Destinations

With over 30 destinations (and more in the pipeline) you can be sure to find the perfect location for your next event. Better yet, let us help you! Send us a brief and one of our lovely consultants will beaver away to create the ideal program for your group. In the meantime, check out the destinations below to help inspire you.

Australia

Why students will love it

Australia is a continent apart. Huge, diverse and beyond your wildest imagination. It’s a fascinating country ripe for adventure and exploration. Blessed with some of the most exquisite landscapes on Earth. Marvel at the magnificent underwater colors of the Great Barrier Reef or hike in the Blue Mountains. Get immersed in the Aboriginal culture as well, in the legendary Outback. Your students can make a difference helping conserve the iconic koala, or the endangered tiger quoll, and make the trip rewarding and satisfying.

Trip Highlights

Conservation volunteering protecting koalas or tiger quolls – Hiking the Blue Mountains -Learning to surf – Snorkeling the Great barrier reef

Volunteering Opportunities

-Help in conservation efforts of native species: koalas and the rare tiger quolls.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

-Learn how to make wildlife surveys

-Didgeredoo lessons

-Boomerang throwing lessons

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

– Interact with Aboriginal guides and communities throughout Australia

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Belize

Why students will love it

Belize has a unique, nature rich environment, and is the only English-speaking country in Central America. From hiking in the mountains to enjoying world class snorkeling lessons on the world’s second largest reef, Belize has something for everyone. There are ample opportunities to touch lives, conserve the enviroment and learn about the rich Mayan culture.

Trip Highlights

Wildlife spotting -snorkeling or kayaking in the Cayes  -Mayan ruins -Interaction with Mayan families and installing safe, fuel efficient stoves

Volunteering Opportunities

Help install eco-friendly stoves in Mayan village homes. The stoves are much safer, healthier and conserve fuel compared to open fires, so make a lasting impact on health and income levels.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Chocolate making -Tortilla making -Garifuna language and dance -Fish and shellfish identification

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Interaction with an organic farming family -Interaction with the Garifuna people

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Brazil

Why students will love it

Brazil has some of the most iconic attractions in the world, from Christ the Redeemer monument to hosting part of the largest rainforest in the world and the wildlife contained therein. Brazil will be a living class for your students. Your students can help enhance the lives of disadvantaged families by building a decent place for them to live.

Trip Highlights

Samba and capoeira lessons -Surf lessons  -Football matches -Iguazu falls -Building or renovating a home for a needy family in Rio

Volunteering Opportunities

Build or repair houses for needy families in Rio giving them a decent place to live

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Capoeira and samba dance lessons -Brazilian cuisine cooking sessions -Portugeuse language lessons

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Football matches -Cultural tours

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Cambodia

Why students will love it

The Kingdom of Cambodia is steeped in a rich cultural history and splendid natural beauty. Your students can view the incredible sights and learn the harrowing history of Phnom Penh and the Killing Fields, and tour the ancient ruins of Angkor temple complex. Building a home for a family is hugely rewarding and enriching, as is elephant conservation.

Trip Highlights

-Angkor Wat and associated temples -Floating villages on Ton Le Sap -River dolphins -Yoga lessons -Building a home for a needy family -Conserving elephants

Volunteering Opportunities

-Build and repair a home for a needy family -Renovate schools and stock libraries -Conserve endangered elephants

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Khmer cooking class -Khmer dance lessons -Cambodian handcraft making

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Cambodian guides throughout -Dining at a restaurant employing former streetkids -Tuktuk transport through Angkor temples

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Costa Rica

Why students will love it

Costa Rica is one of the world’s most enviable destinations: it shares a coastline with both the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean, giving it a wealth of attractions to behold. From turtles to howler monkeys to sloths to jaguars, Costa Rica has a diverse and flourishing eco-system. Sustainability infuses everything here, from the hotels to restaurants, and the eco-activities, such as kayaking, snorkeling, and zip lining. The opportunity to help conserve a variety of wildlife ata  rescue center is sure to leave a lasting impact.

Destination Highlights

Whitewater rafting – Floating wildlife safari on the Cano Negro river – Zip lining -Poas and Arenal Volcanos – Horseback riding – Surfing – Village visits – Cooking classes – Wildlife conservation

Volunteering Opportunities

Help renovate classrooms and improve the quality of students’ lives – Assist at a wildlife conservation center: prepare meals for the animals, feed them, assist the vet on his rounds

Experiential Learning

Cooking classes – Spanish lessons

Cultural Immersion

Village visits – Market visits – Coffee tasting – Chocolate tasting – Oxcart painting

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Fiji

Why students will love it

Sand, sun and a vibrant friendly culture best describe Fiji; a collection of over 300 islands in the South Pacific. It has a rich history and resplendent attractions, like the Mamanuca Islands and Navua River. Make your school trip meaningful by helping renovate a home for at-risk youth before you head out to discover more of these enchanting islands.

