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The Many Faces of Ecuador: The Coast, Highlands, and the Amazon

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Program #16488RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Meals: 31 total, 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Hotel Sheraton Quito: Quito, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Avenida Naciones Unidas y Republica de el Salvador
Quito, Ecuador
phone: +593 229-7000 2
web: www.starwoodhotels.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, mini refrigerator, telephone, free newspaper, and cable TV.

Facility amenities: Fitness and spa facilities, laundry/valet service, gift shop, florist, and meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Room types and prices are subject to availability. Please contact the program provider at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for assistance in booking additional hotel nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge and Spa: Amazonia, 3 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: This attractive lodge provides rustic comfort in the heart of Ecuador's Amazonian River Basin.

Contact info:
Lake Garzacocha - 60 miles from Coca town
Amazonia, Ecuador
phone: +593-2-2540427
web: http://www.laselvajunglelodge.com

Room amenities: Accommodations provided in comfortable, thatched roof cabanas, each with a fan and a veranda with hammock and sitting area. Each room has a private bathroom with electrical outlet and hot water and canopy beds with mosquito nets.

Facility amenities: Hammock hut, restaurant, spa/massage services, bar/lounge with wrap around view of Lake Garzacocha.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

El Monasterio de Cusin: Otavalo, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: This charming hotel is housed in a restored 17th century Andean estate. The equatorial line and snowcapped Cayambe Mountains are only 30 minutes away. Winding cobblestone pathways, fountain courtyards, and perennial gardens offer inviting spaces where guests can relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air.

Contact info:
P.O. Box # 123
Otavalo - Imbabura
San Pablo del Lago, Imbabura, Ecuador
phone: +593-6-2918013/17
web: www.elmonasteriodecusin.com

Room amenities: Rooms have wood-beamed ceilings and log burning Kiva fireplaces, and are decorated with Andean crafts. Private bathrooms have thick cotton towels and hairdryers. Hot water bottles on request.

Facility amenities: Horseback riding, stables with arena, mountain biking, an internet cafe, basketball, squash and volleyball courts, a game room for pool, table-tennis and darts, and two television viewing rooms with an extensive and highly selective video library. 24 hour laundry service is available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Abraspungo Hotel: Riobamba, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hosteria Abraspungo is located at the 3.5 kilometer marker on the way to Guano, in a residential suburb named “Las Abras”, in the city of Riobamba. It’s name comes from two words: “Abras” from the Spanish word “abra”, which means a deep rupture in the hard earth, caused by erosion from water. “Pungo” from the Quichua word “pungu”, which means door or entrance. Abraspungo is also the name of a glacial valley which is located between the mountains Chimborazo and Carihuairazo, at 4.000 Mts. above sea level. The idea to build Abraspungo, began with the purpose of providing comfortable and peaceful lodging for our customers, in peaceful countryside surroundings which offer the special micro-climate characteristic of the Guano valley.

Contact info:
Located at 3½ kilometer marker on the way to Guano city, in the residential suburb “Las A
Riobamba, 00000 Ecuador
phone: +593-3-2364031
web: www.abraspungo.com.ec/

Room amenities: Telephone, TV, and room service.

Facility amenities: Fax and email service, restaurant, bar, laundry service, conference room, and mail service.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hotel Santa Lucia: Cuenca, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is housed in one of Cuenca's most historic buildings, in the Old Town district. The building was once a house, built in 1859 by the first governor of Azuay province, Don Manuel Vega Davila. The property remained in the Vega family for over a hundred years, being a peaceful witness of important episodes of the history of southern Ecuador.

Contact info:
Antonio Borrero 8-44 y Sucre
Cuenca, Ecuador
phone: +(593-7) 282-8000
web: www.santaluciahotel.com

Room amenities: Private bathroom, hair dryer, mini bar, plasma TV, digital safe, Internet access, and heating.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, meeting rooms, laundry service, room service, medical care, and baby sitting services.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Oro Verde: Guayaquil, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Oro Verde Hotel Guayaquil is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World in Ecuador. Strategically located in the downtown commercial and banking heart of the city, only eight minutes from the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport. Oro Verde offers 230 luxury rooms, three restaurants, bar, delicatessen, room service, a luxurious Club Floor, swimming pool, fitness and business center, casino and shops.

Contact info:
9 de Octubre Street
Guayaquil, Ecuador
phone: +(593-4) 232-7999
web: www.oroverdehotels.com/gye

Room amenities: Equipped with a mini bar, radio, direct dialing telephone, safe for valuables, cable TV, broadband Internet connection, reading light over each bed, a remote control air conditioner, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Internet, 24-hour room service, laundry/dry cleaning, safety boxes, meeting rooms that can accommodate groups of 4 to 20 people.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Subject to availability.
Please contact your program provider, Holbrook Travel, for additional information. 1-800-451-7111.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
31 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances
2 Flights during the program

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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