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.

You Raise Me Up 10th Anniversary Borneo Trek


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.

ActionAid Cambodia First Hand Experience

OPEN CHALLENGE - Trek to Angkor Wat


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.

Dove House Hospice Canadian Rockies Trek

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Canadian Rockies Trek


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.

Katharine House Hospice Great Wall of China Trek

OPEN CHALLENGE - Great Wall of China Trek 2021

St Leonard's Hospice Great Wall of China Trek

St Margaret's Hospice Great Wall of China Trek

St Luke's Hospice Plymouth Great Wall of China Trek

Costa Rica

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.

OPEN CHALLENGE - Costa Rica Turtle Conservation Project


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.

Dragonfly Cancer Trust India Trek and Hospice Project

OPEN CHALLENGE - Darjeeling Himalayan Mountain Trek

Weldmar Hospicecare Indian Himalaya Trek

Wave 105 Cash for Kids - Trek the Himalayas with Mark Collins


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.

OPEN CHALLENGE - Trek to Petra


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.

Born Free Climb for Conservation 2021: Mount Kenya Expedition


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.

OPEN CHALLENGE - Sahara Desert Trek

Angel Trust Trek The Sahara

Martlets Hospice Sahara Trek

St Catherine's Hospice Sahara Challenge - FULL

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Sahara Desert Trek

OPEN CHALLENGE - Mt Toubkal Trek 2021

Helen & Douglas House Sahara Desert Trek

Heart of Kent Hospice Sahara Desert Trek

East Cheshire Hospice Trek Sahara


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.

Dorothy House Hospice Trek Nepal

OPEN CHALLENGE - Everest Base Camp Trek

Eden Valley Hospice Trek Nepal and Community Project

OPEN CHALLENGE - Nepal Himalaya Trek and Hospice Project

Cats Protection Nepal Trek and Tiger Conservation Experience 2021

Hospiscare Nepal Himalayan Trek

Julia's House Everest Base Camp Trek


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.

Julia's House Trek to Machu Picchu

St Oswald's Hospice Machu Picchu Trek and Community Project


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.

OPEN CHALLENGE - Coastal Freedom Trail Trek


'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.

ActionAid Volunteer in Rwanda - Fully booked


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.

Thames Hospice Survive the Arctic

Willen Hospice Arctic Survival Challenge


'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.

ActionAid Guernsey Climb Kilimanjaro

OPEN CHALLENGE - Kilimanjaro Trek 2021


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.

World Animal Protection Volunteer with Elephants

OPEN CHALLENGE - Thailand Tuk Tuk Adventure


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.

Jurassic Coast Trek (May)

Hadrian's Wall Trek

Willen Hospice Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Jurassic Coast Trek (Oct)


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.

Tusk Rwenzori Mountain Challenge for Conservation


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.

Baraka Volunteer Trip to Zambia

Cats Protection Zambezi Challenge and Lion Conservation Project

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