CME & Ecological Tour of Ecuador
(Galapagos) & Peru 

Nov 13 - 28, 2021

Our 18th Galapagos CME program


Group Medical Director:
Dr. Aly Abdulla, Manotick, On.



"We had a magical time in Macchu Picchu - such a spiritual time at day break - our guide was great! Many thanks for the fabulous trip - memorable and well organized. Your company does such a great job and such an opportunity for us, and what a great group of people to share such an amazing trip with."

Dr. Paul Bates, London - Ecuador & Galapagos, Peru 2012

“It was our first trip with your company. John and I loved it. The itinerary was perfect.   Busy days followed by quieter ones.  Your Group Leaders were lovely and so capable!   The coordination was superb.  Thank you.  We had the trip of a lifetime!”

Dr. John Gapski, Mississauga, On. – Ecuador & Galapagos, 2017

This was an exceptional trip – thanks again! Everything was perfectly well orchestrated.  It feels like we have been travelling for more than two weeks. We have learned so much. We will definitely recommend this trip to our friends.  We have seen so many things. We have had exceptional guides. The group we travelled with was fantastic! Again, an amazing adventure!”

Dr. Collette Deslandres-Leduc, Montreal, Qc. – Ecuador and Peru, 2018

Ecuador & Peru: Two of the most fascinating and diverse countries in all of South America

Two of the most fascinating, and diverse, countries in South America – from ancient cultures to bustling cities to extraordinary landscapes and unique wildlife – this is Peru & Ecuador.

In Peru, visit the cosmopolitan current capital, Lima; and the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, gateway to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the magnificent archaeological park of Machu Picchu. Then jump over to Ecuador, literally equator in Spanish, and the 16th century capital of Quito, the first ever UNESCO designated area with its colonial centre and countless museums. Spend time in the foothills of the Andes with its spectacular lakes and mountains and age old haciendas before joining a cruise on the luxury vessel, the MV Santa Cruz II, in the Galapagos Islands – one of the most undisturbed and incredible eco systems on earth with its incredibly unique species and the home of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Finish your trip experiencing the modern and contemporary vibe of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city on the banks of the Guayas River.

This program has been featured over the years in several articles in the Medical Post and Doctors Review. To read more please see our 'Featuring Doctors-on-Tour' section!

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Spanish colonial history of Lima and experience why it is known as the “Gastronomical Capital of the Americas”  

  • Immerse yourself in Cuzco, the beautiful Andean town with Inca-made walls, cobblestone streets and gilded colonial churches a 

  • Climb from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu aboard one of the world's most famed train rides through the Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • Stay in the charming town of Aguas Calientes which allows you to explore Machu Picchu (the famous “Lost City of the Incas”) at the serenity of dawn

  • Roam the streets of the beautifully preserved UNESCO colonial center of Ecuador’s capital, Quito

  • Browse for original handicrafts in South America’s biggest trading market in Otavalo and enjoy lunch in a 400 year old hacienda estate

  • Embark on a 5-day cruise of the Galapagos Islands with expert naturalist guides aboard the luxury expedition vessel, M/N Santa Cruz II (only 50 cabins) -  swim with the sealions and penguins and see blue-footed boobies, iguanas, unique bird life and so much more !

CME Program (Group Medical Director - Dr. Aly Abdulla, Manotick, On.)

(15 CME hours and Certificate of Attendance provided)

  • Academic Program on board M/N Santa Cruz II including a presentation on Sports Medicine by Dr Aly Abdulla

  • Travel medicine / ship’s hospital visit

  • Visits to hospitals in Cuzco (Peru) and Otavalo (Ecuador) to learn about the local health system in these countries 

  • Visit the Casa del Sol medical center (Cuzco) which integrates traditional, natural, Andean and modern medicines 

Originally from Tanzania, Dr. Aly Abdulla initially started in genetic and biochemical engineering then moved onto family and sports medicine through the Universities of Calgary, Toronto, and Ottawa. Presently, he is a specialty consultant in sports medicine, family and community medicine, and medical management. This includes working with Olympic-level athletes as well as people with joint and muscle/skeletal problems.

