2012 expeditions

Whitewater rafting + build greenhouses for a remote andean village

Four days rafting the pristine waters of the Apurimac River, in southern Peru, and exploring its deserted sandy beaches, plus 3 days building greenhouses for a remote indigenous Quechua community high in the Andean foothills... Learn More


Cycle the central highlands + build a home in the Mekong Delta

This adventure philanthropy expedition comprises 7 days cycling through Vietnam's highlands + 4 days building a house for a homeless family in the Mekong Delta. Two distinct Southeast Asian geographies and cultures in one transcendent expedition that challenge you in all the best ways... Learn More


Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro + build an organic farm in Zanzibar

Join us and summit Mt. Killimanjaro, at 19,345 feet the highest peak in Africa, and visit the shrinking glacier fields before they become a historical memory. Then journey to the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, off Tanzania€™s Indian Ocean coast, to renovate a primary school for impoverished children ... Learn More


Cycle the northwest highlands + renovate an orphanage

Explore the dramatic hills & valleys north and west of Hanoi on two wheels, through alpine meadows, past crashing waterfalls and onto verdant rice-paddy plains. Then help turn a drab facility for special-needs orphans into a bright, encouraging learning environment... Learn More


Explore wild South America on foot and by kayak + build an organic urban farm in Buenos Aires

For 5 days, we€™ll explore southern Patagonia by foot and kayak, on glaciers, mountainsides and in pristine mountain waters. Then, for 3 days in Buenos Aires, we€™ll work with a local community of kids and our nonprofit partner, Voluntario Global... Learn More


Cycle the central highlands + build a home in the Mekong Delta

This adventure philanthropy expedition comprises 7 days cycling through Vietnam's highlands + 4 days building a home for a village family in the Mekong Delta. Two distinct Southeast Asian geographies and cultures in one transcendent expedition... Learn More


Hiking twin volcanoes + building a school kitchen

In March, Roadmonkey returns to the land of Rubén Darío, one of Latin America€™s most revered poets, to explore & hike two spectacular volcanoes - one of them still quite active - and then build a kitchen for a school in the northern highlands near Honduras...Learn More


Surf, swim and hike on remote beaches and reserves + build an income-producing community garden

How does it sound to wake up to warm, salty air? Or to spend the morning surfing or hiking and the afternoon soaking in natural hot springs, while feasting on locally sourced, sustainable foods... Learn More

2011 expeditions

Horseback and kayak through backcountry Patagonia + build a reading room for a regional school

Ever killed a campfire with the leftover coffee, saddled up your horse and ridden off track into a wild Patagonia sunset, stopping only to scoop up a liter of drinkable lake water on the way to a Malbec-infused backwoods feast? This is your chance... Learn More


Cycle the central highlands + build an organic community garden and rice paddy

Explore Vietnam's central coast and highlands by mountain bike for 8 days, cycling through some of the smoothest and most scenic backroads in Southeast Asia. Then travel deep into the Mekong Delta to build a revenue- and food-generating rice paddy & community garden alongside members of an ethnic Khmer community in need... Learn More


Cycle the central highlands + build a playground for school children in the Mekong Delta

This adventure philanthropy expedition comprises 9 days cycling through the rolling southern Central Highlands + 4 days building a playground for school children in the Mekong Delta... Learn More


Cycle the central highlands + build a playground for school children in the Mekong Delta

Cycle through the lush hills, valleys & jungles of southern Vietnam, and then build a reading room at a school for needy school children.... Learn More


Kayaking the islands of Lake Malawi + build a playground

Interested in exploring Malawi, the warm heart of Africa, this summer? Details of our route and philanthropy project will be posted here later this month... Learn More


Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro + build an organic farm on Zanzibar

Join us and summit Mt. Killimanjaro, at 19,345 feet the highest peak in Africa, and visit the once-dominant, now fast disappearing glacier fields before they become a historical memory. Then, following our 7-day mountain adventure, travel with Roadmonkey's small-group expedition team to semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, off Tanzania's Indian Ocean coastline, to complete our 4-day volunteer project... Learn More


Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro + build a clean-water well on Zanzibar

In June, a Roadmonkey expedition team will return to Tanzania to summit Africa's tallest mountain, via the challenging and scenic Machame Route, and then travel to the island of Zanzibar, off Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast, to complete our custom-designed, hands-on volunteer project.

