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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA | Quito, Otavalo Valley, Galápagos Islands and 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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Ecuador and Galápagos Islands

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Journey to Ecuador, an untouched corner of the world where you'll explore Amazon rainforests, ancient cities, the mysterious Galápagos Archipelago and more.

Ecuador and Galápagos Islands

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Otavalo Valley, Ecuador

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: Puertolago Country Inn

A boy flies his kite on a grassy plain at the foot of a hillside

Breakfast at the Inn

Have a leisurely breakfast at the inn before you board the motor coach heading to Parque Condor.

Parque Condor and Kite-Flying

Learn about the history and important work-in- progress at Parque Condor, a refuge devoted to saving the Andean condor from the threat of extinction. Afterward, if weather permits, join your Adventure Guides as you take a kite and fly it above the lush grasses that blanket the hillsides of Otavalo.

Lunch at a Hacienda

Share stories about your morning's travels with your fellow Adventurers as you delight in a traditional lunch at a historic hacienda in Otavalo.

Otavalo Market

Lose yourself in this magnificent market filled with vivid art and colorful woven textiles. Practice your bartering skills as you interact with the sellers—and unearth great finds!

On Your Own Time at the Puertolago Country Inn

Rent a boat and either row, pedal or motor across the lake. Enjoy the tennis and volleyball courts and the games room with its pool table, card table and indoor football. Or relax in the reading room that contains daily papers and magazines. For the kids, there's a fun play area.

Dinner at the Inn

Relax with the other Adventurers while you share a meal and stories about your day of adventure.

Evening Activities at the Inn

Play pool and other games in the game room. If you prefer, relax by the fire at this comfortable retreat.