• Travel Loops

    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Categories: tour operator, ecotourism
    Offering a range of tours in Siem Reap, Traveling Loop is a tour operator with a strong underlying committment to limiting the environmental impact of all of its tours. Although it offers longer tours of Cambodia, the bicycling and food tours in Siem Reap are a fantastic option for travelers on a budget, independent travelers, or anyone looking for a responsible way to tour Siem Reap and Angkor Wat.
  • Turtle Conservation And Education Center

    Bali, Indonesia
    Categories: animal sanctuary
    The Turtle Conservation And Education Center was founded to help protect turtles around Bali. The centre does so by hosting injured animals, collecting nests from tourist beaches and buying eggs from locals ( preventing them from being consumed). Eggs are bred at the center and the hatchlings are raised for about one month and then released into the wild. The center harnesses the potential education, tourism, conservation and research of turtles with a liberal sprinkling of business to give endangered turtles one more chance on Serangan. TCEC is supported by WWF, Governor Bali, the mayor of Denpasar, municipality authorities, the Provincial Nature Resource Conservation Agency and the local community. As the center is run by volunteers, tourist donations go a long way to helping keep the operations running. If you visit from July - Oct you may also get the chance to watch the turtles being released into the ocean.
  • U Café Hoi An

    Hoi An, Vietnam
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    This social enterprise offers locally sourced ingredients from markets and from several organic farms in a nearby village Tra Que, and from organic coffee farmers in Dak Lak. Perhaps most notable, however, is that the cafe offers vocational training in catering and hospitality for disadvantaged young people in Hoi An and Da Nang, and language training in English, Japanese and Esperanto. The food menu is very limited, but the location is ideal for evening drinks or a morning coffee.
  • Ulu Geroh

    83A, Laluan Klebang Restu 3Medan Klebang Restu31200 Ipoh, Perak Malaysia
    Categories: tour operator, ecotourism
    Formed by the Malaysian Nature Society, Kampung Ulu Geroh is a traditional settlement for ‘Orang Asli’ (aborigines) in Malaysia. The organization promotes sustainable and community based ecotourism. Eco-tours and experiences offers visitors the opportunity to sample the daily lifestyles of the Orang Asli in beautiful, natural surroundings. They offer accommodation in addition to a wide variety of outdoor activities: jungle trekking to the Cameroon Highlands, white water rafting, hunting trips and nature treks to see the blooming Rafflesia (the world's largest flower). The tour company is located in near Ipoh, Perak and about 175km from Kuala Lumpur.
  • Uncharted Horizons Myanmar

    Yangon, Myanmar
    Categories: tour operator
    Uncharted Horizons Myanmar is a social enterprise providing off-the-beaten-track tours of Yangon and the Chin State. The tours provide an insight into real Burmese culture, while also supporting marginalised communities in Myanmar.
  • Urari Cacao Tours and Homestays

    Almirante, Bocas del Toro, Panamá
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator, homestay
    Urari is an organization promoting economic independence through active participation of the community in the development of rural community tourism, using natural attractions and traditional culture to improve the economy and the quality of life for the indigenous community. Visitors are able to participate in a range of activities from visiting the organic farms, learning the process of making chocolate from local cacao plantations, or staying overnight in the Eco Cabanas made in traditional Ngöbe design.
  • Welcome to My Yard

    Kathmandu, Nepal
    Categories: tour operator
    Welcome To My Yard is an innovative social enterprise partnering with street based Nepali children, young people and families and those at risk. Welcome To My Yard provides holistic community based support, practical education, training and savings schemes, including training their students in tourism so they can eventually run city tours on their own. Profits generated from the tours goes towards WTMY's not for profit projects with a social conscience.
  • Women's Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE)

    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Categories: clothing shop
    WEAVE Fair Trade Social Enterprise (WFT-SE) works with displaced, disadvantaged and marginalized ethnic women from Burma and in Northern Thailand. WFT-SE facilitates access and opportunities to generate safe and fair income through handicrafts development and support to preserve time-honored artisanry and culture.
  • Yangon Bakehouse

    Yangon, Myanmar
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    The Yangon Bakehouse is a social enterprise dedicated to creating job opportunities, skills development and fair wages to disadvantaged women. The women funnel profits right back into the business and have created an entire program to help women in their country develop the life and work skills to succeed.
  • Zikra Initiative

    Dead Sea, Jordan
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator
    The Zikra Initiative creates trips for the urban community to travel, participate, and experience Jordan’s heritage and roots in interactive workshops led by the local community. In exchange, visitors pay a nominal fee that is channeled into a microloans for the women and other community development projects. This initiative is founded on the principles of exchange tourism, the idea that both the communities and the visitors have something to bring to the cultural exchange. Visitors are welcomed into the Ghor al Mazra’a community for the day to participate in range of activities from making bread, tomato picking, or the intriguingly named "rural skills." Children and families are also very welcome. This comes highly recommended from the GV team.