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.

Don't see the destination you're looking for? We can operate bespoke trips anywhere in the world. See our example itineraries page here and contact us for further details!

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Brazil

The fifth largest country on the planet, Brazil is a melting pot of nature, culture, cuisine and sport. The Amazon rainforest, IguaƧu 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 - Amazon Survival Challenge

Canada

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.

OPEN CHALLENGE - Canadian Rockies Trek

China

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.

Thames Hospice Trek the Great Wall of China

St Catherine's Hospice Great Wall of China Trek

OPEN CHALLENGE - Great Wall of China Trek

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.

OPEN CHALLENGE - Dalai Lama Himalaya Trek and Hospice Project

Cats Protection Himalayan Trek and Tiger Conservation Experience 2018

Laos

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.

Baraka volunteer trip to Laos

Mont Blanc

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.

OPEN CHALLENGE - Mont Blanc Trek

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.

St Luke's Cheshire Hospice Trek Sahara

Team ARHC Sahara Challenge

The Hospice of St Francis 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.

ActionAid Nepal First Hand Experience 2

OPEN CHALLENGE - Nepal Himalaya Trek & Hospice Project

Rebuild Nepal

OPEN CHALLENGE - Nepal Himalaya Trek & Hospice Project

OPEN CHALLENGE - Everest Base Camp Trek

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.

Dove House Hospice Machu Picchu Trek & community project

Romania

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.

World Animal Protection - Volunteer With Bears

Sweden

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.

OPEN CHALLENGE - Arctic Survival Challenge

Thailand

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.

WVS Thailand Jungle Trek and visit to WVS Chiang Mai Dog Shelter

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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
Nepal

Himalaya Trek & Hospice Project 2017

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

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek 2018

Trek to Everest Base Camp on this classic 12-day trek in Nepal.