Original Trails is an award-winning, boutique, ethical travel company who design and plan personal and unique vacations for you to some of the most interesting and vibrant places on earth and give back on each adventure. With attention to every detail, we customize your trip to suit your every need.
Our philosophy is what we call ethical travel. Every time you travel with us Original Trails makes a donation on your behalf to a local community project or initiative we support. We connect you with culture and community, while at the same time keeping you in comfort, private transport and providing you with the best local guides.
We use locally owned and operated boutique hotels, eco-lodges and unique hotels that operate in an eco-friendly and conscientious manner. We use local businesses that support sustainable tourism practices.
Simply put, it’s about making a difference in the places we travel to. Come with us to experience deluxe travel, the right way.
Galapagos 2015 dates available now! Make your New Years travel resolutions come alive in 2015. Check out our set departure dates on our Active Galapagos Adventure. Beginning in Quito, Ecuador, visit the islands that inspired Darwin't theory of evolution. Hiking, snorkeling and incredible wildlife, this trip has everything for either the solo traveller or the adventurous family. Ask about our jungle lodge add-on. Incredible value you won't find with bigger companies.
Poon Hill Trek Part of the Annapurna Circuit, the Poon Hill Trek is a great trek for those that don't have the time to do a longer hike in Nepal, but still want a taste of the Himalayas and the incredible vistas. This trek is part of our Mountains and Mantras 13-day Adventure, but we have had so many inquiries for the trek solo, that we are now offering it as its own trip. Including return flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara, your own porter and English speaking guide and private transport to the start and end of the trek, this is a great add-on to any trip to Nepal. It is this month's special offer at $699 USD per person. Offer ends Aug 18 th!! Check out a short clip of some of the views you will see here.
Thailand in Focus We are so excited to introduce the second of our new line of specialty departures. This 8 day adventure is run by our newest resident nomads, Matt & Caro. Experienced videographers, this duo will not only accompany you to one of the most gorgeous places in the world, but give you daily lessons and tips on how to create the perfect video. This one-of-a-kind trip teaches you the skills to produce high quality footage whether you’re a budding documentary filmmaker, in search for the next YouTube sensation or simply want to bring back better videos of your vacation! And all while, in true OT style, you support a community-based travel program in the small town of Khao Sok. Check out our newest destination and tour: Thailand in Focus.