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

From €1915

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

From €2395

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

From €3165

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

From €2220

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 €2220

Conservation Volunteer Work 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
A volunteers takes a picture with children at her placement in Samoa

From €2070

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 €1845

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 €1915

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
New-born turtles make their way to the ocean on a black sand beach after being released by a group of Conservation volunteers.

From €2220

Conservation Group Volunteer Trips to Mexico
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Live and work with a group in Mexico and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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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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