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

    Visit the Intinan Museum

    Take a tour of Quito

    With your Tour Director you will see:

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

    Participate in cultural immersion activities, such as:

    • Meeting children at their school
    • Observing farming, handicrafts, & cooking
  • Day 4: Riobamba • Alausí • Sibambe • Ingapirca • Cuenca

    Ride the Nariz del Diablo train to Sibambe

    Enjoy a local performance

    Return to Alausí

    Visit the ruins at Ingapirca 

  • Day 5: Cuenca

    Take a salsa dance lesson

  • Day 6: Cuenca

    Spend the day with a local community outside Cuenca

    Enjoy a dinner with a local family

  • Day 7: Cuenca • Guayaquil

    Visit Cajas National Park

    Visit a cocoa plantation

  • Day 8: Arrive home

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  • Day 8: Guayaquil • Puerto López

    See Los Frailes Beach

  • Day 9: Puerto López

    Enjoy a boat ride to Machalilla National Park

    Visit Isla de la Plata

    Tour Isla de la Plata with an expert local guide

    Snorkel off Isla de la Plata
  • Day 10: Puerto López • Dos Mangas • 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

    Visit the Intinan Museum

    Take a tour of Quito

    With your Tour Director you will see:

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

    Participate in cultural immersion activities, such as:

    • Meeting children at their school
    • Observing farming, handicrafts, & cooking
  • Day 4: Riobamba • Alausí • Sibambe • Ingapirca • Cuenca

    Ride the Nariz del Diablo train to Sibambe

    Enjoy a local performance

    Return to Alausí

    Visit the ruins at Ingapirca 

  • Day 5: Cuenca

    Take a salsa dance lesson

  • Day 6: Cuenca

    Spend the day with a local community outside Cuenca

    Enjoy a dinner with a local family

  • Day 7: Cuenca • Guayaquil

    Visit Cajas National Park

    Visit a cocoa plantation

  • Day 8: Arrive home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Guayaquil • Puerto López

    See Los Frailes Beach

  • Day 9: Puerto López

    Enjoy a boat ride to Machalilla National Park

    Visit Isla de la Plata

    Tour Isla de la Plata with an expert local guide

    Snorkel off Isla de la Plata
  • Day 10: Puerto López • Dos Mangas • 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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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • 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

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travellers and their families can count on EF’s dedicated emergency service team.

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