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Adventures Afloat: Amazing Ecuador: The Andes and the Galápagos

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Program #21548RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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
Dec 17, 2014
All day arrivals at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, Ecuador. Hotel check-in starts at 3 p.m.
You will be staying at the El Monasterio de Cusin that night.
Location: Quito
Nearest city or town: Quito
Nearest airport: International Airport in Quito
Transportation to site: Taxi services are available at the airport. If transferring to/from the airport by taxi, please be sure to 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 arrivals hall at the Quito International Airport and are payable in dollars (Ecuador's currency is the U.S. dollar).

End of Program
Dec 27, 2014
Departures from the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito, Ecuador. Hotel check-out by 11 a.m.
You will be staying at the Hotel Rincon de Puembo the night before.
Location: Quito
Transportation to site: Taxi services are available for the transfer from the hotel to the airport. Please ask the front desk for assistance.
Additional transportation information same as above.
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.

Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located conveniently near the Quito airport in the beautiful village of Puembo.

Contact info:
Manuel Burbano N66 y Francisoc Ruiz
Puembo, 00000 Ecuador
phone: +593-22391106
web: http://www.rincondepuembo.com/en/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, telephone, wi-fi, and cable TV.

Facility amenities: Las Cúpulas Restaurant
, El Grill Bar and Restaurant, large gardens, heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym
, business center, soccer, basketball, and volleyball courts. Billiards, table football, karaoke room, TV and reading room, laundry service, cable television, 24 wi-fi.

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

Additional nights after: 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.


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9 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Flights during the program

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