Study Abroad in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Study Abroad in The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: June 10 to Quito | Inbound: June 27 from Quito

Universidad San Francisco De Quito (USFQ)

Academic Program: June 11 - June 21

Monday, June 10

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

Tuesday, June 11

Orientation at USFQ Cumbaya Campus. Welcome lunch. Class begins

Wednesday, June 12

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

Thursday, June 13

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

Friday, June 14

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

Saturday, June 15

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

Sunday, June 16

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

Monday, June 17

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

Tuesday, June 18

Snorkel excursion to Kicker Rock and Cerro Brujo beach

Wednesday, June 19

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

Thursday, June 20

Class on campus. Excursion to Isla Lobos

Friday, June 21


Saturday, June 22

Free day

Sunday, June 23

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

Monday, June 24

Travel by speed boat to Floreana, visit the Pirate Caves

Tuesday, June 25

Fly to Quito and overnight in hotel

Wednesday, June 26

Full day excursion to Otovalo

Thursday, June 27

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.