Real Volunteer Travel Program
What you can get inside this document -
  • Why Volunteering Program
  • ​​Volunteer Program—Practical Details
  • ​Typical day schedule during Volunteering days
  • ​Available Volunteering Projects
  • ​Program Dates
  • ​Services Included & Excluded
  • ​And, Arrival and Departure Procedure
Why a Volunteer Program?
Volunteering is a beautiful way to travel with numerous benefits that are being enjoyed by tens of thousands of people from all over the world each year.

If you are looking to have fun, make a differencem, and do it safely then you can look forward to making a volunteering trip for the following reasons:
  • Experience the real culture of your destination – unmatchable by any other type of travel.
  • Make a difference to a community or environmental project.
  • Travel safely in a well-organised packaged program
  • Pay fair prices for trips that offer a lot of great experiences
  • ​Visit famous highlights and nature reserves or have soft adventures.
  • ​Be a proud, 21st-century global citizen, travelling responsibly
Program Location

    India

    Why India?

    Reasons India Should Be Your Next Trip
    Vibrant, exuberant, boisterous, chaotic, maddening…it’s hard to say what you will think of India. Each experience ends up being completely unique because of how much India has to offer. At the very least, everyone that visits India will be able to say they have been on an adventure. These are the top 6 reasons India is a place you should visit in your lifetime.

    People: Will Make You Feel at Home
    The further off the beaten path you travel, the friendlier the locals seem to become in India. You might be invited to partake in children’s games on the street, or welcomed for a meal at a local’s house. In any case, you are likely to experience the warmth of the people soon after you reach India.

    Food: You will never Forget
    The diversity in India is astonishing and, food is pretty high up on the priority list. As a traveller, this means endless local dishes to sample. As you head North, you encounter delicious creamy curries that warm up your stomach. A few must-try recipes are mutton Rogan josh, Parathas, and tandoori chicken.
    Southern Indian food makes use of coconut, seafood, and rice. Be careful, the food tends to be spicier in the South than the North. If you are vegetarian, India will be a haven for you as much of the population is Hindu and offers vegetarian options.

    Spirituality: You’ll Find Yourself
    If you are interested in religion and spirituality, India is a mecca for all the major world religions. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated in India, and you will experience daily practices regularly. You may find opportunities to take part in a meditation retreat, during which you will live a life like the Buddha. Or you can learn about both the body and mind through yoga.

    Folk Art: Learn through Art
    The folk art of India is still thriving in the local communities and is slowly making a return to the big cities. Artists often use whatever they have on hand for their creations and most pieces have a story behind them. There is something new to learn in each region, as they all have their own styles and they can offer insight into Indian culture.

    Ganges River: More than Just a River
    The Ganges River runs from the Himalayas all the way to the Bay of Bengal, a distance of 2,525 kilometres. Hindu's rely on the river for fishing, agriculture and industry, but it has a meaning beyond practical use. It is considered to be the transporter of prayers of a believer to heaven and, if you swim in the river, it is said to purify the soul.

    Varanasi is the oldest city in India, and this is where Hindu's travel to participate in ceremonies, or cremate bodies along the Ganges riverbed. It is believed that if the ashes are washed away in the river, the soul is guaranteed to be transported to heaven, escaping the cycle of rebirth.

    The Taj Mahal: One of the 7 wonders of the world
    One of the most famous monuments in the world, this building is a symbol of India. It was commissioned in 1632 and mostly completed by 1643, although new construction took place for another ten years. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife. It is widely believed to be one of the most remarkable architectural wonders ever created. You won't regret visiting this building.

    India is a land of wonder. No matter what you choose to explore there, you will find you’ve learned something about the world and about yourself when you leave.

    South Africa

    Why South Africa?

    Reasons South Africa Should Be Your Next Trip
    South Africa is the only nation-state named after its geographic location. South Africa is an incredibly popular backpacker destination, welcoming hundreds of thousands of travellers from all over the world every year, visiting to experience the lively cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg, go on safari, and for some as a jumping off point for a longer African trip.one of the world's most diverse destinations, South Africa has it all! 

