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Duration: 14 Days
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Amazon Endemic SpeciesAmazon School Group TripConservation Volunteer

Help to conserve the natural habitats and protect the wide variety of species that call the Amazon home on this group conservation experience in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. There is simple no better way to experience the stunning diversity of the Amazon with your school, university or community group!

Amazon Animal Conservation in Ecuador
Covering 40% of the whole of South America, the Amazon is a hugely diverse habitat containing one in ten of the world’s known species! Home to a staggering diversity of both plant and animal life, this sprawling rainforest environment is one of the world’s richest biological regions, accounting for approximately 20% of the world’s oxygen, the Amazon is quite simply the most biologically important area of the world!

An extremely high number of the species of plant and animal found in the Amazon are endemic to the region, meaning they are not found in any other area of the world. This alone attracts thousands of biologists to the region every year, looking to uncover the secrets of the rainforests plant and animal life. Over the years many research and conservationist groups have moved into various areas of this epic rainforest to help to protect and conserve the natural diversity, and this group experience is your opportunity to play an important role in the on-going conservation of the animal species that inhabit the Ecuadorian regions of the Amazon.

Your Group Animal Conservation Role
Your group's role at the animal conservation centre will be an opportunity to learn about the unique wildlife that inhabits this area of the world. Working as volunteers on this hands on and pro-active placement, your group will have a direct impact on the welfare, rescue and rehabilitation of animals that have been injured in the wild, illegally trapped by poachers, or abused in captivity, providing the enrichment opportunities the animals need to be rehabilitated for release back into the wild of the Amazon Rainforest.

Working as a team at the centre, your tasks will vary from day to day, giving you and your group an eye-opening experience where you will learn all about life in the amazon, the plant and animal species that are so important for the survival of the region, and the local communities that call this dense rainforest their home!

Your main jobs at the centre will be to provide the rescued inhabitants with safe enclosures and nourishing food to help build up their strength before release back into the wild. The centre provides enrichment tools in the enclosures in order to enable the animals to utilise the skills that are important for their survival in their natural habitat and to mimic the conditions that the animals will experience after their release.

Daily tasks will include:
• Preparation and Distribution of Food 
• Cleaning Enclosures
• Building and Maintaining Safe Enclosures
• Clearing and Maintaining Access Routes
• Assisting with Botanical Studies at the Centre

Cultural Activities and Excursions
Throughout your time in Ecuador your group will also have the opportunity to experience and understand the culture of this exciting nation, through additional activities and excursions to significant cities and areas of the country. We will assist in arranging an optional weekend excursion to take part in awesome cultural and adventure activities, with options including bicycle tours, zip lining, kayaking, bungee jumping, and more. 

As well as keeping your adrenaline pumping with arrange of adventure excursions, we can also arrange additional cultural activities such as dining at a traditional Ecuadorian restaurant, guided museum tours, and also visiting the famous Middle of the World monument, which is geographically located on the Equator and is an opportunity for you and your group to experience standing of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at one time!

Group Amazon Conservation in Ecuador
This group animal conservation experience in the Amazon Rainforest is the perfect way to explore Ecuador’s culture, wildlife and diverse landscape with your school, college, university or community group. From epic adventure activities and cultural excursions, to volunteering in one of the most diverse ecological environments in the World, this experience is the ultimate science or cultural trip. 

For a detailed itinerary please take a look at the Extra Info tab.

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Quick Facts

Trip Name
Group Amazon Animal Conservation
Trip Code
South America
Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito (Airport code: UIO)
Minimum Duration
14 Days
Minimum Age
Trip Type
Volunteering, Group Tours
Wildlife & Conservation, Educational Groups
From £1090 for 14 Days
£ 95.00
Preferred Duration
This is a 14 day tour. Ask us for details regarding your tour, if you require a longer or shorter stay duration.
No specific conservation experience is required. Participants may be required to be of reasonable health and fitness for some activities and excursion options.
Ideal for
Group Amazon Conservation; School Group Trip in South America; University Group Experience in Ecuador; Group Amazon Animal Rescue Project.
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Arrival Dates

Arrival dates for this tour are flexible. Please ask a member of our travel team for more details regarding available tour dates.

