Struggling on deciding where to travel to or which country to volunteer in? We may have the answer for you!
Travel guide giant, Rough Guides, has published their top 10 friendliest countries across the world; as voted by their Facebook and Twitter followers.
We're proud to say that we have incredible projects in four of the top ten places! Including three in the top five: Thailand, Laos, and the friendliest country in the world, Cambodia!
Indonesia is a country with something for everyone. Visit the rice field and waterfalls around Bali. Explore temples and volcanoes in Java or the search for amazing wildlife in the jungles. In between exploring this magnificent country why not take the opportunity to make a difference and volunteer at the Indonesia Wildlife Sanctuary. Located on the beautiful Island of Sulawesi, it is the perfect addition to any trip to Indonesia.
Thailand, the Land of smiles; this nickname explains it all! The kindness and great hospitality of the locals makes for a warm welcome to the country. And throughout your whole time there. This country has it all; lush forest, beautiful beaches & islands to explore, markets & temples galore and so much more! While you are exploring this amazing country why not add a volunteer adventure into the mix! Volunteer with elephants or wildlife a few hour from Bangkok, or volunteer with Elephants in the north.
Laos is a place of happy and laid back people. This exotic travel destination is left undiscovered by many travelers, making for an exciting place to explore for those that do make the trip. Visit the charming little town of Luang Prabang (a UNESCO heritage site) or enjoy magnificent scenery while tubing down a river. Visit the Buddha park or explore lush jungles in search of beautiful waterfall. Why not provide some much needed help to rescued wildlife by volunteering at the Laos Wildlife Sanctuary for an experience you won't forget!
Despite their sad history, the Cambodia people are still the friendliest people! And the country has an abundance of things to see and do. Explore the magnificent Angkor Temples in Siem Reap. Relax on the beautiful Island of Koh Rong. Learn about sad history of the country in Phnom Penh with a visit to the Killing Fields and S21 museum. Explore the many markets and try delicious local cuisine. For the brave, why not try eating a tarantula? For those wanting to give back we have several volunteer opportunities in Cambodia. Combining volunteering and travel is the perfect way to get the most out of your trip to Cambodia!
Get up close to beautiful Elephants at an ethical elephant sanctuary. Help bears that have been rescued from bear bile farms or the illegal wildlife trade. Learn about the indigenous Bunong culture while also helping them to preserve it! Put your green thumb to the test helping a farming project provide a daily breakfast to students. Provide access to clean, safe drinking water to rural villages with the Clean Water Project. Or help out at Globalteer's very own Helping Hands project!
Volunteer and Travel in the World's Friendliest Countries
Rest assure that when you travel to any of these countries you will be greeted with warm smiles and great hospitality. You will feel welcomed and at home. It will be hard to leave these places. Combining your travel with some volunteer experience is a great way to get the most out of your experience. You will see and experience things that most tourist never do and see a side of the country you may not have otherwise. And even more so experience the wonderful hospitality and friendliness of the locals! Contact us for more information about any of the countries or volunteer projects.