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Vegan Travel Asia

Celebrating over 19 years of vegan adventure tours! VegVoyages off-the-beaten-track tours focus on cultural immersion, local interactions, and of course, eating lots of mouthwatering local vegan cuisines along the way. Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages is a team of 5 friends from and living in 4 different countries and 4 different faiths who combined their diverse backgrounds with their mutual passion for people, animals, history, cultures, and veganism to create adventures like no other!

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VegVoyages is expanding!

To meet the growing demand for our vegan experiences in Asia, and the increase of our foundation’s projects and programs in the region, VegVoyages Vegan Adventure Tours is now, Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages. Our grassroots foundation projects and programs will continue under the VegVoyages Foundation banner, and all our vegan adventure tours will be under our Vegan Travel Asia banner.

Be on the lookout for new destinations and new vegan experiences coming soon!

At Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages, we want you to walk away from your adventure with much more than a few snapshots. We want you to become part of the destination and leave the country with a better understanding of its people, culture, history, and let’s not forget…fantastic food!

Our off-the-beaten-track tours focus on cultural immersion, local interaction, and eating lots of mouthwatering local vegan cuisines. Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages is made up of a team of 5 close friends from and living in 4 different countries and 4 different faiths who combined their diverse backgrounds with a mutual passion for people, animals, veganism, cultures, and history to create adventures like no other! Our guests go beyond simply visiting a country and experiencing its fascinating sights, they immerse themselves into communities and learn about the local way of life, traditions, and customs while enjoying 100% local vegan food. Starting with 3 trips in one country in 2004, Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages organizes and leads up to 27 vegan cultural adventure tours every year across 9 countries… Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia (Bali), Laos, Malaysia, Nepal (including Everest Base Camp Trek), Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Before joining together to form Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages, our team coordinated film and media projects in Southeast Asia and South Asia for over a decade and a half. With a shared passion for animal rights, veganism, environmentalism, and unity across cultures, and drawing on our coordinating and logistics backgrounds, Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages was born.

At Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages, we work closely with local communities to create stories that our guests “live” for 8 to 16 days. Through these stories, guests develop a better understanding of the country they are visiting along with the people and cultures that they are guests of. We love our jobs and are passionate about sharing our excitement and affection for the countries our adventures are in; some of which we are delighted to call home (India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Nepal). We only create tours in countries where we have personally lived and worked over the years, and know closely. Working with our friends, colleagues, communities, fellow vegans, social activists, educators, and in many cases – family. This enables us to share first-hand knowledge of the region, its people, and their way of life, cultures, and of course, cuisines.


For us being vegan is much more than just about what we eat. It is about not doing anything that exploits any living beings – meaning both animals and humans alike. Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages is against the exploitation of animals in any form. We do not use animals on our tours in any way for rides or safaris and NO visit to zoos or “animal parks”. Our founding principle was and is to create 100% cruelty-free travel experiences in which no living beings are exploited in any way. We aim to provide you with exciting and unique off-the-beaten-track cruelty-free vegan adventures.

Responsible travel and giving back to the communities we visit is a founding principle and philosophy at VegVoyages. We are keen on making travel beneficial for our guests as well as the people and places we visit. For this reason, we launched the VegVoyages Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. From the very beginning, we have been incorporating social and charitable activities as part of our adventures. This includes helping out at local grassroots animal sanctuaries and marine conservation and protection projects, community recycling programs and beach cleanups, providing school supplies at village schools and helping build village libraries, helping educational-based programs for disadvantaged communities, and serving up nutritious vegan lunches at children’s homes. We also help to sustain rural schools by providing books and other materials and assist with funding for grassroots social welfare, animal rights, and care organizations. From day one, we have made it our responsibility to assist wherever we can, helping communities that have welcomed us into their hearts and homes. For us, travel is much more than a business, it is a way to do something – to help communities, people, animals, and other causes we believe in.

An adventure with Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages is not your typical holiday or package tour, and we don’t hand your trip off to agents. Instead, every one of the adventures we oversee personally to ensure that you get the best adventure we possibly can offer.

Our accommodations vary depending on where we are. We may stay in a centuries-old Royal Mansion or Private Palace in the badlands of Rajasthan, or at a peaceful Eco-Retreat nestled among some of the oldest mountains in all of Asia. We may stay in a wood Beachfront Cabana on a tropical island, at a charming Bed and Breakfast in a Colonial-era Villa, or a Balinese-style villa overlooking the paddy fields.

With Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages, vegans are no longer the odd ones out. No more having to go hungry and subsist on salads and side dishes. We love to eat, and we know you do too. That’s why food plays an important part in all of our adventures! Tasty, spicy, sweet, or sour – our pure vegan food highlights the culinary traditions of our destinations. Every one of our adventures is designed to introduce you to some of the tastiest local and regional vegan food. From market stalls, local cafes, private home-cooked meals, and popular neighborhood restaurants – you’ll be sure to enjoy the gastronomic delights of each country you visit. All our adventures also include cooking classes, offering you the opportunity to learn to make some of these delicacies!

The aim of every one of our adventures is to offer you a lived experience of your chosen region’s rich heritage, history, culture, way of life, and cuisines – and we look forward to sharing it with you!

