Get off-the-beaten path and dive deep into the places you go. Try delicious local food with new friends, practice a different language, and find a second home with a local family.
Avoid the pitfalls of feel-good projects that don’t make a real impact. Learn from our local partners and allies while you work under their leadership on their priorities.
Climb to epic heights, shake hands with local change-makers and explore the nooks and crannies of a new place with two knowledgeable Program Leaders by your side.
Join farmers in their fields, get involved with local organizations, and hold onto the stories of the people you meet. Challenge your preconceptions and find out just how much you’re capable of doing.
We want travel to be a force for good which means the health and safety of our global community is our top priority. That’s why we’ve taken extra steps to protect everyone from our participants and Program Leaders to local partners and host communities. So, when you’re ready to travel again, we’re ready to help you meet it with confidence.
We’ve taken OG’s best-in-the-biz risk management system and made it even better. We’ve received the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Safe Travel stamp and continue to follow the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s health and safety guidelines.
We’ve introduced Universal Deposits. That means that your deposit with OG guarantees you a place on an OG program, period. If you need to change your travel plans, you can, for any reason, no questions asked, and at no additional charge. Seriously!
From the heights of the Himalayas and Andes to the depths of the Amazon jungle and the shores of the Indian Ocean and Caribbean Sea, we go off-the-beaten-path to some of the world’s most fascinating places.
Each OG program has its own theme, style and flow but every one is jam packed full of immersive adventure, meaningful service, and hands-on learning.
Your Pick the Program
Pick a program and make it private, 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. All you need is 4 friends, we’ll give you an immersive adventure, and you’ll get the peace of mind that comes from backpacking with your own bubble.
You Get the Savings
Save between $250-$500 per person when you make a program private. That’s up to $5000 in savings for a private group of ten! Or we can price a custom program just for you.
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…
We’re committed to people before profits. Learn more about our Financial Support options.
What does Backpacking With a Purpose really mean? Here’s what to expect on at OG program.
Get ready to be warmly welcomed into the lives of our local partners. Check out where we go.