ASEA ECUADOR EXPEDITION – July 13 - 21, 2018
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.
|7/13/2018||Friday||Arrive to Quito, Settle in to Hotel||Airport Wyndham|
|7/14/2018||Saturday||Mitad del Mundo/Otavalo Market - Orientation + Welcome||Hotel Porto Lago, Otavalo|
|7/15/2018||Sunday||Travel to Community, Settle in, Village Welcome||Village Homes|
|7/16/2018||Monday||Project Work - Vocational Center||Village Homes|
|7/17/2018||Tuesday||Project Work - Vocational Center||Village Homes|
|7/18/2018||Wednesday||Project Work - Vocational Center||Village Homes|
|7/19/2018||Thursday||Project Work - Vocational Center, Community Farewell||Village Homes|
|7/20/2018||Friday||Depart to Otavalo, City Tour, Farewell Dinner||Hotel Porto Lago, Otavalo|
|7/21/2018||Saturday||Otavalo Free Time - Return Home||Airport|
Galapagos Overview (Optional)
|7/8/2018||Sunday||Arrive to Quito, Settle in to Hotel||Airport Wyndham|
|7/9/2018||Monday||Transfer to GPS (Santa Cruz) – Visit and Lunch in El Chato, Giant Tortoises Reserve. PM Tortuga Bay.||Santa Cruz|
|7/10/2018||Tuesday||Full day Bartolome or Seymour North||Bartolome/Seymour|
|7/11/2018||Wednesday||Transfer from Santa Cruz to Isabela Island. AM Poza de los Flamingos and Breeding Tortoises Center PM Tour and Snorkeling in Las Tintoreras.||Isabela|
|7/12/2018||Thursday||AM Hiking to Sierra Negra Volcano – PM Free time||Isabela|
|7/13/2018||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.
$2195 (International Airfare NOT Included) with initial $300 deposit due upon registration.
ASEA Contribution: $700 / Participant Balance: $1495 (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 +|
Price is contingent on final group size. Initial non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to confirm spot. Deadline for Galapagos registration is May 1, 2018. Final price will be determined at that time. Price includes all require hotel accommodations, including the initial July 8th night in Quito. To register, email Riley Greenwood at email@example.com.
Complete payment of all fees due May 13, 2018
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:
7879 South 1530 West, Suite 200 | West Jordan, UT 84088
Memo: “Participant Name, Trip Country + Date”
2) Online HERE
*Friday, July 13: Arrive at Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre (UIO) this evening. Typical flights arrive at 11pm/12am (the earlier the better)
*Saturday, July 21: 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 Otavalo on Saturday.
Expedition + Galapagos Tour
*Sunday, July 8: Arrive at Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre (UIO) this evening. Typical flights arrive at 11pm/12am (the earlier the better)
Quito - Santa Cruz
*Monday, July 9: Depart from Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre (UIO) in AM group flight to Santa Cruz (GPS) (Coordinated with CHOICE).
Santa Cruz - Quito
*Saturday, July 21: 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…
- Application + Medical Form (Due ASAP)
- Trip Itinerary
- Expedition Manual
- Country Appendix (Read all info! Includes details on vaccines, visas, and country details)
- Send in completed Application + Medical Form for all participants (ASAP)
- Send in a copy of your passport
- Coordinate/book flight - Send us a copy of your itinerary as soon as this is booked
- Secure Travel/Evacuation Insurance - Send in a copy and confirmation. You will find info regarding this on page 9-10 of the expedition manual
- View trip orientation! CLICK HERE to access the recording.
All materials and payments are due May 13, 2018. All materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For any questions, reach out to CHOICE Expeditions Coordinator Riley Greenwood 801-389-1494.
Learn all about our work and history in Ecuador HERE.