Hacienda Tranquila is an excellent option for teenagers and high school groups who want to travel abroad and make a difference.

Taking advantage of bespoke programs, designed together with our management, you’ll combine volunteer service with hands-on learning and travel. Fun, safe, adventures overseas with an experienced staff dedicated to providing the very best service and learning experience possible.

Our Groups

Hacienda Tranquila has a database of previous student groups you can access as references. They will happily vouch for the quality and impact of the programs that they experienced. As part of your volunteer project, you’ll learn about current issues affecting the islands’ natural habitats, and the many different species local to the Galapagos. Finally, you will have the opportunity to go hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming throughout your stay. Your group can provide tremendous help to the local community and environment, creating positive impact in a short period of time.

A United States citizen raised in Asia and the Middle East, David follow his foreign corespondent father wherever the Associated Press sent them. Starting out in Moscow, Hong Kong, Cairo and Beirut, and ending up in Tokyo at age sixteen. David spent a total of twenty five years in Japan studying and working while learning the culture, language and martial arts. He moved to  live in the United States for the first time at the age of thirty six.  Recently retired from a 32 year career trading Asian equities, but a simple farmer at heart, David now tends the  orchard of fruit trees left to him by his father on the north shore of Oahu. He established Hacienda Tranquila S.A. in 2004 and purchased the 121 acre cattle ranch at that time. Casa Verde in town was acquired the following year as a base of operationsime.

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