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Community Project Travel

World Expeditions has a vision – to make the world a better place for people in need.  We invite you to share in this vision.

Visit our dedicated Community Project Travel website >>

Community Project Travel (CPT) is a unique “giving back” program that we have operated since 2005, functioning entirely as a ‘not-for profit’ division of our company. The program offers purposeful adventures for everyday travellers, where the main objective is to improve the lives of other people or the environment in a meaningful and sustainable way.

No skills are required to join our Community Projects; you just need to pack an open mind and a keenness to commit to physical work in a team environment.

Take a look at the impact we've had on two schools in Nepal that were devastated by the 2015 earthquakes:

The World Expeditions Foundation funds the costs associated with the community projects. We ask that participants make a voluntary donation to the WEF to further assist. WEF does not levy any administration fee. Donations are tax deductible for Australian citizens.

Our Community Project Travel program also includes these projects:

VIETNAM: Thanh Son Elementary School & Kindergarten Upgrade
Departs: Hanoi ~ 18 September 2016

15 day trip | 3 days community project | 10 days adventure touring 

The mountainous northern region of Vietnam, south west of Hanoi, is home to Vietnam's third largest ethic minority group the Muong people. The Muong are most closely related to the ethnic Vietnamese, however culturally and socially more similar to Thai people. The Muong rely on crop cultivation (mostly wet rice), animal husbandry and fishing to sustain their lives. The village of Pa Van in Thanh Hoa province is home to approximately 400 people, with 26 children attending the elementary school from grades 1-5 and 30 younger children attending the kindergarten. The school and kindergarten is in disrepair. With the assistance of local building experts, we will renovate the school and kindergarten for the children of the surrounding villages. 

The project completed in March 2015 built a 15m2 kitchen room for the school that will facilitate the cooking of meals and also provide a space to serve lunch for the pupils. The project in September 2016 aims to construct new toilet blocks for the school.

Following the community project work we discover the stunning national parks that surround Mai Chau, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay and the vibrant cities of Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City.

For the detailed trip notes, costs and more details >>

Projects like this at Pa Van are available to private groups, school groups, charity groups or corporate challenges. Contact donna@worldexpeditions.com to enquire.

AUSTRALIA: Our Planet Travel Larapinta Town Camp Bush Tucker Garden
Departs: Alice Springs ~ 27 August 2016

9 day trip | 3 days community project | 4 day trek | 6 nights exclusive semi-permanent wilderness campsites | 2 nights Double Tree {Hilton} Hotel

Join ‘Our Planet Travel’ director, Melanie Grevis‑James on this classic Australian Trek combined with a truly unique opportunity to work along‑side an indigenous community to help re‑establish their bush tucker garden. For the eco‑adventurers out there ... this is the trip for you!

The classic Larapinta trek is one of the seven great walks of Australia and this unique trip combines the trek with a two day community project to restore an Aboriginal communities bush tucker garden. The Yarrenyty-Arltere Learning Centre (YALC) is a family resource and learning centre located at Larapinta town camp in Alice Springs. The centre aims to improve the social, health and economic well being of the community in a way that strengthens and respects culture. There is much educational value and cultural preservation to be gained from a strong bush tucker and medicinal herb program within Aboriginal communities. YALC aims to restore the old bush tucker garden (approx land size 25m x 75m) into a sustainable working community garden. Our group will construct garden beds in a section of the garden, dig and plant traditional herbs, vegetables and fruits as well as pave and build seating within the garden. During the project we will learn much about Aboriginal herbal medicines and traditional foods. Our trek out into the West MacDonnell Ranges follows an itinerary that will appeal to the active walker prepared to cover between six to sixteen kilometres each day, with plenty of side options to the best spots in the area.

