Ecuador: Amazon and Galápagos Islands Adventures by Disney

Ecuador: Amazon and Galápagos Islands

Equador offers spectacular landscapes, turquoise water, tranquil woodlands and very unique ecosystems. This tour takes you into the Amazon rainforest and out to the Galapagos Islands where you can encounter animal and plant species not found anywhere else on Earth.

The 12 Day Ecuador: Amazon and the Galapagos Islands travel tour from Adventures by Disney is a fantastic way to discover South America with the entire family. You'll see the amazing rainforest, waterfalls and beautiful ecosystem of Ecuador and then hit the trails like a real life explorer as you and the crew take in the Galapagos Islands.


12 Daysfr. $9,449

Tour Highlights & Offers

  • The services of two Adventure Guides
  • Outstanding accommodations
  • Admission fees to attractions and performances
  • VIP access and private events
  • Most meals during trip
  • Cultural experiences with local experts
  • Napo River Canoe Excursion
  • Limoncocha Biological Reserve
  • Ecuadorian Cooking Class
  • Ciudad Mitad del Mundo
  • Intinan Museum
  • Jungle Canopy Walk
  • Galapagos Tortoise Reserve
  • Nocturnal Rainforest Walk
  • Tortuga Bay Beach Nature Walk
  • Amazon Basin Riverboat Tour
  • Santa Fe Yacht Excursion
  • Quito City Center Walking Tour
  • Traditional Ecuadorian Musical Entertainment
  • Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary except for the Adventure by Disney guides. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.
  • The customary gratuity to the Tour Direrctor is not included. Gratuities for your Adventures Guides are not included. If you feel that your Adventure Guides have provided excellent service, we suggest the following discretionary gratuity: Per Guest/Per Adventure guide/Per Day - $9 - $11 USD.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual train and airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 10 lunches
  • 9 dinners
  • JW Marriott Hotel Quito in Quito, Ecuador (1 night)
  • The Anakonda Riverboat on the Amazon River (4 nights)
  • JW Marriott Hotel Quito in Quito, Ecuador (2 nights)
  • Finch Bay Hotel in the Galapagos, Ecuador (3 nights)
  • Hotel del Parque in Guayaquil, Ecuador (1 night)

Arrive in Quito

Quito, Ecuador

Arrive in Quito. ¡Buenos días! An Adventures by Disney representative greets you, assists with your luggage and leads you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as your driver takes you to your hotel in the heart of Quito.

Welcome to Quito, the city near "The Middle of the World"—the monument that marks Ecuador's position on the equator. The grand JW Marriott Hotel in Ecuador's capital is surrounded by mesmerizing views of the distant snow-capped mountains and volcanoes. Sit back and stretch your legs while your Adventure Guides check you in. If your flight arrives earlier in the day, you may opt to have a family dinner on your own at the hotel.

JW Marriott Hotel Quito

Travel to the Amazon Basin, Welcome Dinner on the Anakonda Riverboat, Nocturnal Rainforest Walk

Quito, Ecuador

¡Buenos Días! Enjoy an early morning welcome breakfast with your fellow Adventurers as you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.

Coca, Ecuador

Hop aboard a private motor coach and be driven to the airport for a short flight to the city of Coca. There, be introduced to local-style water travel—a motorized canoe! Head across the water to a refined riverboat called the Anakonda, which will be your home for the next 4 nights.

Explore this finely appointed vessel with 3 levels, an observation deck, multiple sitting areas, outdoor whirlpool spa and an al fresco lounge. Stroll the decks or find a nook to view the surroundings and relax with fellow Adventurers. As the Anakonda navigates the river, there are plenty of rewards for those with a keen eye.

Share your excitement and get to know your fellow Adventurers as you dine on delightful fare and toast to your first night in the Amazon region.

Venture into the rainforest for a guided experience like no other. You may possibly witness animals that would go unseen during daylight including night tree frogs, kinkajous and exotic insects.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Anakonda Riverboat

Early Morning Rainforest Trek, Canoe Excursion Along the Napo River

Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador

Wake up to a delicious breakfast and get ready for a day of adventures. At the break of dawn, take a tour into the rainforest guided by a local naturalist who has called the Amazon home for his entire life. Witness and learn about the forest and its inhabitants as this rich ecosystem shifts from night to daylight activity.

Taste the flavors of the Amazon region as you and your fellow Adventurers enjoy a tasty cooked lunch.

