Why book with Above the Clouds?
We are passionate about Ecuador and facilitating a trip you will always remember.
We believe traveling is a privilege and that is also comes with a responsibility. We will offset the footprint of your trip by planting a tree on Above the Clouds Farm for each member of the group. On top of that, ten percent of profit always goes to Project One Corner to give back to Ecuador and her people.
How do I get there?
You will be flying into Quito, Ecuador. On-line travel sites give great prices if you have the patience to check several times over a week or two. You can trust the South American Airlines. They are safe, efficient and still include FULL meals on each flight with a glass of wine included!
Do I need a Visa to enter Ecuador?
American Citizens do not need a Visa prior to arriving in Ecuador. Your passport will be stamped with a 90 day Tourism Visa on arrival at the airport. Citizens arriving from other countries should check on-line for your Visa requirements. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please check your passport’s expiration date. If it expires within 6 months of your travel date, you will not be allowed on the plane.
Do I need vaccines before coming?
The Covid 19 vaccine is required for the July 29-August 5th Chautauqua due to preference of the speakers. Please Check with your Doctor for other vaccine recommendations. You may want to pack anti-diarrhea medicine just in case, because intestinal issues can always be a problem when traveling to a new country. Bottled water will always be on hand.
If you cancel prior to March 1st, you will forfeit $500 per person and an admin fee of $75.
If you cancel before June 1st, you will forfeit $1,000 per person and an admin fee of $75 per person
If you cancel after June 1st, there will be no refund.
If the event is cancelled due to not reaching minimum number of participants, you will be issued a complete refund.
What about COVID?
You will be required to test prior to coming and if it is positive, you will not be able to attend which is why we highly recommend you purchase Trip Insurance that includes cancellation for Covid and what they call “cancel for any reason.” Depending on the circumstances at that time we can try to work with you and the hotel for partical refund but it is not guarenteed.
We realize we all need to stay connected however WIFI in Ecuador is spotty. Our hope is that you will be so busy looking at the views, deep in converstation with other participatants and site seeing that you probably won’t even notice.
What is included in the price?
All in country transportation, hotel, food, activities and presentations from Dinner the night of arrival if arriving before 6 pm through lunch on Saturday.
Not included: If you have a late flight out Saturday, we are doing a tour of Quito included in the price. We will have dinner out which you will cover and then we will take you to the airport.
Other things not included: Alcoholic beverages, Tips, gifts and any personal expenses are not included in the price. You are also encouraged to purchase your own trip insurance at www.insuremytrip.com.
NOTE: Ecuador uses the U.S. Dollar so there will be no need to exchange money
What clothing should I bring?
The weather will vary depending on what altitude you are at. It is best to bring layers and you will experience cooler temps at night from 50 to 60 degrees. Daytime temps are 60’s and 80’s. Bring rain gear. Bring SUNSCREEN! You will be on the equator and the sun is very intense. A hat and a light long sleeve shirt would also be good protection. Good walking shoes.
Hacienda Chorlavi has a swimming pool and jacuzzi so don’t forget your swim suit!
What else should I bring?
A camera!! Ecuador has amazing views around every corner that you won’t want to miss. Extra money for gifts and other personal needs. Remember that Ecuador uses the U.S. dollar so you don’t have to exchange money! Bring cash. Small bills are preferable because for some odd reason, Ecuadorians never have change. Make sure the that bills are in good condition because bills that are torn, stained or written on may not be accepted. Credit cards are frequently not accepted, especially in smaller establishments. Travelers checks are not accepted at most places.
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What are our Terms and Conditions?
We have a few basic Terms and Conditions that apply when you make a reservation with us.