Galapagos Encounter 2018

June 22 - 30, 2018
Friends and Alumni of Young Lif
e are invited to experience the creativity of God in the Galapagos Islands and see Young Life ministry in action in the beautiful country of Ecuador. Our experienced team will lead this adventure of a lifetime.


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Trip Highlights:​
  • Experience Young Life Club in Ecuador 
  • Spend tme with local staff learning about ministry in Quito
  • See the creativity of God in the beautiful Galapagos Islands
  • Enjoy snorkeling among sea turtles, fish and other marine life native to the Galapagos.
  • See a volcano at San Cristobal
  • Visit the giant tortoise breeding center
  • Enjoy fellowship along with cultural insights.
  • Experience local cuisine
  • Make new friends and grow in your faith and love of Young Life


Dates: June 22 - 30, 2018
Cost: $3,650* (estimated per person, double occupancy; additional fee assessed if single occupancy rooms are desired and available)
*Includes ground transportation, cultural activities and tour guides, daily breakfast, dinner, some lunches, fine hotel accommodations, travel insurance, donation to Young Life Ecuador camp scholarships and national park entrance fees. Does not include flights from U.S. to Quito, trip cancellation insurance, and some lunches. Note: Single rooms are an additional cost and will be determined based on need.
Young Life Expeditions can assist with flights via trusted travel agents.


How to Register

REGISTER HERE by creating an account on Managed Missions and select your trip code – XEC01 Galapagos Encounter. Deposits of $750 per person are due at time of registration and refundable until February 1, 2018, less processing fees. 

Send deposit payable to: 

Young Life (Attn: XEC01 – Galapagos Encounter)

P.O. Box 1293 Danville, CA  94526


Additional Details

  • ​Group minimum is 15 people. If the minimum isn’t met by February 1, 2018, the trip may be cancelled (deposits can be refunded if this occurs).
  • Maximum of 30 people so make sure to get your deposits in early.
  • Our complimentary travel insurance covers trip delays, lost luggage, emergency medical or security evacuations.  Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended and available for an additional fee. 
  • Questions? Email info@expeditions.younglife.org or call the Expeditions office at 888-963-4443.​ 


NOTE: Young Life Expeditions’ preferred travel agents are available to assist you in your travel or you can make your own arrangements. We request that your flight arrive in Quito the late afternoon or evening on June 22 and depart late in the evening on June 30. (Schedule subject to change.)
Friday, June 22
  • Arrive in Quito, meet hosts and tour guides
  • Drive by coach to hotel and settle in for the night
Saturday, June 23
  • Leisurely breakfast at the hotel before beginning the adventures in Quito
  • Orientation on Quito and depart hotel
  • Visit Mitado del Mundo where you can straddle the hemispheres
  • Spend some time strolling the historic quarter of Quito
  • Meet Young Life leaders and kids and participate in YL Club
  • Enjoy dinner and fellowship with YL leaders
Sunday, June 24
  • After breakfast at the hotel, pack up and prepare for the journey to the Galapagos Islands
  • Arrive at the island of San Cristobal in time for lunch and orientation
  • Visit the Darwin Interpretation Center
  • Dinner with the team
Monday, June 25
  • Breakfast will fuel you up for the Lobo Island cruise which will take you to the seas for a day of adventuring amidst the Galapagos islands
  • Snorkeling and lunch on the boat included in the day
Tuesday, June 26
  • ​Travel to El Junco Volcano
  • Visit the giant tortoise breeding center
  • Enjoy a Highlands lunch
  • Soak it all up on the Puerto Chino beach
Wednesday, June 27
  • Espanola cruise
​​Thursday, June 28
  • Enjoy a day long cruise to Kicker Rock
Friday, June 29
  • Final day experiencing the biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands 
Saturday, June 30
  • Check out of our island hotel and travel to Quito for late evening flights back to the United States.



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