We are an adventure tour company that uses travel to give back. The cornerstone of each one of our trips is a social-good project with our partner community in that country. That means you’ll spend ⅓ of your adventure getting your hands dirty and helping build a playground, learning centre, or a focused community-need, leaving a genuine lasting impact. The remaining ⅔s of the trip will be spent exploring the best of what the country has to offer, from hot air balloon rides over East Asian pagodas, to safaris in the Serengeti.
GiveBack GiveAway trips offer something different that any other travel company out there. Our projects focus on truly benefitting our partners at a grass root level, leaving them with a result they desperately needed, and leaving you knowing that your holiday meant something more than just seeing the sights and ticking boxes.
This is adventure travel at it’s best. Give back, make an impact, and have the adventure of your life.
We are all too aware of many tourism companies falling under the guise of ‘Voluntourism’, where activities with children are included, where travelers ‘volunteer’ for an hour in exchange for a photo opportunity, or where non-local vendors are used to carry out the work. We cannot stress highly enough how that doesn’t represent the work we carry out nor the trips we run. We never include any child-focused activities. We wholeheartedly believe in ‘Transformational Community Development’, as our method of sustainable development and is used today to lift communities out of cyclical poverty.
Our projects are carried out via a local NGO, where all staff mirror the nationality of the country where the work is carried ou. From there we hire local vendors, native to the country, but more specifically involved within the community directly. Prior to this work, our partner NGO has liaised with the local community to identify a project, 6 months before our trip is planned, from there the relevant stakeholders discuss the options and then inform us of their decision.
We then drip-feed the funding (from our donors) through our partner NGO. They discuss and employ all parties from there-on-in, overseeing the 4 month preparation and construction. Throughout this process we’re kept up to date with progression.
Ideally, as our trip arrives in our partner community, work will be reaching completion. From here, our travellers arrive and witness the great work that our partners have carried out, and the impact a relatively small donation can make to a community. We will assist with the final touches on the project, under the watchful eye of the staff involved, painting, landscaping, furnishings etc, adding a little touch of final TLC that otherwise wouldn’t be carried out. These last additions bring the project a wonderful last appearance, and draws the project to a close.
We are fully committed to both our partner NGOs, and our partner communities, both now and in the future. You can sign up to our mailing list to get yearly updates on the project, and any future work we carry out with their help.