Join Ms. Vasquez & Mr. Firestein

on an EF summer tour of 

Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

Summer 2021

The perfect graduation gift!

An even better life experience!

Come to the informational meeting

Thursday, February 27 at 6PM in Room 509

On mainland Ecuador, experience the local culture in Quito. Independence Plaza and the Intiñan Museum provide social context to the biological wonders of this fascinating country. Offshore, the Galápagos are home to an assortment of marine species—making it the perfect destination for viewing wildlife before you experience Mindo Cloud Forest’s otherworldly climate.

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What's included?

Full-time Tour Director

  • Sightseeing: Comprehensive sightseeing of natural attractions

  • Entrances: Santo Domingo Monastery; Intiñan Museum; Charles Darwin Research Station; Mindo Cloud Forest hike; butterfly garden; artisan’s workshop

  • weShare: Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during, and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • All of the details are covered: Round-trip flights on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach; internal flights; boat; 9 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; breakfast and dinner daily; lunch on days 3-7

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Day 1:

Fly to Ecuador

Meet your Tour Director at the airport


Day 2: Quito

Take a tour of Quito

With your Tour Director you will see:

  • Independence Plaza

  • Government Palace

Visit the Church of la Compañía de Jesús 

Take an excursion to the equatorial line

Visit the Intiñan Museum


Day 3: Quito • Baltra Island • Santa Cruz Island

Enjoy free time in the morning on San Cristóbal 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 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

Go swimming at Las Grietas canyon

Visit the Playa de los Alemanes Beach


Day 6: Santa Cruz Island • San Cristóbal Island

Travel by boat to San Cristóbal Island

Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Center 

Hike Tijeretas Hill 

Go snorkeling at La Loberia Beach


Day 7: San Cristóbal Island • Quito

Enjoy free time in the morning on San Cristóbal Island 

Fly to Quito


Day 8: Quito • Otavalo

Depart for home

Take a day trip to Otavalo

Explore the local market

Visit a waterfall in Cotacachi


Day 9:

Arrive home

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Interested in learning more about our tour?  Send us your name and email using the form below, and we will invite you to our next informational meeting.  See you there!