Become a Purpose Driven Traveler - Join the Movement!

Welcome to Travel Roots! Where your passion for travel meets a desire to explore local communities & support socially responsible tourism. Whether you’re seeking adventure, spiritual well-being, rest & relaxation, a team building corporate retreat, or getting off the beaten track, we offer uniquely designed customized travel packages.

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Our Upcoming Featured Tours....

Volunteer Adventure to Maldives

Travel with a purpose to beautiful remote islands of Maldives
Opportunities Year Round!
Starting at $2100 CAD

Peru Andes & Amazon Adventure

Lima – Cusco – Lares Trek – Machu Picchu – Lake Titicaca – Amazon – Lima
Opportunities Year Round
Starting at $3,150 CAD

Best of Morocco - 15 Day Tour

Morocco Adventure - Imperial Cities & The Sahara
Opportunities Year Round
Starting at only $1,750 CAD

Vancouver Island - Self Guided Adventure

9 Day Road Trip exploring the beauty of the southwest coast
Opportunities Year Round
Starting at only $1599 CAD

Bringing you a unique blend of adventure, educational, volunteer, and special interest tours

Adventures Abroad

We develop off the beaten track experiences designed to connect travelers with local people and places for an authentic experience. Our experiences maintain a focus on sustainable community-based development, health & wellness, conservation management, and cultural preservation.

Health & Wellness Retreats

Need a different type of travel that feeds your mind body and soul? Join us on one of our health & wellness retreats and unwind and rejuvenate while exploring an amazing destination abroad. Our experiences are customized with a variety of learning and healing programs.

Volunteer Travel

Are you looking for a life changing grassroots experience? Our Volunteer Travel experiences are designed to offer students, youth, and adults a unique travel adventure that provides an opportunity to connect with local communities and not-for-profits while exploring incredible destinations.

Travel Planning

Are you wanderlust? We can assist with designing your dream trip. Whether it's creating a customized itinerary, helping you with travel research or working with you to plan a group adventure or working holiday - we'd love to share our expertise and assist with planning your life-changing journey.

“ I consider myself a seasoned traveler but the unique experiences that Travel Roots offered me was something I could not have organized or even dreamt up myself. The activities and local contacts were something so unique I consider myself lucky to have been able to have lived them. I look forward to my next adventures with Travel Roots!”
– Terry Ilasewich, Winnipeg, Canada

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to explore those unique places just around the corner and see the world from another angle. With Travel Roots we connect you with small locally owned businesses where you get a more intimate understanding of the places that we visit and a chance to connect with the locals.

Our Blog

Where your passion for travel meets a desire to explore local communities & support socially responsible tourism. Be inspired for your next journey by exploring our stories and experiences from across the globe. Do you have a travel story to share - we would love to hear it!

Travel Roots Sweden

Our new office in Sweden is now open for business offering travel planning, small group tours and Corporate Travel Services. We provide you with everything you need from planning to delivering a wonderful travel experience for you and your team.

Our Partners

Grassroots movements begin with people gathering together for a common goal. With the same goals in mind, Travel Roots has connected and partnered with a variety of different people, organizations, and programs to create unique opportunities for travellers to connect and support a common vision.

Be inspired by learning from our travel tips and adventures

Self Guided Experiences

How do Self-Guided Experiences Work?

Since the launch of our new Self-Guided Experiences many people have been asking the following questions: “How does it actually work?” “What makes them self-guided if someone plans it for you?” “What’s included and what am I paying for?” “Why should I pay for this, if I can do it myself? So this blog post […]

Travel Accommodations that Support Local Communities

How to Choose Travel Accommodations that Support Local Communities

Everyone needs a place to sleep while they travel – finding accommodations can be an overwhelming task in itself, let alone figuring out how to do it responsibly and not make a negative impact on the local economy, environment, and socio-cultural aspects. Here are some simple things to do that will help you choose accommodations […]

Sharing a meal Maldives

Food and Travel – Tasty Experiences Around the World

Food and Travel – One of the Best Combinations One of the best parts of traveling, that is sometimes overlooked, is the food, and the delicious flavours you can experience while exploring the world. Some of them may be interesting local delicacies that are what you would say, “an acquired taste” like Iceland’s kæstur hákarl, fermented […]

Exploring own Backyard in Canada

Exploring my own Backyard in Canada

Every once in a while you need to take a few steps back, slow things down, contemplate… That’s what this next month is going to be all about for me as an entrepreneur. When you slow things down it really shows you what’s important in life. I’m now a week into travelling back to Winnipeg […]

Eastern India

Eastern India: A Destination Full of Surprises

When most people think of India, they think over-crowded cities, culture shock, ashrams, and the Taj Mahal. But this country has so much more to offer and an abundance of hidden gems to explore! India has always been a special place for me and I believe it’s a destination that has something for everyone. I […]

Italy Food Tour

A Journey to Italy… Food, Friends and Family

We’re so excited to pair up with an inspirational Winnipeg-based Chef that shares a passion for the art and representation that food brings to all of our lives. Chef Jaya will be leading a group of food loving individuals to visit Italy with a chance to immerse into the local culture, cuisine, and lifestyle of Piedmont […]

Peru Trekking Adventure

Peru Trekking Adventure of the Salkantay – Inca Trail

Machu Picchu… an iconic dream destination for the wanderlust, but there is so much more to explore in this region of Peru. This is an experience where the journey itself is much more rewarding than the destination. I just returned from leading a 12 day Adventure in Peru with 9 interesting folks from Manitoba that were […]

Volunteer Tour Nicaragua

Travel Trends for 2017

Here are some Travel Trends that are on the horizon for 2017. As a traveller and responsible tourism operator, I love to see how the travel industry evolves and changes to keep up with new demands and trends. These travel trends are based on research findings and my own personal observations. The Growing Market of Wellness-Minded […]

Roatan Tranquil Seas

The Retreat Planning Guru

Retreat Planning Have you dreamed of leading your own retreat? I discovered that I have become quite the retreat planner. I planned my first group yoga retreat 2 years ago and since then have found my niche – planning unique wellness retreats that support small businesses, healthy living, volunteerism, and environmental awareness. I always look at […]