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About Us

     Changing the world through travel: that’s been our goal since our foundation. Sure, call us dreamers (wouldn’t be the first time), but that idea has been at the heart of everything our anthropology-based travel community stands for and what we plan to build big aspirations on.

     But, to us, being big is meaningless if it comes at the expense of making someone else feel small. Anthro Tours is a social enterprise as much as we are a small group travel company. We want to become pioneers of culturally immersive tourism. What does that mean? That our tours, created by building meaningful relationships with local communities, directly benefit the people and places we visit.

     We believe travel can help local communities, indigenous peoples, women, and 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 reaches far beyond our destinations. Because when we all come together, we have the power to realize the full potential of our global community.

     When you travel with us, you aren’t just a traveler. We think of you as our friend, a part of and contributor to our community, enjoying enriching experiences that give back and help improve the world. You’re not only helping communities abroad, 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.

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The Founder

     Founded in 2022 by Southern Illinois University alumni, Anthro Tours provides premium educational and recreational programs for history and anthropology enthusiasts from the United States and all over the world. Emphasizing social sustainability, experiential learning, and cultural authenticity. Out tour guides are not just armchair historians, but field researchers and experts in their field.

     Lead program coordinator Joseph C Wilson received his Bachelor's degrees in Anthropology and History from Southern Illinois University and is a member of the American Anthropological Association and the Association for Feminist Anthropology. Joseph has worked as an ethnographer, substitute teacher, and youth camp counselor. Joseph has contributed to anthropological textbooks and has appeared as a guest speaker on anthropological topics.

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