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

From €2,395

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 €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

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

From €1,915

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
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

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
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

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 volunteers takes a picture with children at her placement in Samoa

From €2,070

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 €1,845

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
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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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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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