11 Days / 10 Nights
Ecuador: Amazon and Galapagos Islands
Quito, Napo River, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil
Journey to Ecuador, the “Republic of the Equator,” a country that sits on the equator and boasts an extraordinary geography. Explore the Amazon rainforests from the ground and the tree tops and visit the astonishing Galápagos Islands where you can encounter animal and plant species found nowhere else on earth. Be awestruck as you discover this phenomenal region on any of the 3 amazing itineraries.
Nocturnal Rainforest Walk
Experience the rainforest in a whole new light-in the dark-on this unique exploration.
Napo River Motorized Canoe Excursion
Cruise through a habitat of the elusive pink river dophin and other jungle wildlife.
Amazon Riverboat Experience
Explore the people and wildlife along the river on a private 3 to 4-night riverboat cruise.
Galapagos Tortoise Reserve
Learn about these beautiful creatures on a private tour of their natural habitat.
Taste the Flavors of the Amazon Region
Thrill your taste buds with the exotic flavors of the Amazon region's delicious dishes.
Adventure Daily Itinerary
Arrive in Quito
¡Buenos días! An Adventures by Disney representative greets you, assists with your luggage and leads you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as your driver takes you to your hotel in the heart of Quito.
Check-In at JW Marriott Hotel Quito
Welcome to Quito, the city near "The Middle of the World"—the monument that marks Ecuador's position on the equator. This grand hotel in Ecuador's capital is surrounded by mesmerizing views of the distant snow-capped mountains and volcanoes. Sit back and stretch your legs while your Adventure Guides check you in. If your flight arrives earlier in the day, you may opt to have a family dinner on your own at the hotel.
Meals Included: None
Enjoy an early morning welcome breakfast with your fellow Adventurers as you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.
Travel into the Amazon Basin
Hop aboard a private motor coach and be driven to the airport for a short flight to the city of Coca. There, be introduced to local-style water travel—a motorized canoe! Head across the water to a refined riverboat called the Anakonda, which will be your home for the next 4 nights.
Settle into the Anakonda
Explore this finely appointed vessel with 3 levels, an observation deck, multiple sitting areas, outdoor whirlpool spa and an al fresco lounge.
Stroll the decks or find a nook to view the surroundings and relax with fellow Adventurers. As the Anakonda navigates the river, there are plenty of rewards for those with a keen eye.
Share your excitement and get to know your fellow Adventurers as you dine on delightful fare and toast your first night in the Amazon region.
Nocturnal Rainforest Walk
Venture into the rainforest for a guided experience like no other. You may possibly witness animals that would go unseen during daylight including night tree frogs, kinkajous and exotic insects. Go for it! You only live once.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Breakfast Onboard the Anakonda
Wake up to a delicious breakfast and get ready for a day of adventures.
Early Morning Rainforest Trek
At the break of dawn, head out by motorized canoe into the backwaters of the Napo River on your way to Pañacocha Lake. Take a tour into the rainforest guided by a local naturalist who has called the Amazon home for his entire life. Witness and learn about the forest and its inhabitants as this rich ecosystem shifts from night to daylight activity.
Lunch at a Amazon Dolphin Lodge
Taste the flavors of the Amazon region as you and your fellow Adventurers enjoy a tasty cooked lunch.
Kayak or Swim in the Pañacocha Lake
Take a leisurely kayak ride or go for a relaxing swim in the waters that make up Yasuni National Park.
Dinner Onboard the Anakonda
Relax with the other Adventurers while you share a meal as well as stories from the day.
Disney Movie Night
Adults can relax while Junior Adventurers enjoy a Disney movie with snacks and soft drinks. Grown-ups can always join in if they wish!
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Activity Differs Based on Date
NORTH/EAST - Visit a Local Community
After breakfast aboard the Anakonda, visit a small village to meet local artisans and watch them at work. Here you'll have the opportunity to meet the locals, make crafts and acquire genuine craft work to commemorate your Amazon adventure.
SOUTH - Parrot Clay Licks
There are several theories as to why certain parrots and other birds eat clay. But one thing is certain—once you see these colorful birds rain from the sky to eat soil, you will not forget it!
Lunch Aboard the Anakonda
Gather together in the main dining room and enjoy a tasty lunch with your fellow Adventurers.
SOUTH ONLY - Visit a Local Community
Visit a small village to meet local artisans and learn about local farming and delicacies. Here you'll have the opportunity to meet the locals and acquire genuine craft work to commemorate your Amazon adventure.
Canopy Tower WalkAscend into the jungle canopy and see nature from a whole new angle, learning all about this unique habitat and the plant life that makes it possible.