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Discover Ecuador in your free time!

When you join  our program in Ecuador, you will have enough time to travel. You can expect to volunteer an average of 5 hours per day, Monday- Friday. That leaves your afternoons, evenings, and weekends totally free to explore this exciting new country!

What you’ll do in your free time from your Ecuador volunteer program depends on what location you end up in.


Most of our volunteer projects are located in Quito, a city at 10,000 feet and surrounded by the Andes mountains. Built in the 1500’s, the city retains its charming historical architecture. A great city to explore, you’ll find colorful markets, cultural offerings, or ride the cable car for a spectacular view.

Quito is the perfect home base for weekend adventures. Take off and discover new areas of Ecuador! Trek up the Andes, hop a plane to the Galapagos Islands, go rafting down a river on a relaxing tube, visit an icy volcano, and more!

San Cristobal Island, Galapagos

During your volunteer program in Galapagos, Ecuador, you’ll have the chance to explore this beautiful and unique island. Go to beautiful beaches, hike, and experience once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing. You’ll see marine iguanas, sea lions, and an astonishing array of unique bird species.

Los Cedros Biological Preserve

At this project you’ll get one day free a week. Hike in the surrounding area, savoring the spectacular natural setting, and experience the peace and serenity of being away from it all. Try your hand at landscape photography, catalogue interesting species you come across, and enjoy time well spent in the Andes cloud forest.

Weekend Exploration

Use your weekends off from your Ecuador volunteering program to get and out and discover new areas! From the Andes to the Amazon, there’s a lot you won’t want to miss! Here are some hotspots you should be sure to check out while traveling:

Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús

Capped by green-and-gold domes, La Compañía de Jesús is Quito’s most ornate church and one of the splendors of the Old Town. Moorish elements, perfect symmetry and symbolic elements are some of the stunning features of this timeless church.

Museo del Banco Central ‘Pumapungo

This is Ecuador's most significant museums and a must-see while volunteering in Ecuador. Learn all about Ecuador's diverse indigenous culture. This museum has colorfully animated dioramas and reconstructions of typical houses of Afro-Ecuadorians from Esmeralda’s province.


This is an airborne voyage in the world’s highest aerial lift to get spectacular views of Quito’s mountainous landscape and to be on the top of Cruz Loma. On top, one can also go for a hike to the summit of Rucu Pichincha Mountain.

Casa Museo Guayasamín

This particular museum was the former home of the legendary painter Oswaldo Guayasamín. The museum houses the most complete collection of the artist's work that comprises of outstanding collection of pre-Columbian ceramic, bone and metal pieces.

Other interesting places to visit while volunteering in Ecuador program are:

Visit the Leon Dormido to observe an imposing vertical sheer walled tuff that resembles a sleeping lion.
Go to the El Chato Tortoise Reserve to view giant tortoises out in the wild.
Spend time at Volcan Alcedo to catch glimpses of caldera and steaming fumaroles.
Visit the Maprae to have a look at its exhibition of 55 pre-Columbian artifacts.

Volunteer Opportunities Available In Ecuador

No matter your passion or interests, we offer a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Ecuador, such as
Teaching English,
Street Children,
Conservation Galapagos and much more. 

For more information on our exciting programs in Ecuador, contact us today.