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Quito, Equador
0.1807° S, 78.4678° W
Ecuador + Galapagos
9th-10th Grade14 days$5595*
June 11-June 24, 2019 Limited Inquire
June 26-July 9, 2019 Limited Inquire
July 11-July 24, 2019 Limited Inquire

It is only fitting that the natural wonders of Ecuador should be neighbored by the ecological marvels of the Galapagos Islands. Combining the lush jungles, volcanic mountains, tropical waters and vibrant civilizations of Ecuador with the world famous wildlife of the Galapagos, this strip of latitude is unparalleled in beauty, biodiversity and adventure potential. Featuring white water expeditions, cultural immersion, service opportunities, snorkeling, and marine iguanas, this trip delivers a Darwin-worthy experience for the intrepid explorer.

highlights

  • Ride through Cotopaxi National Park on horseback
  • Navigate the giant waves of the Jatunyacu River
  • Visit the Shandia Village and earn community service hours
  • Snorkel among sea lions in the Galapagos Islands
  • Follow the footsteps of Darwin through the Galapagos Islands

white water rafting

The Jatunyacu River is an exhilarating white water highway through the Amazon basin, and is known for its huge waves. With a raft as your vessel, carve your way through the jungle on this stunning and thrilling tropical waterway.

service

Travel deep into the rainforest to the Shandia village. Here you’ll immerse yourself in Ecuadorian culture as you assist this native community with various service projects. Whether you are building a community center, playing soccer with a local family or learning Ecuadorian dance, you will find this experience illuminating and powerful. 

snorkel

Explore the underwater edition of the wild and wondrous Galapagos Islands, snorkeling in an eroded volcanic cone. Kicker rock is an idyllic point for jumping off on a snorkeling safari. Featuring the most unique and dense biodiversity on the planet, these waters are full of damselfish, pufferfish, manta rays and sea lions. Scan the coastline for Frigate birds and marine iguanas.

explore galapagos

Take a spectacular safari to the most unique wildlife refuge in the world. Tour the Galapagos Islands by land, boat, beach and snorkel as you cruise to the islands of Santa Cruz, and San Cristobal. These islands feature giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, flamingos, iguanas, and countless other species. A time capsule of ecology, these special islands offer a unique perspective on adventure. 

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trip details

Cost $5595 *Internal Airfare Included
Length 14 days
Current Grades 9th-10th
Ages 15-16
Begins Quito, Ecuador
Ends Quito, Ecuador
Group Size 12-13

dates & availability

JUNE 11-JUNE 24, 2019 Limited Inquire
JUNE 26-JULY 9, 2019 Limited Inquire
JULY 11-JULY 24, 2019 Limited Inquire
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