Our program begins high in the Andes in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, where we’ll hike to amazing panoramic views. We’ll also visit the Mitad del Mundo monument, marking the earliest measurements of the equatorial line.

From Quito we fly to Isla Santa Cruz in the Galapagos. In between classes in Puerto Ayora, we’ll swim in the Pacific and play sports on the beach. Our studies then take us off-shore for a three–day guided cruise of the islands and their extraordinary wildlife. Each day, we’ll board zodiacs to nearby volcanic islands for our classes.

After a short stay in San Cristobal, we fly back to the mainland and travel to Otavalo, a town in the foothills of the Ecuadorian Andes where, on a clear day, we can see the huge Imbabura and Cotacachi volcanoes.

On our way into the Amazon rainforest, we’ll stop for a therapeutic thermal bath in Papallacta before settling in at our eco-lodge in the Amazon, which will serve as home base for our classes, hiking through the rainforest, and swimming in the Napo River.

After the final exam, our South American journey ends in Puembo, where students will enjoy a farewell banquet in honour of our Ecuadorian learning adventure.

Included in your Program:

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Rainforest hiking

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Charles Darwin Foundation

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Swim with wildlife

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Cruise the Galapagos

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And more!

 

Other Inclusions of this Program:

  • Round-trip group airfare from Toronto, arranged by Blyth Academy
  • Group airport transfers at location
  • Transportation for moves between cities with the group
  • Accommodation
  • Tuition
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Farewell Banquet and Awards Night
  • Supervision
  • Pre-departure briefing and materials
  • Designated outings and activities
  • City orientation tours
  • Use of free Internet, where available*
  • Access to Blyth Academy Travel Journal
  • Access to Vidigami photo sharing
  • And much more!

* Most hotels have Wi-Fi in common areas. Please note Internet access may not be available in bedrooms.

Flight Details

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

American Airlines flight 2635

Depart Toronto 1:00 pm

Arrive Miami 4:18 pm

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

American Airlines flight 939

Depart Miami 5:40 pm

Arrive Quito 8:53 pm

Friday, July 28, 2017

American Airlines flight 946

Depart Quito 11:30 pm

Arrive Miami 4:38 am, July 29

Saturday, July 29, 2017

American Airlines flight 2635

Depart Miami 8:40 am

Arrive Toronto 11:55 am

Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.

Are you flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport to join the group?

Blyth airport staff will meet students flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport from any city with same-day connections to Blyth group flights at no additional charge. Once your student is registered, please email studentservices@blytheducation.com no later than Thursday, June 1st and request an “Airport Meet-and-Greet in Toronto”.

Are you making your own flight arrangements?

Students who make their own flight arrangements for this program can be met individually by Blyth staff at the destination airport and transferred to our accommodation at no additional charge. Once your student is registered, please email studentservices@blytheducation.com no later than Thursday, June 1st and request an “Airport Meet-and-Greet in destination”.

*Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $895 in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. Please visit www.blythsummers.com/fees for an explanation of our departure taxes, fees, and surcharges, and when these fees will be invoiced. All itineraries, excursions, and dates are subject to change.

**Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.

July 5 – July 28, 2017

Travel Services
(incl. taxes & fees)
$7,530
Tuition & Supervison$1,360
Total:$8,890*

or use your Aeroplan Points

Courses

GRADE 11:
  • English (ENG3U)
  • Biology (SBI3U)
GRADE 12:
  • English (ENG4U)
  • Biology (SBI4U)

Itinerary

  • Quito: 3 days
  • Otavalo: 4 days
  • Puembo: 1 day
  • Puerto Ayora: 4 days
  • Cruise: 3 days
  • San Cristobal: 3 days
  • Puembo: 1 day
  • Amazon: 3 days
  • Puembo: 1 day

Accommodations

Optional Excursions

A comprehensive list of optional excursions for the Amazon & Galapagos Program will become available in 2017.  Please click below to view our Optional Excursion page.

Optional Excursions

Testimonials

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