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ASEA ECUADOR EXPEDITION, July 21-29, 2017

The charming nation of Ecuador is located in northwestern South America along the Pacific Ocean. CHOICE expeditions focus on the indigenous communities of the temperate Imbabura Province up north, amidst lush hillsides, volcanoes, and endless fields of quinoa. 

Expedition Overview

Date Day Expedition Activity Place
7/21/2017 Friday Arrive to Quito, Settle in to Hotel Airport Wyndham
7/22/2017 Saturday Mitad del Mundo/Otavalo Market - Orientation + Welcome Hotel Porto Lago, Otavalo
7/23/2017 Sunday Travel to Community, Settle in, Village Welcome Village Homes
7/24/2017 Monday Project Work - Vocational Center Village Homes
7/25/2017 Tuesday Project Work - Vocational Center Village Homes
7/26/2017 Wednesday Project Work - Vocational Center Village Homes
7/27/2017 Thursday Project Work - Vocational Center, Community Farewell Village Homes
7/28/2017 Friday Depart to Quito, City Tour, Farewell Dinner Hotel in Quito
7/29/2017 Saturday Quito Free Time - Return Home Airport

Galapagos Overview (Optional)

Date Day Expedition Activity Place
7/16/2017 Sunday Arrive to Quito, Settle in to Hotel Airport Wyndham
7/17/2017 Monday Transfer to GPS (Santa Cruz) – Visit and Lunch in El Chato, Giant
Tortoise’s Reserve. PM Tortuga Bay.
Santa Cruz
7/18/2017 Tuesday Full day Bartolome or Seymour North Bartolome/Seymore
7/19/2017 Wednesday Transfer from Santa Cruz to Isabela Island. AM Poza de los Flamingos and Breeding Tortoise ́s Center PM Tour and Snorkeling in Las Tintoreras. Isabela
7/20/2017 Thursday AM Hiking to Sierra Negra Volcano – PM Free time Isabela
7/21/2017 Friday Transfer back to Santa Cruz. Breakfast and Charles Darwin Station, in Puerto Ayora. PM Flight back to Quito Airport Wyndham

 

A complete detailed itinerary is available to download HERE.  


Fees

Expedition

$2195 (International Airfare NOT Included) with initial $300 deposit due upon registration. 

ASEA Contribution: $1097.50 / Participant Balance: $1097.50 (includes $300 deposit)

*rates include hotel accommodations, certified group leaders, village lodging, village meals, and local transportation.

Galapagos Tour (Optional)

Group Size 2-4 5-12 13-16 17-20 21 +
Cost/Participant $1,550 $1,400 $1,350 $1,300 $1,250

 

Price is contingent on final group size. Initial non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to confirm spot. Deadline for Galapagos registration is May 10, 2017. Final price will be determined at that time. Price includes all require hotel accommodations, including the initial July 16th night in Quito. To register, email Jordan @ jmenzel@choicehumanitarian.org. 

Complete payment of all fees due May 22, 2017 

Payments can be made two ways:

1) Mailing a check (preferred if paying for more than one person as it reduces processing fees for CHOICE) made out to:

CHOICE Humanitarian
7879 South 1530 West, Suite 200 | West Jordan, UT 84088
Memo: “Participant Name, Trip Country + Date” 

2) Online HERE


Flight Requirements

Expedition Only

*Friday, July 21: Arrive at Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre (UIO) this evening. Typical flights arrive at 11pm/12am (the earlier the better)

*Saturday, July 29: Depart from Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre (UIO) at your preference. Typical departures are at 5am or 11pm/12am. Later departure will allow for additional touring in Quito on Saturday. 

Expedition + Galapagos Tour

USA-Quito

*Sunday, July 16: Arrive at Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre (UIO) this evening. Typical flights arrive at 11pm/12am (the earlier the better)

Quito - Santa Cruz

*Monday, July 17: Depart from Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre (UIO) in AM group flight to Santa Cruz (GPS) (Coordinated with CHOICE). 

Santa Cruz - Quito

*Friday, July 21: Depart from Santa Cruz (GPS) in the afternoon and arrive at Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre (UIO) in the evening. 
Quito to USA

*Saturday, July 29: Depart from Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre (UIO) at your preference. Typical departures are at 5am or 11pm/12am. Later departure will allow for additional touring in Quito on Saturday. 

 

Be sure to check/purchase international flights as soon as possible. It is strongly recommended that all travelers arrive on the designated expedition start date and reserve personal travel for after scheduled activities.

CHOICE partners with CV Travel, a Humanitarian Travel subsidiary of Christopherson Business Travel. They have helped thousands of humanitarian travelers across the globe. For those looking to travel with fellow participants on pre-approved itineraries, please contact our trusted travel agent for this trip, or book your own ticket on one of the attached itinerary suggestions. CV Travel also provides an affordable and comprehensive travel insurance as well as special humanitarian rates and provisions, such as extra baggage etc…

Blair Greene
1(205)-484-2029
blair@cvtravel.com


Trip Resources

 

Next Steps

  • Send in completed Application + Medical form for all participants (ASAP)
  • Join the trip Facebook Group or request an invite!
  • Send in a copy of your passport
  • Coordinate/book flight - Send us a copy as soon as this is booked.
  • Secure Travel/Evac Insurance - Send in a copy and confirmation. You will find info regarding this on page 9-10 of the attached expedition manual.
  • Attend trip orientation! April 21, 11am Mountain Time. Call in details below:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ASEA.zoom.us/j/400628481

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,400628481# or +14086380968,400628481#

Or Telephone: 
    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) 
    +1 855 880 1246 (US Toll Free) 
    +1 877 369 0926 (US Toll Free) 
    Meeting ID: 400 628 481 
    International numbers available: https://ASEA.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=yGv_wkz392T-2QpepCPLX-2SJG8fB-he


All materials and payments are due May 22,  2017. All materials should be sent to expeditions@choicehumanitarian.org. For any questions, reach out to CHOICE Expedition Director, Jordan Menzel jmenzel@choicehumanitarian.org 801-943-6106.


About Ecuador

Learn all about our work and history in Ecuador HERE.


 

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