British nationals will not require a visa for the first 90 days of their stay in Ecuador. For more information about your visa requirements you can click here.

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We will provide 14 nights stay in selected accommodations while in Quito, Puyo and Banos (depending on chosen excursions). Accommodation will be dorm rooms for students and twin share for teachers, with shared toilets, showers and communal areas.
All meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided each day at your accommodation and at the conservation centre. Meals will be typical South American fare. We can also cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements.
Airport Transfer
Transfers to and from the airport on arrival and departure are arranged through our dedicated transfer service in Quito.
Induction Session
You group will receive a series of introduction session, one in quito on arrival to talk you through the trip, and then another during your first day at the Animal Rescue Centre to explain the nature of the project and the activities your group will be undertaking.
All transport throughout your trip will be provided by our decimated in-country support team. This will include transport for all included activities and optional excursions.
Bilingual Guides
Throughout your trip, to reduce the impact of the language barrier, your group will have the support of native bilingual guides.
Cultural Activities
Your group experience will include range of agreed cultural activities and excursions as part of your group fee. Optional activities during your excursions may incur additional fees.
As part of your fee a donation is made to help support the ongoing conservation activities of the centre in Puyo.
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Not Included

Flights; Airport transfers in the UK; Visas; Beverages; Tips; Additional activities not listed on agreed itinerary; Adventure activities in Banos (optional); Evening social activities / transport; Spending money.
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Day 1
Arrive in Quito, where you will be met by a member of our team at the airport arrivals. Your group will then be taken back to the accommodation in the city centre. If your group arrive in the afternoon / early evening you will be taken out for a welcome meal. You will then have the remainder of the day / night to explore Ecuador’s capital city.

Includes: Private Transfer; Bilingual Guide; Accommodation; Welcome Dinner.

Day 2
In the morning on your first full day your guide will take you to our offices in Quito, where your group will receive a comprehensive induction and orientation about Ecuador and the programme. Your group will then receive a private bus transfer from Quitio to your accommodation in Puyo. After some time to settle in, your project coordinator will meet you at your accommodation and take you to the animal rescue centre to meet the staff and receive an induction into the project work and the centre’s facilities.

Includes: Private Transport; Accommodation; All Meals.

Day 3 – 6
Each morning your project coordinator will arrange a private transfer from your accommodation in Puyo to the animal rescue centre where you will take part in a range of animal care and conservation activities in and around the centre.

Project Itinerary:
08:00 – Breakfast
08:30 – Transfer and morning meeting at the centre
09:00 – Morning Work
12:00 – Lunch and time to relax and explore
14:00 – Afternoon work
18:00 – Transfer back to accommodation
19:30 – Dinner at local restaurant
20:30 – Free time

Includes: Private Transport; Accommodation; All Meals.

Day 7
Your group will take an early morning bus from Puyo to the adventure capital of Ecuador, Baños. Your group will stay in Baños for the weekend where you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of awesome activities that will be suggested by your guide. The afternoon will be free for you to explore the city.

Includes: Public Bus Transport; Bilingual Guide; Accommodation in Baños; All Meals.

Day 8
Your second day in Baños will be an opportunity for your group to experience some of the city’s top adventure activities. Your guide will suggest some amazing activities including, bicycle tours, zip-lining, kayaking, bungee jumping, and more (optional). After a full day of activities your group will travel with your guide back to Puyo by public bus to start your full week at the conservation centre.

Includes: Public Bus Transport; Bilingual Guide; Accommodation in Puyo; All Meals.

Day 9 – 13 
Each morning your group will transfer from your accommodation to the animal rescue centre, where you will be split into groups and allocated various conservation and animal care based roles within the centre.

