family trip to Lisbon & Barcelona during Easter has became one of the most memorable holiday for us. Thanks to Heather and Kit from Jacada Travel. They planned our trip to perfection. This is the first time that we can really sit back and relax through out the trip while having my two kids with us.
The hotels and restaurants they recommended were wonderful. Our guides were knowledgeable and yet could keep the interest of the kids. The drivers were polite and safe.
We have different activities and sight-seeing everyday. The highlights were Flamenco dance and chocolate workshop. Before we went there, we didn’t have much expectation. However, we were so happy during and even after the classes that I was wondering the tutors must have some magic to motivate us.
Lastly, thank you Heather and Kit again for organising such a wonderful trip for us. We felt very safe and well taken care of throughout the journey. This is the second time I work with Jacada to plan our trip. I have no reservations to recommend Jacada to other friends who are looking for a bespoke holiday.
Elsie & Alex
I am a returning customer. First time around, they blew my mind. Second time, did not disappoint. This time, we went to Tokyo and worked with Keith and Wing. We didn’t give them very much time to make arrangements, but somehow they pulled it together. There were some minor issues with communication, but after we identified the issue, we worked through it. I felt that Keith and Wing did everything they could for us.
Keith was our initial point of contact. He helped us with the agenda, booking the majority of the trip. He kept us updated as much as possible. He was very kind and easy to work with. I felt like he moved mountains for us. We didn’t make it easy for him, but he was a trooper and he basically made all our wishes come true. He was sick during some period, but somehow, he got our trip booked for us and made our time in Japan truly amazing.
Wing was our concierge in Japan. It took her a few days to respond, but I think that’s because she was working on her end and waiting for an update on her side. It didn’t really bother me, but just FYI for any future customer. She booked all the restaurants we requested and provided alternatives if it didn’t work out.
The recommendations they provide are luxurious and WOW…AMAZING. They suggested the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo and I highly suggest going there if you are thinking about it. Also, Jacada usually sends a “travel kit” few days before our trip and it is very handy! I always look forward to the kit because it’s well-constructed, high quality, and extremely cute! The kit has important phone numbers and includes cultural norms, such as tipping and gifting. The information in this kit is extremely helpful!
Honestly, I am stuck on Jacada. I am excited to use them again in the future.
Great support, making for a great trip.
Jacada is more than a Travel Agency. It literally felt like they were with us every step of the way, anticipating and reacting in real time so our experience could be remarkable.
I would recommend Jacada to anyone looking for the perfect trip.
Jonny and Angela at Jacarda orchestrated the most magical trip that we ever experienced. From South Africa to Zambia, our adventure went smoothly and effortlessly…each location being unique and each one fabulous! From the moment that we arrived in Cape Town, we knew that our trip would be flawless with every detail being taken care of. Our drivers and guides were outstanding! We feel fortunate to have had Jacarda put together our trip of a lifetime. They will certainly be our go to for all of our future vacations!
Personalized experience – top notch service – amazing hotels and great guides !
My son and I have taken two wonderful trips with Jacada. One to Peru and more recently to Japan (March 2019). I was a little nervous heading to a country where I don’t speak or understand the language at all but that was not a problem with the high level of detail set forth in our itinerary.
A representative was there to meet us as soon as we landed. We had the most amazing and knowledgeable tour guides, complete with expert drivers. The tour guides were flexible and focused on making sure we were happy and doing things of interest to us.
The hotels were perfectly situated and the service was outstanding. The concierges were amazing at making and changing dinner reservations. The meals at the hotel were wonderful too.
I am definitely going with the tried and true company of Jacada the next time I head out to explore another part of the world. I have full confidence in knowing that I will see and do everything I want and that every detail will be attended to. I highly recommend Jacada. Happy travels.
Loved our Iceland trip! Everything was perfectly arranged and our guide/driver was so sweet and helpful! Will definitely be using Jacada for my future travels
Jacada is a premiere travel agency. Suzanne went above and beyond to make sure that all my requests were fulfilled and that I was completely informed and prepared for our family trip to Costa Rica. Each accommodation was far beyond expectation and everyone from the transfer agents to the guides were professional. Put your trust in Jacada and they will plan and deliver your dream vacation. You will not have to worry about how you will get to your next destination- a private transfer will be waiting. You will not have to book excursions and tours- private experiences will be booked in advance. You will not have to research hotels – they have done that for you. Thank you Jacada for memories that will last a lifetime
First of all, we’d like to thank Kate for the amazing itinerary she put together for us. We had a wonderful time in both Borneo and Cambodia. Everything was seamless, the guides were exceptional and the properties were fantastic, especially the Borneo Rainforest Lodge! We felt we got a great flavor for what both countries had to offer.
Our experience was truly memorable and we wouldn’t hesitate to use you again and refer you to others.
Thanks for everything you did,
Sandra and Mark
My trip to Argentina with Jacada Travel exceeded my expectations for a comfortable, hassle free vacation. There was no point at which I ever felt without someone from the travel group to guide me, answer my questions or to show me interesting, off the beaten track locations in both Buneos Aires or Mendoza. My meals with the two guides in both places were memorable. In Mendoza, the guide stopped his truck and picked some figs from a road side tree – a grace moment. Jacada even provided an opening night opera ticket for me at the Teatro Colon. I highly recommend Jacada Travel and would happily use their services again.
Excellent trip very well planned. Guides were excellent and everything went smoothly. Exceeded expectations. Sarah was amazing!
I used jacada for the first time and now I’m spoilt. My travel designer Jess, planned the perfect solo trip based on what I wanted. The service I got before, during and after my trip was excellent. I had the best guide in Slovenia. If it wasn’t for her, I’d be for one, lost in the beautiful hills of Triglav national park. I’d also have no clue of all the stories and history of the things I was looking at. I highly recommend my travel designer, Jess, and my guide Mateja to anyone planning a trip to Slovenia.
We just returned from a 14 day trip to Vietnam. We traveled from Hanoi to Hue, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City. The pick-ups and transfers were seamless. Our hotels were outstanding at every destination. We loved the entire trip and very much appreciated how responsive and responsible Jacada was in the pre-planning and during the trip. I would highly recommend them!
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.
Our trip involved traveling to five different camps in Kenya and Tanzania, with multiple flights. Everything went perfectly. It was truly the trip of a lifetime.
Everything was well organized and well thought of.
I loved the flexibility of our schedule and our guide. Looking forward to future trips.
We used Jacada for our honeymoon to Malaysia and they exceeded our expectations. All of our accommodations were excellent and even had a little surprise waiting for us in our room at each stop. The itinerary they build was exactly what we were looking for and our guides and drivers were very friendly and professional. Sarah Kounnou, our Travel Designer, was fantastic to work with and truly made our honeymoon special leaving personal touches along the way. I would highly recommend Jacada and hope to use them again for our next trip!
How do I put into words a trip of a life time? I don’t say this lightly as I have traveled the world and been fortunate to experience many awe inspiring moments.
How did it all begin? My 34 year-old son, Anthony wanted to go to Nepal and asked me to come along to celebrate my 60th birthday. Nepal would not have been my choice. Thank God my son is more intelligent than I.
Anthony chose Jacada to put together a 10-day tour which included a four-day trek up Poon Hill, tours of Katmandu, a helicopter ride to Mt Everest’s base camp, and a two night stay at Chitwan National Park.
From start to finish we were handled with the utmost care. Professional guides that shared moments of wonder (a Bengal Tiger sighting, crystal clear sunrise on the top of Poon Hill, the celebration of Holi in Pukhara, picture perfect morning at base camp, tours of ancient temples) that left us feeling deeply connected… a new Nepalese family! I still cry when I look at my photographs.
The memories my son and I have from our time in Nepal will last forever in our hearts. Another bond that was created as a mother and child and we can’t thank Jacada enough for making it happen.
Recently, my wife and I travelled to New Zealand and Australia for a seven (7) week holiday. We utilized the services of Jacada Travel for the first time and we are extremely pleased with our decision. We found their staff to be well trained, informative and helpful. Our travel advisor, Jane Dumble was great. The information packages the concierge team provided were first rate and complete making it easy to know where we were to be and when. Everything went off as planned making the holiday stress free.
Even when weather created a problem with a washed out road and bridge prevention us from going to the Franz Joseph Glacier, their local tour operator, Christina, had us rescheduled in new bed and breakfast locations and a new route quickly and efficiently> It would have been a major headache without her help.
I highly recommend the team at Jacada Travel for your next holiday or adventure.
It was easy dealing with jacada. We were given one person to handle our account for this south America trip, making sure we were updated and reminded regularly. For every hotel we Checked into, they got messages and tour Reminders waiting for us either in our hotel room or via the hotel reception. Well done jacada. Thanks Jess and Berni!
We had a fantastic holiday from start to finish, all thanks to Kate and Gloria at Jacada Travel. The organisation covering hotels, flights, the many tours and little added extras was excellent and we always felt well looked after by you and the local guides. Thank you for organising a great holiday for us! We will definitely be using Jacada again.
Jacada’s attention to detail was outstanding!
All the accommodations were 5 star!
Communication via email, Phone, mail prior to the trip was very prompt and informative.
We were always looked after upon arrival to all of destinations within Thailand and Cambodia, never left to wonder what we were to do or where to go because someone was always waiting to guide us through.
The itinerary was tailored to us, and we had adventures and life experiences that we would have never even known existed if it weren’t for the contacts Jacada has with the local people.
We felt safe in every situation and totally relaxed and enjoyed every minute of our vacation.
We are now looking at booking a trip to Africa in the next couple of years, and Jacada will be who we book with.
Highly recommend Jacada!
Thanks Kate and Thanks Wing.
Barb and Darin
Very easy to deal with. Beautiful literature. Great communications. Flexible in massaging itinerary. Good background info. Excellent accommodations. Some vehicle travel timings a little off. All in all our trip to Sri Lanka was a great success.
Attention to details and local knowledge was outstanding in planning our trip to India and The Maldives
From start to finish we were treated very well
The guides and drivers were exceptional and the hotel choices outstanding
Having someone with a sign with your name on it at the airports is worth every penny!
Helpful, knowledgeable, able to accommodate our requests, quick response time in answering questions or making changes to our itinerary. Travel agents attentive and caring.
