11 days
Ecuador - Estimated 6 Service Hours
Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable
Travel to the top of the Andes Mountains where indigenous customs and local culture come to life. While you connect with Andean communities, you’ll gain insight into the challenges they face including poverty, access to education and gender inequality. Together with Free The Children, you’ll work side-by-side implementing sustainable solutions to these challenges. Then, embark on a tropical adventure to the Galapagos Islands where nature, wildlife and Darwin’s theories come into focus as you explore the land.
Your Service Project Themes
We work with the award-winning charity Free The Children to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include: 
  • Education
  • Health
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Alternative Income and Livelihood
  • Agriculture and Food Security
 
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN QUITO
Meet your Field Director at the airport. 

DAY 2: YUNGUILLA SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Visit Yunguilla, a sustainable community devoted to raising organic agriculture and livestock. Together with your guide, you’ll: 
  • Learn how to make jam.
  • Visit a local cheese factory.
  • Explore reforestation areas now protected by the community.
  • Then, tour the Intiñan Solar Museum and witness the natural forces at work near the equator.
 
DAY 3: CHIMBORAZO PROVINCE
Travel to the village where you’ll complete your service project. After a visit with local students, learn about Free The Children’s unique Adopt a Village model.

DAYS 4-6: SERVICE PROJECT — CHIMBORAZO PROVINCE
As communities evolve, so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with Free The Children to understand each community’s challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 
  • Each morning, you’ll begin your service project in a nearby village.
  • Spend afternoons immersed in cultural activities.
  • Evenings are a chance to reflect, discuss events, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.
 
DAY 6: TRANSFER TO GUAYAQUIL 
Transfer to Guayaquil and spend the night.

DAYS 7-9: GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS 
  • Fly to Baltra and continue to Santa Cruz island, the second largest of the Galápagos Islands.
  • At the Charles Darwin Research Station, see the breeding center for the giant tortoises from which the islands took their name.
  • Enjoy daily boat excursions to other Galápagos Islands and experience the nature and wildlife.
 
DAY 10: BALTRA / QUITO
  • Transfer by bus to Baltra and visit the Twin Craters for breathtaking island views before flying back to Quito.
 
DAY 11: DEPART FOR HOME
*Please note, some flights will depart late in the evening which will result in the group arriving back in the US on the following day.
Interested in learning more about this tour?
Your Service Project Themes
We work with the award-winning charity Free The Children to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include: 
  • Education
  • Health
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Alternative Income and Livelihood
  • Agriculture and Food Security
 
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN QUITO
Meet your Field Director at the airport. 

DAY 2: YUNGUILLA SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Visit Yunguilla, a sustainable community devoted to raising organic agriculture and livestock. Together with your guide, you’ll: 
  • Learn how to make jam.
  • Visit a local cheese factory.
  • Explore reforestation areas now protected by the community.
  • Then, tour the Intiñan Solar Museum and witness the natural forces at work near the equator.
 
DAY 3: CHIMBORAZO PROVINCE
Travel to the village where you’ll complete your service project. After a visit with local students, learn about Free The Children’s unique Adopt a Village model.

DAYS 4-6: SERVICE PROJECT — CHIMBORAZO PROVINCE
As communities evolve, so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with Free The Children to understand each community’s challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 
  • Each morning, you’ll begin your service project in a nearby village.
  • Spend afternoons immersed in cultural activities.
  • Evenings are a chance to reflect, discuss events, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.
 
DAY 6: TRANSFER TO GUAYAQUIL 
Transfer to Guayaquil and spend the night.

DAYS 7-9: GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS 
  • Fly to Baltra and continue to Santa Cruz island, the second largest of the Galápagos Islands.
  • At the Charles Darwin Research Station, see the breeding center for the giant tortoises from which the islands took their name.
  • Enjoy daily boat excursions to other Galápagos Islands and experience the nature and wildlife.
 
DAY 10: BALTRA / QUITO
  • Transfer by bus to Baltra and visit the Twin Craters for breathtaking island views before flying back to Quito.
 
DAY 11: DEPART FOR HOME
*Please note, some flights will depart late in the evening which will result in the group arriving back in the US on the following day.
Interested in learning more about this tour?

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner plus filtered water, tea and snacks

  • Full-time Field Director

    Your culturally connected Field Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-tour logistics and provide knowledgeable insights everywhere you go.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Service Hours

    Students can earn service hours that count towards graduation requirements.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    Participate in volunteer, leadership, action planning and social issue activities.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travellers and their families can count on EF’s dedicated emergency service team.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we’re there too.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

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