The Ultimate Vegan Travel Guide
There is so much beauty to this planet that we live on. If you have the urge to explore every compassionate crevice of the world, while supporting companies that align with your values, this is the best place to start researching your trip. We all need to break away from our routines for a while and have new experiences, meet new people, discover new cultures, and immerse ourselves in the beauty of different places we’ve never seen before.
You might be picturing yourself relaxing on a beach after a cooling swim—feeling the sandy comfort of the beach below your feet while you listen to the sound of the waves, with the smell of the ocean stuck in your hair.
Perhaps you see yourself climbing a fantastic mountain—sweat dripping from your forehead, fueling your excitement as you near the peak. The cool breeze welcomes you, bringing the fragrant smell of the earth, tree trunks, and fresh leaves. You look down and wow, you’ve come so far. You feel great!
Or maybe you’re itching to roam around a foreign city and drive to the outskirts of town—observing people as they do their trades, immersing yourself with the locals, listening to their stories, and capturing their candid lifestyle with your camera lens.
But before you take some time off from work and pack your bags, we know that more than having this strong impulse to travel, you also have a stronger will to experience the many vegan corners of the world.
It’s no surprise that some of the challenges of living a vegan lifestyle are to find all-vegan restaurants or somewhat veg-friendly accommodations when you travel. Thankfully, vegan businesses and ethics are becoming mainstream all over the globe, and we've compiled the best ones below.
"The last few years have brought an exponential rise to the number of vegan options available in most major metropolitan cities. While the number of vegan options worldwide is skyrocketing, in some cities the overall number of pure vegan restaurants has plateaued due to the increased availability of veg-options. Vegan restaurants often need every customer they can get to stay afloat."
- Eric Brent
This travel guide has been created to help you identify all the must-see spots on your vegan adventure. Also, this guide may help you decide where to travel next, so make sure to check each section on the list to find the most veg-friendly wonders of the world.
Please make note of the keys V and VF:
- V stands for Vegan: places that offer all-vegan options for food and drinks. Basically, these businesses stick to the core principles of veganism.
- VF stands for Vegan-friendly: businesses that don’t necessarily promote veganism but have vegan-friendly options for vegan guests to enjoy.
We hope that this vegan travel guide will help heaps of people like you explore the vegan world out there as you travel. Most importantly, we hope this makes things easier for you on your quest to support veg-minded businesses, for the animals, for your health, and for the planet.
We also hope to help vegans and vegan travel businesses connect to each other and push the vegan movement together—one vegan tour at a time.
So, are you ready to embark on a new vegan adventure and discover the best places to travel vegan? If yes, get your suitcase ready, don’t miss a destination featured below—you’re about to get your passport vegan-stamped!
Vegan Travel in Africa
Vegan Tours in Africa
Pathway Safaris, VF, Kenya
- A Kenyan-based safari and tour company featuring wildlife safaris, gorilla tracking, beach activities and more, while catering to vegans for all meals. .
Vegan Travel in Andorra
Andorra is a small country in Europe, located between Spain and France, beautifully situated in the Pyrenees mountains. It is famous for its ski resorts, the warm climate during summer, and duty-free shopping because of its tax-haven status.
Tourism is the primary source of income for Andorra. So, the locals do their best to provide great service to anyone. Most Andorran hotel and restaurant owners strive to provide a wide variety of Andorran dishes that will satisfy any palate.
Vegan Hotels in Andorra
Hotel Palarine & Bambu Restaurant, VF, Arinsal City
- A family-run hotel & oriental restaurant creating many vegan-friendly meals with jackfruit, seitan, tempeh, tofu, and mushrooms, to bring the flavor and protein of Asian food.
- The Hotel Palarine is located in the picturesque Erts village. Located between slopes of Pal & Arinsal, there is also a free bus taking skiers to the ski resorts. However once in the resort you need to buy ski pass if you like to use the lifts - so it is not entirely free or charge.
