About Us

We are a Responsible Tour Operator

ImpacTrip is a social business internationally certified as B-Corp that promotes Responsible Travel Experiences in Portugal, Spain and Croatia.

The company was founded in 2015 by two dedicated social entrepreneurs that want to change the way people travel, ImpacTrip aims at combining the best of travel with a positive social and environmental impact.
We really want travelers to have the most unique and meaningful travel experiences. We help them to connect with the locals, to experience the culture and to contribute in a positive way to the local communities, while making friend from all over the world.

Meet the Team

Rita Marques

As a serial traveler and eternal optimist, being a social entrepreneur has been her wildest adventure.

Has lived in 3 different countries and traveled through 40+ countries across 4 different continents.

Diogo Areosa

Studied Tourism, specialized in Rural Tourism and travel agencies.

Passionate about water sports; was a sailing champion in his youth. Lived in Madrid for a year, so try his Spanish!

Ana Lagoa

Studied sustainable development and has always volunteered, she believes that the change is in the hands and heart of ordinary people.

She is addicted to travel, between the mountain and the beach, when she is not working, is there where you can find her.

Francisca Monteiro

Studied Tourism Managment and Globalization and Diplomacy. Believes that everyday is a learning day and everybody can be a teacher.

Crazy dancer and beach lover, is constantely trying to find new adventures around the world.

Daniela Apparente

Studied Sustainable Tourism, believes more in nature than humans but thinks that we can make the difference in preserving Earth.

Passionate about Conservation, in love with the sea, practices rock climbing. A sport she started because scared of heights.

Petra Gabric

She was born and raised in Croatia, and did her studies in Law. Her passion is to volunteer with kids.

What she loves more about her job is the chance to meet people from all around the world.

Margarida Martins

It is her great motivation to change the world and create a positive impact.

Hates the routine, passionate about experiencing different cultures around the world, environmental causes, equal opportunities and development in third world countries. Always looking for opportunities to shake things up!

Monica Diniz

Studied Social and Cultural Education in Amsterdam, where she was born and raised. Her Portuguese roots found their way back to the Lisbon sun.

A strong conviction that every little change can contribute to a more positive and sustainable world, all it takes is action!

Carolina Mesquita

Carolina has been a project manager for tech start-ups, after studying Business at Católica-Lisbon. Is back to school (doing a Masters in Sustainability), and ready to make an impact.

Sustainable foodie and keen runner. Wrote a book (As Matriarcas) about old ladies in Portuguese villages.

Vítor Mendonça

Vítor studied tourism with the aim of bringing together languages and nature. His dream is to create a rural tourism farm.

He is passionate about traveling! After Nepal, he can't have a "normal" trip.

Raquel Fonseca

Raquel was born in Portugal and raised in Angola, she owns both passports but still hasn't figured out where Home is.

She is moved by a dream of sustainably developing countries through tourism, and is passionate about Nature.

Mercês Dias

Our "Impact Mum" that loves the land, the sky and the sea.
To cook, laugh and dance when no one is looking.

She makes carpets, woolen hats, and collects cacti and seeds.

Ana Matias

Our "Crazy Mum" loves to create in the kitchen.

An aquarian from 1963, former sports marketeer with a Guinness World Record (Largest Human Logo), published author and painter, who loves new experiences and adventures.

Filipa Cabaça

The "Veggie Mum"! She makes magic with vegetables and spreads awareness about sustainable and healthy eating.

She is also a yoga teacher and wants to bring harmony to everyone and to our world.

Paula Rocha

Is the "Mum" that makes sure everything is neat and tidy in the house.

Paula loves animals, she has one dog, one cat and two birds. On her free time she enjoys singing and dancing.

Sandra Marques

Sandra can be described as friendly, spontaneous and hardworking.

She grew up and lived in a small village in the middle of Portugal, where she learned to cook with her sister and her mother.

Sara Fonseca

Studied communication and has always worked in several areas, which gives her great versatility.

She loves to travel, read and the sea. For her, family is the most important thing in the world.

Our Approach

We aim at being 100% transparent.
We are a social business committed to supporting great projects, locally curated, through volunteering programs that can both support urgent needs and cause a long-lasting impact and positive change.
We match volunteers on their chosen program with the right non-profit partner, according to their current needs at the time of the program and the profile and skills of the volunteer. We do not charge the volunteer a fee for the volunteering activities, neither do we pay the non-profits to accept the volunteer. It’s a simple match between those who want to help and organizations which need support.
We aim at improving what we do everyday and provide a safe, impactful and unforgettable experience to our clients.

We are proud to be a B Corp!
Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit.
Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.

We have a brand dedicated to help other companies becoming better: Impacteam!
Impacteam is a brand from the same company. But instead of connecting NGOs with tourists like ImpacTrip does, Impacteam connects NGOs with companies according to their own Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.
Impacteam is an operational corporate social responsibility consultancy company that creates and implements initiatives and projects with a positive social and environmental impact, connecting companies and nonprofit organizations.
Companies reach Impacteam for support in: CSR consultancy or projects; volunteer or teambuilding activities with purpose; events with positive social and environmental impact.
Know more about Impacteam

Impact Goals

Measuring impact is very important to our company. It is the only path to growth in purpose! These are our goals for 2019:
Number of volunteers
800 volunteers
Total volunteering hours
35.000 hours
Network of non-profit partners
500 non-profit
New volunteer programs
5 programs
New responsible travel experiences
4 experiences
New destinations
2 new destinations

Awards & Nominations

Affordable Tour Operator of the Year 2018 – Winner

Affordable Tour Operator of the Year 2018 – Winner

Trip Advisor’s Excellence Certification

Trip Advisor’s Excellence Certification

Young Business/Entrepreneur Nomination

Young Business/Entrepreneur Nomination