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About Traveling with INCA 

 

Why INCA?

At INCA we are discerning, particular (actually downright fussy), and have a passion for perfecting the details. We cherish adding the personal touches and the unexpected treats. We see ourselves as being in the business of "delivering dreams." Our travelers tell us that we do it well frequently exceeding their expectations. We like to hear that, but we don't dare let it go to our heads. We know we have to keep our attention on every detail, big and small.

We believe that putting dream adventures together is a lot like making a fine necklace. Elegance and beauty come from selecting the best pearls for the adventure and stringing them strongly, and artfully, together. In remote and challenging parts of the world the string is always tenuous. That keeps us on our toes, ready to round up any pearls that try to escape. Once we have done that, we feel good about being trusted with your travel dreams.

 

 

 

Sorbet selection, La Mirage, Ecuador (Bill Roberson)

Sorbet for desert, La Mirage Garden Spa, Ecuador

INCA Travelers

Our destinations are not your usual tourist attractions and travelers who choose INCA are, likewise, not your usual group travelers. They are educated, independent folks who travel with open minds, a sense of adventure and an insatiable curiosity about the world. They want to interact with local people and learn about how they live. They are like-minded in their interests and enthusiasm for the trip, welcoming the lasting friendships they form with fellow INCA travelers. They want to soak up as many experiences as they can. We are flattered when they tell us that our adventure was the greatest trip they have ever taken—that it changed their lives.

 

 

 

Achieving the pass of Soray, Salcantay Trek, Peru (Roger Valencia)

Achieving the pass of Soray, Salcantay Trek, Peru

 

Our Itineraries

We take care of the logistics so you can be free to focus on fun. We know you enjoy your privacy and want some control over how busy you will be on your vacation. So we craft our itineraries to include more of the things you travel so far to experience and we schedule excursions so that contact with other travelers is minimized. Our itineraries include strolls through the most historic areas, walks along the beach, and hikes to remote sites in the Galápagos, at Machu Picchu, in Cappadocia and along the Turquoise coast (the hikes are not overly strenuous, but they are active enough to keep you from losing everything you've gained in the gym). Yet all our itineraries have options built in for you to skip a planned outing, to go off on your own or simply do nothing at all. In spite of our enthusiasm to show you everything, we never forget this is your vacation!

 

 

 

Kayaking in the great northern evening light, Alaska's Inside Passage (Bruce Raymond)

Kayaking in the evening light, Alaska's Inside Passage

Where Will I Stay?

Wherever you venture with us you'll stay at the finest accommodations to be found along the way. Keep in mind that when you travel to fascinating, remote areas, accommodations may be remote and charming, as are The Royal Palm Resort on Santa Cruz Island and Kapawi Lodge in the Amazon jungle. At the other end of the spectrum are La Mirage in the Ecuadorian Countryside and The Four Seasons Hotel-Istanbul, with beds so soft, service so caring and dining so fine, your only question will be "Can I stay forever?"

 

 

 

Suite at Explora Lodge Salto Chico, Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia (explora)

Suite at Explora Lodge Salto Chico, Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia

 

How Will I Dine?

We, like our travelers, enjoy dining well. We know that food is an important part of any travel experience, from new taste sensations to surprising twists on old favorites. We dine at a variety of restaurants, both a la carte and at sumptuous buffets. We sample local cuisine in small, intimate restaurants and enjoy picnics of local specialties in the countryside. In the cities, we enjoy the finest international cuisine to be found. And while sailing, the chefs work magic in their tiny galleys, turning out dishes that delight.

 

 

 

Chef plating the starter, yacht Integrity, Galapagos Islands (Bill Roberson)

Chef plating starter, yacht Integrity, Galapagos Islands

 

 


INCA Guests at play

 

Lunchtime jam session in Cappadocia (Bill Roberson)

Lunchtime jam session, Cappadocia, Turkey

 

Tourists! Photo-Op overlooking Lago San Pablo, Otavalo, Ecuador (Nicole Churchill)

Tourists! Photo-Op overlooking Lago San Pablo, Otavalo, Ecuador

 

Chef Nancy of the Alaskan Song, with guest assistant Jasper, presenting a buffet they prepared together

Chef Nancy of the Alaskan Song, with guest assistant Jasper, presenting a buffet they prepared together