    Cape Town is the southernmost city of the African continent and the second largest city in South Africa and has one of the most amazing displays of nature and culture that you'll find on the continent. It's home to the famous Cape of Good Hope where you'll get a thrilling glimpse of where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean.
     
    Safari:
    South Africa is the ideal destination for those seeking to combine a Big Five safari with the opportunity to experience cosmopolitan cities, richly diverse cultures, excellent wine and food and stunning scenery. Numerous Game Reserves provide the safari experience for which Africa is renowned.  

    Wildlife:
    The landscapes of South Africa offer the full spectrum of habitat types (from dense green forests to arid deserts, and everything in-between), making them ideal for thousands of species. The Big 5 is one of the main attractions to South Africa in terms of its wildlife. 

    The Blue Train:
    The famous Blue Train offers a comfortable journey between Cape Town and Pretoria and can accommodate 84 passengers. From the train, one can marvel at some extraordinary and wild African hillsides and vistas from the comfort of a plush train seat. 

    Food & Wine:
    South Africa has a great history of wine-making. Over centuries the country has developed its viticulture to compare with the best in the world. This has put South Africa in the top of world-renowned producers of top-class wine. It also offers a unique and extraordinary range of local and international cuisines readily available in hotels and restaurants.

    English language:
    English is standard here so, a visitor won't find any trouble here for communication. 

    Landscapes and Climate: South Africa with its exceptional climate offers an enormous variety of activities such as hiking, mountaineering, scuba diving, white-water rafting, sailing, canoeing, parachuting, ballooning, windsurfing, 4x4 safari adventure trips and many more. 

    Affordable - a comparatively easy on the pocket and open tourist hot spot.

    People: Because of its colonial past, South Africa has a large number of Afrikaans- (descended from Dutch settlers) and English speakers. South Africans are friendly, polite, and accommodating to tourists.

    The beaches: Diverse and beautiful coastline hug both the west and east perimeters of the country. 

    Excellent accommodation: From top hotels, through guest houses, B&Bs, game lodges, farm stays, backpackers and township overnighters you can stay anywhere and in any kind of environment you choose.

    Nepal

    Why Nepal?

    Reasons Nepal Should Be Your Next Trip

    Nepal is a country containing endless natural wonders. Mount Everest is just the beginning, there are also gorgeous lakes, rivers and caves. All of these house diverse wildlife and birds. There are many treks offered in Nepal, and you can find one that fits perfectly for you.

    Everest and More
    Mount Everest is one of the sites that appear on everyone's bucket list. The Everest Base Camp trek is just one of many options for exploring this extraordinary mountain range, unmatched by any other on our planet. 
    If you are more interested in spirituality, Kathmandu Valley is located in the foothills of the Himalayas and has seven “Monument Zones.” 

    Adventure Seekers Welcome
    The adventure in Nepal extends past Mount Everest to every outdoor sport you can imagine. For thrill seekers, there is bungee jumpers and paragliding. For those who desire a more low-key adventure, drift through the sky on a hot air balloon. 

    Inexpensive
    Nepal is one of the most affordable countries to visit, especially if you compare their trails to other famous ones worldwide. Cheap and delicious food allows you to be satisfied at 10$ a day. 

    Diversity
    Nepal is home to 35 different ethnic groups. Each ethnic group offers its own religion, language, music, and food. If you seek to learn about many cultures while visiting one country, Nepal is an excellent place to start. 

    World Heritage Sites
    We’ve already mentioned Kathmandu Valley and Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to Mount Everest, but there are two more world heritage sites in Nepal. 

    A country for the nature lovers, Nepal is sure to be an experience of serenity. Friendly locals and delicious food will create a pleasant experience that will make you want to return to Nepal time and time again.

    Sri Lanka

    Why Sri Lanka?

