Why travel with us ?
Ever wanted to be more than just another tourist?
Do you have a desire to not only see the world, but to give something back?
Big Umbrella Travel believes in a growing global conscience. That travellers are becoming more and more sensitive to the environments and cultures they visit. And that it is possible to increase the enjoyment of a Once in a Lifetime holiday by adding to it the satisfaction of helping the local communities they visit.
Imagine, laying on a secluded tropical beach for days on end, and also taking a small moment to help paint a school, to return home with the smiles of disadvantaged children etched upon your memory.
To this end, Big Umbrella Travel offers adventure holidays to some of the world’s most beautiful locations, providing amazing travel opportunities, with community-service and philanthropic projects as the key focus.
We tailor an itinerary to suit travelers’ interests, availability and budget, and organize everything – flights, transport, accommodation and sightseeing, but most importantly, a volunteering placement at a local NGO that desperately needs their help.
Our journeys are comparable in price to many standard tours on the market, yet we take none of the travellers’ money ourselves (not a cent) – their travel fee goes directly towards their expenses and the NGO they’ll be working with. Imagine touring the most beautiful places in the world, knowing the money you’ve spent is making a tangible difference in their community. You get to experience a hands-on submersion into another culture, one that will appreciate your visit long after you’ve gone.
Big Umbrella Travel offer trips of a lifetime to exotic locations such as Central America, India and Nepal, where community service projects include a Mayan Medical mission (Mexico), rehabilitation schools (Nicaragua), building sustainable housing (India) and caring for street kids who are in urgent need of help (Nepal).
All Big Umbrella Travellers are escorted by an experienced guide into a remote, and guaranteed safe, village, where they can work in their chosen field for anywhere between one week to three months. Projects can include community development through employment assistance, responsible building and sustainable farming.
Big Umbrella Travel Packages suit a variety of individuals, from university students, back-packers, wealthy vacationers who are looking for something more meaningful in a vacation, sponsors who can watch their money at work, businesses who want to offer a team of workers to donate their skills, environmental and human rights activists, teachers and medical professionals, writers, photographers and artists.
To find out more about an amazing, tailor-made journey, to find out how you can help make a difference, please drop us a line.
If you’d like to find out more about an amazing, tailor-made journey, please drop us a line at email@example.com It’s completely obligation free!