Altruvistasinspires you to engage your passion, explore the issues you care about, share with communities around the world, and build dynamic philanthropic relationships.  Altruvistas promotes transformational philanthropy in the sustainable travel industry through three program areas.
Custom Journeys program creates privately branded trips for our partners utilizing the pillars of experiential education, philanthropy and social responsibility. Read more…
Our professional Fellowship program matches community grantees with emerging or service-seeking tourism professionals to implement community development programs, support the capacity building of the community and bridge cultural norms. Read more…
Our Meso-financing program’s mission is to provide communities the financial tools they need to improve their lives and benefit from the tourism sector. Read more..

Altruvistas offers our services and professional expertise to foundations, organizations, membership associations, educational institutions, businesses, travel agencies and “VIPs” with the desire to create their own incomparable brand of travel worldwide. Altruvista Journeys provide a natural interlocutor between the desires of the global traveler and the socio-economic needs of some of the world’s most remote, heritage-rich communities, natural and cultural sites. Share your ideas, learning or donor goals with us and together we will craft an immersion journey for you. Let us take care of the logistics and customer service while you relax with the confidence that you are offering a one-of-a-kind, privately branded tour solely for your members who will never be solicited. Membership organizations and other travel companies therefore can be reassured that we will never market to your members or solicit donations for our Foundation.

Our Altruvistas Journey’s goal is to provide you with ethical, comprehensive, educational and philanthropic travel-planning services so that you can have the adventure of a lifetime: a culturally insightful, engaging, comfortable, and worry-free journey that synergistically benefits the local economy, your hosts, important causes— and even highlights the good work you are doing in the world!

Partners and Affiliates

Special Thanks to Our Collaborators:

  • Adelphi University
  • Airbnb
  • Amazon Watch
  • Artful Living Magazine
  • Austin College
  • Benedictine University
  • Cheetah Watch
  • Community Technology Network
  • Cultural Explorers
  • Delegation of Friendship Among Women
  • Dining for Women
  • Ethical Traveler
  • Flo’s Body Shop
  • Food First
  • GirlFriendCircles
  • Global Shapers
  • Grace Cathedral Episcopal School
  • Growing World Wellness
  • Keuka University
  • Knowmadic Consulting
  • Lake Forest Academy
  • Luxury Studio Events
  • Mary Paffard Yoga/or LYRICA
  • MIIS (Monterey School of International Studies)
  • Oceanic Society
  • Portland Community College
  • Questex
  • Ron Herman Photography
  • SEE Turtles
  • SFSU
  • Skyline College
  • Soul Journeys
  • St. Stephens Episcopal School
  • Stanford University
  • Trinity University
  • University of New Mexico
    (LGBYT Resource Center)
  • University of Massachusetts
  • UCSF