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SAPIENS MANIFEST

What we stand for quality, beauty and meaning in everything we do. Here's how we do it.

WE ENGAGE ON THE SLOW TRAVEL MOVEMENT

In a world that often glorifies speed, we choose to be different. Our itineraries are carefully crafted to allow our clients enough time to ground the in the destination, so they can open up to new experiences and stories. So they can also appreciate the company of the persons they're travelling with, such as their spouse, their children, their grandchildren...

 

We avoid crowded tourist traps and highly commercialised areas, opting instead for authentic experiences that bring us closer to the essence of a city or a region. By slowing down and embracing the present, we discover hidden gems, interact with locals, and contribute positively to the communities we encounter along the way.

Our experienced hosts guide small groups of no more than 8 persons. In other words, we are here to create travel experiences packed with authentic experiences in the Netherlands, Belgium, and all the locations where we operate.

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WE ARE HUNTER-GATHERERS OF EXPERIENCES

We believe that traveling is more than just visiting tourist attractions - it's about immersing yourself in new cultures to create meaningful memories. That's why we define ourselves as "hunter-gatherers of experiences".

 

20,000 years ago, humans were hunter-gatherers out of necessity. This was the first subsistence mode of Homo sapiens, preceding animal husbandry and agriculture. As a reflection of our contact with the world, we learned, gathered knowledge, and transformed our behavior, creating roots that turned into villages that turned into nations.  

 

Even so, some of us continued to grow a nomad spirit. The hunter-gatherer instinct is part of our humanity and is the basis of everything we do at Sapiens Travel.

WE VALUE YOUR TIME AND COMFORT

Contrary to common misconception, slow travel does not imply an abundance of time; rather, we acknowledge the value of our clients' time.

Our dedication to smart logistics goes beyond mere transportation. We carefully craft travel itineraries that include captivating stops between destinations, offering travellers the opportunity to explore unique attractions and partake in enriching activities. This ensures that the journey itself becomes just as rewarding as the final destination.

To maximize our travellers' precious moments, we also provide skip-the-line access to attractions and activities whenever possible. We also include the gratuities. This way, our clients can make the most of their experiences without unnecessary delays.

Comfort remains a top priority throughout the entire journey. Our fleet comprises comfortable and brand-new cars and boats, meticulously designed to offer a seamless travel experience. Car trips are thoughtfully planned, with durations never exceeding two hours, allowing our guests to relax and relish the scenic views without feeling rushed.

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WE NURTURE LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS AND THE LOCAL WAY OF LIFE

Our dedication to providing extraordinary travel experiences is rooted in our commitment to personalization and embracing the essence of each destination's local life. Therefore we spare no efforts to live the destinations. We personally explored every hotel, activity, restaurant, and experience we recommend.

 

By experiencing these gems firsthand, we ensure that our suggestions are based on authentic encounters, making your journey more than just a trip, but a collection of cherished memories.

Additionally, our exclusive hotel partnerships elevate your stay to a new level of indulgence. Thanks to our long-standing relationships with hotel partners, we secure special pampering and exclusive benefits for our travelers. 

 

Our thoughtfully curated itineraries encompass the latest and most captivating experiences happening in the destination. Even if you have visited the city before, our carefully crafted journey will make you feel like it's your first time.

WE CARE FOR THE WORLD AND FOR THE FUTURE

Our commitment to the slow travel movement goes hand in hand with our desire to be responsible travelers. By reducing our environmental footprint and supporting local businesses, we strive to be conscious stewards of the places we visit.

 

We believe that travel should leave a positive impact, both on the traveler and the destinations. Which is why are committed to aligning our efforts with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to create a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable world that leaves no oner behind. With the SDGs as our guiding framework, we work tirelessly to minimize our environmental footprint while maximising enjoyment for each traveler.

 

For example, our exclusive amenities are locally sourced and sustainable products, such as local cheeses, vegan cosmetic brands, for example. Our tours and itineraries stimulates low carbon means of transportation such as bicycle, train or walking. Our travel recommendations includes restaurants with vegan and vegetarian menus. Our travel documents are all digital to avoid producing waste. 

As we tread lightly on the planet, we pave the way for a more sustainable and mindful approach to exploring the world, so future generations may experience the same wonders we cherish today. Join us in our journey towards a more profound and purposeful way of travel.

We also invite you to learn more and support the work from Youth Climate Leaders (YCL), co-founded by Fernanda, our head of operations. By supporting initiatives and community-led projects, we contribute to leave a positive and lasting impact on the world.

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EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL

Founded in Amsterdam, Sapiens Travel embraces the city's values of liberty and tolerance. We advocate for equal rights for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities, as well as women and all other minority groups. We recognise the importance of creating a welcoming environment for all travellers, regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We strive to create transformative travel experiences that inspire empathy and respect. Through our commitment to diversity and acceptance, we aim to shape a more inclusive world, one journey at a time.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND TRUST

At our core, we are dedicated to safeguarding the confidentiality of our esteemed clients. It is a fundamental commitment that distinguishes us. We take pride in assuring our clients that their privacy is of paramount importance, and as such, we abstain from showcasing any client information on our social media platforms or in our promotional campaigns.

In our pursuit of excellence, we prioritize building relationships founded on trust. This involves respecting the sanctity of each unique experience our clients entrust us with. Rest assured that your personal details and the details of your tailor-made journey remain confidential. Our pledge to client privacy is not just a policy but a cornerstone of the personalized service we provide.

We understand the significance of discretion and the delicacy of travel experiences. This conscientious approach extends throughout our organization, instilling confidence in our clients that their information is handled with the utmost care. Our commitment to client confidentiality is a testament to the enduring trust we seek to foster in every journey we curate.

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