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Popular Walking holiday
Try a host of different activities in glorious Turkish surroundings.
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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This was an amazing holiday - varied itinerary filled with lots of wonderful experiences. I had never been on a trekking and wildlife holiday before, but thanks to the experience and knowledge of the tour leader (and the friendliness of the group) I had a fantastic time.
Lots of memorable experiences! The most outstanding moments were - swimming with sea-lions, turtles, sharks and a penguin at las Tintoreras and Bartolome; seeing a fantastic display of dolphins on the way to Kicker Rock and seeing the fumaroles of Volcan Azufre. (Musn't forget seeing those amazing blue-footed boobies!)
Pablo was fantastic. He was organised, knowledgeable and always ready to answer any questions. You always felt he had complete awareness of the needs of everyone in the group and was always friendly and sociable - with a great sense of humour!
Bring gaiters for the trek (it can be very muddy) and also have walking shoes/trainers as well as boots.
If you are thinking about this one then I should go for it. It is a holiday of a lifetime!
This is the Equator, but due to the currents waters are generally cool. Saying that, most people are comfortable without a wetsuit. If you are sensitive to cold you may want to take your own, or hire in either in Quito (and take with you to the Galapagos) or it's also possible three times on 3 different islands you will be staying at. You don't need to prebook this. The cost for a wetsuit locally is $5.50 per day.
Karol Rogacki - Americas Operations
Most clients are eligible to travel via the US under the US Visa Waiver Programme, however to do this you must register for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority). This must be done prior to departure - more details can be found at www.exodus.co.uk/usvisa.
Rebecca Caldicott - Customer Operations
Since US dollar is the official currency of Ecuador it is definitely the best option to go for. Sterling. although not necessarily very difficult to change. may incur a poor exchange rate. ATMs are becoming more common but you shouldn't rely on them 100% in case there are any problems. Exchanging travellers cheques could be a pretty time consuming operation.
Obtaining change for larger denomination banknotes (US$100 and US$50) can be very difficult, and in many cases they may not even be accepted (especially $100 notes) so our suggestion is not to bring them with you at all. You may find it strange but people in Ecuador (and other South American countries) could be a bit fussy about the condition of banknotes and may not be happy to accept a torn or heavily used note (the higher denomination, the more likely it is).
If flying to the Galapagos you will be asked to pay $110 in cash to cover for the immigration control card ($10) and Galapagos tax ($100). If you are sailing on the Cacholote, you will actually only need some money for alcoholic drinks on board (soft drinks $1.50, beer $2, cocktails $3-6), gratuities and souvenirs. You will need to take a bit more cash with you if you want to hire snorkelling equipment or a wetsuit on the boat. Cards or travellers cheques are not accepted on board the yacht and ATMs in the Galapagos are very limited.
Karol Rogacki - Americas Operations
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