Origin Travels was created for the traveller looking for a safe way to explore the lesser travelled parts of this world, authentically, and within her budget.
We don't detox. We trust that energy is inspired when we break out of our day-to-day and allow ourselves to nurture our wild; when we get outside, and move to sound, taste new flavours, immerse in a culture that isn't ours, and find comfort in company of the like-minded. This concept is central to our itinerary curation, and it's just the reboot you need (not to mention, a reminder that your body is built for more than Excel spreadsheet editing).
We run tours that don't feel like tours.
Origin Travels trips works with local merchants, artisans, chefs, philosophers, guides and visionaries to create, real + epic experiences for our travellers. From learning the ancient art of ceremonial cacao making from Gigi in Guatemala, to watching the hands of Nena grate coconuts that have sustained her Costa Rican family for generations, we are committed to crafting our itineraries around opportunities to meet with incredible women who are changing their communities.
Expect to devour lots of homemade food, move your hips to traditional music, bounce around on rough terrain, learn about the world (and how you fit in it), try a plethora of new things, and be one with the elements. Expect a trip of a lifetime.
*If you are looking for a big bus tour, or an experience that offers you all of the comforts of home, then we probably aren't the company for you.*
We believe that a country is best experienced through the eyes of a local person.
Origin Travels tours are guided by people who call it home. By 2022, Origin Travels is committed to hiring a female guide team across the globe.
Please note that while we always will request female guides, it is up to availability and some of our tours will be led by trusted, professional male guides.
Origin Travels trips welcome all self-identifying female travellers, with the majority of our travellers falling within the age range of 20-40something. Our trips are for you if you are:
+ interested in off-the-beaten-path travel with a flexible itinerary, in company of a like-minded, intimate group.
+ passionate about exploration and learning.
+ open to trying new things (i.e. local food + activities) and adapting ways of life local to the places we visit. Our trips are not suitable for travellers who expect their comforts of home to be fully accommodated abroad.
+ comfortable with going with the flow. (Due to the outdoor nature of our itineraries, many our activities are dependent on the weather cooperating!)
+ inclusive. We are LGBTQ+ positive and loving of all cultures. This means respectful of adhering to the customs of the culture we are visiting.
+ interested in a mix of activities that get you into nature, immerse in the local culture, and time take a break from it all.
+ enjoy the freedom to break off from the pack and explore solo from time to time.
+ committed to making sure that your travel practives are a force for GOOD!
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“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac
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