Ecuador straddles the equator on South America’s west coast. It is slightly smaller than the state of Nevada, yet encompasses the Andes Mountain range, the Amazon Rainforest, and the wildlife rich Galapagos Islands. It is one of the seventeen megadiverse countries in the world and boasts a population of over 15 million individuals of Indigenous and European descent.
Day 1 – Arrive in Quito, journey 30 minutes to the hotel to settle-in, enjoy a team meeting and rest up for a beautiful week of service.
Day 2 – Journey 1.5 hours to Hotel San Juan del Vega in Otavalo and explore the local craft market.
Day 3 – Meet the wonderful locals while giving them the gift of new shoes.
Day 4 – Another fun-filled day of distributing shoes to children and families.
Day 5 – Enjoy an unforgettable immersive cultural excursion (example: explore the cloud forest/ecological reserve with a bonus chocolate making tour, enjoy local hot springs or Volcano Lagoon hike).
Day 6 – An amazing day of quality time with the locals.
Day 7 – Visit the Equator ‘Middle of the World’ and return to Quito to explore before departures.
*This sample itinerary will change between now and the trip depending on our group and in-country partner’s availability. S4S will provide a final itinerary closer to the trip.
Cost varies upon destination. They typically cost between $1,500 – $2,750. All payments and donations for trips are tax deductable.