STAND UP ADVENTURE ECUADOR

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In November 2023, BBYO launched a new summer registration system that requires families to create a brand-new account, as it is not connected to any of the systems you may have previously used. Please visit bbyo.my.site.com/s/login and click Register Now to start this process. Need help setting up your account? Visit this document for step-by-step instructions.

OVERVIEW

Devote yourself to a variety of service projects that will make a difference within indigenous communities throughout South America’s west coast. Along the way, you’ll explore vastly different eco-systems, diverse cultures, and rich history.

DESTINATION: Ecuador
TRAVEL DATES


Jul 10 - Jul 29, 2024  Closed

current grades CURRENT GRADES: 10-12
COMMUNITY SERVICE: ~30 Hours
DURATION: 20 Days
PROGRAM FEES
LAND COST: $5,790

Airfare cost to and from Ecuador is not included in the land cost. Flight information will become available in the spring.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodations (lodges, hotels, and guest houses)
  • All meals
  • All programming
  • Private transportation
  • Medical insurance
  • Gratuity for program staff
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DETAILS

Calling all teens looking for a summer of service, cultural immersion, and adventure! We’ll work side by side with the Quichua people to take care of mother earth, or “Pachamama,” a tradition that goes back to the ancient people of the Andes, and see how the Kichwa women maintain their traditions and care for the rainforest. We’ll also travel to Quito where we’ll help teach children at an inner-city school. While the 30 volunteer hours we participate in are more than rewarding, we’ll also have plenty of time to get our fill of adventure as we explore Ecuador.

Check out these fun stops we’ll make along the way:

  • See the Monument to the Equator, which highlights the exact location of the feature from which Ecuador takes its name
  • Take a trip to an organic farm—collect cacao, learn the chocolate making method from the cacao plant, and enjoy an optional chocolate facial
  • Visit Casa del Arbol to see the swing at the end of the world, which arcs riders out into the air over the canyon

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Questions about this program? We’re happy to answer them! Contact us. Families that are already registered for this experience should email [email protected] with any questions they have and someone from our customer service team will respond.

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience incredible views of Cuicocha Volcanic Lake


Volunteer in local schools teaching English to youth


Explore the Kichwa community in the Amazon Rainforest


Visit the largest outdoor market in all of South America, the Otavalo Market


Cool off in natural pools at La Cascada Waterfall and wrap-up at the Papallacta Hot Springs


Make music and enjoy dance lessons with the local Quichua community


Experience the artisan chocolate-making process and a chocolate facial


BBYO Menorah White

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