Most of us will be observing our New Year’s resolutions of healthier living, whether it’s a new diet or more exercise. If, however, you’re already in fine shape, then you could be interested in a stint of voluntourism that requires just that bit more in the way of activity. As well as being able to search our website by destination and type of project, you can also search by activity level – just click on the ‘More Search Options’ link underneath the basic search engine. We’re happy to get you out of breath if you like to get your pulse racing!
The UN is rising to the challenges of conservation, and you, too can help make a difference to the very communities that this marine system supports.
So who’s tired of all the Christmas music and relentless advertising?
And we’re only a short time into December!
But don’t get too downhearted. The holiday season can be an inspirational time, especially when it comes to planning your voluntourism adventure with us.
Take a virtual wander over to our website, where we’ve rounded up the best of the trip ideas! holiday season
There are, as they say, different strokes for different folks. Some people like to travel to get back to basics, to shrug off the trappings of a relatively privileged lifestyle and experience something closer to nature. It’s equally valid to expect a luxury hotel and all the escapism it offers. Similarly, some people like stepping up their activity levels – working hard and hiking around – while some people are happier with a more sedate, gentle time of it. Luckily, Hands Up Holidays have an easy-to-use chart that tells you the comfort and activity levels you can expect on each trip. Just another way to help you to choose the one that’s right for you.
One of the world’s best loved sites, the incredible Incan village of Machu Picchu, was rediscovered 100 years ago this year. Around 1,800 visitors pass through the ruins every day, and as you can imagine, this places some strain on the maintenance and preservation of the site.According to Ethical Traveler, UNESCO is considering adding Machu Picchu to its endangered list, such is the toll of deforestation and uncontrolled development. Unsuitable sewerage systems and local inflation are also a cause for concern. Peruvian authorities are issuing decrees, though, looking to keep the site accessible and at the same time funnel revenue directly into the preservation of what is one of the world’s great wonders.