Just returned from a fantastic fast paced 17 day trip to Australia. Could not be more pleased with the effort of the Jacada staff. Great to work with in planning and extremely responsive to our request. Great recommendations. Jane and Wing certainly earned five stars. This was largely a private tour and the accommodations, food and experiences were excellent and beautifully organized. A truly amazing experience. We do not hesitate in giving our strongest recommendation.
Jacada has planned three amazing trips for me now and I can’t wait for them to plan my next one. Their attention to detail; excellent communication (both before and during the trip); and the unique, custom experiences are unparalleled. I’ve recommended Jacada to many friends and will continue to do so.
Jacada nailed it!
Jacada and Jane D did a fabulous job of arranging a 3 week trip to Australia for my wife and I. We spent time in the following areas: Melbourne, the Yarra/King Valley/Nagambie areas wine touring+tasting, hiking in the mountains of Tasmania, enjoying the Freycinet area of Tasmania as well as Hobart + its environs, and finally Sydney….all the logistics per hotels, transportation, guides, etc worked out perfectly and our experiences were terrific. We highly recommend Jane D and the Jacada team !!
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.
We have taken two trips with Jacada – to Peru and, recently, Sri Lanka. Jacada does an excellent job in trip planning and delivers extraordinary results on the ground: destinations, accommodations, meals, guides – all top of the line. And they have demonstrated flexibility to meet our needs and desires. We highly recommend Jacada!
I booked with Jacada because of the professional service I experienced from travel planner, Jobi, during the initial phase of planning/customizing the private tour itinerary we wished for. She was patient and was very prompt in replying to our email queries. Because first impressions matter to us, our group (party of 4) decided to choose Jacada.
The Jacada service from the planning phase, pre-departure (with jessie and bern) and actual trip with our professional and accommodating guides, was generally a very pleasant experience. Shout-out and warm thanks to Julio (cusco guide), Ginny (buenos aires guide), Natalia (el calafate guide) and Marcelo (rio de janeiro guide).
To top it all, we were even treated with a few surprise experiences and thoughtful souvenir gifts from Jacada and their partner agencies during our trip which we sincerely appreciated and enjoyed.
I just find it noteworthy to include in this review that we had an unfortunate incident during the first day of our trip in Lima, as Miguel, our enigma city tour guide did not show up for our tour in the morning. Only to find out later that he picked up the wrong people in our hotel for his service which he only realized when he was halfway delivering the tour.
We were very disappointed about this incident, since we woke up early for the tour despite lack of sleep from our travel. We were then instead rescheduled for the tour in the afternoon so we sadly did not experience watching the sunset and view at the Miraflores malecon, which we initially intended to do. On a positive note, Miguel turned out to be very interactive and humorous, so we enjoyed his company all throughout the tour and later thought our short time with him was well worth it.
Also, the enigma outdoor picnic lunch at the Sacred Valley was another activity that did not meet our expectations because the tiny folding chairs provided were uncomfortable to sit on. There was more than enough food prepared- However, the taste of the food was not exceptional, but was ok for 4 hungry fellows at that time. Also, they could have chosen a location that did not have muddy surroundings and had at least stable flat ground for the comfortable set-up of table and chairs.
Apart from these two mishaps, we were definitely taken well care of, pampered to the fullest (from arrival at the airport to airport pre-departure check in assistance) and our little requests for flexibility in our itinerary were well sorted out by the guides.
Again, thank you Jacada!!!
Jacada Travel planned an excellent trip for my daughter and me. Our travel planner, Keith, made choices and suggestions that I otherwise would not have considered. He took into consideration our likes, personalities, and interests. As well he delivered a five star experience that stayed within my budget.
Our experience with Jacada was first rate from initial contact throughout our full trip. Our planner, Emily, quickly understood expectations and offered great advice that enabled us to organize the trip efficiently. The quality of hotels, airport transfers and all of our tours and tour guides exceeded our expectations. This was our first time using Jacada but will not be the last. We would recommend this company to anyone.
Our travel designer, Jonathan, offered excellent service and created a perfectly orchestrated package to exceed my family’s expectations. Before the trip, we received professionally created materials sharing our itinerary as well as excellent tips on travel (packing, visas, vaccinations, etc). The trip itself was flawless, we were always with a guide taking care of our every need. Flights, accommodations, and meals were all set – we just got to enjoy stress free. The actual locations chosen were superb and all the staff encountered along the way were kind, effective, and responsive. We would highly recommend Jacada and look forward to booking another journey with them.
From start to finish, JACADA, was there to help us pick the right resorts to stay at while we toured Australia. Our representative, Katie Holmes, was extremely helpful and very professional. She kept us updated with our itinerary and answered several questions that we had. The trip went very smoothly, with all of the resorts and hotels of a luxury level. All of our pickups and drop offs were first class and always on time. Katie was there at each of our resorts with nice notes and sometimes gifts that were much appreciated. We were extremely happy with dealing with JACADA and will use them in the future for other trips.
Very responsive and attentive to our needs. Planned the itinerary to perfection, tailored made to our request. Paid attention to smallest details. We felt well taken care of from beginning till the end of the tour.
I can not say enough about this company and our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. Every detail was taken care of and Keith was able to put a trip together that hit every mark. We did so much more than visit the sights, we met the people and experienced the culture in a way I never dreamed was possible! Keith listened to my vague ideas and created the perfect itinerary – from the cities we visited, to the hotels we in which we stayed, to the variety of experiences we had. We got so much personalized attention – all of our tour guides were wonderful! I can not imagine having a better trip – exceeded our expectations. I hope I have another opportunity to travel with JACADA!
This was our first experience with Jacada though we had heard good things about the Company. Our trip to South America included Ecuador and Peru with the highlights being the Galápagos Islands and the Inca Trail. I cannot exaggerate how good Jacada was to us. Every need was taken care off including some we did not even realize we had. For example when we arrived in Lima Jacada surplus with a dinner reservation at one of the best restaurants in the City. All our guides were incredible and seemed to be well versed on us and our travelling style. Every hotel was amazing. Our intra country travel was carefree and perfect. We will definitely use Jacada again. But where too next ????
We had the perfect holiday in Vietnam, all thanks to the brilliant Sarah and Wing from Jacada! It was a special celebration for us and we had the most amazing 12 days. From the minute we started planning the itenarary to the time we said goodbye to our last private guide, everything was perfect! We stayed in superb accommodation, our guides were friendly, knowledgeable, on time and attentive to all our needs. The food tours were incredible, the sight seeing so interesting and we were given a new perspective on the people and cultural heritage of Vietnam! We can highly recommend Sarah and her team at Jacada, they are the best! Thank you from 4 very happy tourists all the way from the Southern most point of Africa!
Generally great in the planning process and good at resolving any issues that may come up during the trip. Prices could be cut down significantly though.
In my view, simply the best. We have done 3 trips of one month or greater with Jacada and are in the planning stage for a 4th. I trust them for their execution, creative ideas and advice.
Excellently prepared tour specifically designed for our interests. Excellent guides and all specific requests were attended to.
Excellent experience as our trip in Argentina and Patagonia organised by JacadaTravel was more than we were expected. Special thanks to Susann Pietschmann, our travel architect and the best guides of this beautiful country who made our trip an unforgettable memory.
Jacada is fully recommended from us and we are thinking already for our next destination!
From the first spark of hope in making a family journey to Japan, Jacada actualized a dream come true. Our interests were listened to and woven into our trip at every turn. Authentic experiences were seamlessly organized, with built in rest and open time just when it was needed. We were never left without care and guidance, as at every crossroad in our trip there was a kind, knowledgeable guide who would warmly greet us and stay with us until we were on our way. Because Jacada took care of every detail and anticipated every possible scenario, our family was able to enjoy the immersion without the inevitable stress that arises when navigating a foreign country. Our guides were incredible people who we enjoyed getting to know and learned so much about history, culture, religion, and modern life from. Our children were delighted with a few pop culture experiences we planned which balanced visits to heritage sites and Shrines. Jacada took into consideration our age and interest ranges and delivered a little bit of everything. My husband has been waking up each morning since we got home telling me he misses Japan and is already dreaming about what he wants to do on our next trip there. My 12 year old daughter had the best reaction though on our first morning home, “Mom, can we sell everything and travel the world?”
My husband and I have traveled extensively and I usually book it myself. We decided to go to Chile and I found Jacada Travel. We booked a 24 day private tour through them and they were amazing. They are a top notch company from our concierge team Lily and Berni to our tour guides to the accommodations they chose.
At one point towards the end of our trip my husband threw out his back. With one phone call and a couple of hours later we had flights changed hotels changed and what could have been bad wasn’t even a hiccup.
I didn’t have to think of a thing except enjoy myself which is a way a vacation should be.
They are the best and I will use them for all my trips.
We have done 3 personalized trips with Jacada and have been nothing short of impressed! Every detail from beginning to end is taylored to our wants with meticulous attention to the details. The hotels they choose and the locations we would never have known about in the regions we travelled have been ideal. They combine luxury travel with unique experiences. They provide an experience, not just a trip.
Great service ,Jacada!
Jane did an amazing job of building our itinerary for New Zealand’s South Island. She struck the right balance between adventure and luxury. We’ll be back again!
Everything pretty much went like clock work and they were easily assessible for any questions
Jacada did a top notch job organizing our family trip to Chile. All the details were looked after eliminating any potential travel stress. The accommodations were top notch and the service was fabulous from start to finish. We had the trip of a lifetime filled with so many amazing memories. Highly recommend Jacada and their team!
Keith was amazing. He was on top on all details and very responsive to all queries. I would highly recommend the company. Fantastic trip to Japan with every last detail perfect.
My spouse & I recently visited Thailand, Cambodia & Laos. The trip was arranged through Jacada Travel. Every little detail was masterfully plotted out. The hotels were superb & welcoming. The guides & drivers were always prompt, friendly efficient & very knowledgeable & went out of their way to make us feel welcome in their home area. Their insight into the local history, sites, people, scenery, customs & food were invaluable. Each time we checked into a new hotel, there was a nice welcoming note from Keith of Jacada Travel. There’s no possible way we could have seen or done as much on our own, let alone enjoy ourselves doing it…
Thanks SO much to Keith & Sarah for setting up SUCH a wonderful visit to South East Asia. We would do it all again in a heartbeat.
Marty & Char L
Our trip ran like clockwork. It was very well organized and recommendations were spot on. Expectations were high and they were exceeded.