Join us for an African adventure philanthropy expedition of a lifetime... Learn More


Whitewater rafting + build a playground in the Andean foothills

Roadmonkey's second Peru expedition includes 4 days rafting the pristine waters of the Apurimac River, in southern Peru, and exploring its deserted sandy beaches, and 3 days building a daycare center for a struggling community in Ollantaytambo, in the Andean foothills... Learn More


Explore, surf & hike remote southern beaches + build a school kitchen

In late March, Roadmonkey returns to the land of Rubén Darío, one of Latin America's most revered poets, to explore & hike two spectacular volcanoes - one of them still quite active - and then build a kitchen for a school in the northern highlands near Honduras... Learn More


Explore Patagonia wine country + refurbish a student-run laundry in Buenos Aires

For 8 days, we'll explore Patagonia's emerging wine country by mountain bike, horseback and kayak, seeking out tastings in some of the most spectacular geography on the planet. Then, for 4 days in Buenos Aires, we'll refurbish a small lavanderia operated by college students from the city's poorest neighborhoods.

This adventure philanthropy expedition will be Roadmonkey's third to Latin America and first to Patagonia... Learn More


Hike twin volcanoes + build a school kitchen

Roadmonkey returns to the land of Rubén Darío, one of Latin America's most revered poets, to explore and hike two spectacular volcanoes - one of them still quite active - and then build a kitchen for a school in the northern highlands near Honduras... Learn More

2010 expeditions

Cycle the central highlands + build a playground in the mekong delta

The adventure philanthropy expedition comprises 9 days cycling through the rolling southern Central Highlands + 4 days building a playground for an impoverished Khmer community... Learn More


Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro + build a fishpond at a school

In June 2010, Roadmonkey launched its second expedition to Tanzania & Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Roadmonkey trek up this incredible mountain was unique. In addition to experiencing Kilimanjaro's wildlife and flora, our expedition included the chance to converse in question-and-answer settings with our guides and porters, about Kili's ecology, Tanzanian history and culture and almost any other subject. We experienced the journey like an old-world explorer... Learn More


Whitewater rafting + refurbish a home for indigenous women weavers

This expedition tested our physical endurance and rewarded it with authentic Andean culture and some of the most spectacular scenery in South America. For four days, under expert care & guidance from our rafting outfitter, we took a river journey of a lifetime down the Apurímac River in southern Peru. After rafting, we headed high into the Andean foothills to rebuild a home for indigenous weavers in Ollantaytambo... Learn More


Surf + build a playground for impoverished children

Our 9-day adventure philanthropy expedition took 8 Roadmonkeys to two of the most wild & least discovered regions of Central America. On the Pacific coast, they learned to surf on warm, consistent beginner and intermediate waves. Then, the group ascended into the orchid, coffee and cloud-rich mountains of the north, to give something back€”a playground, made from local materials€”to a community in need... Learn More

2009 expeditions

Cycle the central coast + build a farm in the central highlands

In November, Roadmonkey returned to Vietnam for its third adventure philanthropy expedition, cycling from Danang, on the central coast, to Hoi An, a picturesque fishing village, and then south along the coastline and into the rugged central highlands, following the historical Ho Chi Minh trail in a loop back toward Danang. In the highland city of Kon Tum, our 9-person team built a greenhouse and farm farm at a school for ethnic minority students... Learn More

2008 expeditions

Cycle northwest vietnam + build a playground for orphans

On Nov. 15, an 11-person Roadmonkey team completed its first adventure philanthropy expedition in Vietnam, cycling portions of a stunning 450-mile arc through the northwest, near the Chinese and Lao border regions for one week, then spending several days building a playground for orphans west of Hanoi... Learn More

Adventurers Who Travel Different, Talk About It:

What you are doing has had a huge affect on all of us, internally. Externally, there is a playground where there was none and a bit more hope than there was just a week ago. There are ties forged by the experience that go both ways, and cross oceans, that will never be undone. It's a beautiful thing.
~ John, architect

Thank you for an incredible trip. I was surprised to return from travel to a new land feeling rejuvenated by and indebted to a group of people I traveled with. We Roadmonkeys dug our toes into foreign soil and I got the feeling that, in a little over a week, we were let in on some of the secrets Peru keeps from travelers of convenience.
~ McKenna, hedge fund administrator

I was hoping for a trip through which I would learn about and participate in another culture and be challenged mentally, emotionally and physically in a relatively safe format. The Roadmonkey trip fulfilled and, then, wildly exceeded all my expectations.
~ Chelsea, biochemist

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