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Latest News from Akorn Ecuador
Thanks for the Help After the Earthquake
In April 2016 Ecuador was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which mainly affected the Coast Region. Under these circumstances and in trying to contribute by bringing back our country to its usual splendor, we contacted the local Rotary Club, and contributed with their Villa de la Alegría project. Through this, houses were built in the Muisne area for the families that were affected.
Many thanks to AKP and Akorn Hong Kong for their contributions to the project, and a special thank you to the members of the Akorn Ecuador and Akorn South America teams who donated to make this dream come true!
The Red Mangrove is Now the Galapagos Habitat
Please note that from now on, one of our hotel partners in Galapagos- the Red Mangrove, has officially changed names to Galapagos Habitat.
They have decided to change the name and, along with that, implement a fresher image of the place, cutting edge technological solutions, sustainability standards and a higher level of service that allows them to be differentiated in the islands.
Will this affect any bookings?
Not at all, all bookings and programs will remain and operate just as planned.
No Health Insurance is Required to Visit Ecuador
We are happy to share that the Ecuadorian Government will now not be requiring health insurance for visitors, neither for mainland Ecuador nor the Galapagos Islands, until further notice, as it had been announced earlier this year. This means that all your clients have to worry about when visiting Ecuador, is having lots of fun!
New Paris-Quito Flight
From May 14th, 2019 Air France (with Joon) will start operating a Paris-Quito route. From this date on, passengers will not just benefit from less cumbersome airport paperwork, but greater connectivity between Europe and South America.
This route will be operated with Airbus A340 aircrafts, with long-haul travel cabins, 30 seats in the Business cabin, 21 seats in the Premium Economy cabin and 227 seats in the Economy cabin. Flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during Summer season, on the following schedules:
AF210: leaves Paris - Charles de Gaulle at 13h10, arrives in Quito at 18:05;
AF211: leaves Quito at 19h50, arrives in Paris at 13h50 the following day.
It's the perfect time to pack up for Quito! Or should we say- faites vos bagages, l'Equateur n'a jamais été aussi proche!
Snorkeling & Diving Temporarily Restricted
Please note that following the measures of the Galapagos National Park, all snorkeling and diving activities are temporarily restricted in the Santa-Fe-Bay area, in the Galapagos Islands.
The Galapagos National Park will be conducting shark research in the area.
Will this affect my itinerary?
No, there will be no changes, except for snorkeling and/or diving activities during the visit to the island. Other activities such as: hiking and visits to the viewpoint will remain the same.
When will the restriction end?
The research is expected to go on until March, 2019.
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