Location: Equador & Galapagos


Below is our anticipated schedule of activities. On days marked with a *, the group will have limited access to phone and internet. While we understand families are eager for news, we ask for patience as our staff’s energy is focused on the students and the program at hand. Please do not call our office regarding these blogs, as the office does not control the postings or the content of the updates. Thanks very much for your understanding!

Day 1  (July 8)  –  Fly day; Student orientation Day 2  (July 9)  –  Morning group building activities; Afternoon tour of Quito historical district * Day 3 to 7  (July 10 to 14)  – Amazon excursion including sightseeing, nature study, and community service work with the Sumak Allpa project Day 8  (July 15)  –  Departure from Amazon; Student rest/downtime and packing for the Galapagos Islands Day 9   (July 16)  – Transfer to the Galapagos; Galapagos city tour Day 10 to 15  (July 17 to 22)  –  Community service project days with the Galapagos National Park Service; Galapagos day trips including Plazas and Santa Fe islands Day 16 (July 23) – Transfer from the Galapagos to Quito; Scenic drive through the Andes mountains Day 17 to 19  (July 24 to 26)  –  Andes Mountains excursion including hiking, horseback riding, ziplining, traditional market visit, and community service projects in construction Day 20  (July 27)  –  Transfer to Quito; Lifeworks closing program and final dinner Day 21  (July 28)  –  Fly day