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join us for a once in a lifetime expedition to a remote, inspiring paradise.


Danjugan island, wilderness sanctuary

Dec 2 - 9, 2017

After a successful voyage through the Palawan islands in February, we will return to the Philippines this December ready to undertake an epic project, ROGUE PLASTIC. This time, we shall be exploring the diverse and fascinating Negros region, from Bacolod city to Dumaguete. Calling Danjugan island our wilderness home for the five day VOPO Brainmelt intellectual series.

On this journey you will enter a realm vastly different from a typical holiday, in some of the most pristine, undeveloped places. Together with our fantastic partners, Danjugan Sanctuary and The Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PRRCFI), you will be lead through a cultural delight, surrounded by natural phenomena with the unique opportunity to use our Brainmelt systems-thinking approach and design framework to create tangible, positive change with a passionate team of global leaders.

VOPO Expeditions were conceptualised to address social and environmental challenges around the world, by bringing skilled humans, adventurers & innovative minds together from across the world and within the host country for an experience like no other. The itinerary is designed to connect, intellectually stimulate and inspire new ways of tackling some of the worlds biggest feats. All in a pristine setting with curious company who are eager to dive deep, get exploring and bask in the glory of nature.

As air travel is a huge contributor to environmental degradation, we have developed an imperative partnership to account for the impact of all miles (revealed soon). This is also key to our mission, exploring unintended consequences and addressing systems rather than symptoms. Additionally, the expeditions offer a positive alternative to traditional accommodation, staying at locations that are sustainable, off the grid and in harmony with nature.

 

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It is our mission to curate extraordinary expeditions that enhance Earth and self.

 
 


is this for me?

VOPO Expeditions invite participants from all walks of life. Whether you bring multiple qualifications, practical experience or enthusiasm, we extend this experience to everyone.

One critical factor is openness. Danjugan is a self-sustaining nature sanctuary. Reliant on solar energy and limited rainwater sources. Together, we will embrace the simplistic beauty of life. You won't get high-speed internet, but you will access a new world of connection and insight.

 
 

Agenda

7 days, round trip from Manila (1 night) - Danjugan island (5 nights) - Dumaguete (1 night).

Immerse yourself in the five day VOPO Brainmelt intellectual workshop series. 

Gain a deeper understanding of ecology, sustainable design and human psychology. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to showcase your knowledge around a nominated topic. We will capture data, work with pioneers and learn from guest speakers to together develop a critical waste strategy for the region of Negros Occidental.
 

  • Domestic flights, boat and van transfers plus
  • All accommodation (Manila, Danjugan island exclusive retreat & Dumaguete)
  • Yoga, kayaking and meditation by our private island lagoon
  • Guided treks and informative science sessions
  • Exceptional snorkelling, free diving and boutique scuba diving
  • Secret boat voyage to neighbouring islands
  • Five day VOPO Brainmelt intellectual series, inc surprise guest speakers
  • Local, delicious cuisine catered for all meals
  • Complimentary spirits at our Nudibranch island bar.

    Expedition package $1520, payment plans available. Apply to arrange deposit - only 3 spots remaining!

*Excludes international flights, travel insurance & scuba diving (request at competitive price)
 

Apply for detailed itinerary and FAQ's.

 
 
 

It may challenge your comforts. 
what you discover outside that zone, 
could change your life forever.
 

 
 
 
 
 

open your mind to what you can offer and see what magic the planet gives back to you.

 
 
images courtesy of @danjuganisland, film photography by @yezeka.