(64 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Jacqie Swanson

Rice Lake, WI
New Zealand, Australia and New Zealand Specialist

I have been in the travel industry 32 years and New Zealand is one of my favorite destinations. I can help you make it become one of yours.

I have recently returned from my 3rd visit.On this visit I was able to get to Waiheke Island and tas...
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Ecuador and Galapagos Islands.

Visiting sea lions On Espanola, Gardner Bay
Visiting sea lions On Espanola, Gardner Bay

One of my bucket list destinations has been the Galapagos.  The Galapagos Islands are a year round destination, it depends on what your want to see.  I have been fortunate enough to experience a recent trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos.  It is truly a magical destination.  My favorite part????  Snorkeling with sea lions not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES! They were even too close for my camera to focus but the experience was amazing. You may get to see sea lions, giant tortoise, many types of birds close up, no real need for a super zoom lens.


Ecuador is also a special destination.   I can arrange for you to stay at a Hacienda that grows cacao and you can make your own chocolate bar.  I put coconut, sea salt and coffee bits in mine.  You can tube down a river, visit a cloud forest or take a trail ride.


I have contacts that can help with many South American country experiences.

My Travel Albums

Galapagos
Me on Espanola Island- Galapagos
Quito
Quito airport
Galapagos- Floreana Island
Flamingo greeting us upon landing on the beach
Galapagos-Santa Cruz
Welcome to Santa Cruz
Galapagos cruise- Comorant Catamaran
Comorant Catamaran and a blue footed booby

My Reviews

3 of 5 people found this review helpful
It was a carefree vacation
Jacqie is so amazing to work!! She listens to what you have to say and matches your vacation to a T.
By  Sue  from  Turtle Lake WI
Traveled to  Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful
Best Mexico Trip Yet!
We gave Jacqie a pretty big list of requests and a smaller budget and she delivered on all of them!!! She gave us plenty of options and helped us narrow it down to the best place for us! Great vacation, can't wait to plan the next one!
By  ASaffert  from  Rice Lake, WI
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Amazing, wonderful, best trip of our lives!
Utterly amazing. 2 of the people on our trip opted to do it alone with no agent-to their regret. Jacqui provided so much advice and expertise, it was wonderful.
By  J Morris  from  Rice Lake, WI
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best trip ever
Absolutely wonderful!
By  Jim & Shari  from  Winter WI
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Ya, probably the best
Very good. Very helpful and informative
By  SMB  from  Chetek, WI
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqie Swanson responded:
I am glad you had such a wonderful time. Thank you. ~ Jacqie

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Destination Expert:

  • Galapagos Islands

Travel Specialist:

  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Adventure
  • Animals & Wildlife

Certifications/Awards:

  • New Zealand Specialist
  • Un-Cruise Adventure Specialist
  • Australia Specialist
  • Fij Matai Specialist
  • Viking Specialist

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