Destination Highlights

Scuba diving and snorkeling -Whitewater rafting -Kayaking -Cruising the islands  -Renovating a home for at-risk youth

Volunteering Opportunities

Building and renovation work at a center for at-risk youth -Build houses for families in need of a decent home.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Fijian language lessons -Fijian dance lessons

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Cultural tours -Fijian guides

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Guatemala

Why students will love it

Guatemala is heavily colored by its dramatic history: from a millennia of Mayan rule and culture to centuries under the Spanish empire. Your students will learn a lot from Central America’s most populous country as they engage with the culture and get immersed in it, especially through helping build a home for a family in need. A trip to Lake Atitlan, one of the world’s most spectacular lakes, colonial towns and the Mayan ruins of Tikal will take you even deeper into the Guatemalan culture.

Trip Highlights

Hike up the active Pacaya Volcano – Tour colonial Antigua – Boat ride on Lake Atitlan to encounter fascinating villages  – Indigenous markets – Tikal ruins – Getting to know a Guatemalan family as you build a home for them

Volunteering Opportunities

Build a home for a needy family in an impoverished village just outside Antigua

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Chocolate making -Tortilla making -Spanish language lessons – Coffee making demonstration

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Guatemalan tour guides -Tour of the Mayan ruins of Tikal -Village visits

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Hungary

Why your students will love it

The language, culture and cuisine of Hungary are like no other in Europe. It’s rich in history, colored by stints of occupation by the Roman and Turkish empires. Your students will enjoy the train line run by children and fascinating historical tours and museums of Budapest. Enjoy the views of Lake Balaton and immerse yourself in the culture by helping renovate a cultural village just outside of Budapest.

Destination Highlights

Boat ride on Lake Balaton -Guided tour of Budapest through the eyes of a soldier -Boat ride along the Danube -Thought provoking museum of terror -Dipping in the warm waters of the thermal baths -Ride the train administered by children -Help restore a cultural village

Volunteer Opportunities

Get immersed in the Hungarian culture by renovating a cultural village near Budapest – Help make furniture out of packing crates for low-income families

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Hungarian dance lessons -Museum where students experience being blind -Hungarian language lessons

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Cultural village on site stay – Hungarian tour guides -Crime and history themed sightseeing -Dictatorship museum -Walking tour through the eyes of a soldier – Hungarian horse riding display

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India

Why you will love it

A land of culture, history, spirituality and enormous cities, India has long inspired and mystified. From the sprawling mega-cities of Delhi and Calcutta to the scenic vistas of Goa and Darjeeling, India has something for everyone, and many ways to make a difference, including building a classroom in a low income community, or helping conserve bears and elephants.

Destination Highlights

Taj Mahal at sunrise – Delhi walking tour with former street kids -Cooking class with an Indian family  –Tiger safari – Bollywood dance lessons -Hiking in the Himalayas and Ladakh

Volunteering opportunities

Engage and immerse with the Indian culture: help teach in slums, renovate schools, or build homes for needy families – Care for elephants and bears

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Cooking class in an Indian home -Bollywood dance lesson -Indian language lessons

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Walking tour with a former streetkid -Mughal themed dinner -Market visits -Rickshaw ride -Taj Mahal -Indian tour guides

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Italy

Why students will love it

Italy has it all: a rich history, beautiful architecture, magnificent landscapes and its legendary food. Italy is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world. These include the historic centers of Florence, Naples and Rome. Visit the Vatican and marvel at the Sistine Chapel. Re-live history with your students, and they can also come to grips firsthand with modern issues of homelessness and the refugee crisis.

Destination Highlights

Feeding and caring for the homeless and refugees in Rome -Guided tour of Vatican Museums  -Cycling tour in Puglia -Climb Florence’s Duomo -Eat pizza in Naples -Hiking in the Dolomite Mountains

Volunteering Opportunities

Feed the homeless and refugees, and gain insights into what it is like to live on the streets

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Cooking class -Italian language lessons

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Italian tour guides -Rome, Florence, Venice cultural tours

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Laos

Why students will love it

Laos is known as the land of a thousand elephants. Given its pristine beauty and laid back culture, your students get first hand opportunity to experience the warm and welcoming Laotians. Explore on one of Laos rivers – vital transport links for this landlocked nation. Luang Prabang is one of the world’s most enchanting towns. Your students can get immersed in the culture and help build a classroom in a community far from the tourist trail.

