ABOUT OUR COMMUNITIES

The communities we visit will give you simple and modest solutions full of hospitality and social value.

In general, many different communities in Colombia are facing strong pressures from global development and great challenges from modernity and globalization. This has resulted in many of them not being able to preserve their roots, traditional knowledge or handcrafts, as they strive to adapt to the modern world. These circumstances have made many travelers unaware of the value of the social and cultural heritage within the communities at the places they visit.

If you encounter this onyour journey, please remind the community about the value of their traditionalknowledge and work. 

In our country, responsible tourism is one of the few alternatives for families to subsist and to preserve their valuable knowledge for humanity. This is vital to improve the development prospects of the place. For this reason, in partnership with our suppliers, we seek to rescue their knowledge and offer it to the world in an authentic and innovative way.

Thus, we are able to support and give priority to projects that aim to rescue nature and culture, while we seek for smart solutions to the problems arising from modernity, such as the responsible disposal of garbage, reforesting where there is a risk of desertification, educational sessions to rescue regional arts and cultures, among others.

Socio-economic impact, Gulf of Morrosquillo

When you travel with us, you make a difference, as you encourage those who welcome you into their homes and communities to become more passionate each day about their role as hosts of Colombia´s unfolding to the world. Bellow you will find percentages detailing how your money will be invested:

CATEGORYDISTRIBUTION
Food and lodging19%
Insiders3%
Local labor29%
Operation and administration16%
Sales and marketing14%
Contribution to a local cause2%
Fees and taxes17%

These labels will provide you with information about the positive impact you make on the local economy of the community when you make a purchase.

In addition to this, we want to be transparent and tell you where your money goes when you purchase, and the labels on each of our Shift journeys will allow our travelers to make conscious and informed decisions about the programs they decide to embark on.

At Shift we firmly believe in creating value for our travelers by providing practical and relevant information in our unique journeys, and in turn, distributing the income with the communities we visit. We aim to create a true shared-value for those who arrive and for those who receive us.

We invite you to discover an indomitable Colombia full of millenary traditions that opens up to the world in a responsible and conscious manner.