    Reasons Sri Lanka Should Be Your Next Trip

    Sri Lanka is an island country, sharing maritime borders with the South of India. It features diverse environments; you can find everything from sparkling beaches to jungles for adventurous trekking. If you're more interested in culture, it features ancient Buddhist ruins. It has recently come through a 20-year long civil war that ended in 2009. Now, the country has recovered and is welcoming tourists with gorgeous luxury hotels. Here a few reasons why Sri Lanka is worth booking a trip to.

    The Glorious Tea Trails
    If tea time is your favourite part of the day, this is a must visit. The Hill Country of Sri Lanka is blanketed with tea trails in every direction. If you stay with Ceylon Tea Trails, you can choose one of their bungalows for a luxurious travel experience. They are connected by walking trails through the peaceful tea gardens. 

    Unique Beach Scene
    Your everyday beach isn’t framed by orchards, rice paddies and tea plantations, but this is what you’ll find in Sri Lanka. If you are seeking paradise, stay near Galle for golden sands that shine during sunset. And, if you are passionate about surfing, this is the place to visit.

    Exciting and accessible Wildlife
    Wildlife seekers should head to Yala West National park which offers light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks and lagoons. Not to mention, you can spot leopards on a trip to Yala. 

    Stress-free Climate
    If you don’t want to worry about lugging around an umbrella or becoming overheated, Sri Lanka’s weather will meet your needs. The dry heat on the beaches is relieved by the ocean breeze, and you can also take a break in Hill Country where the wind blows all day to cool the earth. 

    Memorable Dishes
    Sri Lanka uses spices, seafood and lots of local food to create unique dishes that you'll want to make at home. 

    While it’s not the first destination on the map, Sri Lanka has much to offer. It’s a beautiful country with diverse activities and remarkable scenery.

    Thailand

    Why Thailand?

    Reasons Thailand Should Be Your Next Trip

    Thailand is the country everyone wants to visit, and for a good reason. It's the type of place that draws you back again and again, mostly because it has so much to do. Thailand offers experiences you can't find anywhere else in the world. Here are 5 reasons why Thailand is guaranteed to be a fantastic trip.

    Exquisite Pink Lakes
    If you are around Udan Thani between November and February, you will see Red Lotus Lake burst into a field of vermillion blossoms, and the lake is 15 kilometres long. 

    Scuba Diving Certification
    For the adventure seekers or someone just wanting to try something new, Koh Tao is one of the cheapest places in the world to get your diving certificate. .

    Meditation Retreat
    If you are seeking to throw yourself into an entirely new challenge, you could visit a 10-day Silent meditation retreat. Surat Thani, in the south of Thailand, offers this experience for about 70 euro. For 10 days, you will learn how the mind, body and breath are connected. 

    Ayutthaya Historical Park
    Ayutthaya is not only a park, but it's also a UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll find the faces of Buddha buried in the roots of tree's, ruins of temples and palaces still standing from the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It was the second capital of Thailand for 417 years until it was destroyed by the Burmese. 

    Buddhism
    If you aren’t interested in visiting a meditation retreat, there are still many ways to immerse yourself in the Buddhist culture. There are Buddha’s, temples, pagoda’s, and shrines everywhere you go. 

    Overall, wherever you go in Thailand, you will find something compelling that makes you want to keep exploring. Glamorous and mysterious, wild and safe, Thailand is a mix of everything, and it gives you an excellent travel experience that leaves you dreaming of this beautiful country long after you've left.

    Vietnam

    Why Vietnam?

    Reasons Vietnam Should Be Your Next Trip

    If you visit Vietnam, you are guaranteed to have an adventure. Vietnam is wild, and it's easy to get out of your comfort zone- if you go a few blocks away from the backpacker's street in Hanoi, you will find that no one speaks English. 

    Here’s why you must visit Vietnam:

    Taking a motorbike trip is easy
    Lots of backpackers visit Vietnam hoping to motorbike along the countryside and for a good reason. Vietnam offers stunning views of mountains, fields and beaches. 

    It’s a mecca for coffee lovers
    It's not just delicious coffee, it's the variety of specialities and the uniqueness of recipes. You can stick to the classic black coffee, but you can also find coffee with coconut milk, coffee with yoghurt, or even coffee with egg yolk for a rich, creamy finish. 

