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travel in south & central america

travel in south & central america
a continent of fiery spirit & astounding landscapes

If you have chosen to spend your gap year in South and Central America, or even if you just want to volunteer in South and Central America, you've come to the right place! South and Central America is home to some of the most spectacular countries on earth, destinations with a wealth of culture; colonial cities that echo the legacy of Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors; and remnants of mysterious ancient civilisations. The white sandy beaches, impressive rolling mountain ranges etched with spectacular rivers and waterfalls, saltwater lakes teeming with exotic flora and fauna, smoking volcanoes and frothing surf are only a sample of the fantastic qualities of South and Central America. With projects ranging from adventure travel in South and Central America to wildlife conservation in Ecuador, from marine conservation in Costa Rica to teaching in South and Central America, this region is perfect as your gap year destination.

Let the spirit of South and Central America bewitch you on your gap year or career break. Immerse yourself in the welcoming and magical culture, become a part of the local community on a project in South and Central America. Volunteering is a unique way to spend your time abroad, and where better to travel than South and Central America? You can choose from wildlife conservation in South and Central America to getting stuck in with community development in South and Central America. You cannot fully appreciate the splendour and vibrancy of this continent until you immerse yourself in its daily life – try our journalism projects in South and Central America, or medical volunteering in South and Central America.

This is travel in South and Central America with a difference, and something you will never forget!

Take a look at our South and Central America projects for your perfect life enhancing experience:

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Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Contribute to vital conservation research in one of the most ecologically diverse locations on the planet.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $295

  • Prices: from $295
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: CBP

Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 10 week incorporating a placement

An unforgettable adventure through Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, amongst Mayan ruins and the azure waters off the coast, with a teaching or conservation project.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $4,095

  • Prices: from $4,095
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Project code: CAX

Costa Rica Climate Change Project

Carry out groundbreaking survey work in Costa Rica's remote habitats and help combat the effects of climate change as you track and conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $295

  • Prices: from $295
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Discount
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: CCL

Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the most pristine and renowned marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems in Belize.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $445

  • Prices: from $445
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Marine
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: BZM

Costa Rica Teaching

Teach English and support local community projects whilst fully immersing yourself in the lives and colourful culture of Costa Rica's friendly, welcoming people.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $255

  • Prices: from $255
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: COS

Costa Rica Animal Rescue Project

Work at a centre dedicated to the care and conservation of some of Costa Rica's most threatened species.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,045

  • Prices: from $1,045
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Project code: CAR

Brazil Child Care

Assist to provide desperately needed child care services to communities so that parents are able to provide for their families and children are able to access early childhood education.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,045

  • Prices: from $1,045
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Children
  • Duration: 2 week +
  • Project code: BZC

Belize Manatee Conservation

Enjoy the white sands, blue waters and relaxed Caribbean atmosphere of Belize while making a valuable contribution to the protection of this rare and elusive species and their under threat habitats.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $445

  • Prices: from $445
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Group
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: BMT

Brazil Teaching & Community

Help to secure the futures of disadvantaged youth in the favelas of Rio, by assisting them to access quality education.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,045

  • Prices: from $1,045
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: BZT

Honduras Spanish School

Enjoy learning one of the world's most useful languages whilst integrating yourself into the daily rhythm of Honduras – experience the true culture and community life of this enchanting country.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $545

  • Prices: from $545
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Language
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: HDS

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