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    BACK&PACK Adventures – Quito & the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    BACK&PACK Adventures – Quito & the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
    • Program Length: Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Semester, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Application Fee: $250
    • Minimum Cost: $1,000 - $2,999
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    1,000 km from the South American continent lies 19 islands, unworldly beauty, and endless adventure. On this unique trip, you’ll island-hop between 3 breathtaking islands to snorkel with sea lions, kayak pristine waters, hike active volcanoes, and much more. Exploring the islands without a cruise (and away from the crowds!) is equal parts intimate and magical. And for those looking to dive even deeper, you'll have a chance to give back through our locally-led conservation projects.


    Backed by over 15 years of experience in experiential education and the travel industry, BACK&PACK creates unique, self-guided trips for independently-minded travelers ages 18 to 30-something.

    BACK&PACK was founded by adventurous spirits with a singular focus: to make independent travel experiences more responsible, intentional, authentic, challenging, and affordable.


    BACK&PACK provides global backpackers and gap year travelers with an alternative to mainstream group travel programs.

    Our self-guided travel programs combine the fun, freedom, and flexibility of a fully independent travel (FIT) experience with the expert planning, service, and in-country support of a group, inclusive tour (GIT).

    In short, we’re the best of both worlds. Join us and gain the resources and travel support you need to succeed abroad, all at a fraction of the cost of a traditional tour.