Our Approach

Throughout our 25+ years of program development, we have created curriculum, relationships and practices to realize the greatest learning of place. Our curated itineraries, immersive curriculum and long standing in-country relationships ensure that participants have a non-contrived experience through deeply illuminating access points.

What does it mean to engage in a “holistic travel experience?”

At Dragons, we believe that the human experience is complex, layered, and multidimensional. When we connect with the many aspects of what it means to be human, there is a profound capacity for a more meaningful engagement with life.

Our programs are well-rounded, holistic learning experiences that bring into view the whole person.

To engage the mind, we offer lessons, guest lectures, and activities designed to help participants develop a greater understanding of critical issues in development, conservation, global healthcare, and evolving political realities.

To engage the body, we seek out new learning opportunities within the fabric of everyday life: cooking a traditional Mayan dish with an abuelita in Guatemala, studying a time-honored artistic tradition with a master Nepali artisan, or learning vibrant drum rhythms with a professional musician in Senegal.

To engage the heart and soul, each program offers an element of self-restoration and reflection through activities such as ashram stays, ceremony, and guided reflection prompts. At times simply connecting with the beauty of ancient traditions and the magnificence of the earth’s wild spaces can be deeply and soulfully nourishing.

How we do it

We offer an opportunity to engage with culture and place through a unique combination of our program elements. Each helps guide the journey and gives participants opportunities to engage with local host communities.

What to Expect