World Spree Travel wants to ensure you have all the resources in planning your dream vacation. Please read the following information regarding the level of activity you can expect, your physical requirements, trip destination information, tour pacing and meal arrangements specific to this Ecuador tour.
This tour is designed to be carefully paced but does include a reasonable amount of walking or hiking. It is suitable for an average level of physical fitness, but is not appropriate for travelers using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. The tour itinerary does involve sightseeing on foot, walking on uneven surfaces, and climbing of stairs without handrail or assistance. This is an active tour. You should be able to EASILY negotiate climbing many stairs and walking for 30 minutes in 90-degree heat. To fully participate in this tour, you must be able to complete some long days of touring with minimal breaks.
Some destinations in Ecuador such as Quito are at higher elevation than some people may be accustom to at over 9,000 feet above sea level. Travelers should discuss with their doctor if this destination is advisable and medication options to alleviate altitude sickness, especially if they are prone to altitude sickness or have not previously been to high altitudes. At this altitude, almost everyone feels some of the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). These symptoms include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, trouble with sleep and lack of energy.
Group Size & Tour Guides
To enhance your travel experience and to grant you better access to more exclusive sights, we limit the group size to a maximum of 20 passengers. Please note that the maximum number does not necessarily reflect the average group size, which is frequently smaller.
The quietvox headphone is provided to this specific tour program when the group size is 10 or more. This means that each tour participant will receive a lightweight, portable receiver that can be worn around the neck or slipped into a pocket to aid in hearing the tour guides. The quietvox headphone is designed for comfort and quality; allowing you and your fellow travelers the ability to easily hear your tour guide's instructions and stories.
Your final travel documents will be sent to you via email about two weeks prior to departure. This email will include a copy of your electronic air ticket receipt (e-ticket), the final tour itinerary, hotel and emergency contacts, and other important information for your trip.
Passport & Visa Requirements
Valid passport is required for all World Spree travelers (U.S. and Canadian Citizens) traveling abroad. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your trip return date. Your passport should have sufficient blank pages for visa stamp(s), per country you are visiting, amendment and endorsement pages cannot be used for visa stamping.
The following visa requirements are specific to U.S. and Canadian citizens. Citizens of other countries must check with the respective embassies and visa agencies to determine what travel visa and personal identifications are required. Travelers who enter, leave and re-enter the same country on their itinerary must check if they require a double-entry or multiple-entry visa.
It is the responsibility of every traveler to obtain and pay for all entry documents (visas, etc.) as required by the laws for each country on your itinerary.
Visa Information - Ecuador
Passport Holders from the United States and Canada do not require a visa to Ecuador, please visit the Embassy link for full visa exemption requirements.
If you hold a passport from another country please contact the Embassy directly or our preferred travel documentation provider, CIBT.
It is the responsibility of every traveler to obtain and pay for all entry documents (visas, etc.) as required by the laws, regulations, or orders of the countries you will visit.
Embassy linksPlease visit the following link for the latest information on obtaining your visa through your local Embassy or Consulate:
Additional Entry Requirements - Ecuador
Please be aware that in 2017, the National Assembly of Ecuador issued a decree, establishing as a new requirement for all visitors entering to the Galapagos Islands to have international travel insurance, either public or private valid for the entire duration of their trip.