• Ecuador
1 - 4 weeks

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Accommodation Activities Meals
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Airfare Travel Insurance
Jun 20, 2023
Oct 07, 2019
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Embracing the culture of Ecuador, its incredible wildlife, and performing meaningful service to help the local communities is what our time in this amazing country is all about. Build valuable connections as you spend time with students at a local elementary and high school and learn about environmentally friendly farming that supplies food for the community.

Explore Santa Cruz's Tortuga Bay and Charles Darwin Station, then head to San Cristóbal for the Galapaguera and Junco Lagoon. Relax on white sandy beaches, snorkel with diverse marine life, and witness the charm of lazy sea lions up close.

Experience the wonder of this South American country as you travel by canoe down a mighty river, marvel at giant waterfalls, and hike to the top of a volcano. Service, culture, incredible sights, and adventure come together to create the perfect summer in Ecuador!

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Sea lions, sea turtles, see everything!

This summer was my favorite summer yet. I had the chance to spend a week on the Galapagos Islands and two more weeks in the numerous amazing places in Ecuador. I was able to snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles, learn about Charles Darwin's research, and help out the local community to maintain the island's sustainable practices. The Galapagos were incredible, but I could not wait to go to the Amazon! Not many people can say that they hiked through the Amazon to get to a lodge and shortly after, go piranha fishing, and top off the night with a night-walk to spot giant tarantulas. The adventure did not end there. We hiked up Cotopaxi, one of the tallest volcanos in Ecuador. The views were unbelievable! We finished off the trip but relaxing in natural hot springs, standing in the middle of the world (on the equator), and going on the best ziplining course I've ever seen. This was a truly unforgettable trip, and I have found another country to add to my list of places to re-visit!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Piranha, ants, and medicinal plants found in the Amazon!
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