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We craft tailored, once-in-a-lifetime journeys for the discerning traveler looking to experience the transformative power of travel.


the stories and connections that emerge from traveling with naya—SANSKRIT FOR PURPOSE—are just as important as the tangibles.

All itineraries are designed 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 and memorable experience.



We work with an exceptional group of locals garnered from our personal contacts, ranging from artists and literary authors to ethnographers and field experts, who will guide you through the threads of our destinations’ rich cultural tapestry.



Every itinerary is made from scratch, tailored to your particular interests and preferences. Our team of expert planners are flexible, continually ready to fine-tune your itinerary and determined to provide fast turnaround time. From the first phone call to the farewell note, we remain present behind the scenes, providing 24-hour assistance and support every step of the way.


Our team has years of professional experience in the travel industry, both on the ground and in our offices as operations specialists. With extensive and personally acquired knowledge of our regions, logistical expertise and first-hand understanding, we are seasoned planners with a taste for the extraordinary and seamless travel that ensure an extraordinary journey.


Our expert insight and insider contacts allow us to take you behind closed doors into some of the most renowned landmarks of the world, as well as best-kept private spaces that offer a window into the ancient past. We’ll take you beyond the trodden tourist trail in favor of a curated insider perspective.


Our biggest source of inspiration is you. Our goal is to help you fulfill your travel ambitions by using our knowledge, expertise and resources to create a highly personalized journey that is unique to you.



Tucci, Mascotena, and Casewit founded Naya Traveler in 2016 to offer customized journeys that connect travelers on an intimate level with the traditions and customs of a place for a purposeful experience.
— Departures Magazine
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Sofia Mascotena

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 Casewit

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.


Marta Tucci

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