    There are hidden natural wonders
    Natural wonders might not be the first thing you think of when Vietnam comes to mind, but there are many spectacular spots to visit. Hạ Long Bay located in North Vietnam features endless, lofty limestone islands topped with rainforests. 

    There are lots of festivals
    Vietnam has festivals scheduled for the entire year- you could plan your trip based off them. You might learn how families celebrate their love for each other at the Tet festival when people stay over each other's homes and make Chung cake over a bonfire. 

    It’s safe and hospitable
    The government does a great job of providing security anywhere you travel in the country. There hasn’t been a crime against tourists for a decade. 

    Vietnam is a beautiful wild country that offers a variety of 
    experiences for everyone who ventures into this country. It provides a rich history, beautiful landscapes, delicious coffee and most importantly, hospitable locals who make you feel like you are welcome in their country.

    Features Of The Volunteering Trip

    After knowing why you should see yourself making a volunteer trip, as compared to any other type of travel, here are some features that make it a safe, immensely enjoyable and memorable experience.

    Safety Features:
    Your safety and well-being is the top priority when you are travelling to another country. For this, we use our experience since the year 2000 to make it one of the safest forms of travel you can undertake:
    • Everything is pre-organised for you from the time you arrive until the time you complete the program. Journey with complete peace of mind.
    • ​Safe, licenced drivers and registered vehicles used for all your road transportation.
    • ​We are always with you, during trips, transfers and your project activities
    • ​Hygienic meals of home-like local cuisine (as included in your plan) for proper nutrition
    • ​We prepare you really well for your travel and volunteer experiences from before you start the program until the completion of the program
    • ​With us, your family can feel safe because they can reach you through multiple team members that are with you or looking out for you
    Convenience Features
    A volunteer program needs to be well designed and organised to make sure that even if you are volunteering or visiting the country for the first time, you can focus on enjoying your time there and make the maximum positive impact possible.
    • Pre-arranged accommodation throughout the program with other international volunteers
    • ​3 meals per day as per local cuisine (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the entire duration of the program
    • ​Free wi-fi at the accommodation to stay in touch with family and friends
    • ​The regular presence of our trained staff to help you at your volunteer project guiding you on how to plan and execute your volunteer work
    Volunteering Experience Features
    It is very possible that you are volunteering for the first time or at least volunteering in a new country on your trip. This means that you will do better if we supported you fully during your volunteering activities.
    • ​We provide complete details of the project where you would be contributing. You will know why the project exists, it's needs and the role you play as a volunteer to help in that project.
    • ​A tailor-made volunteering activity plan for you to get started as quickly as possible and know who you are teaching
    • ​We support you every day in planning activities at your project, the next day
    Travel And Cultural Experience Features
    We believe that a good volunteering program should be fun and leave you with memorable experiences. This means that your volunteer program can include trips, adventures, workshops and cultural experiences that are delightful or hard to find.
    • ​Optional weekend excursions to top highlights of the country or region ensure that you are getting the best of what tourism in the area offers.
    • ​One of the most fun elements of a country's culture is learning the basics of its language, cooking food local style, seeing how local people live and other aspects. For this reason, we include workshops in your volunteer program such as -
    • ​Visiting local families and having a meal with them.
    • ​Learning the local dance or arts.
    • ​Trying your hands at local cuisine.
    • ​Learning the local language for fun and for practically using during your travels or volunteering. 
    Care And Support Features
    We will speak with you daily, assist in case you need medical care or help you change plans if something unexpected comes up.

    Volunteer Program - Sample Day To Day Plan

    This Program Itinerary Is For - India, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka

    Day To Day Plan
    Here is a sample of a 4-week volunteer program. If you want to travel for shorter or longer durations, then let us know and will give you a plan for that.

