Ecuador and Galápagos Islands Adventures by Disney

Ecuador and Galápagos Islands

Journey to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on this 9 day Adventures by Disney tour. Discover a a variety of wildlife that is unique to this area and enjoy hiking and snorkeling in this unique tropical eco-system. Visit Santa Cruz Island and have the opportunity to stand with one foot on each side of the earth's equator.

The 9 Day Ecuador and Galapagos Islands tour from Adventures by Disney will take you to paradise in South America and on to the unforgettable Galapagos Islands. Ditch the traditional and embrace the exciting with 9 days that will certainly be the highlight of your year. Book this excellent Adventures by Disney travel tour and get familiar with Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.


9 Daysfr. $7,599

  • 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
  • 4 night Galapagos Island Cruise
  • Hiking and Snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands
  • Santa Cruz Island
  • Flute-making & Music Demonstration
  • Visit Cuidad Mitad del Mundo
  • Espanola Island Tour
  • Quito City Center Walking Tour
  • Folk Dance Show
  • Intinan Museum
  • Floreana Island
  • Rose Plantation Tour
  • Otavalo Market
  • 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.
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • JW Marriott Hotel Quito in Quito, Ecuador (3 nights)
  • Galapagos Legend Ship in the Galapagos Islands (4 nights)
  • Hotel del Parque in Guayaquil, Ecuador (1 night)

Arrive in Quito

Quito, Ecuador

Welcome to Quito, also known as "The Center of the World"! Upon arrival at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, an Adventures by Disney representative meets you and escorts you to your awaiting transportation. Relax as the driver assists you with your luggage and drives you to the hotel.

Arrive at the JW Marriott Hotel. View magnificent, snow-capped volcanoes from this luxurious modern hotel located in the bustling capital of Ecuador. Sit back and stretch your legs while your Adventure Guides check you in.

Enjoy a family dinner on your own in the hotel. Or ask your Adventure Guide to recommend restaurants in Quito that would fit you and your family's needs.

JW Marriott Hotel Quito

Middle of the World Monument, Intiñan Museum, La Ronda Tour & Chocolate Demonstration & Tasting

Quito, Ecuador

Fuel up for the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast 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.

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.

Enjoy lunch at El Cráter Restaurant and share stories about your morning's travels with your fellow Adventurers as you delight in a traditional lunch at this amazing restaurant located on the edge of the Pululahua volcano crater, the only inhabited crater in the world. The beautiful architecture of the restaurant offers 360° views of the surrounding landscape.

Take a tour of La Ronda Street and experience the regional flavor of Quito, named on of the best preserved cities in the Americas by UNESCO. Be guided through the colonial core on this walking tour by a resident expert who will introduce you to a local craftsman. Stroll down the famous thoroughfare Calle la Ronda and appreciate the architecture, culture and shops. While on Calle la Ronda, stop in at a chocolate shop and learn how some of the world’s greatest chocolate is made—and then taste it!

Next walk through Quito’s chief attraction, Old Town, with a stunning array of churches, monestaries and convents dating back to the colony’s beginning.

Step back in time to Quito’s past in the quaint Café Plaza Grande that serves delicious dishes and desserts from Ecuador’s rich culinary heritage.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

JW Marriott Hotel Quito

Rose Plantation Tour, Weaving Demonstration, Otavalo Market

Quito, Ecuador

Meet your fellow Adventurers and Adventure Guides at an exclusive breakfast at the hotel. Say Buenos días! as you get ready for a day of excitement.

Visit the fragrant Rose Plantation that grows colorful roses in greenhouses that stretch for many miles. With the perfect climate and humidity for growing roses—and with fertile soil in the highlands region—Ecuador now counts on roses as a major export.

Savor a traditional lunch in a delightful 17th-century Hacienda.

Make a wooden Andean flute with the help of a famous musical family—and take it home with you! Then enjoy a musical demonstration. Learn about the variety of pan flutes and other instruments that create the joyful music of Ecuador.

Discover the art behind the woven handicrafts of Ecuador, world-famous for their bold colors and dazzling craftsmanship. Learn from expert artisans how diverse dyes are created and other age-old secrets of weaving at an exclusive weaving demonstration.

Lose yourself in this magnificent Otavalo Market filled with vibrant art and colorful woven textiles. Practice your bartering skills as you interact with the sellers and discover some great finds!

The remainder of the day explore Quito on your own. Ecuador’s capital city sits his in the Andean foothills. Built atop the foundation of an ancient Incan city, it is renowned for its well-preserved colonial center. See some of the city’s beautiful sites, stunning churches and Old Town—the first-ever locale in the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Breakfast, Lunch

JW Marriott Hotel Quito

Fly to Galápagos Islands, San Cristobal Island, Welcome Cocktails & Dinner On Board the Ship

Quito, Ecuador

Eat an early breakfast at the hotel before your Adventure Guides take you to Mariscal Sucre Airport for your flight to San Cristobal.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Welcome to the Galápagos Islands! After arriving at San Cristobal Airport on the island of San Cristobal, take a motor coach to the pier to board the Galapagos Legend Ship. Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard the ship before exploring San Cristobal Island.

Stop in at the Interpretation Center where you’ll discover all sorts of interesting information on the formation of the Galapagos Islands, as well as its significance to the world, threats and conservation efforts. Afterwards, take a hike to Cerro Tijeretas (Frigatebird Hill), where you’ll have great looks at both species of frigatebird, along with a stunning view of the beautiful bay below.

