What our guests say
"For most people, a trip to the Galapagos is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so you want to get it right. The itinerary matters, the quality of the boat matters, the expertise of the naturalist matters, and since it's a remote location, safety matters. We researched a long time before we found INCA and the MV Integrity. We cannot imagine a more bespoke experience, tailored to the needs of just 16 lucky passengers, where there is the perfect combination of luxury and expertise. For the foodies, rest assured what you’ll get is better than most 5 star restaurants (I'm still dreaming of the casuela your Chef Enrique made), and wine is cellared in proper climate controlled wine refrigerators. It felt like every single day was an exploration of the best of nature with learned friends. This was one of the best travel experiences we have ever had".
— Stacey L., Avalon, Australia Galapagos, Origins of Species
“We have traveled extensively around the world and this trip was by far the best we have ever taken!”
— Barbara K., Cleveland, OH Galapagos, Origins of Species
"The trip was absolutely wonderful, everything we hoped it would be and so much more. This was our third trip with INCA, and they have all been special beyond words."
— Laurie C. Solana Beach CA Peru, Custom Peru
"I was hesitant to spend the extra money, but now I understand. It was worth every penny. We were treated like VIP guests from the minute we were greeted in Quito until we left. Nothing was overlooked. The Integrity experience was amazing."
— Beth W., Denver, CO Galapagos, Origins of Species
"The entire INCA trip was outstanding. We appreciated the quality of all aspects - hotels, boats and people. We paid for a great experience and received full value."
— David M., Bellingham, WA Galapagos, Origins of Species
“We’ve been having an amazing time! We’re at Nehimba now and have really enjoyed the uniqueness of each of the lodges. We’ve seen a huge range of animals, e.g. zebra, giraffe, impala, warthog, elephant, eland, buffalo, wildebeest and numerous birds. But the best experience so far has been coming within meters of 2 male lions who looked us straight in the eyes before continuing on their way, and a pride of 6 lions with 3 cubs. Feeding acacia pods to the elephants at the hide was fantastic too! The school visit was a great experience and the kids joined in for a bit of soccer with the local soccer academy, which was fun! We’ve taken many pictures with multiple devices so will send a few once we’re home and have had a chance to sort through them. It’s sad to think our adventure is halfway over but we’re enjoying every minute of it! Thank you so much for organizing such a great itinerary!” — Alice K. Laren, The Netherlands Custom Zimbabwe
"We have enjoyed our journey, met new friends and been greatly enriched by this experience... Our expectations have been surpassed."
— Fred & Joy S. Hollywood FL Patagonia, The Wild South
"Thank you for a magnificent journey... this was a wonderful experience for us. I would do it again next month, and have recommended it to many since getting home."
— Julie S. Boston MA Turkey, Origins of Civilization
“Richard Polatty has an amazing range of knowledge plus he is also very attentive to any special needs of the travelers. Richard is also adventuresome and arranged special trips not on the standard schedule. His evening lectures were very informative and made each day a little more exciting.” — David S. Los Altos, CA Across the Southern Ocean
"We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would highly recommend it to anyone."
— Chuck G. Palos Verdes Estates CA Galapagos, Origins of Species
"Thanks for helping us plan our trip. We enjoyed evrey moment and have made some memories that will last a lifetime".
— Sheri H. Regina, SK Galapagos & Ecuadorian Countryside
"Everything was first class. I couldn't have asked for better guides. They made the trip memorable and fun"
— Kirt S. San Diego CA Peru and Galapagos Adventure
"The yacht, the crew, our naturalists, Rod and Paul, the land excursions—everything was perfect! …Thank you for creating a most memorable and enjoyable experience for the 16 members of our family!"
— Lorna & Chuck R. San Marino CA Galapagos, Origins of Species
"There is no one else to go with to the Galapagos Islands. INCA and the Integrity are simply the best!"
— Janine W. Tuxedo Park NY Galapagos, Origins of Species
“INCA Rocks” — Glenn N. Davis, CA Alaskan Song
“Regarding our Inca portion of our trip, we saw so much and learned so much. In the canyon country, I spotted 6 Andean Condors and asked the driver to stop. We got out and there were 2 adults and 4 immature condors. One of the immature birds appeared curious and circled over us, approximately 12 feet away with its 10-foot wing span. Was so in awe that I forgot to take a picture. It was an incredible experience. The guide actually said he had never seen anything like that. All of us were very happy. Then driving through the altiplano with herds of wild vacuña was an experience I'll never forget.... lakes with flamingos, water fowl and wading birds, the changes in vegetation, etc. Just wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Titilaka and met some very interesting people there. It was a great trip that we will long remember.
Thank you for your support during the more difficult moments of our trip. We have always had a truly great and memorable experience with INCA, and we both love Peru. So pleased to see new places and have different experiences in a country we love.” — Sue M. Philadelphia, PA Peru, Custom Peru
“Having research being conducted on the Vavilov as we traveled, and then having the young people give reports on why and what they were doing was terrific and a real addition to the experience. You simply can't emphasize enough the importance of taking photographs. Finally, cannot say enough about team of young people who oversaw all of the activities. They were fabulous.” — John A. La Jolla, CA Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
“John gave the overall Galapagos experience/INTEGRITY a 10 out of 10!! He mentioned the crew was outstanding(!) + Greg was truly a Super guide, much FUN and made the trip “fantastic!” Rest assured John will spread the word to his friends about the amazing INTEGRITY!” — Randy, Agent for a Private Galapagos Charter
“We are back, and I want to thank you for your work to put together our travel plans. It was a marvelous experience! And what made a big difference were all the many details you took care of: all the many transfers, having Australis hold our luggage in Ushuaia, restaurant recommendations, all the last-minute questions. At each of those points, I felt gratitude for your assistance.” — Sumi S. Atherton, CA Custom Patagonia Holiday