Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Life at Hacienda Tranquila

One of the most important sources of information to understand what life is like at Hacienda Tranquila comes straight from the volunteers who've been there. We have a few quotes to share from our past volunteers for individuals interested in contributing to the ecological and social systems during their stay in the Galápagos Islands:

"What an amazing two weeks it was at the Hacienda, and I am so said to be leaving. San Cristóbal and all of the Galápagos have been such an amazing home during my time here, and there really is no place quite like Hacienda Tranquila." --Adeline

"Volunteering at the Hacienda has surpassed my expectations. I came knowing little of the project and had no idea I would meet so many amazing friends in the short month I was here. I loved exploring San Cristóbal, being involved in a wide variety of projects intended to better the lives of all native and endemic living things on this special island, learning to bake in the oven, play card games into the night, and collecting and eating the many fruits and veggies grown within a few minutes walk! I have learned a lot and I am really sad to leave." -- Anya A.

"They say life is about the journey and not the destination. Thanks to all who made my last four weeks memorable while enhancing my journey. Wielding a machete and battling mora was so much more enjoyable with friends to laugh and dance with and sing aloud with each and every day. I have learned so much from the insight you all possess and have been inspired by your own desires to change the world and make it a better place." --Lindsay C.

Committing to work at Hacienda Tranquila will certainly push you into a new and exciting experience like you've never encountered before. It will be challenging, and it will test your strength and resiliency. But in the end, the work you do and the relationships you build will leave a lasting impression on your life. We can't wait to guide you through this unique journey!

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