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

Ecotourism Holidays

Help protect the planet while you travel and explore the world with us

Perhaps your best friend mentioned it in conversation after returning from a trip to the jungles of South America or you came across it in your monthly travel magazine subscription. However you first heard the phrase “ecotourism”, it definitely won’t be the last time.


It seems the penny has finally dropped and more people are realising that our planet’s limited natural resources are depleting at an alarming rate. This has resulted in an increase in people choosing to travel in a conscientious manner with low impact on the environment they’re visiting.


By taking part in an environmentally friendly trip you’re also actively committing to a way of travel that benefits the local community and its heritage. Ecotourism holidays are a great way to experience nature and all it has to offer without harming it which is why its sudden rise is great news for conservation efforts the world over!


While conservation and environmentalism are always at the forefront of Projects Abroad’s efforts, a number of our projects are specifically designed to assist in the conservation of the environment and improving the well-being of the local people in the countries we work in.

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A volunteers takes a picture with children at her placement in Samoa
Community Volunteer Work for Teenagers in Samoa

From €2070

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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.
Community Volunteer Work in Fiji

From €1845

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Learn about Fijian life and culture by immersing yourself in daily village life

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

From €1915

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

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 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.
Conservation Group Volunteer Trips to Mexico

From €1995

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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 over 18 can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteer prepare for their ziplining experience through the Costa Rican forest
Conservation Service Learning in Costa Rica for Middle School Students

From €2895

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Live in the Costa Rican tropical dry forest and work with other middle school students on important conservation work

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 12-15 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer and staff member work together on a reforestation initiative during Conservation volunteering in Costa Rica.
Conservation Volunteer Work in Costa Rica

From €2220

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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 over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A picture of a volunteer watching a giraffe whilst on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Kenya.
Conservation Volunteer Work in Kenya

From €2220

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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 over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Teenagers conduct a wildlife census as part of their conservation volunteer work in Kenya
Conservation Volunteer Work in Kenya for Teenagers

From €2670

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Join people your age and work together to protect endangered wildlife in East Africa, like the Rothschild’s Giraffe

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers work with sea turtles in Mexico on a project for teenagers
Conservation Volunteer Work in Mexico for Teenagers

From €2220

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Live and work with a group your age and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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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?

Ecotourism is a great fit for you if you're passionate about the environment and interested in sustainable travel. Age, gender, and previous experience are irrelevant when it comes to protecting our planet and natural heritage.


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.

When can I get involved with an ecotourism holiday?

At Projects Abroad, we employ local staff year round in each of the countries we work in. This means we are able to offer 24/7 support and the majority of our projects run throughout the year. This enables us to offer flexible start dates which means you can join a project on any day you wish. 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 period too.

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