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Program #16488RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Marjory Luther Feb 18, 2015 at 02:52 PM

I'm leaving Saturday from Miami Quito at 9am. Anyone else on that flight.
Marjory Luther (marjoryluther@gmail.com)

Sara Bailey Feb 06, 2015 at 12:02 PM

I have enjoyed South America-- be aware of the high altitude though.
Debra King Feb 06, 2015 at 07:07 PM

What about the high altitude should I be most wary of?

Debra King Feb 05, 2015 at 10:17 PM

I've just signed up for the Oct/15 trip and am really excited. I live in Cambridge, Ontario and have never travelled to South America before. This will be quite the adventure, I'm sure.
Sara Bailey Feb 06, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Elaine W Sep 19, 2014 at 07:28 PM

This trip sounds very interesting but I have a question --- what are the canoes like? Are they the bigger type or the tippy kind my husband and kids liked? I am not fond of swimming!
Della Shane Sep 20, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Hi Elaine: Gee, I don't know about the type of canoes we'll be using. You might send a message directly to Road Scholar.
Della Shane Jan 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Hi Elaine: I went to Ecuador in October. The canoes are flat bottom river canoes, very stable, not tippy at all. You will enjoy this a lot. Plan for lots of walking. Have fun. Della

Della Shane Sep 16, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Anyone from Seattle-area going to Ecuador in October 2014? I am looking forward to this adventure.

Mrs. Susan Picker Feb 27, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Anyone going on the October 25th program? My roommate and I are planning to leave a day early. We are looking forward to this adventure and to meeting the group. We live in South Carolina.
Della Shane Jun 19, 2014 at 05:34 PM

Hi Susan: I plan to go on the Oct program. I will be leaving from Seattle and arriving in Quito on Oct 24. Looking forward to meeting you.
Mrs. Susan Picker Jun 20, 2014 at 09:04 AM

Looking forward to meeting you also, Della. I think it is wise to leave a day early.

Barbara Gallagher Oct 17, 2013 at 09:57 AM

Barbara Gallagher and Harald Eide, we will be on the flight out of Miami at 3:00. We are retired and live in Florida. Looking forward to meeting the group.
Barbara Hicks Oct 23, 2013 at 01:02 AM

Barb and Tom Hicks will be on this trip leaving Thursday from Phoenix arriving 10:30p.m., ugh!

Barbara Wightman Oct 12, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Hi Karen. I live in northern California and I'm going on the Ecuador tour with the Galapagos extension. When are you arriving in Quito?

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