(68 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Jacqie Swanson

Rice Lake, WI
Adventure Travel Expert, Mexico, Caribbean

I have been in the travel industry going on 34 years!! Not many people can say that.  I often get asked "What is your favorite destination?"  Well, as some people say, "you can't stop at just one".

Some of my "passions" (besides travel of c...
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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

32 of 49 people found this review helpful
Wonderful trip
Jacqie is a pleasure to plan trips with. We’ve loved every trip. Jacqie returns calls/emails quickly & keeps us well informed.
By  Tish  from  Burnsville MN
Traveled to  St. Kitts ~ St. Kitts and Nevis ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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31 of 47 people found this review helpful
RETURN TO THE ROYAL NOW HYATT ZALARA
We've dealt with her for a number of years. Everything is always done right.
By  PACMAN  from  FREDERIC, WI
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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36 of 57 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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29 of 44 people found this review helpful
Bucket List trip!
This was our first time visiting Alaska and doing a cruise. What a wonderful experience it was! Jacqie was able to explain everything to us prior to our trip starting, so nothing was a surprise! Great experience that we will remember forever!
By  Katty  from  Rice Lake Wisconsin
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqie Swanson responded:
Thank you. I do love Alaska, such a fun adventure. It was a pleasure working with you. ~~Jacqie

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27 of 41 people found this review helpful
Wow! What a trip!
It was perfectly arranged for 6 of us traveling together on our first cruise to Alaska! My next trip will be booked through Jacqie!
By  Darryl  from  St. Paul, MN
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqie Swanson responded:
Thank you so much. ~~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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