Cultural anthropology

branch of anthropology focused on the study of cultural variation among humans

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Marianne Costa
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    Vivejar is a social enterprise that helps create a positive impact. We believe companies have the capacity to positively shift and transform the world into a better place.In our case we do it through transformative travel. The purpose of our work is: To improve every community we work with; To encourage every person who travels with us to think about their role in the world; To provide an alternative source of income to the communities we work with as well as support communities and visitors in their search for positive transformation. As a consequence, the world becomes a better place.
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    Anniina Sandberg
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      Visit Natives is a travel agency whose mission is to do good and preserve indigenous cultures through small-scale sustainable tourism.We make travel with passion and respect. We believe in fair tourism where nature and indigenous people are respected. From every stay booked with us, the local indigenous families and community benefit the most. Our aim is to preserve indigenous cultures through small-scale tourism where travelers visit local families and villages.
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      Community Homestay Network
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        We are a Kathmandu based startup made of hip youth, driven to use tourism for good. Community Homestay is an initiative for community-based Homestaysthat connects global-travelers with the real faces of Nepal providing them hands on local travel experience in Nepal.
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        Ashley Blake
        • Ecuador
        • Jordan
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        Traverse Journeys provides organized travel opportunities powered by social enterprises, community partners and impact-minded venturers.Our mission is to cultivate transformative experiences to unique destinations across the globe, fostering cross-cultural appreciation, environmental awareness and responsible tourism. We offer small group trips to 20+ destinations infusing people, planet and purpose into each experience, ranging from adventure, hiking, yoga, cultural and culinary itineraries 6-12 days in length.
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        Natalie Nicklett
        • USA
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        Wild Abundance offers classes and consultations in off-grid living, organic gardening, natural building, permaculture, primitive skills,and eco-homesteading in a community setting on a real, functioning and breathtaking homestead. Our instructors and consultants bring deep knowledge, vast experience and unbridled passion to make learning and reconnecting a joy.
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        Tierra del Volcan Ecuador
        • Ecuador
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        We are Tierra del Volcan, a company established in 1999 as an inbound tour operator for Ecuador and the Galapagos and specialized in the Cotopaxi area.We offer unique opportunities to explore and live legendary moments in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Tierra del Volcan provides World-class adventures, family-focused journeys, and transformational experiences. We make sure you get personalized service in a welcoming environment while helping nature conservation and sustainable development in local communities.
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        Stephanie Ackland
        • Morocco
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        Stephanie is a journalist and travel organiser living in Morocco. She is based in the desert town of M’Hamid El Ghizlane, doorway to the Sahara,where she has developed a deep connection to this formidable place, its landscapes, people and tempo. Together with Brahim Laghrissi, local Bedouin, born in the desert and a team of native guides, she shares this passion with international visitors, organising desert experiences, giving insights into nomadic life and Saharian culture and exploring the Sahara's amazing landscapes.
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        Mongolia Trekking
        • Mongolia
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        Justin Randolph
        • Argentina
        • Chile
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        I was born with a passion for the map's blank spaces. Exploring them is where I feel most alive and am filled with the greatest sense of wonder and intrigue for the world around.As Nabokov once said..."nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.” Shall we go forth?
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        Brophy Tyree
        • Chile
        • Colombia
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        Brophy is driven by a love of active adventure and immersive cultural travel. He has skied through the remote fjords of Svalbard and been trained as a yoga teacher in Bali.He lived in the backcountry of Patagonia for 80 straight days, climbing un-named and sea kayaking through uninhabited island chains. He has trekked through sacred mountains in the Himalayas, skied virgin lines in Alaska, fished remote rivers in New Zealand, and explored the Colombian Amazon. With Untrodden, he dreams of facilitating similar journeys for others.
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        Andean Lodges
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          Andaman Discoveries
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            Andaman Discoveries provided Regenerative Journeys, Feel good, Feel Connected, get healed, give something back and experience nature authentic Thai,volunteering, study trips and also regional tours in Thailand, which have created numerous employment opportunities through village homestay, handicraft production and guiding. Mandatory contribution to the community fund from guests provides financial support to run village-wide projects. Our programs accrue value to the whole village by giving 50% of profit to the NAN Foundation to supporting our local communities and on going projects.
