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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.

Recent Posts by Jack:

August 13th, 2015
Canoeing with Caimans in Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park

“Back, back, back!” exclaimed our native naturalist guide, Sergio, as he and two members of the local Añangu indigenous community paddled our canoe back into the reeds along the wild shore of Laguna Añangucocha. A large Black Caiman, a carnivorous crocodilian species known as the largest predator in the Amazon Basin, was swimming menacingly toward… Read Full Post

December 5th, 2014
Zen Birding in Santiago and Central Chile

Keeping a lookout for different bird species where you are traveling can be a good way to stay in the moment, remain conscious of your surroundings and notice nature’s subtle reminders that you are far from home. While Chile doesn’t have as many bird species as some other countries in South America, there are interesting… 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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