Goa, India | Minimum Age – 13 years | Difficulty 3.5

India is home to 3 of the 13 species of otters. The scenic outback of Goa is famous for it’s varied species of birds and mangrove vegetation and have become an unusual habitat of this shy animal. It’s wonderful and intriguing how the smooth coated otters have adapted themselves in this human dominated landscape by the banks of river Mandovi.

Join us on this unique conservation program on Choarao Island in Goa to learn all about these cute semi aquatic mammals and their ecosystem. Be a part of the conservation work being done in the area that is leading to an increase in otter population which were dwindling in the recent past and low learn how you can make a difference.

What can you expect to achieve from this trip

  • Understand the otter ecosystem in context to this Island
  • Learn how the marine, invertebrates, plant and other species form an integral part of this system
  • Learn different methods of survey, tracking animals and using data for conservation
  • Engage in live projects and work with experts and apply your learning to a real case study
  • Interact with local fishermen and farmers to see things from their perspective
  • New experiences in a safe, secure environment and an opportunity to acquire skills - independence, interdependence, and personality development.
  • Get rewarded with an Internship certificate

Trip Highlights

  • Otter Conservation
  • Research & ID species
  • Local Community Interaction
  • Real Case Study
  • Discuss, Report, Present, Share

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers at the destination at specified timings. Our team will help you with the details for your trip.

Safe, secure and fun accommodation at hostels, lodges & camps on shared basis – separate for girls and boys.

All meals. Breakfasts are continental style with cereal, toast, jam, butter. Picnic style lunches and hot dinners with snacks available on most days.

An experienced Internship Leader from the #DoTheDifferent team who travels from India and stays with the group at all times.

Meaningful experiences to introduce you to practical exposure on the subject of your interest.

Certificate for the valuable real experience and knowledge you have gained to boost University Applications & your CV.


You will have to arrange your travel in order to arrive latest by 7:00 AM on Day 1 and depart after 8: 00 PM on Day 5. Should the connectivity from your destination not allow this, please arrange to arrive the night before. We can help with the extra night accommodation (at a nominal cost). The Trip Leader from DoTheDifferent will be in Goa a day before the trip starts.

Depending on group size the accommodation will be either at the base of the organization or independent accommodations near the base. The accommodations are basic but fully secure mix of dorms and tents on sharing basis. While the Trip Leader is residing at the same place, it is imperative that you respect the rules set down for your security and do not leave the property without the group at any time.

This is program is based on conservation and you will have a chance to explore local culture and way of life on the Island through your work. However, this is not a typical tourist trip and sightseeing is not included. A written confirmation parents will be needed in case you are extending your trip in Goa.


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