    Based on your budget, you can do this program in 2 forms, “Volunteering Only Program” or “Volunteer and Travel Program”.
    Day #
    Day
    Volunteer Only Program
    Volunteer and Travel Program
    Day 1
    Monday
    Arrival at local project city. Pickup from the airport and transfer to accommodation settle down. 
    For Vietnam - Tan Son Nhat International Airport 
    For India - Jaipur International Airport. 
    For Sri Lanka - Bandaranayke Airport. 
    For Thailand - Chiang Mai International Airport 
    Day 2
    Tuesday
    Welcome meeting and orientation starts. Orientation includes talks & presentations on:
    • Local culture
    • Social development and the role of volunteers
    • How to do volunteer work
    • Project activities
    • Cultural responsibility
    • Personal safety & Code of Conducts
    • General Local area
    • Local Language lessons
    Day 3
    Wednesday
    Volunteering project work starts with the daily schedule of volunteering, cultural activities and free time. Afternoon local language lesson.
    Day 4
    Thursday
    Volunteering project continues. Afternoon local language class and local cooking demonstration.
    Day 5
    Friday
    Volunteering project in the morning. Afternoon visit to the local market.
    Day 6
    Saturday
    Free Weekend
    For Vietnam - 
    Mekong Delta excursion with an overnight stay.
    For India - 
    One night, two-day excursion to Agra for visiting the famous Taj Mahal and Red Fort
    For Sri Lanka -
    Transfer to Kandy (1 h 58 min (116.7 km) Sightseeing tour of Kandy -Temple of Tooth, Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya, Gem Museum Night Stay at Hotel 
    For Thailand -
    One night/ Two day excursion to Chiang Rai

    Day 7
    Sunday
    Free Weekend
    For Vietnam - 
    Return from the Mekong Delta Tour and overnight.
    For India -
    Return from the Taj Mahal trip.
    For Sri Lanka -
    Return from Kandy Excursion and free time. 
    For Thailand -
    Excursion to Chiang Rai continues. Return to Chiang Mai and overnight. 
    Day 8
    Monday
    Volunteering project continues. Afternoon local language class and free time
    Day 9
    Tuesday
    Volunteering in the morning. Afternoon local language class. 
    Day 10
    Wednesday
    Volunteering in the morning. Afternoon Vietnamese language class. 
    Day 11
    Thursday
    Volunteering during the day and afternoon free. 
    Day 12
    Friday
    Continue volunteering in the morning and afternoon for personal activities. 
    Day 13
    Saturday
    Free Weekend
    For Vietnam - 
    Start Mui Ne Excursion to visit its unique beaches with sand dunes. Stay overnight.
    For India -
    Start a weekend excursion to Pushkar, a holy city for Hindus. Here get on top of a camel for safari and camping into the desert. Sleep overnight at the desert camp.
    For Sri Lanka - 
    Visit the Udawalawe National park for safaris in the Reserve.
    For Thailand -
    Excursion to Lampang and Doi Suthep.
    Day 14
    Sunday
    Free Weekend
    For Vietnam - 
    Return from Mui Ne Excursion and overnight.
    For India -
    Visit Pushkar during the day and return to Jaipur in the evening.
    For Sri Lanka -
    Morning at Udawalawe National Park and evening return to Colombo.
    For Thailand -
    Excursion to Lampang and Doi Suthep.
    Day 15
    Monday
    Continue the volunteering project. (Departure for 2-week program participants)
    Day 16 to 
    Day 18
    Tuesday to Thursday
    Continue volunteering project.
    Continue volunteering project. 

    Afternoon For Vietnam Location - 
    Evening transfer to Dong Nai and overnight.

    Afternoon For Thailand Location -
    Continue volunteering project. Start the overnight journey for Kanchanaburi and Erawan excursion. 
    Day 19
    Friday
    Continue volunteering project.
    For Vietnam Location - 
    Visit Cat Tien National Park and afternoon transfer to Da Lat. Overnight stay in Da Lat.

