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

Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

An Ecuadorian man in an authentic cape and hat stands near the rainforest A boy photographs an iguana along the shore A native bird spreads its wings A crab sits with land iguanas on rocky turf Rocky cliffs along the shore of the Galapagos Islands A woman watches the sun set from a boat deck
An Ecuadorian man in an authentic cape and hat stands near the rainforest
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Experience the rich culture and traditions of the Ecuadorian people.
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Feel like you're the center of attention when our Ecuador tour puts you in the middle of the earth. You'll be immersed in the cultures of both the people and the creatures that live their lives on the equator — above and below water — among the natural beauty of this South American country and the neighboring Galapagos Islands.

Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Trip Highlights

  • Cooking Lessons in Ecuador

    Discover delicious Ecuadorian treats—like ice cream and empanadas—made at the Hacienda Pinsaqui, the 16th-century Andean estate, your residence for two nights.

  • 4-Night Cruise in the Galapagos Islands

    Board the Santa Cruz II Ship filled with stargazing and storytelling for an expedition to the islands of Baltra, Santa Cruz, Bartolome, Santiago, and Genovesa.

  • Visit Quitsato Equator Sundial

    Stand at the "Middle of the Earth" as you visit this enormous sundial. Sitting precisely on the equator, the sundial marks not just the location but also the cultural identity of Ecuador.

  • Hiking and Snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands

    Hike across the Archipelago islands and submerge yourself in exotic underwater worlds with the help of a licensed naturalist. Encounter unique animal life—like blue-footed boobies, sea turtles, giant tortoises, red frigate birds, iguanas and sea lions.

  • Experience the Andean Way of Life

    Be entranced by the whirling folk dancers at a festive welcome dinner and a private performance by a local flute maker. Learn weaving techniques from local experts at a renowned cultural center.

See the Full Itinerary

Flight Information

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


  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners


  • Minimum Age: 7
  • Suggested Age: 8+