High School Program: Galapagos, Ecuador


High School Groups in the Galapagos, Ecuador


About the Location

The Galapagos Islands are a great fit for high schools looking for a more physical experience in a beautiful setting. The environmental projects there involve a wide range of conservation activities including removing foreign plants, especially blackberry, or “mora”, by hand and with machetes, collecting seeds, helping in local greenhouses and participating in community and/or government initiatives that reach out to local farmers, particularly coffee and organic vegetable growers. Volunteers may also partake in reserve tasks like basic construction and trail maintenance.  The Galapagos also affords a wide range of outdoor activities including hiking, snorkeling, boating and scuba diving.

High School groups stay in a rustic environmental reserve on San Cristobal Island – it can be a big step outside of peoples’ comfort zones and groups visiting the Galapagos should be aware that creature comforts may not be what one is used to.  It does provide, however, a wonderful opportunity to stretch the comfort zones and in a beautiful setting.


High School Groups in the Galapagos Islands

  • Volunteer in an environmental project that makes the islands a better place – service learning trips that make a real impact on high school students and local communities
  • Join a lecture about Charles Darwin and the evolutionary theory – an educational component during your trip
  • Visit Santa Cruz Island on a weekend excursion- rest and explore
  • Stay in a biological reserve as part of a friendly and relaxed community – the perfect housing for an immersive experience
  • Your trip can start any Sunday of the year – you have total flexibility in planning your trip
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner – enjoy delicious, traditional Ecuadorian cuisine
  • Your group will have its very own UBELONG Group Specialist to guide you through the whole process – world-class training and support
  • You can rest easy knowing that you have 24/7 in-country support from caring, talented professionals – comfort and safety
  • Thousands of volunteers have joined UBELONG, a US-based organization, in making a difference in the world – peace of mind


High school students learning more about Darwin and the evolutionary theory.



$1400 for 14 days includes:

  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation Program
  • 13 nights lodging
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 2 Free lunches at local eating establishments
  • Educational aspect with curriculum and local professional
  • Isla Española and Leon Dormido on the weekend
  • 24/7 support of local UBELONG Team
  • Return trip to the airport

*Please note that UBELONG does not arrange airline travel and airfare is not included in the above per person cost

Alternative weekend trips if the group chooses not to do Isla Española and Leon Dormido –