Ecuador & Galapagos Community Service 25 Days

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25 Day Ecuador and Galapagos Community Service Program for teens who want to spend a big part of their summer exploring remote destinations such as the Galapagos Islands while helping orphans, painting schools and planting trees as community service projects. The ideal age for this trip is from 13 to 17. This a group tour, our travel director with chaperons will meet participants at major hub airports in the United States to begin the journey, be with them 24/7 and return the same way. Our programs are safe, educational and fun!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsITINERARYDay 1​Fly to QuitoOvernight in Quito​​Day 2Full day Quito City Tour including the Old Town City, Panecillo view point, Mitad del Mundo, Intinan museum, and Pululahua crater.​Overnight in Quito​Day 3Begin your Community Service in the Orphanage center.​Overnight in Quito​Day 4Return to continue working at the Orphanage.Overnight in Quito​Day 5Zip-line canopyRiver tubingOvernight in Quito​Day 6Last day of community service in the orphanage.Teleferiqo cable cart for an overview of the cityOvernight in Quito​Day 7Travel to the Andes region, home to the Cotopaxi volcano, the highest active volcano in the world.​Continue south and get to the Quilotoa lake, a picturesque old extinct volcano, hike for 3 hours.Overnight in Toacaso​Day 8Continue working at the local school.Return to the hotel for a bonfire in the evening.Overnight in Toacaso​Day 9Journey to the Amazon Rain Forest. The scenic drive where you will see drastic landscape changes takes 6 hours with various stops along the way.Arrive at the Napo river bank and take a motor canoe to the Hotel. Check in and get ready for your night excursion.Meet with the community leader for an overview about the community service projects.​Overnight in the jungle​Day 10Take a canoe ride with a local tour guide to visit an animal rescue center. Take a refreshing river tube ride followed by lunch and begin your community service work.Overnight in the jungle​Day 11Continue with your community service work in the morning. Afterwards, you have time to swim and hike in the jungle.Return to the hotel for lunch.In the evening, members from the community will come to the hotel to present to you their dance, music and food.Overnight in the jungle​​Day 12Scenic drive to Baños, a city for adventure and fun.Overnight in Baños​Day 13White-water rafting adventure.At night enjoy karaoke.Overnight in Baños​Day 14Today you will explore and hike to the most beautiful waterfalls including the Pailon del Diablo.Disco nightOvernight in Baños​Day 15Travel back to Quito.Bowling followed by dinnerOvernight in Quito​Day 16Otavalo indigenous experience.Travel to Otavalo Poncho Plaza market, the most colorful indigenous market for shopping followed by a visit to the family for food, music, dance and music.​Overnight in Quito​Day 17Fly to the Galapagos IslandsMeet your naturalistic guides and go to Tijeretas for a refreshing snorkel activity after the introduction to the history and formation of the Islands.Overnight in San Cristobal​Day 18Begin your work at the school, we will continue working on the playground improvements and sharing with students by playing basketball and soccer.Overnight in San Cristobal​Day 19Continue working on the school and enjoy the evening in Playa Mann within walking distance from your hotel.Overnight in San Cristobal​Day 20Kicker Rock full day ​Cerro Brujo​Overnight in San Cristobal​Day 21Navigate to Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival visit the Charles Darwin Center. ​​Overnight in Santa Cruz​Day 22Galapagos giant tortoises viewing, not turtle, tortoise. Your naturalistic tour guide will share more interesting information. Begin your reforestation project.​Overnight in Santa Cruz​Day 23Return to the reforestation locationOvernight in Santa Cruz​Day 24Santa CruzTortuga Bay hike, a white sanded beach where you will be able to play sports, or do kayak.Overnight in Santa Cruz​Day 25HomeFly back to Quito, and home.Duration: 25 days

What’s included

  • 3 A-la-Carte Meals per day
  • All Accommodations
  • All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Private transfer from and to Airports with meet and greet assistance
  • All private land transportation in comfortable, safe buses
  • $100 Galapagos Entrance fee
  • $20 Ingala Tourist Card
  • Community Service Construction materials
  • Trees for Reforestation
  • All boats, ferries
  • Snorkel Equipment
  • Swim Suites
  • 24/7 Ecuador tour guides
  • 24/7 Tour leaders and chaperons
  • 24/7 emergency support for parents
  • Entry/Admission - San Cristobal Interpretation Center

What’s not included

  • International Flight to and from Ecuador $1100, it depends when it is bought and the departure city.
  • Flight to and from Galapagos $480
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medications, doctor visits, hospital translators