MORE THAN A TOURISM COMPANY
Started in 2008 in an accidental way, WHTT as become part of what you can't miss in Lisbon. Co-founders of Lisbon Sustainable Tourism, more than showing you the Circus that Lisbon has become, they take you behind the curtains to experience what this city really is, sharing with you their knowledge, critical views, food, wine and their love for the city. After the experience, travelling will never be the same again. Send an email or find them in their office in Lx Factory. Travel responsible or stay home!
ImpacTrip is a tour operator which promotes responsible travel experiences all over Portugal. If you want to combine a responsible and unforgettable trip and the best of traveling like a local with volunteering, their projects range from social to environmental. Having a positive impact on the local communities is a priority and we agree with them when they say “meet the locals, change lives and travel responsibly”.
This project is transforming ex-homeless into storytellers. The aim is to contribute to the professional integration of people suffering from social exclusion, improving their quality of life. By showing their vision and sharing their stories of the city to travelers from all over the world, these guides get a chance to turn their life around and be financially independent, but more importantly, they become self-confident and start believing in themselves again. Definitely a worth-supporting idea and a unique way for you to learn about Lisbon.
RESTAURANT & CAFE
Food, yoga and education all in one place. In this cafe you will find a 100% vegan and healthy menu, ranging from breakfast, lunch, juices, coffee and cakes to afternoon snacks with many gluten, nut and soy free options. All local, organic and cooked in the moment by super friendly and easygoing staff. Throughout the whole week you can also join them for yoga classes, all levels welcome! There are also special workshops and music events, just check their page.This is the kind of place you will feel like coming back!
If you are looking for a boat to experience Lisbon from the river, this is it. The most personal and private river experience (there is a maximum of 5 people on the boat), so come aboard with Lourenço and enjoy Lisbon’s architecture, poetry, and art seen from the Tejo. If the weather is good (and it usually is) he will sail and explain you the basics of navigation. You can join and help directing the boat and trimming the sails, or you can just relax and drink a beer while contemplating our beautiful city.
One of our favourite galleries in Lisbon, it is located in the historical neighbourhood of Mouraria, in a street surrounded by urban art, Ó! Galeria is a small gallery focused on illustration, drawings, books, zines and author pieces. It started in Porto and since 2015 is showing some of the best examples of illustration from all around the world in our city as well. A gallery that works with many different collaborators and artists, supporting mostly young and promising illustrators.
ECOTOURS & RIDES
This company is a bunch of nice guys that share our love for Lisbon. So, if you want a tuk tuk ride - an electric, zero emission one of course - around the best places the city has to offer, call them and they will pick you up! They are young, highly informed and know the city from inside out. They will show you on each street and each corner, the secrets and legends which will leave you as in love with Lisbon as we are. The only danger in coming along with them is hoping the tour never ends.
Green Stays organizes eco-friendly tours in Portugal, with a carbon neutral policy, making sure that all the experiences are responsible and contribute to a sustainable development. They know all travels are unique and prepare everything with special care, guaranteeing the best eco-hotels to stay, as well as all the activities you want to experience, from biking and walking to natural and cultural heritage visits, gastronomy, city-breaks and community based tourism. Go to their website for more on where to stay, where to eat and what to do.
pinholes and social projects
Citizenship and community projects