• Community Homestay Nepal

    Kathmandu, Nepal
    Categories: homestay
    The Community Homestay is a non-profit organisation (in association with Royal mountain Travel) operating with the involvement of communities in Nepal. So far the organisation has helped 10 villages throughout Nepal develop homestay experiences that will provide a sustainable income to many of the people who live there. Experience the real Nepal and support rural communities by choosing to stay and participate in these rural communities.
  • Condortrekkers

    Sucre, Bolivia
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator
    Condortrekkers offers city tours of Sucre and hikes in the local area including the spectacular Cordillera de los Frailes and the magnificent crater of Maragua. One hundred percent of the profits from these treks are directly invested in the communities through which the clients hike, as well as several established social projects within Sucre.
  • Connecting Hands Training Cafe Cambodia

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Connecting Hands Cafe is a training cafe that provides opportunities to young women who have come from highly vulnerable backgrounds such as human trafficking, violence & abuse.
  • Cooperativa CACAO

    Oaxaca, Mexico
    Categories: class/workshop
    The CACAO Cooperative is a very small social enterprise still growing the business. They offer a lovely cacao workshop to learn how to make chocolate from scratch. The primary business is to prepare and sell fairtrade chocolate, as well as other fairtrade items (like mezcal) from around the region. The shop is located in Huayapam, which is a short taxi or bus from Oaxaca Centro.
  • De La Gente Coffee

    Antigua, Guatemala
    Categories: tour operator
    De La Gente Coffee works closely within the coffee farming communities in Guatemala. The company offers several tours that welcome visitors to local communities and open up a world of adventure, immersion, and exchange while creating economic opportunities by supplementing family income.
  • Elephant Nature Park

    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator
    Elephant Nature Park was established in the 1990′s to provide a sanctuary and rescue centre for elephants. The park is located in the Chiang Mai province and provides a sanctuary for dozens of distressed elephants from all over Thailand. Visitors are welcomed to visit the centre for one or more days offering a variety of elephant encounters.
  • Elephant Valley Project

    Sen Monorom, Cambodia
    Categories: ecotourism, animal sanctuary
    The Elephant Valley Project is an ecotourism project that provides an alternative approach to elephant care, rehabilitation and conservation. Located 11km from Sen Monorom in Mondulkiri province, it is part of The Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment. (E.L.I.E) is a non-government organization (NGO) that manages several different wild and captive elephant-based programs in the province.
  • En Via Tours

    Oaxaca City, Mexico
    Categories: tour operator, ecotourism
    En Via is an interest-free microfinance program supporting and empowering women and communities in the Oaxaca Valley. The organization runs weekly tours into the communities, allowing visitors to meet with the organization's borrowers to learn about their loans and project plans, and offer support for their success. The tours also provide a special glimpse of life in Oaxaca; tour participants learn about different artisanal trades, traditional foods, and local economies, all while supporting the local community through the tour fee.
  • Epic Cafe

    Kampot, Cambodia
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Opened in 2006, Epic Cafe is a Social Enterprise of Epic Arts, an organisation working to challenge perceptions around disability through the arts in Kampot. The cafe provides employment opportunities for local people with disabilities and is a model for an inclusive working environment. It describes itself as a 'happy cafe', sharing the message of happiness and serving food and drinks in a positive environment.
  • Expediciones Sierra Norte

    Oaxaca, Mexico
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator, homestay, hotel/guesthouse
    Pueblos Mancomunados is a community organization in the Oaxaca Valley that integrates the first hiking and mountain biking trails designed to show visitors the most relevant aspects of this important natural site. Local communities are involved in every development stage of the project and it's a stand-out example of the best parts of community-based tourism, as well as stand-out example of indigenous-led tourism.