Lead Adventures | Volunteer, Gap, Adventure and Career Break Travel | A True Experience!
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"WHAT A GREAT TRIP! 100% ECOTOURISM; I learned so much from the locals, I discovered some traditions and had the possibility to see too many animals in their habitat. A wonderful experience!!!"

- Cristina Causone -

"Enjoyed the whole Ecuador and Galapagos Experience. Tours in the Galapagos were excellent. While in Quito, Lead-Adventures staff was very helpful in all inquiries, lovely host family as well. Very good One to One Spanish lessons."

- Yvonne Gregory -

"I chose LEAD Adventures because it had a base in Ecuador and I wanted to give back to the local economy. I really liked the idea of seeing the Galapagos through two lenses: as a volunteer and as a tourist."

- Cathy Klinesteker -

"It was amazing, the animals are incredible, we went to Baños on the weekend and it was amazing. I had a fantastic time, thanks for everything! it was really easy to organize over the internet and Lead Adventures Staff did a fantastic job helping."

- Lydia Bradshaw -

ADVENTURE, GAP, VOLUNTEER, CAREER BREAK TRAVEL

OUR UNIQUE PROGRAMS

Be more than a Tourist! Great value, local expertise and responsible travel make these programs Unique.

Since 2004 we have given over 3300 people just like you an adventure in Ecuador, Galapagos, and Peru that they will never forget. Our experiences give you a unique opportunity to taste the “true” insights of this region of the world while learning and experiencing people’s lives and the environment. All our programs can be tailored or customized to fit our participants´ needs. We want you not only visit Ecuador, Galapagos or Peru …… we want you to Truly Experience them!

The True Galapagos Experience

Amazon Animal Welfare & Rescue

Andes Animal Welfare & Rescue

Family Volunteering

Grown Ups

Customized Trips

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Lead Adventures has been around since 2004 and knows Ecuador intimately!
We are passionate about Ecuador, Galapagos & Peru. We are true in country specialists and believe most abroad agencies can not offer people an authentic experience of a place unless they really know it themselves.
Most agencies abroad are part of big tourism corporations and have lost the unique personal touch our kinds of experiences require.
Our Story
The Lead Adventures story began over 10 years ago. At that time, founder of Lead Adventures Enrique, had just graduated from Denison University in Granville, OH with a degree in Economics. He decided that before venturing off to Wall Street to pursue what he thought was his ‘dream job’ he would head back home to Ecuador for a few months. During those few months he experienced Ecuador, Peru, and many other Latin American countries like he never before had. During his travels he realized that there was a major void where intimate and locally owned tourism was concerned. Big corporate businesses ruled the tourism industries throughout Ecuador and Peru, and they left much to be desired.

Instead of coming back to pursue a possibly lucrative career on Wall Street, Enrique stayed in Ecuador with dreams of opening up an intimate, local, and customized tourism service. 11 years later and Lead Adventures is still growing strong with every passing year. With passion for Ecuador, the Galapagos, and Peru Lead Adventures
provides a whole new take on tourism in Latin America. Unlike big corporate tourism agencies, Lead Adventures connects you to the people and land in an intimate way you never thought possible, enabling you to have the experience of a lifetime.

Enrique and his staff believe that a sightseeing business cannot provide a genuine experience without knowing the country or area firsthand. Lead Adventures stands out for their understanding of both the country and the local traditions, something no other business can offer. Instead of shipping you around on a bus stopping at a few
select locations, Lead Adventures sets you up for incredible experiences that you will never forget.

Now you can join over 3,300 people who have chosen Lead Adventures as their go-to voyage service in Latin America by booking your trip with us. From traveling through the Amazon to experiencing the Galapagos the way they were meant to be experienced, when you choose Lead Adventures you will have the experience of a lifetime!

Why choose Lead Adventures
Why to choose Lead Adventures?
Exceptional Local Support:
We know how important it is to build mutually beneficial relationships with local resources.
As a South American (Ecuador) based company the quality of our local contacts is second to none. This allows us to offer superb and efficient services to our participants.
The local people are our friends and they are always willing to help out in any situation.
Our bilingual, experienced local staff is always here to help you get the most out of your experience.
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!
OFFERS & PROMOTIONS

Save 5-15% with one or more of these conditions **

5%

on savings each

  1. Book 6 months ahead
  2. One Client Reserves Two Programs
  3. Returning Customer
  4. 3+ people do the same program
  5. Under-26 or full-time student
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200 OFF on The Galapagos Experience

200 USD

on selected dates

  1. October 05, 2014
  2. October 23, 2014
  3. November 05, 2014
  4. November 27, 2014
  5. November 30, 2014
  6. January 05, 2015

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Save 5-15% with one or more of these conditions **

5%

on savings each

  1. Book 6 months ahead
  2. One Client Reserves Two Programs
  3. Returning Customer
  4. 3+ people do the same program
  5. Under-26 or full-time student
Apply Now

200 OFF on The Galapagos Experience

200 USD

on selected dates

  1. October 05, 2014
  2. October 23, 2014
  3. November 05, 2014
  4. November 27, 2014
  5. November 30, 2014
  6. January 05, 2015

Apply Now
**Please note: To apply, the offer must be solicited when booking and cannot be used at the same time as any other offer or be backdated. Maximum of 15% can be taken off any program. No discounts can be applied to extra services, add-ons or customised programs.

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