G Adventures & Planeterra

For the past two decades, G Adventures and Planeterra have been at the forefront of using travel as a force for good. Throughout this time, we have embarked on a series of inspiring initiatives.

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In 2015, we introduced the 50 in 5 campaign with a visionary goal: to develop and incorporate 50 new social enterprises into G Adventures tours within five years.

Remarkably, we achieved this milestone a year and a half ahead of schedule, completing it by 2019.

Encouraged by this tremendous success, Planeterra unveiled Project 100, a new mandate aimed at launching a total of 100 social enterprise and community projects into G Adventures tours by the end of 2020.

*Note: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Project 100 experienced some delays in completion. Throughout this period, Planeterra redirected its focus towards aiding the recovery of our community partners.

With Project 100 now successfully concluded, we are thrilled and immensely proud to announce the launch of Project 300. In collaboration with Planeterra, G Adventures is embarking on this ambitious endeavor with a singular focus:

To uplift over 300 communities through tourism by the year 2030. 

Our commitment to making a lasting and positive impact on the lives of countless individuals and communities remains steadfast, and Project 300 is our latest testament to this unwavering dedication.

To date, we have supported over 100 Community Tourism Enterprises

SACRED VALLEY, PERU- Women’s cooperative dedicated to empowering a collection of women earning income for the first time, while protecting Indigenous weaving techniques.

Ccaccaccollo Women's Weaving Co-op

DELHI, INDIA- An alternative walking tour of Delhi led by youth who were previously experiencing homelessness, supporting a local children’s non-profit.

City Walk

CAYE CAULKER, BELIZE- Cycling tour of the island of Caye Caulker, which benefits the local high school and provides training and income for students wanting to work in hospitality.

Bike with Purpose

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA- Restaurant creating employment opportunities for youth and community members, with profits supporting health and education programs for local children.

New Hope

CUZCO, PERU- Women-run biodegradable soaps microenterprise supplying eco-friendly products to help travellers trekking in Peru minimize their environmental impact.

Esencia Andina

CCACCACCOLLO, PERU- Community homestay program empowering an Indigenous community in the Sacred Valley, which includes cultural and agricultural activities for travellers.

Ccaccacollo Community Homestay

FLOREANA ISLAND, GALAPAGOS- A community tourism enterprise with experiences including a local meal, family guesthouse, and snorkelling with revenue bringing employment to a remote island community.

Floreana Ecotours

OMETEPE, NICARAGUA- Community tourism experience and overnight at a community homestay enterprise benefitting more than 500 people.

Puesta del Sol

SAN JUAN LA LAGUNA, GUATEMALA- An Indigenous community tourism enterprise which includes an art gallery, coffee cooperative, and homestay, providing income for more than 400 people.

Posadas Mayas

SAN MIGUEL DE SARAPIQUI, COSTA RICA- A community-owned coffee cooperative employing local guides, which hosts travellers for tours and meals.

Mi Cafecito

HUCHUY QOSCO, PERU- Community-owned restaurant and culinary experience hosted by an Indigenous community, whose funds are channelled into local development projects.

Parwa Community Restaurant

CUNCANI, PERU- Community-owned campsite bringing income to a remote community living below the poverty line on Peru’s Lares Trek.

Cuncani Community Campsite

HOI AN, VIETNAM- Youth-led market tour and cooking class, which acts as a curriculum module for the students to practice their English language and presentation skills in a training program designed to find them employment in the hospitality sector.

Oodles of Noodles

KIGALI, RWANDA- A women-run handicraft shop, meal experience, and tour employing women who are often the sole income for their households.

Nyamirambo Women's Center

DELHI, INDIA- A woman-run taxi service training and employing women from resource-poor backgrounds, often in their first job outside the home.

Women With Wheels

SACRED VALLEY, PERU- Parque de la Papa preserves an area abundant with approximately 1,300 varieties of native potatoes, representing ancestral wisdom that has been passed down through generations.

Parque de la Papa

MOSHI, TANZANIA- A visit to enterprises successfully launched by female entrepreneurs, including a handicraft cooperative and spa, employing and empowering women in tourism jobs.

Moshi Mamas

MEKNES, MOROCCO- A local, home-cooked meal which supports the operations of a non-profit running literacy, income-generating and medical programs for rural women and children.

AFER HomLunch

ATHENS, GREECE- A non-profit social enterprise with a dual mission: to support small farmers and producers of Greek products throughout the country and to utilize the profits to procure food for the homeless, children, and elderly in need.

Wise Greece

KANDY, SRI LANKA- Women’s non-profit funding programs through a restaurant and handicraft shop, while providing income to 115 women and differently-abled artisans.


MAE HONG SON, THAILAND- One of three Indigenous community tourism enterprises on a remote trekking route, which creates job opportunities for individuals to continue to stay in their home village, retaining culture, and preventing urban migration.

