The travel bucket list – every adventure-seeker has one. It’s that ultimate list of travel experiences we want to achieve in our lifetime. Whatever you’ve got on yours, a trip with Camps International will help you accomplish those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you’ve been dreaming about.
Check out the complete Camps International travel bucket list below.
Visit Angkor Wat
The mystical, sprawling temples of Angkor Wat are a fascinating place to explore Cambodia’s rich history and culture. Catching the beautiful silhouette of the temples against sunrise or sunset is a spectacular scene. For film-lovers, it’s also a place to tick off another bucket-list wish, as you discover the famous tree-covered temple of Ta Prohm, scene of the Tomb Raider movie.
Trek to Machu Picchu
Arguably South America’s most iconic location, the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu are truly a sight to behold. On many of our Peru trips, you’ll have the chance to trek the breath-taking Salkantay trail on a challenging yet rewarding 5-day journey. This quieter route is the perfect choice for adventurous travellers who want to get off the beaten track and soak up these incredible surroundings as you travel from the foothills, through the Andes all the way to the famous ruins.
Go on safari
Home to ‘the big 5’ of the animal kingdom, Africa is the perfect destination for exciting wildlife encounters. A safari adventure in Kenya with Camps International will take you through the incredible Tsavo East National Park, one of the country’s oldest and largest national parks, where you’ll get the chance to glimpse lions, elephants, giraffes, leopards, rhinos and more. The thrill of seeing these incredible animals roaming around in their natural habitat is something that cannot quite be described, only experienced.
Where can you do it? Any Kenya programme (add on a safari experience)
Survive in the jungle
Ever imagined yourself trekking through dense forest, listening to the chatter of monkeys through the trees and slinging your hammock up underneath the jungle canopy to camp out for the night? A trek through the fascinating Borneo jungle is the ultimate adventure to bring out your inner Bear Grylls. You won’t have to totally fend for yourself though – you’ll be in safe hands accompanied by a local guide who will share their knowledge of the jungle with you and even teach you some survival skills.
Where can you do this? Any Borneo Jungle programme
Climb a mountain
There’s few images that conjure up the essence of achievement more than reaching the summit of a mountain. If you’re up for the challenge, make sure you add a mountain trek to your Camps adventure. Depending where you travel, you could take on an intense climb up the impressive Mount Kinabalu, the highest point in Southeast Asia, or a 5-day trek through spectacular scenery to watch the stunning African sunrise from Mount Kenya.
Learn a new language
Being immersed in the culture and surrounded by local people gives you the chance to pick up a language a lot quicker than being sat in a classroom. On a Camps trip you’ll be living and working alongside a local community. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to try out your language skills with them, and you could even get involved in teaching some English classes at the local schools. Try practising your skills before you go and use the language wherever and whenever you can. You’ll be amazed how well you’ll be able to start communicating in no time.
Where can you do this? All Camps International trips
Visit the Amazon Rainforest
The mighty Amazon is the world’s greatest and most biodiverse rainforest, with 1 in 10 of the earth’s species living here. Our spectacular Camp Amazonia is located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, where you’ll live alongside the indigenous Quicchua community. The local people will teach you about their customs and traditions and you’ll help to maintain the native plants of the rainforest in an ethnobotanical nursery. For a real and authentic rainforest experience, it doesn’t get better than this.
Learn to scuba dive
It is often said that we know more about life in space than we do about life in our Earth’s oceans. No wonder we humans are so fascinated by the underwater world. Slapping your flippers on and diving into the blue depths for the very first time is a pretty special experience. It really is like discovering a new world – surrounded by vibrant fish and coral and experiencing that weightless feeling as you glide through the waters.
See *insert your favourite animal here* in the wild
Many of our trips will give you the opportunity to glimpse some amazing wildlife in their natural habitats. Whether it’s snorkelling alongside turtles and sealions on the Galapagos islands, hanging out with the orangutans in Borneo, or catching sight of elephants, lions, giraffes and more on safari – a Camps adventure sets the scene for some unforgettable wildlife encounters.
Not only this, but you’ll be getting involved in sustainable conservation projects to protect their natural habitat, securing the futures of these incredible animals.
Make a difference
Every single Camps International programme will give you the chance to achieve this. Over the last 15 years our volunteers, have worked on more than 230 different projects, helping to positively impact the lives of over 103,000 people – and we’re changing even more every day.
On your trip, you will become part of this amazing story, joining a team of inspiring volunteers, staff and local people dedicated to making a real and lasting change in the world. Trust us when we say there is no better feeling than knowing you’ve made a real difference to someone’s life. Whichever goal on your bucket list inspires you to travel the most, we bet you this will be the one that stays in your heart the longest.
Where can you do it? All Camps International trips
Making a positive difference within the communities we work with is at the heart of everything we do. Whether you travel with us for 2 weeks to 3 months, to any of our destinations in Asia, Africa or South America, your time spent volunteering with us will change people’s lives for the better, forever.
So, which of these exciting experiences are top of your bucket list?
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