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ECUADOR EXPEDITION, JUNE 2-10, 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
6/2/2017 Friday Arrive to Quito, Settle in to Hotel Airport Wyndham
6/3/2017 Saturday Mitad del Mundo/Otavalo Market - Orientation + Welcome Hotel Indio Inn
6/4/2017 Sunday Travel to Community, Settle in, Village Welcome Community Housing
6/5/2017 Monday Project Work Community Housing
6/6/2017 Tuesday Project Work Community Housing
6/7/2017 Wednesday Project Work Community Housing
6/8/2017 Thursday Project Work -Community Farewell Community Housing
6/9/2017 Friday Depart to Quito, City Tour, Farewell Dinner Hotel in Quito
6/10/2017 Saturday Quito Free Time - Return Home Airport

A complete detailed itinerary is available to download HERE.  


Fees

Expedition

$2195 - Adult / $1995 - Student (International Airfare NOT Included) with initial $300 deposit due upon registration. 

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

Complete payment of all fees due May 15, 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

*Friday, June 2: Arrive at Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre (UIO) this evening. Typical flights arrive at 11pm/12am (the earlier the better)

*Saturday, June 10: 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! May 3, 6pm Mountain Time. Details below:
Orientation will be recorded and available to watch on-demand if you cannot attend. In this meeting we will meet one another, discuss logistics, packing, and itineraries, and learn more about our community and project. We recommend the video login option for those out of state. 
In-Person Attendance: 
CHOICE HQ 7879 South 1530 West, Suite 200
 
Video/Phone Call-in: 
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/197839582
Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 197 839 582 


All materials and payments are due May 15,  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.


 

EXPEDITION FEE PAYMENT

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