Jack McCabe

Jack McCabe
(800) 342-1796 ext. 310

Originally from Chicago, Jack McCabe earned a degree in International Studies with a focus on Latin America from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The irony of studying Latin America from a flat cornfield in Illinois was not lost on him, and he has since dedicated his time to exploring the more exciting terrain far south of the border and helping others do the same. When not hiking up volcanos in Costa Rica or skiing down them in Chile, he enjoys strumming the charango and sipping pisco.

What Our Clients Have To Say About Jack:

I couldn't be happier with my experience with Jack! I will definitely use Vaya again on my next trip to South America. Thanks, Jack! You rock! -Stef Robinson, St. Louis, MO

Jack McCabe took our dream and made it a reality. I have been in this business for over 25 years, and he is one of the best I have ever worked with. He went above and beyond the normal requests and made it better than we could have envisioned. -Holly McConnell, Englewood, CO

Well-planned, everything went smoothly. We had a wonderful time, and we are extremely grateful to have had expert advice and guidance from Jack. The places he chose for us to stay were very special, and we will remember this experience forever. -Carol Lite and Ken Cantor, Silver Spring, MD

Most Recent Posts:

Conservation Efforts in Chile

Posted by on October 17th, 2012

The following article I wrote on environmental conservation in Chile was published by the International Ecotourism Society last month. As home to both one of the fastest growing, most developed economies in South America, and also some of the most beautiful landscapes and pristine, untouched nature in the world, Chile finds itself in a delicate […]

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Hiking and Biking in Peru: Video Highlights

Posted by on August 16th, 2012

On a recent trip to Peru I followed our Peru Highlights Active: Hike & Bike Peru’s Top Spots itinerary, and brought my HD video camera along.  The result is this less than 2 minute piece of work, set to some Peruvian guitar and charango music.  Clips include:  hiking near the ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, […]

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Traveler Interview: A Wisconsin Family’s Meaningful Brazil Adventure

Posted by on June 27th, 2012

Louise Mollinger recently returned from a special trip to Brazil with her daughter Fabiana. Louise adopted Fabiana in the Brazilian town of Goiania 30 years ago, and this was their first trip back. The story was really quite moving and we thought it would be worth sharing. What was the purpose of your trip? Louise: […]

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3 Outstanding Lodges In Torres del Paine National Park

Posted by on June 15th, 2012
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When you travel to the southern extreme of the continent to experience the wild, natural beauty of Patagonia, you’ll have some quite extraordinary options for places to stay. Having recently come back from an inspection trip, here are my top 3 picks for a lodge-based trip in Torres del Paine National Park (the jewel of […]

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