9 reasons to travel with Samsara Vegan Travels on your next dream holiday

Travel with Vegan Companions

Eat Vegan food, all the time

Travel in small groups (6-16)

All travels Vegan approved by a professional Health Coach

Personalized health & nutrition advice (on selected tours)

Visit a sanctuary or rescue center

Package tours with plenty of freedom

Very motivated, enthusiastic and Vegan tour leader

With local, English speaking, tour guide

During travels with Samsara Vegan Travels, we pay a lot of attention to meals that meet the requirements of a vegan. Of course, we do our very best selecting restaurants that refrain from using animal products in the preparation of the meals. Although we will have agreements on this with the hotels and restaurants where we will eat, it is always possible that a mistake is made somewhere, we cannot claim responsibility for that.
The restaurants we have selected are preferably classified as vegan, so no animal products are used in the kitchen. If vegan restaurants are not available, we select vegetarian restaurants. In some countries or locations no vegan or vegetarian restaurants are available, in this case we can eat in an 'ordinary' restaurant where vegan options are offered.

We are keeping a database of restaurants that offer vegan food. As new vegan restaurants are opened every day, and other restaurants disappear, we keep updating this list. Restaurants that we select are often reviewed by other travelers and have also been visited and approved by our tour leader.

Specific dietary restrictions and allergies have to be discussed with the restaurants on location.

Samsara Vegan Travels is happy to have the support of a qualified Health Coach who advises us on plant-based eating. On some of our travels Health Coach Brenda will even accompany us on the journey and will offer participants a personal health and nutrition advice, free of charge. Refer to the details of the specific travels to find out if Health Coach Brenda will take part in that travel.
Being Vegan entails more than eating a vegan meal, Samsara Vegan Travels is aware of that. In addition to eating a nutritious and healthy, or deliciously greasy vegan meal we aim to show compassion to all sentient being by avoiding to exploit animals and people in any way whatsoever. We will not be visiting zoos and other places that keep animals in captivity for economical or entertainment reasons. So no elephant rides, visits to snake or crocodile farms, fish markets or other venues where animals (dead or alive) are tortured and exploited. Unfortunately animal cruelty is all around us. There is no way to avoid seeing it, but what we can do is not support it in any way and have a discussion if possible.
In our destination countries we carefully select sanctuaries, rescue centers or projects that are ethical and are definitely worth a visit. The main purpose of these projects or sanctuaries has to be to promote compassion toward these living beings. Mostly this is done by harboring animals that are endangered or threatened or that do not get to live a happy life in that particular country.


Vietnam is home to a number of animal sanctuaries that are keeping animals first of all as a place of rescue but also to create public awareness. During our journey we will be visiting one of these sanctuaries, depending on the season (for instance, turtles hibernate and are not much fun to visit during the winter season ). Check details of your specific travel to find out which sanctuary we will be paying a visit.

Please check out their websites:

Endangered Primate Rescue Center

Asia Turtle Program

Vietnam Bear Sanctuary

Jack's Cat Cafe


In Myanmar we have so far agreed with the Yangon Animal Shelter to include them in our travel.

Please check out their website:

Yangon Animal Shelter

The following links are very useful for vegan people who want to travel around the world:

Health Coach Brenda

As a professional health coach, she tailors specifically to Vegans with a 100% plant-based diet. On offer are various coaching programs, including programs specific for children, teens or families.

The Nomadic Vegan

Your go-to source for insider tips on vegan food around the world. Wendy scours the globe to uncover vegan treasures in the most unlikely places! It's her mission to empower vegans and aspiring vegans to live their travel dreams without compromising their values.


For those of us we are not convinced yet that being Vegan is the only way forward.

Lekker Vega

A Dutch platform for the promotion of Vega consumption and cooking.


HappyCow.net is your one-stop resource for everything VEG. Find vegetarian restaurants and health food stores worldwide; read travel and health articles; download mobile app; exchange recipes and stories. Join HappyCow's growing community of caring people who are dedicated to promoting a healthy, compassionate, and sustainable lifestyle.