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Impact Travel Opportunities

Travel is in our DNA at Spark Ventures. Since 2007, hundreds of people have participated in what we call impact travel through our world-class trips. What could simply be an international vacation becomes an unforgettable journey bringing to life Spark’s unique approach to philanthropy and our on-the-ground partnerships. You will explore these countries as an insider. You will make a difference in the lives of the people you meet. And we believe that as with the co-founders of Spark Ventures, your journey will “spark” new friendships, opportunities, and a better future for us all.

 

What is “Impact Travel”?

 

    1. An eye-witness experience of the international impact investing of Spark Ventures via our business driven philanthropy model
    2. Hands-on engagement with the children who benefit from Spark Ventures’ investments, and engagement with the heroic leaders of these social programs
    3. Immersion in the culture through culinary/food experiences, performing arts, and insightful historical analysis
    4. Visiting the best sights the country has to offer in terms of nature, architecture, adventure and more

 

Click here to find out what some of our travelers have to say about traveling with Spark Ventures. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ and feel free to reach out to Arnold Duijzer (aduijzer@sparkventures.org or at 773.293.6710). See below for the upcoming opportunities for you to travel with Spark to Zambia and Nicaragua.

Upcoming Trips

Zambia 9-Day Trip – July 9-17, 2017

July 9-17, 2017 — SOLD OUT

 

Spark invites you on a transformative journey to Zambia to visit our local social impact partner, Hope Ministries, and see our impact firsthand. This immersive cultural experience offers the opportunity to engage with the people of Zambia while enjoying the natural beauty of the country. Perhaps most inspiring will be the relationships you develop with the children and staff of Hope. The trip culminates with a visit to Victoria Falls and a full-day safari in Botswana. If you want more information, please reach out to Arnold.

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, go to the trip page.

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Nicaragua 5-Day Trip – November 2017

November 8-12, 2017

 

This unique trip is designed for young professionals interested in learning more about Spark’s approach to strategic philanthropy. An introduction to impact travel, this trip will include hands-on engagement with the children and staff of Las Tías and exposure to the culture and beauty of Nicaragua. There’s also the option to add on two additional days of fun activities. If you want more information, please reach out to Arnold.

 

View the full trip overview here

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, go to the trip page.

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Zambia 9-Day Trip – January 2018

January 21-29, 2018

 

Spark invites you on a transformative journey to Zambia to visit our local social impact partner, Hope Ministries, and see our impact firsthand. This immersive cultural experience offers the opportunity to engage with the people of Zambia while enjoying the natural beauty of the country. Perhaps most inspiring will be the relationships you develop with the children and staff of Hope. The trip culminates with a visit to Victoria Falls and a full-day safari in Botswana. If you want more information, please reach out to Arnold.

 

View the full trip overview here

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, go to the trip page.

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Nicaragua Young Professionals Trip – March 2018

March 14-18, 2018

 

This unique trip is designed for active individuals interested in learning more about Spark’s approach to strategic philanthropy. An introduction to impact travel, this trip will include hands-on engagement with the children and staff of Las Tías and exposure to the culture and beauty of Nicaragua. There’s also the option to add on two additional days of fun activities. If you want more information, please reach out to Arnold.

 

View the full trip overview here

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, go to the trip page.

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Nicaragua Sustainable Agriculture Trip – June 2018

June 18-24, 2018

 

Spark invites you on a transformative journey to Nicaragua. Begin your journey with time spent in the hills of Matagalpa at our joint-venture social enterprise farm, cultivating cacao, plantains and honey. Get your hands dirty on the farm as you work alongside the farm staff and learn about this powerful social enterprise. Then, visit our local social impact partner, Las Tías, and meet the leaders and youth beneficiaries. This immersive cultural experience offers the opportunity to engage with the people of Nicaragua while enjoying the natural beauty of the country.

 

View the full trip overview here

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, please contact Arnold Duijzer (aduijzer@sparkventures.org).

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Zambia 9-Day Trip – July 2018

July 15-23, 2018

 

Spark invites you on a transformative journey to Zambia to visit our local social impact partner, Hope Ministries, and see our impact firsthand. This immersive cultural experience offers the opportunity to engage with the people of Zambia while enjoying the natural beauty of the country. Perhaps most inspiring will be the relationships you develop with the children and staff of Hope. The trip culminates with a visit to Victoria Falls and a full-day safari in Botswana.

 

View the full trip overview here

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, please contact Arnold Duijzer (aduijzer@sparkventures.org).

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Don’t see your ideal travel dates listed here? Have a group of friends or colleagues you want to travel with? Want to customize the standard Spark Ventures Impact Travel itinerary to suit your travel preferences? We can accommodate that and more.

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