In addition to operating a network of medical facilities, his roles also include that of both Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine and Academic Clinical Professor Faculty of Nursing at the University of Ottawa as well as Chair Section of General and Family Practice Ontario Medical Association. He is on the medical editorial board of Wellness Options, The Health Journal, A Patient’s Guide to Medical Information and is currently Editor in Chief for the Journal of Current Clinical Care Sports Medicine.

Dr. Abdulla is currently a Candidate for OMA President Elect for 2021 and if you would like to support his candidacy, additional information may be found here.

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

 Cdn $11,495** / person (double occupancy) 

 Transportation/hotel taxes & fees - $715 / person

 Academic program registration fee - $800 / registrant

 Single supplement - add $2,450 

 Please note : All our pricing is in CANADIAN $ (competing  programs offering a Galapagos Cruise are usually quoted in US$ (and are also usually land only prices excluding air fare) resulting in a supplement of  around 30% when converted into Cdn$ (based on Cdn$:US$  exchange rates at March 2021)  

** This pricing already reflects the early booking savings of $500/person (after August 9, 2021 add $500/person)

 Price includes:

  • International flights from Toronto to Lima, Peru and Guayaquil, Ecuador to Toronto.
  • Regional flights – Lima-Cuzco, Cuzco-Lima, Lima-Quito, Quito-Galapagos, Galapagos-Guayaquil
  • Modern, air conditioned coach transportation
  • 11 nights 4* and 5* hotel accommodation
  • 5 day / 4 night Galapagos cruise (Northern Islands itinerary) on the luxury expedition ship, M/N Santa Cruz II - SMALL SHIP CRUISING (only 50 cabins)
  • 15 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including, island sightseeing, naturalists and lecture services, escorted tours of local cultural sites and museums
  • All admission fees (except those specifically noted above)
  • Fully escorted tour including services of local English speaking cultural, ecological and naturalist experts
  • Porterage (at hotels)
  • CME program including tours of various local medical facilities spouses (Academic Program Certificate provided) with separate programs for spouses
  • Hosting by our Group Leader and Medical Director, Dr. Aly Abdulla

 Price excludes:

  • M/N Santa Cruz II cabin upgrades - please see our Detailed Brochure for full details (downloadable pdf)
  • Galapagos Park Entry Fee (US$100/person) – payable locally
  • Galapagos Park Ingala Fee (US$20/person) – payable locally
  • Travel insurance – please note, travel insurance (including medical and trip interruption coverage) is highly recommended for this tour. Coverage is available through Doctors-on-Tour with Manulife Insurance – please check for further details in our detailed brochure (page 35)
  • Gratuities

Useful Links and Files (Click below to download)

Ecuador & Peru CME - Nov 2021 - Flyer 

Ecuador & Peru CME - Nov 2021 - Detailed Brochure

M/N Santa Cruz II - Ship brochure

M/N Santa Cruz II - Video overview 1

M/N Santa Cruz II - Video overview 2

M/N Santa Cruz II - Video of Health & Safety protocols

Our popular Ecuador and Peru programs have also been featured in various articles including in the Medical Post (on the Galapagos Islands and the Ecuadorian Amazon) and Doctors Review - click on the hyperlinks to view. 


To register for this program please complete our online registration form at the secure page below.

Ecuador & Peru CME - Nov 2021 - Registration Form

Although we suggest using our online registration form above, if you wish to complete our pdf form instead, please download, print and complete the registration form below from the link below. This form should then be returned by mail, fax or e-mail (scan) to the contact co-ordinates on the form. 

Ecuador & Peru CME - Nov 2021 - Registration Form

Our recommended Manulife Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the Manulife Insurance button below to take out travel insurance.  


Click here to read about our new -

  • COVID-19 health &safety protocols
  • Flexible booking policy with lifetime transferable deposits **

** Applies to all tours departing up to December 31, 2021 (no black-out periods!) that have been booked and deposited by August 31, 2021.

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