Join your fellow Adventurers on board the ship for a welcome cocktail. Then, unwind in the dining room where you can swap stories while enjoying a satisfying meal.

See the night sky like never before. Identify the stars that are often obscured by city lights from the deck of this exclusive ship anchored in the waters of the Galápagos Islands. Please note: This activity is weather permitting.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Galapagos Legend Ship

Gardner Bay, Gardner & Osborn Islets Tour, Suarez Point Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast onboard the ship and get ready for a day of adventure. After breakfast head down to the southernmost of the Galapagos Islands, which at an estimated 4 million year old, is also one of the oldest. The area, known as Española, is home to Gardner Bay, whose white sand beach and turquoise waters make it one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos. Espanola mockingbirds are fearless, and often land on the heads and shoulders of visitors to the island. Green Sea Turtles are also a common site in the area, often coming onto the beach for a rest.

Gather together onboard to dine on a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch take a guided tour of Suarez Point. Encounter the varied denizens of the oldest extant island in the archipelago as you walk through this beautiful area. Some of the island’s residents you may encounter include, marine iguanas, sea lions, boobies, endemic lizards and the waved albatross.

Join your fellow Adventurers for a fantastic family meal in the ship’s dining room. After dinner enjoy the game rooms and movie rooms on the ship.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Galapagos Legend Ship

Floreana Island & Post Office, Cormorant Point, Devil’s Crown and Champion Islet

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Enjoy breakfast on board the ship and fuel up with a hearty breakfast for the adventure-filled day ahead. after breakfast and after a short walk from the beach, you’ll reach the famous Post Office Barrel. Claimed to have been set up in 1793 by Captain James Colnett, it remains the oldest functioning “post office” in the Pacific. In the spirit of tradition, visitors today will often take letters and hand-deliver them in their home countries.

Take a break with your fellow Adventurers and enjoy lunch onboard.

After lunch take a guided tour of Cormorant Point, Devil's Crown and Champion Isle. Walk across the dark beach, rich with volcanic crystal that gives the sand its subtle green hue, on your way to Devil’s Crown, one of the island’s best snorkeling sites. Along the way you may encounter an array of the island’s inhabitants, which include pink flamingos, green turtles, penguins and harmless white-tipped reef sharks. At Devil’s Crown, an eroded volcanic cone, there is an abundance of fish and marine life. You’ll swim with big schools of fish and may spot spotted eagle rays and even hammerhead sharks. You’ll also visit Champion Islet, which is home to the last remaining island-endemic Floreana mockingbird.

After the day's adventures come to a close, adults can enjoy a dinner with other Adventurers on the ship while their kids participate in their own dining experience. This is a great chance to share not only a meal but also stories about your day's experiences. Junior Adventurers can get acquainted as they devour pizza at a private party designed just for them. After dinner relax on the ship while Junior Adventurers have fun watching a Disney movie with snacks and soft drinks. Grownups can always join in the fun if they wish!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Galapagos Legend Ship

Charles Darwin Research Station & Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, Ballena Bay and Eden Islet

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Enjoy an early breakfast on the ship before your day of exploration begins. After breakfast visit the one-time home of the famous Lonesome George, the last tortoise of the Pinta race. The center, which is set in the Galapagos National Park Service, contains various interpretive buildings dedicated to providing knowledge and assistance through scientific research to the ensure the conservation of the environment and biodiversity in the Galapagos Archipelago.

Relax on the ship with your fellow Adventurers over lunch and share stories of your adventure. After lunch enjoy a guided tour of Ballena Bay and Eden Islet. Enjoy myriad water activities, including snorkeling, kayaking and a glass-bottom boat ride, in this idyllilc location where you may spot fish species like king angelfish, surgeonfish, parrot fish, damsels, rays and sharks. While on the land, you can expect to see sea lions and basking marine iguanas with herons and turtles in the nearby mangrove areas. You may also even discover some antique ceramic relics left behind by previous settlements.

You'll also visit Eden Islet, which is off Santa Cruz' western coast. The islet offers opportunities to spot marine life that includes blue-footed boobies, reef sharks and bream fish.

Savor this dinner prepared by the ship's chefs with your fellow Adventurers in the dining room. Then gather with your fellow Adventurers for an exclusive farewell drink. Toast the times you've shared on this unforgettable journey into Darwin's paradise.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Galapagos Legend Ship

Santa Cruz Tour, Fly to Guayaquil, Farewell Dinner & Traditional Ecuadorian Entertainment

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

After breakfast, bid a fond farewell to your home for the past several days, the Galapagos Legend ship. Take a dinghy ride to the entry of Itabaca Channel in a lagoon with turquoise waters, where sharks, blue-footed boobies and an array of different kinds of fish can be spotted.

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Take a plane from Baltra Airport to the vibrant city of Guayaquil on the mainland, the most populous city in Ecuador.

Arrive at 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 steeped 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. Relive together the highlights of your fascinating trip.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel del Parque

Transfer to Guayaquil International Airport

Guayaquil, Ecuador

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

Breakfast

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  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

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  • 89-46 days before departure: 75% of vacation package price per Guest
  • 45 days or less: 100% of vacation package price per Guest
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