Ecuador Public Expedition

June 27 - July 4, 2020

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About Ecuador Public Expedition

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.

 

> Agenda

Detailed itinerary coming soon!

> Project & Community Details

Coming soon! 

 

> Expedition Leaders

Coming soon!

 

> Expedition Fees

$2,395 per person

  • International airfare not included.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due upon application to confirm your place on the trip (counts towards total fee balance).
  • Rates include hotel accommodations, certified group leaders, village lodging, village meals, and local transportation.

 

Discounts

  • $50 discount per person if complete expedition fee is paid upfront with submission of application and $300 trip deposit 6 months in advance
  • 10% group discount available for parties of 6 or more. Reach out to expeditions@choicehumanitarian.org to confirm group size and receive discount code. 
  • Student discounts available - please apply HERE! $250 off for students who fulfill certain requirements (does not stack with the group discount). Upon review and approval from CHOICE, you will receive a discount code to reduce the fee. 
  • Members of The Village are also eligible for additional expedition discounts. Please visit choicehumanitarian.org/membership to join and learn more! 



> Optional Tours

Galapagos Tour

An optional Galapagos tour is available after the completion of the expedition. Price is dependent on how many sign up and can range from $1,850 - $1,250 per person. This price does not include in-country flights from Quito to the Galapagos Islands. 


 Rainforest Eco Tour

An optional Eco tour is available after the completion of the expedition. Price is $600 per person. More details to come!

 

 

> Flight Requirements

Expedition Only

ARRIVAL: *Saturday, June 27* Arrive into Quito Airport (UIO) before 11:15 PM. 

DEPARTURE: *Saturday, July 4* Depart from Quito Airport (UIO) after 11:00 PM. 


Expedition + Galapagos

ARRIVAL: *Saturday, June 27* Arrive into Quito Airport (UIO) before 11:15 PM.

*Sunday, July 5* Arrive into Santa Cruz Island, GPS Airport the earliest time possible. The earlier you arrive, the more time you will have to enjoy the islands.

*Thursday, July 9* Depart from Santa Cruz Island to Quito. The latest flights from Santa Cruz arrive in Quito approx. 5:30 PM. Again, the later you leave, the more time you will have on the islands.   

DEPARTURE:  *Thursday, July 9* Depart from Quito Airport the latest time possible. Participants will be good to catch most later outbound flights, which will take place around 10:30 - 11:30 PM. 


Expedition + Eco Tour

ARRIVAL: *Saturday, June 27* Arrive into Quito Airport (UIO) before 11:15 PM. 

DEPARTURE: *Tuesday, July 7* Depart from Quito Airport (UIO) after 11:00 PM.


 

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. If you do arrive before the start of the expedition or stay later, please let us know where you will be staying or if you would like us to help in booking hotels.

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 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

  • Complete and submit your application for all participants. (ASAP)
  • Pay initial $300 deposit per/person to secure your spot. 
  • Upload a copy of your passport
  • Coordinate/book flight - Send us a copy 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.
  • Join the trip's Facebook group or request an invite!
  • Attend trip orientation! This is usually held 6 - 8 weeks before the start of the expedition. Details to follow.

 


All materials and payments are due April 27, 2020 at the latest. All materials should be uploaded through application website or sent to expeditions@choicehumanitarian.org.

For any questions, reach out to CHOICE Expeditions Program Specialist, Emily Wright (207) 432-8442. 


About Ecuador

Learn all about our work and history in Ecuador HERE.

Meet Ecuador Staff

 

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