Project Itinerary:
08:00 – Breakfast
08:30 – Transfer and morning meeting at the centre
09:00 – Morning Work
12:00 – Lunch and time to relax and explore
14:00 – Afternoon work
18:00 – Transfer back to accommodation
19:30 – Dinner at local restaurant
20:30 – Free time

Includes: Private Transport; Accommodation; All Meals.

Day 14
After your full week at the animal rescue centre your group will start the day with breakfast followed by a transfer back to Quito. On the way back your group will stop at a traditional Ecuadorian restaurant in the Andes region for your lunch, before arriving at your accommodation in Quito for your final night.

Includes: Private Transport; Bilingual Guide; Accommodation; All Meals

Day 15
Your final day in the city of Quito will be a chance for your group to visit the Middle of the World. The Middle of the World monument is geographically located on the Equator and is an opportunity to stand of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at one time. Your group will also visit the Ethnographic Museum where you will learn more about the ethnic diversity within Ecuador. Your group will then return to Quito for your transfer back to the airport for your evening flight home.

Includes: Private Transport; Bilingual Guide; Middle of the World Entrance Tickets and Tour; All Meals

Ecuador Map

Ecuador is a very compact South American country brimming with biodiversity and incredible natural beauty. Less than half a day from the capital city, Quito, you will find the Andean mountains, the Amazon Rainforest and the beaches of the Pacific coast – perfect for expeditions, adventure sports and chilling out. Ancient ruins and countless volcanoes can be found all over the country including the isolated Galapagos Islands (made famous by Darwin’s theory of evolution) which are separated from the mainland by the Pacific Ocean.
Ecuadorians are renowned for their warmth and welcoming nature, which you will experience firsthand throughout Ecuador. And if you do ask a local for directions, be prepared to be taken to your destination in person! 

Quick Facts
The Republic of Ecuador
South America
Bordering Countries
Colombia and Peru
Capital City
Democratic Republic
15 million
US Dollar (USD)
The Republic of Ecuador
65% of the population live below the poverty line
Main Exports
Petroleum, Bananas, Shrimp, Coffee, Cocoa, Fish
Tropical along the coast and in the Amazon region; cooler in the highland areas
Time Zone
GMT -5
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Fun Facts
• Ecuador is the Spanish word for Equator
• Ecuador is the world’s number one producer of bananas
• You can balance an egg on a nail at the Equator

Travel Highlights
• Visit the equator at Mitad del Mundo and straddle both hemispheres
• Explore the crater of the Sierra Negra volcano on horseback
• Visit the land where 'Lonesome George' used to roam – George was the last of the Pinta Island Tortoise Species
• Surf at Montanita – one of Ecuador’s best surf beaches
• Hike up the Cotopaxi volcano and enjoy the breathtaking glacial views
• Discover the biodiversity and wildlife of the Galápagos Islands

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Where is Ecuador?
The Republic of Ecuador is located on the north western coast of South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator and bordering Colombia and Peru to the east.
History of Ecuador
For centuries, Ecuador was inhabited by indigenous civilisations. That was until the Incas arrived from Peru, attempting to expand their empire into neighbouring countries. Despite strong resistance from the native Ecuadorians, the Incas were successful in establishing their civilisation across Ecuador during the 1400s. The following century, in 1526, the Spanish explorers landed in Ecuador. This was the same year that the Inca Empire became divided for the first time, thanks to Huavna Capac, the Inca ruler, leaving his empire to two sons, rather than to one son as tradition dictated. Years of fighting ensued but Atahualpa finally defeated his brother to become ruler of the Inca Empire. In the 1530s, the Spaniards increased their presence and the Inca Empire was all but eradicated. The Spanish forced the local Indians and Mestizos (people of mixed European and indigenous race) into hard labour which led to various uprisings and, eventually, liberator Simón Bolívar leading his country to independence in 1830.
Following a turbulent and violent past, the 19th century was predictably filled with chaotic politics and rulers who could not bring stability to the region. The 1920s and 1930s put further strain on Ecuadorian society and the economy, especially with the collapse of the coco market and then the Great Depression. More positively, however, Ecuador saw a significant rise in its banana exports from the late 1940s up to the 1960s bringing increased wealth and stability for many. That, unfortunately, was until Ecuador was hit by recession in the 1960s. Social unrest and insecurity fuelled the rise of an anti-communist military government that took power in the 1960s, but it wasn’t until 1979 that a democratic government was properly installed. This gave a new voice to many indigenous groups and, for the first time, gave them a role in Ecuador’s politics. The landscape for Ecuador’s future is now much more positive, but Ecuador still has a long way to go to achieve economic stability and combat its high levels of unemployment.

