9 or 12 days
Quito, Isabela Island, Santa Cruz Island, San Cristobal Island, Mindo Cloud Forest, extension to Riobamba

Known as “that land of craters” to Darwin, the Galápagos surpass expectations on first sight.

The views you’ll get descending upon Baltra by plane offer a glimpse of our Earth at its geological extremes, with Pinnacle Rock cutting into the horizon. On the ground, this kaleidoscope of landscapes becomes real, and the black rock becomes your pathway to a new understanding of the world.
  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Arrive in Quito

    Enjoy dinner if arriving before 8pm

  • Day 2: Quito

    Take a guided tour of Quito with your Tour Director

    Visit the Santo Domingo Monastery

    Take an excursion to the equatorial line

    Visit the Intinan Museum

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 3: Baltra + Isabela Island

    Fly to Baltra

    Continue to Isabela Island

    Lunch and dinner included this day

  • Day 4: Isabela Island

    Experience Isabela Island

    • Volcano walk
    • Flamingo habitat
    • Snorkeling with marine life

    Lunch and dinner included this day

  • Day 5: Isabela Island + Santa Cruz

    Travel to Santa Cruz Island

    Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

    Explore the Santa Cruz Highlands

    Lunch and dinner included this day

  • Day 6: San Cristobal

    Travel to San Cristobal

    Experience San Cristobal

    • Hike up Tijeretas Hill
    • San Cristobal Interpretation Center
    • Snorkeling
    • La Loberia coastal walk

    Lunch and dinner included this day

  • Day 7: San Cristobal + Quito

    Morning activities in San Cristobal

    Fly to Quito

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 8: Quito | Mindo Cloud Forest | Depart for home

    Take an excursion to the Mindo Cloud Forest

    Return to Quito

    Lunch and dinner included this day

    Depart for home

  • Day 9: Return home

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  • Day 9: Riobamba

    Travel via the Andean Villages to Riobamba

    Visit Andean villages

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 10: Riobamba + Palacio Real

    Travel to Palacio Real

    Spend time learning about Ecuadorian culture

    Return to Riobamba

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 11: Quito | Palacio Real | Depart for home

    Travel to Palacio Real

    Spend time learning about Ecuadorian culture

    Return to Quito

    Enjoy dinner

    Depart for home

  • Day 12: Return home

Want to learn more about this program?
  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Arrive in Quito

    Enjoy dinner if arriving before 8pm

  • Day 2: Quito

    Take a guided tour of Quito with your Tour Director

    Visit the Santo Domingo Monastery

    Take an excursion to the equatorial line

    Visit the Intinan Museum

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 3: Baltra + Isabela Island

    Fly to Baltra

    Continue to Isabela Island

    Lunch and dinner included this day

  • Day 4: Isabela Island

    Experience Isabela Island

    • Volcano walk
    • Flamingo habitat
    • Snorkeling with marine life

    Lunch and dinner included this day

  • Day 5: Isabela Island + Santa Cruz

    Travel to Santa Cruz Island

    Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

    Explore the Santa Cruz Highlands

    Lunch and dinner included this day

  • Day 6: San Cristobal

    Travel to San Cristobal

    Experience San Cristobal

    • Hike up Tijeretas Hill
    • San Cristobal Interpretation Center
    • Snorkeling
    • La Loberia coastal walk

    Lunch and dinner included this day

  • Day 7: San Cristobal + Quito

    Morning activities in San Cristobal

    Fly to Quito

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 8: Quito | Mindo Cloud Forest | Depart for home

    Take an excursion to the Mindo Cloud Forest

    Return to Quito

    Lunch and dinner included this day

    Depart for home

  • Day 9: Return home

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  • Day 9: Riobamba

    Travel via the Andean Villages to Riobamba

    Visit Andean villages

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 10: Riobamba + Palacio Real

    Travel to Palacio Real

    Spend time learning about Ecuadorian culture

    Return to Riobamba

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 11: Quito | Palacio Real | Depart for home

    Travel to Palacio Real

    Spend time learning about Ecuadorian culture

    Return to Quito

    Enjoy dinner

    Depart for home

  • Day 12: Return home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 11 with extension

  • On-tour transportation

    Land and water transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

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

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Santo Domingo Monastery, Intinan Museum, Charles Darwin Research Station

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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