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ECUADOR VOLUNTEER AND TRAVEL: BE MORE THAN A TOURIST WITH GREAT VALUE, ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE VOLUNTEER AND TRAVEL PROGRAMS IN ECUADOR AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, GUIDED BY LOCAL EXPERTS


We are a local squad of dedicated South American specialists offering detailed knowledge on most of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands! Everyone on our team is a born and bred Ecuadorian!
Because of our local knowledge, we can provide our customers with more information on the country’s best attractions. Our country is stuffed with interesting stories, cultural norms, and natural wonders. During you Ecuadorian experience, you’ll get an in-depth look to local life.
With the aim of being socially and environmentally responsible, our programmes circulate our revenues within the local community, significantly increasing employment and development.
Generally, traditional tourism and cruise companies are not all based locally and tend to give nothing back to the neighbourhoods and communities in which they operate. If you choose to work with us, you choose to help preserve Ecuador’s world-famous wonders.
And with our huge variety of volunteer programs, there is no shortage to the good you can do. You can work in childcare education, volunteer in the Galapagos Islands, volunteer in the Amazon Rainforest, or even spend time in a cloud forest. 
Because we have a great number of programs, we understand that sometimes it’s hard to choose just one! However, our programs are unique because you can customize them to your liking. You can combine different volunteer programs and work with us to arrange tours and activities in your free time. One week you can be snorkelling in the Galapagos Islands and the next you can be helping children in the country’s capital! After all, if you’re coming to Ecuador why not do everything that you want to do?

About Us

With our volunteer and travel program we have been around since 2004 and know South America intimately!

Generally, traditional tourism and cruise companies are not all based locally and tend to give nothing back to the neighbourhoods and communities in which they operate.  

So if you choose to work with us, you choose to help preserve Ecuador’s world-famous wonders!

We also ensure that part of the revenue of each programme goes directly towards developing and sustaining local communities. We always have the needs of the community at the core of our projects, some of which include teaching English to indigenous children. Over time, we have built strong relationships with many people in these different communities and truly care about their welfare. After all, as Ecuadorians ourselves, we feel highly responsible for ensuring that our home country is taken care of. 

We also generate jobs by hiring local guides, hiring local host families and porters, and offering assistance to other local businesses in the tourism industry. In addition, we try to give most of our revenue back to community-oriented projects such as family-run hostels rather than large multinational tourism corporations, many of which have contributed to the pollution of our local resources.

So instead of going towards helping these large corporations grow, your money would be going back into the same local community that shared their customs and culture with you, helping you cultivate your Ecuadorian experience! Your money could be going towards helping a child go to school, helping a family fill their fridge, or helping people maintain the delicate ecosystem of the famous Galapagos Islands!

 Lead Adventures in Endless Vacations 

We want to stimulate the growth of our local economy

By choosing to book with us, you choosing to be a responsible traveller. We ensure that part of the revenue of each programme goes directly towards developing and sustaining local communities. We always have the needs of the community at the core of our projects, some of which include football training with local youths, teaching English to indigenous children. Over time, we have built strong relationships with many people in these different communities and truly care about their welfare. After all, as Ecuadorians ourselves, we feel highly responsible for ensuring that our home country is taken care of.

We also generate jobs by hiring local guides, hiring local host families and porters, and offering assistance to other local businesses in the tourism industry. In addition, we try to give most of our revenue back to community-oriented projects such as family-run hostels rather than large multinational tourism corporations, many of which have contributed to the pollution of our local resources.

So instead of going towards helping these large corporations grow, your money would be going back into the same local community that shared their customs and culture with you, helping you cultivate your Ecuadorian experience! Your money could be going towards helping a child go to school, helping a family fill their fridge, or helping people maintain the delicate ecosystem of the famous Galapagos Islands! There are so many volunteer opportunities available in this beautiful country, but why not participate in one that lets you truly give back to the community that opened its arms out to you? This is a volunteer opportunity like no other! You can relax and enjoy your volunteer and travel experience knowing that unlike some travellers, you are doing more good than harm and leaving a positive mark in Ecuador. We hope that your volunteer experience with us will help you see the beauty of the country and see the warmth of the local communities that we grew up with! Help our home country, personal communities, and friends grow while learning about culture. Ecuador has so much to offer, so don’t miss out on a chance to see it from a whole different perspective.


 

Why Choose Lead Adventures

 

EXCEPTIONAL LOCAL SUPPORT:

We know how important it is to build mutually beneficial relationships with local resources here in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. As a South American (Ecuadorian) based company, the quality of our local contacts is second to none.

Because of our superb contacts, we have a plethora of knowledge that can’t be found in a guidebook or on the Internet. This allows us to offer quick and efficient services to our participants. Not only will you be able to find the best local restaurants around, but you’ll also be safe because our staff has local knowledge of nearby hospitals. We can also tell you about the best parts of the city to visit, based on more than enough personal experience! You’re not just coming for a visit to Ecuador-you’re coming for a visit to our home! 

And the local people are more than just people that we work with. There are our friends and residents of our country! They are also willing to help out in any situation should you need it during your Ecuadorian experience. Our staff is also bilingual, which means that we can help you navigate the ins and outs of a new place safely, quickly, and efficiently. 

We understand that volunteering abroad can sometimes be nerve-wracking especially if you don’t know the language. But with our help, you can relax knowing that all of the stressful details are taken care of and focus on having the best volunteering experience you can have. Instead of worrying about booking flights and accommodations, think about the good you can do during your stay in Ecuador! This is your chance to volunteer with children, volunteer in one of the world’s most amazing ecosystems, or volunteer with animals in the Amazon! And during your spare time, see some of the rarest animals around, visit some of the planet’s most well preserved buildings, or trek up amazing mountains for awe-inspiring views! All the while, you can relax knowing that your money and time is being put to good use. Experience Ecuador to its fullest by helping the community and seeing the beautiful country in multiple perspectives!  

SECURITY AND EXPERIENCE:

Our super local knowledge and contacts mean we have the safest and fastest security and emergency procedures in the unlikely event that an emergency arises. Additionally we are in close contact with the local Foreign Office, the British and U.S. Embassies and other recognized professional bodies in case you have a personal crisis that needs sorting out. The fact we are the best in the area is proven when other tour provider companies use our local experience and services to solve their own issues.

VALUE:

This is another area where being local means an advantage. Our administrative costs are much lower than agencies based in Europe or the USA. This enables us to offer lower prices for our volunteer programs compared to international travel agencies. Additionally, as we are the operators of these programs rather than the agents, we can guarantee cost efficiency.

TRUE LOCAL IMPACT:

You will be really making a difference to the area you visit. As a South American company, based in Quito, Ecuador, we have the local knowledge and capacity to choose the best managed projects. We support our aligned projects and local contacts providing valuable resources that help them continue their valuable work. This is a FAIR trade deal!

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