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Career break ideas holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

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!
Amazon Rainforest Internship in Peru
Unique jungle conservation internship in heart of the Amazon, from US $6500 (24 weeks) ex flights
Kenya Community & Wildlife Volunteer Program
A unique glimpse into authentic African life, from £1595 (4 weeks) ex flights
Volunteering in Thailand, wildlife rescue centre
Work with rescued tropical animals such as monkeys and bears, from £549 (7 days) ex flights
Teach children in Chile
Teach English in the magnificent scenery of Patagonia, from £2895 (12 weeks) ex flights
Summer camp in Thailand, teaching English
English summer camps in tropical Thailand, from £995 (14 days) ex flights
Animal rehabilitation project in South Africa
Hands on rehabilitation work in South Africa, from £945 (14 days) ex flights
Amazon and Galapagos Volunteer Program Ecuador
Amazon Adventure and Coastal Community Projects in Ecuador, from £1495 (4 weeks) ex flights
Community health care in South Africa
volunteer in Port Elizabeth townships, from £1447 (4 weeks) ex flights
Elephant conservation project in Sri Lanka
Fantastic elephant conservation project in rural Sri Lanka, from £1195 (14 days) ex flights
Rainforest conservation in the Amazon, Peru
Conservation in the Amazon, from £1195 (14 days) ex flights
Volunteer with children in China
Teach children in Yangzhou, from £1095 (16 weeks) ex flights
Kenya community volunteering
Projects from drama to health and construction, from £390 - £3750 (2 weeks) ex flights
Madagascar charity volunteer programme
Transform Lives in Madagascar, from £1995 (10 weeks) ex flights
Teach music in New Zealand
Teach music at a school in Auckland, from £1395 (4 weeks) ex flights
Teach children in Brazil
Teach conversational English in tropical paradise, from £695 (7 days) ex flights
Community volunteering in rural Uganda
Immerse yourself in improving livelihoods in sth-west Uganda, from £200 - £500 (4 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
South Africa game ranger course
Get your game ranger qualification working with wildlife, from £2779 (8 weeks) ex flights
Community adult volunteering in South Africa
Full cultural immersion bespoke volunteering in South Africa, from £658 (7 days) ex flights
Veterinary internship in South Africa
Veterinary internship in South Africa, from £939 (14 days) ex flights
Teaching in Thailand
Teach children in a rural Thai village, from £845 (14 days) ex flights
Community adult volunteering in India
Bespoke volunteer project with Lepcha tribe of rural India, from £400 (7 days) ex flights
Teaching English in Thailand
Teach English on Koh Phangan, from £1395 (6 weeks) ex flights
Jungle conservation & research, Peru
Jungle conservation and research project in the Amazon, from £1095 (13 days) ex flights
Community volunteering with children in Peru
Join a community project in the beautiful mountains of Peru, from £695 (4 weeks) ex flights

10 reviews for Career break ideas holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Career break ideas holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

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 £1095 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
Madagascar charity volunteer programme
Memorable parts? Wow, where do you start? That first lemur you spot after trekking for miles through a remote forest. The warm welcome from the local people and all the kids waving to you every day. Having so many laughs each day. Meeting so many different and interesting people and feeling like you have a second family by the end of it. The sense of achievement as you see the school you're building start to take shape. The food is so good, the scenery is breathtaking, the sun rises stunning,... (more)Travis Armstrong
From £1995 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 volunteering in rural 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 £200 - £500 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 £995 excluding flights
Rainforest conservation in the Amazon, Peru
Memorable parts? Cutting a path through dense jungle to fin capybara Tips? Speak to the guys who have done it already for advice! A camera, comfy inner soles, good Headtorch, organic mosquito repellent, waterproof bags were the items I was glad I had the most! Local benefits? yes, all of the above! Overall rating? it was such an incredible experience, expect it to be really hard work but you get out what you put in. (more)William Haward
From £1195 excluding flights
Animal rehabilitation project in South Africa
Memorable parts? Tips? Local benefits? Overall rating? Poor. Not much meaningful work. It was not well organized in keeping volunteers busy. There were lots of occasions when we ran out of jobs and were told to wander around and look for things to do. Myself and my grandchildren were extremely disappointed. We had a family meeting and left early. Still a bad taste in our mouth. After staying there I felt that the fee charged was excessive. John Brown. (more)John Brown
From £945 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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