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Who We Are

Vaya was founded in 2004 by Jim Lutz, who developed a passion for travel while living and working in Ecuador after graduating from Harvard University. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children. Our team of knowledgeable and engaging Antarctica Specialists will help make sure that you get the absolute most out of your experience, before, during and after your trip.

Why Travel with Vaya?

We've Been There

Our smart and engaging Antarctica specialists all have first hand experience in Antarctica and are skilled in helping people find the right vessel.

Uplifting service

From the first phone call to after you get back, we're here for you every step of the way. We want this to be one of the best travel experiences of your life.

Thoughtful, respectful travel

We are dedicated to working with vessels and local outfitters that practice a low impact, sustainable manner of travel.

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