Quito / Bomoli Cloud Forest / Isabella Island
- City tour of Quito
- Vounteering at the Bomboli Cloud Forest – a place of indescribable beauty and unbelievable ecological wealth
- Contribute to the fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos at Capo Duro
- Tour Sierra Negra – one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world
- Visit Las Tintoreras Islet and see sharks and other marine life
Upon arrival, welcome and transfer to your hotel. Then enjoy a city tour of Quito* including Independence Square, Presidential Palace, Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace. Later, continue to the Church of San Francisco, one of the greatest religious buildings of the New World. and to El Panecillo hill, for a breathtaking view of the city.
*City tour itinerary depends on your arrival time in Quito.
Transfer to Bombolí, on the southern outskirts of Quito, to a private reserve at an altitude of 3000 meters with more than 120 hectares of upper montane forest. This amazing reserve has been cared for by a couple for more than thirty years, making it a place of indescribable beauty and unbelievable ecological wealth. Spend the day volunteering at the reserve. (B,L,D)
Continue to volunteer at the reserve. Participate in some activities such as reforestation of endemic plants, marking pathways or helping in the garden. (B,L,D)
In the morning, participate in the production of cheese other volunteer work. In the afternoon, return to Quito. (B,L)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos. After lunch, take a 2 1/2 hours speedboat ride to Isabela, the largest island of the archipelago. Then transfer to Campo Duro Farm, where people can come and contribute to the fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos. (B,L,D)
Your guide will drive you to one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world, Sierra Negra. Take a two-hour trekking tour to enjoy this wonderful and unique scenery. After lunch, you will work with interns and other volunteers to eradicate the invasive plants. (B,L,D)
Visit Las Tintoreras Islet where herds of white tip sharks can often be seen as well as marine iguanas and sea lions. Afterwards, we will have the opportunity to snorkel. In the afternoon, we will participate in building paths for hiking in the area and develop further ecotourism activities with guidance from those at the site. (B,L,D)
Take a speedboat back to Puerto Ayora. Then transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B,L,D)