9 days
Quito, Riobamba, Guayaquil, Puerto Llopez

Cascading waterfalls and misty cliffs define the beauty of Ecuador.

On your in-depth tour, straddle the earth’s hemispheres at the equatorial line, enjoy a boat cruise down the Guayas River and observe Ecuador’s unique wildlife on Isla de la Plata. You will also gain a deeper understanding of local communities during your cultural immersion activities.
  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Arrive in Quito

  • Day 2: Quito

    Take a tour of Quito

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Independence Plaza
    • Government Palace

    Visit Santo Domingo Monastery

    Take an excursion to the equatorial line

    Visit the Intinan Museum

  • Day 3: La Tacunga • Riobamba

    Travel to the La Tacunga region

    Take a short hike at Quilotoa Volcano

    Travel to the Riobamba region

  • Day 4: Riobamba • Guayaquil

    Participate in cultural immersion activities

    • Meet children at their school
    • Observe farming, handicrafts, cooking

    Travel to Guayaquil

  • Day 5: Guayaquil

    Visit a local school or take part in a service project

    Take a tour of Guayaquil

    • Malecon 2000 riverfront park
    • Cerro Santa Ana neighborhood

    Take a boat cruise on the Guayas River

  • Day 6: Guayaquil • Puerto López

    Visit the Parque Histórico Guayaquil

    Travel via the Ruta del Spondylus to Puerto López

  • Day 7: Puerto López

    Enjoy a boat ride to Machalilla National Park

    Visit Isla de la Plata

    Snorkel off Isla de la Plata

  • Day 8: Puerto López • Guayaquil

    Visit the Cocoa and Mango Plantation

    Travel to Guayaquil

  • Day 9: Depart for home

    *Please note, some flights will depart late in the evening which will result in the group arriving back in the U.S. on the following day.

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  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Arrive in Quito

  • Day 2: Quito

    Take a tour of Quito

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Independence Plaza
    • Government Palace

    Visit Santo Domingo Monastery

    Take an excursion to the equatorial line

    Visit the Intinan Museum

  • Day 3: La Tacunga • Riobamba

    Travel to the La Tacunga region

    Take a short hike at Quilotoa Volcano

    Travel to the Riobamba region

  • Day 4: Riobamba • Guayaquil

    Participate in cultural immersion activities

    • Meet children at their school
    • Observe farming, handicrafts, cooking

    Travel to Guayaquil

  • Day 5: Guayaquil

    Visit a local school or take part in a service project

    Take a tour of Guayaquil

    • Malecon 2000 riverfront park
    • Cerro Santa Ana neighborhood

    Take a boat cruise on the Guayas River

  • Day 6: Guayaquil • Puerto López

    Visit the Parque Histórico Guayaquil

    Travel via the Ruta del Spondylus to Puerto López

  • Day 7: Puerto López

    Enjoy a boat ride to Machalilla National Park

    Visit Isla de la Plata

    Snorkel off Isla de la Plata

  • Day 8: Puerto López • Guayaquil

    Visit the Cocoa and Mango Plantation

    Travel to Guayaquil

  • Day 9: Depart for home

    *Please note, some flights will depart late in the evening which will result in the group arriving back in the U.S. on the following day.

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; 4 lunches

  • Guided sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by an expert, licensed local guide; 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director

  • Entrances

    Santo Domingo Monestary; Intinan Museum; Guayas River boat cruise; Isla de la Plata; Snorkeling; Cocoa and Mango Plantation

  • 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.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

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

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