Projects Abroad volunteers visit Machu Picchu on their adventure holiday to Peru.

Adventure Holidays

Volunteer and have the adventure of a lifetime by diving with sharks, exploring the Amazon, and more

Picture this: you’re gently swaying underwater in Fiji as you scuba dive with sharks. Imagine surfing a wave as a young South African child successfully surfs a wave for the first time alongside you. This is just a snapshot of what you can do with Projects Abroad as a you combine volunteering with an adventure holiday.


On any one of our projects, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure holidays. And at the same time, you’ll be helping to create positive change in the world. You’ll work toward long-term, sustainable solutions, not quick fixes. By your side, you’ll have our dedicated in-country staff to support you 24/7.   


Our projects run throughout the year, so adventure travel is around the corner whenever you’re looking for it. We offer long and short-term adventure holidays. You can travel independently on a Flexi Trip or work with a group on a Team Trip. Or, embark on a family adventure holiday, and enjoy an unparalleled bonding experience!

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Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From £1440

Volunteer Conservation Work in the Himalayas in Nepal
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Live and work in the Himalayas and help preserve and enhance the biodiversity of this renowned area

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers scaling a canopy walkway during their Conservation volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

From £1795

Volunteer in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru
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Live in the Amazon Rainforest and help with vital conservation work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.

From £2365

Shark Conservation Volunteering in Fiji
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Dive in the stunning waters of the South Pacific and play a vital role in shark conservation efforts

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

From £1645

Conservation Volunteering in the Galapagos Islands
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Work in the Galapagos National Park and contribute to the conservation of many unique ecosystems

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteers planting seedlings during Conservation volunteering in Costa Rica for teenagers.

From £1870

Conservation Volunteering in Costa Rica for Teenagers
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Team up with high school students from around the world to protect the majestic wildlife of Costa Rica

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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A rainforest conservation group volunteer searches for birds on a trip to Peru.

From £1870

Rainforest Conservation Group Volunteer Trip to Peru
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Live and work in the Amazon Rainforest with a group and become part of vital conservation efforts

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteers takes a picture with children at her placement in Samoa

From £1545

Community Volunteer Work for Teenagers in Samoa
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Team up with people your age and give back while immersing yourself in traditional Samoan village life

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Local women in Fiji perform a ceremony for the opening of a Community Centre at a placement lead by Projects Abroad Staff.

From £1370

Community Volunteer Work in Fiji
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Learn about Fijian life and culture by immersing yourself in daily village life

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer in a village in Samoa teaches children at a school.

From £1440

Community Volunteering in a Samoan Village
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Experience life in a Samoan village and explore a different culture and way of life

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom adventure holiday for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

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A volunteer goes diving with sharks during an adventure holiday in Fiji at our Conservation Project.

Where can I go on an adventure holiday abroad?

We work in developing countries around the world, from Africa to Asia. So, you can go on an adventurous holiday pretty much anywhere with us. While you experience adventure, you’ll be focused on supporting local communities. You’ll find the experience isn’t just an adventure. It’s an opportunity to discover what you're capable of.


Here are some of our favourite adventure trips for volunteers: 


Dive with sharks on our Conservation Project in Fiji


Complete your PADI Open Water dive course and then work with passionate scientists and shark experts. You’ll help collect data on the sharks you see during dives and you’ll learn how to identify sharks by their markings. You’ll also work on land and focus on planting mangroves and doing awareness work in the community. 


Surf on a Sports Project in South Africa


Learn how to surf and mentor children from disadvantaged backgrounds on the beautiful beaches of Muizenberg, based in Cape Town. You’ll teach children how to swim and surf, all while having fun under the South African sun.


Trek Machu Picchu on our Archaeology Project in Peru


Marvel at the ruins of the ancient Incan empire while assisting archaeologists at our Incan & Wari Archaeology Project. You’ll dig up artefacts and learn how to document and analyse them. This is a fantastic opportunity to do something different while on an adventure holiday.


Trek the Himalayas while volunteering in Nepal


Nepal is an ideal destination for adventure lovers! Many volunteers choose to trek the beautiful Himalayas on completion of their placement. You can work with children, assist on our Himalayan Mountain Conservation Project, or help rebuild schools that were lost to earthquakes. 


Climb Kilimanjaro when volunteering in Tanzania


Summit Africa’s highest peak when volunteering on a project in Tanzania. You have the chance to work at a number of placements. You can do childcare work, put your strength into building a school, or learn directly from doctors at hospitals. 

Group Adventure Holidays

Keen to share the adventure with a group of friends or your family? We’re more than happy to chat about the possibilities for group adventure holidays with you.


With our customised group trips, we’ll design a programme to fit your group’s exact requirements and goals. Our expert local staff can adjust activities according to ages, needs, and abilities, so everyone will be included. We’re also committed to providing you with a hassle-free experience, with no hidden fees. We provide:


  • Visa advice
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day
  • All project activities
  • Airport pick-ups and drop-offs
  • Ground transportation to and from your project
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • An itinerary packed with exciting leisure, cultural, and adventure activities


We’ll focus on the nitty-gritty aspects of travel while you focus on what’s important: helping to make a positive change in the world while having the adventure of a lifetime.

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