Our Ecuador trip with Zoe was really fun. Each place was really different than the last place and it was really interesting how it changed. You got to know the people when you stayed with them – you were really with the people. You got to see some of their tribal culture and how they live. Like in the Andes with the Kichua people there was a lot of corn which was the basis of their food. They also had a lot of other food and I even got to feed the animals which was really fun unless you don't like to get up early. In the rainforest you got to know the Achuar people. Ypu got to canoe and go on lots of different walks which were really beautiful and exciting and you slept in raised open air platforms. We got to have a dream analyzed and got to fly on a small plane. You got to take a ride that was partially in Peru on a motorized canoe and go to an Eco lodge deep in the rainforest. It was a really beautiful view and I really liked it.
I think Zoe is an amazing tour guide because she tells you about the people and she knows them really well. It left me wanting to do it again.
Madison – NYC, USA Aged 8, 2012
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In the following cases of cancellation, we will endeavour to replace you with those on the waiting list. If we are successful in filling your place, we will provide a 94% refund (6% covers admin costs) If we are not successful in filling your place, the following percentages apply.
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We have taken great care to design a trip that is in all its aspects safe and exciting. Each participant must purchase their own travel insurance which covers them for travel to and within Ecuador, all the activities of the programme, Covid-related illness, delays and cancellations, and general illness and death.
We will undertake to provide an environment based on accepted Covid guidelines. However, please note participants are responsible for their own preferred measures over and above these guidelines.
This trip is very special and can be utterly life altering. To respect this sacred adventure and to protect the integrity of the group and the indigenous people whom we visit we reserve the right to ask you to leave straight away (without refund) if we consider that your behaviour is not in alignment with the 'trip rules' below.
(The reason that we request the last point is twofold – firstly we will be taking part in ceremonies from different indigenous traditions that attune us to nature and we want to be as clear as possible to allow for that; and secondly the indigenous people suggest 'making an offering' to Arutam, the spirit of the forest, giving up something that we like in gratitude to that which we will be given (As Zoe doesn't drink she will be giving up chocolate for two weeks before!)