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Connect with the World on a Sustainable Cultural Adventure

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Harnessing the power of tourism to benefit local communities

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Founded in 1998, Crooked Trails is a non-profit travel organization working to transform tourism into a positive force in the world. We create custom-designed interactive journeys and support community development projects in partnership with local communities, NGOs and operators.

Our goal at Crooked Trails is to create positive connections that inspire travelers to get involved in the places they visit and to empower locals to take charge of tourism in their communities.

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Traveling through Crooked Trails opened my eyes to what really being an active traveler means. For me it was a way to connect with the places and people in Peru and as I said I will never go back to passive traveling again. I can’t wait for my next Crooked Trails adventure!
Katie S.


Mexico: Wild Mushroom Festival in Oaxaca, July 2017



Peru offers small indigenous tribal communities, beautiful colonial cities and mysterious, awe-inspiring Inca ruins



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“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, and leading to the most amazing view… where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you.”

Edward Abbey

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