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
A Culture and Community volunteer walking yaks during a Khmer Project in Cambodia.
Khmer Cultural Immersion Project in Cambodia

From €1695

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Experience the ancient Khmer culture and learn about the country’s history while exploring Cambodia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Volunteers over 50 learning about the Khmer culture in Cambodia, take part in basic farm work with locals.
Khmer Cultural Project in Cambodia for Volunteers over 50
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Immerse yourself in the Khmer culture while learning about Cambodian history with a group your own age

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged over 50 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Culture and Community Volunteers live and work with Nomads in Mongolia whilst riding horses to herd cattle.
Live and Work with Nomads in Mongolia

From €2045

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Experience a unique and ancient way of life by living with a nomad family in Mongolia

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer and her students play with finger paints during her volunteer work with children for teenagers in Fiji
Volunteer Community Work in Fiji for Teenagers

From €2220

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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 group of Community volunteers are outside being taught about Maasai Culture during their Community volunteer work in Tanzania.
Volunteer with the Maasai in Tanzania

From €2705

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Help with building and teaching in a Maasai community and learn more about this rich culture

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 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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