Joe Sandillo

T+L TOP TRAVEL ADVISOR | CUBA SPECIALIST

This Latin America specialist’s areas of expertise are two countries that haven’t always been tourist favorites. Many American travelers still avoid Cuba, his main professional focus, because of the country's complicated relationship with the U.S. and confusion over travel rules. Sandillo, who has traveled all over the island, is intimately familiar with the Treasury Department's license requirements, so his clients get the customization and flexibility they seek while still following the law. The advisor also has extensive experience in Colombia, only recently emerged from decades of conflict to become a hot destination in South America. Sandillo can combine the “greatest hits” with regions that are more off the beaten path, complementing the best paladares in Havana with the Afro-Caribbean culture of eastern Cuba, or combining Bogotá and Cartagena with a private tour of Colombia’s Coffee Triangle or a beach stay in the Rosario Islands.

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ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES
Colombia, Peru, and Brazil

Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, and Portuguese

Minimum Daily Spend
$500–$600 per person

Trip Planning Fees
$250

Highlighted Review

"Joe Sandillo and his team did an amazing job planning my week-long trip to Cuba. I told him the dates I was available and what I hoped for, and he took care of the rest. He arranged everything flawlessly with a wonderful team on the ground to help expedite airport procedures. One highlight was the Presidio Modelo. I was able to spend two days photographing the site. I had a guide with me at all times, so I really didn't have to worry about a single thing. I highly recommend Joe and look forward to working with him again in the near future." - David Leventi