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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA | Quito, Otavalo Valley, Guayaquil | 9 Days / 8 Nights

Ecuador and Galápagos Islands

A man wearing a traditional Ecuadorian cape and brimmed hat walks through the jungle A boy holding a small camera squats on the shoreline to take a close-up picture of a marine iguana A frigate bird in a tree inflates his red throat
 
An iguana, a lizard and a crab rest on a lava rock surface Two islands in the Galápagos, a rock formation on one and a boat coasting by the other A woman stands on the deck of a ship, looking out at one of the Galapagos Islands at sunset
A man wearing a traditional Ecuadorian cape and brimmed hat walks through the jungle
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Discover the rich culture of the Ecuadorian people.

Ecuador and Galápagos Islands

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Step into a spectacularly beautiful world nearly untouched by human progress. Excite your imagination as well as your senses in this archipelago which is home to a diverse variety of species—including ones that only exist here. As you explore the Galápagos Islands by land and by sea, you'll understand why Darwin found this unique destination a living laboratory!

Ecuador and Galápagos Islands Trip Highlights

  • 4-Night Cruise in the Galápagos Islands

    Board the Santa Cruz II ship for an eye-opening expedition voyage filled with visits to several islands, stargazing and storytelling.

  • Rose Plantation Tour

    Find out about one of Ecuador's biggest exports and an important part of Ecuadorian culture—roses! Take a private tour of a working rose plantation and delight in a colorful array of beautiful flowers.

  • Quitsato Equator Sundial

    Visit this enormous sundial that sits exactly on the equator. Built in 2006 with the goal of honoring the astronomical achievements of this region's ancient cultures, it works with impressive accuracy. Read the time and month on its clock face and track the movements of the heavens.

  • Hiking and Snorkeling in the Galápagos Islands

    Hike across the Galápagos Islands and explore exotic underwater worlds, accompanied by a naturalist who enhances your experience with scientific facts and history. Encounter many species, some unique to these islands.

  • Experience the Andean Way of Life

    Be welcomed to Ecuador at a festive dinner, complete with music played by a local flute-maker and dance performed by spirited folk dancers. Also, learn weaving techniques and more from local experts at a renowned cultural center.

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Flight Information

  • Arrive: UIO (Quito)
  • Return: GYE (Guayaquil)

Meals

  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners

Ages

  • Minimum Age: 7
  • Suggested Age: 8+