July 18       

Depart for Ecuador (morning).
Arrival in Quito (evening) and transfer to hotel 

July 19                         

Breakfast at hotel. Introduction to Quito, Ecuador, its language, and its cultural heritage.
Half day of language immersion followed by visits to the historical center of Quito. Transfer to the town of Mindo.

July 20

Full day tour including a tube ride down the river and canopy through treetops.

July 21

Free morning. Return to QUito. Introduction to service project.

July 22 - 25

Volunteering at a tropical farming project. 

July 26

Hike to the Cotopaxi Volcano. Take bikes down the mountain. Transfer to Isinlivi.

July 22

Volunteer in the morning.  Visit the town of Mindo. Overnight at Bambusa. 

July 27

Visit a small cheese factory. Hike to the villiage of Chugchilán through charming Andean mountain villages and beautiful scenery.

July 28

Visit Quilotoa Crater Lake. Travel to the small town of Guamote.

July 29 Stay in the guesthouse of a local foundation that helps to improve living standards of the local community. Assist foundation activities and visit local community.
July 30 Return to Quito for afternoon/evening return flights to the U.S.
 

*Itinerary is subject to change

Many days of this very active itinerary will be spent at a high altitude. It is recommended that participants who have known issues with altitude sickness or mobility concerns consult with their doctor prior to applying to the program.

Spain Salamanca The Church Of The Convent Of Saint Esteban
Spain Salamanca Cathedral And Lake
Costa Rica Students Hiking In Jungle
Costa Rica Butterfly
Costa Rica San Jose Statue
Italy Florence Painting On Sidewalk
Costa Rica Students Walking Through Rainforest
France Paris Louvre Pyramid
Italy Florence Boat Under Bridge
Costa Rica Students Biking Through Forest
Italy Florence Duomo