Jacada did a great job planning our trip to Iceland. I particularly liked the hotel selected for us in Reykjavik. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable, and we really got along well with all of them. The vehicle provided was top notch and comfortable. Jacada did a good job including the activities/elements we requested. I would definitely consider them for another trip requiring a guide or a lot of logistics.
Jacada Travel is fantastic !
Our coordinator— Sarah Konou — was
Jacada certainly lived up to our expectations and beyond —
Nima and Suvas Desai
Every single detail is taken care of. And their expertise on the areas of travel is amazing.
We had a fantastic experience with Jacada. We did a fabulous, unforgettable trip to India and the Maldives. The planning leading up to the trip was very thorough and I always felt like my questions were answered in a very timely manner. Keith and Gilda did a wonderful job. The trip itself was as close to flawless as it comes. The logistics in India were absolutely streamlined. We were able to fully enjoy each other and the experience without worrying about details. Our guides were incredible, particularly the one in Jaipur. He absolutely blew our minds with his vast knowledge and calm nature. The properties in both destinations were excellent as well. We will be coming back to Jacada and bringing our friends with us!
Amazing experience overall. The individuals that worked with us at Jacada were so helpful, thoughtful, and organized. They planned a travel experience of a lifetime for me and my husband. Our trip to Morocco was something out of a storybook, filled with sights, sounds, tastes, history, culture, and a feeling of wonder that I have never experienced. We will be forever grateful.
London-based support was flawless, however, on-the-ground support in NZ had some opportunities to improve, but overall, very good.
Every recommendation, every plan put into place, was executed with precision, knowledge and professionalism. Our trip was flawless. Connections, accommodations, destinations were 5 star experiences. Susann really is a Central American expert.
This was an amazing trip! Our guides and drivers were outstanding and went above and beyond the call of duty to make our vacation special. All our hotels were exceptional. Thank you Keith for arranging a trip of a lifetime.
Great travel experience from start to finish. Our trip was planned with our desired destinations and family needs taken into account as far as travel and accommodations. We received all the information we needed as far as the logistics of our trip and everything went exactly as planned. Costa Rica is a great country to visit and Jacada took care of every requirement before and during our travels
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!
They take all the concerns about traveling away.
We had a marvellous trip to Vietnam expertly organized by Keith and his team . Not a glich in place . The guides were professional and helpful and the hotel choices were brilliant . We will plan our next trip with Jacarda soon
Dear all. It was a fantastic trip, extremely well organised and very well managed throughout. I would like to mention especially our guides in Bagan and in Inle Lake (Saw and Tee), as they were absolutely amazing from the first moment. I could not recommend this agency and their services more! If you like to travel in style, they are who you are looking for.
The experience we have had with Jacada was just amazing. There was not one glitch in the entire adventure and they made our trip one of the best we have ever had in our lives, and we have traveled quite a bit. I highly recommend using them, the planning stage was fabulous, the staff was very patient with me, and I can be quite a handful. They were also knowledgeable as well as accommodating to our needs and wants. I can’t say enough how wonderful they were.
FANTASTIC! GREAT! FABULOUS! MARVELOUS! THE BEST!!!!!!!
After we had decided our next vacation should be a big tour through Africa, I contacted Jacada by mail. Within two days I was called back and shared my key requests with a travel designer. In a short period of time our whole trip through 5 countries and using 5 different top lodges (Kalahari Plains, Nxabega, Matetsi, Bisate and Mnemba Island) including all long haul and connecting flights and the permits for visiting the gorillas in Rwanda was finalised. There was a great build up of wonderful experiences with nature and people throughout our journey. There were only minor things during the preparation and the trip – which I shared with the company directly – that can be improved to move to a 5* rating.
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!
We had an amazing time in Tanzania last November thanks to the efforts of our Jacada Travel consultant, Emily Hunter. Having been to Southern Africa before, we chose Tanzania to experience a new and different part of that amazing continent. Emily’s expertise and guidance made our trip incredibly memorable. We explored the Ngorongoro Crater, witnessed the Great Migration in the Serengeti, got up close and personal with the amazing chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains, and finished with a relaxing beach holiday in Zanzibar. All of our accommodations and guides were first rate. The Crater Lodge was beautiful. Lamai Serengeti was perfectly located to experience the abundant wildlife of the Serengeti. Greystoke in Mahale is an absolutely unique and special place. And, Matemwe Lodge in Zanzibar is stunning and a short boat ride from snorkeling and diving in crystal blue waters. If you are looking for the ultimate safari experience, I strongly recommend Tanzania and all it has to offer. And, certainly I can’t recommend strongly enough contacting Emily Hunter at Jacada to plan your trip.
We just returned from our first trip with Jacada, a custom Ecuadorian Highland itinerary focusing on exceptional cloudforest and mountain scenery, biodiversity, unique local ( and historic) boutique accommodations, and lovely cultural experiences. My husband and I are well travelled for over 40 yrs, and I would say that we have had may lovely luxury and scenic itineries, But Jacada was able to provide unexpected and intimate experiences, almost every day that was a step above our previous initeraries. For example, highlights include The biodiversity of a cloud forest up close and personal including a night walk sighting of a rare glass frog, and a sky cycle journey through the cloud forest at tree top level at Mashpi Lodge; we hiked to a fantastic view of an incredible Andean valley that had pre Incan ruins and condors; a private dinner in an Incan Empire temple room that was preserved part of a 1600s Spanish Hacienda San Augustin de Calla ( that we had 3 lit fireplaces in our suite): and last, a chocolate experience from bean to bar where we learned all about the process of growing and making chocolate, including making our own bars.Emily was my representative from Jacada and created an custom intinerary that met or exceeded our expectations, and worked flawlessly with Romanet, the local organizer. The logistics were flawless and our main guide and driver ( Antonio and Carlos), we’re knowledgeable, engaging and flexible.
My husband and I recently visited Argentina for the first time and Emily Opie planned our amazing “white glove” trip for us; every detail was taken care of for us. She recommended hotels that were unique and special, organized guides and excursions that were fantastic and even stayed in touch while we were there to ensure that we were comfortable and happy while traveling. I would highly recommend using Jacada for your travel plans, especially if you just want to get on the plane and GO and leave the planning to someone else!!
Jacada Travel exceeded our expectations. My husband and I worked with Rachel to plan our honeymoon to Sri Lanka. We had never gone through a travel agent before and were beyond pleased with our first experience. Rachel was very conscious of our requests and worked so hard to find the perfect trip that fit our budget and time frame. We felt so taken care of as we traveled through Sri Lanka knowing that everything had been planned and taken care of. Rachel was so easy to get in touch with and wonderful to work with. We had the absolute BEST honeymoon in Sri Lanka and credit so much of that to Rachel and Jacada!
Wonderful Service & Trip Planning by Jacada
My husband and I planned a trip to Patagonia for 10 days with the Jacada team (Emily & Romanet). We were unsure where we wanted to visit given our limited hiking experience and lack of familiarity with the region, but the Jacada team helped us navigate what our ideal vacation would look like and mapped out an itinerary that made sense for us that covered all the places we wanted to visit in Argentina & Chile. It was the perfect balance of being engaged with us and customizing an itinerary for us vs. requiring too much of our detailed attention in the trip planning process.
From our very first call, Emily asked specific questions about our travel styles and our vacation goals that helped inform her recommendations of our activities, time allocation in each place, and where we stayed during the trip. She was very honest about the expectations that we should have for each place, whether it was regarding the weather, climbing conditions, hotels, etc. based on what she gleaned from our travel personalities, which we found very helpful and informative. Right before we left on vacation, we hopped on another call where she walked through the highlights of what we needed to remember (everything from where to meet our local guide upon landing at the airport to specifics on traveling from Argentina to Chile) which was a nice refresher also. Prior to departing on our trip we also received a beautiful, leather-bound pocket guidebook customized for our vacation, complete with high-level itinerary details and suggestions on sights and places we could check out. It was the perfect touch that helped us get excited for vacation.
Our trip exceeded all expectations and we had a great time largely in part due to 1) the seamless transitions that Jacada took care of as we traveled from one place to the next and 2) the detailed itinerary and guides that helped us not worry about anything before and during the trip. I think we appreciated it even more once we were on the ground and realized how many little transits and details we would have had to arrange and worry about if we had done it alone.
We’ve enjoyed vacations booked through travel companies of similar caliber before but were especially impressed by the personable service and the high quality of local guides Jacada provided us. Whether it was a trip to the Perito Merino glaciers or a day-tour of Santiago, we met excellent local guides who not only spoke fluent English and were great guides, but who were incredibly personable and educated. It was really special having such engaging guides who made us feel like we weren’t tourists receiving a canned answer, but rather an expert we knew that just happened to live in the place we were visiting.
Would enthusiastically recommend Jacada to friends, colleagues, or anyone interested in traveling in the future.
The service from Jacada is superb. Our journey to Asia went flawlessly. The logistics were always spot on. The hotel selections were right for the locations and budget. The guides and drivers were on time, knowledgeable and friendly. The tours gave meaningful insights into the local customs and culture. Rachel was very helpful during the planning phase. Wing,the trip concierge, was available throughout the trip. We will use Jacada again and recommend to others.
Used to deal with TAUCK and A&K in the states I want to try Jacada since I am in Singapore. The experience was excellent Jacada filled all my expectations.
After using Jacada Travel to plan our trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2016, we knew the “only way to go” to South East Asia was to use Jacada Travel once again. We’ve just returned from another trip of a life-time ~ 3 weeks in Thailand and Cambodia, plus a sneak preview of Singapore. Planning our trip with Keith and Gilda was great! They treated us like special friends and were so accommodating to our ideas, booking beautiful, interesting hotels, finding guides who seemed meant just for us…spoiling us with little treats and special notes at each new destination. They helped us not only see the sights, but also allowed us a chance to understand the people and recognize our common humanity. Isn’t that what travel is all about?
Jacada Travel planned a perfect vacation to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Both Susann in England and Berni in Santiago took care of every detail for us and all we had to do was “enjoy the ride” as they say. The local transfers, properties and guides they chose for us fitted our group of 7 travelers perfectly. We saw all of the highlights of the Galapagos, Quito and Otavalo. I would highly recommend Jacada Travel to anyone looking to visit this part of the world.
