The volunteer and travel in the Galapagos Islands program has been designed in order to collaborate in the conservation of this amazing natural sight, and promote the cultural exchange of local people and volunteers. You will visit three inhabited Islands and share with local  Galapagueños.

Program Highlights:

  • Contribute to the conservation of one of the World´s Natural Wonders, and participate with local Institutions on projects needed to improve local community life and environment.
  • Share with local people and get immersed in the culture.
  • Visit amazing natural sites.
  • You will be able to see: iguanas, sea lions, a variety of fish and birds, penguins and other species of this unique ecosystem.

A real lifetime Galapagos cultural exchange experience!!

Availability:

Program starts any Sunday throughout the year.

Accommodation:

  • Shared rooms and cabins.
  • Meals included.

Program duration: Two – Three weeks, extensions upon request.

Age Range:

  • 18+
  • Families
  • High school /College and University groups

Requirements:

  • Love for animals and nature.
  • Able to adapt to different living conditions.

 

Included

  • Airport pickup and one night hostel accommodation in Quito.
  • Boat transfers between islands.
  • Accommodation – shared rooms at cabins and hotel. (Hotel upgrade upon request)
  • Most meals included.
  • Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands: breakfast and dinner.
  • Local coordinator in the Galapagos Islands.
  • Snorkel tour  in Isabela Island.
  • Transfer services in Galapagos and Quito.
  • 24/7 local assistance in Quito and the Galapagos Islands.

Not Included

  • International and *domestic flights (Galapagos flight upon request).
  • National Park entrance fee and Immigration Card ($120).
  • Personal travel insurance.

DATES

The program is opened year round. Special prices for groups on holidays.

FEES

From USD 1990.00 – Two week program

Your role as a volunteer:

Below some of the duties you will enjoy during your program:

  • Assistance on reforestation projects established by the Galapagos National Park office:  Ex: Assisting on tortoises’ repatriation to the highlands, twice a year.
  • Collaborating in construction programs in local schools.
  • Planting endemic plants species and other reforestation work.
  • Help the local wildlife protection institutions keeping update of introduced species etc.

** The duties are planned according to the needs of local Institutions: Municipalities, schools, Ministry of Environment, and other Organizations.

Weekly schedule

Week 1: Work at the Biological Station in San Cristobal Island.
Week 2: Work at a local day care center or school         or

Volunteer at the Organic farm in Santa Cruz Island.

Week 3 Relaxation week in Isabela Island.

Please note: Itineraries and activities are subject to change, according to the time of the year and interest of the group.

GET Ecuador gives personalized assistance to all our participants, just complete the following steps:

1. Decide the approximate travel date and program you will participate.
2. Send an email including name or names of the applicants, date you wish to start, and any questions you may have to:  info@gettoecuador.com

3. Your e-mail will be answered within 24 – 48 hours by e-mail.
4. You will receive the confirmation of your reservation, application form and payment options.

Private Departures

GET Ecuador organize customized programs for groups of 4 or more. We can offer private departures on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy any volunteer and travel program at special rates.

Dates can be chosen to suit your needs.

(Dates are subject to seasonal/operational restrictions).

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