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

Adventure Holidays

If the idea of a standard holiday somewhere doesn’t excite you anymore and you’re looking for something a little different and out of the ordinary, then an adventure holiday might be just what you need. And by adventure holiday we don’t just mean skydiving out of a plane at 18,000 feet or white water rafting. Adventure travel has recently been defined as any tourism involving physical activity, a cultural exchange or interaction with nature.


Projects Abroad offers volunteers the unique opportunity to get involved in meaningful projects in a variety of destinations around the world. You’ll have the option to participate in adventure activities either on the project itself or as an addition outside of volunteering hours.

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A Projects Abroad volunteer collects data on a Diving and Marine Conservation volunteering project.

From €2,395

Diving & Coral Reef Protection 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
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.

From €3,165

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
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A volunteer and her students play with finger paints during her volunteer work with children for teenagers in Fiji

From €2,220

Volunteer Community Work in Fiji for Teenagers
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Experience traditional village life and help young kids learn through play at a kindergarten or school

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A picture of a volunteer watching a giraffe whilst on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Kenya.

From €2,220

Giraffe & Lion Conservation in Kenya
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Live in the Kenyan wilderness and join our efforts to protect the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and other African wildlife

  • 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 €1,915

Himalayan Conservation Expedition 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
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 €2,395

Africa’s Big 5 and Wilderness Conservation 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
A large lemur balancing on a pole in the rainforest spotted by volunteers during their rainforest conservation volunteering in Madagascar with Projects Abroad.

From €2,395

Lemur Research and Protection 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
Projects Abroad volunteers scaling a canopy walkway during their Conservation volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

From €2,395

Animal Rehab in the Amazon Rainforest – 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
This image depicts a Projects Abroad volunteer photographing a shark during their marine conservation work in Belize.

From €2,595

Barrier Reef Conservation in Belize
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Get a PADI diving certification and work with conservationists to protect marine life in the Belize Barrier Reef

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project 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.

Why adventure with Projects Abroad?

Adventure with a community of like-minded volunteers: We send over 10,000 volunteers abroad each year. You'll have a community of other travellers built right into your time abroad.


Adventure with the support of local staff: Our local staff will meet you when you arrive, help you settle in, introduce you to other volunteers. We’ll arrange a worthwhile placement for you, help you make travel arrangements, and more. Most importantly, they are available anytime you need them, 24 hours a day.


Adventure without being a tourist: Live with a host family, eat local food, and take local transportation. Truly experience the country in which you've chosen to volunteer and travel.


Adventure with a purpose: Don't just be an observer. Be part of our ongoing volunteer work. You'll have a truly useful role while you explore and you'll be travelling through the structure of volunteer work.

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