Projects Abroad volunteers observe wild elephants at a watering hole in Botswana during their ecotourism holiday.

Ecotourism Holidays

Help protect the environment while living and working in stunning environments around the world

Take your passion for nature and get actively involved in protecting the environment on an ecotourism holiday with Projects Abroad. Each of our programmes work towards solving a particular problem in a specific place. This might be to save sea turtles from being wiped out in Mexico, or replanting trees destroyed by loggers in the Amazon Rainforest.


With us, it’s not just a holiday. It's an opportunity to become part of ongoing efforts to support long-term, positive change in endangered environments. And in the process, you’ll discover what you’re capable of, and the difference you can make for the environment and people’s lives.

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A large lemur balancing on a pole in the rainforest spotted by volunteers during their rainforest conservation volunteering in Madagascar with Projects Abroad.

From £1,795

Rainforest Conservation Volunteering in Madagascar
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Help protect the diverse, endemic species of lush Madagascan rainforests

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.

From £1,795

Marine Conservation Volunteering in Thailand
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Live and work in Thailand, and become part of our efforts to protect marine life and the environment

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

From £1,645

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
A volunteer and staff member work together on a reforestation initiative during Conservation volunteering in Costa Rica.

From £1,645

Conservation Volunteer Work in Costa Rica
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Live in Costa Rica’s dense tropical dry forest and work on the frontlines of conservation

  • 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 £2,365

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 volunteers scaling a canopy walkway during their Conservation volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

From £1,795

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

From £1,440

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
Students release turtles for their conservation volunteering in Mexico.

From £1,370

Conservation Volunteering in Mexico
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Become part of ongoing conservation efforts on the Pacific coast and help protect endangered sea turtles

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
This picture shows two male cheetahs focused but resting in the shade and was taken on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Botswana.

From £1,795

Wildlife Conservation Volunteering in Botswana
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Live in a remote part of the Southern African bushveld and join our effort to protect elephants and other local wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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Projects Abroad volunteers on an ecotourism holiday plant mangroves at their Shark Conservation Project in Fiji.

Is an ecotourism holiday right for me?

On an ecotourism holiday, you’ll commit to a form of travel that benefits local people and the environment. You’ll be able to experience nature and all it has to offer directly, without harming it. It’s the easiest way to learn how our precious eco-systems work.


You’ll learn more about the natural environment in a way that’s only possible as a volunteer. For example, you can travel to the Galapagos Islands and learn about the unique wildlife and plant species by working with them directly. It’s impossible to do this as a tourist, as we’re the only organisation permitted to work within the Galapagos National Park. You’ll become part of ongoing efforts to protect the Galapagos, before we lose the indigenous species forever. Ecotourism is also a source of sustainable economic growth for many countries. In countries like Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico, tourism is a major boost for the economy and provides jobs for local people. 


Eco holidays aren’t just about protecting and preserving wildlife and environments. It’s also about sustaining communities. It helps:


  • Promote and preserve traditions
  • Support locally produced food and goods
  • Give insight, as people learn more about each other and the dangers of stereotyping


Our projects are appropriate for anyone aged 16 years and older, with certain projects even specifically designed for the various age groups. From high school and university students to career breakers and retirees, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. We also organise customised trips for groups and families who are looking to volunteer abroad together.

What can I do?

Here are some of our favourite eco holidays:



Minimising the human impact on local ecosystems is possible through a variety of volunteer activities. And in the process, you’ll get to visit some of the most beautiful places in the world and leave behind a positive footprint!

When can I get involved with an ecotourism holiday?

In every country we work in, we have dedicated staff supporting and working alongside our passionate volunteers 24/7. Our projects run year-round, no matter how many volunteers we have. That means you can choose your own start and end dates. Even if you're only able to join us for a short time, we've planned our projects so that you'll still be part of something that's making long-term, meaningful change. It’s not a quick fix.


Most of our projects have a minimum duration of two weeks, but you can volunteer for as long as you like. Our volunteers usually take the weather in their chosen country into consideration when choosing what time of year to participate. Another consideration is school holidays and leave from work. Summer is our busiest and most popular time of year to get involved but people also sign up for the Christmas holidays too.

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