Contribute to communities and the land you visit

Elevate Destinations is an award-winning company for travelers looking to combine a luxury vacation with hands-on volunteer opportunities. We specialize in designing trips for travelers of all ages, with a focus on community interaction and experiential learning.

Every trip is custom designed, so you choose your level of authentic interaction — live in a Maasai village for a week or teach English to children in Peru for a couple days. It’s up to you and what works best for your interests!

We make planning easy! We’ll work with your dates, budget, and interests to create a perfect, custom adventure.

Here are a few of our favorite volunteer experiences to get you started:

Belize: Volunteer Vacation

In the fertile countryside of Belize, a great organization called Sustainable Harvest International could use some extra hands.

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Bolivia: High Andes Exploration

Explore the highlights of Bolivia — this trip is great for families, small groups, couples and solo travelers.

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Cambodia: Rural Volunteer Expedition

Get off the beaten path, explore, volunteer and connect!

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China: Family Planet

Visit the best of China — including the Great Wall and a chance to volunteer with pandas!

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Costa Rica: Extreme Green

From beach to rainforest, this journey through Costa Rica will delight all nature and wildlife lovers.

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Ecuador: Amazon to Andes Adventure

From the Andes to the rainforests, travel through the incredible diversity of Ecuador.

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Ecuador: Indigenous Service Journey and Amazon Adventure

See the highlights of Ecuador and be welcomed into the homes of indigenous communities.

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Ecuador: Runa Amazon Adventure

Come explore the Ecuadorian Amazon with our partner, the Runa Foundation!

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India: Family Planet

Take your family along a richly historic route, full of lore and splendor, punctuated by breathtaking photo ops and varied sightseeing and historic landmarks.

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Kenya: Elephant Conservation Journey

Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi Nairobi Tented Camp Arrive into Nairobi, get picked up by your driver and privately transferred into Nairobi National Park (in the middle of the city!), and overnight at the Nairobi Tented Camp. Day 2:  Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi Tented Camp Today, you will enjoy an early morning game drive in [...]

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Kenya: Family Conservation and Community

A hands-on Kenyan experience with orphaned elephants and lion conservation monitoring!

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Kenya: Maasai Volunteering Adventure

Volunteer with the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust in Southern Kenya, then enjoy a luxury eco safari.

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Malawi: Service and Safari

Named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime for 2015!

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Myanmar: Culture and Conservation Journey

Explore Myanmar in all its golden-spire splendor!

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Namibia: Volunteer With Desert Elephants

Make a hands-on difference to conserve the desert elephant population. A volunteer experience like no other!

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Nicaragua: Surf and Serve

Explore the best of Nicaragua’s cultural and natural highlights on this unique Surf and Serve Adventure.

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Nicaragua: Volunteer Adventure

Roll up your shirtsleeves and head to Nicaragua for your volunteer adventure in one of the friendliest countries in Central America!

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Nicaragua: Volunteer Vacation – Private Islands and Beaches

This trip combines the best of this lush, mountainous country, including beautiful islands and private beaches and jungles.

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Peru: Amazon Conservation Adventure

Combine conservation of Amazon wildlife with an exploration of sacred Incan sites.

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Peru: Service Journey in the Andes of Cordillera Blanca

Delve in and truly experience Peru on a personal level – live and work in a traditional village and explore the Sacred Valley.

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Peru: Trail of the Incas Volunteer Vacation

Enjoy a customized journey full of adventure, learning, cultural immersion and service work!

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Rwanda: Service & Gorilla Safari

This incredible itinerary is bursting with once in a lifetime experiences — volunteer with Rwandan children and track silverback gorillas.

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South Africa: Service and Safari

Enjoy the best of South Africa, from stunning vistas to conservation projects and Kruger National Park.

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South Africa: Tracking Adventure

Hands-on work that contributes directly to saving South Africa’s species and habitats. Make a real impact.

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Tanzania: Elephant Conservation Service and Safari

Contribute to long-term conservation of elephants and visit the stunning wilderness of Ruaha National Park.

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