“Inti was considered the Sun god and the ancestor of the Incas…”
Interpretation International was founded in 1986 and began operations to Ecuador and Galapagos in 1987. We changed our name to Inti Travel and Tours in 1997 and incorporated in 2000. We are a small, family-run Canadian corporation specializing in environmentally, culturally and socially responsible tourism in South America and Antarctica. We have over 30 years experience in arranging a variety of tours that have met a range of specific requirements to fulfill and exceed our clients expectations.
Jeff Waugh is the CEO & Director of Operations for Inti Travel and Tours, Inc. After graduating from Oregon State University with a B.Sc. in Wildlife Science (1975), Jeff began traveling throughout Latin America. From 1975 – 1979 Jeff traveled, studied and lived primarily in Ecuador, Peru and Argentina. In 1979 and ’80 he worked with Metropolitan Touring and Galapagos Cruises as a licensed Naturalist Guide in Galapagos National Park.
From 1983 – 1985 (during the Canadian winters) Jeff was working as a tour director with Great Expeditions, Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, planning, organizing and leading natural and human history and photography expeditions to Ecuador and the Galapagos. In 1986, he was planning and co-leading photography expeditions to Ecuador and the Galapagos with world-renowned Canadian photographer Courtney Milne. During these summer months, Jeff worked as a Park Interpreter (naturalist) in Banff National Park.
From 1986 to 2002, Jeff worked full time with the Canadian national park service (Parks Canada) in Banff National Park and western Canada. His varied positions included Cooperative Activities Coordinator, Community Relations Manager, Electronic Media Specialist and Internet Specialist for Western Canada.
Jeff has traveled extensively throughout North and South America, and to Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, the Cook Islands and Bali. Jeff recently returned from a two and a half month photography trip to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Egypt. He and his son photographed lions, cheetahs, leopards, and mountain gorillas (just to mention a few), climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, volunteered in a children’s home for orphaned HIV+ children in Nairobi, visited the pyramids of Giza and the tombs of Luxor, and snorkeled and SCUBA dived in the Red Sea.
Jeff Waugh now works full-time for Inti Travel and Tours as our CEO & Director of Operations. He has guided more than 60 trips through Galapagos and Ecuador. He will be happy to assist you with your special travel plans.