- Embark on a journey to the beginning of time in the Galapagos Archipelago of volcanic islands
- Tour the Charles Darwin Research Center to learn about their preservation goals
- Explore areas with blue-footed boobies, frigate birds and sea lions
- Visit the world-famous Galapagos giant tortoises in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island
- Stay in the Amazon region, the world’s largest ecosystem
- Visit Colonial Quito and walk through its cobblestone streets
- Stand at the Middle of the World monument
- Browse for local goods at the traditional Otavalo Market
Is This Trip Right for You?
This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Due to the high elevation, travel in the Ecuadorian Andes and the Peruvian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider. In the Galapagos, expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces such as sandy and rocky beaches, stairs, steps and significant slopes. It takes approximately 2 hours to get to and from the areas populated with wildlife. You will experience wet landings in water, on sand or rocks and dry landings on wooden docks.