8 or 11 days
Ecuador

From cities to highlands, immerse yourself in all that vibrant Ecuador has to offer. Explore Riobamba and interact with the local community. Grab a seat on the Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose) train for a winding ride down the mountainside. In the colonial city of Cuenca, learn how to dance the salsa before joining local families for dinner—just one of the cultural immersion activities you’ll experience.

  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Arrive in Quito

  • Day 2: Quito

    Visit Santo Domingo Monastery

    Take an excursion to the equatorial line

    Visit the Intinan Museum

    Take a tour of Quito

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Independence Plaza
    • Government Palace
  • Day 3: Quito • Riobamba

    Travel to the Riobamba region

     Participate in cultural immersion activities

    • Meet children at their school
    • Observe farming, handicrafts, cooking
  • Day 4: Riobamba • Alausí • Sibambe • Ingapirca • Cuenca

    Ride the Nariz del Diablo train to Sibambe

    Enjoy a local performance

    Return to Alausí

    Travel via Ingapirca to Cuenca

    Visit Ingapirca

  • Day 5: Cuenca

    Take a guided tour of Cuenca

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Old Cathedral
    • New Cathedral
    • Flower market

    Visit a school

    Take a salsa dance lesson

    Enjoy a dinner with a local family

  • Day 6: Cuenca

    Visit a ceramics shop

    Spend the day with a local community outside Cuenca

  • Day 7: Cuenca • Guayaquil

    Travel to Guayaquil

    Visit Cajas National Park

    Visit a cocoa plantation

  • Day 8: Arrive home

    Arrive home after an overnight flight

    Note: Flights depart late the evening before

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Guayaquil • Puerto López

    Travel via the Ruta del Spondylus to Puerto López

    See Los Frailes Beach

  • Day 9: Puerto López

    Enjoy a boat ride to Machalilla National Park

    Tour Isla de la Plata with an expert local guide

    Go snorkeling

  • Day 10: Puerto López • Dos Mangas • Guayaquil

    Travel via Dos Mangas to Guayaquil

    Hike in the coastal rainforest

    Visit a handicraft workshop

    Enjoy lunch with the local community

  • Day 11: Arrive home

    Arrive home after an overnight flight

    Note: Flights depart late the evening before

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to Ecuador

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Arrive in Quito

  • Day 2: Quito

    Visit Santo Domingo Monastery

    Take an excursion to the equatorial line

    Visit the Intinan Museum

    Take a tour of Quito

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Independence Plaza
    • Government Palace
  • Day 3: Quito • Riobamba

    Travel to the Riobamba region

     Participate in cultural immersion activities

    • Meet children at their school
    • Observe farming, handicrafts, cooking
  • Day 4: Riobamba • Alausí • Sibambe • Ingapirca • Cuenca

    Ride the Nariz del Diablo train to Sibambe

    Enjoy a local performance

    Return to Alausí

    Travel via Ingapirca to Cuenca

    Visit Ingapirca

  • Day 5: Cuenca

    Take a guided tour of Cuenca

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Old Cathedral
    • New Cathedral
    • Flower market

    Visit a school

    Take a salsa dance lesson

    Enjoy a dinner with a local family

  • Day 6: Cuenca

    Visit a ceramics shop

    Spend the day with a local community outside Cuenca

  • Day 7: Cuenca • Guayaquil

    Travel to Guayaquil

    Visit Cajas National Park

    Visit a cocoa plantation

  • Day 8: Arrive home

    Arrive home after an overnight flight

    Note: Flights depart late the evening before

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Guayaquil • Puerto López

    Travel via the Ruta del Spondylus to Puerto López

    See Los Frailes Beach

  • Day 9: Puerto López

    Enjoy a boat ride to Machalilla National Park

    Tour Isla de la Plata with an expert local guide

    Go snorkeling

  • Day 10: Puerto López • Dos Mangas • Guayaquil

    Travel via Dos Mangas to Guayaquil

    Hike in the coastal rainforest

    Visit a handicraft workshop

    Enjoy lunch with the local community

  • Day 11: Arrive home

    Arrive home after an overnight flight

    Note: Flights depart late the evening before

Interested in learning more about this tour?

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by an expert, licensed local guide (3 with extension); 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director (2 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Santo Domingo Monastery; Equatorial line; Intinan Museum; Nariz del Diablo train; Igapirca; Cajas National Park; Cocoa plantation; With extension: Isla de la Plata National Park; Snorkeling

  • 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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