“This is indeed India! The land of dreams and romance…the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.”
— Mark Twain. Following the Equator
Micato has been creating private, bespoke journeys and taking travellers to India for more than 20 years, and we’re happy to say that in its amazing essence it’s little changed from the India that bewitched Mark Twain, who in Following the Equator called it “The Land of Wonders….the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his round.” India is still and forever a land of rapturous liveliness, of wondrous art and devotion and flowering creativity on every corner, a culture that values intense quietude amidst its endlessly swirling colour.
India and Africa have long been linked, by millennial trade, by the British Raj, and, in Micato’s case, by ancestry and affection. In the late 19th century the Pinto family immigrated to Kenya from west India’s beautiful Goa. In the 1960s Felix and Jane Pinto founded Micato Safaris–the unprecedented nine-time winner of Travel & Leisure’s #1 World’s Best Safari Operator Award–and they maintain an Indian home, often visited by their son, Micato Managing Director Dennis Pinto, his wife Joy, Executive Director, and their children, Tristan and Sasha.
Just for instance: Our unique no tipping policy, the Tour Director who accompanies your private trip from start to finish, and the expertise that arises from our generational heritage in India.
View our small-group, fully escorted, imaginatively designed Classic Indian Journeys.
Endlessly vibrant, swirlingly colourful, restfully serene, India offers near-planetary variety. Here are some of our favourite destinations.