Human Connections is a nonprofit working at the intersection of tourism and international development. Since 2011, our team has been based in Bucerías, near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where we have developed partnerships with local artisans, entrepreneurs, and organizations. We connect these local partners with international visitors through carefully curated, educational itineraries. There is a lot of flexibility on what the focus of your own trip itinerary is, so we can cater it to what makes sense for your group.
ORGANISED TOURS AND PROGRAMS
Human Connections Internships
Human Connections’ summer and winter internship programs occur during school breaks and allow students to learn about working with a social enterprise, in sustainable development, business, marketing, tourism, hospitality and more, depending on students’ strengths and areas of study. Stu...
Global Engagement Trips (GETs) with Human Connections
4 days to 2 weeks
Global Engagement Trips (GETs) can be anywhere from 4 days to two weeks and would be great for schools that have experiential ed weeks, alternative spring break trips or annual summer trips. They are also an option for volunteer groups, clubs or families… anyone looking for a socially responsi...
Cultural Day Tours with Human Connections
4 hours (9:30am - 1:30 pm)
US$49 per person (children under 7 receive a 50% discount)
We bring small groups of travelers into non-touristic neighborhoods within Bucerias, where you meet and engage with families of local artisans and business owners. Through translated conversations, you will gain deeper insights into the lives and livelihoods of these entrepreneurs, gaining a sense o...