11 days
Ecuador
Ecuador is home to an expansive range of natural ecosystems. From the Andes’ towering landscapes to the sunny, white-sand Galápagos Islands, you’ll soak up regional culture and customs as you experience the region’s awe-inspiring scenery, and get a first-hand look into local life.
  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuator

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 2: Quito • Mindo Cloud Forest

    Take a day trip to the Mindo Cloud Forest

    Enjoy a hike through the Cloud Forest

    Visit a butterfly garden 

  • Day 3: Quito • Baltra Island • Santa Cruz

    Take a guided tour of the Galápagos Islands 

    Fly to Baltra Island

    Visit the Twin Craters and the Lava Tunnels 

    Visit the Santa Cruz highlands to see wild tortoises 

    Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station 

  • Day 4: Santa Cruz • Isabela Island

    Travel by boat to Isabela Island

    Visit Los Humedales and the Wall of Tears

    Visit a pink flamingo habitat

    Visit a tortoise breeding center 

    Take a boat excursion to the Tintoreras Lava Islet

    Go snorkeling

  • Day 5: Isabela Island • Santa Cruz

    Travel by boat to Santa Cruz Island

    Hike to Tortuga Bay 

    Go swimming at Las Grietas canyon

    Visit the Playa de los Alemanes Beach

  • Day 6: Santa Cruz • Baltra Island • Quito

    Fly to Quito

  • Day 7: Quito • Cotopaxi National Park

    Visit Cotopaxi National Park 

  • Day 8: Quito • Tena

    Enjoy an Amazon hike 

  • Day 9: Tena

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion

  • Day 10: Tena • Quito • Depart for home

    Hike to an indigenous village to immerse yourself in local culture and customs 

  • Day 11: Arrive home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuator

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 2: Quito • Mindo Cloud Forest

    Take a day trip to the Mindo Cloud Forest

    Enjoy a hike through the Cloud Forest

    Visit a butterfly garden 

  • Day 3: Quito • Baltra Island • Santa Cruz

    Take a guided tour of the Galápagos Islands 

    Fly to Baltra Island

    Visit the Twin Craters and the Lava Tunnels 

    Visit the Santa Cruz highlands to see wild tortoises 

    Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station 

  • Day 4: Santa Cruz • Isabela Island

    Travel by boat to Isabela Island

    Visit Los Humedales and the Wall of Tears

    Visit a pink flamingo habitat

    Visit a tortoise breeding center 

    Take a boat excursion to the Tintoreras Lava Islet

    Go snorkeling

  • Day 5: Isabela Island • Santa Cruz

    Travel by boat to Santa Cruz Island

    Hike to Tortuga Bay 

    Go swimming at Las Grietas canyon

    Visit the Playa de los Alemanes Beach

  • Day 6: Santa Cruz • Baltra Island • Quito

    Fly to Quito

  • Day 7: Quito • Cotopaxi National Park

    Visit Cotopaxi National Park 

  • Day 8: Quito • Tena

    Enjoy an Amazon hike 

  • Day 9: Tena

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion

  • Day 10: Tena • Quito • Depart for home

    Hike to an indigenous village to immerse yourself in local culture and customs 

  • Day 11: Arrive 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

    3 meals daily (Days 2-8 and Day 9 on extension); Dinner on arrival day; Breakfast on departure day

  • Entrances

    Mindo Cloud Forest, Charles Darwin Research Center, Whitewater rafting, Indigenous visit

  • 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.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    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.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we’re there too.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

Pricing that makes travel possible

Our prices include airfare, hotels, meals, a full-time Tour Director, and more.

Payment options

We believe every student should have the opportunity to travel, which is why we let our travellers choose how they want to manage their payments. Enrol in our Automatic Payment Plan with just $199 to start, make fixed and low monthly payments through Uplift, receive invoices and make your payments in less frequent instalments, or pay up front in full.

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Benefit from added flexibility of the risk-free enrolment period

If you're currently enrolled, or enrol by 150 days prior to tour departure date, on a tour with a scheduled departure date between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, you'll have the option to cancel your tour for any reason by 150 days prior to your tour departure date for a full refund of 100% of the money paid to EF, including the $199 non-refundable deposit and the cost of the Global Travel Protection Plan.

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