Study Abroad in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Study Abroad in The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: June 12 to Quito | Inbound: June 30 from Quito

Universidad San Francisco De Quito (USFQ)

Academic Program: June 13 - June 23

Monday, June 12

Optional flight from U.S. to Quito*. Transfer to hotel accommodation*

Tuesday, June 13

Orientation at USFQ Cumbaya Campus. Welcome lunch. Class begins

Wednesday, June 14

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

Thursday, June 15

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

Friday, June 16

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

Saturday, June 17

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

Sunday, June 18

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

Monday, June 19

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

Tuesday, June 20

Snorkeling excursion to Kicker Rock and Cerro Brujo beach

Wednesday, June 21

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

Thursday, June 22

Class on campus. Excursion to Isla Lobos

Friday, June 23


Saturday, June 24

Free day

Sunday, June 25

Travel by speed boat to Floreana Island and visit the Pirate Caves before going on to Santa Cruz Island

Monday, June 26

Visit Darwin Research Station and Tortuga Bay

Tuesday, June 27

Morning visit to a local coffee plantation followed by visit to the Lava Tunnels and Highlands

Wednesday, June 28

Fly to Quito and overnight in hotel

Thursday, June 29

Full day excursion to Otovalo

Friday, June 30

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.