8 or 11 days
Quito, Riobamba, Cuenca, Guayaquil, with extension to Puerto Lopez

Discover an unforgettable blend of history, culture, and modern Ecuadorean life on this tour, where a visit to country capital, Quito, affords an ideal setting between two Andean mountain peaks that will inspire students to immerse themselves in the country’s vast natural beauty and proud heritage.

  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 2: Quito

    Visit the Church of la Compañía de Jesús

    Take an excursion to the equatorial line

    Visit the Intiñan Museum and witness the natural forces at work near the equator 

    Take a tour of Quito

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Independence Plaza
    • Government Palace
  • Day 3: Quito • Baños

    Travel to Baños 

    Take a tour of Baños 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Old Cathedral
    • New Cathedral

    Learn how melcocha is made and shaped at a local candy workshop 

    Enjoy an authentic Ecuadorian cooking class

  • Day 4: Baños • Riobamba

    Hike the Sendero de los Sauces

    Travel to Riobamba

     Participate in cultural immersion activities

    • Observe farming, handicrafts, cooking
    • Eat lunch with the community
  • Day 5: Riobamba • Ingapirca • Cuenca

    Travel to Cuenca via Ingapirca

    Visit the ruins at Ingapirca 

    Learn how your food travels from farm to table during a guided visit to the Gastronomic Museum

  • Day 6: Cuenca

    Take a Tour Director-led walking tour of Cuenca

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Old Cathedral
    • New Cathedral
    • Flower market

    Visit the Straw Hat Museum to learn about the history of this traditional accessory

    Enjoy an interactive experience with locals outside of Cuenca

    Take a salsa dance lesson

  • Day 7: Cuenca • Guayaquil • Depart for home

    Travel to Guayaquil

    Visit Cajas National Park

    Visit a cocoa plantation

  • Day 8: Arrive home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Guayaquil • Puerto López

    Travel via the Ruta del Spondylus to Puerto López

    See Los Frailes Beach

  • Day 9: Puerto López

    Enjoy a boat ride to Machalilla National Park

    Tour Isla de la Plata with an expert local guide

    Go snorkeling

  • Day 10: Puerto López • Dos Mangas • Guayaquil

    Travel via Dos Mangas to Guayaquil

    Hike in the coastal rainforest

    Enjoy lunch with the local community

    Visit a handicraft workshop

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 2: Quito

    Visit the Church of la Compañía de Jesús

    Take an excursion to the equatorial line

    Visit the Intiñan Museum and witness the natural forces at work near the equator 

    Take a tour of Quito

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Independence Plaza
    • Government Palace
  • Day 3: Quito • Baños

    Travel to Baños 

    Take a tour of Baños 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Old Cathedral
    • New Cathedral

    Learn how melcocha is made and shaped at a local candy workshop 

    Enjoy an authentic Ecuadorian cooking class

  • Day 4: Baños • Riobamba

    Hike the Sendero de los Sauces

    Travel to Riobamba

     Participate in cultural immersion activities

    • Observe farming, handicrafts, cooking
    • Eat lunch with the community
  • Day 5: Riobamba • Ingapirca • Cuenca

    Travel to Cuenca via Ingapirca

    Visit the ruins at Ingapirca 

    Learn how your food travels from farm to table during a guided visit to the Gastronomic Museum

  • Day 6: Cuenca

    Take a Tour Director-led walking tour of Cuenca

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Old Cathedral
    • New Cathedral
    • Flower market

    Visit the Straw Hat Museum to learn about the history of this traditional accessory

    Enjoy an interactive experience with locals outside of Cuenca

    Take a salsa dance lesson

  • Day 7: Cuenca • Guayaquil • Depart for home

    Travel to Guayaquil

    Visit Cajas National Park

    Visit a cocoa plantation

  • Day 8: Arrive home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Guayaquil • Puerto López

    Travel via the Ruta del Spondylus to Puerto López

    See Los Frailes Beach

  • Day 9: Puerto López

    Enjoy a boat ride to Machalilla National Park

    Tour Isla de la Plata with an expert local guide

    Go snorkeling

  • Day 10: Puerto López • Dos Mangas • Guayaquil

    Travel via Dos Mangas to Guayaquil

    Hike in the coastal rainforest

    Enjoy lunch with the local community

    Visit a handicraft workshop

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Entrances

    Santo Domingo Monastery; Nariz del Diablo train; Ingapirca; School visit; Salsa lesson; Cajas National Park; Cocoa plantation; With extension: Isla de la Plata NP; Snorkeling

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