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Ecuador & the Galapagos

Ecuador may be the second smallest country in South America, but there are no limits to the geographical extremes you will encounter. From glacier-peaked volcanoes to tropical cloud forests, the Amazon basin to the Pacific coast and the Galapagos Islands, this small country has a lot to offer. A country rich with culture, adventure and natural beauty, Ecuador hosts an incredible number of plants and animals and is home to four UNESCO World Heritage sites. About 10% of the population is of European descent, another 25% belong to indigenous or native cultures and the remainders are of mostly mixed ethnicity. Friendly, exotic, beautiful. And so cool!

Fast facts
  • Ecuador is home to 15.5 million people.
  • Official language is Spanish.
  • Borders the Pacific Ocean, Peru, and Colombia.
  • Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands where he studied animals and plants and developed his theories of evolution.

Two unique ways to visit Ecuador

Come experience the natural and cultural richness of Ecuador.  All programs explore the capital Quito and its surrounding areas plus the island of Santa Cruz.  Highlights include a visit to La Mitad del Mundo (center of the world), getting up close to giant tortoises, and snorkelling in the Galapagos.

Community Service
  • 35 to 50 hours of service
  • Depending on the itinerary, visit Latacunga, Baños and the Amazon Rainforest – plus the island of San Cristobal
Global Adventure Program
  • Exciting adventure activities

Featured from our blog on Ecuador & the Galapagos Tours

A Final Toast to Ecuador and the Galapagos! - Ecuador & The Galapagos Community Service
Having a Ball in San Cristobal! - Ecuador & The Galapagos Community Service
Having a Blast in Banos - Ecuador & The Galapagos Community Service