Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Indagare Insider Trip?
An Indagare Insider Trip is a well mapped-out journey that has been scouted, vetted and planned by an Indagare editor, most often by founder Melissa Biggs Bradley. A small number of members can sign up to go on these tours, or put together their own group to join. The itineraries include a blend of the best of a destination with behind-the-scenes access and introductions to local insiders. Thanks to the intimate size of the trips and to Indagare’s connections, these trips entail much more than just sightseeing; each day is designed to offer maximum immersion in the destination’s history and culture.
What makes these trips special?
Every itinerary includes special additions such as private trunk shows, chef’s table dining, curator-led tours and other unique experiences not available to the regular traveler. During the course of the trips, members will meet with stylish locals and be shown their destination in the company of expert guides and plugged-in residents.
Who gets invited?
Initial invitations are extended to alumni of past Insider Trips, then to Connoisseur members. Most trips book up immediately. If spots remain, they are offered to the Elite and Basic members of our community. Note: To join an Indagare Insider Trip, you must be an Indagare member (mailing list subscribers can upgrade by contacting our team at email@example.com).
Can I recreate an Insider Trip?
Absolutely. Most Insider Trips can be customized for a large family and/or a group of friends, though some of the itinerary inclusions may vary depending on the availability of our specialists and local sources. Contact our bookings team to help you get started.
Who hosts these trips?
The debut Insider Trip to a given destination is hosted by Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, who knows the trip destinations intimately and often scouts the trips herself before bringing a group. Subsequent trips may be hosted by Indagare travel specialists or local ambassadors.
What are some Insider destinations?
We have organized trips to Morocco, Turkey, Mexico’s Riviera Maya, India, Nicaragua, Brazil, Russia, Jordan, Cuba and Myanmar as well as spa trips to California, Arizona and Mexico. Some upcoming trips include Bhutan, China, Cuba and Myanmar.
Bhutan: September 2014 – SOLD OUT
Venture into the remote valleys of this Himalayan Kingdom to discover what makes Bhutan one of the happiest places on...Read More
Istanbul: September 2014
Four nights in the magical city of Istanbul, where east, west, past and present converge. During our quick Insider Trip...Read More
Myanmar: October 2014
Explore Myanmar with time in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and at Inle Lake and on the Irrawaddy River.Read More
China: October 2014
Spend a week in China's two capitals: the historic center of Beijing, and the commercial nexus of Shanghai.Read More
Cuba: November 2014
Spend a long weekend exploring Havana with visits to artists’ studios and Hemingway’s home and intimate dinners with locals.Read More
Mii Amo: January 2015
Indagare members’ four-day spa program in Sedona with personalized schedules, special hikes and keynote speakers.Read More
Some Past Insider Trips
An art-focused trip to Brazil including time at the Sao Paulo art fair and Inhotim in Minas Geiras.Read More
The highlights of Rajasthan bookended by time in Mumbai and Delhi.Read More
A family voluntourism trip to Nicaragua with surfing, sightseeing and volunteering.Read More
Our weeklong trip combines the modern side of Moscow and the treasures of St. Petersburg.Read More
A mix of history, natural beauty and relevance to world affairs make Jordan a country to visit now.Read More