Volunteer Vacations Bring Guests to Lush Rainforests, Pristine Beaches, Charming Villages and the African Bush
New York, NY – Adventure Center invites travelers to turn their next vacation – whether they prefer white sandy beaches or an African safari – into a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The company’s wide array of volunteer vacation trips combine incredible itineraries in the far flung corners of the globe with the chance to positively impact the community visited. Two examples, taken from the list of nine possibilities, ranging from eight to 15 days, include the “Andaman Adventure,” which blends island and rainforest exploration with a number of sustainability projects, and “Call of the Wild,” a safari through African bush that assists with tracking and researching wild lions. Prices per person, double, are from $1,888 and $1993, respectively, and include transport, accommodations and indicated meals throughout the trip; international air is extra.
- The 13-day “Andaman Adventure” takes guests from bustling Bangkok to the waterfalls, rare flora and trails of the stunning rainforest of Khao Sok National Park, where guests can ride elephants and inner-tube down rivers, and ends with a tropical island stay and the chance to snorkel and scuba dive. Community projects in Ban Talae Nok, which was hit by a Tsunami in 2004, include mangrove restoration, creative workshops with local children, and teaching English to locals. Prices for the four available dates in July and Aug. range from $1,888 to $2,098.
- On the 15-day “Call of the Wild,” a fascinating safari through the African bush is combined with participation in a Wildlife Research Project, which has recently expanded to include rhinos and elephants, in addition to the lion pride that has been observed since 2004. The long-term project affords guests the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with these majestic animals, as well as an in-depth look at their behavior. The eight trips available between April and December are all priced at $1,993.
Itineraries are subject to change and can be provided in further detail at the time of booking. Specific inclusions, including number of meals and type of accommodations and transfers, can be found on the individual trip pages. Additional information, brochures and reservations, can be obtained from travel agents or Adventure Center’s visitor-friendly web site, www.adventurecenter.com; or by phone: U.S. (800) 228-8747; Canada (866) 338-8735.