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 Rotary International District 6450, Inc.  
Rotary Friendship Exchange Trip to Ecuador
November 4- 20, 2016
Tour leader: Pedro Cevallos-Candau
Rotarians and partners are invited to participate in a wonderful trip to Ecuador that includes tours, a Rotary Project Fair and visits to Rotary communities.  Final details pending, but here's the general plan.   For more info: Ecuador Fellowship Trip
There are three parts to the trip, they include: Cotopaxi, Tungurahua y Sangay, volcanes del Ecuador
  1. November 4 or 5: Depart Chicago O'Hare November 6 and arrive in Guayaquil that evening (José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport).  
  2. November 6 to 10 Travel to Quito by bus visiting the Inca Ruins in Ingapirca and then train at the Nariz del Diablo.  (Possible stay overnight in an old Hacienda.)
  3. and then travel to Cuenca the next day by bus (three hours).  Two days in Cuenca.  Visit a Rotary service project in Cuenca (mobile surgical unit).
  4. November 11 - 13: Travel to Cuenca and attend the Rotary Project Fair.
  5. November 14 - 18: Travel to Galapagos Islands.
  6. November 19 - 20: Return to Guayauil, returning to Chicago on November 20. 

You may register for the full trip or any of the parts, there is great flexibility and each city/stop will have specific meeting places with date and times.  

Estimated cost: our travel agency is putting together the final package prices.  We are anticipating that the full trip will cost between $4000 and $4500 plus air travel for about $1000 coach. Expect combined savings of $300 per couple.  About 50% of the meals are included.  Expect to spend $10 for breakfast, $20 for lunch and $30 for dinner. 

Deposit: A deposit of $250 can be made to hold your spot with the group.   


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