Stay at incredible eco lodges and support local communities with hands-on experienc.
Where Adventure and Kindness Intersect
Elevate Destinations is an award-winning company for travelers looking to combine a luxury vacation with conscientious and ethical community interactions. We specialize in designing trips for travelers of all ages, with a focus on experiential learning.
Your engagement with community will be tailored to your own values, skills, and time frame. Most experiences last anywhere from a day or two to a week. Whether you’re traveling solo, as a family, or as an organized group, we can customize a community-oriented trip with service elements as appropriate – or add community interactions to round out any travel adventure.
These experiences are focused on uplifting communities through partnerships with local organizations. With a positive social mission as a focus, your engagement will be ethically and purposefully driven. We feel this makes for the most authentic cultural exchange.
Giving back to destination communities is where adventure and kindness intersect. Our travelers often feel that it is they who have gained the most from a community exchange and the experience stays with them long after they return home.
Please note that Elevate Destinations does not work with orphanages. We support the global movement to move away from institutionalizing children and towards strengthening families and communities. #ChangeVolunteering
Browse our community adventures below and get in touch with a specialist.
Delve into Costa Rica’s national parks and wildlife – designed especially for families with kids.
Experience the varied landscapes, colorful culture, and the unusual wildlife of Costa Rica.
Get hands-on with conservation and have the time of your life in the process.
The best aspects of Costa Rica are brought together for you on this ultimate eco-adventure experience.
Jungles, farm communities, wildlife rescue, and beach fun as a family.
From the Andes to the rainforests, travel through the incredible diversity of Ecuador.
Lend a hand to an important sea turtle volunteering trip.
Support local schools and immerse yourself in Guatemala’s rich culture.
This thoughtfully-planned itinerary will give you spectacular insights into Guatemalan wildlife, history, and culture.
Combine cultural exchange with stellar wildlife viewing for a real world adventure and digital detox!
Discover Kenya off the beaten track. Community volunteering and first class wildlife make this the family trip of a lifetime.
Named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime for 2015!
Experience Baja California, and help to conserve gray whales and endangered sea turtles.
Make a hands-on difference to conserve the desert elephant population.
Explore the best of Nicaragua’s cultural and natural highlights on this unique Surf and Serve Adventure.
This trip combines the best of this lush country, including beautiful islands, private beaches, and jungles.
Combine conservation of Amazon wildlife with an exploration of sacred Incan sites.
Experience the best Peru has to offer in this action-packed, cultural adventure.
Explore Peru and work with a local dog rescue organization.
A perfect blend of active adventure trekking and creature comforts en route to Machu Picchu.
Volunteer and share your skills, while exploring the classic sights of Peru.
Enjoy a customized journey full of adventure, learning, cultural immersion and service work!
Take an eco-friendly safari in South Africa and support wildlife conservation.
See South Africa in a whole new light on this service and conservation safari adventure.
A 24-day whirlwind tour of some of South America’s most alluring highlights from culture to wildlife!
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Sri Lanka and spend a week volunteering with wildlife.
Spend your vacation giving back to others in Tanzania. One of our most popular trips — great for all ages!
Day 1: Arrival into Chiang Mai Flight detail: TBA (not included in the price) Upon arrival, you will be picked up for […]
Experience the culture of North Vietnam firsthand, as you live with locals and volunteer in a school.