6 Weeks in Ecuador: Andes + Jungle or Galapagos

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The trip was amazing and I learnt so much which helped me when travelling independently.
Jessica Watts
Jessica Watts
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Your Itinerary

What you'll do and where you'll go, from the day you arrive until you hop on a plane back home.
  • Day 1 Quito
    Ecuador’s historic capital city, where you’ll be staying right in the centre of a UNESCO world heritage site. Here you will acclimatise, explore and start your daily Spanish lessons.
  • Day 4 Northern Andes, Agato
    You’ll travel across the snow-capped Andes to Otavalo to join the rural Agato community. Here, you will live and work amongst the community, teaching, helping in the day care centre and improving village infrastructure.
  • Day 12 Otavalo + Cuicocha Lake
    Over the weekend you'll have the opportunity to haggle in the famous artisan market in Otavalo and hike round the stunning Cuicocha Lake.
  • Day 21 Galapagos
    You'll stay on San Cristobal, one of the archipelago’s remote islands, where you’ll Introduce fresh water to the communities and help the kids, with special needs, to ride horses. Perfect place for scuba diving and snorkeling.
  • Day 35 Amazon Rainforest
    Finally, you’ll get the chance to visit the mighty Amazon Rainforest, where the Gaia Amazon Center will provide a program of activities for you to learn about the Amazon and its cultures, including a canoe river tour, hiking in the primary rainforest, fishing, tubing and a trip to the butterfly farm.
  • Day 42 Quito
    It's back to where you started to fly home or carry on travelling through South America.

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