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.
Jul 12 - Jul 31, 2023 Available
LAND COST (REGULAR PRICE): $5,020
Price after November 17, 2022
Prepare yourself for a summer of service, cultural immersion, and adventure! You’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. From there, we’ll travel to Quito where you’ll help teach vulnerable children at an inner-city school. In addition to giving of yourself, you’ll have plenty of time to get your fill of adventure as you stand beneath the refreshing waterfalls in the Amazon, learn to make chocolate from a cacao fruit, go tubing in the Mindo River, and learn to salsa dance.
Three moments of connection you can’t experience anywhere else:
- Engaging in “the Minga” with the indigenous Quichuas community—a practice where all community members come together to work on a community project
- Celebrating Shabbat with the local Jewish community in Quito
- Learning sustainable animal care by working with a herd of llamas in San Clement
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