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10-Day Classic Ecuador and Amazon Adventure

Tour Code: 400-896
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Quito, Ecuador
10 Days 9 Nights

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Highlights: 6 nights accommodations. Special Features: Quito City Tour. Excursion to the Middle of the World. Otavalo Market. Rainforest Excursions. Cotopaxi National Park.

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Travel Protection Only Year round $99
Travel Protection with Cancel For Any Reason Year round $168
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Activity OptionSurcharge Date / Date Range Adult
Yes Termas de Papallacta Spa Package Year round $50
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Quito Transfer - Airport to Hotel Year round $72$72$72$72
Quito Transfer - Hotel to Airport Year round $72$72$72$72
Quito Roundtrip Transfer Year round $144$144$144$144
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    Travel ProtectionSurcharge Date / Date Range Adult
    Travel Protection Only Year round $99
    Travel Protection with Cancel For Any Reason Year round $168
    TransportationSurcharge Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTripleQuadruple
    Quito Transfer - Airport to Hotel Year round $72$72$72$72
    Quito Transfer - Hotel to Airport Year round $72$72$72$72
    Quito Roundtrip Transfer Year round $144$144$144$144
    Activity OptionSurcharge Date / Date Range Adult
    Yes Termas de Papallacta Spa Package Year round $50
    • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
    • Children: All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted or guided tours is six. Minimum age for European River Cruises is 12. There is no minimum age on independent packages. Discounts for children sharing a room as third may apply to children under 12.
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    Day 1


    As guests arrive in Quito, they will transfer to the local hotel and have the rest of the day free to spend at their own leisure. Tonight, we will get acquainted with Ecuadorian food at one of the city's world-class restaurants.
    Day 2

    Quito - Mindo Cloud Forest - El Pahuma Orchid Reserve - Quito

    Today, we will take an excursion to the beautiful Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve, home to over 350 species of birds, including toucans, parrots, and golden tanagers. Here, we will see a diverse natural landscape full of gorgeous waterfalls and rushing rivers amid the tropical rainforest. During our walk, our guide will enlighten us with information about the local wildlife. After lunch, we will continue on to the El Pahuma Orchid Reserve, where over 270 species of orchids grow. On our way back to Quito, we will visit a local hummingbird sanctuary. In the evening, we will gather as a group to discuss the adventure ahead.
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 3

    Quito - Otavalo (90 km)

    Today, we will take a visit to the Middle of the World Monument, which marks where the Equator passes through Quito. Then, we will continue to the Peguche Waterfall, situated in a protected forest that is sacred to the local indigenous people. After that, we will arrive in Otavalo, a bustling city filled with friendly people who take great pride in their heritage and still dress in bright, traditional attire. We will enjoy dinner together in a popular restaurant before checking into our local lodging for the evening.
    • Quito, ECUADOR

      The capital city of Ecuador sits on the slopes of Pichincha, an active volcano in the northern Andes Mountains. At an elevation of 9,350 feet, it is the highest capital city in the world.
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 4

    Otavalo - Cotacachi - Papallacta (126 km)

    Today, we will visit the lively Otavalo Market, one of the largest in South America. Here, we will take some time to browse the various stalls for traditional goods, such as hand-woven clothes, rugs, jewelry, fruits, and much more. Afterwards, we will visit the nearby town of Cotacachi, known for its leather crafts. After this full day of shopping, we will drive to Papallacta, tucked away in the Andes mountains and known for its many hot springs and spas. After we settle in, we will have the remainder of the day free at our own leisure. We may also take an optional tour to the Termas de Papallacta Spa, where we can relax in a thermal pool, get a facial, or a body massage. We will stay in Papallacta for the evening.
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5

    Papallacta - Amazon Rainforest (659 km)

    After breakfast, we will transfer to La Punta Ahuano on the Napo River, where we will board a canoe that will take us to our lodge in the Amazon rainforest. In the afternoon, we will visit Ahuano, where we will get the opportunity to meet a local Quechua family and learn about their way of life firsthand before returning to the hotel.
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 6

    Amazon Rainforest

    This morning, we will be able to hike along the Napo River for approximately 2 hours while viewing the diverse wildlife up close. The Amazon Rainforest is the world's largest ecosystem, so we should be sure to keep an eye out for interesting flora and fauna. We will enjoy the views as we cross suspended bridges and fly through the jungle on a zip line basket ride. At the end of the hike, we will take a rafting trip on a traditional balsa log raft. We will then be able to spend the afternoon at our own leisure. It is recommended that we visit the local Butterfly Farm. This is a very active day, so we should be sure to rest well the night before. Those who participate in the rafting trip will need to wade through the water to reach the raft and will get wet during the ride. We will spend another night in the Amazon.
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 7

