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Galapagos Voluntour

Galapagos Voluntour

Galapagos Voluntour

Trip Details:

Operator:   Bamba Experience
Price From:  $1130
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Light Impact
Program duration:  10 days

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About this program

Enjoy a vacation with a big heart. Prior to participating in a Galapagos volunteer program, explore the beautiful city of Quito for a couple of days. Take a tour of the equator line before embarking on a fun, fulfilling conservation project.

Take part in plant preservation and removal of invasive plant species. Enjoy a full free day in the Galapagos before heading home full of great memories!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Quito

Today you will be picked up upon arrival to the Quito airport and transferred to your accommodation in a shared room at a hostel. Get settled in and have free time to enjoy the beautiful city of Quito on your own. Get a good night’s sleep at your accommodation.

Day 2: Equator Line Day Trip

Today you will receive a briefing on your volunteer project with all of the important details on the program. Feel free to ask as many questions as you want so you can fully understand your responsibilities. In the afternoon you will take a tour to see the equator line which divides our planet in half “la mitad del mundo”. Get ready for your exciting trip to the Galapagos islands tomorrow and make last minute preparations. Overnight in a hostel.

Day 3: Flight to Galapagos (Not Included)

Today you will be transferred to the Quito airport for your flight to San Cristobal Island (SCY) in the Galapagos (flight not included). Upon arrival you will be transferred to the volunteer house accommodation of your project in shared rooms. Enjoy the rest of the day to get settled in and get to know the area where you will be staying and working for the next week on your own.

Days 4-8: Volunteer Program in Galapagos

Enjoy a week working on your project and giving back to the community where you are located. You will stay at the volunteer house in shared accommodation this week. GALAPAGOS PRESERVATION PROGRAM: This project is a private initiative located at farm in the highlands (approx. 20-30 min. from town) that works closely with the Galapagos National Park to replace invasive plant species with endemic plants on both private and public lands. Volunteer responsibilities include: hard yet rewarding field work removing invasive plants, replacing them with endemic species, working in the nursery and preparing soils. Occasionally you may have the chance to see giant Galapagos tortoises in the field. * Please note that the volunteer coordinators speak limited English *Accommodation: Shared same-gender dorm accommodation only with shared bathroom which is located outside of the house. Please be aware that there is no wi-fi available.

Day 9: Free Day

Enjoy a free day in the Galapagos and take an optional activity of your choice on your own at an extra cost. Enjoy your last night in the Galapagos, pack up your belongings for your return flight to Quito tomorrow and rest up at your accommodation.

Day 10: San Cristobal Airport Drop-Off

Today you will take a transfer to the San Cristobal Airport (SCY) in time to catch your flight to the mainland where your trip will come to an end (flight not included). We wish you safe travels for your onward journey.

Country Fast Facts

Ecuador

Flag  Flag_of_Ecuador.svg
Continent: South America
Official Language(s) Spanish
Capital: Quito
Population 16,144,000 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s) Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical Savanna, Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Oceanic (Temperate/Cool), Temperate Mediterranean
Major Airport(s): Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE)
Economic Driver(s): Agriculture, Tourism, Industry

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