Destination Specialist:
Jack McCabe

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 volcanoes in Ecuador or skiing down them in Chile, he enjoys strumming the charango and sipping pisco.

Languages Spoken:
English (native), Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (basic)

Posts by Jack:

January 3rd, 2020
The Jemmy Button Story: A Kidnapping, a Hoedown and a Massacre in Wulaia Bay

Travelers on our Patagonia cruises know they will be visiting some of the most remote glaciers, fjords and islands of southern Chile, but many don’t know that they’ll also be visiting the Yahgashaga: the homeland of the Yamana indigenous people of Tierra del Fuego, and the scene of an incredible 19th century true story that… Read Full Post

Pukara Quitor
November 21st, 2019
Alone in the Devil’s Cave in Atacama, Chile

Alone and deep in a cave beneath the Pukara de Quitor archeological site in northern Chile’s Atacama desert, I lost sight of the last light from the narrow entrance I’d come through and shuddered in the utter darkness.  “Hmm… I wonder why they call this cave La Cueva del Diablo (The Devil’s Cave),” I pondered. … Read Full Post

Jack's Client Reviews:

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

Jack's Travel Photos:

Jack at Fitz RoyIsla del Sol

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