Jill Siegel, is an award-winning Brazil Travel Specialist who has been wowing her clients with her creative approach to travel planning for over 25 years. With her extensive network of key connections throughout Brazil and South America, Jill creates extraordinary custom designed journeys that clients have described as “once in a lifetime.” From short week-long trips to Rio, Iguaçu Falls and Paraty—to more extensive itineraries that include eco-tourism destinations like the Pantanal and the Amazon Rainforest, Jill knows how to balance luxury with barefoot chic, weaving seamless travel experiences throughout Brazil and South America. As an American who lived and worked as a tour manager in Rio de Janeiro for 6 years, Jill is intimately familiar with the best 5-star boutique hotel rooms in Rio and Sao Paulo as well as the small out of the way pousadas throughout Brazil. For the past 11 years, she has been honored with an appointment on the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Magazine’s “Top Travel Specialists List.”
For anyone considering a visit to Brazil, Jill is a must. She understands the culture and her level of sophistication and creativity are unsurpassed. I highly recommend her services and I am so glad that I met her. She is very special and this experience would not be the same without her.”
Without Jill Siegel, our trip to Brazil would not have been the all-encompassing experience it was. It would be so simple to say that Jill worked her “magic”, because she made it seem so effortless. However, her clear understanding of her clients’ (at this point, I’d say friends) wishes, combined with an amazing attention to detail — always completed in a prompt and gracious manner — would be far more accurate.
All the sight seeing, musical concerts, cultural experiences, visits and encounters we could never have done on our own, not to mention with our limited time. All went smoothly, without being hurried. We went to Rio, Salvador and the Pantanal. She got us private guides in Rio (Leticia) and Salvador (Paula) that I can highly recommend. Just as Jill’s, their wealth of knowledge and connections, along with the ability to adjust plans as they got to know us better, gave us priceless insight in Brazilian life and culture, gave us a new view of the world and made this trip unforgettable.
Olof Jonsdottir (Iceland)
Olof Jonsdottir (Iceland)
OMG! Jill “Just Ask Me” Siegel is the best! We just returned from a fabulous 2 weeks in Brazil and because of Jill “I’ll take care of it” Siegel the trip was perfect. Despite their best efforts, our group of six prima donnas had no complaints! Managing expired visas, late arrivals and last minute extra guests, Jill handled it all. She knows her territory and navigates the eccentricities of her clients with charm and good humor. From the charming beach town of Trancoso, through Salvador, mighty Iguacu Falls and the craziness of Rio, Jill’s choices were perfect and advice spot-on. Her guides were warm, knowledgeable and accommodating, the hotels were lovely and relaxing, and transportation was always clean and on time. Even Rio on New Year’s Eve was a piece of cake! We can’t wait for her to plan our next trip to the Amazon and the Pantanal! Thanks Jill! MAXINE SNYDER