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Cuba

Turtle Nest Monitoring

Are you interested about wildlife? Are you especially fascinated with turtles? We have the perfect opportunity for you in Cuba. Join our sea turtle nesting monitoring project...

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Cuba

Coastal Habitat Restoration

The Coastal Habitat Restoration Volunteer will support a recently started local habitat restoration initiative that focuses on beaches important for nesting sea turtles.

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Cuba

Coral Reef Restoration

The Coral Reef Restoration Volunteer will contribute to an ongoing initiative to improve and monitor coral reef health off the southern coast of the Isle of Youth, Cuba.

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Ecuador

Social Media / Graphic Design in the Galapagos

What better way to boost your CV than to add it with international work experience! Get the chance to apply your technical prowess in social media or graphic design through...

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Ecuador

English TA in the Galapagos

You won’t often find a program that combines volunteering and ecotourism in a protected site. IOI Adventures offers you such a rewarding opportunity in Galapagos where

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Ecuador

Galapagos Tortoise Breeding Center

Volunteer at the Galápagos National Park, and get the chance to provide assistance at the tortoise breeding center. You will be a member of the research and zoo keeping

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Ecuador

Turtle Nesting Monitoring in Galapagos

Travel to the island that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, and do more than explore. Help build a better and safer habitat for turtles! This volunteering

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Ecuador

Ecotourism Internship with Galapagos National Park

Established in 1959 and starting operations in 1968, Galápagos National Park is the first of its kind in Ecuador. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and makes up approximately...

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Costa Rica

Marine Conservation Volunteer in Costa Rica

The Marine Conservation Volunteer will assist in ongoing sea turtle and ray monitoring projects in the waters and beaches of El Jobo on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica....

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IOI Adventures Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Cocodrilo

It was absolutely amazing! Reinaldo basically knows the answer to any question having to do with Cocodrilo's environment both land and sea. The program was great, you could tell that it's in it's beginning stages but it has so much potential. I'm looking forward to how it'll be in the future!

Program: Coral Reef Restoration

  • IOI Adventures responded to this review October 13, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Thanks so much for your positive feedback, Lorely! I'm glad you had a great time and we couldn't agree more--our staff are very knowledgeable and love to teach visitors. Thanks for being one of our first volunteers and we can't wait to have you back!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Galapagos exerience in Isabela

Program that IOI offers is fantastic. Impeccable organization starting from travel arrangements, pick ups, host family placement and of course the work at the breeding center.
Go and experience yourself. You will thank me later for the recommendation!

Program: Galapagos Tortoise Breeding Center

  • IOI Adventures responded to this review October 06, 2017 at 7:50 AM

    We thank you already for the impeccable review, Mariena! We are proud to be hosting such an impactful experience and want to forward your congratulations to our local partner in this project, the Galapagos National Park in Isabela. Their dedication to conserving one of the worlds most unique species is the base of our work.

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Meaningful experience in Cocodrilo

I thoroughly enjoyed my time volunteering in Cocodrilo. Our hosts were very welcoming. Cocodrilo is a very unique place where I learned a lot about local marine ecology and conservation projects taking place in the town that focus on community engagement. This is a great program to support and wonderful work is being done there.

Program: Turtle Nest Monitoring

  • IOI Adventures responded to this review October 03, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    Thank you for the feedback, AJ. We're delighted to hear you had a great time and learned a lot. We love bringing together different cultures and empowering the communities we work in to grow in a sustainable way. Thank you for supporting our efforts!

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    4

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    5

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Great activity

The tortuga monitoring was very interesting and I learned a lot. Reynaldo was a fantastic guide and very kind. Cocodrillo is a wonderful old town with great swimming and few cars--a real glimpse into another way of life.

Program: Turtle Nest Monitoring

  • IOI Adventures responded to this review October 03, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Thank you for the feedback about our location and staff, RWilkins. Cocodrilo really is a look into a soon forgotten world. We are proud to help conserve it and thankful for your support.
    We would appreciate a little more detail what we could do better in the future and what was missing to make you fully satisfied. Thank you for your suggestions!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Cocodrillo eco-tourism - a once in a lifetime experience!

Where to begin! Volunteering in Cocodrillo for a week was such a unique experience and once in a life time opportunity. The project was well run, the daily excursions/snorkel and dive trips were so wonderful and varied, and the project leaders were kind, knowledgeable, and accommodating in every way. Cuba is a special place regardless of where you visit, but there is no place like Cocodrillo!

Program: Turtle Nest Monitoring

  • IOI Adventures responded to this review October 03, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    Thanks for your positive feedback! We agree that visiting Cocodrilo is a once in a lifetime experience. Glad you had a good time!

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