Our curated approach to travel gives the discerning individual a deeply meaningful experience through immersive, culturally vivid itineraries that transform the way we connect with the world, and by extension, with ourselves.
The value of Naya Traveler is firmly rooted in our first-hand experience and intimate knowledge of the regions we offer. We work with an exceptional group of locals garnered from our own personal relationships, ranging from traditional artists and literary authors to ethnographers, who will guide you through the threads of a region’s rich cultural tapestry.
We believe that the stories and connections that emerge from traveling with naya (purpose) are just as important as the tangibles. All of our itineraries are crafted around the interests and motivations of our travelers, and no two are the same. Our uncompromising attention to detail is reflected in every step of the process, from research and planning to seamless logistics on the ground, in order to ensure a thrilling, memorable experience that will awaken the senses, enrich the mind, and feed the soul.
Every itinerary is made from scratch, tailored to the traveler's interests and preferences. Depending on your needs, Naya Traveler experts provide educated advice. We then give your trip structure and take care of all hair-splitting, logistical details before, during and after the journey. During the trip, we remain present behind the scenes, providing 24-hour assistance.
Our team is composed of travel experts with years of experience, whether behind the itinerary building process or on the ground with our travelers. With extensive knowledge, logistical expertise and first-hand understanding, we are seasoned specialists with an appetite for unique, seamless travel that guarantees an extraordinary journey.
We take pride in the thriving network of insider contacts we've developed in our destinations. Beyond local guides, our trips are guided by field expert personalities who add a layer of value and perspective to the travel experience; from traditional artists to community leaders and local families opening their homes, our people are what make the Naya Traveler experience exceptionally authentic.
Our reverence to culture comes hand-in-hand with our commitment to preserve its form and integrity. Every experience we create takes into account the impact it has on local communities and lifestyles, in order to ensure that it remains positive and minimal. We take conscious measures to preserve the sacred forms of the traditions we seek to explore.
Sofia grew up on a family estate in the Pampas of Argentina—a region governed by a balanced lifestyle, where her interest in sustainable living and responsible travel manifested itself from an early age. With a background in humanitarian and cultural studies, she was profoundly influenced by the positive impact that community exchange has on travel. Sofia values the responsibility that we have as individuals towards other cultures to keep them authentic and untarnished. Coupled with several years of working in tourism, Sofia’s commitment to this altruistic dimension of travel allows a Naya Traveler journey to go beyond the thrill of discovery, promoting intercultural understanding and sustainability of traditions.
Sarah was born and raised in Morocco, a lifestyle that cultivated and continues to nurture her deep sense of affinity towards the traditional world. As a university student, she engaged in extensive studies of comparative religions, which she complemented with travel and research in North Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Her immersion in the spiritual dimension of these distinct cultures and studying the religious experiences of pilgrims led Sarah to value the transformative power of travel. Sarah utilizes her expertise in the travel industry to deliver exceptionally crafted experiences that are defined by in-depth participation in tradition and encourage a sense of interiority.
As a documentary photographer, Marta’s pursuit for stories has taken her to some of the most interesting, complex and beautiful corners of the world. From the Peruvian highlands and the valleys of Kashmir to Burma’s subtropical plains, her experiences have inspired an approach to travel focused on cultivating meaningful relationships and engaging with local communities. Marta identifies most with a region by exploring its cultural landscape through the eyes, traditions and stories of those who personify it. Her unique travel experiences and ethnographic knowledge are reflected in the connections and interactions present in all Naya Traveler itineraries, adding a unique human dimension to all our journeys.