Napo, Ecuador

Let your senses take in the sights, sounds and scents of this lush environment on an afternoon canoe trip. Paddle through a habitat of the elusive pink river dolphin, while keeping your eyes open for possible sightings of black caimans, toucans, monkeys, bats, river turtles and the rare sloth.

Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador

Relax with the other Adventurers while you share a meal as well as stories from the day. Adults can relax while Junior Adventurers enjoy a Disney movie with snacks and soft drinks. Grown-ups can always join in if they wish!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Anakonda Riverboat

Local Community Visit, Canopy Tower Walk

Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador

Wake up to a satisfying breakfast and begin your day of adventures. Following breakfast visit a small village to meet local artisans and watch them at work. Here you'll have the opportunity to meet the locals and acquire genuine craft work to commemorate your Amazon adventure.

Gather together in the main dining room and enjoy a tasty lunch with your fellow Adventurers.

Ascend into the jungle canopy on a canopy tower wak and see nature from a whole new angle, learning all about the unique habitat and the plant life that makes it possible.

Join your fellow Adventurers for a fantastic family meal in the dining room.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Anakonda Riverboat

Parrot Clay Licks, Limoncocha Biological Reserve

Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador

Start off your day by joining fellow Adventurers for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast see the Parrot Clay Licks. The parrot clay licks are one of the most striking and colorful experiences when you visit the Amazon jungle in Ecuador. Located in the Yasuni National Park, near the Napo River, you find one of the biggest parrot clay licks, a natural formation caused by erosion where parrots, parakeets and macaws go daily.

Gather with your fellow Adventurers to partake in a savory lunch in the dining room.

Limoncocha, Ecuador

Visit to the Limoncocha Biological Reserve. With over 450 species of birds, this reserve is a birdwatcher's paradise and one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. The dense marshland contains many medicinal plants that have been used for generations and new ones being discovered regularly. At dusk, watch the fireflies appear in a natural light show. If you're lucky, you might also get to see a black caiman! Please note: Animal sightings are not guaranteed.

Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador

Enjoy your last sumptuous dinner aboard the Anakonda as the sun sets.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Anakonda Riverboat

Flight to Quito

Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador

Enjoy a satisfying breakfast to give you energy for your day. Disembark the Anakonda and head via motorized canoe back to the city of Coca and to your flight back to Quito. Lunch will be provided prior to flight departure.

Quito, Ecuador

Return to Quito, where you will transfer from Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) to the JW Marriott Hotel. Lunch will be provided prior to the flight.

Check-In at the JW Marriott Hotel and explore this conveniently located luxury hotel with its breathtaking views, comfortable rooms and superb amenities.

The evening is yours to do with as you wish. Explore Quito's wide variety of dining options—from fine cuisine to family fare—for a delicious evening of your own making. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations.

Breakfast, Lunch

JW Marriott Hotel Quito

City Center Walking Tour, Intiñan Museum, Middle of the World Monument & Mercado

Quito, Ecuador

Fuel up for the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Following breakfast take in the regional flavor in Quito, named one of the best preserved cities in the Americas by UNESCO. Be guided through the colonial core on this walking tour by a resident expert and meet a local craftsman. Stroll down the famous thoroughfare Calle la Ronda and appreciate the architecture, culture and shops.

Gather for a story about Ecuadorian cuisine as you savor a traditional lunch featuring a special dessert presentation. Following lunch visit a chocolate shop on Calle la Ronda and learn how some of the world's greatest chocolate is made—and then taste it!

Visit the Intiñan Museum and learn about the culture and daily lives of Ecuador’s native tribes through exhibits that include replicas of typical houses of the tribes and one complete with a live guinea pig farm. You’ll also learn how the Incas determined the center of the Earth and watch traditional music and dance performances.

Visit the Middle of the World Monument and take the rare opportunity to stand with one foot in each hemisphere on this visit to Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World Monument). A local expert will share the monument’s fascinating history, which offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside. Then, head over to the local Mercado which provides a glorious cornucopia of fresh and prepared Ecuadorian food, as well as handmade gifts and souvenirs.

