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Sierra Club Ecuador - Andes to the Amazon

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MAY 23-JUNE 4, 2013 THURS-TUES ANGELES CHAPTER, OCSSC/O: Ecuador - Andes to The Amazon: Thirteen-day trip based at three Eco-Lodge Reserves and one lodge in the Amazon jungle. The first lodge is just 20 miles from Quito staying in an 18th century Spanish Hacienda at 10,000'. A few nights will be spent at a Hummingbird Sanctuary high in the Cloud Forest and another eco lodge is in the Tropical Rainforest. Our days will be spent trekking to sacred waterfalls, some trails follow in the same footsteps as the pre-Incans. We will learn about local culture, volcanology, anthropology, see incredible wildlife, exotic birds, tropical plants and flowers. Tours will also include Quito Indian Market and Cotopaxi Volcano National Park. On to the Amazon May 31, four days at our rainforest lodge owned and operated by the Sani Huarmi indigenous community. We will canoe the Rio Napo, guided hikes, impressive wildlife viewing, Piranha fishing, blowgun practice. Amazon round trip flight, canoe transport, all food, guides included. Sierra Club Member cost $2985, Non member cost $3085 (payable Sierra Club) includes lodges (dbl. occup. some triples), ground transport, all meals, guides. Group international airfare extra ($838.62). For itinerary, application, cancellation policy contact Leader: Donna Specht ($100 discount until November 1, 2012. Deposit has been reduced from $500 to $300)

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