Climate in Ecuador
Ecuador’s rich biodiversity and varied terrain means the climate various from region to region. As a guide, Ecuador’s winters tend to be dry, lasting from June to September, and the summers are wetter, lasting from December to April. The jungle area, known as the Oriente, remains high in humidity all year round. The sierra region is much cooler, and the coast tends to be warm throughout the year. The Galápagos Islands have a cool climate for most of the year, although December to April sees a much warmer period, perfect for snorkelling, surfing and boat trips.

Language in Ecuador
The official language of Ecuador is Spanish but Quichua, an Inca language, is spoken by the Indian population. Ten other native languages are spoken in Ecuador, and English is the most spoken foreign language.
Food in Ecuador
Ecuadorian food is famous for exotic fruits, fantastic seafood, and a spectacular assortment of Andean potatoes. You’ll enjoy sampling Ecuador’s national and regional dishes, including shrimp marinated in lemon, pastries stuffed with spiced meats and toasted corn. And if you're feeling really brave, why not try roasted cuy (guinea pig) or tronquito (soup made from bull penis)!
Travelling in Ecuador
For getting around the local area, public buses are a good bet, although you should expect crowding due to the cheap fares. Local taxis are also a popular option for short journeys or day trips around the area, especially if you are sharing the fare with other passengers. This can often be cheaper than renting a car. You should try and agree the price before you leave as taximeters rarely work.
For longer journeys, Ecuador has a pretty reliable bus network. However, be prepared for poor road conditions that can create an uncomfortable ride at times. Buses tend to leave from a number of central terminals in the main towns and cities, and it’s a good tip to buy your ticket a day in advance to guarantee your seat.
For short travel times and spectacular views, there’s no better option than flying. It is also an affordable option in Ecuador. Most travel hot spots are no more than 30mins away and there are regular flights from most of the main towns and cities. Flights to the Galápagos Islands can, however, be on the expensive side due to a 3 hour flight time. Tourists usually have to pay more than locals. Furthermore, you cannot reserve your seat. You should therefore confirm your reservation 24 hours before departure to ensure your place has not been issued to someone else!
Sport in Ecuador
South America has a wealth of sporting talent. You only need mention the national football teams of Brazil, Argentina and Mexico to realise the skill, flair and passion for sport on the South America continent. Ecuador shares this passion, from the north to south. Football is Ecuador’s first sport, with many young athletes dreaming of playing football for their country. That is why you, as a volunteer sports coach, can give children the chance to play football in a structured environment. Football, however, is not the only sport in Ecuador. Tennis, golf, rugby and other sports are played with enthusiasm and there are grassroots initiatives in other sports including basketball, hockey and netball. You can also play lots of sport in Ecuador with a number of local sports teams. On the sports pitch, you will learn new skills and attitudes to sport. Off the pitch, the cross-cultural friendships you build are priceless.

Gap Years and Career Breaks in Ecuador
Explore the outstanding travel opportunities in this unassuming country that is rammed full of fun to be had. From the depths of the Amazon rainforests to the shores of the world famous Galapagos Islands, the diversity of people, land and wildlife will keep you in awe of this dramatic nation throughout your gap year or career break.

