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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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    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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    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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    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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      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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        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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          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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          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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          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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            Epic Backpackertours
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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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              Robert Thompson
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                Etienne Bossot
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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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                  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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                  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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                    Siggi Jonsson
                    • Greenland
                    • Iceland
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                    Aurora Arktika was born out of a longing to share nature’s wonders in a way that preserves the environment and respects local cultures.Our journeys offer unparalleled access to pristine beauty, with the safety and comfort of an arctic sailboat as basecamp. I've been immersed in the mountains and oceans around his native Ísafjörður all my life. I'm a Naval Architect and Ocean Yachtmaster and have been skippering the Aurora since 2006. My work and play have taken me all over the world – from skiing in Canada and climbing in the Alps, to kayaking in Greenland and sailing in Antarctica.
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                    Everest Expeditions Nepal
                    • Argentina
                    • Austria
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                    Everest Expeditions Nepal is an organization operated by dedicated professionals, properly prepared to meet the expectations of all trekkers, climbers,mountaineers, general visitors and tourists as well as those with special interests, for example geologists, earth scientists and anthropologists. We have great pleasure to be able to tailor make trips to suit your needs best.
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                    Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
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                      MSAA is a professional guiding company in Whistler for via ferrata and glacier tours, rock climbing, hiking, mountaineering, ski touring, ice climbing,and snowshoeing. Our training courses include rock climbing skills, navigation, mountaineering skills, avalanche courses, crevasse rescue, introduction to backcountry skiing, and wilderness first aid. We offer tours and courses in Whistler, Squamish, and Vancouver. Join our highly trained guides to experience the most incredible outdoor adventures in Canada!
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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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