Explore the culture and history of Ecuador as you tour the historic downtown of Quito and shop in Otavalo's indigenous handicraft market. Fly to Santa Cruz Island for your first stop in the enchanting Galapagos Islands. See Giant Galapagos Turtles, visit Darwin Station and snorkel in the emerald waters of Las Grietas. Boat to San Cristobal for hiking and beach time. Spend a day exploring Kicker Rock and experiencing it's intense biodiversity.
Our Ecuador Culture & Service itinerary is the perfect balance of exploration, authentic cultural exchange and community service work. Start your adventure with a tour of historic Quito, visit Mitad del Mundo, spend three days in San Clemente where you'll stay with a local family and immerse yourself in the local culture. End the trip in Otavalo where you'll shop in South America's largest handicraft market and take a boat ride in Lake Cuicocha.