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Plan Ahead: Start Your Summer in Ecuador

by Jill Robinson with Greenheart TravelĀ 

A summer abroad gives you the chance to celebrate unique festivals and holidays with locals in the community – offering a travel experience that is heightened by holiday energy. To make sure you have a chance to get in on the action, it’s important to start planning ahead.

Ecuador has festivals throughout the month of June that are not to be missed during your Greenheart Travel Spanish language course or while volunteering with one of our two community development and health projects. Apply by April 19th for your program in Ecuador and arrive in time to experience these June celebrations:

Festival of Saint John the Baptist (San Juan Bautista) – June 24

Join the locals in Otavalo and surrounding villages in celebrating this fiesta with dancing, strange costumes and ritual battles.

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photo from La Hora

Festival of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (San Pedro and San Pablo) – June 28-29

Following close behind the Festival of Saint John the Baptist (June 24th) is a celebration honoring Saint Peter and Saint Paul, complete with music, dancing, bonfires and fireworks.

About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.

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