Mae Hong Son- Ban Jabo

MAE HONG SON, THAILAND- Second of three Indigenous community tourism enterprises on a remote trekking route in Northern Thailand, which invests 10% of their tourism revenue into a wider community development fund.

Mae Hong Son- Ban Muang Pam

MAE HONG SON, THAILAND- Third Indigenous community tourism enterprise that is part of a series of experiences on the hilltribe trek route in Northern Thailand, benefitting the local community through revenue and helping support community development projects.

Mae Hong Son- Ban Pha Mon

MONDULI, TANZANIA- Guided experience with a female engineer installing clean cookstoves and solar power to rural Maasai homes, with funds from the tour going directly to the installation of the lifesaving stoves.

Maasai Clean Cookstoves

MOUNT BROMO, INDONESIA- Community tourism enterprise hosting an experience and homestay, benefitting nearly 2,000 community members from the Indigenous Tengger tribe.

Ngadas Homestay

SAN ANTONIO, BELIZE- Women’s cooperative protecting Indigenous Mayan pottery techniques, and earning an income from tourism through workshops and a delicious meal service.

San Antonio Pottery Co-op

MONDULI, TANZANIA- Mto wa Mbu Cultural Tourism Enterprises offers a range of experiences, including bike tours, cultural immersion, and delightful meals.

Mto wa Mbu Cultural Tourism

WHISTLER, CANADA- Cultural centre and museum owned by the Squamish and Lil’wat nations, dedicated to educating travellers about the history of Indigenous people in what is now known as Whistler.

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

SANTIAGO DE AGENCHA, BOLIVIA- Community-owned lodge and tourism experience helping an Indigenous community create 65 jobs while celebrating their culture and heritage.

Jukil Community Lodge

TENA, ECUADOR- Community tourism enterprise hosting income-generating activities like a bike tour, as well as overnight accommodation and meals benefitting 350 community members.

Shandia Lodge

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO- Volunteer community restaurant providing delicious local meals, with income supporting more than 60 youth through a local art program.

El Hongo

VIENNA, AUSTRIA- Hotel and restaurant with a training program for migrants and refugees, helping them gain access to experience in hospitality and eventually jobs at other businesses.

Magdas Hotel

AYVALIK, TURKEY- Handicraft shop supporting 30 women, who create unique products all made from recycled and upcycled materials.


GUNEYSINIR, TURKEY- Community-owned almond park, providing income to a rural and remote community.

Guneysinir Community Park

NAKURU, KENYA- Non-profit handicraft workshop and cafe employing women, mostly with differently-abled children attending a nearby school funded by the organization’s work.

Cafe Ubuntu

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA- Cultural education centre and museum dedicated to supporting southern Africa’s Indigenous San communities through education and an annual youth training program.

!Khwa ttu San Training Centre

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA- Social enterprise employing individuals living with chronic illnesses, providing employment for women across the country who create products for their handicraft shop.


ROME, ITALY- Alternative walking tour of Rome led by migrant tour guides, supporting migrant integration and employment.

Migrantour Rome

NAPLES, ITALY- Non-profit providing services and support to refugees and migrants to Naples through revenue generated by a walking tour of the city hosted by migrants themselves.

Migrantour Naples

BARCELONA, SPAIN- Social enterprise restaurant and training program supported by tapas cooking classes and a local restaurant providing employment to at-risk youth and newcomers to Spain.


MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA- Coffee and agriculture cooperative providing income for 400 community members, earning an income from tourism activities like meals, tours, and visits to the farm.

Life Monteverde

SAN JUAN, COSTA RICA- Community tourism enterprise hosting a homestay, biking and walking tours and agricultural experiences, all providing jobs and income for 60 individuals.

Coope San Juan

NAVAJO NATION, USA- Food truck owned and operated by an Indigenous Navajo family, benefitting dozens through community support and educating travellers about life on Navajo Nation.

Native Grill

SOUTH LUANGWA, ZAMBIA- Textile workshop employing more than 100 community members, while supporting artisan entrepreneurs, and conservation efforts.

Tribal Textiles

VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE- Women’s cooperative providing a local meal experience to travellers visiting Victoria Falls, employing nearly 30 women and their families with income from the tourism industry.

Lusumpuko Women's Club

KAYABWE, UGANDA- Restaurant whose income supports a non-profit with programs for more than 50 HIV-positive orphans, including housing, access to education, healthcare and life coaching.

AidChild Equation Cafe

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- Community-run walking tour visiting five micro-enterprises, all locally-owned-and-run, so revenue stays within the favela while travellers learn what life is like in Brazil.

Favela Experience

MEKONG DELTA, LAOS- Community tourism enterprise helping the Ban Pak Ngum and Ban Huay Tom communities to increase employment and income in the area while sharing and preserving their unique culture.

