Relief Riders plans fall 'voluntourism' trip to India

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. -- Relief Riders International, a company that combines tourism with volunteer service ("voluntourism"), is planning a trip to Rajasthan, India, departing Oct. 6.

The 14-night trip will combine traditional sightseeing outings with relief activities, such as distributing medical or educational supplies and food, assisting in medical activities. The cost is $5,400 per person, double, and covers lodging and all meals, transfers and all fees in regards to the humanitarian aspect of the trip.

Founded by Alexander Souri, a filmmaker and creator of special effects for films like "The Matrix" and "The X-Men," Relief Riders works in partnership with organizations like the Indian Red Cross to provide its clients with opportunities to provide voluntary service at travel destinations.

For more information, call (413) 329-5876 or visit

To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to David Cogswell at [email protected].


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