South America Explorer with Gapforce
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South America Explorer with Gapforce

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Program Summary

Start your adventure in South America with intensive Spanish lessons before heading to an animal sanctuary for a volunteer opportunity you will never forget.

For your second project, you will spend three weeks at a coastal lodge completing vital conservation work.

Weekends will be spent exploring the vast natural beauty of Ecuador. The famous South American nightlife, surfing, white water rafting, hiking, volcanoes ... Ecuador really has it all!

Finish your epic journey with a visit to one of the most famous national parks on Earth, the Galapagos Islands, and trek to the incredible Machu Picchu in Peru.


Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Quito
Peru: Machu Picchu

Adventure Types

  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Trekking

Gap Year Types

  • Adventure Travel
  • Volunteering
  • Wilderness


  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Wildlife

Program Duration

5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Year(s) Offered

2017,2018,2019,2020,Year Round

Age Requirement

Age Requirement Varies

Participation Guidelines

Worldwide Participants.

Cost in USD per week

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Experience Required


Application Procedures

  • Written Application
  • Physical Exam/Health Records

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