Realise your

true potential

Bucket List Trips

Personal Development

Social Action


Are you someone who cares about the world? Are you interested in learning about other cultures but not as an observer? How can we make a positive impact without harming the environment or local community? This is what we achieve through these learning and service opportunities. These are opportunities unlike any other because of our relationship with the civil society organisations we work with, the process of designing the trip, your level of engagement and the opportunity to continue to be an active citizen post trip.



Have an adventure

Tick off your bucket list: explore Eco-tourism with more meaning, international travel, fun, go with friends for amazing memories, experience the unusual.


Realise your full potential

Develop your social capital – learn about many cultures through living with the local people – delight in cultural diversity and enhance your global vision.

Find out more about yourself by putting yourself in challenging circumstances and learn more about gender issues, networking and presentations.

Develop your personal skills such as team working, consultation, reflection.

Network with remarkable people.

Indian Women Trip

Social action

Work with a CSO that has made a remarkable positive difference.

Learn how CSOs work in the field and the role of civil society in development.

Be actively engaged in sustainable development, and be of service by being on the trip.  Continue that activism in life.

Gemma, Student

University of Edinburgh

"Living with the Maasai, taking part in pioneering work for widows and girls and touring the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar… as a travel-loving person with the desire to make a difference, my attention was well and truly caught.

...if you take the time to listen the same people will astound you with their strength and achievements, shake your hand warmly as you mangle their Maa greetings and chuckle as they dress you in their jewellery and try to teach you the traditional dance."

Micha Smith, Jeweller

"This experience for me was life changing…

It cleverly incorporated service to others, experiencing fascinating cultures, learning together, working hard and getting stuck in ..

It is an honour to have been involved in an organisation that is working from the grass roots…

A truly educational trip with vibrant excursions along the way…"

Mina Shepherd, Teacher

"As a teacher and one who loves to learn and serve, I was very impressed with how much we learnt from and served the Maasai widows & children.

I feel that if Impact Travels continues with the learning and service trips, there will be even more improvements in the lives of widows and their children.

Thank you for helping make my once in a lifetime trip something I will remember with affection…

 It was well organized, successful and enjoyable. ..I would thoroughly recommend the trip to others when planning a learning and service trip abroad… "


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Student Stories

Our Expertise

Impact Travel Directors are well travelled and have always sought out the interesting and unusual.  Their activism in human rights and equality has led them to work closely with a number of civil society organisations around the world.  This close relationship with meaningful endeavours by noble hearted people who wish to make a positive impact on society means that we know the organisations we work with really well.  We have not just chosen them out of the blue. We also have worked with them over a number of years and know their values and ethics. All of our business practices are aligned with our values and we make careful choices about all aspects of our learning and service opportunities.  We have decades of experience in training and event organisation, bringing this to bear in the organisation of the trips. Each service project is suggested by the host organisation upon learning of the skills and expertise of the trip participants.  It’s collaborative, inclusive – an opportunity to realise your full potential through service to others and personal development.

Safety First

The trip is fully managed for safety, by a valued-based company.  Impact Travels personnel have enhanced DBS.  Risk assessment, health and safety, and safeguarding measures are in place.  Impact Travels has long experience in organising international trips.




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