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Variety of dim sum steamed in traditional bamboo containers
$3,900
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Flavors of China

12 Day Itinerary
  • Take a cooking class in Shanghai
  • Meet and visit with a local family
  • Learn how to prepare Chinese dishes
  • Explore the Great Wall of China
Start this culinary focused tour with Peking Duck in Beijing followed by a dumpling feast in the old Chinese capital of Xi'an. Head south to the Sichuan Province where Chengdu boasts its infamous Hot Pot dinner. End the tour in Shanghai for a mix of international flavors and cuisine.
Activities: Cooking Class, History, Land, Urban Exploration, Volunteering, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Asia, China, Beijing, Chengdu, Dujiangyan, Forbidden City, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mutianyu Section, Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Shanghai, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an
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School children
$2,425
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Cachiccata Group Service Project with Machu Picchu

10 Day Itinerary
Group service project in the Cachiccata community combined with visit of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. Participants, side-by-side with the family members, will work on cleaning, repairing, and restoring homes, planting native trees, and visiting school and supporting a healthy breakfast project. We stay in the community campground each night to immerse ourselves in the village life.
Activities: Camping, Community Stay, History, Land, Light Hiking, Local Market, Volunteering
Places: Peru, South America, Cachiccata Community Campsite, Cusco, El MaPi Inn, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Sacred Valley
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Nice mountain views during Ecuador vacation
$4,350
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Rainforest Cultures & Natural Ecosystems

9 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Learn of Sir Francis Drake
  • See the largest Frigatebird colony
  • Discover Colombia’s Pacific coast
  • Visit the Darien Jungle
Traverse the legendary Panama Canal and roam the Darien Jungle, one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Scan your surroundings for wildlife—such as spider monkeys and jaguars—as you explore Utria National Park.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Volunteering, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, South America, Colon, Darien Jungle, Guayaquil, Isla de la Plata, Machala, Panama Canal, Utria National Park
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Holding a baby sea turtle
$1,890
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Turtles & Rainforest Pacuare Reserve

Pacuare - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Assist biologists on turtle rounds
  • Learn about rain forest ecology
  • Ride horseback through family farms
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
This itinerary combines Pacuare Nature Reserve with a Rainforest Retreat! Start your journey off by joining biologists to study giant leatherback turtles for two nights at Pacuare Nature Reserve. Then head to Selva Bananito Lodge for a rainforest adventure.
Activities: Horseback Riding, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Trekking & Hiking, Volunteering, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Pacuare Nature Reserve, Pacuare River, San Jose, Selva Bananito
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Feeding the local children
$895
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Sacred Valley Group Service Project

5 Day Itinerary
Group service project in the Cachiccata community. During this 5 day/4 night trip, participants, side-by-side with the family members, will work on cleaning, repairing, and restoring homes, planting native trees, and visiting school and supporting a healthy breakfast project. We stay in the community campground each night to immerse ourselves in the village life. The trip ends with traditional Inca ceremony and offering as a time to reflect over the previous days' experiences.
Activities: Camping, Community Stay, Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Volunteering
Places: Peru, South America, Cachiccata Community Campsite, Cusco
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Hiking group near Cotopaxi
$1,595
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Cotopaxi Group Service Project

5 Day Itinerary
  • Help with reforestation efforts
  • Bike the trails at Cotopaxi
  • Participate in trail maintenance
  • Ride horseback through the park
Support the conservation efforts in Cotopaxi National Park and on private reserves within the Condor Biosphere while enjoying the multisport activities of horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking tours in the Ecuador highlands. This is an Ecuador trip that offers excitement and provides an opportunity to help with conservation efforts.
Activities: Biking, Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Trekking & Hiking, Volunteering
Places: Ecuador, South America, Hacienda El Porvenir, Hacienda El Tambo, Quito
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Putting on the new roof
$650
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Sacred Valley Home Restoration