Vegan Travel in Australia
Australia is a highly-developed country and has one of the largest economies in the world. Aussies enjoy living a healthy lifestyle and you will find heaps of them embracing veganism.
So, you’ll naturally find vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and hotels—making your vegan travel a lot easier.
Vegan Hotels in Australia
Back 2 Earth, V, Berry
- This vegan health retreat and sanctuary is located on a 5-acre property surrounded by the majestic hills of the sparkling, unspoiled Seven Mile Beach. They feature an organic farm stay, massage therapy, psychotherapy, and raw vegan cuisine.
Fairyland House, V, Queensland
- A raw vegan eco-retreat, Fairyland House is situated in the hills above Cairns. Hosting retreats since 2016, they offer a series of workshops with a spiritual focus that seek to support you on your journey towards personal growth.
Keshava Yoga Retreat, V, Brisbane
- Immerse yourself in self-care, relaxation, pampering, and connection during summer nourish retreats at Keshava Yoga. Experience yoga classes, deep relaxation, gourmet plant-based food, massages, meditative rainforest walks, and the opportunity to connect with new friends.
Plant Based Lifestylers, V, Byron Bay NSW, Australia
- The Plant Based Lifestylers are providing a life changing experience with holistic healing, support and guidance from industry experts, cooking classes and heaps more to help people become happier, healthier, more conscious and energetic by embracing healthy, ethical and sustainable plant based living. Join their retreat in Byron Bay in February 2020!
Traveling Vegan in Belize
This country is located on the eastern coast of Central America, blessed with a rich jungle on the west side and beautiful Caribbean Sea shorelines on the east side.
So, you might want to leave the city as soon as you can when you land in Belize—the most interesting activities and sights are beyond city limits!
Embarking on a vegan journey in Belize is easy enough. You won’t go hungry there because there’s always rice, beans, and a wide variety of fruits.
Vegan Hotels in Belize
Serenity Sands B&B, V, Corozal Town
- A bed & breakfast contributing to the preservation of both animals and the environment.
- This tranquil and eco-friendly place offers all-vegan food and drinks options. Plus, they provide their own sustainable energy using wind and solar power.
Serenity Retreats Belize, V, Corozal Town
- A vegan resort that aims to raise funds for housing 24 volunteers in the nearby vegan village.
- This peaceful and inspirational resort is cradled in an ancient Mayan jungle. The place is also believed to be a source of powerful energy, supplying new heights of enlightenment to its guests.
Vegan Travel in Cambodia
Fresh fruits and vegetables are found almost everywhere in Cambodia, and there are many unique native fruits that are not commonly found outside of Asia, such as dragonfruit and snake fruit. You will have no problem going on a vegan street food tour as long as you are armed with the basics on how to say "without meat."
Vegetarian restaurants abound, and generally have a good understanding of what vegan means. You can ask these local restaurants to "veganize” traditional dishes such as Tofu Amok and Banh Mi.
Vegan Hotels in Cambodia
Sacred Lotus Vegan Cafe x Homestay, V, Phnom Penh
- A family-run cafe, restaurant, homestay, and rooftop community space located in the heart of the Russian Market area. The 100% vegan menu is a blend of traditional Khmer dishes and Western favorites.
- Their homestay is one of the most affordable in Phnom Penh, and guests can participate in weekly community events such as yoga, meditation, and movie nights. If you are looking to stay in a cozy space with friendly people and meet other travelers along the way, Sacred Lotus is a great place to extend your stay in Cambodia.
YK Art House, V, Phnom Penh
- A boutique hotel and serviced apartments, for both short and long term stays, featuring a vegan restaurant with Sunday brunch specials, community space, and swimming pool.
- If you stay in this vegan hotel, you also support multiple meaningful causes such as the young artists in their residency program, Animal Mama (a professional vet who helps street animals in Phnom Penh), and the Seametrey Children's Village (a Montesorri-style school that supports less fortunate children).
