South America Explorer with Gapforce

Location: Ecuador: Banos, Galapagos Islands, Quito; Peru: Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu

Program Duration: 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Wimbledon Business Centre 4 Queens Road Wimbledon London, UK SW19 8YB England

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Phone: +(0)207 384 3028 (UK)


Visit two of South America’s most iconic countries – Peru & Ecuador – and discover the lost lands of the Incas!

Start your adventure in South America with intensive Spanish lessons before stepping up the adventure with an epic trek across the Andes to Machu Picchu on the remote Salkantay route over icy mountain passes and through mysterious cloud forests to the remains of a fallen civilization.

Time to explore the natural beauty of Ecuador. From, surfing, white water rafting to hiking, volcanoes ... Ecuador really has it all!

For your second project, you will spend three weeks deep in the Ecuadorian Rainforest completing vital conservation work. Get face-to-face and hand-to-paw with rainforest inhabitants as you volunteer at a rescue centre for wild animals. And, learn the secrets of life in the rainforest directly from an indigenous community while staying at an Eco-Lodge.

Finish your epic journey with a visit to one of the most famous national parks on Earth, the Galapagos Islands! Hike, sail and snorkel your way round the islands made famous by Charles Darwin. You will then return to Quito for the final trek to the centre of the world!


1. Contribute to vital conservation efforts in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

2. Use your weekends to climb volcanoes, go white water rafting, and learn to surf.

3. Have one-to-one Spanish lessons in buzzing Quito.

4. Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru.

5. Go wildlife spotting on the Galapagos Islands.

Travel Types
  • Rainforest Tours
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Trekking
  • Backpacking
  • Nature Tours
  • Homestay
  • Snorkeling
Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Pre-departure briefing and support
Airport pick-up
Gapforce Leader
Local guides and support staff
Welcome and orientation briefing
All accommodation
Spanish lessons
All tours on itinerary
Project donation
Meals listed in the itinerary
Social activities
24/7 UK emergency back-up

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife
  • Conservation
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Other
  • Home-stays
  • Group living

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
Typically The Application Process Time is
5 days
Year Founded