Amaken is an alternative tourism startup, started as a youth initiative in 2008, got the name Amaken in 2013. Today we are in the phase of expanding our business model into a larger company that aims to promote socially responsible, environmental and cultural local tourism. Our travelers get the opportunity to challenge themselves physically and psychologically, and they get exposed to the interesting diverse subcultures of Egypt, and thus, our projects enrich the young Egyptians’ awareness of their identity and their role and responsibility within the larger Egyptian society. Furthermore, Amaken works to boost the wellbeing of the local communities we visit as we design our trips to rely on families and individuals from the locals to provide us with the needed services in order to financially support them. We initiate impactful cultural dialogues between our travelers the members of the local communities, and we aim to sustain the resulting connections between them.