Amazon to the Galápagos: The Complete Ecuador Experience

With a variety of indigenous groups, smoldering volcanoes, rainforest and a collection of islands known as nature’s laboratory, no place in the world can match the wonders of Ecuador.
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Program No. 21309RJ
17 days
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At a Glance

From the capital city of Quito to the otherworldly Galápagos Islands, Ecuador’s legendary nine ecosystems are on display as you venture by railway, canoe, airplane, motor yacht, bus, raft and foot with our naturalists and local experts. On a nighttime canoe ride in the Amazon, spot a spectacled caiman. At 8,441 feet in the Andes, meet an Otavaleño weaver.Finally, fly and sail to Isabela Island to begin exploring the Galápagos in search of its unique birds, sea-going iguanas, and playful sea lions.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking and standing up to three hours on varied terrain and in hot, humid conditions. Getting in and out of small boats. Wet and dry landings on islands. Elevations up to 10,600 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Surrounded by breathtaking volcanoes in the highland town of Otavalo, experience its famed textile market.
  • Deep in the Amazon, view brightly colored parrots as they make their morning pilgrimage to the clay lick at Yasuni National Park.
  • Encounter the exotic animals that made the Galápagos famous including Blue-footed Boobies, Darwin finches and marine iguanas.

General Notes

Quito, Ecuador has an elevation of 9,350-9,500 feet. Some participants find it helpful to fly into the city a day early in order to have extra time to rest and acclimate to the thinner air.
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