4 Day Itinerary
Adventure Life's guides and partners has identified the poorest families in the Cachiccata community. The elements can cause damage to homes over time, and many families do not have the extra means to make renovations to their homes. During this 4 day/3 night trip, participants, side-by-side with the family members, will work on cleaning, repairing, and restoring their homes. We stay in the community campground each night to immerse ourselves in the village life. The trip ends with traditional Inca ceremony and offering as a time to reflect over the previous days' experiences.
Activities: Camping, Community Stay, Land, Village Visit, Volunteering
Places: Peru, South America, Cachiccata Community Campsite, Cusco
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Giant panda at the research base in Chengdu
$1,190
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Wonders of Sichuan

4 Day Itinerary
  • Explore World Heritage Sites
  • Volunteer at the Panda Base
  • Visit Sanxingdui Museum
Explore Chengdu, visit World Heritage Sites, volunteer at the Panda Base, and tour Zanxingdui Museum. Extend your China vacation to include this short Sichuan tour!
Activities: Land, Trekking & Hiking, Volunteering, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Chengdu, Dujiangyan, Mount Qingcheng, Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sanxingdui Museum
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A family participates in sea turtle research in Baja
$1,495
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Baja Mexico Kayak and Conservation

Magdalena Bay
A perfect combination of adventure and conservation during this Baja, Mexico tour! Spend 4 days sea kayaking in Magdalena Bay's mangrove canals while participating in a community sea turtle conservation project. A balance of education, conservation, activity, and relaxation. Deluxe camping accommodations on the coast provide perfect setting in …
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Volunteering, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Mexico, Bahia Magdalena, La Paz
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Service Project in Cotopaxi during Ecuador tour
$795
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Cotopaxi Rural Schools Service Project

3 Day Itinerary
Visit the region near the Cotopaxi Volcano and National Park and volunteer your time by visiting a local school for a service project and cross-cultural experience. Stay in a comfortable hacienda (working ranch) and enjoy the highlands during your Ecuador tour!
Activities: Horseback Riding, Land, Volunteering
Places: Ecuador, South America, Hacienda El Porvenir, Quito
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Service Project in Cotopaxi during Ecuador tour
$795
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Cotopaxi Conservation Service Project

This Cotopaxi service project supports conservation initiatives in the Cotopaxi National Park and on private preserves within the Condor Biosphere (a 5.4 million acre conservation project consisting of public and private land). This Ecuador tour combines adventure such as horseback riding and mountain biking with conservation projects focusing on …
Activities: Horseback Riding, Land, Volunteering
Places: Ecuador, South America, Hacienda El Porvenir, Quito
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CACHICCATA SCHOOL
$450
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Sacred Valley Community Clean-Up

2 Day Itinerary
Modernization is extending into the Andes and impacts the local communities. One negative consequence is an increase in post-consumer waste. Without adequate disposal options in these rural communities, household garbage accumulates and is scattered around the countryside. Our service project will allow travelers to go into the community and help families collect waste, separate it based on recyclables, biodegradable/compostable waste, and disposable garbage and educate and promote composting and recycling efforts in Cachicatta.
Activities: Land, Volunteering
Places: Peru, South America, Cachiccata Community Campsite, Ollantaytambo
Tour Details
Volunteering in Peru
$195
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Native Tree Planting

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Volunteering
Places: Peru, South America, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley
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Green sea turtle swimming
$315
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Tortuga Bay Conservation Project

1 Day Itinerary
  • Help research on sea turtles
  • Join local beach clean up
  • Snorkel in Tortuga Bay
Enjoy the beautiful beach at Tortuga Bay where Ecology Project International (EPI) students conduct research on nesting sea turtles. Join the eco-club on one of their monthly beach/ park clean-ups to help keep the Galapagos pristine.
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Volunteering
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Tortuga Bay
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Macurai village
$195
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Door to Door Hygiene

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Light Hiking, Volunteering
Places: Peru, South America, Ollantaytambo
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Cachiccata school children
$195
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Healthy Breakfast

½ Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Volunteering
Places: Peru, South America, Ollantaytambo
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taxi stand, Puerto Ayora
$250
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Walking Tour of Puerto Ayora with Local Students

½ Day Itinerary
  • Learn about Santa Cruz Island
  • Interact with local students
  • Help in local conservation efforts
Walking tour with local high school students as your guide of Puerto Ayora and participate in community conservation efforts.
Activities: Land, Urban Exploration, Volunteering
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Puerto Ayora
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