Travel. Connect. Make a Difference.
Our in-country tours are educational on-ground experiences around the world where participants meet local communities and leaders for social innovation. We collaborate with local experts to deliver the most immersive experiences to our students — enabling them to enjoy some of the best parts of the country while, at the same time, understanding the biggest issues that inhibit its sustainability.
Once travel returns, we look forward to offering a hybrid experience in which online interactions and content enhance the in-country experience.
Why "go MAD" in the Philippines?
Offbeat Destinations with 7 key locations across the Philippines
Our Expert Guides who are highly trained in community development, education, and sustainability
Industry Partnerships across non-profit, public, and private sectors in the Philippines
Our Flagship Tours
Trek with a tribe in Zambales
Four hours north of Metro Manila, in Yangil village, lives an indigenous tribe whose life was devastated by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991. The eruption denuded the tribe's land and left it poor and unproductive for decades, forcing the tribe to resort to unsustainable logging and charcoal making. This was once a thriving rainforest that sustained the local tribe – we aim to bring it back.
A visit to the tribe and a trek on their ancestral domain will have you planting trees for reforestation and learning about the rich culture of the tribe. This indigenous community earns income as local tour guides, chefs, and cultural performers, and by selling their own products.
Explore a different Bohol
The 42 families in the village of Maribojoc on the island of Bohol were severely affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 2013 that destroyed more than 3,000 houses. Gawad Kalinga, a leading Filipino NGO which has built over 2,500 colorful and thriving communities all over the Philippines, helped the community in rebuilding their homes and improving their livelihood.
Venture off the well-worn track and discover the other side to this beautiful island. Visit the community, connect with the locals, try your hand at the organic farm, and experience Filipino hospitality at its finest.
Groups We've Journeyed With
FOUNDATIONS AND CORPORATIONS
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES
The difference our tours have made
As of March 2020
Seeds planted across 3 communities
community locals employed
Livelihood projects created
US dollars invested in community projects