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: Peru

2 spots recently opened up
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! 

Filling Fast! 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!



Sept 3-13th 2017

This is a Scouting trip and Alumni-Only. This is our first trip to Uganda and our first Alumni Only team! Sometimes there are perks to being part of the TGL Tribe! This trip sold out in 24 hours. Sign up to stay tuned on 2018’s trip!


Coming Soon- TGL: Morocco

October 10-20, 2017

We’re heading back to explore the mysteries and allure of Morocco! We’ll be opening this trip up soon so you can join us in Marrakesh, exploring the kasbahs of the Atlas Mountains, and sleeping under the stars in the Sahara Desert! Top it all off with helping local NGOs working to support creative expression, photography, and much more!

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.