Vegan Travel in Costa Rica
This rugged and rainforested country is located in Central America, endowed with the Carribean and Pacific coastlines. Costa Rica is famous for its beautiful volcanoes, scenic beaches, and rich biodiversity—its jungle is teeming with wildlife.
Also, this small Latin American country is one of the leading environmentally sustainable countries in the world.
Vegan Hotels in Costa Rica
Om At Cashew Hill, VF, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
- A yoga and wellness retreat, and training center, with a large organic garden and greenhouse project. Much of the catered meals come right from the garden.
- This yoga retreat center has an ocean-view spa. Experienced local therapists, who work on a variety of holistic health and wellness treatment, run this place.
Vegan Traveling in Estonia
Estonia is located in Northern Europe, bordering the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea. It’s endowed with plenty of lakes, rocky beaches, and old-growth forests.
Also, the country is dotted with multiple castles, hilltop fortresses, and churches, especially in Old Town, Tallinn—the capital of Estonia.
Thankfully, it is now common for restaurants to have vegan options on their menus for tourists enjoying their vegan travel.
Vegan Hotels in Estonia
Marta Guesthouse, V, Tallinn City
- A family-run, vegan guesthouse, a unique wooden house with cozy rooms in the middle of the city—giving you a sense of greenery if you stay there.
- Their lovely cafe is located in their flower-studded garden which is also home to several birds.
Vegan Travel in France
This country in Western Europe is known for its medieval cities, Mediterranean beaches, and alpine villages. Paris, its capital, is also famed for its monuments like the Eiffel tower, classical art museums like the Louvre, and multiple fashion houses.
Also, Paris is the most progressive city in the whole of France, when it comes to living a vegan lifestyle.
Vegan Hotels in France
Le Cheval Blanc, V, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
- A couple-owned vegan bed & breakfast offering a vegan cooking school, and working to veganize their little rural town to be a vegan haven.
- This is also the best place for a vegan food tour because they offer a vegan and vegetarian holiday package also known as the “foodie adventure”. Putting you in the frontline of the vegan food revolution as you visit producers and eat in the best vegan restaurants in France.
Mostarlic Vegan ad Gluten Free B&B, V, Champagne Ardennes
- A haven for vegan travelers, with spacious rooms, a lovely lavender and rose garden.
- This vegan bed & breakfast is owned by a couple who serve homemade, vegan, and gluten-free meals with ingredients from their garden.
Vegan Traveling in Germany
Vegan Hotels in Germany
Bliss Immersions, V, International
- This vegan retreat company focuses on fitness, spirituality, general vitality, wellness, healing, and getting to your most positive state. Being in such a constructive environment helps you to fully thrive on your vacation.
Vegan Travel in Guatemala
This colorful Central American country is home to ancient Mayan sites, picturesque volcanoes, and rich rainforests.
Despite the Guatemalan street food scene tending to be animal-heavy, the country can be very vegan-friendly and its people are very welcoming.
Vegan Hotels in Guatemala
Utopia Eco-Hotel, VF, Semuc Champey
- An eco-hotel with a restaurant offering vegan-friendly breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
- This vegan-friendly hotel also hosts yoga retreats in its unique tropical accommodation, featuring its eco-farm and tropical gardens.
Exploring Indonesia as a Vegan
Vegan Hotels in Indonesia
The Villas Empower Retreat, V, North Bali
- Hosted by Mikaela Di Blasio, an Australian fitness guru and positivity influencer. She brings her guests to an empowering vegan retreat—filled with sunrise workouts on the beach, swimming activities in beautiful waterfalls, and environmental awareness workshops
- Most importantly, she feeds her guests with delectable vegan dishes and drinks.
Visiting Italy as a Vegan
This European country is blessed with a long Mediterranean coastline which makes the entire country unique and a must-see travel destination.
