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  • Katunggan It Ibajay

    Panay Island, Philippines
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator
    The Ibajay Mangrove Forest (Katunggan It Ibajay) is a park run by two local communities. The park straddles these two communities, which is why both communities are involved. The park is home to 28 of the 35 species of mangroves found in the Philippines and is home to the largest specimen of Avecinnia rumphiana in Asia. The mission of the park is to maintain these incredible natural resources through sustainable ecotourism.
  • Kompong Khleang Floating Village: Community Based Tours

    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Categories: tour operator
    Kompong Khleang Floating Village: Community Based Tours is a social enterprise benefitting the Bridge of Life School, a non-profit organization operating in Siem Reap and Kompong Thom Province. Their mission is to connect tourists to Kompong Khleang, a floating village on the Tonle Sap, in a responsible and meaningful way by both seeing the sites and learning about the community. Their tours are unique because they are based in the community, run by local residents, and all profits are reinvested in the community based educational programming.
  • Local Alike

    Thailand (most cities)
    Categories: tour operator
    LocalAlike is an online marketplace where you can find curated travel experiences in local communities across Southeast Asia. The organization strives to create opportunities for locals, communities, and businesses to better their livelihoods through tourism.
  • Maji Moto Maasai

    Maji Moto, Narok, Kenya
    Categories: tour operator, ecotourism, homestay
    Located in the Loita Hills of Kenya, this Maasai camp is the perfect compliment to any trip to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, or as a standalone experience. Salaton, the village's chief, invites travelers to experience the culture and spirit of the Maasai.
  • Maya Educational Experience

    Tanahun District, Nepal
    Categories: tour operator, ecotourism, trekking
    Maya EdEx is the first not-for-profit social enterprise to combine educational experience, immersion into the local culture, and a responsible allocation of resources in order to benefit local communities in rural Nepal.
  • Myanmar Adventure Outfitters

    Lashio, Myanmar
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator
    Organize a memorable day trip chock full of adventure activities, or take a custom motorbike tour of the region from Lashio toward China — an experience completely different from anything you can do elsewhere in Myanmar.
  • New Heaven Reef Conservation Program

    Koh Tao, Thailand
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator
    Operating at the dive school since 2007, the conservation program teaches divers about coral reef ecology, research, and restoration. The dive school believes that the people most closely connected to the reef should be the ones that care for it, and as such the instructors are committed to involving more and more divers in marine education and conservation through various ongoing marine conservation projects and ocean monitoring studies.
  • Nyamirambo Women's Centre

    Kigali, Rwanda
    Categories: tour operator, hotel/guesthouse, cooking class
    The Nyamirambo Women's Centre (NWC) was established with the aim to support local, disadvantaged women to continue their education and training, and to gain better opportunities for employment. The Centre offers tours and accommodation with an aim to gives an insight to visitors on the every-day life, social events, trade and struggles of a variety of different cultural and religious groups that live in Nyamirambo, the biggest and most vibrant township in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Osmose Tonle Sap

    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator
    Osmose is a not-for-profit association that started work in 1999 in the floating village of Prek Toal in Cambodia. The project’s objectives include the conservation of the water bird colonies of Prek Toal, the protection of the environment and the sustainable development of the local communities through tourism and fair trade, helping to reduce poverty and improve the livelihood of the poorest families that live in the floating villages. Join one of their tours to support conservation efforts and sustainable development in the region.
  • Parque de la Papa

    Cusco, Peru
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator, class/workshop
    This social enterprise offers day treks and cooking workshops, all with an eye toward promoting potato diversity and communal farming—and bringing needed tourism dollars into rural communities. An unexpected highlight, you might be surprised how much you enjoy learning about life in a rural agricultural Andean community, all through the lens of the humble potato.