9 night eco voyage, sailing from bustling Manila. Inc. 4 nights sailing, visit uninhabited paradise islands to dive, harvest dinner and explore off-grid regions on an exclusive VOPO itinerary. Arrive to our sanctuary home, Danjugan Island for a further 5 days of deep ecological immersion as you participate in the coveted EARTH Summit 2019. Uniting fascinating people from across the world.

$2950 (twin-share) | $3250 (private cabin)


The VOPO Earth Voyage directly supports our long-term local partners:

 
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2019/2020 DATES

25 Mar - 3 April, 2019 (SOLD OUT)
27 Dec - 5 Jan 2019/20 * VOPO NYE * (BOOK QUICK)
11 Jan - 20 Jan 2020 (BOOK NOW)
25 Jan - 3 Feb 2020 (BOOK NOW)

In the Philippines, Danjugan Sanctuary in particular, the thing you will notice first, the thing that stays with you, is the people. Perhaps the kindest and most inventive population we have ever met. When you get off the plane, you realise the good nature and intense past history that the people have lived through. You begin to understand the current socio-political landscape and the diversity in thought.

We made sure to recognise this when selecting the various natural and cultural spectacles you encounter during the expedition. Expect to be surprised, past guests had no idea what was coming! Intense. Natural. And always real.

If you are looking to discover the secret paradise of The Philippines archipelago, while contributing to exciting ecological projects, then this expedition is perfect for you.

 

Are you a local Negros Island resident?

Apply now for the local Scholarship.
Spend 4 nights at Danjugan Sanctuary, including transport, accommodation, food and all eco-adventure activities. Enjoy a fully funded position, for all Wild Enterprise workshops and the EARTH SUMMIT!

 
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Be inspired by the flourishing elements of
eco-enterprise in the region. Savour the abundance, sharing a wild world with adventurers of diverse culture and skill.

 
 
 
 
 

Whats included?

  • Access to VOPO Adventure Society

  • Pre-Expedition Intellectual Immersion

  • Expert guidance and hosting by diversely qualified Expedition Leader

  • All meals (delicious, sustainable, local, plant-centric)

  • Accomodation during the expedition

  • Domestic flights and internal transfers

  • Human centred design and systems thinking workshops

  • Political events and Industry excursions

  • Marine and ecology-based experiences

  • Village connection and genuine relationships

  • First Aid and CPR trained team

  • Carbon offsets included

  • Dedicated trip photographer

  • Post expedition Impact Report

  • 24/7 Customer Support

Whats not included?

  • Any International Airfare / Airport taxes

  • Items of personal nature

  • Alcoholic & aerated drinks

  • Airport & departure taxes

  • Visas

  • Personal travel insurance

 
 

Expedition Archives

 

Field Notes

Phrasebook

Mabuhay: Welcome! Cheers! (Celebration).

Steads lang: It's all good... Chill...

Grabe: The word comes from Spanish 'grave' and locally means serious, exceptional, extreme, too much!.

Local Eats

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Vedge Health Hub, delicious local filipino food cooked veggie and wholesome.


The Expeditions

VOPO Expeditions were conceptualised to address social and environmental challenges, by bringing skilled humans, adventurers & innovative minds together from across the world 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 the wisdom of locals and curious company who are eager to dive deep, get exploring and bask in the glory of nature. Read our Sustainability Policy

The Process

Seed  Behind the scenes, we partner and work directly with communities on projects to provide solutions to key sustainability challenges.

Seed
Behind the scenes, we partner and work directly with communities on projects to provide solutions to key sustainability challenges.

Design  Our team of experts spend extensive time scouting, engaging, researching and testing all elements of your adventure to create an unforgettable experience.

Design
Our team of experts spend extensive time scouting, engaging, researching and testing all elements of your adventure to create an unforgettable experience.

Action  We unite local leaders with a team of global pioneers to embark on a VOPO Project, embedded into an insanely inspiring adventure itinerary.

Action
We unite local leaders with a team of global pioneers to embark on a VOPO Project, embedded into an insanely inspiring adventure itinerary.

Propel  Leveraging our global network, we drive longterm change through consulting, reporting and repeat experience to accomplish our targets.

Propel
Leveraging our global network, we drive longterm change through consulting, reporting and repeat experience to accomplish our targets.


Sustainability

As air travel is a huge contributor to environmental degradation, our team are currently focused on calculating our carbon footprint. For which, we have created Trading Carbon, an initiative that in allows us to neutralise the GHG emissions from all travel. We also respect our role as guests in each host country, knowing that long-term strong partnerships are imperative to sustainable outcomes and allow us to be responsive to the genuine goals of the region. VOPO also devote a portion of Expedition places to local scholarship participants, a measure that maximises accessibility. This is also key to our mission, exploring unintended consequences and addressing systems rather than symptoms. Additionally, we stay at locations that are off the grid, investing in local employment, with a commitment towards conservation and in harmony with nature.

See our Sustainability Policy.
 


See the below survival guide for essential info.
Or contact an informed VOPO Representative info@vopo.earth.

 
 

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