Italy has a powerful contribution to Western culture, cuisine, and fashion. Plus, it can be every vegan foodie’s dream destination, as even before the industrial revolution, a lot of Italians were already vegetarian and vegans. Historically, even many gladiators were primarily plant-based as demonstrated in the recently released documentary, The Game Changers.
Vegan Hotels in Italy
Biotique Agrivilla i pini, V, San Gimignano
- This vegan hotel is surrounded with medieval towns, boasting their sunny days and lush, rolling hills. Plus, expect to see small roads with endless greenery of fig and pine trees.
- They offer an all-vegan and 100% organic cuisine. Don’t miss their vegan cooking classes!
Vegan Travel in Japan
Vegan Hotels in Japan
Vegan Minshuku Sanbiki Neko, V, Kyoto
- A vegan B&B offering a fully cooked breakfast based around seasonal produce. With full knowledge of being vegan in Kyoto, Helen and Craig can provide recommendations for veg-friendly restaurants and sightseeing activities.
Vegan Food in Japan
Foodie Adventure, VF, Tokyo
- Dive deeper and travel like a local while learning about Tokyo's hidden temples, interesting facts, and modern design. Request the vegan food tour to explore the trendiest compassionate eateries of Japan.
Visiting Travel in Peru
Vegan Hotels in Peru
The Green Bear Hostel, V, Cusco
- This vegan hostel provides cozy rooms that offer amazing views of Cusco. Their restaurant is 100% vegan and offers cooking classes that guide you through vegan recipes inspired by popular dishes from around the world.
Vegan Travel in the Philippines
This archipelago in Southeast Asia, also known as “The Pearl of the Orient Sea” is located in the western part of the Pacific Ocean.
Filipinos generally have diets that are heavily animal-based, however, the vegan population is growing bigger since 2016 and the vegan communities are very active on social media.
You can join Filipino vegan groups on Facebook before coming to the Philippines, ask for some recommendations, and you’ll be bombarded with great vegan restaurants and vegan-friendly accommodations.
Vegan Hotels in the Philippines
The Cavern, V, El Nido
- This vegan hotel and specialty cafe is praised for having the best coffee in the entire island of Palawan. Plus, they offer a wide variety of comfort foods—all vegan. They also have different vegan tour packages so you could enjoy the majestic El Nido based on your preference.
Vegan Travel in Portugal
This country is in the southern part of Europe, bordering Spain on the Iberian Peninsula. Since it’s also located in the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is also famous for its grilled dishes and salted cod.
However, it is still a great vegan destination because, since 2018, Portugal has made it illegal for restaurants not to provide vegan meal options!
Vegan Hotels in Portugal
The Green Waves Portugal, V, Ferrel City
- Offering a weekly package including surfing, yoga, vegan accommodation and meals, and an excursion, among other things.
- Their all-vegan meals are proudly homemade from local fresh produce.
Vegan Travel in Spain
This southern European country is home to diverse cultures and architectures such as the Prado Museum, the Royal Palace, the Alcazar medieval castle, and the Sagrada Familia Church.
Since 2015, Spain has become so vegan-friendly that even the traditionally animal-based dish, chorizo, has a plant-based version!
Vegan Hotels in Spain
Harmony Mountain Retreat, V, Catalonia
- An off-grid, holistic, vegan and yoga retreat secluded in the Catalonian mountains.
- This vegan travel destination is also an eco-conscious sanctuary—great for an ultimate mind, body, and soul relaxation.
Pension Bellavista, V, Puerto Pollensa
- An unapologetically vegan hostel offering education about vegan philosophy, which profits proceed to organizations that care for rescued animals.
- They also offer a wide variety of outdoor vegan adventures such as mountain climbing, fun aquatic activities, and cycling.
Vegan Restaurants in Spain
Restaurante Bellaverde, VF, Port de Pollenca
- A vegan-friendly restaurant providing healthy breakfast, lunch, and fine dining in a cozy garden.