In December, my wife and I made a 12 day trip to Cambodia and Thailand. I must tell you that this ranks among our best if not the best trip we have had with a travel agency. Everything went well and what was the best part was the service that the tour guides gave to my wife to accommodate her limitations caused by her Parkinson’s disease. They were outstanding in making schedule adjustments and taking good care of her. The accommodations were outstanding, especially the Shinta Mani Angko in Sien Reap, Cambodia and the Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok. What we really appreciated was the tour outline gave us a view of life in these countries, an excellent balance of temples and rural life and how people live on a daily basis. Every detail of the trip was laid out, and everything happened without a hitch.We had a concierge in Hong Kong that made special arrangements for us for restaurants and events. We were able to have this delightful experience because of the service performed by the very knowledgeable guides and excellent drivers, we would not have been able to take this trip with a large group, so Jacada has enriched our lives with their luxury private tours.
Great travel plans, experience and flexibility on the ground when we wanted to shift some things. Highly recommend. Lily and Berni were great to work with.
have been fortunate to visit, for business or for pleasure, over 60 countries. Have dealt with several travel coordinators, agents, concierge, etc, etc,. We have just had our very best vacation and it was in large part due to the outstanding arrangements, sensational customer service and a bespoke approach, by Jacada (in particular, Jess Tang). Jess truly listened to our needs, was responsive during the early discussions, demonstrated patience as she competed vs 4 other companies – and this was just prior to earning the business. Once the business was earned, the customer service got even better! From pre-trip communications, small details during the trip and a post trip wrap up call – this is a travel professional and company which really knows how to deliver.
I highly recommend Jess and Jacada for your next special vacation.
Our archeological tour of Mexico and Central America was outstanding. The hotels and the food were top notch. The few hiccups we had over the 3 weeks were swiftly put to rights by the travel staff.
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!
My wife and I just returned from a great trip to Thailand organized by Keith at Jacada Travel. Jacada was in charge of booking our 3 hotels, all domestic flights and a number of private tours.
We started in Khao Lak (an hour north of Phuket) at The Sarojin – this was selected by Jacada. Simply said, The Sarojin is one of the nicest boutique resorts we have ever stayed – exceptional service, attention to detail and quality. Jacada also organized 2 private tours (canoeing in a mangove – was just ok and a day going to the “James Bond Island” at Phang Nga Bay – well worth it) , with a guide and driver through The Sarojin – both tour guides were excellent.
In Chiang Mai, we picked the hotel (137 Pillars) and Jacada did the rest. A driver and tour guide met us at the airport and remained with us throughout the 3 days with 3 tours. Again, the tour guide (and driver) were excellent. The highlight was a day at the Patara Elephant Farm – I would highly recommend it.
Next was Bangkok, we chose the Peninsula and again Jacada did the rest. Jacada even surprised us with a birthday cake for my wife (the reason for the trip) after we checked into The Peninsula. Jacada arranged a driver and tour guide on 2 of the 3 days and once again, the service was excellent and the tours gave us a good overview of the city.
Jacada Travel did a very good job and made the trip an exceptional memory for us both. M & A, Toronto, Canada
We are a Canadian couple,senior in age,and we came across Jacada while planning a trip to Viet Nam and Cambodia. Though we had never heard of Jacada,my husband called them and we began planning our trip with Keith Jarman who is one of Jacada’s travel designers.He was very patient,courteous and informed. Better yet,he listened to our needs. He was able to get a feel for the kind of trip we wanted to make and used the info as a basis for designing our journey. We then were put in touch with Gilda Tang who became our concierge. Jacada has employees in many parts of Asia and they also have links to local touring companies that are reliable. Gilda introduced herself to us and asked us about dietary preferences, likes and dislikes and gave us information on spas along our trip should we want to avail ourselves of treatments. In fact,she booked our selections in advance. Gilda (we also dealt with Gloria when Gilda was away,very efficient concierge as well) booked our restaurants after sending us a list of recommended dining places to choose from, got us tickets to a show we wanted to see and arranged for our entry visas to be looked after. For the most part,the guides we had were excellent. We had wonderful,knowledgeable guides,particularly in Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Min city and Cambodia. When we decided to change some of our daily plans,the guides were flexible and adjusted or schedule.We decided to go to Hue for the day and Jacada accommodated us and we traveled with Nam ,a well spoken woman who was terrific .
Keith left notes for us in each hotel throughout our trip and as it was my birthday, there were treats for me in each of these hotels. This made it very special. I would highly recommend Jacada,and particularly Keith and Gilda to any travelers contemplating a similar trip to Asia.
this was our second experience with Jacada and I will continue to use them! This time it was for our honeymoon and every detail was planned and thought of in advance! We felt so comfortable and thankful that we had Jacada travel plan our trip, especially Tess! Can’t wait for our next trip!
Everything was wonderfully planned and executed. The only hiccup was the yacht in Phuket but Joyce quickly found us an alternative.
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!
They get to know you as a person before you travel in order to ensure your trip is incredibly personalized. The Jacada staff, as well as the local tour companies/guides they contract with, are all professional and entertaining. They thought of every detail on our trip to SE Asia, and I hope to use them again and again for many vacations to come.
Jacada planned a wonderful trip to Iceland for two that included private guiding and driving all around the wonderful geologic and geothermic delights. We had a great time even though the Northern Lights did not cooperate. The highlights were two amazing guides from Eskimos who shared lots of knowledge and insight and an Uber Jeep tour into glacial rivers and extremely remote areas. We saw and stood behind waterfalls, tectonic plates and historic sights, had a food tour and swam in hot springs. Go!
What a magical trip to beautiful Chile, but it could not had been as magical with the professional help of Jacada Travel.
I recommend to anybody that would like to have the experience of there life.
I provided the locations, the activities I wanted to experience and my budget. Jacada Travel handled the rest and it was perfect. Every detail was addressed and everyone – from the airport greeters to the tour guides – was focused on our enjoyment.
Everyone connected with this company was great! Sara picked us up at the airport, and took us to the Blue Lagoon. Louli took us up to the snowmobiling on a glacier, and Bjorn was our driver back to the airport. They were all wonderful! All very willing to answer questions (and I ask a lot) and even went out of their way to show us interesting places. I would definitely use this company again to plan my next big outing! And Alex and Michele (our travel advisors) are also very committed to planning a wonderful trip!
Wonderful experience. Friendly staff. They know what they are doing.
Wonderful service-great advice
Jacada organized an amazing African adventure for our family. We are all eager to go back, and we will definitely deal with Jacada again!
We chose to travel to beautiful Costa Rica with Jacada Travel and it was the best decision we made! Having found them on google even though they had fabulous reviews I was still apprehensive as I didn’t know anyone else who’d heard of them and being a country we weren’t familiar with and taking our three young boys, I was very keen to make sure that they knew their stuff and that the holiday would be well organised.
I couldn’t have been more impressed with their service. From my initial telephone conversation with Jen Richt I was put at ease and her clear enthusiasm for Costa Rica was infectious. Jen set about organising a quite incredible two week holiday for us, which covered jungle, rainforest, mountains and coast. The hotels we stayed in were simply fabulous- amazing staff who looked after us incredibly well and always with a smile on their face and who were ready to share with us their knowledge of their beautiful country. We had a lot of private transfers which were reliable and in time and always with an enthusiastic driver who spoke perfect English and got the English sense of humour.
We ate wonderful fresh food and saw the most incredible wildlife. The children were fascinated by the tiny tree frogs, monkeys and fire flies, snakes and birds that were always close enough to see clearly. We travelled to the Rio Celeste waterfall which my son had studied for a school project – this was truly incredible and it made it so real for him to see it in all its beauty in real life.
We zip wired through the tree top canopies in Arenal and sport fished in Manuel Antonio – it was the holiday of a lifetime! I can’t recommend Jacada highly enough and will definitely be in touch when we choose to book our next adventure- a Safari!
Our second wonderful trip with Jacada. We are already planning no. 3.
Wonderful accommodations, entertaining and informative guides; we were always met at the airport and for adventures on time.
Hearing the Wow! from our grandsons when they first viewed Machu Picchu will always be held dear in our hearts.
Thank you Jacada
We were treated like stars.
Everything was more than was expected from our first meeting in Lima to our goodbye.
Am amazing experience. Emily was terrific in helping us plan our trip to South America including dealing with visa issues. We worked closely with Emily on the itinerary, there was lots of communication and consultation and the trip was exactly what we wanted. Everything was well planned and executed perfectly.
We had a great trip. Every place and experience that they set up for us was wonderful. Wherever we went our tour guides made us feel like we were getting an exclusive experience. The accommodations they arranged were lovely. We felt like we were able to experience the true culture and history of Peru.
Well structured holiday and tailored to our needs. Smooth transition from base to base. Tour guides generally were excellent but one wasn’t very knowledgable when touring Quito.
All pick ups were prompt and personnel helpful especially on our journey home when we had trouble booking in at the airport.
Hotel bookings we like a dream and were as requested.
Rebecca and Angela were exactly who you would want to entrust with your important family vacation. All of us are busy and can only get together once a year, so it’s a big deal when we do. We left the planning in the capable hands of Jacada, and it’s a good thing we did, because they delivered a spectacular time that exceeded all of our expectations.
Arrival – slightly less smooth than it should’ve been, only because our original flight was canceled. Jacada adjusted accordingly, reacting quickly to get us to Kruger.
Kruger – An unforgettable safari par none. Even though we wavered on our plans and missed the opportunity to book at our desired lodge, Rebecca understood how important this was to us and shifted the entire itinerary to make sure we were able to get a reservation. I’m not sure what kind of magic she pulled, but I wouldn’t have wanted to stay anywhere else. Rebecca also gave us the suggestion of surprising one of our family members for his birthday with a breakfast in the bush, a one-of-a-kind experience we would’ve missed out on if it weren’t for Rebecca’s astute guidance.
Cape Town – Really charming city, and we stayed right on the waterfront. Angela provided some excellent dinner suggestions that injected some culture into our trip. Our tour guide was excellent, proving knowledgeable and friendly.
Overall, I was truly pleasantly surprised at the trip. Typically after a week, I can feel a tinge of homesickness; during this trip arranged by Jacada, I felt none at all.
My wife and I just had an amazing trip exploring the wonders of Morocco. Thanks to Jacada, we were set up with an amazing driver and tour guide who were clearly focused on ensuring we had the best experience possible. The accommodations were spectacular, the information given by our guide was extremely interesting and insightful, and the transportation to and from cities and sites was safe and comfortable. We fell in love with Morocco thanks to Jacada!!
