for you to go on this trip is $2100. That figure may vary because of fluctuations
in fuel costs, but it will be close to that. This is what you're getting
for your money.
coach-class, round-trip airfare from Tulsa, Ok, to Miami, Fl, to Quito
Ecador, via American Airlines. If you are coming from another location,
we'll work out an equitable cost.
-- Transportation in Ecuador, via our small chartered travel bus.
--All Lodging in Ecuador (probably three nights in hostels in
Qutio, one or two in Cuicocha, and three nights at the Arajuno Jungle
--Most meals. All meals at the lodge, most meals in route. Breakfast
at the hostels.
--Entrance Fees to several places we are going, such as the Monument
on the Ecuator.
--an interpreter/tour guide around Ecuador.
--Tips to the bus driver, tour guide, canoe pilots.
trip fee does NOT cover;
--overweight luggage fees(should not be an issue, but...).
--Beer or wine at the Arajuno Jungle Lodge.
anybody out of jail.
--Exit Fee. Ecuador has a $42 fee for leaving the country collected
at the time we depart.
you may have not directly addressed above.
If you have never had a passport the fee is $97. A rush-fee passport is
considerably more expensive.
--Immunizations/Vaccinations. Most of the required immunizations you probably
already have, but there will most certainly be a few you don't have (yellow
fever). Cost depends on which ones you need and where you get them.
the money is due;
reserves your place on the trip and can be paid anytime.
is due 90 days before departure(let's say July 1,2014).
- The remaining
amount must be paid in full before we depart.
Having said that,
understand that I have some degree of flexibility. I don't have any desire
to make money off another person's misfortune, but I can't afford to "eat"
anybody's prepaid airline ticket, either. The tickets are non-refundable...but
they can be transferred. So if you pay any part of this, and then find you
can't go, I can't refund your money, but will work with you to try to find
a replacement for you.
If, due to unforseen
circumstances, I have to cancel the trip, say do to earthquake or volcanic
activity, I will refund your money.
We will be
traveling in the third world. Stuff happens. This may result in things
not going exactly as stated in this itenarery. But that's what makes it
an adventure, isn't it? But also for that reason, I can't refund anyone's
money after the trip has started. If you are not willing, at least to
some degree to "roll with the punches" this trip may not be
a good choice for you. Fee free to contact me directly if you wish to
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