OUR MISSION

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

Mary Ritter Beard

WHAT IS TRANSFORMATIVE TRAVEL?

Transformative travel works as a catalyst to help individuals learn more about themselves and the world they live in, while promoting inner growth and wellbeing to attain a balanced and happy life.

The travel experiences we offer have been exclusively designed to focus on activities to stimulate and balance the connection between mind, body and soul. Why?

The Science Behind the Mind-Body-Spirit link

Recent advances in modern medicine have proven that there is a connection between how the mind and the body work together. Every time we have a thought, we set off a cascade of cellular reactions in our nervous system that influence all the molecules in our body. But this interconnection doesn’t stop at mind and body alone: we are also deeply connected to the environment in which we live.

Now more than ever the combination of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness is undeniably important. Mental health has finally gained worldwide attention due to a steep increase in mental issues affecting most of our modern societies.

For decades we’ve been told to focus on the physical factor of wellness: healthy eating, being fit, showing an attractive appearance. But as our daily lives become busy with work, responsibilities and the stress that comes from it, it gets harder and harder to achieve mental and spiritual wellness which is a key element to attain a balanced life. Health is no longer just the absence of disease or symptoms; it becomes a state of optimal wellbeing, where mind, body and soul are aligned. 

Travel: the new wellness frontier

The ultimate wellness is no longer a fit body, but the search for enhanced quality of life, personal growth, and balance between mind body and soul. Travel has often been considered a way to escape from daily life’s problems. But what if it could be an opportunity for growth and personal development to make one’s life better? 

It’s not a coincidence that when we travel we are in a state of happy flow, and we tend to be more receptive to learning and experiencing new things. When we leave our everyday environment, with all the distractions and the habits that come with it, we become more open to new situations that have the potential to inspire transformation within ourselves. We are free to explore old passions, new interests, reconnect with our life’s priorities, and change our perspective.

Wellbeing comes from within, therefore the more we engage in activities that make us happy, the more our mind and body benefit from it and our life will mirror our inner balance as a result.

Our Mind Body & Soul experiences

Our curated experiences have been accurately designed to promote wellbeing and personal growth while immersed in stunning locations. Luxury boutique hotels, healthy cuisine, and activities to awaken the senses and connect with local communities are some of the aspects aimed at discerning customers looking for more than just a holiday abroad.

Below are some of the elements included in our experiences to help align mind, body and soul:

WHO ARE WE FOR?

We are not for everyone.

Our journeys are for those adults aged 30-50 who know there’s more to life than a 9-5 job, for awe seekers who want to explore themselves and the world around them.

We are for those chasing spark in their lives, for those wanting to grow and evolve, for those willing to follow their dreams and passions. Or simply for those who feel the time has come to get out of their comfort zone. 

We are for those who are ready to live, explore and evolve.

WHY US?

We are not a traditional travel company. 

We won’t take you to a temple to snap a few pictures and listen to data you can easily find on the internet. We believe in a different way of touring this world. We want you to explore it, from within yourself.

We believe that wellbeing comes from within when mind, body and soul are in balance. Therefore the more you connect these 3 elements and engage in activities that stimulate mind, body and soul, the more you will benefit from it. 

We encourage you to dive deep into cultures, to meet and talk to locals, to understand their culture and their lives firsthand. All of our programs include activities or Q&A sessions with locals.

We prompt you to explore your inner world, your soul’s dreams and passions.

Whether it’s photography, cooking, meditating, writing or more, our activities are designed to awaken your creative side and bring out inner talents, to awaken that part of you that your everyday life may have made dormant.

Ultimately, we want to help you discover a new spark for life in beautiful locations worldwide. 

We have quite a background. 

The founder and director of A Wonderful Planet has 19 years experience in the travel and hospitality industry, gained with international luxury travel companies. We know this industry inside-out.

We will spoil you. 

We believe there is nothing wrong with spoiling ourselves with a bit of luxury in life. From comfy beds at luxurious hotels to spa treatments and healthy meals, we want you to feel special. Because you are. 

We support local communities. 

  1. We don’t use big corporate hotel chains, but smaller, luxury boutique properties with unique character.
  2. We donate 1% from each booking to selected charity projects that operate in our destinations. We are passionate about this wonderful planet, and we are happy to give our contribution to make it a better place for all.
  3. We employ locals to give back to the community. Some of our photography tours are led by our very own founder in combination with a local photographer, giving customers a true immersion into cultures. This ensures that your money goes directly into the community, rather than in the sole pockets of a tour organization. That’s our way to say “thank you” to a destination and the people who live in it. 

We don’t exploit animals. 

We don’t support any companies engaging in animal’s labour, ivory sales or other activity aimed at harming animals. You won’t ride abused elephants nor take selfies with drugged tigers with us.

Instead, you could spend a night watching and feeding rescued elephants from the comfort of  your hotel’s bedroom as you watch them roaming free in their own natural habitat and falling asleep at your doorstep. That’s the kind of encounter we promote with these majestic, gentle creatures. 

Are you ready to live, explore, evolve with us? 

Whether you join our small exclusive groups or choose to travel privately, you will find a journey that will change your perspective about yourself, your life and the planet you live in.  Click below to start:

Luxury accommodation

Our properties range from luxury boutique hotels to stunning private villas, offering a stay with unique personal touches and character based on each destination.

Private or Small groups

We like small, intimate, exclusive experiences. We keep the size of our groups small so we can provide the best service to our guests and ensure they have an unforgettable time. If you’d rather get our undivided attention, most programs are available on private basis too. 

Organic cuisine

We carefully select our dining partners to offer meals pepared with the freshest farm to table ingredients, to provide healthy and yummy culinary experiences across our destinations.   

Personal growth

We believe Life to be a long lasting learning experience. We are committed to helping guests expand their horizons and knowledge about themselves, their lives, and the wonderful world we live in with our selection of workshops and upcoming guest speakers and visionaries. 

Mind, body & spirit

Activities to stimulate mind, body and soul are at the core of our journeys, to promote balance and wellbeing.

 

Charity

A percentage from each booking is donated to help support local NGOs in the destinations we operate.That’s our way of giving back to the wonderful planet we live in.

Interested in our services for your company?

We can design one-of-a-kind solutions for unforgettable corporate incentives and events. Contact us to discuss your needs!