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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Art & Design Aficionados, Explorers

At Indagare, we believe that experiences—and the memories we make from them—are the best presents to give and receive. This holiday season Indagare is making it easier for you to give travel to friends and family, including everything from a weekend in Napa to a journey through Myanmar, as well as Indagare memberships and general travel credits, which can be put towards a quick getaway or a bucket-list trip. Here are some of Indagare’s most special trips and experiences for everyone on your list, including:

For more information, sample itineraries, pricing and to learn how to book, contact our Bookings Team (212-988-266;

For the Art & Design Aficionados

Perfect for…the art lover who has their finger on the pulse of the next exhibition opening, and who you can always rely on to drag you to that last museum just before closing.
1. A Weekend in Marfa, Texas

A haven for contemporary art lovers, the ghost-town-meets-hipster-enclave of Marfa is highly unique. The west Texas town, located at least four hours from the nearest airport, is not easy to reach, but Indagare can arrange seamless transport and access to the best of what the town has to offer. Pricing upon request. The trip includes:

  • Three nights at Cibolo Creek Ranch
  • Touring with Indagare’s favorite insider guide
  • Round trip transfers by charter plane between Austin, Dallas or Houston
2. Special After-Hours Sistine and Vatican Chapel Tour

A special Vatican experience with an expert lecturer. Pricing upon request. The experience includes:

  • A guided tour of the Sistine Chapel
  • Access to rooms in the Vatican that are normally closed to public
3. VIP Tour of the Whitney, MoMA or Chelsea Galleries

Personalized, interactive and private, this tour is led by a noted New York art advisor. Guests will explore the movements of various artists’ careers and the relationships between them in addition to the evolution of the art world as a whole. Pricing from $600 for a two-hour tour, for up to 4 people. The experience includes:

  • A preliminary call with an art advisor to determine which current exhibitions and gallery shows will be visited
  • A four-hour, fully customizable tour of NYC museum/galleries of choice
4. Vintage Shopping in the City of Light

This half-day excursion includes a guided shopping tour of vintage fashion and antiques in the Paris Flea MarketPricing from $1,245 for up to four participants. This experience includes:

  • Four hours of shopping with an expert guide who can assist in selecting pieces and negotiating prices
  • Access to a password-protected web page with a list of potential purchases at the end of shopping day, so guests have consolidated pricing for their review
  • Assistance with packing and shipping purchases
  • Round-trip transfers to and from the guest’s Paris accommodations

For the Explorers

Perfect for… the tireless adventurer who is always in search of the next stunning vista to discover.

1. Father/Son Western Adventure

This four-night, guided camping trip includes stays at a private campsite and Zion Mountain Ranch and adrenaline-pumping activities such as hiking and biking in the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park and rappelling down slot canyons. Pricing upon request. This trip includes:

  • Two nights at a private campsite on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and two nights at Zion Mountain Ranch
  • A dedicated guide for the entirety of the trip
  • One full day of hiking the Grand Canyon and one day of high-intensity mountain biking on the Rainbow Rim trail
  • Two days of exploring Zion National Park, including rappelling down slot canyons, river rafting and hiking

2. Magical Myanmar

Discover the temple-strewn fields of Bagan, the ancient capital of Mandalay and the water gardens of Inle Lake in Myanmar. Enjoy daily sightseeing, a hot-air balloon flight, a cooking class and delicious local dining on this seven-night journey. Pricing upon request. The trip includes:

  • Two nights at Belmond Governor’s Residence, three nights aboard the Ananda Cruise and two nights at Inle Princess Resort
  • Domestic flights within Myanmar
  • Private transportation by car and driver throughout trip
  • Private boat on Inle Lake
  • Local lunches

This ten-night trip is a fabulous introduction to southern Africa, combining culture and sightseeing in Cape Town, culinary exploration in the Winelands and seeing the Big Five at some of the region’s most sumptuous game lodges. Pricing upon request. The trip includes:

  • Three nights at Cape Town’s Ellerman House, three nights in the Winelands at La Residence and four nights on safari in Greater Kruger National Park at Royal Malewane
  • Private guide and driver for two-and-a-half days of touring in Cape Town including an excursion to Table Mountain and tickets to Robben Island
  • Private guide and driver for two full days of touring in Winelands
  • Private charter flights to and from safari
Read our Holiday Gift Guide for Indulgers, Food & Wine Connoisseurs

 and Fans of Indagare

For more information, sample itineraries, pricing and to learn how to book, contact our Bookings Team (212-988-266;

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