Your journey to the “land closest to the sun” will take you to the country’s diverse geographical regions, including:

Each semester:

  • Galapagos Islands:A five-day excursion to observe the amazing wildlife, learn about the islands’ natural and cultural history, and meet the people who live there.
  • Otavalo: A visit to the indigenous town of Otavalo and its world-renowned artisan market.
  • Various day trips: Sites such as the Quito Historical Center, the cloud forest and a hike around a volcanic lake.
  • Papallacta Hot Springs: Hot springs in the Andes (over 11,000 feet).

Multi-day trip to:

  • Amazon: Journey to the Amazon to experience its tremendous biodiversity, witness the impacts of oil extraction, and visit indigenous communities struggling to maintain their cultural identity and ancestral land rights.