Animal Therapy Program in Quito, Ecuador

Animal Therapy Program in Quito, Ecuador

Animal Therapy Program in Quito, Ecuador

Trip Details:

Operator:   Love Volunteers
Price From: 549 USD
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Light Impact
Program duration: 1 week

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About this program

Hippotherapy (horses) and canotherapy (dogs) are recognized worldwide as an effective method for physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation. The goal-oriented program develops the patient’s balance, coordination, orientation, and rhythm while giving them a sense of achievement and an emotional connection with the animal they are working with.


Volunteers staying in Quito can choose to stay with a carefully vetted family, who have experience of hosting foreign volunteers. This is a fabulous opportunity to practice one’s Spanish and becoming deeply immersed in Ecuadorian culture. The volunteer project will be no further than a manageable bus ride away. Home stays include three meals a day. Volunteers with special dietary requirements and/or food allergies are asked to inform the organization in advance to ensure their needs are met. In Quito only, it is possible for volunteers to live in a private apartment or hostel, although this will be more expensive, may suit a volunteer couple. The accommodation details for projects elsewhere in Ecuador are described under their respective Project Descriptions.

Country Fast Facts


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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