We believe that the act of travel is sacred. It has the power to transform lives and landscapes. At Elevate Destinations, the goal is to use that power in the most positive way imaginable.
Since Elevate’s beginnings in 2005, we have scouted out the best lodges, with the best environmental footprint and opportunities for community engagement that go beyond most touristic experiences. We have always aligned with values that make a positive difference.
Our culture of caring extends to our clients as well. We listen carefully to what you are looking for and tailor a trip to your interests, passions and purpose. We pride ourselves on customizing a unique trip for each client, based on our extensive research, partner and country expertise.
When we work with our clients to design a travel experience, here’s what we keep in mind:
Meaningful exchange with local people.
Meet your counterparts around the globe and discover your shared humanity. We arrange gatherings with local non-profits, change-makers and doers. Whether it’s a visit with students, families, passionate environmentalists, civil rights advocates, creative artisans or bootstrapping entrepreneurs, you will hear their voices and see pieces of yourself reflected in their eyes.
Elevating travel means assigning a high value to the things that matter. We design our trips to support local conservation initiatives that rely on tourism as a source of funding. In this way, safeguarding wildlife and wilderness becomes an income-generator for local people. Amazing animal encounters for you, sustainable livelihoods for them. It’s win/win conservation.
Luxury with a purpose.
The amenities of an Elevate journey go way beyond a high thread count. Elevated luxury is about choosing luxury lodges that are doing the right thing, and doing it well. We choose local, small-scale, boutique-style lodging that celebrates its environment and indulges guests with fine local details.
“Dominique was a pleasure to work with, I felt like she truly listened and GOT who I was and how I like to travel in the world. The trip was perfect and effortless.”
-Amy Zuckerman (Namibia, 2015)
Who travels with Elevate? These are just a few of our specialties:
FAMILY TRAVEL customized with added dimensions of volunteering and wildlife encounters.
DONOR TRAVEL bringing philanthropists and beneficiaries together at the ground level.
HONEYMOONS for couples who want a blend of adventure, luxury, and positive impact.
SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS uniting travelers on purposeful, consciousness-raising trips.