40 Trips To Change Your World
Since 2001, Habitat for Humanity has sent volunteers to three villages in Jordan for two weeks of building houses, with stops at Roman ruins, grand mosques, and age-old souks. Expect six days of hard work rewarded by traditional meals shared with locals.
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Luxury Level: Teams eat and sleep in villagers' houses.
Habitat for Humanity; 229/924-6935; habitatforhumanity.org; 10-day trips from $1,000 per person, all-inclusive; year-round.