About us

As our name suggests, we're all about 'Paying it Forward'

Pay It Forward

Our philosophy is simple; Experience the world and 'Pay It Forward' while you do.

Pay It Forward Tours was created to help local projects in India, Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and now Peru. We focus on supporting organisations that provide education to disadvantaged and marginalised children in these developing countries. We support the opportunity for individuals to access education, so that those individuals can become agents for change within their own communities – Truly ‘paying it forward’.

Our Teacher tours are organised for Australian teachers and provide the opportunity to visit overseas classrooms, teach demonstration lessons for local teachers, provide professional development and make lifelong connections.

Pay It Forward Tours also provide tours for non teacher travellers wishing for a deeper connection with local communities in the countries they visit. We offer the chance to visit local organisations that support their communities.

5% of our company’s profit is redirected back into the community based projects we visit. You will be part of the giving process just by choosing to travel with Pay It Forward Tours.  

Brenda Santa Maria

Founder
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Meet the team

Meet some of our Pay It Forward family
Brenda
Brenda
I have a passion for travel and education. Pay It Forward Tours has given me the wonderful opportunity to combine my two loves.
Vien
Vien
Paying it Forward is important to me. When you can do a job that encompasses your values and beliefs, it's the perfect combination. Travelling is just a bonus.
Bianca
Bianca
Paying It Forward has always been my mantra, now it is my reality. I love knowing that I am making a difference in the wonderful countries I visit.
Alf
Alf
I love travelling to new countries, meeting new people and making meaningful connections in the places I visit. I love being part of the PIFT team.
Gajraj
Gajraj
I am a travel leader in India. I love to share my culture, history and country with others. I help tourists see the real India and make real connections.
Victor
Victor
I am a specialist jungle guide in Peru and enjoy taking travellers to visit my beautiful jungle deep in the Amazon. I look forward to meeting you one day.
Sopheara
Sopheara
I am a travel leader in Captivating Cambodia. It is an honour to share my beautiful country with excited travellers from around the world.
Shahadev
Shahadev
I am a trekking and adventure guide in Nepal. With 15 years of leading group tours, I look forward to showing more travellers my country soon.