• Elephants World

    Kanchanaburi, Thailand
    Categories: animal sanctuary
    ***UNDER REVIEW FOR REPORTS OF UNETHICAL ANIMAL TREATMENT***
  • 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.
  • Experience Guatemala Tour

    Antigua, Guatemala
    Categories: tour operator, ecotourism
    Few people who visit Guatemala get to see the way most Guatemalans live or have an opportunity to understand the reality of this beautiful yet complicated country. These unique tours consist of off-the-beaten-path excursions to local non-touristic towns, traditional culinary and artisan workshops, and Niños de Guatemala’s (NDG) schools where NDG provides education for children who would otherwise not have access to it. By taking an Experience Guatemala Tour, you can participate in making traditional handicrafts, prepare and taste local cuisine, and visit important local industries, giving you insight into the daily lives of the Guatemalan people. These tours let you experience the real Guatemala with 100% of profits going directly to NDG schools. Just by taking a tour, you help support families in need in Guatemala!
  • 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.
  • Folkcharm Journey

    Loei, Thailand
    Categories: ecotourism, artwork & crafts, homestay
    FolkCharm works with local farmers and artisans in Thailand to create unique pieces of carefully crafted products. The organization offers truly unique two- and three-day tours to learn cotton-weaving from the ground up. See and try for yourself the process from cotton farm to textile, enjoy local home-cooked meals, sightsee on the back of a motorbike in the mountains, and enjoy a firsthand look at rural life in Thailand.
  • Fragrant Path

    Dai Lai, Soc Son, Vietnam
    Categories: retreat
    Fragrant Path is the farm that provides Maison De Tet Cafe in Hanoi with all its delicious fresh products. It is also a retreat comprised of traditional Vietnamese houses located near a lake in the woods outside of Hanoi.