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Luxury Volunteer Vacation in Ecuador

From the jungles of the Amazon to the biodiverse Galapagos Islands, a luxury volunteer trip in Ecuador will imbue you with lifelong memories to cherish.

Throw in the Andes Mountains, vibrant Quito, cloud forests, colonial towns, volcanoes, hot springs, indigenous markets, and enchanting haciendas and you will quickly discover more than one visit is required.

What’s more, you can make your trip meaningful by helping renovate a children’s day care center in Quito or Cotopaxi, or being an assistant there.

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Ecuador Highlights

Wildlife takes center stage here, with the birds, lizards and aquatic life in the Galapagos islands, and monkeys, parrots and cats in the Amazon jungle. Charming colonial towns, cloud forests, volcanoes, indigenous markets and haciendas add to this potent mix.

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Ecuador Eco-Luxury

Ecuador has some fantastic luxury properties and yachts; some of our favorites are: Mashpi Lodge, Napo Wildlife Center, Casa Gangotena, Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Safari Camp, La Selva Lodge, Origin, Theory, Letty, Grace and Evolution Yachts.

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Make a Difference

Have a luxury volunteer trip in Ecuador: you can make a difference by helping renovate a day care center or assist with the carers there.

This can be in Quito or Cotopaxi.

Alternatively, you can help on environmental conservation projects in the Galapagos Islands

Suggested Luxury Volunteer Trip in Ecuador

Example Price: US$10,870 per adult, US$10,340 per child under 12

This adventure enables you and your family to not only enjoy the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, the colonial splendor of Quito, and Cotopaxi volcano, all in luxury. You also get to leave a legacy and renovate a day care center or school in the stunning Cotopaxi region that is in much need of your help. All in luxury.

Trip Highlights

  • Bond as a family and make a lasting difference renovating a worthy day care center in Quito
  • Private guided walking tour of colonial Quito, and the equator line
  • Luxury cruise in the Galapagos Islands
  • Encounter turtles, blue-footed boobies, iguanas, penguins and much more

Price Includes

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Expert local guides
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Volunteering costs
  • Flights to/from Galapagos Islands
Note: Price excludes international flights

Sample Day by Day - US$42,380 for a family of four

Note: This is a sample itinerary only

Ecuador Highlights

Ecuador boasts amazing sights, including Galapagos islands, Quito, Cuenca, Mindo Cloud Forest, Otavalo, Cotopaxi Volcano, Guayaquil, Amazon jungle.

Hotels and lodges shown here are examples of what we call “eco-luxury”, meaning you minimize any environmental impact whilst retaining your creature comforts. With Hands Up Holidays you can enjoy the best eco-luxury accomodation available at your chosen destinations.

How to help on a luxury volunteer trip in Ecuador

Assisting at a day care center. Give young children love and care at pre-school in Quito so they can flourish and have a positive future

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Assisting at a day care center

The Day Care Center is located in Quito, and receives no government funding. Children up to 3 years old come each day from 7:30am until 2:00pm, and after 2:00pm receives school children and helps them with the homework and any areas they are struggling with at school.

Main activities include:

  • organizing recreational activities
  • feeding the kids
  • clean the kids after lunch break.

Note – this is a popular example of how you can help in this region, and we delight in crafting trips to your exact preferences. 

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