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WE’RE SPARKING A MOVEMENT OF SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS AND GLOBALLY ACTIVE TRAVELERS. Wanna join?

This NOT your typical backpacking trip...

Guided Off-the-Beaten Path Adventure

Our local Program Leaders help you take the road less travelled, climb to new heights, connect with real people, and explore the nooks and crannies of a new place.

Genuine Cultural Immersion

Get off the tourist trail and immerse yourself in the local culture. Practice the local language, try that delicious local dish, and make lifelong friends with your family homestay.

Meaningful Community Engagement

Instead of feel-good volunteer projects that don’t make an impact, we get involved in community-led initiatives and learn how to make an impact with our local partners.

Real Hands-on Learning

Join farmers in their fields, meet activists in the streets, and learn new ways of doing things from local organizations. Roll up your sleeves and come find out just how much you’re capable of doing.

YOU'RE JUST IN TIME...

UP TO 25% OFF OUR SPRING DEPARTURES!

find the Secrets of the Sacred Valley in Peru

Hike to mountain lakes, explore Incan ruins, make plant-based medicins and find the best kept secrets Cusco has to offer.

Go Seed to Shelf in Guatemala

Meet coffee farmers in their fields, hike to the top of a volcano, soak in natural hotsprings, swim in sacred lakes, and learn how to join the coffee revolution.

Where Do You Want to Go?

From the heights of the Himalayas to the depths of the Amazon jungle and the shores of the Indian Ocean, we go off-the-beaten-path to explore some of the world’s most interesting places.

What Do You Want to Explore?

Each OG program explores important local and global issues. From peace and justice to quality education and animal conservation, we explore how to make the change we want to see in the world.  

ACCESSIBLE, RESPONSIBLE AND IMMERSIVE ADVENTURE IS OUR MISSION

custom ADVENTURES TAILORED TO FIT YOU

Your Pick the Program

Pick an existing program or work with us to build your very own custom itinerary. Is there a special place you want to go, theme you want to explore or partner you want to meet? Let’s chat!

You Pick the People

Travel where you want, when you want and with whom you want.  Bring a group of four, we’ll give you an immersive adventure, and you’ll get the confidence that comes from travelling with OG.

You Get the Savings

For private groups of 4-5, everyone gets 10% off the regular program price  For groups of 6 or more, everyone gets 20% off or one lucky person goes free. That’s up to $7,000 in savings for a group of 10.

Here's what our participants are saying

We want to keep learning, improving, and evolving. Feedback from Program Leaders, local partners and our participants is a big part of how we grow as an organization. On a scale of 1-100, here’s a snapshot of what our participants thought about their OG adventures…
COST VS. VALUE
93%

We’re committed to people before profits. Learn more about our Financial Support options.

OVERALL EXPERIENCE
97%

What does Backpacking With a Purpose really mean? Here’s what to expect on at OG program.

LOCAL IMMERSION
96%

Get ready to be warmly welcomed into the lives of our local partners. Check out where we go.

THE WORLD IS WAITING... MEET IT WITH CONFIDENCE.

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stress free signups

Booking your next adventure is a big deal. That’s why Operation Groundswell provides flexible bookings, no change fees, and personal support every step of the way. So, when you’re ready to book your next big adventure, OG is here to help you do it with confidence.

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stress free travel

Your health and safety is our top priority.  That’s why we’ve taken extra steps to protect everyone from our participants and Program Leaders to our local partners and host communities. So, when you’re ready to travel, we’re here to help you do it with confidence.

If Not Now, Then When?

THE WORLD IS CHANGING. HELP CHANGE IT FOR THE BETTER.
JOIN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF ETHICAL TRAVELLERS.

what are you waiting for?