IVAT (In USA: International Ventures and Travel USA Inc.) specializes in quality wildlife trips, ecological safaris and cultural trips to India, Nepal & Sri Lanka. Our purpose is to stimulate an interest in, develop an understanding of, and create an appreciation for the great natural wonders of Indian Flora and Fauna. At each destination we work with the best naturalist guides available, stressing environmental awareness, nature interpretation and wildlife conservation. Wildlife Trip programs a desire to preserve environmental integrity and kindle in local communities pride in safeguarding their natural and cultural heritage.
Operating the most unique wildlife travel in India, Nepal & Sri Lanka has crystallized our commitment to create comprehensive itineraries and providing the highest security and quality assurance to our guest. We don't plan your holiday- we let you do that. Unlike other operators we do things differently by giving you every possible option and combination to help you decide what interests, excites and suits you the most. We offer maximum flexibility in the travel dates and tour duration. We plan your itinerary, inclusive of all internal transport, transfers, accommodations, meals, safaris etc. leaving you with only one booking to make - your international flight, on the airline & date of your choice.
IVAT has operated luxury safaris for many years and is one of India's most trusted and experienced luxury tour and safari operators. The selection of our wildlife ideas only represents a fraction of what we offer. Diverse landscapes and varied climate are reflected in the many national parks that support a range of indigenous and migratory species. The elusive tiger is top of most people’s spotting list but there are many other mammals, reptiles and vivid birds for the wildlife enthusiast. You can view the game from a coracle, watch crocodiles, take a night drive, view prey and predator from elephant back, or watch birds from a cycle rickshaw. Before you book your safari, compare our tours, accommodations, experiences and inclusions etc. Also read the feedback shared by our guests…if the need be we can also connect you with them in order to hear what they have to say about IVAT.
We have more Than 35 Years of EXPERIENCE in Wildlife and Culture Trips. We have created and operated a diverse range of experiences for independent travellers and storied institutions such as WWF USA, Smithsonian Institute, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Asia Society, California Academy of Sciences, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, Yale Alumni, Museum of Modern Art, National Audubon Society, Sackler and Freer Galleries, Textile Museum, Society of International Business Fellows amongst several other storied institutions. To read and know more about us, please visit www.ivat.com
Our team of Wildlife experts, naturalists, have traveled extensively throughout, have firsthand knowledge & experience and provide a service that is second to none.
SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY
The safety of our guests is our first priority. International Ventures and Travel USA Inc. offices are constantly aware of the current local conditions and make necessary adjustments for the safety and enjoyment of our guests at all times.
EVERY DEPARTURE IS GUARANTEED
IVAT guarantees every safari with a minimum of two passengers. Once we receive your deposit, your safari will operate on the scheduled date with the itinerary, inclusions and costs described.
WE NEVER CANCEL ANY SAFARI DEPARTURE OR CHARGE A SUPPLEMENT BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO FEW PEOPLE ON YOUR SAFARI.
THE BEST BEDS ON SAFARI
IVAT uses the finest hotels, resorts, safari lodges and camps throughout India, Nepal & Sri Lanka. We have developed close working relationships with our hotel partners and constantly monitor their facilities, cuisine and service. City hotels are centrally located and well-appointed with great restaurants. Rooms are always available for early morning arrivals and late night departures. Safari lodges and camps are located in the heart of the best wildlife viewing sanctuaries in India. Our strong buying power will guarantee our guests always stay in the best rooms at every property.
THE BEST GUIDES ON SAFARI
IVAT guides are the best in India, Nepal & Sri Lanka. Our guides are full time employees, have a minimum of ten years of safari experience and only the finest guides are employed to escort our safaris. Unlike most safari companies we do not use part time contractor guides.
Every guide is an expert game tracker and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history, geography, people, flora and fauna of the region, as well as excellent driving and mechanical skills.
UNLIMITED GAME VIEWING
Unlike most other safari operators, IVAT does not place a mileage limit on game drives, so that you can enjoy unlimited game viewing activities. In Popular destinations we use Elephant Safaris or Jeep safari in Place of Canter.
At International Ventures and Travel, your safety and comfort on safari is very important. You spend hours traveling and game viewing in one of our new safari vehicles. Each one is custom designed with an extra-large photographic roof hatch, extra dust proofing, comfortable seats with seat belts and canvas covers, first aid kits, binoculars, a selection of field guides and a cooler stocked with bottles of water supplied at no additional cost.
HOW DOES IVAT WORK FOR YOU
BEST TIME TO SPOT WILDLIFE
In February and March, rain is rare and the foliage starts to thin out, making wildlife easier to spot. If you can handle warmer temperatures, in April and May the water sources dry out, drawing animals from the jungle to larger lakes, which can lead to some very successful sightings.
The parks close to visitors roughly from June to mid-October, when the monsoon rains fall. India then descends into wintertime. December and January are the coldest months, and I suggest packing thermals, hats and gloves if you visit during this time. Due to the cold weather, mammal sightings are rare but the great migration of sub-Himalayan birds brings eagles, herons and storks down to the plains.
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF A WILDLIFE TRIP
The world around us has become more global than ever. Our family & friends are traveling the world, working overseas and settling in other countries. But wherever life may have taken them and us, IVAT can help you, your family and friends make the most of the VACATION IN INDIA, NEPAL & SRILANKA, from itinerary planning to guaranteed hotels, qualified guides, safe cars, best drivers to easy payment plans, upgrades – the whole gamut of TRAVELLING IN INDIA, NEPAL & SRI LANKA
We are thankful and grateful to thousands of our traveler friends who not only used our services once but repeatedly and also referred us to friends and family. As per last year’s figures our repeat and referral travelers stand at a staggering 60%. This has been achieved because of our committed and disciplined team members who bring in a combined experience of over 100 years to the company.
We believe that “roads not traveled are avenues not explored.” And taking you for a pleasant journey is what we do. We strive to give you an experience that helps you understand the history of the sub-continent with all its riches on offer.
Even before you book the tour, you are already met with the highest standards in “private travel”. All our travel consultants are trained and well versed with the hospitality industry hence the initial contact as well as the subsequent flow of communication is of the highest standards. The essence of each destination is revealed through the first-hand experience of our consultants, who have traveled extensively throughout the country.
With our customized vacations we have presented a completely new travel concept. It’s a perfect blend of independence, security, comfort and luxury is also very evident for first time India travelers.
The past is always but a prologue to the future, at IVAT, the past, the present and the future are constantly endangered – you would feel the pulse of the continent during every aspect of the tour – whether meeting the facilitators (IVAT Executives helping at airports, hotels etc.) or guides (IVAT certified and verified) or staying in hand – picked rooms of well researched hotels and even when with your drivers or during commuting between cities through villagers.
IVAT would be glad to assist you regarding more details about our company, brochures, international flights, travel insurance matters, etc.
We also come highly recommended. Please do read some testimonials for some recent remarks and comments about our services – it makes a lot of difference to us and we are sure it would help you make a decision too.
For a start you can have a look at the commonly used “travel plans” in the sub-continent to have the first basic plan ready.
Our team is 24/7 at your service to help you with your booking issues or answer any related questions
It was amazing! Your expertise and guidance ensured that we made the most of our short time in your great country.
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