A professional bilingual local guide leads the group; all of the activities listed are included and managed by the local guide.
Rolling green pastures, misty cloud forests and colorful Quichua villages create a majestic Andean mountainside, while sprawling beaches and blue-footed boobies await you in the Galapagos Islands. And with a capital city prided for maintaining its historic colonial heritage, Ecuador has something for everyone! Did you know that the word Ecuador means “Equator” in Spanish? You’ll stand with one foot in each hemisphere when you visit the equatorial line! Practice the Spanish you’ve learned while your Quiteño host family teaches you the infamous Ecuadorian card game Cuarenta.
Speak: with merchants while you bargain for unique handmade goodies in Otavalo, an Andean village with the largest handicraft market in South America.
Learn: how to cook llapingachos, a traditional Ecuadorian dish.
Do: volunteer one afternoon serving meals and chatting with elderly Ecuadorians.