Following the great success of our Galapagos Worldschooling event last year, we have decided to run it again this year!
Join us this November and December in the fabulous Galapagos Islands for the Worldschooling event of the year! Stay for one week or two, and experience the magic of this UNESCO World Heritage site where three ocean currents combine to produce a melting pot for marine life, populated with many unique species.
Walk in Darwin’s shoes as we discover the clues that led him to the formulation of his Theory of Evolution.
Explore underground lava tunnels as we learn of the destructive natural forces that created this incredible archipelago, and enjoy unparalleled proximity to the wide range of land and marine life that lives side by side with humanity in this natural paradise.
Together we will learn of Ecuador’s work to protect this priceless ecosystem; the drive to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy, and the challenges the organisations face to manage population growth and eradicate invasive species.
We have partnered with a local language school to provide Spanish lessons for the children, with adult lessons available at a reasonable extra cost. Our program includes unisex soccer lessons with local children at a nearby stadium and although not compulsory, this has proven to be a very enriching cultural exchange that was enjoyed by all.
At Toucanto we believe in cultural immersion, that growth and learning spring from the experiences that young minds are exposed to, and we endeavour to provide opportunities for young (and not so young) minds to learn hands-on about the Galapagos way of life. We have included a trip to a cacao and coffee farm, and a visit to artisan woodcarvers at their workshops. There we can all experience learning not just with our eyes or ears but with our hands, our noses and our mouths too!
- 7 nights accommodation in a family room with private bathroom, or:
- 14 nights with choice between family room with private bathroom and self-contained apartment.
- Welcome Event
- Daily Breakfast
- Some Lunches (see program)
- Children’s Spanish Lessons
- Community Soccer
- Designated parents workspace
- Worldschooling hub with tea and coffee making facilities
- Our own designated free wifi
- Swimming Pool for guests use (adult supervision required)
- Drinking water
- TV Lounge
Our Trips and Tours
Highland Tour with trip to Los Gemelos, Tortoise Ranch and Lava Tunnels
Guided visit to Charles Darwin Research Station
Bay tour with snorkelling, Shark Channel, Playa de Los Perros, Salt Lakes and Las Grietas
Guided visit to Renewable Energy Centre and Solar Farm
Guided visit to Garapatero Beach with optional kayaking and snorkelling
Visit to Coffee plantation / Cacao farm
Visit to Artisan Woodcarver’s workshop with carving lesson
Guided walking tour to Tortuga Bay with optional snorkelling and kayaking
Two-Day (overnight) tour to Isabela* including Arnauld Tupiza Breeding Centre, Flamingo Lake, Tintoreras Shark Channel with snorkelling, Los Tuneles de Cabo Rosa with snorkelling.
*The Isabela tour is included in the cost of the one week program but is an optional extra in the two-week program. If you are booking two weeks and would like to go to Isabela it can be added to your two-week program at the time of purchase.
New for 2022 – Immersion events!
Visit a working Coffee and Cocoa plantation and see how coffee is harvested and roasted. Try some authentic Ecuadorean Chocolate, widely considered to be amongst the best in the world! Discover how sugar cane syrup is extracted from the plant.
Visit the artisan woodcarvers of the Galapagos Islands and learn the secrets of their craft. Learn to carve your own Galapagos animal and make one to take home with you.
Choose between one week, with two day (overnight) Isabela tour, and two weeks with optional tours to book.
Spaces are limited and expected to fill quickly!
Worldschooling in the Galapagos – Program Timetable
This program is correct at time of publication. Whilst we will endeavour to follow the program listed below, this program is subject to local conditions that may require the rearrangement of the timetable. Toucanto reserve the right to amend or alter this program at any time.
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Other Optional Activities:
● Adult intensive Spanish lessons $115 (5 x 90 min lessons)
● Various Day trip bookable excursions*
● Transfers between Baltra airport and Puerto Ayora.
*Day trip out include: transport, boat trip, delicious lunch, equipment, snorkelling.
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