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Discover Corps

About

Discover Corps is a new way to travel. Our authentic, off the beaten track itineraries plug travelers into the daily lives of local people.

Our team of local Program Hosts gives you unparalleled access to the lives of people and the stories of places in our host countries. Since our average group size is 8-10 travelers, you can have experiences that big tours can’t. And because you’re traveling with us, we can ensure you’ll have a safe and seamless volunteer travel experience.

Whether it's learning to cook a regional delicacy, helping out at the village school, or sharing stories over cocktails with a local artist or activist, our trips across Asia, Africa and Latin America are vacations with purpose.

Visit our website to learn more about these unique 8, 10 & 14-day trips.

Headquarters

10509 San Diego Mission Rd
San Diego, CA 92108
United States

Reviews

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Todd
10/10

Great trip! My wife and I took the Discover Corps cultural trip to Japan (Started in Tokyo-then a bullet train to Kyoto & more local trains to Osaka). The transportation system works well and no cars were ever needed. We were completely taken care from booking and thru the entire process-no planning required. Adrienne did a great job of informing us of all the details. Our guides in Japan, Aki and Miwa, were very knowledgeable local people & made sure we were having a unforgettable time! The cultural experience in Japan was terrific. Visits to temples and castles and meditation with a Zen Buddhist followed by tea. Great mix of excitement; watching Sumo and participating in Kendo. The food was wonderful plus we were able to participate in sushi making! We will defiantly book another trip with Discover Corps.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Barbara
10/10

The Sea Turtle Initiative trip with Discover Corps was wonderful. EVERYTHING, from meals to transportation, was taken of as advertised. The guide/interpreter was personable and knowledgable about the culture and country. The diversity of backgrounds of the other volunteers and researchers with Turtle Trax made for interesting conversations. I was able to help with moving sea turtle nests, releasing hatchlings, and beach clean up. The night beach patrols were amazing--the stars above, sound of the surf, and walking in the sand were very calming.
I knew some about problems sea turtles face, but this trip changed my view of how to help & I highly recommend this experience.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Daniel
10/10

The experience of volunteering in the community while staying with a local knowledgeable guide who is well connected in the community is priceless and totally unforgettable. I highly recommend it to any family or group of friends that want to have an experience of a lifetime. You’ll meet new lifetime friends and make a difference in kids lives. Excursions to various points of interest were thoughtful and well managed. Bring your hiking boots have a fantastic time!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Dan
10/10

I went with my 2 teenager children and my mom for an 8 day trip to Cuba that included 2018 New Years. We had an incredible experience from start to finish and highly recommend this trip. It was great having a private driver, a comfortable, air conditioned vehicle and a tour guide with us virtually the entire time that could answer questions for us and show us around. We usually take trips on our own, so this was a very different experience and we loved it. We were very happy with the level of support we received from the tour operator and their itinerary for us. What an amazing memorable trip.

Yes, I recommend this program
Gary
10/10

This trip was a very fine experience. The guide and fellow travelers were wonderful to share experiencing Costa Rica with. We saw a wide variety of plant and animal wildlife at several national parks and an wildlife rescue center. The local people were very nice as we interacted with them in two volunteer experiences. This was my second trip with Discover Corps in Costa Rica and I would go again.

Yes, I recommend this program

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