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Galapagos Volunteer Experience, 8 Days

Contact us for Galapagos Volunteer Experience, 8 Days
Days: 8
Effort: Moderate to Challenging


Activities: Volunteer Work, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Hiking

Galapagos Volunteer Experience, 8 Days

It is difficult to imagine a more beautiful and fascinating location to volunteer than the Galapagos Islands. Your volunteer work will help to ensure that the world’s most unique archipelago remains unspoiled for generations to come. Your volunteer experience will offer a diverse range of experiences ranging from clearing invasive species with a machete to leading disadvantaged kids through nature activities. While the volunteer activities vary day-to-day they are all merely different necessary facets on the path to accomplishing the same shared vision. This program also provides incredible opportunities to experience the natural beauty of the Galapagos through snorkeling, hiking, giant tortoise encounters, and even beach lounging!

NOTE: only valid for groups of 10 and more participants. Private group tour.

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Trip Highlights

  • Help protect the fragile environment and support the community of San Cristobal.
  • Plant and nurture native and endemic plants as part of a reforestation project.
  • Learn to use a machete to eradicate invasive plant species.
  • Lead special-needs kids on hikes, horseback rides, and/or educational games.
  • Snorkel with sea turtles, sharks, rays, sea lions, tropical fish, and marine iguanas.
  • Walk in Darwin’s footsteps amongst the incredible endemic wildlife of the Galapagos.
  • Hike through the natural habitat of giant Galapagos tortoises.
  • Relax on pristine white-sand beaches,
  • surrounded by friendly sea lions and marine iguanas.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN QUITO, OPTIONAL CITY TOUR

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO SAN CRISTOBAL, INTERPRETATION CENTER

DAYS 3 – 5: HACIENDA TRANQUILA VOLUNTEERING

DAY 6: SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS, HIKE AND SNORKEL TIJERETAS

DAY 7: NORTH COAST SNORKELING, HIKE EL JUNCO

DAY 8: TRANSFER TO MAINLAND

INCLUDED

Lodging accommodations; all meals as described (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner); adventure and safety equipment; guide on adventure activities; all land transportation.
NOT INCLUDED

Flights to and from Galapagos; entrance fee to Galapagos National Park; Ingala Transit Card, diving; tips; hotel & restaurant beverages

**PLEASE NOTE** This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, last-minute weather conditions, and adjustments of Galapagos National Park policy.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

SEASON: All year
ALTITUDE: 0 – 2800 m (0- 9,400 ft) above sea level
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE – GALAPAGOS: December to May: 80ºF to 90ºF / 25ºC to 30ºC. June to September: 60ºF to 70ºF / 15ºC to 20ºC. October to December: 70ºF to 80ºF / 15ºC to 25ºC.
GALAPAGOS WATER TEMPERATURE: The waters in the Galapagos Islands are a unique mixture of warm & cold water, ranging between 65ºF and 85ºF / 18ºC and 30ºC
SUGGESTED ITEMS TO PACK: Hard sole shoes, rain jacket, flashlight, water bottle, sun block, hat, and mosquito repellent.