Environmental and Turtle Conservation

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Coordinator | Nicolas

High­lights

You will know virgin beaches of dreams!
Feed Giant turtles!
Free afternoons and free weekends so you can get to know the whole Island and travel on weekends to another island!
Meet amazing people with the same desire to collaborate with the environment.
Snorkeling gratis en todas las playas!
Volunteers can contribute to the microclimate of the Amazing Galapagos Islands, living an unforgettable experience in dream landscapes! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
The volunteer will live in a family home or a volunteer home in case of being a large group. Near beaches to relax, enjoy dreamlike views and enjoy the sea at its most optimal temperature.
The environmental problems are not alien in Galapagos. Help us fight climate change in a habitat as special as the Islands!
The volunter must arrive at the project with predisposition to carry out the activities that are needed on the Island. The support from NatuTrip together with the project will be constant.
The volunteer will carry out the activities with the project managers and other volunteers from all over the world. You will meet amazing people!

Things to take away 
* Canteen 
* Short cane boots 
* Raincoat 
* Towel 
* Comfortable shoes for activities 
* Sneakers 
* Shampoo 
* Wide-brimmed hat or cap 
* Sunscreen 
* Pants and shirt or shirt to work outdoors 
* First aid kit (Check with your GP) 
* Work gloves.

ACTIVITIES 
* Water and plant native flora 
* Coastal line cleaning 
* Mangrove cleaning 
* Eradication of invasive flora 
* Fruit picking 
* Feed the Galapagos turtles 
* Community work.

CLIMATE IN GALÁPAGOS The archipelago is located exactly on the equator line. Marine currents originate microclimates in the archipelago and temperatures range between 15 and 35 degrees. The periods of greatest rainfall are concentrated from January to March.

LANGUAGE AND LOCAL CURRENCY The official language is Spanish. The currency that the volunteer must use is the United States Dollar.


Typical day

7:30 a.m. breakfast. 
8:00 a.m. the scheduled activities begin 
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. break 
12:30 p.m. Completion of activities.
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. lunch. 
2:00 p.m. Free time until dinner. 
7:00 p.m. Dinner. 
8:00 p.m. Relax time.

Free-time activities

PUERTO BAQUERIZO MORENO The capital of the Galapagos Islands where you can get most things: clothes, book to travel around the islands, bank tellers (to get cash). This is the government house, there are also museums, bars, discos.

MANN BEACH This beach is very close to the city and is located in front of the San Francisco University of Quito, and is a very suitable place to sunbathe, watch the sunset, swim. There is a small bar where they sell industrial and craft beers. Local people cook delicious meals on their grills.

CERRO TIJERETAS A journey of about 1.5 kilometers, outside the city of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, takes approximately 30 minutes. Where I could see a specular view of the white beaches, Sleeping Lion, statue of Charles Darwin, etc. And to the other side you can see the population of San Cristóbal. You can also watch birds (female / male frigates, pelicans, finches, etc.) and at the foot of the hill you can snorkel with a variety of fish, rays, turtles, etc.

LA GALAPAGUERA It is a semi-natural place of turtles, it was built by the Galapagos National Park. The journey lasts an hour and offers a natural dirt and rock path that is easily accessible, where you can see giant adult turtles. There are also turtle eggs in the developing incubator, and captive turtles of different ages feeding, until they can grow a little more and Be released to the natural habitat. There is also a small information and photo center, where you can report on the hatching of turtles, development, etc.

PUNTA CAROLA BEACH It is a beach very close to the town (15 minutes on foot), where you can enjoy the scenery, waves, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, juvenile and adult pelicans, etc. It is also very suitable for sunbathing, watching the sunset, doing snorkeling, to watch fish and sea turtles.

LAGUNA EL JUNCO It is located in the upper part of the island (south west), in the humid zone of Miconia 700 meters high and has a fresh water crater and a wonderful view of the deep sea. It is an important place for birds (frigate) where they wash their salt water beaks.

PUERTO CHINO It is at the other end of the island and at the end of the main street, there is a beautiful, extraordinary beach. The sand is very fine and soft, clean water and sea turtles, which makes a special beach. One tip: walk to the rocks on the right side of the beach you can see some blue-footed boobies or Pelicans Also, the view from there is amazing!

LEÓN DORMIDO Known to foreigners as Kicker Rock, it is a fascinating place for its huge rock in the middle of the sea, which It reaches 152 meters high, 4 miles from the central western coast of San Cristobal and its huge form of a sleeping lion has made it an ideal place for tourists who love diving and snorkeling. Where you can see different species such as: Stripes, Galapagos sharks, hammerhead shark, whitefin shark, sea ​​turtles, gringos fish, tambulero fish, etc.
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level) or English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Adaptability and motivation with the tasks to be performed.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 12:30

What's Included

Services by NatuTrip
This project does not receive money from the government, it is maintained with the action and contributions of the volunteers. The money is used to contribute to the project, site maintenance and expenses generated by volunteers, such as food, transportation from the airport.
Airport Pickup at Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport
Project managers will go to the airport with the NatuTrip sign to find them and take them to the project.
Accommodation
The volunteer house has capacity for 20 people, the beds are equipped with pillows, sheets and blankets, they must maintain the cleanliness that is in charge of a family member and also the volunteers, so we ask your collaboration to keep everything in perfect state. There is a laundry area and it is located outside the house, they can use the washing stone or otherwise a few blocks away there are laundry services. The family house has two rooms, one for women and one for men, private bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room. Total capacity 10 people. It has WiFi.
Guest Family
Food & Beverages
The programs include 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. They are based on traditional coastal dishes such as seafood, fish, bananas, rice, chicken, avocado, eggs, etc. Vegetarian people can apply to the project, they must first communicate it so special menus are prepared for them.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ecuador.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ecuador provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Ecuador you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ecuador.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Volunteers must arrive at San Cristobal Island Airport (located east of the archipelago), Puerto Baquerizo Moreno city (SCY airport code).

Any day of the year

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$ 400
2 weeks
$ 800
3 weeks
$ 1,200
4 weeks
$ 1,600
6 weeks
$ 2,400
8 weeks
$ 3,200
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,800
Average fees
$ 400 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. NatuTrip will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with NatuTrip during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Environmental and Turtle Conservation

Volunteers can contribute to the microclimate of the Amazing Galapagos Islands, living an unforgettable experience in dream landscapes!

$400/week

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