Destination Highlights

Observe the morning alms-giving ritual to monks in Luang Prabang, a World Heritage city -white water rafting -boat ride on the Mekong river -ziplining in the jungle -riding elephants at a conservation center -community interaction and cultural immersion whilst building a classroom

Volunteering Opportunities

Help build a classroom in a community that has had little exposure to foreigners, a few hours north of Luang Prabang

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Buddhism teachings -Laotian cooking class – Laotian language lessons

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Alms giving ritual -‘Baci’ welcome ceremony – Laotian tour guides -Cultural tours -Homestay in a Laotian village

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New Zealand

Why students will love it

New Zealand has it all: mountains, beaches, forests and oceans. Compact enough to explore in a couple of weeks but diverse enough to keep you going back. What’s more, your school can play a part in conservation efforts with charming penguins in the South Island.

Destination Highlights

Whale watching -Bungee jumping -Whitewater rafting -Jet boating -Geothermal wonders of Rotorua -Traditional Maori canoe ceremony -Haka lessons -Kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park -Hiking the world’s greatest one day hike -Maintaining penguin habitats

Volunteering Opportunities

Help conserve the pristine environment that is New Zealand, by maintaining penguin habitats and protect them from predators

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Maori language lessons -Haka lessons -Poi lessons

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Maori guides -Tour of Maori meeting places and traditional welcome -Traditional Maori canoe ceremony

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Peru

Why your students will love it

From the Andes Mountains to the dense Amazon jungle, a trip to Peru will expose your students to not only the natural beauty but also the man-made wonders steeped in history and culture. Experience Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley first hand and get immersed in the culture as your students improve the lives of disadvantaged local communities.

Destination Highlights

Kayaking on Lake Titicaca -Culinary tour and cooking class in Lima -Whitewater rafting -Epic hiking to Machu Picchu -Cultural immersion as you assist a community in the Sacred Valley

Volunteering Opportunities

Interact with communities in the Sacred Valley and make a difference in their lives as you build houses, renovate schools and install eco friendly stoves in rural homes.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Chocolate making -Cooking class

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Village homestay with host family -Spanish language lessons -Peruvian guides -Cultural tours of Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

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Romania

Why students will love it

Romania brings to life the medieval times. From breath-taking castles to quaint towns dating back centuries, history will come alive for your students. And not just history, Romania is endowed with a natural beauty unparalleled in Central Europe. The Carpathian mountains are a great trekking destination. There is no shortage of experiences for students to indulge in, and they can also play a part in preserving this history, or in conserving bears (Romania has the greatest number of bears in Europe, but they are hunted).

Trip Highlights

-Conserve bears at a rescue center -Tour grand Bucharest -Dracula’s Castle and history  -Saxon villages -Visit painted monastries in Bucovina -Encounter wildlife (including bears and wolves) in stunning National Parks

Volunteer Opportunities

Assist at a bear conservation center – Restore an ancient orchard – Renovate a school in a Saxon village

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Saxon cooking class -Romanian dance lessons -Cheese and yogurt making lessons -Bread making -Embroidery lessons

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Romanian tour guides -Dracula history and castle -UNESCO World Heritage monuments -Fortified churches -Interaction with shepherds -Cultural tours

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Slovenia

Why students will love it

Don’t let it’s size fool you: compact Slovenia is an eco-friendly dream destination. With its stunning forests and Lakes Bled and Bohinj, your students will have an awesome adventure. Enjoy a tour of the green capital Llubljana, take a boat ride on Lake Bled and soak in the gorgeous views of the castle. Go canyoning and enjoy other adventure activities, and make a difference by teaching sports to local students.

Destination Highlights

Guided tour of Llublijana the capital -Boat ride on Lake Bled -Cycling around Lake Bohinj -Canyoning  -White water rafting in the Soca Valley -Exploring the Skocjan Caves

Volunteering Opportunities

Teach sports to local students, and get to know and interact with them at the same time.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

-Rapelling skills

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Interaction with shepherds -Cheese making

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Vietnam

Why students will love it

Vietnam is steeped in a French colonial aesthetic and a unique and rich indigenous culture. Between Hanoi in the north and Saigon in the south is a stunning coastline, mountainous terrain and the spellbinding Halong Bay. Your students can also enjoy delicious local cuisine throughout, and help build a classroom or renovate a center for victims of Agent Orange, the chemical defoliant used in the Vietnam War that still causes birth defects.

Destination Highlights

Taking in the magical splendor of Halong Bay  -Vietnamese cooking class  -Authentic hill tribe trekking -Touring Saigon and Old Hanoi -Exploring the Mekong river

Volunteer Opportunities

Assist in building a classroom in a remote section of northern Vietnam  -Renovate a center near Hanoi for victims of Agent Orange

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Vietnamese cooking class – Cu chi tunnels

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Vietnamese tour guides -Cultural tours of Saigon and Hanoi -Interaction with local rice farmers -Homestay in the Mekong Delta or Sapa -Local markets -Streetfood tour

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