Mekong Homestay Program

UBUD, INDONESIA- Nonprofit that empowers differently-abled people through job skills training related to hospitality, painting, sewing, and woodworking. They provide the necessary equipment and training to help their members develop self-confidence and live independently.

Senanag Hati

BANDARAWELA, SRI LANKA- Micro-enterprise of women tea pluckers working at Amba Estate, now making chutneys to supplement their income as they prepare for retirement.

Amba Chutney Cooperative

YANGSHUO, CHINA- Community restaurant providing a hub for children and community activities to increase positive community engagement for more than 400 residents.

Jia Community Restaurant

KAO TEP PITAK, THAILAND- Community-owned restaurant serving traditional southern Thai dishes, all from an organic farm, providing jobs and income for hospitality employees and local farmers.

Kao Tep Pitak Community Restaurant

LAEM SAK, THAILAND- Community tourism enterprise that hosts local activities through 12 different microenterprises, such as sea kayaking, a village walking tour, and meals.

Laem Sak Community Tourism

SOUTH GOUR, JORDAN- Environmental conservation and community centre, with a cafe hosting travellers that provides income for their work to make the community more food secure.

Beit Khayrat Souf

JERASH, JORDAN- Women’s owned and run restaurant and shop filled with locally-made products, generating income for 25 local women.

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA- Women’s non-profit selling locally-produced handicrafts and products to fund outreach programs that provide resources, including legal support, to victims of violence.


VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE-Women’s cooperative providing a laundry service for travellers visiting Victoria Falls, providing income for 10 women and their families.

Princess Sewing Cooperative

HAGI, JAPAN- Community tourism enterprise promoting purpose within the growing elderly community of Hagi, through the hosting of traditional homestays with 15 ageing host families.

Japan Hagi Elder Home Stay

BOHOL ISLAND, PHILIPPINES- Community-run homestay that offers meals, a farm tour and a mangrove-planting outing.

Make A Difference Homestay

CHITWAN, NEPAL- A Community Homestay entirely managed by women from a small Indigenous community located near Nepal’s Chitwan National Park.

Barauli Community Homestay

CHITWAN, NEPAL- This Homestay serves as a flagship initiative, proudly run by women in Panauti. Some of the residences provide picturesque views of rice fields and hills on the outskirts of town, while others are situated in the heart of town.

Panauti Community Homestay

TRINIDAD, CUBA- Women’s cooperative hosting a handicraft experience and shop visit for travellers, with revenue supporting a training program for youth and children about textile making, art and dance.

Proyecto Manacú

BARACOA, CUBA- Community tourism enterprise experience providing income for five family businesses from food providers, to environmental conservation initiatives on a community tour.

Baracoa Community Tour

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY- Restaurant employing differently-abled staff, with income generated going to support a non-profit committed to empowering and employing those who are differently-abled.

Nem Adom Fel

BARSKOON, KYRGYZSTAN- Handicraft organization hosting a workshop on yurt building, with income preserving traditional Kyrgyz craft techniques through innovating new technology and training young artists.

Ak Orgo

D’KAR, BOTSWANA- Indigenous-owned lodge providing employment for local San community members, with revenue being invested into local development projects like clean water and education.

Dqae Qare San Lodge

SOUTHERN GHAWR, JORDAN- Non-profit dedicated to preserving local culture and natural resources while promoting the southern region of the Jordan Valley as a year-round tourist destination.

Safi Kitchen

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA- Non-profit restaurant and handicraft project with a goal of empowering women and youth in their community who have experienced violence and injustice, currently employing 18 women.

Berracas Restaurant

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL- Community centre in Jerusalem supporting marginalized Domari women and children, earning income through a meal and handicraft experience for travellers.

Domari Society

RANOHIRA, MADAGASCAR- Non-profit dedicated to protecting Madagascar’s diverse ecosystems through water projects and tree planting, earning income by hosting a tree planting experience for visitors.

Soa Zara

BORNEO, MALAYSIA- Community tourism enterprise hosting a village tour which supports job creation for women, as well as environmental sustainability programs.

Libaran Island

BANGKOK, THAILAND- A nonprofit with a cafe and farm focused on creating accessible training and employment opportunities for differently-abled people, hosting locals and visitors for meals and farm tours.

Yimsoo Cafe

KERALA, INDIA- Women’s organization providing employment and training in the hospitality industry, acting as a platform for women to build confidence and earn their first income outside the home.

TWE- Together We Earn

ATHENS, GREECE- Non-profit providing training and employment for people experiencing homelessness in Greece, with initiatives supported by a community magazine, walking tour, and cafe.


MALE, MALDIVES- Traveller-participation beach cleanups, involving collecting plastic waste to be repurposed and recycled.

