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Choquequirao- the Lonely Machu Picchu

An Alternative Inca Trail 7-days trekking into the wilderness of the lost Incan Empire could bring you face to face with not one, but two of their lost cities: Machu Picchu and her rather underappreciated, larger brother, Choquequirao. As one of the more remote Incan ruins, only the adventurous are drawn to Choquequirao- the isolation […]

5 Questions to Ask when Choosing a Volunteer Programme Abroad

So you’re thinking about volunteering abroad over Summer, but you’re not sure where to start? Or maybe you’ve started researching but you’re not sure how to make the best choice? With so many options out there, looking for a volunteer programme abroad can be daunting to say the least and with so many considerations to […]

Bolivian jungle report- a fascinating insight

Many thanks to Quest volunteer superstar Tina for this honest account about her time away with Quest. We love hearing from our volunteers once they make it back home. Great work and beautiful pictures of the animals you cared for. ”To make this journey happen, I persuaded my mother and underwent a complicated visa application […]

Report from back home – Bolivia Summer

Sometimes when our teams are out in the field, there just isn’t the time to sit down at a computer and send us updates on their progress. Many thanks though to Ella from this summer’s Bolivia project team, for sending us her thoughts after coming home – read on! Ambue Ari : Working with the […]

Andean Exped – knowing when to turn back

Thanks from our sterling leader Matty for this gripping account! What is it that draws us to the mountains? When you think about the cost, physically, mentally and financially, and compare it to the fleeting moments gained at a mountain summit it really does make no sense.  However, the impulse to propel oneself to the […]

Update from Rwanda

A lovely message from one of the boys at the Ubaka street boys project in Kigali, Rwanda. Click here to find out how to join one of our teams in Rwanda in 2016

A-level results – make your gap year count

Here in the Quest Office we have everything crossed for all of you waiting for A-Level results to come out later this week…  We all remember it well and know what a tense time it can be, but remember that whatever happens your options are open. If you have decided to take a Gap Year, […]

Amazon tales of caiman battles to the death!

Many thanks to Toby Wainwright for this brief and succinct update from our Andean Exped team! After two days visiting the Quest supported animal sanctuary Jacj Cuisi, we made are way to the pampas. We were all on the boat for three days on the river. During the first day we all swam with a […]

Sam’s “alternative” Bolivia Salt Flats Update

We encourage our team members to keep the masses updated with the odd blog entry about their adventures. Some posts are more detailed than others, this latest one, from Andean Exped member Sam, falls into the “less detailed” category! Before this is read Toby has to be introduce/explained. He is a loved member of the […]