Read what some our mindful travelers have to say
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Hilary was such a help finding an amazing travel experience. She helped me find an amazing scuba trip to the Galapagos and explained some of the impacts as well as ways to be a thoughtful steward. I will definitely work with her again. I recommend Yugen Earthside with all my heart!
Jeremy R., fixed-departure trip
Yoga Retreat, Portugal
I organized a retreat for my community and worked with Yugen Earthside to book the 5 Day Not So Serious Yoga + Wine trip in Alentejo, Portugal. This trip exceeded all my expectations and then some!
Starting with the accommodation/retreat center, [it] was perfect for our sustainable entrepreneur retreat. It had multiple indoor and outdoor common areas for coffee breaks, power hours, and happy hours.
The outdoor activities were well spread out to allow us free time. There’s something for everyone, from yoga sessions, nature trails, coastal hikes, and walking to town. The best experience that kept giving was the sustainable winery tour, truly going above and beyond!
I would 100% recommend this trip for any active group or retreat organizer. Hilary from Yugen Earthside is the best and made this retreat extra special for us. I already had participants asking me if we are doing this retreat again next year!
Erika R., fixed-departure trip with the option to privatize
Delhi & Agra, India
Attentive, thoughtful, helpful, reactive… just AWESOME!
I booked a custom 3-day, 2-night tour of Delhi & Agra for my first trip to India. I only wish I had more time to spend exploring! Hilary (Yugen team) and Gaurav (local guide) were super accommodating and helped me make the most of my short time in India.
The transportation was super convenient. From airport pickup to drop-off, a driver or guide accompanied me at all times. Since it was a short trip, I could do/see more with the guided private trip than I would have been able to do on my own.
For accommodations, I stayed with a local family who provided authentic breakfast & filtered water so that I didn’t need to use plastic water bottles! They were very kind and welcoming.
Overall, it was a great experience that felt authentic. I strongly recommend booking a guided trip with Yugen Earthside to others, especially those who have not tried this type of travel before.
Karl N., private guided trip, customized
Yoga Retreat, Portugal
Highly recommend working with Hilary and Yugen Earthside. She is creating a genuine platform with experiences that truly take social and environmental sustainability into account. She cares about every detail and is open to every suggestion or change you want to make.
Aub W., fixed-departure trip with the option to privatize
Douro Valley, Portugal
We had a great hike in Douro valley, all the accommodations were perfect, and the people we met were so nice. In every place we stopped we had great hotel rooms and a pool to rest after a day hiking (mostly up). Especially Quinta do Portal was really excellent and had the best chef and meals we have ever had in Portugal. Thank you!
Joanna R., self-guided holiday
What our sustainable partners have to say
Thankfully the global demand for sustainable and responsible travel is increasing, and we are delighted that Yugen Earthside is helping to promote the right kind of travel that benefits the communities and ecosystems of our planet.
with trips in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Eurasia, South Asia, East Asia
We are very pleased to have found Yugen Earthside. We are impressed with their commitment to and passion for sustainable tourism. They are very thorough about the dimensions involved to promote sustainability in tourism. We are glad to work in partnership with YE.
with trips in South Asia
I firmly believe that travel should be a safe and rewarding experience for all concerned, including the destinations that you visit and the people you meet. Being part of this sustainable travel platform will be the best way to build a community of sustainable tour operators and a fantastic opportunity to maximize our collective impact on the tourism industry.
with trips in Europe
I’m excited to connect with a platform that actively promotes sustainable trips. We all believe in taking care of the destinations we visit, and coming together in one place helps operators and our guests make a greater difference. A platform like this is truly needed.
with trips in Eurasia, the Middle East, & Africa
We spoke to the team at Yugen Earthside and immediately felt a resonance in our thoughts towards sustainability. With common goals to work for, we are happy to be working together and hope to drive a future of sustainability for travelers from across the globe. Best wishes for the YE team.
with trips in South Asia
As a sustainable travel company, one of our goals is to serve all responsible travelers around the world. Being part of a platform like Yugen Earthside, where we are sharing the same goals regarding sustainability, will enable our company to serve all the responsible travelers out there and achieve our goals.
with trips in Africa
I’m so excited for Yugen Earthside […] filled with companies all working towards the same mission to make travel sustainable. An incredible vision, bringing together like-minded people to make a collective difference.