Fiordland 17
Maori Panorama
PAP 3529
Te Urewera Treks 703
Fiordland 17
Maori Panorama
PAP 3529
Te Urewera Treks 703
The only way forward is by advocating for

Sustainable travel

Join us and make travel more sustainable

Every single trip leaves an ecological footprint. In the case of long-distance travel, it is increased due to the higher CO2 emissions from long-haul flights. The good news is that every traveller can help to reduce and compensate for this.

To minimise the carbon footprint of your trip to New Zealand or Australia, TravelEssence offsets more than just the CO2 emissions of the flights. Here are some examples:

Iconic silver fern | New Zealand nature
Find unique native plants in the Fiordland National Park
Fraser Island trees | Australia nature
Sustainable travel is important to us and our clients

"We offset ALL of our client’s flights and driving, as well as all of our business operations (2x over)."

Andrew, Founder of TravelEssence

Your holiday is CO2 Neutral

Did you know that to this day, 3 billion people get their hot meals from open fires? These fires produce soot and smoke, and this causes 4 million deaths from lung disease every year. Put that into perspective for a moment.

Using open fires also causes deforestation because they burn lots of wood for small amounts of heating. This means people in third-world countries can spend as much as 1/3 of their income on cooking fuel, and it literally all goes up in smoke.

That means your holiday with us is CO2 neutral. This is not the same as saying your flights don’t emit CO2, but we compensate for this through our clean cookstove projects.

Our clean cookstoves in Asia reduce fuel used by 80%
Our clean cookstoves in Asia reduce fuel used by 80%

"Every person who travels with us contributes £15 to clean cookstoves"

Andrew, Founder of TravelEssence

TravelEssence covers these costs if you choose not to contribute

Your carbon-offsetting contributions, as well as ours, create clean air inside people's homes. Fewer trees are chopped down, and more money is left in the hands of people where every dollar counts.

We are passionate about making travel more sustainable. We have taken an action-driven approach to use the positive power of tourism. This enables locals to look after their natural world.

Discover more

Sustainability in the travel industry

Travelife certified

Ready for the holiday of a lifetime?

Discover a world beyond ordinary

At TravelEssence, we specialise in crafting custom-made holidays that take you off the beaten path and create memories to last a lifetime. We believe in connecting with the heart and soul of a place, introducing you to the locals who call it home. Engage in conversations with fascinating individuals who will share their stories, traditions, and way of life, leaving an indelible mark on your journey.