Volunteer vacations are among the most popular travel options today, and Adventures In Preservation now is looking for participants on an exciting masonry restoration trip to Ecuador. According to website information:
Cultural heritage conservation in Ecuador has grown since 2007 but the focus has been on monumental architecture, leaving almost 80% of the country’s beautiful vernacular architecture at risk. Small towns continue to lose building after building, greatly reducing the potential for economic development through heritage tourism.
Volunteers on one of two trips will have the opportunity to restore the traditional stone building of San Andrés de Guano, 300km south of Quito, at Antiguo Convento de la parroquia de San Andrés de Guano. There's also plenty of opportunity for great photos and a chance to celebrate at the “El Rey de Reyes” festival parade.