What is slow travel?


Slow travel may sound like a new trend but the concept is ages old. It grew from the slow food movement which began in Italy around 1986 as an alternative to fast food. The idea was to preserve the traditional regional cuisine of the local land, and encourage the farming of local plants, seeds, and livestock in a given ecosystem. Slow travel simply expands the concept around travel. It's not about how fast - or slow - you travel, or how much time you have. Most of us don't have time to leisurely spend exploring new cultures - wouldn't that be nice! The term slow travel is about having more immersive travel experiences, staying longer in one place and making connections with real people, local foods, and local culture.

Slow travel doesn't mean moving at a snail's pace and it's anything but boring. It's the opposite of seeing an entire country in 5 days, and we promise you it'll change the way you travel forever!


Here are slow travel experiences we’ve had and recommend that you can arrange with local guides around the world.