from 3,438€

Perfect 4.6rating (183)

India Highlights Voluntour

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1 - 1 weeks  ·  Age 16 - 50+

rating  Perfect 4.6  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

Especially suitable

Age 16+
Singles
Couples
50+

About the program

Spend 13 unforgettable days visiting top attractions and taking part in conservation activities in colourful India!

On this signature tour, you’ll experience all the colours that enchanting India has to offer, as well as leaving your mark on important conversation efforts! You’ll start your tour in the capital Delhi, India’s heart, and have your fill of Old Delhi’s streets and new Delhi’s incredible ...

About the program

On this signature tour, you’ll experience all the colours that enchanting India has to offer, as well as leaving your mark on important conversation efforts! You’ll start your tour in the capital Delhi, India’s heart, and have your fill of Old Delhi’s streets and new Delhi’s incredible architecture!

Next, you’ll head to Agra to visit India’s biggest attraction, the Taj Mahal. Take the opportunity to admire the ‘jewel’ of India before heading off to further explore Agra. During your tour, you’ll pay a visit to the Agra Bear Sanctuary - the largest sanctuary in the world for sloth bears. You’ll have a unique experience of assisting with feeding and enrichment tasks at the bear rescue centre and meeting the bears, who were rescued from the horrifying ‘dancing bear’ trade.

You will also visit Mathura Elephant Rescue Centre – India's first chain free elephant camp. Preparing food, enrichment and walking one of India’s most iconic animals is an experience like no other! After Agra, you’ll head south and take a trip to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Then, make your way to the famous Ranthambore National Parks the best place in India to spot the awe-inspiring Bengal tiger! While here, you’ll take part in not one but three game drives! Giving you an opportunity to possibly spot tigers, leopards and sloth bears! As well as, the game drives you will also join in on local community initiatives, meeting the locals and teaching the children.  

Nearing the end of your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Amber Fort and the Palace of Winds before heading back to Delhi and experiencing Delhi Haat – a bustling open-air bazaar! You’ll end your trip by making your way to the ‘Kingdom of Dreams’ to enjoy a authentic food, crafts and a traditional Bollywood Musical!


Typical day

DAY 1: Arriving into Delhi

DAY 2: Delhi and the Red Fort

DAY 3: Agra and the Taj Mahal

DAY 4: Agra Bear Rescue Centre

DAY 5: Agra Bear Rescue Centre

DAY 6: Elephant Rescue Centre in Mathura

DAY 7: Travel by Train to the Famous Ranthambore National Park

DAY 8: Tiger Safaris in Ranthambore National Park

DAY ...

Typical day

DAY 1: Arriving into Delhi

DAY 2: Delhi and the Red Fort

DAY 3: Agra and the Taj Mahal

DAY 4: Agra Bear Rescue Centre

DAY 5: Agra Bear Rescue Centre

DAY 6: Elephant Rescue Centre in Mathura

DAY 7: Travel by Train to the Famous Ranthambore National Park

DAY 8: Tiger Safaris in Ranthambore National Park

DAY 9: Tiger Safaris in Ranthambore National Park

DAY 10: Tiger Safaris in Ranthambore National Park

DAY 11: The Amber Fort and the Palace of Winds

DAY 12: Delhi and the Kingdom of Dreams


Free-time activities

Free-time activities


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 16 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (basic level)

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

No specific skills or experience are required, only a positive attitude and full commitment to the cause. You must be prepared to work as part of a team.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

What's Included

What's Included

Services by The Great Projects

  • Accommodation
  • All transfers
  • 3 Canter / Jeep safari drives in Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit Dhonk Village in Ranthambore as part of community work – including donation
  • Visit Moghiya (a local tribe) Hostel in Ranthambore as part of community work – including a donation
  • 2 visits to a Bear Rescue facility centre including a donation
  • 1 visit to an Elephant Rescue Facility Centre including a donation
  • One-time entry to monuments (including the Taj Mahal)
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi during a tour of Old Delhi.
  • Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur National Park for spotting birds and other wildlife.
  • A representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers
  • Local guide for city tours in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur during sightseeing tours

Airport Pickup at Indira Gandhi International Airport

You will be met by a project representative in the arrivals hall of Indira Gandhi International Airport. You will then transfer to your overnight accommodation.  

Accommodation

You will stay in 4 hotels for the duration of your tour, all very comfortable and modern. Perfectly suited to those who are looking for a higher end experience of wildlife conservation and travel.

Food & Beverages

On this trip, you will be staying in 3 different accommodations. You will be under a B&B meal plan while staying at the Holiday Inn. In the tented park accommodation, you will dine at the on-site restaurant and may get to enjoy an open-air barbeque. At the Jungle Lodge, you will be provided with 3 delicious meals a day also cooked in true Indian style.

Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi. We assist you to find cheap flights to India. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for India provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in India you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for India. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Volunteers are unable to join the project from mid-June to October due to the monsoon season. The park is closed during this period.

