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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.
Start of Program
Feb 14, 2013
All day arrivals at the international airport in Quito, Ecuador. Hotel check-in begins at 3 p.m. Program activities begin with breakfast on Day 2.
You will be staying at the Hotel Sheraton Quito that night.
Location: Quito
Nearest city or town: Quito
Nearest airport: International Airport in Quito
Transportation to site: Taxi services are available at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, Ecuador. If transferring to/from the airport by taxi, please be sure to only use official licensed taxis. This includes checking to make sure that the cab is in good physical condition, and that it has orange license plates as well as an orange placard on the driver's-side doors and windshield with the registration number. Taxis are available outside the international airport and are payable in dollars (Ecuador’s currency is the U.S. dollar).

End of Program
Feb 25, 2013
Departures from the Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Program ends with breakfast at the hotel. Hotel check-out by 11 a.m.
You will be staying at the Hotel Oro Verde the night before.
Location: Guayaquil
Nearest city or town: Guayaquil
Nearest airport: International Airport in Guayaquil
Transportation to site: Taxi services are available at the hotel. If you wish to hire a taxi, please ask for assistance at the hotel's front desk.
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

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.


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Included
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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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4.8
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