    Amazon Rainforest - Patate - Baņos (20 km)

    Today, we will take a canoe trip back to La Punta Ahuano, where we will board a bus bound for Patate. On the way, we will stop in the town of Puyo, the country's largest jungle town, where we will get to see a demonstration of a traditional craft that transforms palm nuts into jewelry and animal carvings. Then, we will make a stop at El Pailon del Diablo (the Devil's Cauldron), one of Ecuador's most striking waterfalls. Afterwards, we will arrive in Banos, an idyllic little town known for its thermal hot springs and the Tungurahua volcano. We will enjoy dinner at a restaurant in town.
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 8


    This morning, we will drive to Cotopaxi, known for its magnificent roses. After lunch, we will tour the working Casa de los Perez rose plantation. Although these flowers are not native to Ecuador, the country has the perfect environment for their cultivation, and is presently one of the world's major producers of roses. On the plantation, we'll learn more about the farming process, from planting to exporting. We will view the owner's artwork and meet a local artisan specializing in traditional painted sheepskin crafts on the drums and masks. Then, we will visit a dairy farm to hear about agrarian life in the Andes before returning to Cotopaxi for an afternoon free at our own leisure.
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 9


    Today, we will explore the city of Quito, a historic masterpiece in the high Andes at the base of the Pichincha Volcano. Here, we will tour the colonial quarter, the largest and best preserved of its kind in Latin America. We will begin at Independence Plaza, flanked by the Metropolitan Church, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building, and the Archbishop's Palace. Then, we will continue to the Metropolitan Cultural Center, which features exhibits that highlight Ecuadorian culture and history. We will visit either La Compania Church or the Monastery of San Francisco. Then we will go to the Middle of the World, which marks the Equator.
    • Quito, ECUADOR

      The capital city of Ecuador sits on the slopes of Pichincha, an active volcano in the northern Andes Mountains. At an elevation of 9,350 feet, it is the highest capital city in the world.
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 10


    Today, guests will transfer to the airport for their flights out of Ecuador. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.
    Breakfast: Included
    Note: Due to the high elevation, travel in the Ecuadorian Andes may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.
    • Price Includes

    • 19 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
    • 9 nights accommodations:
      3 nights Quito
      1 night Otavalo
      1 night Papallacta
      2 nights Punta Ahuano (Amazon)
      1 night Baņos
      1 night Cotopaxi
    • All transfers
    • Sightseeing per itinerary in air-conditioned motor coach
    • English-speaking tour manager and local guides in all major cities.
    • Entrance fees per itinerary
    • Price Excludes

    • Termas de Papallacta Spa Package($50/person) on day 4 : Indulge in a little relaxation and pampering this evening at the Spa at Termas de Papallacta. Unwind for 20-30 minutes in one of the thermal hot pools and the refreshing cold pool. Next, enjoy a 20 minute mineral infused steam as hot water trickles over rocks and eucalyptus leaves in the Turkish bath at the Thermal Steam Cave. Wrap up your session with a 30 minute neck and back massage to help you relax after an exciting day of sightseeing.
      Approximate tour duration is 1.5 hours.
      *Please note that a swimsuit is required to enter the Spa and Thermal Pools.
      **Due to limited availability, advanced booking is recommended.
    • Airport Transfer: Hotel to Airport and Airport to hotel: $84/way.
    • Air fares between your hometown and the arrival/departure city of this tour.
    • Optional tours, tips to guides, driver, and tour manager.
    • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions
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    • Optional Tours: We suggest you book your optional tours before you travel. Tours purchased while traveling cost at least 10% more. Additionally, guests are encouraged to purchase optional tours in advance as they often sell out.
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      PRICES: Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice. If the US Dollar devalues by 5% or more, operator reserves the right to increase prices accordingly. Prices are correct at time of publication. In case of human or computer error, operator reserve the right to charge for the correct price or service. A full refund will be made to passengers who choose not to pay an increase, provided operator receives a written cancellation within five days of the price increase notification.

      Fuel Surcharges: All package prices include fuel surcharges based upon prevailing rates at the time of agreements with suppliers. Fuel surcharges are subject to change without notice due to fluctuating oil prices. Operator reserves the right to amend tour prices at any time prior to receiving your final tour payment due to increases in fuel surcharges imposed by suppliers including airlines, cruise lines, motorcoach companies and hotels. To avoid potential increases, you may choose to pay for your tour package in full at any time.

      Full Payment is due at the time of reservation.

      Cancellation: Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to departure.

      Cancellation fees per person as follows; there is 6% handling fee of refund amount.

