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: Morocco

October 2- 12, 2016

Medinas, souks, colors, textures, fabulous food, and the largest market in Africa can all be found in Marrakech, Morocco. We’ll be wandering the winding, cobbled streets at all different times of day, playing with street photography, details, candid moments, and even portraits. And we’ll be doing it alongside some amazing local Moroccan youths connected to our partner NGO, El Fenn – with whom we established a photography program just one year ago. We can’t wait to go back and further this awesome initiative! After a few incredible days in Marrakech, we’ll carve through the High Atlas Mountains, stay in a real Kasbah, and finally arrive to the iconic Sahara desert for two nights of shooting sunrises, sunsets, and the phenomenal night sky!


TGL: Cambodia

December 11-19, 2016 – Filling Fast!

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.


Just Announced! – TGL: Cuba

December 1-9, 2016

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!

Coming Soon – TGL: Peru

April 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! 

Coming Soon – TGL: Tanzania

August 2017

We’re almost ready to bring to you TGL: Tanzania for 2017! We’ll be partnering up once again with our new friends at Excel Education Fund for this adventure through Africa – from village stays with the Massai to a multi day safari through the Serengeti, this is truly a bucket list experience.

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.