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Banos, Ecuador
0.1807° S, 78.4678° W
Ecuador + Galapagos
9th-10th Grade14 days$6495*
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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.


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

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Travel deep into the rainforest to the Sacha Sisa 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.

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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.

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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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Cost$6495 *Internal Airfare Included
Length14 days †Includes Community Service
Current Grade for 2022-20239th-10th
BeginsQuito, Ecuador
EndsQuito, Ecuador
Group Size12-13

dates & availability

JUNE 8-JUNE 21, 2023WaitlistInquire
JUNE 23-JULY 6, 2023WaitlistInquire
JULY 8-JULY 21, 2023WaitlistInquire