Satisfy Your Wanderlust with These Travel Groups

Whether a long-weekend escape or a quick daytrip, these groups will help you tick off your travel goals—and gain instant adventure buddies, too. By Diona Valdez

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Want to travel? Get to know these four groups that can take care of everything for you, so you can just pack your bags and enjoy the rest of your trip

With horrible traffic, work struggles, and personal obligations (among others), urban living can lead to everyday stress. The city provides options to reset, but nothing beats a getaway to gain back a fresh mindset and look forward to Monday—for a change.

Yes, it’s possible. No need to worry about booking hassles and any travel-related prerequisites. Here are 4 groups that can take care of everything for you, so you can just pack your bags and enjoy the rest of your much-needed trip:

For the soul-searcher

Feeling lost and craving some balance in your overwhelming routine? Meaningful Travels PH offers a holistic approach to vacation by bringing purposeful traveling and creating authentic connections along the way.

A trip is composed of three parts: a visit to unfamiliar spots like hidden waterfalls; immersion in local culture through history, livelihood, and native arts; and giving back to the community by providing supplies to children in remote schools. Banaue-Batad, Ilocos Sur, and Marinduque are some of the featured destinations.

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Follow @MeaningfulTravelsPH on Facebook for inquiries

For the thrifty explorer

Don’t let budget constraints keep you from exploring. Mobile app Tripkada provides a platform for travelers to join trips planned by fellow travelers. Book a slot and split the cost of a tour package with other users, so you can minimize daytrip expenses to ₱750 per person instead of ₱2,500 and weekend-trip expenses to ₱1,500 instead of ₱3,500.

Discover exotic destinations and network with newfound adventurers who may also become your friends, be it out of town or back in Manila. Day tours include Liwliwa, Zambales and Mount Maculot, while Buscalan, Coron, and Romblon are worthy spending your vacation leaves on.

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Available on Google Play or Apple Store. Visit www.tripkada.com for inquiries

For the conscious traveler

When life becomes a little too much, we count on nature to realign. But can nature count on us, too? KilometerZeroPH promotes sustainable tourism by including environmental conservation in their itinerary. Learn about the importance of protecting mountains and participate in tree-planting activities.

Organized tours to Balabac, Palawan and Masungi Georeserve in Rizal are available. Get to meet travelers sharing the same passion for caring for the earth—an interesting conversation starter, isn’t it?

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Visit www.kilometerzeroph.com for inquiries

For the adventure junkie

If travel is your way of stepping out of your comfort zone, take a trip with Experience Philippines. The group organizes tours to secret destinations—secret, as in participants won’t know where they’ll go until they’re on their way. Adventures come in categories: Singles Road Trips for solo travelers, Random Outings for the LGBT community, Retro Road Trips for seniors, and Special Road Trips for occasions such as birthdays, team buildings, and full-moon parties. Activities are also a surprise, so let go of your inhibitions and make memories only the unknown can offer.

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Visit www.experience.ph for inquiries

 

Explore how you can make some of the country’s dream destinations into your home as well. Visit avidaland.com.