Naturally Smart Travel is cultivating culturally immersive adventure tours that showcase social enterprise throughout Guatemala to increase access to capital and capacity building in the developing world. 

Expanding Initiative Visibility

The world of social enterprise is emerging at a rapid pace. Each month we’ll highlight an overarching topic relative to varying aspects of social enterprise. Each week of the month we highlight a thought leader or initiative creating solutions for the topic with social media promotion and feature on our podcast, Naturally Smart People.

Our goal is to create a diverse, shared collection of resources that detail social enterprises, inspiring hope and action for a sustainable future.

Example: Topic for the Month, Textiles. Week 1 (picture inset) Natural dye and weaving cooperative

Connecting Communities Directly

Tours are temporarily suspended until safe travel permits. We are actively accepting tour requests for the 2021-2022 travel season

Naturally Smart Travel also hosts personalized tours to connect impact investors directly with social enterprises in Guatemala for a hands-on, culturally immersive experience through a country rich with natural beauty, Mayan history, and endless potential. These specially curated tours aim to inform through experiential learning and build opportunities for thriving social enterprises in the following sectors:

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Construction and Homes
  • Education
  • Health and Well Being
  • Natural and Renewable Resources
  • Technology
  • Textiles and Trade

Creating Growth Opportunity

Artisan, handmade leather goods business in San Juan la Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

We work with leading institutions to reimagine access to capital, opportunity for capacity building, and mentorship. We do this by nurturing relationships with local micro-finance and educational institutions that work directly with social enterprises and entrepreneurs.

We also connect leading capacity building programs from the US with exceptional Guatemalan organizations to develop the international ecosystem.

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”

David Attenborough