Environmental Sustainability

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes. Voygr helps you find ones that push your physical limits, broaden your cultural orbit, and discover wild wonders. But unlike many other purveyors of adventure, we provide experiences that are built around protecting the environment and preserving culture.

Eli and I founded Voygr after years of experiencing adventure travel around the world. We grew tired of seeing middlemen take huge cuts of what we paid simply for providing connections. With backgrounds in international development and sustainable business, we decided to have a go at making the system fairer for the communities involved and for the environment.

At Voygr, we visit some of the most exciting hubs for adventure travel to find the best local travel resources; assess the impact that tourism has on the ecosystem and community; and recruit guides and adventure travel service providers who pass our 3 major requirements:

  1. Guides must be local.
  2. Guides must prioritize environmental preservation.
  3. Guides must understand and comply with the spirit of fair-trade when dealing with rural communities.

We don’t work with agents and middlemen to organize our trips and we don’t charge exorbitant commissions. We know and have vetted each of our guides. Voygr is a social business. Our purpose for existence is to provide amazing adventure travel while boosting local livelihoods and conserving fragile ecosystems. Up to 10% of our profits from the adventures you purchase will re-enter the community that hosts your adventure travel through our not-for-profit sister organization, Voygr Ecotourism and Sustainable Travel Alliance [VESTA]. Through VESTA, Voygr helps implement programs that reduce dependence on carbon fuels in remote communities, installs water filters to reduce wood consumption for boiling water, and provides training for guides, porters, horsemen, and others to reduce their own environmental footprint. VESTA also works with a network of organizations that focus on conservation, livelihoods development, and education.

Eli & Behzad