Vacations with Purpose

Discover Corps is a travel company created by a former Peace Corps volunteer as a way to show the world to his kids in a meaningful way and share experiences they will never forget. We specialize in small group travel, join our family.

A Meaningful Way to Travel

Because you want more from your travel experiences. Embrace the spirit of the discovery by taking a trip based in purposeful projects, whether that be hands-on cultural immersion or wildlife interaction, and experience breathtaking sights infused with meaningful thrill. Even well-known destinations take on new dimensions when visited as part of a vacation with purpose.

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Our team of local expert guides gives you unparalleled access in different ways on two different trip types: Nature & Wildlife Adventures and Cultural Explorations. Since our average group size is 8-10 travelers, you can have experiences that big tours can’t, and because you’re traveling with us, we can ensure you’ll have a safe and seamless travel experience with a purpose that benefits the communities you’ll visit. What are you waiting for?

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Types of Trips

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Classic Trips

Discover Corps’ travel experience is one-of-a-kind: you’ll meet local people and wildlife, immerse yourself in indigenous culture, visit historical sites, and enjoy regional food. Journey to our partner countries and embark on roads less traveled.  A vacation will become a meaningful adventure.

What Will You Discover?

  • Karen G.

    Peru: Children of the Andes

    Each day I thought we had reached the high point of the trip, but then the next day always offered another rich experience. Broadening my knowledge of Peru and its people was very important. The trip exceeded any expectation that I had…the warmth, generosity, skill, knowledge of the guide, Miguel, the variety of experiences we participated in – Inka history, social projects, connection with the people, and especially the children – made for an unforgettable trip. Rainbow Mountain was one of the most deeply spiritual experiences I’ve ever had. I’m saving my money for my next Discover Corps trip!

    Peru - Children of the Andes
  • Ann

    Cuba: Building Bridges

    What makes international travel a beautiful experience for us is the opportunity to learn about the culture firsthand through its people, food, and music. Discover Corps designed this trip to Cuba with all of that in mind. We developed genuine connections with people we would have never had a chance to interact with otherwise, and the casa particular was an incredible opportunity to hone our Spanish and, for my 8-year-old daughter, to be immersed in the language for a week. Our tour guide gave us chances to make the trip our own during free-time and showed us the local perspective day after day.

    Cuba - Building Bridges
  • Monica

    South Africa: Wildlife Conservation Experience

    What really drew me to this trip was the ability to take my children on vacation and watch them fall in love with nature. Each day, we joined our guide on a mission to track animals that we had only seen in movies. Watching my kids stare in awe as they watched elephants and rhinos play in the wild was truly priceless. Since we’ve been home, they cannot stop talking about everything they learned in South Africa.

    South Africa - Wildlife Conservation Experience

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Types of Volunteer Trips

Volunteer Trips for Single Travelers

Single travelers are often charged an expensive “single supplement” if they want a room to themselves.  However, we make it affordable for single travelers.  On all trips, we can pair single travelers with a roommate in order to avoid any additional fees. On some trips we offer a free single room to solo travelers – just look for dates marked “Solo Traveler Savings” (STS).   Read more about our Solo Traveler Savings program.

Volunteer Travel for Women

Women often face unique safety challenges when traveling abroad.  However, our volunteer trips offer women an easy, turnkey service program that is managed by our expert in-country staff.  Our staff will make you feel like you’re part of their family, and share all of their insider knowledge so you have an insightful, authentic and safe volunteer vacation.  Read more about how our volunteer trips accommodate women travelers.

Volunteer Vacations for Seniors

Combine your love of travel with your desire to make a difference.  Whether you’re traveling with a friend, spouse or your grandchildren, our trips feature all-inclusive pricing so you don’t have to worry about a thing.  Our trips are not physically demanding, and our guides can tailor activities to your level of fitness. Read more about our volunteer travel for seniors.

Volunteer Travel to Costa Rica

Travel to Costa Rica has never been easier.  We plan your entire Costa Rican vacation with meticulous care.  Our volunteer trips to Costa Rica allow you to experience its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and friendly people.  Whether you want to volunteer with sea turtles, help protect the environment, or simply relax – we have the perfect trip to Costa Rica for you.

Intergenerational Volunteer Family Travel

Are you looking for the perfect family vacation? A volunteer vacation for your family might be the ideal getaway.  Volunteering abroad as a family is a great way to expose children to other cultures in a safe and secure environment.  Intergenerational volunteer trips are also a wonderful way to pass on your values of service and compassion to the next generation. Read more about family volunteer vacations.

Trips to Volunteer with Animals & Wildlife

Connect your love of animals and your passion for travel by volunteering with a conservation organization.  Whether you’re protecting sea turtles in Costa Rica or conserving leopards in South Africa, you’ll go behind the scenes of the worldwide animal conservation movement. Read more about our animal volunteer programs.
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