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      30 to 8 days prior to departure: $100 p.p. plus 1 night
      7 days or less prior to departure: 100%

      Reservations without Sea or River Cruise:
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      45 to 31 days prior to departure: 50% of cost
      30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost

      Reservations with Greek Island or River Cruise:
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      60 to 31 days prior to departure: 50% of cost
      30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost

      Reservations with Sea Cruise:

      Up to 121 days prior to departure: $200 p.p.
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      90 to 61 days prior to departure: 35% of cost
      60 to 31 days prior to departure: 50% of cost
      30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost

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      Up to 121 days prior to departure: $400 p.p.
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      180 to 121 days prior to departure: 50% of cost
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      Reservation Changes: Changes to an existing reservation, whatever the cause, will incur $50 per person plus any additional supplier fees. This includes name changes* and removal of any services such as optional tours and transfers. Changes or additions after departure are subject to local rates at the time of amendment and must be paid directly by the passenger to the service provider. There are no refunds for unused services.

      Contact Information: Passengers are responsible to ensure that operator Travel has the correctly spelled name, address, phone number, email and fax data for all passengers. Names printed on the invoice must exactly match the first and last name written in their passport (middle names or initials are not needed). Operator will not be responsible for passengers who do not receive documents due to inaccurate information.

      Passports and Visas: Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents and MUST CHECK with the respective consulate(s) or visa agency to determine whether any visas or passports are required. Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel.

      Children: All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted or guided tours is six. Minimum age for European River Cruises is 12. There is no minimum age on independent packages. Discounts for children sharing a room as third may apply to children under 12.

      Travel Protection (Insurance): The cost of your trip may increase, due to personal emergencies that may affect your travel plans. Comprehensive trip insurance is therefore highly recommended by operator. Your premium is related to your trip cost, so you don't have to worry about being over-insured. Trip Protection Plan premiums are non-refundable. Click here for more information.

      Travelers with Disabilities: Tour participants requiring any form of assistance are required to notify operator in writing at the time of reservation, and must be accompanied by an individual responsible for providing those services. Tour managers, guides, drivers or other tour, hotel, ship personnel are not able to provide such assistance. Wheelchairs + Walkers: Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers may not be taken aboard motor coaches and/or river cruise ships. Operator reserves the right to remove any person from a tour or cruise who has not provided the required notification, has not received written confirmation from operator, or does not comply with these regulations. All related expenses, including those to return home, will be borne by the passenger.

      Hotel Accommodations: All rooms are standard twin-bedded (two single beds) rooms with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgraded room category. Special requests such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis. Triple rooms consist of standard twin beds plus a sofa/folding bed or cot for third person. The number of persons accommodated does not dictate the room size. Although available at most 4 and 5 star hotels, use of air-conditioning abroad differs greatly from the United States. Many European hotels were built before central air-conditioning was introduced. Air-conditioning is often shut down at night and from the end until the start of the summer months. All hotel rates are based on operator agreements with its suppliers and are not negotiable. Hotel check-in time is generally not before 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is prior to noon. Please be sure that adequate arrangements for accommodations have been taken into consideration when a late night flight is being used. If a day room is included in the itinerary, check-out will normally be 6:00 p.m. We reserve the right to make substitutions with hotels of equal standard. There will be no refunds for any difference in the cost of those accommodations.

      Meals: As specified in each itinerary. Meals are based on the hotel's or restaurant's buffet or set menu. In general, beverages are not included, unless specifically stated.

      Transfers: Transfers are provided as indicated for each tour by car, minibus, or motor coach provided airfare is purchased from operator. If you purchase a land-only tour, or if you deviate from the arrival and/or departure dates as stated in the itinerary, you will automatically be billed for the transfer service, which you may advise us to cancel at any time prior to your final tour payment date. Your arrival transfer is guaranteed for up to one hour from your scheduled arrival time in order to compensate for minor delays. Operator or the transfer company will not be responsible for flight delays, for any reason, beyond one hour from your originally scheduled arrival time. In case of a delay, whether due to flight delay or time spent reporting baggage damage or loss, it will be your responsibility to make other transfer arrangements such as a taxi. Transfer costs are not refundable and any additional expenses will be your responsibility.

      Sightseeing: Will be operated by motor-vehicle, its size dictated by the number of participants. All tours have been designed to accommodate individuals as well as groups. The number of participants may vary during the tour, as operator accommodates travelers arriving on different airlines and on different days of the week. Times listed in itineraries are approximate and meant only as guidelines. It is your responsibility to arrive on time for all scheduled flights, cruises, and package components. Arriving late may be considered a "no-show", in which case you will not be eligible for refund for the unused service(s). We cannot guarantee the number of passengers who will be on any given tour. You may find that you are traveling with a sizeable group or only with your own companions. Services, however, will remain constant no matter the number of tour participants. On dates including, but not limited to religious holidays and national celebrations, some monuments and sites may be closed. On these occasions, touring itineraries may be amended to reflect these closures. Occasionally, during holidays and certain periods, due to unforeseen circumstances there may be last-minute changes, sometimes after arrival, in the sequence of the tour and/or hotels. Therefore, we reserve the right to adjust the sequence and/or substitute any hotels with others of similar category. In such cases there will be no cost adjustment.