Some people find the concept of paying to volunteer a bit strange. The truth is you don’t actually pay for your volunteer placement. That part is free. Your money goes on all the other benefits around it.
Placement Assessment
Before you see a placement on our website, a lot of background work has gone on. We have met with local organisations, vetted in-country staff, conducted rigorous safety assessments and thoroughly evaluated the benefits of the placement, both for you and the community. Only then do you get to see the placement on our website and book your place, safe in the knowledge that it is well-structured and beneficial to the local community.
Help Choosing Your Placement
If you are not sure which placement or country to choose, our hugely informative Travel Advisors are here to help. They are a friendly bunch, have all travelled extensively and can offer lots of advice on choosing the right placement for you. This makes the task of deciding to volunteer in a foreign country much less intimidating, and far more exciting.
Pre-departure Advice
Once you have booked your placement, you will be assigned a dedicated Travel Advisor to offer essential pre-departure advice on vaccinations, visas, kit lists and more. They will also be on call to answer those important last minute questions like “how many pairs of socks do I need?” and “can I take my mobile phone with me?”
Help with Flights and Insurance
We do not include flights and travel insurance in our placement fee. This avoids us having to pass on unnecessary admin charges to you. It also gives you flexibility to plan any further travel before or after your volunteer placement. We do, however, offer lots of help on this through our leading flights and insurance partners, providing you with an easy booking facility and the best prices around.
Airport Pick-Up
Landing in a foreign country for the first time can be daunting. This is why we ensure our in-country staff are there to meet you on arrival. There’s nothing like seeing a friendly face when you walk out of a new airport. And once we have given you a warm welcome, the in-country staff will take you back to your accommodation where you can meet the rest of the team and other volunteers.
Arrival Orientation
We will take you through a local orientation and placement induction on arrival. This will introduce you to any useful amenities and local customs, and it will also show you how to stay safe while volunteering abroad. Our team also have lots of handy travel tips and advice if you are thinking of exploring the country in your spare time.
Accommodation and Food
Accommodation is included in all of our placements. Our volunteer houses, family home-stays and shared residences are comfortable and very sociable places to live while overseas. In some destinations, you may be able to upgrade to alternative accommodation. Just contact us for details. We endeavour to supply food on all of our placements, however in some cases this is not always possible. In many cases you will receive at least 1 meal a day, please see the project summary for further details.  
In-Country Staff
Your safety and enjoyment is extremely important to us. That’s why we have dedicated in-country teams to look after you throughout your placement. Our staff live nearby, can be reached 24-hours a day and will check-in with you throughout your placement to ensure everything is running smoothly, and you are happy in your new environment.
24-Hour Emergency Support
In addition to our in-country staff, you will benefit from our international support network. You will be given emergency contact details before you leave which you can call in the event of a crisis. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ongoing Project Support
For every volunteer who travels with us, we make a donation to support the work you do in-country. This donation funds future initiatives in the countries and supports the local community, ensuring that those living in disadvantaged communities also have opportunities to develop.

Recruiting More Volunteers
In order to provide a reliable flow of volunteers to our placements overseas, we have to spend a chunk of money on recruiting people like you. Our projects simply wouldn’t survive if we didn’t. It costs to maintain a website, an office, phone lines and a team of dedicated Travel Advisors to answer all your questions! - See more at: http://changing-worlds.com/Trip/Details/care-work-volunteer-project-kenya-nakuru#sthash.mv5luPD5.dpuf
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There are quite a few things to consider and to organise before you travel to your chosen destination to take part in your placement, trip or tour.

Flights and insurance are not included on your placement which means you will have to arrange them before you leave. But don't panic this can be simpler than you may think! To make life much easier for you, we offer a free, personal booking service through our chosen flights and insurance partner – STA Travel. They will guide you every step of the way. If you would like to talk with one of our STA Travel advisors to get a quote then either call them on +44 (0)333 321 3102 or email changingworlds@statravel.co.uk

In many cases your chosen destination country will have requirements with with regards to visas, which will depend on the purpose of your visit, and there will be recommended and required vaccinations to make sure you are protected against any possible health issues that you may face in specific areas. Changing Worlds is here to help and we are on hand to provide you with advice on visas and vaccinations.

