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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
Oct 25, 2014
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 Sheraton Quito Hotel that night.
Location: Quito
Transportation to site: Taxi services are available at the international airport in Quito, Ecuador. The new Mariscal Sucre International Airport is located approximately one hour from downtown Quito. 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
Nov 5, 2014
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
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

Description: The Sheraton Quito Hotel is located in the capital's financial and commercial zone and also nearby the Colonial Old Town, a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site. Enjoy the on site restaurants featuring fusion foods and live piano music in the lounge. Relax your soul, mind, and body or workout in the fitness center located on the 11th floor with breathtaking views of the modern Quito.

Contact info:
Avenida Naciones Unidas y Republica de El Salvador
Quito, Ecuador
phone: +593-2 2970002
web: www.starwoodhotels.com

Room amenities: Private bathroom, hair dryer, air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, Internet access, mini bar, telephone, free newspaper, and cable TV.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, 24-hr room service, complimentary WiFifi in public areas, fitness and spa facilities, laundry/valet service, tour desk, gift shop, florist, business center, and meeting rooms. The hotel offers airport transfer services for an additional cost. Guests can request this service by calling the hotel directly or by emailing guestservice@sheraton-quito.com. The hotel needs flight details in order to confirm the service.

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.
Additional hotel nights are subject to availability. Please contact the program coordinator, Holbrook Travel, at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for information on availability and prices.

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 and only eight minutes from the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport.

Contact info:
9 de Octubre Street
Guayaquil, Ecuador
phone: +593-4-2327999
web: www.oroverdeguayaquil.com

Room amenities: Private bathroom, hair dryer, air conditioning, cable TV, complimentary WiFi, direct-dial telephone, safety deposit box, coffee maker, and reading light over each bed.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, bar, delicatessen, pool, fitness center, spa services, business center, Internet access, 24-hr room service, laundry/dry cleaning, shops, and meeting rooms. The hotel offers a complimentary airport transfer service. The service can be confirmed by calling the hotel or sending an email to ov_gye@oroverdehotels.com with pertinent flight information.

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, at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for availability and rates.


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
31 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
16 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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