In general, we had a fine experience working with Jacada. The plans that we put together with Jacada worked quite well – all flights went smoothly, we were greeted at each site and transferred to hotels efficiently, the arranged tours were valuable and generally enabled us to appreciate the varied regions of the country that we visited, and the hotel bookings consistently met high expectations. There were a few glitches that we wished had been anticipated and this prevents us from giving 5 stars.
Timely and responsive with inquiries, questions, and follow up. All accommodations were as promised with excellent service. Flights, connections, and escorts for African safari were well coordinated. Not cheap, but made trip stress free by really taking care of everything!!
Wonderful attention to detail and stress free traveling! Every tour was individualized and every guide was detailed and amazing. We loved our trip.
It would be hard to recommend Jacada more enthusiastically. Keith Jarman worked patiently with us to help craft a spectacular, almost three-week trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. There was not one hitch on our visit. The hotels were lovely and the guides, informative and helpful. Every car that met us carried cold water and cool face cloths to help us battle the brutal heat. We may not have been the easiest clients to work with because we had specific concerns about this trip. Keith worked diligently and produced a fantastic agenda. We also found hand-written welcome notes from him at each hotel we visited–a really nice touch, for which we were grateful.
I used Jacada Travel to plan our family trip to Costa Rica. It was perfect and the entire team at Jacada was amazing. Lily panned an amazing adventure that was exactly what I asked for and Bernie and the entire group in Costa Rica were so helpful and accomodating in making the trip happen without a single problem. I cannot recommend them enough and will absolutely use them again for any trip I want to take. Thank you!
We had a wonderful trip that was planned by Lily and Berni. Everything was went smoothly. We were very pleased with all our accomodations and all the suggestions. We would highly recommend Jacada Travel.
Great to visit leopards and lemurs!
Byron did an excellent job planning the trip with our limited time frame to maximize our time out viewing animals. All connection details were well-thought-out and follow-up while we were on the trip was well-done, including a message from Byron at each location. Came home with fabulous photos and the desire to return!
We have used Jacada twice for our family vacations. Their attention to detail is fantastic and we had no glitches on our most recent trip to Morocco. The local guide was better than we could have hoped for.’We would definitely use Jacada again.
The trip Emily & Jacada booked for us in Rio on New Years was nothing short from spectacular. It was the best New Years eve we have ever had the privilege of experiencing. Not our first Jacada trip, and definitely not our last. World class.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and the care and accommodations were excellent. Each stop was well-planned and the pace was tailor-made for us.
My trip was fantastic. It met every expectation. The attention to detail was truly incredible. Accommodations, tours and all details were above my expectations and obviously the result of expert planning and attention and care to detail. I have not only recommended them but plan on using Jacada again very soon. Well done !!!
Everything turned out almost exactly as advertisied – in some cases it was better! There were few if any “bumps in the road” while we were away, and the response from the local contacts was immediate and professional. My suggestions apply to all that took place prior to leaving: 1. the Jacada Black Book was too generic to be of real use, and heavy (we were traveling carry on). It should be customised to each trip. 2. The final itinerary and travel tips arrived too late to be of real use – it can take time to get foreign currency and the right clothing and I would not leave that to the last week prior to leaving. They should arrive 6 weeks before departure at a minimum. 3. Pertinent detailed information (length of tour etc.) about some tours was provided once arrived – had we known that information beforehand we might have packed differently/chosen different tours.
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!
Our Iceland trip was amazing! Another piece of travel design art!
As a result, Iceland got a sweet spot in our hearts. We will go back there for sure, may be even not once. So, more work for Jacada!
Thank you, Joyce!
Our family had an unforgettable trip to Patagonia and Iguazu Falls thanks to Jacada Travel! Especially our agent Susann Pietschmann, we had been working on this trip since February 2018. She professionally customized our trip from beginning to the end. Their Travel Concierge Berni De Luca, she helped us with every step and detail, she even answered my emails on weekends! Our local guides and drivers were not only good but also very professional. I would not hesitate to recommend Jacada to anyone who is looking for a well arranged trip!
Best vacation ever.
Easy to work with and very accommodating
All plans, events, transfers worked perfectly
Jacada ci ha assecondato nelle nostre esigenze e richieste, soddisfacendo tutte le nostre aspettative.
We have travelled with Jacada on 3 tours and they are an outstanding tour group. Every detail is planned very well and there are many special experiences that make each trip unique. The guides are also exceptional and we always feels safe no matter where we go. The accommodations are always outstanding and very unique to the setting. We highly recommend Jacada if you are looking for a private luxurious travel experience that also connects you with the true culture.
My experience with Jacada Travel has been nothing short of spectacular. The combined efforts of Keith Jarman in London and Gloria To in Hong Kong provided my wife and myself with an experience of a lifetime. No details were left to chance with all transfers, tours, and reservations being meticulously planned and arranged. The Jacada over the top moment for me was my surprise private birthday dinner planned by Keith and Gloria in the Anantara Hoi An. I would not hesitate to use Jacada’s services again and would heartily recommend them to anyone needing a bespoke experience handled with consummate courtesy and professionalism.
Everything worked exactly as promised. We had exceptional guides and excellent hotels (one was noisy though). I felt that our trip advisors were very attuned to making sure that we were able to do all the activities we requested and were able to make good suggestions when we did not have plans.
Simply perfect ! Nor 1 minute of our travel was unplanned this travel agency really takes care of his guest 👍
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!
I had been on the search for travel experts. This search spanned over many months but for multiple reasons, it continued on until I came upon Jacada Travel. I was initially drawn in by their website’s aesthetics and its ease of use. Everything was very cohesive, professional in appearance. I was also attracted to the fact that they organize travel to worldwide destinations, whereas most travel agents specialize in one specific region of the world. I decided to submit an inquiry and from there, everything took off. I never looked back. Within a short period of time, Susann Pietschmann contacted me. She was amazing in multiple ways. I never felt pressured to commit to this trip. She was professional, organized. She always followed up and remembered everything I said or suggested. With an 8 hour time difference, she somehow always managed to contact me via phone or email. Did I mention that Susann is amazing? Ha.
Anyway, back to the trip. We went to Ecuador/Galapagos. She sent me multiple itineraries, each one tailored more to my preferences. I had done my own research on which cruise vessel I wanted to voyage so she booked it and finalized it for me. She provided suggestions for us based on our timeline. I chose from her recommendations, and they planned everything. All costs were combined and submitted to Jacada Travel, versus multiple vendor for entrance fees, domestic flights, hotels, etc. They tailored our payment plan based on our preferences. Before I got in touch with Jacada Travel, I was attempting to book everything on my own. I’m not sure how Jacada Travel makes their money, but their prices were pretty comparable to the prices when I was organizing it on my own.
Closer to our trip date, they reached out via phone and email to ensure we were set. Bernie was our local contact for the trip. She was also very helpful. They also mailed us an information package. I was so impressed with this package! It was nicely bound and super swank. I still have it as a souvenir from my experience with Jacada Travel.
All the suggestions I received from Jacada Travel were top notch, great quality. I especially loved our hotel. Our tour guide was very professional and helpful. The private transportation between all our destinations were all luxurious.
Jacada Travel made everything super easy. They took the thinking and stress out of everything. I highly recommend them and will be using them for future travels.
Jacada was thoughtful of our needs and developed a great plan that absolutely addressed all of our preferences. Selections for lodging and activities were truly excellent. Just a few bumps in hand-offs to the junior staff and on-site representative.
We felt in good hands for our trip to Peru and the Galapagos from the beginning. The travel concierges who help plan, listen to your needs and develop an itinerary that is beyond amazing. We consider ourselves very experienced travelers but it added to the enjoyment that Jacada took care of every detail, and had wonderful staff on the ground to greet you and get you to where you needed to go. The travel guides and accommodations were excellent. I cannot wait to book another trip with Jacada! I have recommended to many friends without hesitation.
Excellent itinerary proposed by Jacada, personal attention to detail, excellent guides.
Our experience with Jacada blew our expectations out of the water! The attention to detail, itinerary, and overall service made our honeymoon truly a once in lifetime experience! Special thanks to Em and Angela for setting everything up and making the experience all the more amazing! Ever tour guide, driver, hotel, excursion, and recommended restaurant was spot on! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a carefree, personalized, luxurious vacation…can’t wait for our next one!
I did much research before choosing Jacada Travel for our trip to Japan. Kate Herz was my contact and she was extremely helpful and a true pleasure to work with. There was a big time difference since I am in the US and she is in London but we managed to get a lot accomplished through emails and we even spoke a few time by phone. I had many things I wanted us to see on our trip and Kate made everything happen. As we got closer to our departure date, we were turned over to Wing Wong and she was just as helpful. Every detail of our trip was excellent. Our guides were fabulous, our hotels were amazing. Highly recommend Jacada Travel.
We could not have wished for a more luxurious or well organized tour. Everything was well thought out as per the information and preferences that we had provided beforehand, from content and highlights of tours that we wanted to do, down to particular wines that we prefer.
The staff in London to the staff in the different countries that we visited were extremely professional and well informed.
All of our tour guides were so knowledgeable and obviously enjoyed their job, and were proud to share information and anecdotes with us.
All of this contributed to making us feeling so special and make our memories unforgettable. We cannot recommend you enough, absolutely first class – thank you x
We had good advice from Jacada Travel in advance of our trip and received good support from them throughout our trip as they facilitated transfers, check-ins and guided tours.
Only negative was arriving at one remote tiny airport 5 hours before our flight with very little to do.
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.
Facilitated a great trip to Argentina. Great venues with excellent local guides and unusual innovative experiences.
Overall, we had an amazing adventure, with some very unique and excellent experiences.
Some of the top experiences:
Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Elephant Camp – This place was amazing, the staff knew our names as soon as we walked in and always seemed excited to see us. They were fantastic with the kids and the room and overall property were excellent. Then, of course, came the elephant experiences, they far exceeded our expectations. We were up close and personal for almost 2 days. The mahouts and staff genuinely seemed happy to have us around and show off their animals. The riding experience, which included bathing with them, was unbelievable and something my whole family will remember forever. They liked to play with each other and loved all the snacking they got to do when we were around. Truly top notch. I would recommend this Anantara to anyone interested in elephants.
Flight of the Gibbons (zip lining) – This was great! I’ve done zip lining before but I felt this was even more intense then previous experience in Costa Rico. All the runs were a little different and were great fun. My kids, who love this kind of stuff, thought it was great.
