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Carlos and Juan- their story

These puma cub brothers are called Juan and Carlos. They were brought into the care of Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY), the leading wildlife conservation group in Bolivia, in 2008. It cannot be stressed strongly enough how sad this photo is. These babies (3-4 months in the photo above) should be with their mother for […]

Top 5 highlights on the Andean Expedition 2018

Top 5 highlights on the Andean Expedition 2018  Spaces available now. 1. Trek to Machu Picchu? CHECK. A visit to the once-lost Incan city is high up on many bucket lists however that feeling of catching that first glipse of sunlight breaking the swirling mist after a demanding 3 day trek sends shivers down the spines. […]

Where would you rather have breakfast? Vote!

Breakfast Overseas- From Urban Rwanda to the Bolivian Jungle- where would you rather have breakfast? A huge part of travelling is diving head-first into a different culture. The change in diet can be a big culture shock. However all our projects make a huge effort to ensure that they show-off their country’s culinary wonders. It seems […]

Villa Maria and the Strangest Trek in Peru?

Lima is vast. It is the second largest city in South America, with over 9 million habitants. You can find the super rich and the struggling poor within a few miles of each other. Quest Overseas has worked for 20 years with the poorest district of Lima, Villa Maria del Triunfo. We have built basic housing […]

Volunteering – the right questions to ask

Get the most, give the most. Your guide to ethical volunteering Overseas volunteering can be a fantastic experience, giving benefit both for the local community and the volunteer taking part. Sadly, it can also be a negative experience for either or both sides, so it is important to make sure any project you want to […]

Yellow brick road

Volunteer Ellie writes about her impact and impressions of the Villa Maria Project: I may not have arrived there on the back of a house, free-falling through a tornado, but I’ve never identified more with The Wizard of Oz than the moment I stepped off the plane at Lima, ahead of spending six weeks volunteering in […]

Christmas with Ubaka U Rwanda

Ubaka U Rwanda (Ubaka) is one of our incredible partner charities based in Rwanda. Ubaka provides much-needed shelter, education and guidance for young people in Kigali who have been have been orphaned, abandoned or mistreated. Rebecca Usabyamahoro co-founded the charity with her husband Evode in 2008. A street child himself, Evode started the initiative 5 […]

5 Christmas Gifts that Keep on Giving

Naturally, giving something back is important to us. So the team at Quest Overseas HQ has put together a short list of some of our favourite Christmas gifts that keep on giving… perfect for the ethically-minded gift giver or receiver! Gandy’s London- Burgundy Bali Authentic Voyager Backpack Gandy’s London is an inspirational company that works […]