11 days
Quito, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island, Tena

Ecuador is home to four major ecosystems:

the rough and jagged landscapes surrounding the towering Andes, the misty and mysterious cloud forests, the tropical rainforests of the Amazon, and the sunny, white-sand Galápagos Islands. Soak up local culture and customs as you dive deep into the region’s awe-inspiring scenery, and glimpse magnificent sunsets just outside your door.
  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • 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 Island

    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 Island • 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 Island

    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 Island • 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

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

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • 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 Island

    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 Island • 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 Island

    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 Island • 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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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Internal flights; Boats

  • Hotels

    9 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch on days 3-5

  • Guided sightseeing

    Comprehensive sightseeing of natural attractions

  • Entrances

    Mindo Cloud Forest hike; butterfly garden; Charles Darwin Research Center; Cotapaxi National Park; whitewater rafting; indigenous visit

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected 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 are natural historians, adding 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 for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

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

  • Worldwide Presence

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

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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