Vegan Travel

Vegan Tour Companies You Need to Book

Updated February 7, 2024

“What in the world did you eat,” my co-workers would ask, dumbfounded at the thought of me leaving the country. To them, I would have to either have to pack a mountain of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or stave — neither were even close to reality.

When I first started traveling, I’ll be honest, it wasn’t all vegan ice cream sundaes and Beyond burgers — sometimes finding decent vegan food options was a challenge, and the thought of booking a vegan tour was downright laughable!

Luckily, all of that has changed.

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Is The Demand for Vegan Travel Increasing?

Many cities and towns have begun to showcase a variety of vegan options — whether you’re in Germany and want to try vegan schnitzel or in France and want to indulge in crepes filled with cream, you can!

Vegan options don’t just end with food.

We’re now starting to see a rise in vegan hotels and B &Bs, as well as major hotel chains adding vegan options. In 2019, Hilton opened its first fully vegan suite at the Hilton Bankside in London, and others like The Marriott have upgraded their menus with vegan-friendly options.  

the inside of the new vegan suite at hilton london bankside
Vegan Suite at The London Bankside | Credit: Hilton London Bankside

GlobalData recently shared the results of a survey conducted in 2020 that shows vegan-friendly tourism is on the rise. “Nearly 76 percent responded that ethical and environmental sourcing of food influenced their choices.” While Responsible Travel CEO and Founder, Justin Francis shared that between 2016 – 2019 bookings for their vegan holidays grew by 120%.

This rise in interest and demand is leading to more vegan travel options, including tours — whether it’s for an entire trip or just a day excursion, there are options!

Why Choose a Vegan Tour?

For travelers who don’t want to worry about learning, “is this vegan,” or “I don’t eat eggs, milk, or dairy,” in another language, a vegan tour is a perfect option. Tour operators and creators take all the stress out of planning — their clients only have to worry about capturing the moment and enjoying the experience.

And it’s not all about the food (surprisingly enough).

Some vegan tour companies ensure that your entire tour is cruelty-free and free of any animal exploitation. So, if you’ve ever wanted to go on a safari or see the Gorillas in Rwanda but worried about how they were being treated, there’s a vegan tour for it!

elephants snacking on hunks of squash at chang chill in chiang mai
Visiting rescued elephants in Thailand during a Veggies Abroad tour

In addition to Instagram-worthy vegan feasts and cruelty-free exploration, many vegan tour companies are also concerned about the environment and ensuring that their travel is sustainable. It’s common to see many of these companies investing in carbon neutrality to offset their clients’ footprints, utilizing local partners to give back to the community, and donating to the communities where they travel.

If you’re daydreaming of your next vegan-filled adventure, be sure to check out these vegan tour companies.

Veggies Abroad Vegan Tours

Incase you didn’t know, we offer vegan-friendly tours to destinations around the globe!

In 2024, we have small group trips to Kenya/Tanzania, Bali, and Costa Rica In addition to being vegan-friendly all of the itineraries are also created as sustainably as possible. We’ve partnered with the Certified B Corp. company, Intrepid Travel to ensure we and our travelers are supporting local communities and businesses as much as possible, while minimizing our environmental impact.

As a company, we have an unwavering dedication to leaving a positive footprint on the destinations that we explore.

In addition to this, I also offer travel advisory services focused on creating vegan-friendly and sustainable itineraries; if you’d rather go somewhere else, reach out and let me help plan your dream vegan vacation!

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a giraffe standing with its baby in africa on a promotion for a vegan tour

Vegan Tour Companies You Need to Check Out

#1 Veg Jaunts and Journeys

Whether you want to explore the Southern charm of Charleston, SC, or trek through the Scottish countryside, Veg Jaunts and Journeys will ensure you have an epic vegan adventure. Not only do they handle many of your meals, but they also ensure you experience activities you’d miss on any regular tour, from vegan cooking classes to shopping for vegan clothes and more.

And, if you’re thinking, well, all of that sounds great, but I don’t want to go as a group — you’re in luck! Aside from curating vegan group tours, Veg Jaunts and Journeys is a full-service travel agency that can help you plan your dream vacation, honeymoon, or just take you on a day tour of their hometown Ashville, NC.

In addition, 5% of all profits are donated to animal sanctuaries throughout the US — travel never felt so rewarding!

Charming Street of Charleston South Carolina taken by leonel-heisenberg-

#2 Vegan Travel Asia by Veg Voyages

If you’ve ever wanted to see the Taj Mahal, swim in Bali’s pristine beaches, or trek to The Everest Base Camp, you need to check out Vegan Travel Asia by Veg Voyages. The company started with just three vegan tours in India in 2004 and today manages 27 tours in 10 countries throughout Asia, including Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Nepal, and many more.

Aside from ensuring your entire experience is vegan-friendly, they take it a step further and want to ensure that all of their guests connect with the places that they visit. They do this through humanitarian projects, volunteer work, and organizing opportunities for guests to visit local villages and share a meal. Their goal is to “build bridges of cultural understanding between guests and the communities they visit.”

Taj Mahal at Sunrise taken by sylwia-bartyzel-

#3 Escape To by Fairkonnect

Whether you want to take a group tour with 10 or 11 of your new best veggie friends or go solo, Escape by Fairkonnect can help! Their immersive group tours cover the globe and provide travelers the opportunity to connect with their destination through art, volunteering, and more.

On an upcoming tour of Mexico City, travelers will get the chance to learn about the city’s historical past and present, as well as explore the growing vegan movement. If you’d rather travel solo, check out their opportunities for volunteering abroad — perfect for those taking a gap year, sabbatical, or just a break!

Mexico City Market taken by pyro-jenka

#4 Infinite Blue Dive Travel

If you are a seasoned diver or just getting started, Infinite Blue Dive Travel has a liveaboard or resort option for you. The company is run by two vegan divers with over 50 years of diving experience — they know a thing or two about diving!

The resort and liveaboard experiences are worldwide and always include tasty plant-based fare. Each resort is vetted and ensured it has the highest standards for diving and veganism. In addition to booking the dive trip of a lifetime, Infinite Blue can also help get to your destination and book land excursions (you can’t dive every moment of the day).

Also, when you book, 5%+ of all profits are donated to local organizations — not only do you get to have an amazing experience, but you get to help wildlife and the local economy!

beautiful large green turtle swimming underwater captured on a diving trip
Credit: Infinite Blue Dive Travel

#5 World Vegan Travel

With a quick scan of their website, you’ll be calculating just how many vacation days you have left — choosing just one of their luxury vegan tours will be a feat! The company focuses on high-end group travel packages that explore lip-smacking vegan Italian cuisine in Italy to experiencing South Africa’s gorgeous Garden Route, complete with sightings of rhinos, lions, and more.

When you book a tour with World Vegan Travel, the only thing you have to worry about is getting to the destination; they will handle everything else. From ensuring you start your day with a vegan breakfast fit for a queen to confirming that the bedding in your room is vegan-friendly, they’ve got it handled.

Often the tours have special guests from renowned chefs to authors, activists, and more. It is sure to be an experience that you won’t forget.

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About Author

Rebecca is the founder of the vegan travel company Veggies Abroad. In 2021, she bid her 15-year career goodbye and ventured into the world of ethical business with the launch of a vegan travel blog (the one you’re reading!). As the blog flourished, Rebecca expanded her vision to encompass personalized travel planning services and launched Veggies Abroad's inaugural vegan tour to Thailand, marking the beginning of many more eco-conscious, plant-powered adventures to come. Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad