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

    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

    Enjoy free time in the morning on Santa Cruz Island

    Fly to Quito

  • Day 7: Quito • Cotopaxi National Park

    Visit Cotopaxi National Park 

  • Day 8: Quito • Tena

    Travel to Tena

    Hike in the Amazon rainforest

  • Day 9: Tena

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion

  • Day 10: Tena • Quito • Depart for home

    Visit an indigenous Kichwa community 

    Travel to Quito

  • Day 11: Arrive home

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  • 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

    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

    Enjoy free time in the morning on Santa Cruz Island

    Fly to Quito

  • Day 7: Quito • Cotopaxi National Park

    Visit Cotopaxi National Park 

  • Day 8: Quito • Tena

    Travel to Tena

    Hike in the Amazon rainforest

  • Day 9: Tena

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion

  • Day 10: Tena • Quito • Depart for home

    Visit an indigenous Kichwa community 

    Travel to Quito

  • 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.

Lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

Risk-free enrolment period: Benefit from added flexibility

If you are currently enrolled, or enrol by December 15, 2021, on a tour with a scheduled departure date between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, you will have will have the option to cancel your tour for any reason by March 1, 2022, 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 if your payments are up to date and your account is in good financial standing.

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