Maldives Plastic Program

HAZYVIEW, SOUTH AFRICA- Non-profit cafe hosting a training program for at-risk youth, who are able to learn about the hospitality industry while working in the kitchen, dining room and catering departments of the popular restaurant.

Good Work Foundation

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA- A local transportation service that seeks to provide income for women and empower them to be confident and independent as the leader of their families.

Lady Tuk-Tuk Driver

SACRED VALLEY, PERU- The community at Tinkuy has worked together for years on the shared vision of recovering their traditional practices and ceramics while being able to earn an income locally in order to support their families.

Tinkuy Community Tourism

OAXACA, MEXICO- Women-owned cooperative dedicated to preserving the zapoteca culture, with revenue from handicrafts and visitor visits benefitting 13 women and their families.

Asociación de Mujeres Artesanas Zoológico Mágico

LUXOR, EGYPT- A local NGO that focuses on developing life skills and social consciousness among young people in the West Bank of Luxor.


KOTA BELUD SABAH, MALAYSIA- The local community provides accommodation, cooking classes, a natural fish spa, a water bath tube, forest trekking and mountain climbing.

D’danau Homestay

ULAAN BATAAR, MONGOLIA- No Limits Cafe offers training and employment opportunities to young adults with Down syndrome and their mothers.

No Limits Cafe

LUANG PRABANG, LAO PDR- Ban Ou is a small village whose livelihoods revolve around farming, fishing, and traditional crafts such as silk and cotton weaving, bamboo weaving, and blacksmithing.

Ban Ou Community Tourism

CAYO QUEMADO, GUATEMALA- The restaurant serves as a powerful testament to empowered women actively fostering economic sustainability within their community, and they are enthusiastic about passing down their knowledge to younger generations.

Restaurante El Manglar

KIRTIPUR, NEPAL- Homestay, predominantly led by indigenous women but including some men, offers a unique opportunity for travellers to stay in the heart of Nepal’s Newari town across eight homestays.

Kirtipur Community Homestay

CHIANG MAI, THAILANDVisitors can join a tour to learn about vocational training activities. Staffed primarily by individuals with disabilities, this initiative fosters understanding and transforming perceptions.

Yimsoo Farms, Mae Rim

VARANASI, INDIA- Non-profit cafe and shop providing income to resource-poor women through handicraft sales.

Open Hand

CUZCO, PERU- Youth afterschool club and empowerment program supporting learning amongst children in Cusco.

Inti Runaqunak Wasin (Cuzco Youth Drop-in )

OCEANS- Interactive method of collecting ocean temperature data, which travellers can undertake on the G Expedition ship in the Arctic and Antarctic.


HOI AN, VIETNAM- Handicraft demonstration and lesson, led by differently-abled adults benefitting from the services offered by a local non-profit.

Lifestart Lanterns

DIGANA, SRI LANKA- Community guesthouse on a dairy farm that is creating alternative livelihood opportunities for 29 individuals and their families in a dolomite mining community.

Tamarind Gardens Farm

OCEANS- Products collected from various Planeterra partners, sold on G Adventures Expedition Ship, to showcase Planeterra for passengers and provide income to handicraft partners.

Expedition Shop Initiative

TULLY, AUSTRALIA- Cafe and tourism business running a youth training program for Indigenous students wanting to gain experience in the tourism industry.

Cafe Chloe

CUZCO, PERU- Youth afterschool club and empowerment program supporting learning amongst children in Cusco.

Inti Runaqunak Wasin (Cuzco Youth Drop-in)

JACMEL, HAITI- An art and lunch experience hosted by a youth art program, with revenue being funnelled into a non-profit empowering 100 at-risk children through art programs.

Art Creation Foundation

SOUTH GEORGIA, ANTARCTICA- Successful habitat restoration project eradicating rodents from South Georgia, allowing for the return of birdlife to the islands, for travellers to enjoy on their visit to the Antarctic.

South Georgia Heritage Trust

SELFOSS, ICELAND- Ecovillage committed to empowering and employing differently-abled individuals through their handicraft workshops, cafe, and tourism activities including a walking tour of the community.

Solheimar Eco-village

GOTSEZHY, COLOMBIA- Indigenous community tourism enterprise, hosting a tour, handicraft and cultural experience on the Lost City Trek, benefitting 450 community members.

Gotshezhy Wiwa Community Tourism

BORNEO, MALAYSIA- Community tourism enterprise mostly hosted by the younger generation of Mesilou, including an overnight stay as well as cultural experiences and farm visits, providing income for 23 families.

Mesilou Village Stay

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND- Resourcefulness walking tour creating job opportunities for local artists, promoting environmental sustainability.

Resourceful Otautahi

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA- Community tour experience working to break the stigma associated with the area, while providing youth with opportunities to gain skills in tourism.

Isla Maciel

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