About Yūgen Earthside


Your one-stop shop for sustainable travel.

Yugen Earthside Customer Journey About Us

Yūgen Earthside can help you on every step of your journey.

From sustainable travel resources, to responsible trips (self-guided, private, and small-group tours), to our Earthsider Eco-Shop, we’ve got your trip planning needs covered. Trip booked? Consider travel insurance and your climate impact. Join our community for extra support along the way!

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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 conscientious travelers 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.”

INFORMATION

We provide FREE responsible travel resources. Get started by downloading our sustainable packing list.

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TRIPS

We make it easy for you to discover and book sustainable trips because we vet our tour operators before adding trips to our platform.

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ECO-SHOP

We want to help all travelers be zero-waste. Discover ethical, plastic-free, sustainable travel products in our curated shop.

Earthsider Eco-Shop

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL INSURANCE

Trip protection is more important than ever. We’ve partnered with a B-Corp certified, 1% for the Planet member to help you out! 

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CLIMATE IMPACT

Traveling takes a toll on the environment. Learn how you can “REP your Planet” (Reduce emissions, Estimate impact, Purchase carbon offsets or removals).

REP your Planet

COMMUNITY

Our private Earthsiders community finds out about new trips first, receives special discount codes to our Earthsider Eco-Shop, and can request personalized sustainable travel advice.

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Our impact-driven mission:

“Shaping the future of sustainable travel.”

Here’s how we’ll do that.

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🌍 Find awesome trip providers

We have tour operators based in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. We’re finding new partners all the time.

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🔍 Verify their commitment to sustainability

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

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🧳 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.

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💝 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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