VOGO Tours makes the headlines with a feature in the food and drink section of The Guardian!
The editors note reads:
" Pioneering a novel travel concept, VOGO Tours has given a new meaning to sustainable travel with the introduction of vegan and vegetarian ecological small-group tours. The popular 11 day North India itinerary highlights everything from a poolside plant-based barbecue and a vegan cooking class led by a health-conscious chef to immersive encounters sampling seasonal Indian vegetable dishes. The ethical travel mission by VOGO Tours extends beyond food to advocating animal conservation through wildlife educational safaris with naturalists, carbon-neutral railway journeys and sustainable farming practices with local villagers. "
Here is a preview of the published article:
Read on for the full feature:
VOGO Tours is disrupting the status quo of the travel industry by paving the way for vegans, vegetarians and ethically conscious travellers as the UK’s first tour operator with a sole focus on vegan and vegetarian holidays abroad.
It's newly released India adventures have perfectly captured the epitome of food-first travel for intrepid plant-based and vegetarian explorers who venture into the bewitching landscapes of the Indian Subcontinent.
By taking pride in unique ‘can’t be done yourself’ food experiences, the tours include from carefully crafted vegan cooking classes led by a health-conscious chef, to a rustic vegetarian dining experience onboard a houseboat.
One of the trips takes in local specialities including a dish consisting of striking yellow spiced potatoes, neatly presented on a crispy savoury pancake, known locally as dosa. This is paired with exotic sweet and spicy chutneys and an aromatic red lentil soup. A complimentary combination that harmoniously tingles your tastebuds.
VOGO tours is innovating by setting an example within the travel space to harness the burgeoning appetite for vegan and vegetarian food on tours.
Beyond food, the tours contribute to the lives of sacred communities through philanthropic initiatives that give back to local communities through small grassroots projects. Each trip involves sustainable eco-tourism practices.
Animal welfare runs through the veins of the company, demonstrated on the small-group tours led by expert naturalists advocating the importance of witnessing wild animals in their natural habitats.
Founder and ethical tourism advocate Harika Parmar strives for guests to experience authentic journeys by vetting everything from locally owned lodges embracing rainwater harvesting, to boutique hotels utilising renewable energy to ensure they fit the VOGO standard of sustainability.
Tour spaces are limited to reduce the impact on natural resources locally. Embark on your ethical journey without worrying about what’s on the menu.