The Evolved Traveler believes travel is “evolving” into something more than we have previously experienced or know it to be. There is a desire, a need even, for it to be more meaningful, more impactful, more enriching, and certainly more engaging. We understand our guests wish to travel with a purpose and to truly engage with the cultures they visit, and that is why we have created the Evolved Experience.
Evolved Experiences are a core and unique component to all our journeys that provide you, our Evolved Traveler, with experiences that far exceed the par-for-the-course of luxury travel. Evolved Experiences allow our guests the opportunity to make a lasting impression on the communities they visit, extend their hand in a gesture of global community, and create memories that can be cherished for years to come, not only for themselves but for those they visit.
Our philosophy behind the Evolved Experience is simple: There’s no reason we can’t enjoy the luxury journey we’ve dreamt of and spend an afternoon in a village to help build a well for fresh water, or deliver bed netting that prevents the spread of malaria. The Evolved Traveler works with the belief that we don’t have to give anything up, we simply have to give. In India, give a former homeless youth the occasion to be your guide and teach you about their home, former life, and the foundation – the Salaam Baalak Trust – that provided them with life-changing opportunities. In Cambodia, be there to help give children bicycles or schoolbooks that have been provided on your behalf through The Evolved Traveler’s give back commitment. In Myanmar, give care to the incredible elephants at Green Hill Elephant Camp by helping feed and bathe them, and learn why we have taken a pledge to ensure all animal interactions on an Evolved Traveler journey are conducted with absolute respect for the animals and their environment.
The act of giving does as much for the giver as it does for the receiver, and that is our goal with Evolved Experiences. We will always provide you with your favorite accommodations, private guides, and one-of-a-kind surprises that you have come to love about The Evolved Traveler, and we will also ask that you take one additional journey—to step a little further and to see the good that you can do on a human and grassroots level, leaving you, the places and people you engage with, and ultimately our global community changed for the better.