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 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.
The Kingdom of Cambodia is a country of history, spirituality and charisma. Cambodia is a definite 'must visit' destination with stunning coastline, thundering waterfalls, mighty rivers and landscapes that scream out to be explored by bike or on foot. The pace of life here is relaxed and you can enjoy taking a step back and soaking up the magic of the country.
Canada is vast in area and charm. Close your eyes and think of Canada and you see grizzly bears, lush green pine forests, azure lakes, icy mountains, ski and snowboard lodges, historical yet modern cities and of course snow, igloos and polar bears! Canada is a natural wonder and offers so many stunning vistas you will be spoilt for choice.
China is 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.
This rugged central American country has coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean. It is well known for its cultural capital San Jose, its beaches, volcanoes and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including many endangered species. This is an adventure and wildlife lovers' paradise.
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.
Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands and is home to a number of highlights including a magnificent variety of wildlife such as orangutans, elephants, tigers, rhino, silver leaf monkeys, gibbons, turtles and more. It also has volcanic mountains, white sand beaches, steamy jungles, busy metropolises and serene temples.
Petra is without doubt the most iconic city in Jordan and quite rightly so as it is an unmissable sight that gives you that fabulous opportunity to pretend you are living out an Indiana Jones story as you walk to the dramatic 'lost' city. But there is more to Jordan than just Petra. From Roman cities and castles to Biblical sites, lifeless seas and vast deserts, traditional Jordan is something to behold. Then the other side of Jordan can be discovered in the buzzing capital Amman which a trendy mix of cafes, bars, art galleries and restaurants. A wonderful country of contrasts.
Kenya is situated on the east coast of Africa next to the Indian Ocean. It is almost the same size as France but packs in an astonishing variety of culture and eco systems. Named after Mount Kenya, the highest peak in the country, you can find steamy jungles, spectacular deserts, high mountains, incredible wildlife, bubbling hot springs, white sand beaches and a remarkable representation of 42 different peoples and cultures.
Lush jungles, mountains, waterfalls, UNESCO World Heritage cities, amazing cuisine and fascinating culture only touches the surface of the delights Laos has to offer. A small country, squeezed between its neighbours Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and China, Laos has a history stretching back over 10,000 years and centuries old traditions permeate even the most modern parts of the cities. This pristine, peaceful country is a gem in South East Asia.
The Mont Blanc Massif, the mountain range in which Mont Blanc lies, extends into France, Italy and Switzerland and is a popular area of mountaineering, hiking, skiing and snowboarding. The valleys of the Mont Blanc Massif are beautiful with vast pine forests, blue lakes, soaring rocky peaks and breath-taking vast glaciers. This magnificent alpine region is also home to a variety of wild flowers, birds and other wildlife.
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, where your adventure begins, is a wild mixture of spicy aromas, entertainers, the cacophony of merchants in the bustling medina and peaceful mosques.
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.
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.
The Pyrenees is a mountain chain which forms a natural barrier between France and Spain. Some 430km long, the mountains of the Pyrenees are less developed than the Alps and offer great cultural diversity, wonderful flora and fauna, great trekking across the many 3000m peaks, as well as ski resorts and national parks.
A land forgotten by time but touched by chic modernity. Romania is cool, it's traditional, it is so much more than you would ever expect. Ancient castles tinged with the history of the infamous 'Dracula', huge mountain ranges with stunning lush forests and delicate wild flowers, herds of sheep bounding through Saxon villages of thatched roof houses and lively cities with buzzing clubs filled with stylish, beautiful people.
'The land of a thousand hills' with majestic undulating landscapes sweeping as far as the eye can see, is a must-visit destination. Home to some of the world's remaining gorilla population, numerous primates and other wildlife, Rwanda is a huge draw for tourists across the globe. The thriving capital, Kigali, is clean, modern and safe and offers visitors a warm welcome. More than 20 years since the devastating 1994 genocide, Rwanda has embraced a forward-thinking and positive attitude and is leading the way in Africa on several environmental and conservation issues.
Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe, located partly in the Arctic circle. The country experiences long hours of continuous sunlight in summer and long days of darkness during the winter. Sweden is a hotspot for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and offers rolling plains, sandy beaches, fishing villages, forests, deep valleys and fjords, castles, mountains, glaciers, snow and ice; not to mention around 100,000 lakes. Sweden is a thriving nation, which challenges other countries about environmental and sustainability commitments, welfare and more.
'Tanzania' envokes images of wild and exotic landscapes, crystal clear seas, beautiful landscapes and warm welcoming people. This doesn't even scratch the surface! Lake Tanganyika, Zanzibar, Serengeti and of course Kilimanjaro are major highlights of the country and it is not difficult to understand why people want to return again and again.
The Kingdom of Thailand offers an irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and ruins of fabulous ancient kingdoms. From the stupa-studded mountains of Mae Hong Son and the verdant limestone islands of the Andaman Sea, to the pulsepounding bazaars of Bangkok and the tranquil villages moored along the Mekong River, Thailand offers something for every type of traveller.
The 'Pearl of Africa', Uganda is a small African country with some big boasts to its name. Uganda is home to the tallest African mountain range, the Rwenzori Range, and also the vast majority of the remaining mountain gorillas on earth. Despite its equatorial location the climate is variable because of the vast ranges in altitude, however this provides the country with great conditions for natural produce which the country exports, including coffee, tea and cotton, fruits, spices, cut flowers and essential oils.
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.
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.
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