Zazu is one of Quito's top restaurants and you're in for a treat! Before you are served dinner at the trendy eatery called Zazu, you'll learn how to create local favorites like ceviche—using fresh, local ingredients—while the Junior Adventurers prepare dessert!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

JW Marriott Hotel Quito

Fly to Galápagos Islands, Galápagos Tortoise Reserve, Nature Walk

Quito, Ecuador

Enjoy an early breakfast before your flight to the Galápagos Islands.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Head to the airport for your flight to Baltra and the next leg of your adventure. When you arrive, your first stop will be the Galápagos Tortoise Reserve!

After a tasty lunch at the Reserve, discover the pride of the Galápagos Islands! See famed giant tortoises in their natural habitat, moving at their usual unhurried pace. Take a privately guided tour of the Galápagos Tortoise Reserve and learn about these elegant behemoths as you walk among them. Also in this area you can see many of the islands' bird species including Darwin's finches, cattle egrets and short-eared owls.

Arrive in the afternoon at the Finch Bay Hotel. As your Adventure Guides check you in, enjoy an introduction to the hotel and surrounding environs. Take in ocean vistas from the pool deck as the sun dips into the horizon. And enjoy an afternoon of leisure!

Savor your first night in the Galápagos with a dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finch Bay Hotel

Santa Fé Island Yacht Excursion

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Fuel up for a particularly active day covering land and sea. After breakfast, travel through azure waters to the small, conspicuously flat Santa Fé Island. Discover Palo Santo trees ("holy trees"), which are said to have traditional healing powers. The island is also home to blue-footed boobies, magnificent frigate birds and swallow-tailed gulls. If you're lucky, you might catch a sea lion body surfing the onshore swells!

Return to the yacht to grab a bite, relax a bit—then head off for the next adventure.

Head back to the Finch Bay Hotel to share stories around the pool and enjoy a satisfying meal. While the adults dine at their leisure, Junior Adventurers get to celebrate together with a pizza party and Disney movie.

Please note: Due to party size limitations on the yacht, your groups' Day 9 & 10 experiences may be swapped, but all Adventurers will get a chance to enjoy all the activities in the described itinerary. A Panga will take Adventurers from the yacht to the beach, where they will experience a wet landing upon disembarkation.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finch Bay Hotel

Nature Walk to Tortuga Bay Beach

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Wake up to a delicious breakfast and get ready for the activities ahead. Start your day with an invigorating hike with a naturalist to Tortuga Bay Beach. Tortuga Bay is a perfectly preserved beach that is forbidden to swimmers and is reserved only for wildlife. You'll get a chance to see marine iguanas, Galápagos crabs and birds. Discover a nearby separate cove where you can swim, snorkel and soak up the sun.

Enjoy lunch at your leisure back at the Finch Bay Hotel and get ready for an afternoon of activities on your own. After lunch hike back to a small canyon in the earth to explore the various pools at high tide. When the tide is in at Las Grietas, the lower pools are accessible to sea life, so bring snorkel gear from the hotel. You'll also be able to go birdwatching, sea kayaking, and shopping in Puerto Ayora or just enjoy the pool and beachfront access.

Enjoy dinner at the hotel as you look back on this magical adventure as you watch your last sunset in the Galápagos.

Please note: Due to party size limitations on the yacht, your groups' Day 9 & 10 experiences may be swapped, but all Adventurers will get a chance to enjoy all the activities in the described itinerary. A Panga will take Adventurers from the yacht to the beach, where they will experience a wet landing upon disembarkation.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finch Bay Hotel

Fly to Guayaquil, Farewell Dinner in Guayaquil

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Bid goodbye to the finches at your last breakfast at the Finch Bay Hotel and get ready to fly from Galápagos to Guayaquil. Be transferred to Baltra airport for your flight from Baltra Island to the mainland. Enjoy lunch before your flight.

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Arrive at the Hotel del Parque. As your Adventure Guides check you into your hotel for the evening, make yourself at home in this sophisticated and secluded hotel that is seeped in Guayaquil's rich history.

Before a festive dinner, enjoy traditional music and a folk dance performance as you celebrate the adventure of your trip. Toast your newfound friends and share the family memories you will cherish forever. Dine with your fellow Adventurers at this final feast in Ecuador and relive the highlights of your fascinating trip together.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel del Parque

Transfer to Guayaquil International Airport

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Enjoy one last meal in Ecuador before your departure. Board your pre-arranged transportation to Guayaquil International Airport and say adiós to Ecuador—until you return again!

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Tue, Aug 06, 2019
$10,449.00
Tue, Sep 10, 2019
$9,449.00
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Tue, Jan 14, 2020
$10,299.00

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