- Their garden is home to century-old fig trees, making the place as the most unique restaurant in this northern island.
Vegan Travel in Spain
Madrid Vegan Tours, V, Madrid
- This tour company offers all kinds of services to vegan travelers in Madrid and Spain, especially Vegan Tapas Tours, Vegan Cooking Classes, and in the near future visits to an animal sanctuary in Madrid.
Vegan Travel in Vietnam
This Southeast Asian country is located on the South China Sea, making it famous for its rivers and beaches as well as Buddhist pagodas.
Vietnam is also home to war history museums and French colonial landmarks. Also, you won’t have a hard time finding vegan meals because Vietnamese Buddhists are primarily vegetarian and their food is actually often vegan. Learn a few simple phrases to request vegan food, and you'll be good to go.
Vegan Hotels in Vietnam
Brew & Breakfast, V, Da Lat
- A western-style vegan hostel, 100% plant-based restaurant, a coffee shop with specialty coffee from the London Saigon Coffee Company and it is located in the stunning mountain town of Da Lat.
- The place is often packed with volunteers who share the same love and passion for veganism.
Vegan Travel in the United Kingdom
This island nation in northwestern Europe is made up of England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. The United Kingdom is home to the centuries-old Bath’s Roman Spa, the Neolithic Stonehenge, The Beatles, and Shakespeare.
It's capital city, London, is one of the most influential centers of culture and finance as well as the number 1 vegan city in the whole world, according to vegan travel expert Happy Cow.
Vegan Hotels in the UK
I Should Cocoa York, VF, York City
- Individually style holiday and vegan-friendly apartments, located within a former cocoa bean warehouse.
- Their magnificent building boasts a Victorian Grade II and it is uniquely situated in the beautiful Foss river.
Vegan Restaurants in the UK
Beetroot Sauvage, V, Edinburgh
- A holistic vegan cafe and yoga studio in Edinburgh that offers healthy and indulgent meals.
- They also offer free parking and the place is totally dog-friendly.
Vegan Travel in the United States
Vegan Tours in the US
La Belle Vie Tours, VF, Sonoma Valley CA
- A locally owned and operated wine tour company offering guided tours through Sonoma and Napa-Valley's family-owned boutique wineries. The Vegan Wine Country Tour starts on a farm animal sanctuary where you'll get to meet rescued goats, cows, horses, chickens, and pigs. Next, you'll head to two local vegan wineries for a gourmet lunch and wine-tasting in the garden.
International Vegan Travel
International Vegan Tours
Green Earth Travel, V
- This eco-conscious travel agency offers a huge range of travel destinations for those who want to travel and care about the planet. Countries you can travel to are offered on every continent.
- Travel vegan-friendly and sustainably on the first vegan-only adventure in Peru. This company organizes travel in many countries across Central and South America, ensuring the majority of your travel spending remains within the Latin America economy.
- Their local partner for this tour is committed to sustainability by re-planting native forest, offsetting all carbon emissions, are a 1% For The Planet member, and Peru's only B Corp.
Travel Love Repeat, V
- This eco-conscious tour company curates experiences and vegan food tours all throughout Southeast Asia. They support sustainable tourism, orchestrate plant-based meals, and don't support animal-based entertainment.
Kris and his team seem well qualified and very knowledgeable. I've been taking their advice, and looking forward to working with them more in the future.
Vegan Travel Blogs
Follow Along with Vegan Adventures and Travel Inspiration
- Ahimsabnb is an online platform that connects compassionate hosts and travelers. It is more than a rental platform, as it gives space for great adventure, learning, and personal growth as well.
My Pretend Life, VF
- The author of My Pretend Life gives you tips and tricks on traveling the world. Keep an eye out for events and retreats posted on their website.
My Travel Scrapbook, V
- Anna and Alex from My Travel Scrapbook blog about eco-conscious travel, vegan food, and hiking. Follow their journey throughout Asia, Europe, and more!