    For Thailand -
    Kanchanaburi and Erawan Falls Excursion.
    Day 20
    Saturday
    Continue volunteering project.
    For Vietnam - 
    Full day visit of Da Lat. Overnight transfer to Saigon.
    For India -
    Start a trip to Udaipur, the "City of Lakes", Sightseeing upon arrival. Overnight in Udaipur.
    For Sri Lanka -
    Depart for Anuradhapura excursion. Visits during the day, overnight at Anuradhapura. 
    For Thailand -
    Visits and activities in Kanchanaburi. Overnight travel to Chiang Mai.
    Day 21
    Sunday
    Continue volunteering project.
    For Vietnam - 
    Morning arrival in Saigon and free time.
    For India -
    Return from Udaipur Excursion and overnight.
    For Sri Lanka -
    Morning visit to Kuttam Pokuna and Mihinthaya. Afternoon return to Colombo.  
    For Thailand 
    Arrival in Chiang Mai and rest. Free day for personal activities. 
    Day 22
    Monday
    Continue volunteering project. (Departure for 3-week program participants).
    Day 23 to 
    Day 25
    Tuesday to Thursday
    Continue Volunteering Project.
    For Thailand On Day 25 -
    Fly to Krabi for Krabi and Phi Phi island trip. Overnight in Krabi. 
    Day 26
    Friday
    Free Weekend
    For Vietnam -  Visits and sightseeing in Da Nand along with overnight stay.
    For Thailand - Transfer to Phi Phi Island
    Day 27
    Saturday
    Continue Volunteering Project.
    For Vietnam - Continue Volunteering project during the day. Evening flight to Da Nang and overnight stay at hotel.
    For India - See the majestic Indian tiger on a Tiger Safari at Ranthambore National Park (Note: From April to September, the Ranthambore National Park is closed and alternatively, an excursion to the "Blue City" Jodhpur will be organised.)
    For Sri Lanka - Transfer to Hikkaduwa beach for relaxing.
    For Thailand - Phi Phi Island
    Day 28
    Sunday
    Free Weekend
    For Vietnam -  Morning return flight from Da Nang and overnight in Saigon.
    For India  - Return from excursion and overnight.
    For Sri Lanka - Late afternoon, return to Colombo from the relaxing beach break.
    For Thailand - Return to Krabi and overnight.
    Day 29
    Monday
    Departure transfer to local airport for the journey back home.
    For Vietnam - Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
    For India - Jaipur International Airport. 
    For Sri Lanka - Bandaranayke Airport. 
    For Thailand - Chiang Mai International Airport and for Volunteer & Travel, Departure transfer to Krabi+ airport for the journey back home.

    Volunteer Program - Sample Day To Day Plan

    This Program Itinerary Is For - South Africa

    Day To Day Plan
    Here is a sample of a 4-week volunteer program. If you want to travel for shorter or longer durations, then let us know and will give you a plan for that.
    Week
    Day
    Meal Plan
    Volunteer Program
    WEEK 1
    Monday
    No Meal
    Arrival at Cape Town International Airport and transfer to
    accommodation.
    WEEK 1
    Tuesday
    B &D
    Welcome meeting and orientation starts. Orientation includes talks & presentations on:
    -  South Africa & its culture
    -  Social development and the role of volunteers
    -  How to do volunteer work
    -  Project activities
    -  Cultural responsibility
    -  Personal safety & Code of Conducts
    -  General Local area
    -  Afrikaans lessons.
    WEEK 1
    Wednesday to Friday
    B &D
    Project work starts with a daily schedule of volunteering, cultural activity and free time.

    You will have one local language workshop and one dance workshop to learn some moves in this week.
    WEEK 1
    Saturday to Sunday
    B &D
    Free Weekend.
    WEEK 2
    Monday to Friday
    B &D
    Volunteer Work with a daily schedule of volunteering and free time.
    WEEK 2
    Saturday to Sunday
    B &D
    Free Weekend.
    WEEK 3
    Monday to Friday
    B &D
    Volunteer Work with a daily schedule of volunteering and free time.
    WEEK 3
    Saturday to Sunday
    B &D
    Free Weekend.
    WEEK 4
    Monday to Friday
    B &D
    Volunteer Work with a daily schedule of volunteering and free time.
    WEEK 4
    Saturday
    Breakfast Only
    Free Day.
    WEEK 4
    Sunday
    Breakfast Only
    Transfer to Cape Town International Airport after 20:00 hrs. (Please refer to arrival and departure procedure for details)

