Location
Multiple Locations +8
  • Indonesia
    • Bali
  • Madagascar
    • Nosy Komba
  • Thailand
    • Hua Hin
  • Sri Lanka
    • Kandy
  • Philippines
    • Cebu City
  • South Africa
    • Cape Town
  • Fiji
  • Cape Verde
Length
1 to 4 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
16
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Guesthouse Host Family
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
499
Price Details
Price includes all meals (Mon-Fri), accommodation, airport transfers, and admin fees.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Travel Insurance Visa
Feb 15, 2024
Feb 17, 2024
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About Program

If you're a lover of travel, seek knowledge, and yearn to contribute positively, why not consider becoming a part of these exciting opportunities? We have many programs, from rehabilitating lemur species in Madagascar to helping children learn English in Zanzibar. Whichever program you choose, we're confident you'll find these experiences immensely rewarding.

Each country hosts its volunteer centre, a buzzing hub filled with like-minded individuals. Here you can meet other volunteers from other programs and switch between programs on any Monday.

The minimum commitment for each program is one week, with the flexibility for volunteers to switch programs on a weekly basis.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here. Learn more about how Backpacking Tours is promoting ethical volunteering.

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Impact

Sustainability

At Backpacking Tours, social responsibility is an integral part of our ethos. We collaborate closely with local communities to ensure our tours have a positive impact. From employing local guides and drivers to prioritising eco-friendly accommodations, we aim to support the economic and environmental areas we visit.

Ethical Impact

We take great care to respect and promote local cultures. Our tours include visits to cultural landmarks and encourage respectful interactions with locals, providing context and understanding. We actively discourage harmful practices that exploit or commodify local traditions and customs.

Responsible tourism is the cornerstone of Backpacking Tours. From our careful selection of activities to stringent operational guidelines, we aim to make travel a force for good. Our tours are crafted to benefit travellers and communities alike, creating memorable experiences while adhering to sustainability and responsibility principles.

Program Impact

At Backpacking Tours, social responsibility is an integral part of our ethos. We collaborate closely with local communities to ensure our tours have a positive impact. From employing local guides and drivers to prioritising eco-friendly accommodations, we aim to support the economic and environmental areas we visit.

We hold that ethical tourism can positively transform the world. It can support local communities, foster cultural interactions, and heighten social, ethical, and environmental awareness.

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Gabriela
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly recommend this experience!

My Zanzibar journey was unforgettable, discovering a paradise with white sands and azure waters. Yet, the heart of my experience was the people—unparalleled in kindness, always with a smile, singing ""Hakuna Matata,"" and dancing, embodying pure joy. Quickly, I felt part of their vibrant life.

Highly recommend this experience! It's not just the scenic beauty but the genuine warmth of the locals that makes it special. You're welcomed into a community where life's pleasures are celebrated daily, truly living ""Hakuna Matata."" A visit to Zanzibar is a deep dive into a culture of happiness and hospitality.

9 people found this review helpful.
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Jane
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Truly Amazing and Transformative Experience!!

This trip stands out as an incredibly amazing experience in my life! I'm deeply thankful to the organisation for their careful and responsible planning of this journey. Every tour was exceptionally well organised, filled with enjoyment, and the staff were unfailingly supportive and amiable. Quickly forming friendships within our excellent group proved crucial during our leisure days! Surprisingly, there were very few volunteering days, something I hadn't anticipated. My desire was for more time to be spent at the elephant camp, alongside their remarkable team who show profound care for the elephants. I wholeheartedly suggest this adventure to all young explorers keen on adventure and a bit of volunteering, urging them to inquire extensively and scrutinise the itinerary to grasp fully the activities planned. Overall, a truly amazing and transformative experience!!

14 people found this review helpful.
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Rachel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Bali: English Teaching

It may appear daunting at first, but the chance to encounter numerous incredible and new folks is something you wouldn't want to skip. The team on the ground, genuinely amazing and the most helpful, were always there, ready to assist with absolutely anything you might need. So many aspects of my perspective have been broadened through volunteering. It's an experience I'm eager to dive into once more. Truly, it's a journey that's transformed me, showing me the kindness and support of the local community, making it a memorable adventure I'd jump at the chance to relive.

12 people found this review helpful.
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Hanna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Sea Turtle Volunteering in Bali

I've just returned from my travels across Asia, and the experience at the Turtle Conservation Centre will stay with me forever. Collaborating with such wonderful people at the Centre, who became friends I looked forward to seeing and talking to every day, has left an indelible mark on my heart. Each person there has made a lasting impression. Being in close contact with the turtles, understanding their behaviors and what we can do in our daily lives to help and protect them, witnessing baby turtles hatch and aiding them out of the sand, and sharing the knowledge I gained with other visitors was profoundly impactful. Meeting new people, witnessing the stunning landscapes and places during my journey - all these elements have etched a permanent place in my mind, heart, and soul. A heartfelt thanks to Bali and everyone there; it was an absolute pleasure working with all of you. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. ❤️

20 people found this review helpful.
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Tania
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Madagascar Teaching

My trip to Madagascar was absolutely fantastic. The children at the school were incredibly engaged in their learning. This time, I realized the importance of bringing along a lot more picture books, something I hadn't focused on enough during my previous trips. We had a routine where, after working on English spelling and writing words, we would read a picture book each day. I would read a page in English, and then Gabriel, one of the local workers, would explain it in Malagasy/French. It was wonderful to be able to show the students the artwork in these books, as their usual lessons mostly involve chalkboard exercises. In all the schools I've taught at, I've observed a challenge with imaginative tasks and drawing. A large number of students seem unsure or surprised when I encourage them to 'write a good sentence and then draw a picture to accompany it'. Therefore, my intention with the picture books was to introduce them to art and inspire their creativity.

23 people found this review helpful.

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