Career break holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Thinking of taking a career break? Want the most of your career break, and give something back? Well look no further! See this page for career break ideas, holidays and expeditions. Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do you'll find a choice of worldwide responsible career breaks from leading specialist organisations on this page - although we should warn you that with this choice you may never want to go back to work again!

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Amazon Rainforest Internship
Unique jungle conservation internship in heart of the Amazon, from US $6500 (16 weeks) ex flights
South America overland tour
A cross-continental South America adventure, from £3649 (45 days) ex flights
Summer camp in Thailand, teaching English
English summer camps in tropical Thailand, from £895 (14 days) ex flights
Gap year expedition in Borneo
Discover and help to preserve the beautiful island of Borneo, from £1595 (4 weeks) ex flights
Gap year expedition in Kenya
Take time for yourself to see what the world, from £1710 - £3140 (4 weeks) ex flights
Volunteering in Thailand, wildlife rescue centre
Care for rescued animals including monkeys and bears, from £549 (7 days) ex flights
Teach children in Chile
Teach English in the magnificent scenery of Patagonia, from £2825 (12 weeks) ex flights
Community adult volunteering in India
Bespoke volunteer project with Lepcha tribe of rural India, from £400 (7 days) ex flights
Community adult volunteering in South Africa
Full cultural immersion bespoke volunteering in South Africa, from £658 (7 days) ex flights
Rainforest conservation in the Amazon, Peru
Conservation in the Amazon, from £1195 (14 days) ex flights
Health care volunteering in Cambodia
Volunteer on our Healthcare Outreach Programme in Cambodia, from £695 (14 days) ex flights
Gap year expedition in Ecuador
Work on a wide range of vital projects in Ecuador, from £1795 (4 weeks) ex flights
Gap year volunteer teaching in Malawi
A challenging volunteering experience in Malawi, from £3285 (4 months) ex flights
Teaching English in Ghana
Teach children in Ghana, from £645 (7 days) ex flights
Madagascar charity volunteer programme
Transform Lives in Madagascar, from £2000 (10 weeks) ex flights
Gap year volunteer teaching in Uganda
Full cultural immersion volunteer projects in rural Uganda, from £2985 (12 weeks) ex flights
Community volunteering in Siem Reap, Cambodia
work with a local NGO to support communities near Angkor Wat, from £1218 (4 weeks) ex flights
Gap year volunteer teaching in Tanzania
Full cultural immersion volunteer projects in rural Tanzania, from £3490 (20 weeks) ex flights
Community health care in South Africa
volunteer in Port Elizabeth townships, from £1447 (4 weeks) ex flights
South Africa game ranger course
Get your game ranger qualification working with wildlife, from £2779 (8 weeks) ex flights
Medical work experience in Kenya
Medical experience in the coastal city of Mombasa, from £1095 (14 days) ex flights
Volunteering placements in Zambia
A range of volunteering placements available, from £2295 (3 months) ex flights
Kenya community volunteering
Projects from drama to health and construction, from £390 - £3750 (2 weeks) ex flights
Teaching in Thailand
Teach children in a rural Thai village, from £1295 (4 weeks) ex flights
Teaching children in Zambia
Teach children in Livingstone, near Victoria Falls, from £745 (7 days) ex flights
Community & holiday project in Uganda
Immerse yourself in a rural community in South West Uganda, from £300 - £1000 (8 weeks) ex flights
Teach children in Brazil
Teach conversational English in tropical paradise, from £995 (14 days) ex flights
Teach music in New Zealand
Teach music at a school in Auckland, from £1395 (4 weeks) ex flights
Jungle conservation & research, Peru
Jungle conservation and research project in the Amazon, from £995 (14 days) ex flights
Teaching English in Thailand
Teach English on a tropical island, from £1395 (6 weeks) ex flights

9 reviews for Career break holidays4 star overall rating

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South America overland tour
Memorable parts? Iguassu Falls the Uyuni salt flats and the Inca Trail. Tips? Donít go with this operator and donít worry about the language barrier. Local benefits? In parts but I think it could have been better in particular on the Brazilian leg (I did the southern cross with this operator) where I donít think there was any effort to interact with the locals. Overall rating? Overall it was an amazing experience I think the trip needs a few tweaks and if Iím honest... (more)Tim Antill
From £3649 excluding flights
Jungle conservation & research, Peru
Memorable parts? Getting to spend time walking through the jungle and seeing so many great animals and birds. The best moments were the tree frogs, manu poison frog and the rainbow boa! I really enjoyed the construction of the bird hides and biogarden even though sometimes it was really hard work! Pancakes for breakfast were great! Tips? There was a lot of walking and physical activity so itís really important to expect to do lots when you get there and probably need reasonable fitness! Local... (more)Melanie Veal
From £995 excluding flights
Volunteering in Thailand, wildlife rescue centre
I went to the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Thailand, this was a fantastic project helping animals who had been mostly kept as pets. Itís hard to say what was the most memorable part of this holiday as there was so much variety and different experiences, itís difficult to decide what was the best part of it. (more)Cathy Bisset
I had so many fantastic experiences, and the centre itself was in an idyllic area, on the grounds of a Buddhist temple. One highlight was spotting wild elephants in a nearby national park, after dark. (more)Olly Carney
From £549 excluding flights
Community adult volunteering in India
Memorable parts? Being welcomed to the village at Night School with the children performing by singing and dancing to their native music and being presented with scarves and flowers as part of the ceremony. Tips? Such an amazing experience. If you want to experience the overnight train then you can do this as part of this experience and it is one of the best lines to do it on in India (very comfortable travelling 2AC), otherwise fly to Bagdogra Airport and it is quite easy to get... (more)Leah Wenban
From £400 excluding flights
Community & holiday project in Uganda
The best part of my holiday was meeting the local people. I was inspired by the vision that many of the local people had, and their commitment to helping the community climb out of poverty. It was amazing to see first hand how a micro credit project can empower people to develop a profitable business. (more)Peter Harrison
Amazing holiday. It felt like such a privilege to be able to get to know the local community in this way. The people of Uganda are so warm and welcoming - and this family and community are a great example of this. (more)Liz Charsley
From £300 - £1000 excluding flights
Summer camp in Thailand, teaching English
Memorable parts? There are so many to choose from, but the most memorable has to be when we visited the mainland to teach in a Thai school. The children were not used to foreigners and were really excited to see us, they had us signing autographs and posing for lots of photos!! The school had organised and practised dances for us which we really appreciated and enjoyed watching!! The snorkelling trip on Koh Tao was also brilliant!! Tips? The only tips I could give would be to prepare... (more)Justine Martin
From £895 excluding flights
Medical work experience in Kenya
Memorable parts? Living with an African host family and getting the local transport every day - took a while to get used to not understanding much each day. Tips? Ensure you learn some Kiswahili before you go, especially if you have no medical training yet. Local benefits? Not really benefiting locals but yes, in terms of the environment I believe an amount of the £745 should have been given to the hospital so that they are more amiable. Overall rating? Good, valuable... (more)Susie Wallis
From £1095 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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