About Yūgen Earthside

Your one-stop shop for sustainable travel.

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Sustainable travel is about…

Respecting the natural environments & animals, promoting the local economies, and supporting the societies & cultures at your destinations. This resonated with us: we launched Yūgen Earthside to help people use tourism for good.

Yūgen Earthside’s Vision

“Mobilize travelers seeking to discover and book responsible tourism trips, in order to transform the travel and tourism industry into a force used to better connect humanity and preserve the earth.”

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What does “Yūgen” mean?

Yūgen (pronounced “you-genn”), is a Japanese word that means “an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and powerful for words.”


We screen and aggregate responsible tours from numerous operators, making it easier for travelers to discover sustainable trips.  

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You travel – we’ll donate a percentage of our profits to tourism-related projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Our impact-driven mission:

“Shaping the future of sustainable travel.”

Here’s how we’ll do that.


🌍 Find awesome trip providers

Right now we’re focused on Europe, Africa, and Asia, but we hope to be completely global soon.


🔍 Verify their commitment to sustainability

We thoroughly evaluate trip operators before inviting them to the platform. Want more details? Click here.


🧳 Help travelers discover incredible experiences

We’ve done the research so that you don’t have to! Just find a responsible trip and enjoy. Browse adventures.


💝 Give back to sustainable tourism projects

We’ll donate a percentage of profits to sustainable tourism development initiatives. Learn about our Impact Projects.

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