Booking your flights is an essential part of your trip. That's why we have teamed-up with STA Travel. This means that once you have reserved your place on your chosen placement, trip or tour, you will have a dedicated booking agent on hand to talk through your plans.

Travelling after your project? Need a round-the-world ticket? Not a problem. Your booking agent will work with you to find the most suitable and flexible flights possible. And remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the better the price will be.
STA Travel is also one of the world’s largest flight providers specialising in adventure travel and can therefore offer some of the cheapest prices around. They have over 700 branches worldwide, which makes them easy to contact wherever you are in the world. They also hold an ATOL licence through the Civil Aviation Authority, meaning you can book in confidence, secure in the knowledge that your flights are fully protected.
Note: If you choose to book your tickets through another flight provider, you must ensure that they hold a full ATOL licence.
Why are flights not included?
By not including flights in our placements, trips and tours, it avoids us having to pass on unnecessary admin charges to you. This keeps the cost of your trip lower and also means you have the freedom to search around for the lowest fares and most flexible tickets that fit your travel plans. It also means you can benefit from the expertise of our preferred partner – STA Travel.
We take the safety of our travellers very seriously. You must therefore book adequate travel insurance before you come away with us – you simply won’t be able to participate in your placement, trip or tour if you don’t. Although policies vary, your insurance must include emergency medical expenses, personal accident cover, and repatriation. We also recommend that you book baggage, personal liability and cancellation cover.
To help you navigate through this confusing world of insurance, we have partnered with STA Travel to offer you a specialist insurance service. Your personal advisor will find out exactly what you’re planning to do, from scuba diving to jumping out of planes, and tailor a policy specific to your requirements. In addition to this personal service, some of the other benefits of booking with STA Travel are as follows:
• Access to a network of over 700 branches in over 40 countries worldwide
• Advice and assistance over the phone from a travel help facility, available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year
• Access to a 24-hour multilingual emergency telephone number for medical help, hospital treatment and/or repatriation
• A choice of 3 levels of cover to suit your needs – budget, standard and premier
• A range of durations, from 4 days up to a maximum of 24 months
• A simple extension service that gives you the flexibility to extend your 4-week volunteer project while in-country (up to 24 months!)
• Cover for over 100 adventure sports and adrenalin activities, including black water rafting, bungee jumping, elephant trekking, heli-skiing, kite surfing, scuba diving, shark cage diving and sky diving
• Peace of mind – STA Travel is an Appointed Representative of Towergate Underwriting Group Limited and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
Note: You must provide us with details of your travel insurance before you leave as you will not be permitted to participate on your placement, trip or tour if you do not have adequate cover. It is also advisable to book your cover as early as possible to make sure you are insured for cancellation of your trip due to illness, serious accident or any other insurable reason.
Why is insurance not included?
Each of our volunteer’s plans are different, and while STA Travel can provide adequate cover for the vast majority of our travellers, there may be some activities or destinations that cannot be covered by STA Travel. It is therefore important to give you the freedom to choose the insurance that covers your plans and that you feel comfortable with. It also saves us from having to pass on extra admin costs to you.

Different destination countries have different visa requirements depending on things such as your length of stay and your reasons for entering the country, and whether you will be gaining paid work during your time in the country. Changing Worlds will supply you with any advice you need with regards to the visas you require for your chosen destination, and we will make information available to you to assist with your application.

It is important that you check your visa requirements well in advance of your travel date, as with many tourist and working holiday visas you will need to submit an application to the relevant consulate, embassy or high commission before your travel date. In some cases entry to your destination country will be granted at immigration on arrival without having to apply for a visa before the departure date for your travels.

With all visa applications it is important that you have sufficient space available in your passport for the relevant visas required for your travels, and that your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned date of return.