    Volunteer Program - Sample Day To Day Plan

    This Program Itinerary Is For - Nepal

    Day #
    Day
    Volunteer Only Program
    Volunteer and Travel Program
    Day 1
    Sunday
    Arrival at Kathmandu International airport and transfer to accommodation settle down
    Day 2
    Monday
    Welcome meeting and orientation start. Orientation includes talks & presentations on:
    • Nepal & its culture
    • Social development and the role of volunteers
    • How to do volunteer work
    • Project activities
    • Cultural responsibility
    • Personal safety & Code of Conducts
    • Introduction to the allotted project. 
    • Nepalese Language Lessons.
    Day 3
    Tuesday
    Volunteering project work starts with the daily schedule of volunteering, cultural activities and free time. Afternoon Nepalese language lesson and local market visit.
    Day 4
    Wednesday
    Volunteering project continues. Afternoon Nepalese language class and local cooking demonstration.
    Day 5
    Thursday
    Volunteering project in the morning. Afternoon Nepalese language lesson
    Day 6
    Friday
    Free Weekend.
    One night, two-day excursion to Pokhara.
    Day 7
    Saturday
    Free Weekend.
    Return from the Pokhara Excursion and overnight.
    Day 8
    Sunday
    Volunteering project continues. Afternoon Nepalese language class and free time.
    Day 9
    Monday
    Volunteering in the morning. Afternoon Nepalese language class. Visit a local family in the evening for learning about day to day life in Nepal and have a meal with them.
    Day 10
    Tuesday
    Volunteering in the morning. Afternoon Nepalese language class.
    Day 11
    Wednesday
    Volunteering during the day and a yoga workshop to try your hands at this ancient practice for personal wellbeing.
    Day 12
    Thursday
    Continue volunteering in the morning and afternoon workshop with henna painting and dressing like locals for a cool photo op.
    Day 13
    Friday
    Free Weekend.
    Start a weekend excursion to Chitwan National Park
    Day 14
    Saturday
    Free Weekend.
    Visit Chitwan National park during the day and return to Kathmandu in the evening.
    Day 15
    Sunday
    Continue the volunteering project. (departure for 2-week program participants).
    Day 15
    Sunday
    Continue the volunteering project. (departure for 2-week program participants).
    Day 16 - Day 19
    Monday - Thursday
    Continue volunteering project.
    Day 20
    Friday
    Free Weekend.
    Start for Sundarijal near Kathmandu for hiking trip with overnight camping.
    Day 21
    Saturday
    Free Weekend.
    Return from hike in the morning and transfer back to Kathmandu.
    Day 22
    Sunday
    Continue Volunteering Work. ( Departure for 3-week program participants)
    Day 23 - 
    Day 26
    Monday - Thursday
    Continue Volunteering Work. 
    Day 27
    Friday
    Free Weekend.
    Transfer to Nagarkot for historical and nature walking tour of Nagarkot and Bhaktapur. Overnight at Nagarkot.
    Day 28
    Saturday
    Free Weekend.
    Morning views of the majestic Himalayas from Nagarkot. Afternoon return to Kathmandu.
    Day 29
    Sunday
    Departure transfer to Kathmandu Airport for the journey back home.

    Typical Daily Schedule During Volunteering Days

    While the schedule of the day depends on the project, overall, it looks a bit like the following
    Timings
    7:00-8:00hrs
    8:00-13:00hrs
    13:30-14:30hrs
    15:00-16:00hrs
    16:00-17:00hrs
    17:00-17:30hrs
    19:00-20:00hrs
    Activities
    Breakfast at accommodation
    Project volunteering work
    Lunch*
    Cultural workshops- as per program schedule
    Preparation meeting/lesson planning for the next day
    Tea/coffee at the accommodation
    Dinner at accommodation
    * Lunch may be offered a packed lunch or lunch at the project depending on different factors such as distance from accommodation and others.
    *The scheduled time table mentioned above may change due to the need of the project or any other circumstances.

