Study Abroad in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Study Abroad in The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: June 11 to Quito | Inbound: June 28 from Quito

Universidad San Francisco De Quito (USFQ)

Academic Program: June 12 - June 22

Monday, June 11

Optional flight from U.S. to Quito.* Arrive in Quito and transfer to hotel accommodation*

Tuesday, June 12

Orientation at USFQ Cumbaya Campus. Welcome lunch. Class begins

Wednesday, June 13

Guided tour of Quito historic center and Middle of the World Monument

Thursday, June 14

Travel to San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos. Orientation and welcome lunch at USFQ extension campus. Meet homestay family

Friday, June 15

Class on campus. Visit to Interpretation Center and Frigate Bird Hill. Snorkeling in Darwin Bay

Saturday, June 16

Class on campus. Visit to La Galapaguera tortoise breeding station and Puerto Chino beach

Sunday, June 17

Class on campus. Day in the life of a fisherman excursion

Monday, June 18

Class on campus. Hike La Loberia Beach to see tropical birds’ nests and snorkel

Tuesday, June 19

Snorkeling excursion to Kicker Rock and Cerro Brujo beach

Wednesday, June 20

Class on campus. Visit a recycling plant and El Junco lake

Thursday, June 21

Class on campus. Excursion to Isla Lobos

Friday, June 22


Saturday, June 23

Free day

Sunday, June 24

Travel by speed boat to Santa Cruz, Visit Darwin Research Station, Coffee Plantation & Tortuga Bay

Monday, June 25

Travel by speed boat to Floreana, visit the Pirate Caves

Tuesday, June 26

Fly to Quito and overnight in hotel

Wednesday, June 27

Full day excursion to Otovalo

Thursday, June 28

Optional return flight from Quito to U.S.*

Dates and routings are tentative and subject to change. Please note that the flight route may require connections in the U.S.

* Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.