Open and Opening Soon Trips

Teams will travel to developing countries and work alongside a local non-profit organization for the betterment of the cause they champion and community they work in. TGL Leaders are professional photographers with travel experience, and are equipped to guide you through the country, into the culture, and far beyond your expectations. From workshops at locations many will only dream of, to helping in a tangible and needed way with the NGO, each trip is a unique adventure that will be a journey of a lifetime for every participant.

TGL: Cambodia

December 11-19, 2016 – SOLD OUT!

Ancient temples and marvelous feats of architecture surround the city of Siem Reap, the gateway into our explorations in Cambodia. Through the busy streets by tuk tuk to humble visits into Buddhist wats, there are seemingly endless opportunities for street photography and candid portraits. Once again we team up with the NGO Anjali House, which offers education and artistic expression to former street youth. Our teams walk through iconic locations like Angkor Wat and Ta Phrom as well as lesser known temples off the beaten path. After our time in Siem Reap and exploring the history of the Khmer culture, we’ll venture out on the Tonle Sap, one of the largest lakes in Asia and a unique culture that thrives the bounty of the lake.


TGL: Cuba

December 1-9, 2016 — One spot left!

Passionate music, vibrant colors, classic cars, delicious food, and affectionate people. These are just some of the irresistible things you’ll experience in Cuba! We’ll be heading back to partner up with our friends at AmigoSkate, working to help enrich the lives of at risk youth in Havana. After exploring the nostalgia the capital city has to offer, we’ll venture to the 500 year old city of Trinidad, a colorful UNESCO World Heritage site set with a backdrop of the Escambray Mountains. Cuba offers such a rich diversity of photographic and cultural experiences for travelers, we are so excited to be returning!

TGL: Peru – 1 Spot Left!!!

April 18 – 26, 2017

We’re currently putting some final touches on a return to the historically rich and stunning country of Peru! As the flagship trip for The Giving Lens, we’ll be heading back to where it all began next April, but with a few new surprises this time. Once again we’ll be teaming up with our long term partners, Picaflor House, to help local youth through photography. Be sure to stay tuned for more! 

NEW! TGL: Thailand

June 22-30 2017

We’re partnering with a new and exciting NGO – Daughters Rising – for a meaningful trip to the Chiang Mai region, complete with rural days, hill tribes, rice fields, and visiting the famous Elephant Nature Park. We’ll be working alongside these amazing young women to help them explore their lives through photography, making meaningful portraits, and the ideas of storytelling. We’ll visit their hill tribe nearby, as well as spend responsible time with elephants. Add in some amazing viewpoints, sunsets at temples, and incredible thai food, and this is an A+ trip.


NEW! TGL: Tanzania

August 13-23 2017

We’re heading back to majestic Tanzania! We’re partnering with EEF and some local school to teach and empower with photography, spend time documenting a Maasai tribe we’ve built an important relationship with, and of course, take on the ultimate bucket lister … a safari!


In addition to the current TGL trips we have available above, you are free to check out our future trips around the globe that we have yet to launch or take a look at where we have been over the years. Click on one of the two links below.