Meet Our Teams

Zac Lovas

Zac Lovas

Zac Lovas: Co-founder of VegVoyages and the VegVoyages Foundation, Zac spends his time sharing his passion for animals, traveling, local vegan food and bringing people together by bridging cultural gaps throughout the 8 different countries Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages trips go to every year. Originally from America, in 1990 Zac came to work on a film in Asia where he has lived and worked ever since involved in film and media productions and distribution up until co-founding VegVoyages in 2004. Currently based out of Jakarta (Indonesia), Zac spends most of the year living out of his suitcase while coordinating Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages cultural exchange groups and promoting vegan activism and community-based programs in Asia, his home for the past 3 decades.

R K Singh

RK Singh Chauhan

RK Singh Chauhan: Co-founder of VegVoyages, Singhji (as he is affectionately called) grew up in Rajasthan, India. After graduating with a degree in hotel management, Singhji went on to manage several of Rajasthan’s most recognized hotels including the world famous Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur, before becoming operations manager at one of the region’s prestigious tour management companies, which also coordinated for film units shooting in the area. In 1990, he and Zac met on a film they worked on together and they have been close friends and colleagues ever since. When not on tour and coordinating for Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages trips in India, Singhji enjoys doing yoga, veganizing traditional Rajasthani recipes, and spreading the word on veganism as Chairperson of the Indian Chapter of the World Vegan Organisation. Singhji also chaired the Vegan India Conference – WVO 4th International Conference in Delhi.

Sunita Devi

Sunita Devi

Sunita Devi: Before joining Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages as Chief Coordinator of Himalayan Operations, Sunita worked for over a decade overseeing logistics for specialty groups and film units shooting in Nepal. Speaking four languages, English, Mandarin (Chinese), Nepali and Hindi, she loves making friends and interacting with guests, which as she says is “my best way to stay happy”. Growing up in a small village in the shadows of the Himalayas, she moved to Chitwan (home of Nepal’s famous wild Rhinos) before shifting to Kathmandu. In her free time, Sunita loves to cook vegan “dal bhat” meals, make “pickle” from veggies she harvests from the farm and her backyard, visit adventurous places as well as share her happiness and warm hospitality to travelers from around the world.

Shova Bhujel

Shova Bhujel

Administration / Communications Manager
VegVoyages Foundation / Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages

Shova Bhujel is a vegan activist by passion and a constitutional and criminal law lawyer by training who gave up her position as a section officer civil servant in the Nepal government to join the VegVoyages Foundation and Vegan Travel Asia as the Administration and Communications Manager. One of her key responsibilities at the VegVoyages Foundation is helming the foundation’s new projects and programs in South and Southeast Asia. Shova is a co-organizer at Kathmandu Animal Save where they have been advocating for veganism and targeting Nepalese youths to get active for animals. She also does veganism-related food content in the form of blogging through her Instagram account. As a young law student, she observed that there were many people active for human rights but only a handful advocating for non-human animal rights, understanding that oppressions are interlinked, she strives for a better society through intersectional veganism.

Suresh Sharma

Suresh Sharma

Suresh Sharma: Nepalese vegan and animal rights activist Suresh Sharma is Director of Himalayan Operations for Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages. Growing up in the foothills of the Himalayas in rural Nepal, Suresh went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Sanskrit and Oriental Philosophy, which he achieved the prestigious Gold Medal and Nepal Bidhya Bhushand Padak Award felicitated to him by the first President of Nepal. An avid practitioner of meditation and yoga, and an expert of Vastu Shasthra, before joining VegVoyages Suresh travelled extensively for over 12 years leading hundreds of spiritual and holistic based tours in Nepal and India, instilling in him his love of travel. Suresh actively campaigns against animal exploitation and hopes to encourage a non-violence-based society in Nepal by promoting veganism throughout the country. Suresh also dreams to turn Nepal into one of the world’s best vegan destinations.


Dhairyasheel Singh Devra

Dhairya: Born and brought up in India’s famous “City of Lakes”, Udaipur, India, Dhairya has worked in different iconic five-star hotels ( Taj Group of Hotels, The Lalit, ITC luxury hotels, etc.) in different cities and states of India before joining the family business of travel agency. He loves playing cricket, cooking, and traveling around India. He is passionate about sharing his country’s culture, traditions and history with the guests who came from around the world. With his love of travel and cultures, traditions and cuisines, Dhairya joined Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages and has become the youngest members of the Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages family.

Paul Eyers

Paul Eyers

Director of Operations, Cambodia & Vietnam

Paul has been traveling and living in Asia for over 2 decades. Finally settling down 8 years ago in his adopted home of Siem Reap, Cambodia, Paul joined the team at Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages as Director of Operations in Cambodia and Vietnam, where he shares his passion for the people, cultures, communities, and of course, cuisines of the region. An expert at ‘veganizing’ menus, when he is not busy coordinating for the next Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages adventure, he consults and offers training to F&B teams, hotels, and restaurants throughout Cambodia and the region to assist them on their journey to becoming ‘vegan-friendly’. He has helped many hotels, resorts and understand and meet the demand from the ever-growing number of vegan travelers, and shares his experiences including vegan travel guides and vegan-friendly hotel and resort reviews on Vegan Food Quest, the blog he co-created with his wife, Caryl.


B. Samjhana

B. Samjhana: After completing her Master’s Degree in Management, Samjhana decided to follow her dreams and pursue a career in travel. Not only is she a detailed organizer, result oriented and an excellent accountant, but Samjhana is also a passionate hiker who loves nature and a longtime cook of delicious plant based meals, so joining the team at Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages was a perfect fit!