Westcoast Connection | Ecuador & the Galapagos Summer 2018

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Dive in to Ecuador, a country of brilliant colors, with Westcoast Connection! Upon your arrival in Quito, you will feel immersed into the natural and cultural uniqueness of this amazing country.

Ecuador, named after the equator passing through it, allows you to straddle the Northern and Southern hemispheres at Mitad del Mundo. Other activity highlights include zip lining in the Mindo cloud forest, snorkeling on the spectacular Galapagos Islands, and visiting giant tortoises.

In addition to adventure activities, students have the opportunity to participate in incredible service projects, from targeting youth populations and beautification projects to reforestation of natural habitats.

Westcoast Connection is a qualified Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. A letter of completion recognizing hours of service completed is issued after the program.

Program Highlights

Volunteer with Pan de Via and the Amazon Rainforest Quichua Community to help with beautification, restoration, and development projects.

Bring cheer to the children while helping with beautification projects at the Simon Rodriguez School and Educativa Liceo Naval Galapagos.

Help in the reforestation of the natural habitat of giant tortoises at Rancho Primicas.

Experience Ecuador & the Galapagos through a broad range of activities, from zip-lining the canopy of the Mindo Cloud Forest to snorkeling off the Galapagos Islands.

Immerse in Ecuador's fascinating culture by visiting La Mitad del Mundo (Center of the World) and exploring the winding streets of historic Quito.

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Program Details

  • 14-17
  • Contact Provider for Cost Details
  • No
  • Ecuador: Banos, Galapagos Islands, Latacunga, Mindo, Otavalo, Quito

  • Adventure Types

    Heritage Tourism


    Nature Tours



    Student Tours

    Focus Areas

    Community Service & Volunteering

    Experiential Learning


    Animal Welfare

    Building & Construction Projects

    Community Development



    Youth Development

  • Program Duration

    1-2 Weeks

    2-4 Weeks

    Year(s) Offered


  • 14-17

  • Worldwide

  • Contact Provider for Cost Details

  • All lodging, three meals daily, all activities listed, airport transfers in designated times, gratuities and taxes.
    On select programs, Westcoast Connection staff will chaperone a group flight to and from a major hub (e.g. New York). Students are welcome to travel on these flights or we are happy to assist you with your own travel plans.

  • Experience Required


  • Online Application



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