CME & Ecological Tour of Ecuador: the Amazon, Galapagos Islands & Quito

April 3-17, 2014

Optional Extension: 5 days in fascinating Peru with highlights including the historical cities of Lima & Cuzco and UNESCO World Heritage Site Macchu Picchu

Ecuador -- So much more than the Galapagos...

On our eighth Ecuador program, and one of our most popular tours - Andean culture, Amazon rainforest, volcanic countryside, colonial cities, the Galapagos Islands – this is Ecuador, home to arguably the most spectacular array of natural and cultural diversity anywhere. This fascinating tour takes you into the Galapagos Islands – one of the most undisturbed and incredible eco systems on earth with it’s incredibly unique species and the home of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Then, head into the heart of the Amazon rainforest with it’s multitude of plants, birds and animals. Hike, canoe or simply sit on your private cabana’s terrace and see the greatest bio-diversity in the planet as well as learning about the indigenous Achuar Indians. And explore Quito, with it’s UNESCO colonial centre and countless museums as well as a visit into the spectacular Andean foothills and a stay in a local hacienda in Otavalo, the continent’s most famous trading fair. And afterwards, the opportunity to extend your trip into Peru including Cuzco & Macchu Picchu and the fascinating Inca culture. 

Featuring the MV Santa Cruz and Sacha Lodge as described in our various articles in the Medical Post and Doctors Review. To read more please see our 'Featuring doctors-on-tour' section!

Tour Highlights

  • 5 day Galapagos cruise on the MV Santa Cruz 
  • 4 days at Ecuadorian Amazon Sacha Lodge
  • 6 days in Quito (UNESCO city) / Ecuadorian Andes highlands
  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including, island sightseeing, naturalists and lecture services, Amazon ecolodge activities, escorted tours of local cultural sites

CME Program (15+ CME hours and Certificate of Attendance provided)

  • Lectures by Canadian & Ecuadorian medical experts & interactive discussions
  • Visits to public and private hospitals in Quito
  • Lecture on global warming / impact on world health patterns in the Galapagos
  • Presentations on traditional healing methods by local indigenous people in the Amazon and a shaman in the Andes

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

 Price includes:

  • Round trip international flights from Toronto to Quito, Ecuador and internal flights in Ecuador. 

  • 4 days / 3 nights at Ecuadorian Amazon Sacha Lodge, 6 nights at Hilton Colon (Quito), 1 night at a hacienda in the Ecuador highlands

  • 5 day / 4 night Galapagos cruise on the MV Santa Cruz

  • 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 10 dinners 

  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including, island sightseeing, naturalists and lecture services, Amazon ecolodge activities, escorted tours of local cultural sites and museums 

  • Academic program and tour of local medical facilities in Quito 

  • Services of local English speaking cultural, ecological and naturalist experts 

 Price excludes:

  • Airport departure taxes (approx US$41/person) 

  • Galapagos Park Fee (US$100/person) 

  • Travel insurance – please note, travel insurance (including medical and trip cancellation / interruption coverage) is highly recommended for this tour. Coverage is available through doctors-on-tour – please check for further details in our brochure.

Useful Links and Files (Click below to download!)

Our popular Ecuador tour has also been featured in various articles including in the Medical Post (on the Galapagos Islands and the Ecuadorian Amazon) and Doctors Review!

Our recommended RBC Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the RBC Insurance button below to take out travel insurance.

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