• 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.
  • DoiTung Tourism Project

    Doi Tung, Thailand
    Categories: restaurant/cafe, hotel/guesthouse, coffee shop
    This is a social enterprise that focuses on providing economic stability to the people in Doi Tung, a rural area in Northern Thailand's Golden Triangle. By supporting the coffee shop, boutiques, and guesthouses, you support the livelihoods of the people in the region.
  • 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.
  • Fair Warung Bale

    Ubud
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Fair Warung Bale is a restaurant that supports the clinic downstairs, providing free healthcare to those in need. One meal from their restaurant pays for two free medical consultations. The Fair Warung Bale is a place to welcome and to connect people together, “break” the isolation of some and find solutions to the problems of everyday life. This is the “sociability” objective of this project.
  • FairMail

    Huachaco, Peru
    Categories: artwork & crafts, photography, tour operator, ecotourism
    FairMail organizes two-week photography trips to hardly visited destinations in Peru. Tourists get to travel with the locals and share the fun of taking pictures along the way. They also sell a number of products featuring their photos online.
  • Feynan Ecolodge

    Wadi Feyan, Jordan
    Categories: ecotourism, homestay, hotel/guesthouse
    A gorgeous eco-lodge in the heart of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, surrounded with mountains and steeped in beauty. This location offers travelers a chance to experience authentic Bedouin hospitality in a respectful way. The lodge is completely solar-powered and offers guests the opportunity to take a low-impact hike in the surrounding area, and finish the day sipping sweet tea with local Bedouin.