The Nomadic Vegan, V
- The Nomadic Vegan should be your go-to source for insider tips on vegan food around the world. Author Wendy Werneth has been to 113 countries and uncovers vegan treasures in the most unlikely places!
The Veganary, V
- The Veganary opens the doors to more than 65 nations by having you, the local vegan, provide the latest reliable information about all aspects of vegan travel to your country. Their mission is to create an international vegan community dedicated to facilitating vegan travel worldwide.
That’s it! These are some of the best places to visit when traveling vegan, and resources to find them. We will update this list as often as possible so we can add more must-see vegan hotels, retreats, and food tours all over the world. Bookmark this page and check back for more smashing additions!
The ultimate vegan travel guide was crafted by the vegan marketers at Ardor SEO along with the many featured veg-minded travel companies mentioned above.
- HappyCow is a worldwide guide to vegan-options, online since 1999 with community contributed content including restaurants, stores, and other businesses with vegan options.
- Vegan Food Quest have been based in Southeast Asia since 2014. They create Vegan Travel Guides for destinations throughout the region, and review Vegan Friendly Luxury Hotels & Resorts for those of you that are looking for a little bit of vegan luxury.
- Here you will find a handpicked selection of vegan-friendly hotels worldwide.
- VeggieHotels offers more than 500 purely vegetarian and vegan hotels, B&Bs, seminar and health centers in over 60 countries.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vegan Traveling
How do you travel vegan?
Traveling vegan is a great opportunity to explore places you’ve never been to, and try new foods you’ve never eaten, all while remaining true to your morals and supporting ethical businesses.
Plan your trip ahead of time to scope out the best vegan food restaurants using Happy Cow. Research some vegan-friendly accommodation on the Veggie Hotels website, or find a plant-based retreat or travel agency for activities to do while on your trip.
How do I go vegan on holiday?
Going vegan on holiday can be easy if well-planned. Traveling to a very vegan-friendly country or city where you have the opportunity to stay at a vegan Airbnb or hostel can be exciting.
Today, nearly all major cities have an abundance of vegan or veg-friendly restaurants, or even their own veg-fest.
An all-vegan retreat filled with mindfulness practices and healthy plant-based meals, surrounded by like-minded individuals, is a great opportunity to kick start your transition to a vegan lifestyle.
How do you pack vegan food when traveling?
Planning your vegan food choices ahead of time can be really helpful when traveling. Make sure to select the vegan meal on your airline’s website, so you can have dinner ready for you when you fly. Double-check the ingredients of any snacks you buy at an airport or on an airplane to ensure they are definitely vegan-friendly.
Ask your tour guide to pack you a vegan snack if they don’t already provide one. Bringing your own snacks is also a great option - pack yummy nuts, seeds, granola bars, dried or fresh fruits, and healthy chips or popcorn as these will all be suitable to take through airport security.
Don’t forget your reusable water bottle!
What is the most vegan country?
The UK is one of the most vegan countries, particularly London, with the amount of vegan restaurants and shops rapidly increasing.
Most of the major supermarkets carry a large variety of plant-based products, and London is also home to unique vegan businesses such as The Vegetarian Butcher. Not only is it easy to find vegan food in London, but there are many ways to get active as well.
Veganism is one of the fastest growing lifestyles in the UK, and has quickly become mainstream over the past few years.
What should I pack for a vegan road trip?
A vegan road trip needs plenty of snacks! Bring your healthy chips, popcorn, and granola bars for snacking throughout the day. Fresh fruit is another tasty addition if you carry a cooler.
If you are cooking at campsites on your road trip, grains like rice and quinoa, legumes like tempeh and tinned beans, fresh veggies, nuts, and seeds will all be easy to cook over a gas stove. Add some simple herbs and spices to your dishes to make it yummy!
Don’t forget graham crackers, dark chocolate, and vegan marshmallows to make s’mores over the fire.
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