SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
At Trip to Help, we believe in the power of sustainable tourism. Our mission is to offer you a truly unique and meaningful travel experience where you can make a positive impact on the communities you visit.
Imagine embarking on a safari adventure in the captivating Masai community while knowing that your journey is coordinated by two reputable NGOs. Every activity you participate in, from encountering majestic lions, giraffes, and elephants in the Serengeti or Maasai Mara to immersing yourself in the daily lives of the Masai people, directly contributes to the development of these communities.
Did you know that Tanzania ranks 163rd in the Human Development Index? The people of Tanzania and Kenia face significant challenges, and we are determined to make a difference. By choosing Trip to Help, you are not only enriching your own travel experience but also investing in the creation of schools, medical centers, and vocational training programs for the locals.
Unlike traditional tourism, we prioritize community-based tourism and ensure that the majority of the profits stay within the hands of the people who need it the most. Say goodbye to exploitative tourism companies and unethical practices. With Trip to Help, your investment will directly benefit the communities in Momella, Arusha and in Lemek Conservancy, Masai Mara.
Join us on a journey that goes beyond an ordinary trip. Experience the beauty of Tanzania while leaving a lasting impact. Book your trip with Trip to Help today.
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM BY COUNTRY
Enjoy Tanzania’s most breathtaking national parks while helping with the education of thousands of children, medical care for hundreds of people in the Arusha region, and vocational training programs. Travel the Serengeti, live with Maasai, and see with your own eyes the impact your experience has on a local NGO.
Flexibility in dates.
From 950€ / per person in groups of 2 persons.
Discover the Lemek area, in the Maasai Mara, hand in hand with the community that inhabits it: the Maasai. The Lemek Conservation Area allows you to get away from the tourist crowds in the National Reserve and experience a unique Maasai safari and immersion experience, without a schedule, being able to walk through the savannah and knowing that your entire trip contributes to the community through a local NGO.
Flexibility in dates.
From 1.050€ / per person in groups of 2 persons.
Take a boat trip on the Amazon to the Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve, and go deep into the primary rainforest with local guides. Go ecotourism and discover one of the least exploited areas in Peru while helping local communities.
Flexibility in dates.
From 62 € / per person
Fill out the form telling us what you want to do, and ask us anything you can think of for that traveling mind and we will contact you.
Remember that there is total flexibility of dates and we can help you create something customized.
Guatemala (Coming soon)
In Guatemala we climbed the Acatenango Volcano with Edwin, a local guide who took us to his house, where his family prepared breakfast and lunch for us on the first day.
We will soon create this and other routes!
Bolivia (coming soon)
You can tour the Salar de Uyuni and cross the Bolivian altiplano, walk along the crest of the mountains of the Valle de las Animas, or go down the Death Road knowing where your money is going and contributing to a real development of the local economy.
WHY DO SOLIDARITY AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM?
Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries, accounting for 9% of global GDP. In 2019, before the pandemic, tourism accounted for $9.1 trillion in the world’s GDP, and last 2020, despite plummeting, it had a contribution of $4.7 trillion. During this year, there were almost 400 million tourist arrivals with at least one overnight stay. As you can imagine, all this volume of people on the move has a very positive impact on the global economy, but at the same time, a very negative impact on the planet. And here is the fact: it rarely has a direct impact on the local communities in the territories, especially in the case of tourism to developing countries. According to the United Nations Global Report Adventure study, for every $100 that a tourist from a developed country leaves in a developing country he or she visits, only $5 goes into that country’s economy. This is one of the reasons why Trip to Help exists. If we know the impact that our travels have, and we are aware of how this industry works, we believe that nowadays, if we exercise the privilege of traveling, we should do it with awareness, and contributing to the place where we go. For us, there is no other possible way to do it.
Trip to Help is a platform where you can find sustainable and supportive travel experiences. Ecotourism routes, solidarity and sustainable tourism, or travel with impact. The objective is to contribute, to cooperate, to contribute to the places we visit, and to choose to do so hand in hand with the local community. We offer you experiences with local guides, but not only that. We don’t stay in that layer. At Trip to Help, the local community is at the center, they are responsible for designing the experiences, we build them with them. They are also the guides, but above all, they are the ones who receive 80% of what you invest in your trip. In other words, the local community is involved in the entire value chain.
If the biggest negative impact of tourism is on the local population and the natural ecosystem, why not start changing it? Start building your trips in a conscious way. Don’t think about where you want to go, book a flight, and book a hotel. Think about the communities in the country where you are going, think about the types of accommodations you can choose and select those that are sustainable and respectful of nature, or those that are managed entirely by the community; prioritize activities or routes that are organized by locals; and also look for how you can contribute with your experience. Don’t give up incredible experiences. Find amazing experiences that are also authentic. And you return home knowing that what you have experienced has contributed to you, and to the community you have been with, as well.
That is what sustainable tourism is all about. It is to take care of the ecosystems we visit, understanding the ecosystem as a set of interconnected resources, which are needed to maintain the conditions of life, in all its forms, over time. In each ecosystem, in addition to flora, fauna, water, forests, valleys or steppes as examples of different possible habitats, we have human beings. People are part of the ecosystems in which we live, we are not alien entities. When we talk about sustainability, therefore, we are not only talking about the environment, we are also talking about the socio-economic, cultural and political angles. Trip to Help works to promote a tourism model that takes sustainability into account at all levels.
Sustainable tourism, but where? For now we offer experiences in Tanzania and Peru, although we are working on other destinations such as Bolivia, Guatemala or Kenya to soon have more routes with impact. Did you know that Peru has reached the sad figure of having 30% of its population living in poverty? It has increased 10 points in 2020. More than 3 million people are unable to meet their basic needs, and although there is urban and rural poverty, most of it is centered in rural areas. In particular, the jungle area is one of the most affected. This is why we collaborate with a guide from the Yanira community in the Peruvian Amazon. We want you to discover the reality in which he has lived all his life, his community and of course, learn with him many aspects about life in the jungle. You will learn about the types of plants, trees, insects, reptiles and mammals that live there, and with your experience, you will contribute to the conservation of this area, and also to the local community.
In Tanzania, we offer you the possibility to live a brutal experience, safari or immersions in the Masai community, but with a solidarity return. All our experiences are designed by an NGO in Momella, Arusha, so any activity you do, from going to the Serengeti to see lions, giraffes and elephants, to discovering the homes and daily life of the Masai community, will be coordinated by them. And not only that, they will receive 80% of the investment you have made in your trip, to continue creating schools and educational programs, medical centers or vocational training programs. Did you know that Tanzania is, according to 2019 data, ranked 163rd in the Human Development Index? Its inhabitants are among the poorest people on the planet, and, according to Oxfam InternationalThe standard of living of the poorest segment of the population (10%) is declining year after year, despite economic growth, as the gap between the richest and the poorest widens. That is why at Trip to Help we want to focus on precisely this: to generate community-based tourism, a regenerative tourism that contributes to the development of communities and does not leave most of the profits in the hands of large tourism companies, European or international travel agencies or unethical local agents. The investment you make in your trip to Tanzania, in this case stays in Momella, in the Arusha region.