Discover a country on a meaningful and purposeful vacation. Lend a hand for a few hours each morning, and explore the local culture in the afternoons. Our local staff and comfortable lodging will make your trip enjoyable and unforgettable.
- Lend a hand to protect wildlife in Africa, Australia, Asia and Latin America
- Super small groups to allow up close encounters with animals
- Connect with fascinating people such as artisans, musicians and cultural icons
- Explore natural wonders such as safari parks, waterfalls and pristine beaches
- All-inclusive pricing covers lodging, drinks, excursions and most meals – hassle free!
“Traveling abroad with Discover Corps was a life-changing experience. I loved our volunteer project at the orphanage. This was better than any tour I’ve ever taken! I’m now hooked on this new way to travel.”
Susan C. - San Diego, CA
Cuba: Building Bridges
Connect directly with the Cuban people and discover this unique island before it changes. Experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout Havana, Trinidad, and Cienfuegos.
Galapagos: Family Volunteer Vacation
Swim with friendly sea lions, snorkel with sea turtles, watch iguanas bask in the sun and meet wild giant tortoises up close while helping out at a tortoise reserve. Experience one of the world’s most pristine environments.
Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Conservation
A volunteer vacation in Costa Rica that allows you to help endangered sea turtles, visit an animal rescue center, and explore the rainforest by zip line, river tubing and horseback.
Dominican Republic: Heart & Soul of the Caribbean
On this stunning Caribbean island, the cheerful rhythm of life will recharge your soul as much as your volunteer project will affect the lives of the local residents.
Costa Rica: Family Volunteer Vacation
Visit rainforests, pristine beaches, volcanoes, cloud forests, and wildlife rescue centers. A family vacation to Costa Rica that will inspire, delight and make a difference.
Thailand: Elephant Conservation
Work with elephants and their caretakers, meet rural island communities, explore bustling markets & relax on the tropical Phi Phi Islands.
South Africa: Wildlife Preservation
Get behind the scenes of the conservation movement in South Africa. Help protect leopards and other endangered species. You’ll get up close and personal with some of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife.
Belize: Caribbean Manatee Adventure
Volunteer alongside local conservationists to protect the endangered West Indian manatee. Along the way, you’ll explore tropical rainforests, pristine beaches and a vibrant fun-loving culture.
Australia: Beachside Wildlife Adventure
Learn about Australia’s indigenous cultures during this journey into the habitat of kangaroos, koalas and wallabies. Ensure this kaleidoscope of life remains intact by working alongside conservation experts to learn about the issues affecting Australian animals.
Why Discover Corps?
Discover Corps offers spontaneous, authentic and unforgettable experiences. We know that the most memorable travel moments don’t happen on a giant tour bus – they come through experiencing a new place through the eyes of those who call it home. Our Vacations with Purpose offer a curated blend of activities that allow you to discover a country through its people.
Small Groups: We prioritize keeping our groups small, with the average group made up of about 8-10 like-minded travelers. This allows us to experience things that big tours of people would never be able to, from visits to the studios of celebrated local artisans, to up-close encounters with exotic wildlife.
Purposeful Projects: Designed by grassroots organizations to connect our travelers to local communities in a meaningful way, each Discover Corps project is an opportunity for you to lend your hand and heart to an important cause. These projects are accessible to people of all ages and abilities. They provide meaning and purpose to your journey,
Unparalleled Access: Our Program Hosts aren’t your typical tour guides. They’re local residents who are experts on the area and its customs. Throughout your trip, they’ll share their lives with you, while introducing you to people and taking you to special local places that most travelers would never know existed.
Hands-On Cultural Immersion: Our travelers are immersed in local communities through cultural workshops, insightful sightseeing, and sharing meals with local people. Like to cook? Learn to make tortillas alongside a local artisan. You’ll return home with a feel for what life in the community is really like.
Distinctive Accommodations: Our accommodations come with a wow factor. No chain hotels or tourist traps in sight – just properties selected for their quality, location and charm. These unique living spaces are curated to enhance your overall experience, whether you’re staying at a rustic scientific research station in the heart of a jungle or a luxurious safari camp in a renowned game preserve.