From the West to the East, and vise versa.


As world travel and tourism begins to recover from the coronavirus crisis, ZI shares a global mission: to place local economies and responsibility at the forefront of travel's new future.


Mother Nature hosts our travels. Let's do it consciously, responsibly and right.

Custom Trip Design

We take the time to get to know you and your trip goals in order to design and curate a personalized trip from A to B to Z.

Virtual Travel Advising

We offer on-hand and on-demand travel support and expert recommendations to help guide your travel planning (or rebooking) process. Did we mention we also love to problem solve?

Private Local Tours

Our Guides, passionate and engaged locals, are ready to lead you on a unique adventure, sharing insights and experiences you may otherwise miss.

Group Trips

From planning tools to touchless technology, we offer our insights and help coordinate custom trips that satisfy different budgets and preferences. We also run our own specialized seasonal trips!

We love our community!

When you visit a new place you want to feel the vibes of the city. You want to find all of the small and hidden gems. You want to meet the local people and hear amazing stories. The best restaurants, bars, views, and experiences. Take my word for it... finding all of those things by yourself is impossible. That is why we use ZI anytime we travel and look forward to working with the team on our first trip to Japan. If you want to spend time with an amazing company and really understand and love a city, call ZI.

Adrian Larrea

Co-Founder, Tribucha

Special Offerings

Fall Women's Napa Trip

Come witness the breathtaking scenery of orange and red-colored leaves that align the vineyards in California, while enjoying wine and seasonal activities, and giving back, responsibly.

7-11 October, 2021.

Come Celebrate the Games!

Join the city of Colorado Springs, CO and our team in MANY hyperlocal celebrations and activation events as we celebrate its 150th Anniversary as well as Summer Games in Tokyo.

Starting 23 July, 2021.

Experience Japan Once Borders Open Up!

Calling all ladies! Renew yourself with like minded company during this one-of-a-kind wellness trip to Japan.

October/November 2021.

A Few Words About Our Company

It all started in 2003 when our Founder, Lauren, moved to Tokyo, Japan and became enamored by its people, culture and way of life. This passion then expanded to exploring other parts of Asia, and when the Rio Games came around and the Tokyo Games were announced, a vision of connecting the West and East through educational and purpose-driven travel was born.

Now, our team is on a mission to help the world do so responsibly.

Lauren is the definition of a consummate professional. Her kindness, courteousness, and professionalism radiate in every interaction. Unsurpassed quality service provided by her and the entire ZI team. Incredible attention to detail and a true desire to leave clients with the utmost level of satisfaction. Cannot recommend their services more highly!

Jonathan Gunderson

Husband, Foluke Gunderson, USA Volleyball