Pilmalai Resort – This was an outstanding property and we had an incredible villa over looking the ocean, low on the mountain, so we had a quick 3 minute walk to the beach. We had an excellent Thai cooking class and Muy Thai training session. Having this at the end of the trip was exactly the relaxing way we needed to conclude such a fantastic trip.
Markets in Bangkok – Also excellent to see how the way of life is there. Overall, we really enjoyed getting out of the cities and seeing market, temples, and overall how people in the area live
Guides – All the guides were great, but I would like to give special acknowledgement to Bam, who was our guide in Chiang Mai. She was excellent, nice, flexible, knowledgable, and overall a very pleasant companion as we journeyed in the area. We really appreciated everything she did with and for us while we were there.
Improvement Opportunities – While the entire trip was great, there was one thing that was a miss.
Planning in Chiang Mia – The original plan for our trip was to arrive in Chiang Mai on a flight scheduled to land at 1:25 and then go zip lining. However, the zip line center was an hour drive from the airport and the last run of the day started at 2:00PM. When we arrived, Bam informed us that we would not be able to go to zip lining that day because we didn’t have the time. In reality, there was no possible way to use that flight and make the zip lining event. Jacada should have known this well before the trip started. We could have taken an earlier flight on this day to make it. While we were able to make it up later, we lost a free afternoon (that would have happened on the last day in Chiang Mai). I had planned on and was looking forward to that free afternoon so we could explore Chiang Mai or just relax a little bit. Instead we packed the zip lining and Chiang Mai tour in to that one day.
I wondered whether there was too much detail info in advance, but in view of the complexity of the trip, it was all necessary. The guidance and information provision was extremely helpful.
Just returned from a special anniversary trip to Vietnam and Cambodia with the entire itinerary planned and expertly executed by the marvellous team at Jacada Travel. A very special thanks to Gloria and Keith for organizing the best trip my wife and I have ever taken. The hotels were simply magnificent, particularly the one in Cambodia (Phum Baitang). The guides were far above average, knowledgeable, kind, helpful, understanding and innovative. Our drivers were superb particularly taking into account the difficult driving conditions in the major cities. Everyone was always on time and we never felt rushed. The large tourist crowds were often avoided allowing us a more personal in depth experience. The tours arranged on our behalf were amazing and extremely interesting. Our food requirements were dealt with in expert fashion and several of our dining experiences were unique. There was just the right amount of spare time built into our itinerary as well. Overall the entire experience, start to finish was first class but the special and unexpected touches in honour of our anniversary raised the bar to an entirely new level.
We would have no problem recommending Jacada Travel as the gold star company in personalized travel.
We had an amazing trip in Tasmania.
I highly recommend Jacada Travel for an unforgettable experience.
I heard of Jacada travel from a friend who has a friend who loves them. I reached out to them on short notice (Sept for a Nov-Dec trip) and wanted something a little different – to go to a couple different continents in one trip. Katie and Becky were awesome, and worked together to organize a seamless amazing trip for me. They listened to my likes and dislikes, interest and like-to-do’s, and where all I wanted to go. Then they got back with me with an epic adventure that perfect. Everywhere I was going, I had never been and I trusted their expertise to pick some awesome experiences.
They nailed it. I had the best holiday in my life, spending a month visiting South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. I loved everywhere I went and all the activities planned. Everywhere I stayed was fabulous, all my guides were wonderful, and the food… well forget about any weight loss, it was so great! They followed up throughout and made sure things were going well. Katie even spent a couple hours on her weekend off to make sure my connecting flight that was cancelled, wasn’t an issue. She had another already arranged when I got to the airport.
The entire trip was so personalized and special. I will definitely use Jacada in the future and HIGHLY recommend them to others. They have spoiled me completely. Thank you to Katie, Becky, Amanda, and the whole team at Jacada for making my epic adventure so special and beyond all expectations.
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!
We’ve traveled extensively but this was really first class. We were pampered. Every detail attended to. We’re definitely using them again.
First experience with Jacada, and they did an incredible job. I already have our next trip lined up. amazing job!! It was such a special experience.
The trip was great! My husband and I had super fun and wonderful in Chile trips. We love Chile more than any country we had visited on last Oct.-Nov. and hopefully we will have a chance to visit here again! We miss Chile already! People are very nice, Food was amazing and the natural was so unbelievably!
Thank you so much Emily and her team to made our dream bigger than we thought and came true 🙂
Our Tanzanian Safari was an absolutely amazing experience. Tessa Van der Walt at Jacada flawlessly planned our adventure and it was executed to the highest standard. Tess was always just a phone call or e-mail away during our trip, although we had no reason to contact her other than express how happy we were! The people we met were interesting, wonderfully accommodating and truly invested in our enjoyment of our time in Africa. Each area we visited offered a different environment and we were able to see more animals and birds than we could ever imagine. The reserves and lodges were amazing, and each very different from the other. This allowed us to experience each area we visited a little bit differently, but they were always a seamless blend of luxury and adventure.
I don’t often review our travels, but this trip was beyond our wildest expectations and we are already eyeing a return visit!
Iceland adventure was amazing with Jacada arranging everything. If you want to experience more than what every tourist can easily see contact them – you won’t be disappointed. Hanna was fantastic to work with and very knowledgeable. Just an over the top experience from first contact through arriving back home!
A great team put together an amazing journey for us. Also, support during the trip was outstanding.
They had very good accommodations, tours and suggestions as to how to best spend our time in Australia. They were very accommodating to all requests and changes and all their people were very easy to deal with.
Only area that could have been improved upon was logistics, ie flight times with regard to maximizing times. I would definitely use them Again and highly recommend them.
My wife and I had a wonderful time in Hong Kong! It was a last minute trip, but the team at Jacada Travel went above and beyond to make our trip happen with such short notice! We will be using Jacada Travel for our future travels!
We chose to travel with Jacada for our Indo-China trip end of October. We had chosen to visit a number of cities throughout Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The team at Jacada were able to tailor the trip around our requirements and included a number of activities and must-see sights. All the way up to the few weeks before our travel we kept receiving reminders, updates, even a personalized booklet including our photos and the trip information and itinerary which kept us excited and looking forward to our trip. Impeccable attention to detail, truly an amazing experience. I can’t wait to book with them again!
We took a trip through SE Asia for 19 days. Everything went off without a hitch. Even though several flights were delayed, our guides were always waiting for us at the airports. Our guides were all exceptional; they were all so knowledgable about every aspect of their area, including history, culture, food, current political climates, architecture and travel to name just a few. The entire trip was well within our budget. We were able to see everything we wanted to see as well as some wonderful additional places that Jacada recommended.
My wife and I decided to go out of the country for the first time in 7 years. We had never been outside the US except for the Caribbean and knew we would need some help planning a vacation because we chose South Africa and this was to be by far the most exotic, remote and foreign vacation we’d ever taken. During our search for a travel agent we stumbled upon Jacada and after researching them and a couple other agents, decided we would entrust Jacada with planning our experience.
Best… Decision… EVER!!
Jacada’s ability to truly listen to what we hoped to get out of the trip and bring that exact experience to fruition was astounding. Our accommodations were both intimate and luxurious (beyond our wildest dreams). Our personal guides were as friendly and knowledgeable as we could’ve hoped for and the planning and execution of our trip went off without a hitch, from the private transfers to the domestic flights to the dinner reservations (well almost, more on that below). We were waited on hand and foot by everyone and were really made to feel important, more so than we deserved.
Where Jacada’s true colors really shined were when we encountered our only hiccup of the entire trip. There was a breakdown in communication somewhere with regards to a dinner reservation that Jacada made on our behalf and the restaurant was expecting more people in our party than what showed. The restaurant stuck us with paying for the “absent” parties. Upon notification, Jacada went right to work on resolving the issue and by the end of our trip, they had seen to it that our money was refunded to us. It’s hard to imagine another company showing the level of professionalism and responsibility to their clients as Jacada showed us with this unfortunate situation.
If you are looking to take that once-in-a-lifetime vacation and are overwhelmed with the thought of planning it yourself, trust Jacada. They will plan the ultimate vacation for you and there’s no doubt that every moment of the trip will surpass your expectations.
My wife and I will absolutely be using Jacada again in the future, hopefully sooner than later!
From my first e-mail inquiring about a trip, Jacada Travel was nothing but helpful, knowledgeable, dedicated, friendly. From start to finish they helped us create an itinerary that was perfect. Our trip was catered to our wants, and they gave input on each excursion/portion of our trip. Never once did they push any agenda or extra tour on us. The guides were all great, they really helped teach us about the cities we visited, and helped us be relaxed and have an amazing experience at all times.
Jacada Travel is the way to go! Our trip to Peru was amazingly planned. We had such a wonderful trip with excellent guides and just the right mix of activities and relaxation time. Dinner at Central in Lima was exceptional! And we loved the culinary experience in Cusco. Every detail was managed for us so our one and only job was to enjoy our time.
Thank you Lily, Berni, and the entire Jacada Team for making our Peruvian experience truly an experience to remember.
We recently went on a 2 weeks IndoChina trip which included (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) the hotel selection, the tour guides and even the recommendations were on spot. The itinerary that was designed to us was very good and it met our expectations. They did an excellent job with picking the hotels and doing all internal flight bookings.
Keith who was responsible for our travel design was very responsive and gave us good advise on what to see and where to go.I enjoyed the small welcome notes left in different destinations by Keith and he kept following up on us during our trip to make sure that everything was all right.
GREAT COMPANY TO WORK WITH, THEY MADE THE PLANNING OF MY HONEYMOON VERY EASY AND FLAWLESS. THE HOTELS AND ACTIVITIES THEY RECOMMENDED WERE GREAT AND FIRST CLASS IN EVERY WAY.
Experience like no other! Everything was planned perfectly and incredibly personal and exclusive. From airport transfer drivers to tour guides it was impecable. Can’t wait to take another trip with Jacada.
Taras and Laura
We have been fortunate to travel quite a bit, but nothing has compared to our first experience with Jacada Travel. Our guides were both knowledgeable and friendly. We greatly appreciated the personal stories they shared with us. Every aspect of our trip was top notch and worth every penny we spent.
Our trip to South Africa in October was absolutely amazing. It was not just a trip, it was a piece of art of our emotions and memories created or , may be better to say, ” designed” by Joyce. Everything was beyond and above our expectations! Thank you, Jacada! We are looking forward to our new experience with you – Christmas and New Year in Iceland!
