9 days
Journey to the equator and explore the wonders of Ecuador— including the Galápagos Islands, some 620 miles off the country’s Pacific coastline. Retrace the footsteps of Charles Darwin. Some of the wildlife you may see include penguins, sea lions, turtles, blue-footed boobies, and other exotic birds. On the mainland, your troop will visit the Equatorial Line and enjoy a Salsa dance lesson.
  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 2: Quito

    Visit Santo Domingo Monastery

    Take an excursion to the equatorial line

    Visit the Intinan Museum

    Take a tour of Quito

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Independence Plaza
    • Government Palace

    Participate in salsa dance lessons
  • Day 3: Quito • Baltra Island • Isabela Island

    Fly to Baltra Island

     Travel by boat to Isabela Island 

  • Day 4: Isabela Island

    Visit a pink flamingo habitat

    Go snorkeling

    Explore Puerto Villamil beach

  • Day 5: Isabela Island • Santa Cruz Island

    Travel by boat to Santa Cruz Island

    Visit the Santa Cruz highlands to see wild tortoises

    Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

  • Day 6: Santa Cruz Island • San Cristóbal Island

    Travel by boat to San Cristóbal Island

    Hike Tijeretas Hill

    Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Center 

  • Day 7: San Cristóbal Island • Quito

    Enjoy morning activities on San Cristóbal Island 

    Fly to Quito

  • Day 8: Quito • Otavalo

    Take a day trip to Otavalo

    Explore the local market

  • Day 9: Arrive home

    Arrive home after an overnight flight

    Note: Flights depart late the evening before

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  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 2: Quito

    Visit Santo Domingo Monastery

    Take an excursion to the equatorial line

    Visit the Intinan Museum

    Take a tour of Quito

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Independence Plaza
    • Government Palace

    Participate in salsa dance lessons
  • Day 3: Quito • Baltra Island • Isabela Island

    Fly to Baltra Island

     Travel by boat to Isabela Island 

  • Day 4: Isabela Island

    Visit a pink flamingo habitat

    Go snorkeling

    Explore Puerto Villamil beach

  • Day 5: Isabela Island • Santa Cruz Island

    Travel by boat to Santa Cruz Island

    Visit the Santa Cruz highlands to see wild tortoises

    Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

  • Day 6: Santa Cruz Island • San Cristóbal Island

    Travel by boat to San Cristóbal Island

    Hike Tijeretas Hill

    Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Center 

  • Day 7: San Cristóbal Island • Quito

    Enjoy morning activities on San Cristóbal Island 

    Fly to Quito

  • Day 8: Quito • Otavalo

    Take a day trip to Otavalo

    Explore the local market

  • Day 9: Arrive home

    Arrive home after an overnight flight

    Note: Flights depart late the evening before

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip airfare on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Internal flights; Boat

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; 3 meals on Days 3-5

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed guides

  • Entrances

    Santo Domingo Church; Intinan Museum; Charles Darwin Research Station

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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