Back then, who would have known a company that began with backpacking, an Apple iPhone 5, and a laptop table would eventually grow into Pakistan’s best small-group adventure tour company.
And although we’re hitting a bit larger these days – with more than 300 hotels and guides based in different parts of Pakistan and over 1,000 different trips across every region (not to mention multiple laptop tables) – our mission remains the same. We still get a kick out of responsible travel, small groups, and very (very) big adventures.
Every Navigate Pakistan’s group adventure has been carefully designed to make sure you have an unforgettable grassroots travel experience. Over the years, we’ve developed several trip styles and themes to cater to a diverse range of travelers. We don’t have guides – We have Cheif Experience Officers.
What is travel but a search for something that can’t be Googled? We love the highlights, but the real magic for us happens well away from a beaten path. It’s the little roadside cafes, hidden viewpoints, and local foods and culture, and real-life experiences you won’t find in a search engine.
The world’s a pretty amazing place, and we like to do what we can to keep it that way. Travel should benefit the places it touches, and to that end, we’ve made a commitment to be a responsible Tour Operator. That means, amongst other things, we carbon offset our trips, we live sustainable travel every single day.
Changing the world through travel: that’s been our goal since 2011. Sure, call us dreamers (wouldn’t be the first time), but that idea has been at the heart of everything we’ve ever done and has helped us grow into one of the best adventure travel companies in Pakistan. *woot woot*
But, to us, being best is meaningless if it comes at the expense of making someone else feel small. You know what… let’s drop the metaphors and get straight to the point: Navigate Pakistan Tours is a social enterprise as much as we are a small group travel company. We’ve been pioneers of community tourism since the day we first headed out into the wilderness of Balochistan 10 years ago. What does that mean? That our tours, created by building meaningful relationships with local communities, directly benefit the people and places we visit.
We’ve always believed travel can help local communities, simple peoples, women, youth — anyone who has traditionally been marginalized or undervalued. Because there’s incredible power in being part of something bigger than yourself. Today, our definition of community tourism means that the communities we impact ripples far beyond our destinations. To us, it includes our employees, supplier and agent partners, small business owners, customers, social followers, and travellers just like you.
Because when we all come together, we have the power to realize the full potential of our great community.
When you travel with us, you aren’t traveller #2,475. We think of you as our friend, a part of and contributor to our community, enjoying enriching experiences that give back and help make Pakistan better. After all, you’re not only helping communities on another side, the renewed perspective you bring home can help change your own community as well. So the question is: do you want to change people’s lives through travel, while having the time of your life? If the answer is yes, well…
Our world deserves more you.