I do not normally write reviews, but I have to make an exception when a firm more than exceeds my expectations multiple times. I have now worked with Jacada for three trips, to three different continents, and I can unequivocally state that they are experts at what they do, which is to create incredible travel experiences that will give you lifelong memories. Everyone I have worked with at Jacada, most recently Em, have listened to what we were looking for, and crafted itineraries that surprised us, exceeded our expectations, and left us waiting for when we could plan our next trip. Jacada is my example of what a world-class travel agent should be: knowledgeable of all the little things that will enhance your trip in ways you could never anticipate; focused on paying attention to who you are so your trip is personalized to you; and connected to the local guides, destinations, and street knowledge that give you a unique, individual experience. I have worked with other travel planning agencies in the past, and Jacada is at an entirely different level of creating experiences that are unique, treasured memories. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Excellent service and our guides in Puglia were top-notch!
Jacada planned a very special trip to Iceland. We had an amazing trip with excellent guides and activities. Every detail to accommodate our wishes was done.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Morocco planned by our expert travel agent Em Hunter and her support staff. Thanks Jacada I will definitely use your agency again.
First time we used Jacada Travel… WONDERFUL experience! Tended to our every need!!
Emily Opie helped us plan our trip. She was AMAZING. Very responsive and planned a wonderful honeymoon. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Trip to Peru & Ecuador. Jobi and her team, both in HK and in South America, made sure that this was a truly memorable trip.
Jacada have helped us organise the holiday of a lifetime…firstly by listening to what we want they were able to tailor a trip to our requirements.
Local people on the ground turned the skeleton trip into something really meaty…icing on cake etc etc…we ended up with a wonderful experience…that met our every expectation.
One of the best trips we have ever taken! Extremely well planned, not a single issue, ran incredibly smooth from initial planning to arriving home. The guides and drivers in every location were insightful, helpful, and enjoyable, the accommodations were perfect and exceeded our expectations in every location, the tours were tailored to our interests easily. The trip was entirely stress free and with the goal of covering each country thoroughly enough so that we didn’t leave feeling we missed anything, we finished the trip feeling we accomplished that goal. I highly recommend Jacada and we will use them again for our next big adventure!
Thanks Keith and Gloria for everything it really was a trip of a lifetime!
Monica and Stu
Jacada was perfect for us. Our honeymoon was a real success.
Congrats to Jacada team
Eric and Chantal
Our third trip with Jacada. This one to Chile, great hotels, seamless arrangements, personalized service as usual.
We have just returned from travelling to South America ( Galápagos, Santa Cruz Highlands, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Guayaquil, Cuzco, Lima). From the initial contact with Lily to the scheduled follow up call and all the travel between, the experience was beyond expectations. We felt truly cared for and welcomed at every stop with seamless airport pick ups, hotel check ins and guided tours. The accommodations were exceptional, the guides knowledgeable, professional and engaging and the excursions planned excellent and not so rigid that we could not alter them according to our likes or feelings that day. Our trip was completely stress free because of Jacada, allowing us to focus solely on the reason we were there and to return home with memories to cherish. I would not hesitate to recommend Jacada and know we will now use them exclusively for further travel.
Would recommend Jacada without reservations. Excellent service and choices.
You are in the BEST hands with Jacada travel!! Thank you Jonny Humphries and team for booking our once in a life time trip to South Africa! They thought of every detail and then some. We had a personal note at every hotel, every hotel knew our likes and dislikes. If we had any questions day or night we just email and they responded within 5 mins. The hotels, guides, drivers, and greeters were absolutely 5 star! I can not say enough good things about our experience. I would HIGHLY recommend.
Alex was very responsive to my clients’ needs, including responding on a Saturday evening to a request for a different hotel in Madrid. He was also very helpful in putting together the itinerary.
I had an excellent experience working with Jacada Travel! It was an easy process to book, and the trip was seamless! I would definitely use this company again to book an international trip!
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!
We have travelled with Jacada on several trips now. They never disappoint. Our last trip to Spain was fabulous. Hana and her team put together an unforgettable trip. Top notch tours and the accommodations were unbelievable in each city. Great tour guides in each city also.
Great organization of my trip in Bali. Wonderful scheduled that was planned, great guide and driver there. Lots of attention and contact, follow ups and preparation by Keith and Gilda. Everything went smoothly. I had a wonder time and would highly recommend Jacada Travel.
It was a great trip with excellent services all the way around. Only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 was the hotel. It was well located but did not have room service and the breakfast was not very good. The hotel at best was a 3 Star hotel. The rest of the trip was Fantastic all the excursions were great and the Golf my son and husband really enjoyed. Thank you we will be using you again.
Another fantastic trip organized by Jacada. We celebrated my birthday and on the arrival at our first hotel, i was greeted with a super yummy birthday cake and balloons. The itinerary suggested by Keith was spot on for how we like to see things and what we are interested in. I can’t wait to plan my next trip with Jacada Travel
Our travel designer, Keith, was knowledgable and intuitive about creating the travel experience we were looking for. Our trip through Vietnam and Cambodia was seamless from start to finish. The guides, drivers and concierge were excellent. The accommodations were exceptional and the tours and experiences were a highlight of every day. This was our first trip with Jacada and we will definitely return to plan our next adventure.
A 35 day journey through East Africa and the Indian Ocean was flawlessly planned, managed and delivered. A fantastic vacation provided by people on the ground and in the background who really cared. Leaving us to just enjoy and experience the journey without any worries.
Excellent service, honest advice and smooth logistics. I have no doubt to recommend Jacada Travel to friends and family.
It is already our second time travelling with Jacada. And both the travel experience exceeds our expectations.
Byron arranged a Fantastic honeymoon for us to Slovenia. He made it a stress free experience for us by handling everything and being available to answer any questions we had which is priceless after the stress of planning a wedding. Thank you so much for everything thing.
I always had a dream to visit South Africa and do a safari. Something I always wanted do since a young boy watching TV and going to the zoo. Last year, after much searching and research, I came across Jacada Travel. They had much to chose from, so I decide to contact them. Best decision I ever made. Tess from the Cape Town office contacted me and we talked about what I wanted and customized the a tour of the Cape Town region and topping off with a safari. I had nothing to worry about from the time I was picked up, to the time I was drop off at the airport. Every concern and detail was taken care of from Jacada arrangements. Loved South Africa so much, I reconnect with Tess for I wanted to see animals that I missed from last year and she help arrange two awesome safari camps and my cup runneth over in the animals I saw. If you want a Five Star travel encounter and have your dreams come true, then I highly recommend Jacada Travels. They help me have lifetime memories, that no one can take away from me…
Thank you so much Tessa van der Walt for making our vacation an unforgettable one! Our 16 days experience was flawless from the first moments that you started planning our private guided vacation to the end. The ultimate personalized, little details, special needs and interests were remarkably met because of your dedication and knowledge. It is without hesitation that we would recommand her and Jacada Travel. We have found the best “à la carte” travel professionals for our future holidays!
Happy travels to all!
I have now had two amazing vacations planned by Jacada Travel. I can’t say enough good things about them and have referred a lot of friends as well. I am not a planned vacation person but this is done so well that it can still feel quite spontaneous if that’s what you prefer. Jacada has found accommodation and tours that I would never have found on my own. Using them as made these trips truly feel like vacation since everything is well planned and effortless once you arrive
Jonny took care of everything for our trip and all his recommendations were excellent. We will definitely book with Jacada in the future. You can’t beat the staff and the personal service.
Byron and his team at Jacada put together a fantastic dream vacation for me and my husband. Our bucket list Safari trip to South Africa and Zambia was perfect for us! Byron and I talked over the phone several times so that he had a good feel for the type of travel we prefer. We started planning the trip about a year in advance which helped Jacada secure wonderful accommodations for us. Our expectations for the trip were high, but somehow Jacada was able to exceed them! Every detail was executed to perfection. Not only would we book another trip Jacada, we have already recommended Jacada to two close friends.
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
Nice to receive personalized service; knowing there will always be someone on the other end of the phone line in the country one is visiting is great; we benefit from your expertise.
From planning through to your actual holiday, Em, from Jacada was an absolute star, making sure that we were well taken care of.
It seemed quite apparent that Jacada had matched us with Em, due to her personal experience in traveling within Africa. She then proceeded to personalise our trip in a way that truly made it our trip, and not an off the shelf package.
We experienced a minor transport issue (not Jacada’s issue) however they were quick to respond, and minimised the impact, to ensure that we did not have to worry, and our vacation could continue.
Truly a fantastic vacation, which exceeded our wildest imagination. Could not have asked for more
My wife and I used Jacada this summer to organize our two-week trip to South Korea and Japan. We had never previously used an agency to arrange our travel but did so both to save time and to benefit from their expertise, because we wanted assistance arranging for hotels, destinations, inter-country travel, guides, etc. We also intended to meet — and travel with — our daughter and her friend in Japan, after visiting Korea and needed to coordinate those arrangements as well.
We worked with two of Jacada’s associates — Kate and Gloria — and came through the experience deeply respecting their ability and professionalism. They handled all the arrangements flawlessly, consulting with us about our needs and desires and following up on all the many moving parts of our trip. The three guides they arranged for us in Seoul, Tokyo and Kyoto were terrific and their recommendations for hotels, places of interest and restaurants were impeccable. It was also very helpful having transportation at our disposal, which permitted us to see much more than we could have had we needed to always get around on our own (although we also had sufficient time by ourselves to explore Tokyo and Seoul and navigate their wonderful subway systems.) At one point we asked them to help us economize on certain aspects of our trip and they were completely accommodating. They also assisted my daughter and her friend when they wanted to surprise us with a cooking lesson in Kyoto.
Although we could have done all the work ourselves and saved some money there is no doubt that as a result of using Jacada we had a far more enjoyable, stress-free and interesting vacation, seeing sites we never would have thought of on our own. They very much deserve the praise that others have given them on this site.
Our trip was spectacular. It was action packed in the short time we had with seamless transfers and pickups; everyone was on time. All of the hotels and activities were top-notch, unique and informative.
The highlights of our trip: the long drive from San Pedro Atacama through Bolivia to the salt flats; the scenery was some of the most gorgeous and remote. We really felt like we were on top of the world, close to heaven. It was a very special experience. The salt flats themselves were other-worldly; we loved visiting the islands, the local people, the mummies in the cave. Titilaka hotel was an exceptional hotel and we wish we would’ve had an extra day. Visiting the reed floating islands, learning about the expeditions facilitated by the Aymara and their reed boats was so cool. Bolivian food was simple but well cooked and had awesome fresh vegetables and salads. Peruvian food did not disappoint – we savored every dish at Titilaka and at Central sister restaurant in Lima.
