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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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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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Guayaquil, Ecuador

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodations: Hotel del Parque

4 Ecuadorian musicians playing guitars and a pan flute

Disembark the Santa Cruz II

After breakfast, say goodbye to the Santa Cruz II.

Guided Tour of San Cristóbal Island and Tortoise Breeding Center

If you like, after your last breakfast on the Santa Cruz II, you can enjoy a guided tour of San Cristóbal Island, which includes the capital of Galápagos Province, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Head over to Cerro Colorado and visit the forested breeding ground of giant tortoises. Learn about this endangered species and the programs in place that facilitate its promising recovery.

On Your Own Lunch on San Cristóbal Island

Enjoy a delicious Ecuadorian lunch at one of the fine restaurants on this island. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend one that would best fit your family's tastes.

Journey to Guayaquil

Take a plane from Baltra Airport to the vibrant city of Guayaquil on the mainland, the most populous city in Ecuador.

Check-In at Hotel del Parque

As your Adventure Guides check you into your hotel for the evening, make yourself at home in this sophisticated and secluded hotel that is steeped in Guayaquil's rich history.

Exclusive – Traditional Ecuadorian Musical Entertainment

Before a festive dinner, enjoy traditional music and a folk dance performance as you celebrate the adventure of your trip. Toast your newfound friends and share the family memories you will cherish forever.

Farewell Dinner in Guayaquil

Dine with your fellow Adventurers at this final feast in Ecuador. Relive together the highlights of your fascinating trip.