ORGANIC FARMING

In The Galapagos Islands

general overview

We invite you to live the experience to be part of a permaculture project on one of the magical Galapagos islands. You get the opportunity to live, work and enjoy in harmony with nature and local Galapagos community.

The objective is to live in harmony with nature (permaculture) and practice 100% organic and sustainable agriculture. At the same time experiences are shared with the local farmers on the island.

Title Address Description
Ecuador
San Cristóbal Island, Ecuador

san Cristobal, Galapagos

MINIMUM 2 WEEKS

wildlife & nature conservation

1°TIME VOLUNTEER

no SPANISH NEEDED

+18 YEARS OLD

Organic farming
In the Galapagos Islands

This dream started some years ago with a family (Daniel, Miryam and their daughter) who were searching for a better quality of life, and they were lucky to find this magical place in the highlands of the oldest island of the Galapagos, San Cristóbal.

Their objective is to live in harmony with nature (permaculture) and practice 100% organic and sustainable agriculture. At the same time be able to provide the same to the local community, sharing experiences with other farmers on the island.

It is always special to encounter people with a mad belief that we can live our lives differently, in harmony with each other and our environment. In doing so, this lovely family has created this space for the local community and their visitors to connect with themselves, each other and the surrounding nature.

What is included?

    • Project donation
    • Orientation meeting
    • Local support volunteer coordinator
    • Transfer from San Cristobal Airport to the accommodation in Puerto Baquerizo
    • 6 nights accommodation in dorms in a hostel.
    • 8 nights accommodation in shared room at the project with home-made vegan meals included
    • Transportation from Puerto Baquerizo to the project on Mondays and back on Fridays
    • 1 surprise excursion during the weekend
    • Transport to the different projects

What is NOT included?

  • Pre and post stay
  • Transfer back to the airport or to Baltra
  • Galapagos Entry fee: 100 USD (to be paid upon arrival at the airport)
  • Ingala migration card 20 USD (to be paid at the airport of Quito or Quayaquil)
  • Medical insurance (mandatory to confirm the reservation).

What to consider…

  • Projects starts and ends on Mondays, you need to be on the Galapagos Islands latest on Saturday.
  • Available all year round
  • Longer stays are possible upon request
  • Private room upon request
  • Minimal to no wiFi
  • Work can be physically demanding
  • Maximum of 3 volunteers

VOLUNTEER  ACTIVITIES

Some examples of the activities:
• Prepare the land, planting & maintaining crops
• Harvest
• Prepare fertilizers and making compost
• Build with local materials
• Work together with local children
• Maintain trails
• Learn about the different types of plants and animals
• Take care of coffee and cocoa plantations
• Cook meals with products from the garden
• Carpentry
• Share experiences and learnings with the community

A TYPICAL SCHEDULE
AS A VOLUNTEER

You will arrive in San Cristobal airport on Saturday. We will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hostel in Puerto Baquerizo where you will stay during the weekend. You will meet our local coordinator who will explain you the details of your itinerary, and all what you need to know for your stay in this special place of the world.

On Sunday you have a free day to enjoy and explore this special Galapagos Island.

On Monday, early in the morning a transfer will pick you up to take you to the finca where you’ll spend the rest of the week.

The work starts everyday at 08.30 am, having a break for a snack around 11 am. A vegan lunch is served at 2.30 pm. There’s still a lot to do at the finca, so you are welcome to work in the afternoon. Dinner is served at around 6 pm. You will be asked to participate in the preparation of the meals. From Monday to Thursday, you will lodge at the finca.

On Friday after work, you’ll be transferred back to your accommodation in Puerto Baquerizo.

During the week end you can participate in a surprise excursion that we will organize for you.

The second week is the same as the first one. On Monday we will take you back to the finca. On Friday is time to say goodbye, the group travels back to town, where you will stay one more night.

WHAT TO DO IN
YOUR FREE TIME

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno has breathtaking beaches where you can experience Galapagos life: snorkel with sea lions, turtles, iguanas and enjoy breathtaking sunsets.

You can also hike or bike around the Cerro Tijeretas. Take a diving course or hang with the locals on the ‘Malecon’

The ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation is at the family’s house, which is 2 floors rustic construction. The house is built with wood and recycled materials. On the ground floor there’s a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. On the top floor there are two rooms, one for the family and the other one for the volunteers. The room has 3 single beds and is mixed gender.

about The Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. This archipelago of islands is located 972 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador and it’s perhaps most famous for being the place where Charles Darwin first formulated his revolutionary theory of evolution.
It is not by chance that they’re also called The Enchanted Islands. A visit to the Galápagos Islands is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience and one of the highlights of any visit to South America.

San Cristóbal Island has the second largest population of Galapagos, and you will stay at the island’s main city, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The pier is small and situated on the cozy main boulevard.

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