Want to broaden your global perspective? Learn more about our continent whilst really making a difference? Customise your South American adventure to take your learning outside of the classroom!
Lead Adventures offers authentic, hands-on South American experiences that give students the chance to learn whilst travelling. We have opportunities throughout Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands tailored towards education in the following fields; biodiversity, environmental conservation, social causes and local education. Create your own itinerary and combine volunteer and adventure programmes with free time, to truly explore the beautiful diversity of Ecuador!
For independent and group learners alike, this is your chance to embark on a South American adventure and educate yourself at the same time. Our learning programmes are ideal for students interested in biology, conservation, teaching, social work, animals, children and Spanish, or maybe for the traveler seeking some education whilst on their travels. We offer projects in three dazzling different regions of Ecuador: the picturesque mountains, the amazing Amazon rainforest, and the worldly-renowned Galapagos Islands.
And remember, here at Lead Adventures we are here to cater to you; we will help you customise your own itinerary to really enrich your personal learning experience.
So where do you want to volunteer?
Some of our most popular programmes include:
- Our conservation trip in the Galapagos, where you can work to restore the unparalleled environment, and get up close and personal with some of the world´s best wildlife. This is a great opportunity to learn about environmental conservation and social issues effecting the prosperity of the island.
- Our Amazon and Andes animal rescue centre trips, where you can work in these stunning settings to provide shelter for a vast array of animals. Animal education is the priority here, as well as learning about the biodiversity of both ecosystems.
Remember, all volunteer programmes can be combined with adventure excursions and trips to create a truly personalised and unforgettable experience.
There´s so much to see in Ecuador....where else will you visit?
Stopover in Baños de Agua Santa, ´a place of baths of holy water´ in Spanish , a thriving tourist hub in the heart of Ecuador, renowned for the wealth of adventurous endeavors it offers. Here you can enjoy an array of activities, from white water rafting, to canyoning, to bungee jumping! And after the adrenaline you can soak in one of the town´s turquoise hot springs and relax.
Check out the bustling Ecuadorian capital of Quito, an UNESCO world heritage site with an array of narrow streets, beautiful squares and historical settings. Browse the indigenous market stalls and lose yourself in this exciting and stunning city.
Climb Cotopaxi, a daring feat, and the second highest volcano in Ecuador.
Make a date in the jungle town of Mindo, splash about in the waterfalls, and discover how Ecuadorian chocolate is traditionally made.
Peruse the indigenous markets at Otavalo, a place famous for woven textiles, boasting beautiful locally handmade blankets, tablecloths and much more.
Sample Ecuador´s unparalleled landscapes at Quilotoa, a water-filled caldera in the Andes giving spectacular views.
Enjoy the natural wonder of the Galapagos Islands. Scuba dive with sharks, snorkel with sea lions, witness mangroves brimming with birds, rays and sea turtles! The islands offer so much to do; take a boat cruise, travel to Floreana to see flamingos, take a trip to Tortuga bay and witness an array of wildlife wonders!
Go to the Amazon Rainforest, one of the last true wildernesses on the planet. Explore this rare and beautiful environment and learn from all it has to offer. From our animal rescue centre near Puyo lots of expeditions can be organised, including jungle trips, water rafting and more!
Accommodations & Meals
Accommodation and meal options vary depending on the trip chosen. We can customise itineraries to adhere to any dietry or accommodation requirements you may have. We offer home stays, hostels, hotels, cabins, and more! Please contact us for more information.