Nautilus Journeys carefully curates beautiful vacations for the mindful and eco-conscious traveler. Our commitment to working with eco-lodges, wellness resorts and tour companies that adhere to strict ethical and sustainable practices allow clients to have a more meaningful and authentic travel experience. These properties have a number of initiatives and projects that reflect their social and environmental stance. Some examples of these initiatives include: education programs for local children, organic food donation to the local cancer center, rainwater harvesting, renewable energy usage, use of reclaimed materials, as well as many others. Ultimately this creates an “everyone wins” opportunity for local people, travelers and the planet alike.
When travelers partake in sustainable tourism, it…
-gives them the opportunity to foster deeper connections with local people and gain a greater understanding of cultural, social and environmental issues they face.
-improves working conditions of local people as well as involve them in decisions that affect their lives
-makes a positive contribution to the preservation of natural and cultural heritage embracing diversity
-provides the traveler with a healing space to decompress, restore and reconnect to mind, body and soul by eating locally sourced organic produce, practicing yoga or other forms of exercise and connecting with like-minded individuals.
Many tour operators and resorts claim to be green, while having very minimal environmentally friendly practices. This is known in the travel industry as greenwashing and is often used more as a marketing tool rather than a core value.
We believe transparency is paramount and feel that travelers should have an option that is in alignment and integrity with who they are. Our mission is to move the needle for a more equitable and sustainable world. As our decisions drive change, we hope to be your choice to connect you with what the world has to offer. Together we can make a difference, one destination at a time.
Our target audience is social/conscious entrepreneurs, wellness warriors, yoga practitioners, meditators and other empathetic beings who care about the well-being of people and the planet.
In closing, just as each trip is thoughtfully created, so is the name of the company. The nautilus symbolizes spiritual evolution and is a representation of our lifelong journey as sentient beings. Travel and exposure to other cultures forces us to think outside the box. Just as the Nautilus Mollusc outgrows each chamber throughout his life, a similar journey happens to us as humans. From the time we are young our view of our life and the world expands as we learn, discover and take in new information. Our mind does not physically expand, however, the conscious space inside it does.