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13 Epic Trips That Give Back

Don’t just do it for the ’gram. Turn those bucket-list trips into something memorable for both you and your hosts. These ideas offer a chance to connect to the global community, promote sustainability, and improve the environments we roam.

13 Epic Trips That Give Back

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    Africa

    Notch Rhinos in South Africa

    Notch Rhinos in South Africa

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    Highlights: Get up close and personal with rhinos. How it gives back: Notching the animals helps scientists monitor the health and well-being of an endangered species. This one will get the adrenaline...

    Antarctica

    Set up a research station on an ice floe

    Set up a research station on an ice floe

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    Highlights: Travel on a pioneering cruise ship to untouched tranches of ice. How it gives back: Guests help deploy an Argos transmitter, which collects and shares environmental data to contribute to the...

    Asia

    Track snow leopards in Mongolia

    Track snow leopards in Mongolia

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    Highlights: Track elusive animals in the breathtaking Altai Mountains. How it gives back: Tourism here provides alternative opportunities for would-be poachers. GeoEx’s Shadowing Mongolia’s Snow Leopards...

    Australia

    Europe

    Rewild tracts of Caledonian forest

    Rewild tracts of Caledonian forest

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    Highlights: Witness nature in all its undisturbed glory. How it gives back: Guests learn the benefits of rewilding and help rebuild the natural world from the soil up. Scotland is going big on rewilding....

    North America

    Central and South America

    Restore coral reefs in Costa Rica

    Restore coral reefs in Costa Rica

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    Highlights: Combine adventure with philanthropy in one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world. How it gives back: Guests have a tangible impact on local conservation. Black Tomato’s luxurious...

    Celebrate an Incan festival in Peru

    Celebrate an Incan festival in Peru

    AFAR Media

    Highlights: Experience a cultural festival like no other high in the Andes. How it gives back: Explorandes works on a number of community initiatives, including an after-school project, and provides sports...

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