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.
Inspiration for your custom adventure
Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Volunteering Adventure
Get hands-on with conservation and have the time of your life in the process.
Costa Rica: Surf and Serve
The best aspects of Costa Rica are brought together for you on this ultimate eco-adventure experience.
Ecuador: Amazon to Andes Adventure
From the Andes to the rainforests, travel through the incredible diversity of Ecuador.
Guatemala: Service Learning Journey
Support local schools and immerse yourself in Guatemala’s rich culture.
Guatemala: Wildlife Conservation and Volunteer Journey
This thoughtfully-planned itinerary will give you spectacular insights into Guatemalan wildlife, history, and culture.
Kenya: Family Give Back Safari
Discover Kenya off the beaten track. Community volunteering and first class wildlife make this the family trip of a lifetime.
Namibia: Volunteer With Desert Elephants
Make a hands-on difference to conserve the desert elephant population.
Nicaragua: Surf and Serve
Explore the best of Nicaragua’s cultural and natural highlights on this unique Surf and Serve Adventure.
Nicaragua: Volunteer Vacation – Private Islands and Beaches
This trip combines the best of this lush country, including beautiful islands, private beaches, and jungles.
Peru: Amazon to Andes Volunteer Journey
Experience the best Peru has to offer in this action-packed, cultural adventure.
Peru: Dog Rescue Journey and Sacred Valley Experience
Explore Peru and work with a local dog rescue organization.
Sri Lanka: Wild Elephant Volunteer Adventure
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Sri Lanka and spend a week volunteering with wildlife.
Tanzania: Service and Safari
Spend your vacation giving back to others in Tanzania. One of our most popular trips — great for all ages!