It’s sometimes hard to imagine exactly what it will be like to go on expedition. Will it live up to your expectations? What projects will you work on? Who will you meet? What sights will you see? How will you feel? Will you be able to overcome your fears and try something new?

Here’s a short insight provided by one of our teams in Ecuador & Galapagos giving an insight into their expedition.

Huge thanks to Daisy, Kate and Christine for submitting this fabulous extract of their trip.


Team Turpial


In the Galapagos we were introduced to our extremely knowledgeable and hilarious tour guides Ernesto and Raúl. They informed us about the delicate balance between humans and the wildlife and gave us a tour of the interpretation centre.

We enjoyed a paddle at Tortuga Bay and got extremely up close and personal with Marne iguanas and friendly sea lions.

We went snorkeling several times around Kicker Rock and saw many fish, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and a turtle! Many of the group overcame their fears of open water and smashed out of our comfort zones.

For lunch we spent an afternoon in paradise on our own private beach surrounded by all the wildlife.

Our project was at Camp Esmeraldas where we were welcomed with open arms into the local community, it was here that we realised how much our hard work and effort had an impact on the local community and its people.


We far exceeded our own expectations and that of the project staff.

This has inspired us to want to continue to push our boundaries during our next projects.

We have met some amazing people that we will remember for the rest of our lives and feel we have left a little of hearts behind with the people of Esmeraldas.


Onward and upwards with the next project go Team Turbo Turpial.


If you have a story you’d like to share to help others prepare for their expedition and give them an insight into what awaits them, please email