You will need to arrive into Indira Gandhi International Airport on your project start day between 7am-5pm.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

1 week 6 days 3,438€
Average fees 1,851€/week

Program fees

1,851€ per week 1 - 1 weeks Age 16 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

1 - 1 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with The Great Projects during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

The Great Projects

Perfect 4.6 rating (183 reviews)

Agency - founded in 2003

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Lauren

Spoken languages: English

About the project

The Great Projects work with organisations worldwide to establish high standards in animal welfare and conservation within the responsible tourism sector.

Meet your organization

Looking to volunteer abroad with animals? Here at The Great Projects we believe that there is a better way to holiday. Our award-winning wildlife volunteering abroad with animals projects and signature tours are not only designed to provide truly unique and life-changing experiences for volunteering worldwide, but our donation and conservation pledges ensure that your travel will have a lasting and sustainable impact on some of the planet's most incredible and endangered species and the local communities which live alongside them.

It all began with The Great Orangutan Project in Malaysian Borneo and after a number of years working with local authorities, passionate project facilitators, and hard-working volunteers to create a sustainable, progressive, and effective project - The Great Projects decided to use the experiences and knowledge we had gained to expand our expertise to other projects in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe!

Now with over 35 projects, you can be confident in the fact that you’ll be able to volunteer with some of the world's most incredible wildlife species in completely breath-taking environments. From orangutans in the Bornean rainforest to whale sharks in the Indian Ocean; you’re sure to find something suited to your interests. What’s more, The Great Projects make sure that with us, volunteers are completely immersed into the heart of the matter, at site, delivering an experience like no other as you become familiar with the life of an animal keeper, game ranger, or wildlife conservationist.

Plus, every time someone volunteers with The Great Projects  in addition to their fee which covers accommodation, food, and transfers, we donate up to £350 to the project visited to help the project itself. Therefore, our ecotours and projects are not only designed to be an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life, but you will also join a project knowing that your travel truly does help to save endangered animals and the local communities with which they live alongside.

Here at The Great Projects, we believe that we should practice what we preach. We send volunteers to worldwide destinations on a range of truly unique and thoroughly worthwhile projects that make a real, sustainable difference to their causes. What’s more, The Great Projects provide them with dedicated UK-based staff that ensure volunteers have informative and friendly help throughout all stages of their experience, from initial enquiry to their return.

Through this, we can show volunteers that there is a better way to holiday. Our award-winning wildlife volunteering abroad with animals projects and signature tours are not only designed to provide truly unique and life-changing experiences for volunteering worldwide, but our donation and conservation pledges ensure that your travel will have a lasting and sustainable impact on some of the planet's most incredible and endangered species and the local communities which live alongside them.


Further, The Great Projects does not only aim to provide travel destinations that hold responsibility for animal welfare, but also to the environmental, economic and social impact of our conservation projects as a whole.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Here at The Great Projects, we are completely dedicated to providing our volunteers with the utmost protection with regards to health and safety.

Adventurous travel always involves some degree of risk. Our priority is to keep you safe and protect you as much as possible whilst still giving you an authentic experience of life in your chosen destination.

We conduct extensive risk assessments to make sure we have identified potential hazards and done everything we can to reduce them and we make sure you have the information you need about the destination you are visiting and how to stay safe and healthy while you are out there. We also are partnered with Endsleigh Insurance who are able to offer volunteers comprehensive insurance for all of our projects.

183 reviews · rating4.6

Ann Van Hove rating4.2

2023 at Wildlife Sanctuary Supporter

Naankuse is a lovely home for the animals. They do their very best to care for the animals and release them in the wild when possible. If it's not possible they provide a loving home for life. I found it a great experience as a first time volunteer on my own. Yes, it's hard work and you have a ...
Elisabeth Kroes rating1

2023 at Wildlife Sanctuary Supporter

What a money they make in this volunteer-factory. Paid for 3 weeks, left in 2 days! Poor management, throw you in the deep and lets see if you can swim.... no decent info/instructions but promotion about paying for other ...
Chiara Tiberti rating4.8

2023 at Wildlife Sanctuary Supporter

Staying in Naankuse and Timbila was a wonderful experience. An opportunity to live Namibia's culture and its wildlife in a different and precious way. We loved it! The Great Project supported us perfectly in organizing the trip; really an excellent experience. ..
Louise Tessier rating4.2

2023 at Wildlife Sanctuary Supporter

I wanted to go to Naankuse for a long time and the experience was good. There are many volonteers at the farm (close to 70) and it can take a little while to feel comfortable. The activities are interesting and the staff that accompagnies us are very friendly and it’s clear that they care about ...
SHAYNE PORTER rating3.8

2023 at Turtle Conservation Experience

TURTLE PRGRAMME. Was a great experince and was good to contribute in a meaningful way. The assistance required is ongoing and team make a great differance to the turtle ...
Martha Keegan rating5

2023 at Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary

I have dreamed of meeting and working with orangutans my whole life, and this experience did not even come close to disappointing me. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. I came by myself and met the loveliest people in my group, so don’t be apprehensive if you are a solo traveller! The ...

Location

Asia > Southern Asia > India > Delhi

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