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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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    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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    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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    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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      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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        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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        Lhagvasuren Lhagva
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          Farmer and Researcher Family, who choose rural life as a better destination. Handyman, love books, travel, food, friends and family. Our motto: Share the moment,share the life
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          Countryside Adventures
          • Vietnam
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          The team of Countryside Adventures aims to offer a unique experience to worldwide travelers discovering Vietnam. We make your travel meaningful,true experiences by thinking really, thinking local, thinking for YOU as Travelers and LOCALS as community and service providers. The way we make an adventure trip for those who travel with us only a vacation but it’s a trip of a lifetime.
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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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          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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            Martin Chesno
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              An avid traveller for work and pleasure I have been fortunate enough to see some of the most magical places the world has to offer, from The Great Wall of China,to Chichinitza in Mexico, and the summit of Kilimanjaro to some of Europes finest capitals. But there is no place like home.
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              Cindy Tilney
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                I am a passionate nature and animal lover who founded the Shark & Marine Research Institute with my partners in 2015.We created it to realise our dream of contributing to marine conservation and particularly protecting our sharks—beautiful and misunderstood creatures that play such a vital role in maintaining the health of our oceans.
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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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                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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                  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
                    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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                    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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                    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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                      Andean Lodges
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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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