Charity Challenges and Open Challenges

The Different Travel Company charity challenges and adventure holidays offer so much more than the traditional trip. Many of our departures include the opportunity to get involved with a project in the destination as a way to give something back to the local community and also so you can get to know the culture, environment and people of the place you are visiting. Even when our trips do not include a project element, you can rest assured that your participation will assist the local community due to our responsible travel practices.

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Borneo

Borneo is the third largest island in the world, famous for its ancient jungles and wildlife, in particular the endangered orangutan. The island comprises three separate countries; Malaysia and Brunei in the north, and Indonesia in the south. The island boasts white sand coast, steamy rainforests and a vast range of flora and fauna.

Willow Burn Hospice Borneo Jungle Challenge

Weldmar Hospice Borneo Jungle Challenge

Brazil

The fifth largest country on the planet, Brazil is a melting pot of nature, culture, cuisine and sport. The Amazon rainforest, Iguaçu Falls, the stunning coastline, Rio with the famous statue Cristo Redentor, and the amazing Carnaval are just some of the gems of this incredible country.

OPEN CHALLENGE - Brazilian Coastal Trek

China

China is a country of epic standing. A giant country which boasts seasides, jungles, massive mountains, wildlife, architectural heritage and fascinating culture by the bucket-load. The incredible variations of culture can be experienced in a number of ways, most noticeably in the variations of cuisine throughout the country; from the spicy stir fries of the Szechuan province to the piquant Peking duck of Beijing. A journey to China is a mesmerising adventure that from start to finish leaves you with a appetite for more.

Dove House Hospice Great Wall of China Trek

The Hospice of St Francis Trek China

Butterwick Hospice Great Wall of China Challenge

Isabel Hospice Great Wall of China Challenge

Thames Hospice Trek the Great Wall of China

Mary Stevens Hospice Great Wall of China Trek

Iceland

Iceland was brought to the forefront of many people's minds in 2010 when the mighty Eyjafjallajökull erupted leaving air traffic in meltdown for weeks across most of Europe and in turn, the world. This dramatic force of nature is just one of the amazing natural features that this ever changing landscape has to offer. Gushing rives, azure blue lakes, great green forests, hot springs, red hot lava, bright blue glaciers and mighty lava scarred volcanoes are just the beginning! Add to that the opportunity to spot the Northern Lights, meet incredibly friendly and kind local people and enjoy the youthful liveliness of Reykjavik you will undoubtedly fall for Iceland!

OPEN CHALLENGE - Iceland Three Volcanoes Challenge

St Wilfrid's Hospice Iceland Volcanoes Challenge

India

India is astonishing. More than one billion people live in this massive country which features everything from white sand beaches, snow-capped mountains, countless temples and mosques, crazy mega cities, rare and beautiful wildlife and superb cuisine. India guarantees that no matter where you go or what you do, it is a place you will never forget.

Cats Protection Himalayan Trek and Tiger Conservation Experience 2017

Cats Protection Himalayan Trek and Tiger Conservation Experience 2018

Morocco

Morocco has a diverse geography with both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines in addition to a rugged mountainous interior. Although only separated from Europe by the straits of Gibraltar, Morocco is a world away in terms of culture and experience. The Sahara desert, an iconic landscape, is an adventure lover's paradise and Marrakech, the main hub of the country and it's busy capital is a wild mixture of spicy aromas, entertainers, the cacophony of merchants in the bustling medina and peaceful mosques.

OPEN CHALLENGE: Sahara Desert Trek 2017

St Luke's Cheshire Hospice Trek Sahara

Nepal

Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalaya, Nepal is where the ice-cold of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Indian plains. Nepal conjures up the images of snow-capped mountains, rolling green hills, friendly people and some of the world's greatest trekking. Nepal is host to eight of the world's tallest mountains and thus the country is steeped in adventure history as well as its own rich cultures and traditions, with religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism taking centre stage.

Woking and Sam Beare Hospices Nepal Trek & Hospice Challenge

OPEN CHALLENGE - Nepal Himalayas Trek & Hospice Project

Peru

From deserts, the vast mountain range of the Andes, the lush expanse of the Amazon rainforest and the stunning coastline Peru offers such a wide range of experiences that you could spend years here and not see it all! Tradition, with Christianity and indigenous religions playing important roles in the day to day life, is very important but modern living is certainly not shied away from with buzzing bars and restaurants showing a modern and youthful side to a country steeped in history.

St Margaret's Hospice Machu Picchu Trek & community project

The Children's Centre Machu Picchu Challenge

UK

Steeped in history, the UK has 28 UNESCO World Heritage sites to be proud of, including the city of Bath, Stonehenge and the Tower of London. The main island of Great Britain boasts 11,000 miles of coastline making this a wonderful place for a coastal visit, sailing or surfing. The UK is also ideal for countryside lovers with stunning trails that criss-cross the nation and offers everything from gentle walking to technical mountaineering in winter. The UK offers something for everyone.

OPEN CHALLENGE - UK Survival Weekend

USA

The United States of America is the fourth largest country in the world and as such features an extremely diverse landscape from the lofty Appalachian mountains to the stunning coastlines, from the vast wilderness of Alaska to the archipelago of Hawaii and from the bustling cities of New York and Los Angeles to the stunning natural history of the Grand Canyon. The USA has it all and is not to be missed.

OPEN CHALLENGE - Boston to New York City Cycle Challenge

OPEN CHALLENGE - Grand Canyon Trek

Vietnam

Rugged mountain ranges combine with dramatic, lush terraced valleys and a colourful and fascinating indigenous people to leave an indelible impression on the visitor to Vietnam. The stunning coastline is a draw for backpackers and those who want to enjoy some of the incredible local seafood and the iconic Halong Bay is a highlight you'll never forget.

Willen Hospice Vietnam Trek

OPEN CHALLENGE - Vietnam Hill Tribe Trek & Community Project

Zambia

Zambia is a fascinating destination and offers a wealth of attractions including the wildlife reserves of the Lower Zambezi Valley and the spectacular Victoria Falls in the far south. The Lower Zambezi National Park is Zambia's newest park and as such is still relatively undeveloped, but its beauty lies in its absolute wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular.

WVS Zambezi Canoe Challenge & Elephant Orphanage Visit

Compton Hospice Zambezi Canoe Challenge & Community Project

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Can't see your ideal destination here?
Contact us about arranging your own private group tour to the destination of your choice. For groups of 10 or more people we can tailor make a trip to any destination in the world. Just email us on info@different-travel.com or call +44 (0)788 169 86 23 to chat to one of our specialist staff and find out more about planning your next charity challenge or adventure holiday! We can also provide quotes and information on families holidays, school trips and corporate CSR events. Our only requirement is that you can create a group of at least 10 people!

Featured Trips
Boston to NYC Cycle

Boston to NYC Cycle

Cycle 320 miles from Boston along the Atlantic Coast all the way to the Big Apple in 2017.

Nepal

Himalaya Trek & Hospice Project

Trek the Annapurna area of Nepal and help at a Kathmandu hospice.