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            Agusto Moran
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              Agusto Moran and Maria Ayla Angel are a couple from the Ticuna community of San Martin. Doña Maria is an ambassador for the community and has workedclosely with the National Park to begin projects that aim to benefit the community as a whole. Also a community leader she has worked and continues to work in order to find ways to strengthen San Martin on a long term basis. A fisherman, carpenter and artisan, Don Agusto has an ample skill set that reflects his traditional and practical knowledge of the Amazon. Well versed in the rich stories and culture of the Tikuna people, entire evenings ca
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              Callan Emery
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                I take visitors to Cape Town on guided, private off-the-beaten-path day trips. I’m a journalist, photographer and tour guide.The prehistoric San bushman rock art (cave painting) exploration trip to the Cederberg mountains outside Cape Town is a unique adventure as it takes in a hike in the African wilderness as well as art, archaeology and cultural history. You’ll get to see and experience this ancient art in the place it was painted thousands of years ago, learn about early man – our human origins – and hike through pristine African wilderness to access the painted rock shelters.
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                Dimitri Kaulashvili
                • Georgia
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                Back in 2007, I set off on the mountainous road with backpacks and tents and one mission: to see and explore real Georgia,in its most preserved forms in the remote places of the Caucasus mountains. Today I am a certified trekking guide and tour operator, organizing hiking, trekking and adventure activities in Georgia.
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                Friendship World Treks
                • Bhutan
                • China
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                I am Nima Tamang and I love Trekking, Mountaineering, Volunteering! I am an adventure seeker and outdoor activities are my passion. I am very experienced in Trekking,Climbing, but also in natural good producing. I am passionate about offering knowledge and new experiences with people. I have also been awarded for my activities and gained a prize in some competitions! Trekking & Hiking, Climbing is a hobby that I do almost every weekend. I want to share this experience with you all. Have a nice Journey!!
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                Sigurdur 'Siggy' Jonsson
                • Greenland
                • Iceland
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                Sigurdur “Siggi” Jonsson has been immersed in the mountains and oceans around his native Ísafjörður all his life.He is a Naval Architect and Ocean Yachtmaster and has been skippering Aurora since 2006 and Arktika since 2016. His work and play has taken him all over the world – from skiing in Canada and climbing in the Alps, to kayaking in Greenland and sailing in Antarctica. His passion for the lands and cultures of the Arctic and North Atlantic is second only to his enthusiasm about sharing them with new friends.
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                Kerry Glen
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                  Karisia Walking Safaris specialises in walking safaris supported by camels. Our trips offer a unique perspective of not just the animals but the land they live in.On foot, we fine tune our senses and experience the country in vivid and exciting detail.
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                  Stéphanie Martins da Silva
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                    Professional wildlife photographer and Guide. I own a travel agency and a guesthouse in Sudavik in the Westfjords of Iceland
                    Robert Thompson
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                      Fatima Habte
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                        The founder Fatima Habte Global Morocco Exploration’s founder, Fatima Habte, is a Berber Moroccan woman from the Rif Mountains living in Chefchaouen North Morocco.Fatima is Morocco travel specialist and offers wide personalized planning services for each traveler in exploring the best of Morocco. She guarantees that travelers will find an authentic connection to Morocco. Out of passion for the people and her culture, she guarantees travelers an exceptional authentic experience. By learning about customers’ specific interests, Fatima makes travel recommendations that balance each travelers vac
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                        Edwin Espinoza
                        • Peru
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                        My name is Edwin Espinoza Sotelo, along with my parents (Marino Espinoza, Mercedes Sotelo) and my sister, Flor de María Espinoza Sotelo,we belong to the community of Mollepata, Soraypampa, where we begin to hike the Salkantay trek. In total, we are a community of 12 local families, from the start of the Salkantay route of the Peruvian Andes to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. You will have the added bonus of understanding the culture and traditions of each family en route.
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                        Cindy Maspero
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                          The Spirit of the Wild course, offers a wildlife experience that awakens each participants pathways of belonging, knowledge and purpose,hosted on Bergplaas Nature Reserve in the Great Karoo, it is a profound purposeful and leadership skills experience that rewilds and reconnects people from all backgrounds with the natural environment.
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                          Max nelson
                          • Colombia
                          • Cuba
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                          A habitual globetrotter has a passion for immersing himself in foreign cultures and working with emerging markets.He has traveled to nearly every Latin American country and some travel highlights include: hItchhiking across Eastern Europe, celebrating the Khmer New Year in Cambodia & volunteering with a surfing community in Peru. He founded Hastacuba 3 years ago and has become a member of the Cuban community and loves exploring the local landscape and developing exciting, new programs a.nd sharing them
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                          Epic Backpackertours
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                            Collin Stewart
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                              Amaru Bolivia, based out of Cochabamba, Bolivia, provides authentic experiences through sustainable relationships with local communities in Bolivia and neighboring countries.For examples, travelers can canoe to the community of Mapajo deep in the Amazon, and join the Mosetén tribe as they gather medicinal plants in the forests or fish the rivers as they have for centuries. Or visitors can turn quinoa farmers and llama herders for a day (or longer) with a local Quechua family amid the salt flats, smoking volcanoes and geysers of southern Potosí.
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                              Jordan Pond
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