Welcome To Inca Tours
It was in January 1979 that the founding director of Inca Tours, Lew Pulbrook, turned the key and drove his first overland bus expedition across South America. These early trips were of 80 days duration, beginning in Cartagena, on the Colombian Caribbean C oast and ending in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The expedition travelled through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. These were very much adventurous days, with passengers being accommodated in tents and bathing in rivers or under waterfalls. Over the last 30 years the Inca Tours Team has pioneered many new areas for tourism.
Similarly, the present director, Mike Kuhl, has a great depth of knowledge and experience from having grown up, lived in and lead expeditions to various parts of Africa and the Middle East over the last 21 years. As a result, he has added these exciting areas to our already extensive range of products.
This in-depth “on the ground” experience is one of the main factors why Inca Tours is internationally recognised as a world leader in destination specific travel for Africa tours, South American Tours, Central America tours and Antarctic Cruises.
The unparalleled knowledge and local contacts Inca Tours has is reflected in the comfort, service, professionalism, attention to detail and above all, safety and security that you, the client, will experience when you travel with us.
Today Inca Tours caters very much to the “discerning traveller”, but still has a large portfolio of programs suitable to moderate and budget-conscious travellers. There are fully escorted luxury tours, self designed package holidays, city stop-overs and accommodation, adventure programs, cruising, trekking, horse riding, bird watching and as ever, our very solid advice, which stems from the first hand knowledge and passionate love we have for these destinations.
We look forward to helping you experience the wonders of these great destinations!
Why Inca Tours?
Styles of Travel
To some our Gold Tours may appear expensive at first glance but when you look at what they include you will find they represent the best value for money tours available. They do not have any optional extras as everything most visitors wish to do in each destination visited, is already included in the tour. Everything you read about in the brochure is therefore included in the cost of the tour. This enables you to know how much “the holiday of your lifetime” will cost before you depart and you get no nasty surprises when you arrive.
To take the uncertainty out of booking a tour, regardless of minimum number, we guarantee that it will depart and that it will be escorted. This way you can be assured that the tour will not be cancelled at the last minute or not have a tour escort as happens so often with other operators.
Where lunches and dinners are included we generally do not utilise hotel buffet meals. We select intimate, local restaurants which are not overrun with tourists. This gives you the opportunity to experience the authentic flavours and customs of the area you are visiting.
The tour escort is always a senior member of the Inca Tours staff and not a contracted guide. This means they are a part of the company and wish to uphold its name and reputation. To do this they will tirelessly work behind the scenes to ensure all aspects of your tour run like clockwork and any unexpected problems are anticipated and dealt with before they happen.
We have selected our destinations so as to deliver a balanced tour which covers the highlights of the places visited. We also avoid one night stops where possible with the average being between two and three nights. This means you will not be rushing through the sites so as to catch your next bus or flight but will have ample time to see everything at a relaxed and sensible pace.
These tours have a lot in common with the Gold Tours except they use more modest accommodation, have less included meals, some excursions are at extra cost and each focuses on a smaller area.
As with the Luxury Gold Tours, to take the uncertainty out of booking a tour, regardless of minimum number, we guarantee that it will depart and that it will be escorted. This way you can be assured that the tour will not be cancelled at the last minute or not have a tour escort as happens so often with other operators.
We can handle anything and everything. Give one of our Travel Professionals a call and tell them what you have in mind. They will prepare a very informative itinerary for you which will detail everything the quote covers. This will ensure you are getting everything you are expecting as there is nothing worse than getting to your destination only to discover most of what you thought was included in the tour is at optional extra cost. The range of options offered by us is virtually endless from the mysteries of our Egypt tours to the steamy tropical jungles of our Central America Tours, from the culture and history of our South American Tours to the vast open spaces of our Antarctic Cruises!
Meet Our Team
Tour Conductor &
Travel Specialist Africa
& Tour Conductor
Tour Conductor &
Travel Specialist India
Sales & Marketing
Eva Kuhl Bornefelt
IT & Product
South Africa Office
& Tour Conductor