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Travel Agents: Send Your Clients Away for Good
Volunteer Quests Offer Adventure, Service, Excursions, Immersion
What Does United Planet Offer Agents?
United Planet believes in quality over quantity. We work only with the best agents in the country who understand our mission and care about the communities which we serve overseas. In exchange, United Planet offers exclusive representation. If chosen as an agent, you will be the only agent in your region to represent United Planet. United Planet will offer you extensive training opportunities and incentives, including the privilege for free travel and the opportunity to participate in programs at cost for life. United Planet will also give you some of the most competitive commissions in the field today. We believe deeply in our mission and we wish to find capable like-minded agents to help us recruit more volunteer travelers to learn about and contribute to the world in which they travel.
For more information, please contact Tyler at Agents@unitedplanet.org.
What Does a Volunteer Quest Involve?
- The traveler chooses how long to stay (1 - 12 weeks).
- The traveler chooses which country: Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Romania, South Africa, Tanzania, Tibet, USA
- The traveler chooses the project: Work with orphans and street children; teach English; contribute to environmental preservation; and more!
- The traveler chooses the type of accommodation: We encourage everyone to enjoy the type of connection that is only possible in a home stay; but we also offer the opportunity to stay in a hotel, a hostel, or a guest house.
But the trip isn't all work! The traveler also takes part in wonderful cultural activities (such as salsa dance lessons, language class, cooking class); and goes on excursions to significant sites (such as Petra, Machu Picchu, Dracula's Castle).
And the traveler can add on major excursions (such as The Galapagos, Inca Trail, Crocodile Park, and more!).
"I don't believe international travel should be about seeing the sights while your tour group is herded around like cattle. Living and laughing with a local family while almost experiencing what the locals experience is the only way to travel. We look forward to showing pictures, but what we really enjoy is sharing what we learned, what we talked about, telling all the wonderful stories. Travel for us is about making friends that we'll stay in touch with - and the Quest succeeded."
--Mrs. and Mr. Noke, a retired couple who volunteered in Chile
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Special Volunteer Vacation Packages
The traveler spends at least a week volunteering in the project, and enjoying the regular activities and excursions. Then she or he has the option to add on special excursions afterwards.
1 week Volunteering (Includes Machu Picchu Excursion)
Traveler lives in Cusco, and works in a social project (such as an orphanage) for a week. Then heads out to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail Excursion.
The Inca Trail, the best-known and most popular hike in all of South America, is surrounded by magnificent landscape, spanning across the Andes mountain range and sections of the Amazon rainforest. Read more about the excursion.
1 Week Volunteering (Includes Excursion to Equator Museum (Mitad del Mundo) and Tour of Old Town)
Traveler may live in Quito and work on a social project (such as a center for street kids). (Traveler may opt to stay in the cloud forest doing environmental work, but only with a minimum of ten days, at a slightly higher cost.)
Then heads to the Galapagos islands, famous for wide array of wildlife. The islands and surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve all in one. Read more about the excursion.
2 Weeks Volunteering
Traveler lives in a village and works in a social project (such as a school). Excursions included.
Then heads out to Mole National Park, situated in the heart of the pristine Guinea Savannah Woodland ecosystem. The park features a wide range of wildlife, including 93 species of mammals (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, and more), 344 of birds, and 33 of reptiles. Paga Crocodile Farm is filled with some of the biggest, and tamest, crocodiles in the world. Read more about this excursion.