Africa Migration
Traditional banca boat in clear water Philippines
Golden Buddha with flowers
Chile Orres del Paine Mountains, Patagonia

About Us

MARAGETI is a travel agency that provides personalized, expert service in selling group tours and cruises. We combine the service of a dedicated travel consultant with the latest technology to ensure that you get the best service and the best value.

From our headquarters in Mountain View, California, at the heart of Silicon Valley, we service discerning travelers from all over the world who appreciate top notch service and efficiency. While MARAGETI is focused on guided group tours and cruises, our parent company, Zicasso is focused on customized tours for independent travel. Our most popular destinations include tours to Italy, Spain, UK, Japan, Australia, Peru, and South Africa.

The name MARAGETI comes from a combination of two words, both African safari destinations that we love: Maasai MARA and SerenGETI, the two awe-inspiring national parks in Kenya and Tanzania respectively. It’s at these two great parks where the annual Great Migration take place, with millions of animals on the move.

How It Works

MARAGETI saves you time and energy by doing the research and comparison shopping for you. We stay abreast of travel industry developments, including keeping track of promotions to help you find the best value amongst our expertly curated tours and cruises.

  1. Start with a phone call. We get to know your preferences. You get to work with a dedicated travel consultant, not a call center.
  2. We do the research. We filter through the thousands of options to find exactly the right tour or cruise for you. MARAGETI only works with vetted top providers who are tried and true, preferred suppliers in the industry.
  3. We help you on all aspects of the trip, from start to finish. We offer one-stop shopping for booking air, tour/cruise, hotels, and customized options for pre- and post- tour or cruise. If something goes wrong, we help solve problems. It’s all about service and support, for your peace of mind.
  4. Book with confidence. MARAGETI provides two guarantees: a) Best prices. Before you book, if you find another quote for exactly the same terms and itinerary, we’ll match the price, and b) In the unlikely event of a travel provider default or fraud, MARAGETI will replace all paid services with the same or equivalent services by another provider.
Australia Koala Tree
Purple Jokers Venice Carnival

Management & Sales Team

MARAGETI and Zicasso are founded by husband-and-wife team, Brian Tan and Yuchun Ku. Our family-like work culture emphasizes a relentless pursuit of excellence and operational efficiency, aided by the latest technology in Silicon Valley.

Meet the MARAGETI management and sales team below. You can also click here to meet the full team at Zicasso!

Thumbnail

BRIAN TAN

Founder & CEO

Lucky me! My job allows me to explore my big passions: travel, food, photography, and wildlife. After exploring over 50 countries, I continue to love the adventure of discovery when I travel. For food, my favorite destinations are Italy and Malaysia, where I grew up. Most of all, I love African safaris--the wildlife and scenery create a photographer’s paradise!

Thumbnail

YUCHUN KU

Founder & COO

Having traveled to over 60 countries, I most treasure the moments when I am immersed in the wonder of nature, cute wildlife included. I love being able to form a genuine connection with local people and life, whether it be discovering a Tibetan monk’s life journey or following a leopard and her cubs in Botswana!

Thumbnail

ADAM VAUGHT

Director of Sales & Partnerships

Originally from Southern California, I left home in 2004 to spend eight years in Asia and South America before relocating to the Bay Area. When I am not busy working or traveling the world, you can find me exploring the Marin Headlands, listening to 80s music or baking oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with my grandma.

Thumbnail

GIGI WILLIAMSON

Luxury Travel Consultant

Travel and languages fascinated me while growing up in Savannah, Georgia.  An international career allowed me to live in Paris, London, Prague and Zurich, learning French and Czech along the way.  I love sharing travel with clients because it broadens us in pivotal and exciting ways! I have a dream job in Silicon Valley, working with an innovative team in travel. And in an office full of dog-lovers--well, that’s just “gilding the lilly”!

Thumbnail

LISA LEHR

Luxury Travel Consultant

I was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Being an Air Force brat, we moved quite a bit domestically and it was always a good experience. I fell in love with travel when I was planning my honeymoon to Maui. I knew from that day that I wanted to help other couples, families plan wonderful and exciting trips all over the world! I enjoy spending time with my two amazing daughters and love cooking, baking, and chocolate.

Playa Paraiso

Expertly Curated Tours and Cruises

Due to our commitment to quality, we carefully curate the guided tours and cruises that we recommend to you. As travel industry insiders, we work with the top providers and get to know their products, through many years of relationships with us and with our extensive network of trusted experts.

We commit to you that what we sell are from tried-and-true travel providers. We don’t sell “everything under the sun” from untested companies. Additionally, we can complement your pre- or post- tour or cruise days with customized unique experiences through Zicasso’s network of top travel specialists. And finally, we continually monitor the feedback from actual clients when they return from their trips, thus ensuring ongoing quality of everything we sell.