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HomeEcuador Fellowship Trip
NOVEMBER 2016
 
Rotary Friendship Exchange Trip to Ecuador
November 3 - 19, 2016
Tour leader: Pedro Cevallos-Candau
 
Rotarians and partners are invited to participate in a wonderful trip to Ecuador that includes tours, a Rotary Project Fair and visits to Rotary communities.  Final details pending, but here's the general plan.
 
There are three parts to the trip, they include: Cotopaxi, Tungurahua y Sangay, volcanes del Ecuador
  1. Visit and Explore Quito (Capital City) and the Andes 
  2. Attend the Rotary Project Fair in Cuenca  -- Download: Cuenca Project Fair 2016
  3. Visit and Explore Galapagos -- Download: Galapagos Island Hoping 2016

You may register for the full trip or any of the parts, there is great flexibility and each city/stop will have specific meeting places with date and times.  

  
Estimated cost: our travel agency is putting together the final package prices.  We are anticipating that the full trip will cost between $4500 and $5500 plus air travel for about $1000 coach. Expect combined savings of $500 per person.  About 50% of the meals are included.  Expect to spend $10 for breakfast, $20 for lunch and $30 for dinner. 


Deposit: A deposit of $250 can be made to hold your spot with the group.   

 
Schedule:
 
Date Overnight City Hotel Meals Included
1-Nov
2-Nov
3-Nov Thursday Free or travel to Quito Dan Carlton Breakfast
4-Nov Friday Free or travel to Quito Dan Carlton Breakfast
5-Nov Saturday Free or travel to Quito Quito Dan Carlton Breakfast
6-Nov Sunday Tour Otavalo Quito Dan Carlton Breakfast Famous crafts market
7-Nov Monday Tour City of Quito Quito Dan Carlton Breakfast
8-Nov Tuesday Leave Quito to Cuenca Riomamba/ Alausi TBD Breakfast
9-Nov Wednesday Visit Nariz del Diablo. Continue to Cuenca Cuenca Oro Verde Breakfast One of the top Railroad wonders of the world
10-Nov Thursday Tour Cuenca Cuenca Oro Verde Breakfast
11-Nov Friday Project Fair Cuenca Oro Verde Breakfast, Lunch
12-Nov Saturday Project Fair Cuenca Oro Verde Breakfast, Lunch
13-Nov Sunday Transfer to Guayaquil Guayaquil Wyndham Breakfast, Lunch Leave after lunch. 4 hour drive
14-Nov Monday Flight to Galapagos Puerto Ayora Fiesta All
15-Nov Tuesday Galapagos Puerto Ayora Fiesta All
16-Nov Wednesday Galapagos Puerto Ayora Fiesta All
17-Nov Thursday Galapagos Puerto Ayora Fiesta All
18-Nov Friday Return to Guayaquil Guayaquil Wyndham Breakfast
Free or return to Chicago Wyndham Breakfast
Free or return to Chicago Wyndham Breakfast
Free or return to Chicago Wyndham Breakfast
Travel
We recommend COPA Airlines for the following reasons
Can fly into Quito and return from Guayaquil without extra charges
Return customs in Chicago
Arrival and departure schedules at reasonable times

  
Important Tips and Preparations: 
Passport: Make sure your passport is valid 6 months from your return date to the USA.
Visa Requirements to Enter Ecuador: If you are a U.S. citizen wishing to enter Ecuador, you must present a U.S. passport with at least six months remaining validity. Ecuadorian immigration officials also sometimes request evidence of return or onward travel, such as an airline ticket. 
Under Ecuadorian law, U.S. citizens traveling for business or tourism on a tourist passport can enter Ecuador for up to 90 days per calendar year without a visa. Extensions for up to another 90 days can be requested through the provincial migration offices.
Weather: warm, mid to high 80's. The relative humidity typically ranges from 52% (mildly humid) to 85% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 42% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).
 
Deposit: Please pay a $250 deposit to hold your space with the group. Pay Deposit.

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