      Rail: Rail tickets are valid for the dates and times specified and once issued are non-refundable. The possibility of date and/or time changes once issued is strictly subject to availability and may by accompanied by rate increases.

      Optional Sightseeing Tours: A limited selection of optional sightseeing tours are available for purchase at any time until the final payment due date. Those associated with escorted and guided programs will be available for purchase locally based upon availability. Some optional tours require a minimum number of participants and may not be operated; in such cases, the tour company will attempt to notify you locally, and you will receive a full refund upon your return home. Optional tours may be conducted in more than one language.

      Non-Operation of Escorted Tour: Escorted tour packages are based upon a minimum number of participants. Cancellation of any tour for lack of participation will be advised at least 30 days prior to the tour's departure, and all money will be refunded. Operator will not be held responsible for any costs relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or visa fees. Voluntary cancellations due to political instability, acts of terrorism, government intervention or US State Department warning will be subject to the above fees, provided the program is deemed (by operator) able to continue. Should operator elect to cancel a departure for any of these reasons, every effort will be made to obtain refunds from suppliers, however no guarantees can be provided on their behalf.

      Group Harmony: To ensure the desired group synergy, operator reserves the right to accept, reject or expel any individual who is deemed disruptive or incompatible with the interests of the group. All expenses to do so will be borne by the passenger

      CUSTOMER SERVICE: All customer service issues must be submitted in writing and received no later than 30 days following your return. Claims for refund of undelivered services must be accompanied by payment receipt(s) and local documentation. There will be no refunds for unused package tour services or features, including missed transfers due to airline changes and/or missed flights, unused meals, missed sightseeing tours, unused entrance fees, and accommodations. Airline flight cancellations and delays for any reason are not the responsibility of operator. Submit your claim directly to the airline. Operator does not guarantee airline response. Eligible airline tickets may only be refunded once the original paper coupons are returned to operator via a trackable overnight package; e-tickets do not need to be returned. Lost paper tickets have no refund value. Processing of claims will take up to eight weeks from the date operator receives relevant documents. These terms may not be changed by anyone other than an authorized representative of operator and must be documented in writing. Operator is not obliged to guarantee promises (written or verbal) made by local hotel staff, tour guides, or any other persons not under direct employ of operator.

      RESPONSIBILITY: Operator and its representatives abroad act only as independent contractors acting on behalf of neither the customer nor the suppliers and principals. All exchange orders, coupons, and tickets, whether paper or electronic, are issued subject to the terms and conditions under which such means of transportation, accommodations, and other services are offered or provided. The issuance and acceptance of such documents shall be deemed to be consent to the further conditions. Operator does not own nor operate the hotels, motor coaches, airlines, cruise lines, or any other service providers which compose their tours, and will not be held responsible for changes and/or cancellations for any reason by airlines, hotels or cruise ships.

      The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be in any way liable for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity in any vehicle, or through the act of default of any company, or person engaged in conveying passengers, or of any hotel proprietor, personnel, servant or any other person otherwise in connection therewith. Operator shall not be held responsible for potential risks and hazards associated with travel to destinations included in this brochure, where injury, delay, or unanticipated events may occur. Operator shall not assume responsibility for standards of quality, hygiene, political stability, cuisine, sanitation facilities, diseases or viruses contracted while traveling for any cause, cleanliness, telecommunications facilities, methods of conducting business, emergency medical evacuation, treatment, or medical services found in these destinations. Travel to these areas may entail risks including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in politically unstable areas, civil disturbances, war, and arbitrary changes mandated by government authorities or private concerns. It is the responsibility of the passenger(s) to check with the U.S. State Department, Consular Information, click here for any current advisories and updates to the destinations on their itinerary. Operator shall be held harmless from any and all liability in connection with the foregoing. Operator cannot accept responsibility for loss or expense due to delay or changes in transportation schedule or other causes. Operator shall not be held responsible for potential loss of services due to inclement weather conditions.

      Any and all disputes and matters whatsoever arising under, in connection with or incident to these Terms and Conditions, to the brochure, to the website, or any other information relating in any way to the trip, or to the trip itself, shall be litigated before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, or as to those lawsuits to which the Federal Courts of the United States lack subject matter jurisdiction, before a court located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. to the exclusion of the courts of any other county, state or country. Any suit to recover on any such claim is waived unless filed within 180 days after the date of departure, and unless served on operator within 120 days after filing.

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