At least 6 – 8 weeks before your chosen travel date you should visit your local GP or Nomad Travel Clinic to discuss your vaccination and medication requirements. Your medical professional will be able to advise you of any recommended and required vaccinations for your chosen destination(s).You should inform your doctor of all of your destination countries, and what activities you plan on doing, and in which regions you plan to stay while you are there, as different regions and activities have different health risks in some countries.

Some destination countries will require you to produce a certificate of vaccination in order to enter the country, so be sure that you understand any vaccination requirements for your chosen destination, so that you do not have any issues when passing through customs.

Above all you should make sure you are well prepared for your travels, so that you have the best experience possible whilst overseas!
Speak To Us
If you have any questions or would like some more information, simply contact one of our friendly Travel Advisors. You can give us a call, request a call back or drop us an email and they will be able to answer any questions you might have.

Book Your Trip
Once you have decided to travel with us, you can secure your place by paying a small deposit per person. You will then be able to pay the rest of your placement fee in easy-to-manage instalments.

Welcome Pack
Once we have received your group's deposits, we will send you all welcome emails confirming your booking. This will contain your individual personal login details for your group's Travel Centre – online accounts full of useful information about your destination, you chosen project and all the things you need to do before you depart.

Personal Information
We will ask your group to provide some key information to help us create the best overseas experience for your group, such as medical and dietary requirements, any previous language lessons, and what each person is hoping to get out of your time abroad. We may also ask you to complete a police background check.

Flights and Insurance
You will need to book your flights and travel insurance before you leave, and then provide us with these details. We do not include flights and insurance in the project fee (to avoid passing on extra admin costs to you) but our travel partners will help you find the best options around.

Next you will need to get your visa for your trip. We will also provide you with lots of information to make obtaining your visa very straightforward.
Final Payment
We will ask you for your final payment 60 days before your scheduled departure date. Once paid, your group will be ready to pack your bags, grab your passport and get on the plane!    
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  • "It was so interesting working into the law sector in Ghana and getting this experience. Such a great way to spend my summer doing something totally different."
    Mark Fulton , Business & Law, Ghana
  • "Costa Rica is such a wonderful country and being able to help out on the care work project with the children was such a privilege."
    Lara Gillard , Care Work, Costa Rica
  • "The whole team in Costa Rica were awesome and really helped me make the most our of my time there both on the care work project and showing me the adventures of the country."
    Tom Smith , Care Work, Costa Rica
  • "This placement gave me the mix of helping young children and also experiencing a totally different culture. My Spanish has really improved too."
    Kiki Jones , Care Work, Costa Rica
  • "I am studying in animal welfare and this placement was perfect in getting real life experience relevant to my career".
    Gordon Bennell , Wildlife & Conservation, Costa Rica
  • "The whole experience was fantastic from the staff at the rescue centre, to Andy and his family. Thank you for looking after me so well."
    Ruth Eales , Wildlife & Conservation, Costa Rica
  • Fab way to start my week, our guide was awesome and gave us so many tips. Met an amazing group of people and the team in the office really help you sort your time out after you've finished the first week. Would really recommend to solo travellers.
    Emma Lowton , Adventure, New Zealand
  • On arrival, I felt as unprepared as can be, knowing no one, having no plans nor ideas of how to get along in New Zealand really. The in-country team did it all for me. Organise my trip. Booking it. Coming from experienced backpackers you know what's going on and getting to know awesome people from all around the world and maybe even some mates to travel with.
    Sean Neitzel , Adventure, New Zealand
  • Had the best time travelling around New Zealand. The team made it possible and can sort everything out for you with no problem. I would highly recommend them and will definitely be using them for my next adventure.
    Annie Frances Pritchard , Adventure, New Zealand
  • The opportunity to coach and nurture the next generation of sportsmen and women in Costa Rica was an opportunity that I couldn't give up, and I am so glad that I didn't! I had a great time and made some lifelong friends!
    Jack Johnston , Teaching, Costa Rica

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