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Lisbon, Portugal
About ImpacTrip
ImpacTrip is a tour operator which promotes Responsible Travel Experiences in Portugal. Discover Portugal on a responsible and unforgettable trip that combines the best of traveling like a local with having a positive social and environmental impact on the local communities. Get to know the locals, absorb Portuguese culture, eat tasty and healthy and get the best out of your holidays on trip that will make your stay a meaningful experience. We are a social enterprise launched in 2013 by two dedicated entrepreneurs that want to change the way people travel. With the increasing number of people looking for alternative travel experiences to explore Europe, ImpacTrip want to be a fresh and positive option for these sustainable travelers. We really want to offer the most unique travel experiences in Portugal. We won’t change the world in one day but if we can change one person’s life it is worth trying.
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Instead of spending a day visiting Algarve tourist attractions, this tour enables you to help local communities by taking part in a volunteering activity. Spend time on the water and help to educate children and develop their skills by sailing together. There’s no need to bring food with you, as a delicious lunch is provided. In the afternoon, benefit from the flexibility of choosing from a bike tour, a nature tour, a boat tour, or traditional local activities.
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Combine sightseeing with valuable volunteer work on a full-day tour of the hidden neighborhoods surrounding the Douro River from Porto. Alongside an expert guide, experience the authentic culture of the region and see a pleasant combination of iconic monuments and hidden neighborhoods. Spend the morning on a guided city tour of Porto; enjoy a delicious lunch at a traditional Portuguese restaurant; and select a volunteering activity and spend the afternoon participating in a project designed to help the local community. 
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Really awesome hostel with great facilities that promote sustainability. It is located in a great spot in Lisbon, and the volunteering opportunities provided were just truly awesome. Great location, AMAZING people, and BEAUTIFUL facilities!! So grateful I stumbled across this incredible organisation!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Rita M, Proprietário at ImpacTrip, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you so much for the incredible review! Was lovely to meet you and we are truly thankful for your dedication to the project! Please come back again to Lisbon another time to visit your new friends :)

Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Impactrip was a decision I made by chance when researching ways to visit Portugal. But it turned out to be the best way possible to experience true Portuguese culture! The hostel is clean and modern. Tidy rooms and practical ways of storing your luggage and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Rita M, Proprietário at ImpacTrip, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you so much Camilla! There is only one way to lose those 10 kgs! To continuing diving and cleaning the Ocean :) Our sincere See You Again someday! Have a lovely week Cam!

Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

My first solo trip was in Portugal with IMPACTRIP. They did an amazing job ensuring I was comfortable with anything and everything. I’m at loss for words with how excellent this team was. I would join them again in a heart beat to help make...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Caroline C
Rita M, Gerente geral at ImpacTrip, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you so much Caroline! The team, the project staff and the babies are missing you here in Lisbon! Have a super amazing week! :)

Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to work with amazing people in an amazing city. Lisbon is an absolutely beautiful city full of friendly and energetic people. I spent part of my time volunteering in the youth support program that impact team offers and had an incredible...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Rita M, Gerente at ImpacTrip, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Thanks for the amazing words Ciara! Was lovely to meet you and I hope to see you here again to share that maple syrup! :)

Reviewed March 9, 2018

I cannot begin to describe how wonderful my entire experience with ImpacTrip was from beginning to end. I was seeking travel opportunities after graduation and traveling to Portugal through ImpacTrip allowed me to explore a new country and help the local community through volunteering at...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Rita M, Gerente at ImpacTrip, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you so much for the kinds words Marissa! Obrigada :) I hope to see you again here in Junho for the city party. Wish you all the best at home and see you soon!!

Reviewed August 4, 2017

I had a wonderful experience in Portugal with ImpacTrip. All of their team members are awesome and willing to help with any aspect of your trip to ensure your time in country is unforgettable. Thank you guys!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Martim and Diogo took us on a tour of the beautiful Palmela Castle, stunning Arrábida beach and Azeitão Museum and Winery. Martim shared insights about the history of the castle, we had a lovely picnic on the picturesque beach and a friendly tour of the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

Wonderful trip with wonderful guides from ImpacTrip. Very easy-going, relaxed and content rich tour. Highly recommend. You won´t be dissappointed!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Rita M, Proprietário at ImpacTrip, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Thank you so much! :) Was lovely meeting you and a pleasure to show you our country!

Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Only for those who are travelling in Portugal, do not only want to do conventional tourist staff, but deeper experiece and discover the country. Thank you Rita for taking us to the gorgeous trips and beaches, Diego and Fruits for searching the waves and teaching...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Rita M, Gerente at ImpacTrip, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Thank you for the kind words! We hope you both enjoyed surfing and that you fall in love everyday like you did here in Portugal :)

Reviewed February 25, 2017

It was my first time to approach this kind of volunteer tourism. ImapcTrip made it the literally best experience ever. They were there for me on every step of the way, before, during and after my program starts, extremely friendly, helpful and fun team. With...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Rita M, Diretor-Geral at ImpacTrip, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words Maryam! Was a pleasure to have you here and I hope to meet you again some day in the future. Maybe in June for the city party? :)

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