The trip was amazing and I learnt so much which helped me when travelling independently.
Spend six weeks in Ecuador living and contributing in remote communities in the Andes, Amazon and on the Galapagos. Learn Spanish along the way, haggle in artisan markets and river tube down the rapids.
This program departs in July every year and is designed to be a high-intensity alternative to our popular ten-week course. It's a great way to use the time between A-Level exams and results day doing something memorable and meaningful, and also works well as a ready-made backpacking trip at the start of university summer holidays.
Head back to the Ecuador page for detailed information about the places and activities on offer in this program.
Over the last 12 years we've taken thousands of young people overseas to experience the trip of a lifetime.
That success has drawn industry-wide recognition. We're an accredited member of the Year Out Group, an association designed to promote the benefits of well-structured gap year programs, and part of the equivalent organisation in the USA - the American Gap Association.
We're big on safety too; every one of our programs is carefully researched, audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Industry Standard for organising and managing adventurous activities outside the UK.