Lead-Adventures, Ecuador offers a three week immersion program volunteering in the Galapagos. It’s designed for the tribal traveller that wants to experience the Galapagos from a different perspective while taking an adventure that includes oversea journeys between Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, and Isabella!
Fruit and vegetables- The new dawn of pirates in the Galapagos
As a result of a lack of fruit and vegetable production on the Galapagos Islands, boats from the Ecuadorian mainland unload fruits and vegetables to hotels, restaurants, and markets on a daily basis. Quarantine regulations are consistently ignored and at least two exotic and/or invasive plant or faunal species enter the islands each day. The Biological Station has worked to develop reforestation, habitat reconstruction, and agro forestry activities utilizing native species for the last 18 years throughout Ecuador.
Volunteers will work on both the habitat restoration and agricultural components while at the reserve. In addition foundation staff will lead volunteers on various destination hikes to a nearby lagoon, native forests, beaches, and local villages to explain the ecological and human dynamic of Galapagos. Opportunities to work on group research and monitoring projects are available.
For the Adventurist……
The Three weeks is split between exploring the Islands and volunteering. The first week is designed so that your first three days are spent exploring the beaches and wildlife on the islands. At the end of the week you volunteer for two days on Santa Cruz and then have a day off to dive, kayak, and find other activities such as biking and hiking.
The second week is spent on Santa Cruz volunteering at The Jutan Sacha Biological Reserve. You will stay in Safari like accommodations in the reserves group accommodation. The reserve is a community and other volunteers will join you while your days are split between morning and afternoon shifts eliminating foreign threats to native species of plants and repoplulating plants choked out by these threats!
Relax and enjoy Isabella
After working hard and volunteering on San Cristobal, the last week is spent exploring and soaking up the sights and sounds of Isabella. Three days of tours to the Tourise Breeding Center, the Wall of tears, and the nearby Volcano are followed by two days off to spend at your leisure.
For information and details about the program, dates, costs, and other options such as diving, snorkeling, and say trips, contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also sign up to follow the newest trip going in August here!