TRAVELING

During your time in NILI, you will find yourself peering over the edge of a crater of an active volcano, canoeing down a river in the Amazon, cruising the Galapagos Islands, visiting open markets, and much more!

REGIONS OF ECUADOR

NILI provides the opportunity to visit the four regions of Ecuador.

 

The Four Regions are:

• Costa - The Pacific Coast

• Sierra - The Mountain Highlands

• Oriente - The Jungle

• Galapagos - Islands off the coast of Ecuador

TRIPS

Below is a list of some of the trips through NILI:

 

Otavalo:

• World renowned open-air market

• Stay in a hostal

• Visit with the Indigenous of Ecuador

• Visit a volcano

 

Riobamba/Shell:

• Climb Mount Chimborazo, the point on earth closest to the sun

• Visit the Waorani tribe deep in the jungle

• Hike in the jungle

• Learn to shoot a blow gun

• Try new foods

• Go canoeing and white-water rafting

 

Guayaquil/Galapagos:

• Visit the boardwalk of Guayaquil-Spring and Fall Semesters Only

• Take a cruise around the Galapagos Islands

• View the most exotic animals and beaches

• Take walks along the beaches, guided tours around the islands and go snorkeling in the crystal clear water

 

TRIPS ON FREE WEEKENDS

Students will have the opportunity to explore more areas of Ecuador on their free weekends. Here are where past NILIs have traveled:

 

  • Mindo
  • Papallacta
  • Esmeraldas/Atacames
  • Cuenca

 

 

 

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