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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)

Recent Posts by Jack:

November 14th, 2017
My prize-winning, published account of a wild jaguar encounter in Brazil

When I got home after a jaguar speedboat safari in the Brazilian Pantanal, I felt that what I’d just experienced, racing through a river to come face to face with a jaguar hunting a capybara in the wild, was something truly exceptional – so much so that I emailed my account of the encounter to… Read Full Post

July 24th, 2017
Kayaking in the Rainforest Canopy versus taking the Canopy Elevator, Bridges, Towers or Sky Biking

Following a recent Tucano cruise in the Brazilian Amazon, kayaking in the canopy of the Amazon Rainforest is now my favorite means of exploring the unique ecosystem found at the top of the jungle’s centenarian trees. How does one kayak at the tops of trees? We’ll get to that, but first, a quick recap of… 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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