Some things for improvement: my husband is vegetarian (though he will eat fish/ chicken in a pinch) and both Matetic and Alto Atacama had a hard time fully accommodating this. At Matetic, the chef seemed a little flustered when my husband said no fish or chicken, so he ended up saying fish was OK and ate fish for two meals. Alto Atacama had vegetarian options but the menu for lunch and dinner was very limited and the exact same for all three days (only 2 veggie main options and one was plain marinara spaghetti, which was disappointing). As Alto was far from town, it was somewhat burdensome to go to town to eat so we felt stuck with our dining options. Both facilities focused a lot on presentation – the food looked gorgeous on the plates- but not enough on the content and the preparation. The fish was over-cooked at Matetic and undercooked at Alto (I actually got food poisoning from the trout/salmon there for 15 hours- violently sick with diarrhea/ vomiting that took me out of a morning activity. I know this comes with travel but it is exceedingly rare for me. I was happy that it happened on a good day and didn’t mess up our over-all travel plans 🙂 We were also quite disappointed that in the 6 days we had in Chile, we didn’t have one real Chilean dish- it wasn’t offered on the menus! The focus was on western food and artsy plates.
Tipping was stressful at Matetic and Alto. Although I carried $500 from the States, it wasn’t adequate by the end. We had sometimes 2-3 different drivers and 2-3 different guides each day- how do you tip each for half, or less than half, day? The hotels didn’t carry change for us. They were both in remote locations (and our days were filled with activities) so it was hard to find an ATM or bank to get change. We didn’t realize that the restaurants at Matetic were not staffed by the hotel so the idea of tipping at the end of our stay didn’t work. We didn’t pay / tip anything for a lunch one day and the following day the waiter actually asked us to tip (which made us feel terrible since I’m a usually very generous tipper but we didn’t know! and without a bill, how do you figure what the appropriate tip should be?!) I would have loved to have the tips included or an option to pay by CC or a tip jar for everyone at the end. In Bolivia it was easier because we had continuity with guide/ driver and we could tip at then end.
At Alto, there were different guide qualities. We had a couple guides who were excellent and a couple who were a bit lazy. It was an eerie feeling because there were almost no guests (off season, full moon maybe?). We were looking forward to meeting other travelers but found ourselves alone on most tours. We met an awesome Singapore couple who requested a private guide and they were lucky to have the same guide/ driver for three days, while we had different guides/ drivers for all activities because we wanted the group activities (yet there was no group!). We would do some activities in parallel with them (i.e. have 2 big vans for the 2 couples). Just a bit of a weird feeling…
Oh- and I mentioned to our Bolivian guide already but, as you know, obtaining a Bolivian visa for Americans requires many separate documents (if we get it at the border). I screwed up and didn’t have passport copies (you gave us good instructions but I stupidly looked at a website, which did not indicate I needed a passport copy, instead of your email). We paid the guy an extra $20 at the border and all was fine but, in the future, it would be best to have the guide check all the documents in Chile before leaving the hotel because most of the documents are easily obtainable at a hotel with internet access but impossible to get at the checkpoint shack at the top of the mountain 🙂
Over-all, we had a truly fantastic trip and the inconveniences were minor. We would definitely book with Jacada again!
We had a wonderful time. Our drivers were always on time and courteous.
The guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. The hotels were beautiful and the staffs were friendly and helpful.
Thanks to Jacada, our honeymoon exceeded expectations. They made everything seamless and easy. The trip was perfectly planned for what we wanted to see and do, and allowed us experiences that we wouldn’t have otherwise enjoyed. Highly recommend and will use again!
This was a trip of a lifetime and Jacada travel couldn’t have been better!! The accommodations were 5star , the people couldn’t have been nicer and we were met at every airport as planned. It was a fabulous stress free experience!! We loved the Cape Grace and fell in love with Jabulani our safari camp!! It was superb
Our experience with Jacada Tavel was a 110 %. From working with incredibly professional people in planning our trip, understanding what we wanted the trip to be about , to the finest details that were never missed, has made our trip Unforgettable. Far reached our expectations. Whenever we travel again Jacada Travel will be our first phone call. Thank you for making this such a memorable experience.
My Wife and I normally do our own self driving tours around the world but decided to celebrate our 20th anniversary in South America with the help of Jacada travel.
It turned out to be the absolutely correct choice as Jacada produced a fantastic itinerary for us.
We had a blast of a time in Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Chile.
Jacada also managed to secure hard to get reservations at the TOP restaurants in the world like Central and Maido.
Every hotel we stayed at was TOP notch and we had private guides with us at EVERY stage of our 18 day holiday, including helping us check into all our hotels plus checking in for ALL our flights.
Yes, the prices are not exactly cheap but for what we got, it was TOTALLY worth it.
Would ABSOLUTELY recommend Jacada if you are looking for a private tour in South America.
This was our first experience with Jacada and we could not be more impressed. Both of us had high expectations before the trip, which were exceeded at each point along the way – extremely high-end, customized service both before and during our travels. The team worked closely with us to design exactly what we wanted and was always responsive no matter how small our questions might be. During the honeymoon, the itinerary, travel logistics, experiences etc. all went perfectly. We’re already looking forward to planning our next trip with Jacada.
Special thanks to Jane and Gloria who made all of it possible!
Byron is amazing. He planned my trip to South Africa and I had a blast. Never had to worry about a thing.
Jacada created and executed an amazing trip to Peru for 3 of us. All travel arrangements and transitions were seamless. More than that, the people who greeted us and managed the reservations etc., weren’t just efficient, they were genuinely gracious both enlightening our travel experience and making us feel immediately welcome and at ease. The hotel choices were top notch, each with special qualities, such as Sol at Luna’s horse stables and magnificent Sacred Valley setting. The private guides not only knew their subjects but, but came to know us and our personal areas of interest. All of the guides were appealing individuals and we enjoyed our time with them immensely. We feel the work done ahead of the trip by Lily, Berni and others at Jacada laid the groundwork for all this success. Their pre trip consultation was excellent. We thank them for a truly great Peruvian experience. How can you not appreciate finding personal notes from your travel person when you arrive at a new destination?
Our trip to South Africa was amazing! Everything was so well planned and we were able to see so much in just a week! It truly felt like every detail had been covered and that we were taken care of from the minute we arrived to the minute we left.
Other than few glitches the trip and scheduled tours were very good
The drivers and guides were punctual and nice only few guides were not fluent in English and difficult to understand.
Your organization is definitely very professional.
I would like to emphasize that Ms Hanna Fischer and
Michele were very professional and kind and I appreciate their help to make this trip pleasant for us
Our experience with Jacada Travel was fantastic, They are so organized
and all our private tours were great and the guides also. All hotels and
Jabulani Camp was beyond our expectations. Jonny Humphreys was
fantastic to work with.
Best in class service including transfers for travel,local tour guides, arranged activities and outings, food recommendations and accommodations. Every aspect our trip was seamless and organized allowing us to truly relax and enjoy every minute!
We loved working with our Jacada travel
coordinator Hanna and are looking forward to planning our next adventure!!
Our first time to travel with Jacada. They made the planning easy and we were lucky we used them because there were several travel and health issues (not the fault of Jacada) that occurred and they made adjustments to our schedule to accommodate those issues. We would recommend their services to all!
Our holiday in Sicily was the first time we had booked through Jacada. They were excellent. The itinerary they developed for us, a party of six, was a good blend of cultural visits to explore the fascinating history of Sicily and more leisurely pursuits such as a day out on the water and a wine tasting. We had a number of excellent guides and our driver for the week was superb. All in all we had a great week and Jacada and their local partner in Sicily did a great job for us.
Our Greece trip was amazing , Jacada has met all the expectations of a luxury travel company . The service they provided was impeccable , from the agent that meets you at the airport and takes you through security ,to the luxury accommodations and transportation , the very knowledgeable and friendly tour guides they set us up with . Every detail was well planned and executed to perfection .
Best travel experience ever!
Emily Hunter was an excellent ! In fact , I made a mistake planning our international flights and she arranged the best option as to not inconvenience us at end of our trip to Africa. Our family of 5 was never disappointed EVER on our adventure to East Africa ! We saw it all and felt it was money well spent! Thank you, Emily , for a fantastic trip to beautiful Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Two weeks back from an amazing bucket list trip to South Africa and Zambia and I can’t stop gushing about it. This trip exceeded my every expectation. Em from Jacada Travel curated a perfect trip – from the hotel selections, tour activities (including a picnic on Table Mountain (our Cape Town tour guide Terry was knowledgeable and wonderful) to hand written notes and a surprise birthday safari birthday celebration. The lodge and rangers were excellent. No detail was omitted and I love the sunset cocktails! The one annoyance (and not a major issue) were the mosquitoes in the hotel in Zambia. I am looking forward to another African safari next year planned by Em! Lovely!
Milda did such a great job making this trip perfect for my new husband and I.
Jacada did an amazing job planning, actualizing, and following up on our recent trip to western Norway. Alex Carey, our travel professional at Jacada, and Michele Santomassimo, our travel concierge at Jacada, did an amazing job of getting to know us, listening to our priorities and requests, and then putting together a truly memorable once-in-a-lifetime trip for us. My husband and I highly recommend Jacada!
Wonderful experience. Brilliant guide.
And they thought of little things to make our trip comfortable & unique. I would definitely use Jacada again & Would highly recommend .
The experience with Jacada was absolutely fantastic. All of the hotels, restaurants and planned activities were exceptional and top quality. The guides were all extremely personable and helpful every step of the way. Moreover, the logistics were all completely seamless as we never for a moment had any questions or issues in getting anywhere. In fact, even when one or two minor unanticipated issues popped up, the team worked quickly to revise the plans to ensure we weren’t in any way inconvenienced. Overall, my wife and I were extremely impressed and we would highly recommend Jacada to anyone who is seeking help with their travel planning.
We had a spectacular trip to Greece. Melania of Jacada worked with us to customize our trip, resulting in superb private tours, professional engaged drivers, a great pace and fun hotels- all within our budget. We were so delighted that we are planning to return next year with our entire family and Melania is currently helping us plan the trip. This will be our 5th trip with Jacada.