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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA | Quito, Napo River, Galápagos Islands, Guayaquil | 12 Days / 11 Nights

Ecuador: Amazon and Galápagos Islands

The Anakonda Riverboat cruises down the Amazon River An iguana, a lizard and a crab rest on a lava rock surface Kids paddle 3 kayaks in the water near a tropical, cliff-hung coastline Quito at night The Napo River and the Amazon Rainforest The Monument to the Equator at Ciudad Mitad del Mundo in Ecuador
The Anakonda Riverboat cruises down the Amazon River
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Cruise down the Amazon River surrounded by lush rainforest aboard the luxurious Anakonda Riverboat.

Ecuador: Amazon and Galápagos Islands

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Journey to a country that sits exactly on the equator! Officially known as the "Republic of the Equator," Ecuador boasts extraordinary geographic areas—many listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Experience guided tours with a natural historian. And be awestruck by Amazon rainforests and the astonishing Galápagos Islands where you can encounter animal and plant species found nowhere else on earth.

2019 Ecuador: Amazon and Galápagos Islands

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Quito, Ecuador

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: JW Marriott Hotel Quito

A cook prepares a traditional Ecuadorian dish

Breakfast at the Hotel

Fuel up for the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel.

Walking Tour of City Center

Take in the regional flavor in Quito, named one of the best preserved cities in the Americas by UNESCO. Be guided through the colonial core on this walking tour by a resident expert and meet a local craftsman. Stroll down the famous thoroughfare Calle la Ronda and appreciate the architecture, culture and shops.

Lunch at a Local Restaurant

Gather for a story about Ecuadorian cuisine as you savor a traditional lunch featuring a special dessert presentation.

The Sweetest Parts of Quito

Visit a chocolate shop on Calle la Ronda and learn how some of the world's greatest chocolate is made—and then taste it!

Intiñan Museum

Learn about the culture and daily lives of Ecuador’s native tribes through exhibits that include replicas of typical houses of the tribes and one complete with a live guinea pig farm. You’ll also learn how the Incas determined the center of the Earth and watch traditional music and dance performances.

Middle of the World Monument and Mercado

Take the rare opportunity to stand with one foot in each hemisphere on this visit to Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World Monument). A local expert will share the monument’s fascinating history, which offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside. Then, head over to the local Mercado which provides a glorious cornucopia of fresh and prepared Ecuadorian food, as well as handmade gifts and souvenirs.

Cooking Class and Dinner at Zazu

Zazu is one of Quito's top restaurants and you're in for a treat! Before you are served dinner at this trendy eatery, you'll learn how to create local favorites like ceviche—using fresh, local ingredients—while the Junior Adventurers prepare dessert!