For the detailed trip notes, costs and more details >>

TANZANIA: Magara Secondary School Greenhouse
Departs: Arusha ~ 03 September 2016

10 day trip | 4 day community project | 3 day wildlife safari 

The village of Magara is spectacularly located at the base of the Great Rift Valley near Lake Manyara National Park. Over the years World Expeditions has assisted this village in a number of ways. Previous groups have completed refurbishment works on classrooms at the primary and secondary schools and the World Expeditions Foundation has funded the solar powering of the computer classroom as well as the purchase of computers and the training of computer teachers.  This project is at Magara Secondary School which has approximately 300 students from the local area attending. The focus of the school is agriculture and biology and as a result many of the students will go on to be small scale farmers in the region. A greenhouse will be very useful to the school to allow the students to work in a closed environment and through experiential learning. Currently the school plants student crops on its land and does field classes on these crops. This will diversify what the students learn in a way that will help them become better farmers through higher crop yields. Following our project work we visit the magnificent game parks of Lake Manyara and Tarangire. No trip to Tanzania would be complete without a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the finest wildlife reserves on earth. It is here we enjoy unsurpassed game viewing, with opportunity to spot the rare black rhino.

For the detailed trip notes, costs and more details >>

Projects like this at Magara are available to private groups, school groups, charity groups or corporate challenges. Contact donna@worldexpeditions.com to enquire.


PERU: Tastayoq Greenhouse Community Project
Departs: Lima ~ 10 September 2016

13 day trip | 3 day community project | 4 day trek | 4 day adventure touring 

This trekking route is specifically crafted to avoid the busier trekking trails in Peru, providing an authentic and unique Andes experience. We take you along remote trails to enjoy spectacular views of snow-capped Andean peaks, over beautiful passes and through traditional Quechuan villages that rarely see westerners and finally, to Machu Picchu. A few more days of trekking and we reach the village of Tastayoq where we undertake our community project work to re-establish a greenhouse. We celebrate the completion of the project with a traditional 'pachamanca' [a wonderful Andean 'feast'']. We drive to Ollantaytambo for a night and rise early in the morning to catch the train to Machu Picchu, where we take a guided tour and take in its remarkable beauty, before returning to Cusco.

For the detailed trip notes, costs and more details >>

Projects like this at Tastayoq are available to private groups, school groups, charity groups or corporate challenges. Contact donna@worldexpeditions.com to enquire.


NEPAL: Shree Setibhume Secondary School and Everest Base Camp
Departs: Kathmandu ~ 16 October 2016

21 day trip | 5 day community project | 12 day trek 

The Shree Setibhume School is located in Ramche in the Rasuwa district in Northern Nepal. The school is the biggest in the area. The people of this region are predominantly from the ethnic group called Tamang; they are poor and rely on subsistence farming. A large number of World Expeditions’ porters come from this area. The Shree Setibhume School has 342 students enrolled ranging in age from three to fifteen years. The school has nine government funded teachers and three teachers funded by the community. Students from the nine surrounding communities attend the school. Before the 2015 earthquakes the school was made up of fourteen classrooms, and now three classrooms need to be rebuilt. The World Expeditions Foundation is funding the construction of these classrooms and inviting travellers to assist on the construction site, working alongside local tradespeople and the community to make the Shree Setibhume School a safe and conducive learning environment again. Following the project work you'll trek to Everest Base Camp.

For detailed trip notes, costs and more details >>

Projects like are available to private groups, school groups, charity groups or corporate challenges. Contact donna@worldexpeditions.com to enquire.

NEPAL: Shree Setibhume Secondary School and Annapurna Dhaulagiri
Departs: Kathmandu ~ 20 November 2016

21 day trip | 5 day community project | 12 day trek 

The Shree Setibhume School is located in Ramche in the Rasuwa district in Northern Nepal. The school is the biggest in the area. The people of this region are predominantly from the ethnic group called Tamang; they are poor and rely on subsistence farming. A large number of World Expeditions’ porters come from this area. The Shree Setibhume School has 342 students enrolled ranging in age from three to fifteen years. The school has nine government funded teachers and three teachers funded by the community. Students from the nine surrounding communities attend the school. Before the 2015 earthquakes the school was made up of fourteen classrooms, and now three classrooms need to be rebuilt. The World Expeditions Foundation is funding the construction of these classrooms and inviting travellers to assist on the construction site, working alongside local tradespeople and the community to make the Shree Setibhume School a safe and conducive learning environment again. Following the project work you'll trek in the Annapurna ranges.

For detailed trip notes, costs and more details >>

Projects like this are available to private groups, school groups, charity groups or corporate challenges. Contact donna@worldexpeditions.com to enquire.