Pacific Discovery Ecuador & Galapagos Summer Program - 4 wks

Location: Ecuador: Banos, Galapagos Islands, Otavalo and 4 other cities

Term: Summer

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks

Dates: 2020,2021


UNIT 54 159 GORGE ROAD QUEENSTOWN, 9300 New Zealand

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Phone: +1 800 655 3415


This summer program offers you an enriching and inspiring month in Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, combining one week of volunteer service learning and three weeks of amazing educational adventure travel. Gain insight into the lives of indigenous Andean and Amazon communities. Immerse yourself in Spanish and improve your conversational ability. Participate in a worthwhile community-initiated volunteer project. Hike, bike, and raft through the Andes and canoe in the Amazon Basin. Follow in Darwin’s footsteps with a nature-focused week in the Galapagos Islands, where you’ll have amazing wildlife encounters. You’ll return from this summer program inspired by all you’ve experienced and learned.

Our program combines sustainable educational adventure travel, cultural immersion, and personal development.

Pacific Discovery is delighted to open applications for our Gap Year Scholarship and Grants for 2021.

We have 2021 Gap Year Scholarship worth US$12,950 and 2021 Global Study Grants available, each up to US$7,000. Applications close before 30th April, so don't miss out! Check out our website for more information!


* Week-long volunteer project based in an indigenous Kichwa community in the Andes
* Experience the history and culture Ecuador’s cosmopolitan capital, Quito
* Mountain-bike the slopes of Ecuador’s highest peak Mt Chimborazo
* Rafting in Banos – no experience needed
* Hike around the spectacular Quilotoa crater lake
* 5-day Amazon experience hosted by an indigenous grassroots women’s organization
* A week in the Galapagos Islands – visiting islands, hiking, snorkeling, and wildlife encounters
* Very personalized small group experience -maximum of 14 participants
* Fantastic program leader supported by great local guides

Travel Types
  • Skydiving
  • Scuba
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Camping
  • Eco Tours
  • Homestay
  • Photography
  • Rafting
  • Rainforest Tours
  • Snorkeling
  • Student Tours
Degree Level


Intern Types
  • Tourism
Type of Programs
  • Gap Year

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- All in-country travel and transport within Ecuador
- All accommodation
- Most meals
- One week of Spanish language classes and volunteer projects
- All excursions and activities as described in the itinerary (unless noted as optional)
- Experienced Pacific Discovery program leader and local guides

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types
  • Tree Planting
  • Parks
  • Conservation
  • Wildlife
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Development
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Tourism
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House
  • Dormitory
  • Home-stays
  • Group living

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2-3 days
Year Founded