    Program Services

    ​Services Included During Program

    • ​Accommodation on sharing occupancy basis for the program duration selected.
    • ​Airport pickup on arrival#
    • ​Drop off at the airport at the end of the program
    • ​Daily return transfers between accommodation and volunteer project
    • ​All required transfers for cultural workshops and excursions ( as included in the program)
    • ​Breakfast, lunch and dinner of local cuisine from the time of arrival till departure during the volunteering days and free weekends.
    • ​Activities for experiencing local culture in addition to the volunteering and optional weekend trips.
    • ​A pre-selected and organised volunteer project based on your selection and availability
    • ​A thorough orientation upon arrival including various topics of local culture, personal well-being and appropriate behavior.
    • ​Additional services for participants on the Travel and Volunteer option.
    • ​All currently applicable taxes.

    ​Services Included During Trips

    For Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand -
    -  Entrance fees to monuments and sightseeing as required.
    -  Services of English-speaking guides during sightseeing.
    -  Accommodation on twin sharing basis.

    Additional For Vietnam Program -
    -  Flight on Saigon-Da Nang – Saigon sector ( cabin baggage only)

    Additional For Thailand Program -
    -  One way Flight on the Chiang Mai – Krabi sector

    ​Services Excluded During Program

    • ​Any personal expenses such as tips, laundry and drinks.
    • ​Any extra meals (other than those specifically mentioned).
    • ​Personal Travel Insurance, visa etc.
    • ​Camera fees (both still and video).
    • ​International flight ticket or other flight tickets, unless otherwise mentioned.
    • ​Donation to your volunteering project is not included in this program fee and may be taken upon an individual capacity.

    Program Dates

    Please click on this link to get 2022 Program Dates - CLICK HERE.

    Arrival And Departure Procedure

    Arriving into and departing from an unfamiliar country can cause stress. Especially if you are visiting the country for the first time. Read these instructions carefully and have them be known to your travel agent because at any scheduled start date we are picking up people arriving from all parts of the world to join the program.

    Once we have you on the program, you can just relax because we will pick you up, no matter what time of the day it is.
    You will also have multiple phone numbers to reach out to, in case your flight is delayed, or you miss the connection altogether.

    Once you provide us with your flight details, we have you covered.

    Important: please carefully note the detailed itinerary to know the arrival and departure airport for your trip and plan your flights accordingly

    Arrival Procedure -

    • Please arrive by flights that have their scheduled arrival time from 10 AM on the start date of the program until 6 AM on the following day (Day 2) of the program. If the flight is delayed inside a reasonable time, then we will wait for you – else call us, and we will come to pick you up.
    • ​Arrival pickups or flights with their scheduled arrival time outside of these hours will be charged extra.
    • ​Check in at accommodation is available from 12 noon on Day 1 of the program, even though, we attempt to have you checked in at the accommodation, as early as possible.
    • ​Please exit from departure gate and wait outside of exit gate at Saigon International airport.
    • ​Please be advised that you will see a board with the Idex logo instead of your personal name when searching for our airport pickup representative.

    Departure Transfer Procedure -

    • ​Airport transfer on departure is available from 8 PM on the 2nd last day of the program (for ex, Day 14, Day 21, Day 28 in case of 2 weeks, 3 weeks or 4 week programs respectively) until 10 AM on the last day of the program (for ex, Day 15, Day 22, Day 29 in case of 2 week, 3 week or 4 week programs respectively).
    • ​Departure transfer will be available at gaps of 2 hours, and you will be asked to take the most convenient transfer based on your flight's departure time.
    • ​Departure transfers outside these times or schedules are available on extra charges.
    • ​During departure, check out time from the accommodation is 12 noon on the last day of the program (for ex, Day 15 on a 2-week program).
    Important: all the program and services are available as per schedule only. If any deviation or reschedule occurs, and such would cost extra to organise, then it will be charged extra. We are not able to do any settlement or reimbursement against any unused services.
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