Step foot on both sides of the globe in Ecuador!
Geographically it may be the second smallest country in South America, but Ecuador is gigantic in every other aspect. One of the first World Culture Heritage Sites, Quito is a hub for Ecuadorian culture. Of course the city is known for its stunning views, and it’s the second highest capital city in the world. The country’s cuisine is as diverse as its’ landscape. There’s something for everyone. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try the local delicacy of guinea pig! Surrounded by larger countries, Ecuador flies under the radar which makes it the perfect destination for your Educational Ecuador Tour.
Worldaway offers an array of Educational Ecuador Tours to explore this little but mighty country.
Spanish Immersion + Galapagos Tour — 14 or 28 Night
Experience the home of Natural Selection and Evolution.
You won’t waste your mornings away in bed on this Educational Ecuador Tour, every morning you start bright and early with professionally taught private Spanish classes. Fun-filled evenings await after you spend your day in the classroom. Cooking classes and salsa lessons are just some of the exciting options your evenings will hold. There’s also scenic tours by night to take in all Quito has to offer.
But of course you’ll experience more than just the hustle and bustle of Quito. Day trips fill your weeks in Ecuador. Explore the beauty of Pichincha and Cotopaxi Volcanoes, and take guided tours to Otavalo and Cuicocha Lakes. Papallacta Hot Springs will have you relaxed and rejuvenated on your last night, before your long flight home.
Next, the highlight of Ecuador, see this wonder of nature just how Darwin saw it. A 3-day tour of the Galapagos Islands. Take a deeper look at where the theory of evolution began. From gigantic tortoises to black iguanas, see the most pristine wildlife on the planet. Your tour of the Galapagos starts and ends on Santa Cruz Island. In between you’ll see the Twin Craters, the Charles Darwin Scientific Station, Tortuga Bay, and so much more.
Spanish Immersion + Amazon Experience Tour — 14 or 28 Night
Visit the amazing Amazon Rainforest.
Similar to the previous Educational Ecuador Tour, this tour is packed full of activities and adventures. Three weeks worth of professionally taught Spanish classes highlight every morning on your tour. Learn the language of the people of Ecuador and then practice it throughout your trip! Put those Spanish classes to good use in the local markets and villages. Pass your evenings experiencing the culture of Ecuador and South America with Salsa dancing, cooking classes, and tours of Quito.
Witness the magnificent beauty of Ecuador by visiting Mitad Del Mundo, Pichincha and Cotopaxi Volcanoes, and Quilotoa Lake. See the history and culture of the country with a tour of Imbabura Province, home of the Otavalos people. Speaking the famous Quechua language, they have roots tracing back directly to the Incan Empire.
Then, learn the ways of the Amazon on your 3 day tour through the rainforest. Your exploration into the jungle begins by boat. On the canoe you’ll be immersed fully into the rainforest with beautiful scenery, creatures, and waters. Your guide will give you loads of information about the animals and plants around you, and how they all contribute to the Cuyabeno Ecosystem. Travel further down river to visit the Siona Indigenous Community. Interact and learn about their traditions, culture, and customs. Finally, you’ll get the chance to meet the Shaman. He will give you lessons about the spiritual world and the skills acquired over the years.
Experience language immersion, culture, and nature on this once in a lifetime trip!
Ultimate Ecuador Culture & History Tour — 14 or 28 Night
Travel back in time to historic Quito.
History buffs, this is an adventure you cannot pass up! Start your Educational Ecuador Tour off with a bang in the home churches of the Franciscan, Mercedarios, Dominican, and Augustinian orders. Go back to pre-Incan times with a visit to the Tsachilas Tribe and Cochasqui Pyramids. After, you’ll visit the Mitad del Mundo and the Equator Museum to see all the middle of the Globe has to offer.
Week two will have your jaw on the floor. Take in the sites, historical facts and mythical stories of the beautiful Cuenca. Learn about the Canaris Civilization with a full day trip to Ingapirca Ruins. Then, a Nariz del Diablo Train Experience and History tour before you’re off on your next adventure. The end of your week takes you to the home of natural selection and Charles Darwin: the Galapagos. For 4 days you’ll be amazed by the beauty of these islands. See rare, exotic animals you can’t find anywhere else in the world.
If week two was all about nature, than week three is all about history. Visit La Compania de Jesus and La Basilica de Quito churches, and learn about the Jesuit order. After, take in the famous artwork at the Guayasamin Museum . You’ll dive deeper into the history of Ecuador with a culture and explanation class about the Kichwa language. The end of your week takes you to the natural wonders of Cotopaxi Volcano and Antisana Reserve.
Start week 4 off with a two day tour of the Mindo Cloud Forest and a day trip to Teleferico and Pichincha Volcano. Last, but certainly not least, finish your Educational Ecuador Tour with a four day trip into the Amazon rainforest. You’ll spend your days in a canoe taking in the amazing scenery around you and activities including a visit to an Amazonian Tribe.
Filled with education, culture, and natural wonders, the Ultimate Ecuador Culture & History Tour is the king of all learning tours!