Why JB Journeys?


We are passionate travelers ourselves, with decades of traveling and work in the industry. With our worldwide contacts, we can customize an adventure that you will remember long after you return.
Plus, we are dedicated to the basic concepts of eco-tourism, making certain that your vacation has a positive social and environmental impact on the places you visit.
Jean & Barbara

Shout Outs

We had a fabulous time!!

Just a short note to say we had a fabulous time!! Everything went perfectly and guides and hosts were very friendly. We were very satisfied with all arrangements. The birds were also very beautiful and friendly. Thanks so much!!  You exceeded our expectations in every way!  Ed &...

Panama Trek - Worthwhile And Satisfying Experiences

This trek through Panama was one of the most challenging things I've ever undertaken, and one of the most worthwhile and satisfying. I was able to see and experience the rainforest and the people who live in it in a way most outsiders can't even imagine. JB Journeys did a great job of setting up a...

Birding Panama-you did a really great job!

The accommodations, the food, the service were all top notch. The birds were incredible. I think the final count was 206 species. Just about everyone was talking about wanting to go back…. I also thought your contribution to Panama Audubon was great. Future trips, I hope the Latin American...

Places We Would Not Have Known About

JB Journeys put together a wonderful trip to Panama for us. They recommended places we would not have known about and they took care of the details. Everything went smoothly and it was a great adventure.  Carol & Sam M  2012  

I Was Having The Best Time of My Life

I had a spectacular time at the conference, and at Hacienda San Lucas.  All the planned events were worthwhile.  The Solstice at the Ruins of Copan was so much more incredible than I would have expected.  I was having the best time of my life, and enjoyed everyone's kindness and good...

Recommending Tucano Rio Negro Amazon Cruise with Enthusiasm!

"The trip on the Rio Negro over last Christmas was very satisfactory, indeed. The boat, the Tucano, was comfortable; food very good, guides were excellent. Having only ten cabins meant that the group on board was small enough so that we got to know and to enjoy everyone--quite diverse...

Panama Trek 'A totally great experience'

Hi, great adventure. All I could ask for. Rick is a great guy, great guide and did a great job. Segundo his right hand man was outstanding.. ... the places and people we met were all great. Friendly, engaging and always welcoming. In fact they were in some cases real characters. I played baseball...

Sailing San Blas

Our group traveled thru Panama by van, boat, puddle jumper plane, and train.  We started in El Valle, staying at the Canopy Lodge, just outside this lovely village. There was plenty of bird watching, hiking and swimming in a natural spring fed pond, and we also took a cooking class at the...

JB Journeys Planned A Perfect Combination Of Philanthropy and Safari.

JB Journeys planned a perfect combination of philanthropy and safari. It made our trip to Kenya so much more meaningful to see the work Well Aware is doing in East Africa. Every person I've told about the trip is amazed at the quality of the places we stayed at the price we paid. Barbara lead the...

Your Expertise Was Very Much Appreciated

Thank you for arranging our trip to Canopy Tower in Panama. My daughter and I had a fantastic time there -- it is a truly unique place -- and you were right about the delicious food, including many local specialties that we really enjoyed. Our birding guide, Carlos, was fantastic, and in...

Panama: The Places You Picked Out Were Great

Hi Barbara, We loved Panama, and the places you picked out were great.. ....Los Quetzales was great. We had a female quetzal land outside the deck fifteen minutes after we checked in. We should have followed your advice about the sweaters, instead of relying on my usual tropical alternative, a...

Costa Rica ... was so much fun.

We had a FANTASTIC time!!! Everything went smoothly and was so much fun. Hotels were gorgeous – I could live at the Finca Rosa Blanca! In short, Costa Rica was muy bueno! More later…. Costa Rica, 2011,     Sandi R.

Once In A Lifetime Experience

My participation in The Great Return was wonderful. JB Journeys created a seamless visit to Pico Bonito and Copan Ruinas which is always a challenge in the third world. That is not to say there were not challenges; however Barbara and crew met the task expertly. Both venues were marvelous. The...

Panama a wonderful holiday for our family

Thank-you and Barbara once again for orchestrating a wonderful holiday for our family, and interrupting your own to make sure we were taken care of on more than one occasion.  .....All the best for a wonderful year. You guys are the greatest!!  Cheers! Pam, Andrew and Christian.

fantastic trip to Trinidad & Tobago

“We had a fantastic trip to Trinidad & Tobago…arrangements were perfect: accommodations, guides, and transportation were all top-notch. The birds matched as well – 18 species of raptors and more blue-crowned mot-mots than we ever imagined. Thanks to JB Journeys, we had a smooth, fun...

Our Honduras Trip Was Outstanding...Almost Beyond Words

I have traveled to many parts of the world but have never experienced a friendlier atmosphere than our time in Copan Ruinas. It started with our being welcomed into the Hacienda San Lucas family by Argi and, later, Flavia. I became fast friends with Carlos, the watchman, who would take me around...

Unforgettable Experience -Enriched Our Lives

Los Quetzales was the highlight of our 2+ week vacation.  We hiked, crossed rapidly flowing rivers, spoke Spanish, and loved our Cabin #2.  The host, Carlos, was gracious and we felt honored to know the local Panamanians working with Los Quetzales who shared their knowledge about...

Sailing San Blas-as relaxed as I've ever been

Sailing the beautiful waters surrounding the San Blas Islands was about as relaxed as I’ve ever been.  Add the mysteriousness of a French-Algerian captain by the name of “Gilbert” (that’s pronounced “jhill-ber”) and the great cooking of his lady friend, and we had all the ingredients for a...

Spectacular Time in Spain

Hi Barbara and Jean, We had a spectacular time! The cooking class, the horse show, the Flamenco show, the tasting – all were excellent suggestions! (In fact, I felt like we ate our way through Spain …) Although it was hot, we finally learned why people take a siesta in the afternoon,...

Truly A Unique Experience

I would like to thank you for the amazing vacation recommendation you presented to visit Hotel Ecoparaiso in Celestun, Mexico. Although the photographs on the website were beautiful, and your description of the resort made it sound amazing, we were still in awe of the unparalleled beauty...

great time in Belize

Wanted to thank you for the great time in Belize on extremely short notice.  I had just been freed up at work unexpectedly and needed to plan a trip quickly before the work came back again.  I decided on Belize and found JB Journeys to guide me through the process asap.  I was on a...
Hiking Across the Isthmus of Panama
Canoeing New River, Lamanai Outpost, Belize
Kuna Woman and Jean
Barbara, Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Macaw Mountain, Copan, Honduras
Chocolate Making in Antigua, Guatemala
Maya Chorti, Copan Hondduras
Ices in Casco Viejo, Panama
Barbara hiking the Camino Real, Panama
Jean on Taboga Island, Panama
Jean hiking Camino Real, Panama
Barbara on the Masai Mara
Jean zipping el El Valle, Panama
Jean @ Volcanos National Park, El Salvador
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