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Adventures Afloat: Extension: Wonders of Ecuador

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Program #21104RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
David from Carlisle, PA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 03/12/14 - 03/17/14
If you travel to Galapagos you must include some time in Ecuador. It completes the picture of a most interesting part of the world.

William from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 02/05/14 - 02/10/14
The extension was in many ways as interesting as the main program, the Galapagos Islands, partly because we knew so little about the area. The northern Andes are beautiful and were as exotic to us as the islands. We stayed in several handsome old haciendas and had opportunities to take short hikes, and bird watch. The highlight of the program was visiting the animal and craft market in Otavalo, a city with Indigenous people making up 80% of the population. Although most of the men wore "Western" clothes, almost all the women wore their traditional clothing.

Brooke from Suffolk, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/26/13 - 07/01/13
I was very disappointed with the air travel. Holbrook sometimes did not return my calls and when they did information was lacking or incorrect. They booked me on a South American airline but said it was AA.I could not get a seat assignment and the airline did not recognize me. Both the leader and I spent several hours trying to get a seat assignment. AA said call the SA airline and the SA airline said call AA. I packed for a USA airline only to find that the SA airline allows carry-on by weight, not size. I was required to check my carry on bag resulting in damage to items. This was the only part of my trip that was very poor and disappointing.


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