Ladatco Tours

Custom Designing Pampered Adventure since 1966

Ladatco Tours

LADATCO Custom Designs South America, the Falkland Islands & Antarctica. Here are 5 reasons to travel with LADATCO: 1) 50+ years of Destination Knowledge & Experience 2) Been There/Done That - We are destination specialists 3) Custom Designed/Tailored to Fit - LADATCO's only travel style 4) Before You Go - Customized Pre-Departure Information 5) On the Road - hands-on care & individual attention At LADATCO, we elevate the Experience of travel...beyond the the level of Pampered Adventure

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Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2014

Our vacation to Costa Rica was wonderful. All guides and drivers were top notch and we never had to wait for anything. I would book again using Ladatco Tours.

By: travel bug

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2014

We have traveled to South America on several occasions and have used Ladatco (Michelle) to set up our tours/itineraries.  We have always felt like we saw the MOST interesting things that were especially geared for the interests of our group members.  We also think our schedules have made the most use of our time, money and logistics.  I highly recommend Ladatco to plan a South American vacation. 
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

great guides

By: andi 007

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

they were friendly/ very knowledgeable and flexible
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 21 May 2015

Argentina/ Chile
Travel Advisor:  Linda Fezekas

No direct contact therefore hard to rate

By: the other guy

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

A middle man and therefore hard to rate.

excellent job

By: t and d

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2015

Hotels and airline arrangements worked well. Two flight delays. Guide on Easter Island was excellent and we received an extra tour the day we arrived that was not on the plan but was very welcome.
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd

Chilean and Argentinian arrangements

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

Sports Tours of Santiago provided a great guide, Alvaro Gonzalez, and the hotels and resorts were wonderful. I appreciated them negotiating reasonable single supplements for the accommodations.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Ladatco midde person

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2017

We had no contact with a Ladatco rep. They provided services to our travel agent and we were happy with the result.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: anonymous

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

They planned a terrific itinerary, the guide was fabulous, helpful and full of knowledge about the area and the people.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott



Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017

Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

Galapagos and Ecuador Trip - 2017

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

Very good trip and service. Was where they needed to be at all times. Provided very good drivers and guides, spoke English well, wee flexible with our desires, and gave us consistent guides that got to know our family. Coordinated well with our overall trip planner. Trip was great and the guide provided a lot of local color with our trip -- as sometimes we like to go off the beaten track and experience more local places. Perfect fit for our family.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Macchu Picchu and Galapagos

By: The Johnson's

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Ladatco did a great job putting together our trip. Our local guides were really great. The Gourmet Food tour in Lima was a wonderful way to start our trip! One of the owners, Samantha, was our guide and gave us a culinary experience to remember. Our guide, Ramiro, with Metropolitan Tours, was so knowledgeable and so passionate about Peruvian history and the time of the Incas! we really enjoyed our time with him and learned so much from him. The visit to the Quillot village was an experience we will never forget. And, of course, Macchu Picchu and the other Incan ruins were awe-inspiring. The second Ramiro, in Quito, was another wonderful guide. We loved our hotels and wished we had more time to enjoy the amenities of Hotel B in Lima, the Sol y Luna in the Sacred Valley and Casa Gangotena in Quito. The Petrel is a beautiful small ship with an excellent crew. Our naturalist, Nico Andrade, was just great. He was knowledgeable, funny and kept us busy! The food was just OK.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Local travel

By: Susu

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

Wonderful guides. Thorough. We were well taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Peru December 2017

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

Very well put together
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer


By: Doug

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2018

Our guides were incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful for us not only enjoying our time in Peru, but understanding this beautiful country full of so much mysterious history.
Travel Advisor:  Molly Reidel

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By: jim

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2018

Excellent company to work with Very helpful - great contcts
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer

Ladatco Tours

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

We had to cancel our Ladatco tour so I cannot comment on anything except the scope of the planned activities and the professionalism and assistance provided us as we had to change our plans and return to the US. The tour activities which were planned covered a broad range of interests -- antiquities, food, art -- in Lima and Cuszo. The Marriott hotel in Lima was first-rate in all respects. The assistance provided to us as we had to cancel the tour and return to the US because of illness was exceptional. We were escorted through check in by a person provided by Ladatco tours who ensured my husband had a wheelchair and an escort that took us through the Lima airport security and right to our gate.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Learned a lot

By: Sooty

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

We enjoyed he tour guides. They were very knowledgeable and fun!
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano


By: Tina

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

Would highly recommend Ladatco Tours. Our trip to Peru turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. Well packaged, interesting locations/sites, wonderful accommodations and exceptional tour guides and drivers with Metropolitan Touring! Private excursions is the way to go!
Travel Advisor:  Janet McLaughlin


By: Kathy S

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2020

Ladatco connected us with Metropolitan Touring, based in Quito. Our land guide, Gabriela, and driver, Carlos, gave us great tours of Quito and Otavalo. We especially enjoyed meeting the indigenous Andean pan flute maker and weaver. The crew of the Isabela II made us feel welcome and comfortable on board. The 3 Galapagos naturalists (Dennis, Nancy and Christopher) were very knowledgeable. It was a treat to learn about the flora and fauna from them.
Travel Advisor:  Carolyn Greenberg

Ladatco was great

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2020

Ladatco made sure our trip was perfect. They were so good that we didn't even know all the behind-the-scenes work they did, but we know they did it because all the hotels were arranged, all the transportation was handled, and all the tours, drivers, and guides were perfect. The main guide assigned to us was very knowledgeable and spent 5 days with us. He was a great asset.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod


By: Lucy

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2020

Rosita is fantastic! This is our third trip using her in S America and she is extremely thorough and detailed on our travel. She is grown to understand what we enjoy during travel and is very helpful and accommodating
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

South American Adventure

By: CherryB

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2020

They were marvelous. We loved the guides and tours arranged in both Iguazu and Buenos Aries. Carlos Barros, our guide in Iguazu, not only introduced us to the history and majesty of the falls but educated us on the flora and fauna of the surrounding rain forest. Elizabeth Georges showed us Buenos Aries from top to bottom in three days and became a friend. Though she was scheduled with another tour group she came by our hotel to see us off on our last day.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Porter

Catherine's Choice

By: Ashley

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2022

Catherine has never failed to work with in-country partners to give us a great travel experience. Ladatco provided excellent local guides and hotels.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Conn

BEST guides and tours!

By: cathydmcd

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2023

Although we didn't work directly with the Tour Company in setting up the trip, we reaped the benefit of their work! EVERY tour guide and driver showed up on time, knew what they were doing, and were SO knowledgeable about the area! The daily itineraries were organized, but also left room for spontaneity . Great job!
Travel Advisor:  Shelley Dilworth

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