Volunteer South & Latin America | Lead Responsible travel to Ecuador and Galapagos!

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.

We do not want you to just visit a place, we want you to truly experience it!

So far we have given over 3300 people just like you an adventure in South America that they will never forget.

LEAD Adventures is a legally established organization (Ecuador Tax ID #:1792027039001).

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Why 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 superb 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.


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!

LEAD Adventures Helps You Change Lives Forever – Especially Your Own!


About Ecuador and South America

South America is fast-becoming one of the hottest destinations for travelers today.

And there are very good reasons for this.  It offers a unique blend of cultures and natural wonders that combine to give unrivalled experiences.

These authentic experiences stimulate the imagination and change lives forever. Whether you are young or mature, shy or extroverted, laid-back or adventurous, South America has something for everyone. 

Explore the most extreme South American landscapes from the Andes to the Amazon rainforest and from white sandy beaches to the unique island ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands. South America is rich in its natural diversity with an abundance of natural wonders to explore, and LEAD Adventures knows every hidden nook and cranny.

Lead Adventures challenges you not only to visit these beautiful regions, but also to make a difference in the world today. We offer a range of opportunities for you to help save and preserve the unique wildlife, learn what makes the Latin culture so unique and get involved in the community  






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