Ecuador - Galapagos & South America
Volunteer & Travel Experience
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When it comes to responsible travel in South America, we are proud to say that we´re different to your average travel agent or tour operator. We are a team of well travelled local experts, dedicated to giving you the most unforgettable experience, in the most environmentally friendly and economically conscious way.


Why Us?

We start by understanding you

Are you seeking a volunteer position or a guided tour, an animal welfare programme or a personalised family trip? At Lead Adventures we care about you having the best trip possible, an experience tailored exactly to your wishes. Our wide range of varied programmes can be customised to meet any of your travelling needs.

We provide expert guidance

Our team are born and bred in South America, grounded in unbeatable expert knowledge, and brimming with tips and advice to enhance your time exploring this beautiful continent. We provide professional briefings before each trip to equip you with interesting information to enrich your experience.

We´re there for you every step of the way

From your first visit to our website, to the moment you book a programme, from your arrival in South America, to your safe return home, our proficient team are always on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have. Just give us a call or an email, no matter how small your enquiry. Or we are always eager for you to pop in for a chat at the office.

The environment is our passion

At Lead Adventures we work closely with local people with the commitment of protecting our stunning and unparalleled natural environment. Every trip is designed with the aid of an EIA (Environmental Impact Assessments) expert, each excursion tailored to a policy of ¨zero environmental impact´. We only hire excellently trained, environmentally responsible guides, to ensure an exceptional example is set for participants.


The beginning

Lead Adventures Ecuador and Galapagos Islands is launched



We are selected by the Galapagos National Park to run the volunteer programme at the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre, Isabela Island

We reach 1,000 bookings. We join with various partner agencies in the UK and they start to help with the running of programmes



Giant Tortoise Project ends and the animals are declared to no longer be endangered!

The Galapagos Experience programme is created. Our programmes are posted in specialist directories concerned with sustainable tourism, such as responsible travel and gooverseas



With our participants help we reach 1 million USD transferred to partner projects

We reach 3,000 bookings from different countries around the world, from young participants, families, couples and grown up people!


Read our newest blog posts about Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

Amazon Animal Welfare Center in Ecuador

amazon animal rescue center ecuador

The overall purpose of the station is to rehabilitate animals that have been abandoned or mistreated. Local officials or citizens usually drop them off so the amount and type of animals varies. Each animal is placed in a separate quarantined space until they were ready to be moved to an enclosure. At the time I was there, they were even preparing to move a black caiman from the quarantine.

Why I chose Lead Adventures and 9 ways to prepare for your Galapagos Experience

Sea Lion in Galapagos

Ever since I read about the beauty of the Galapagos Islands in Rita Goldman’s “The Tales of a Female Nomad” two years ago, it has been my wish to visit the islands and its vibrant array of colorful wildlife. The blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, and never-ending line of sea lions are enough to entice every different type of traveler.

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