Ecuador Prize Draw

Enter our Prize Draw to Win a FREE Holiday to Ecuador* worth over £7,800!

Revealed Travel is delighted to offer the chance of winning this fabulous adventure holiday for two people to travel to Ecuador. Combine stunning colonial Quito an historic UNESCO World Heritage Site – with a few days of wildlife adventure in the iconic natural beauty of the Amazon Rainforest, plus an unforgettable cultural journey by road and rail across the Andes through the Valley of the Volcanoes via the magnificent Devil’s Nose to reach the coastal plains, and on to Guayaquil. There is also the option to add an extension to the unique Galapagos Islands to bring you face-to-face with some of the most remarkable wildlife on the planet. Ecuador has all the ingredients for the trip of a lifetime.

  • Return Transatlantic Flights – Iberia (economy class)
  • Quito – 2 nights Hotel Illa Experience
  • City Tour and excursion to the Equator -Mitad del Mundo
  • Amazon Jungle – 3 nights Napo Wildlife Centre (full board)
  • Quito – 1 night Hotel Illa Experience
  • Tren Ecuador 4-day Andes Railway Adventure – Quito to Guayaquil
  • Domestic Flights
  • All transfers and ground arrangements with English-speaking guides
  • Option for Galapagos Islands extension (supplement payable)

*conditions apply

Download:  Ecuador Prize Draw – Newsletter

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Offer closes: 28 Feb 2018.

Full terms and Conditions and How to Enter below.

HOW TO ENTER THE PRIZE DRAW

Option 1: Please come and visit the Revealed Travel stand at one of the following travel shows to enter this prize draw at our stand (see stand numbers below), where our staff will be more than happy to discuss your travel plans for 2018 and beyond:

  • Destinations 2018, Manchester: 18-21 January 2018, Stand AC15
  • Destinations 2018, London: 1-4 February 2018, Stand AC15
  • Telegraph Travel Show, ExCel: 23-25 February 2018, Stand UC72

 

Option 2: Simply sign up to receive both Revealed Travel’s regular newsletter and Footprint’s monthly newsletter by emailing us your full name and telephone number and email address to: info@revealedtravel.co.uk

 

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DAY 1: Fly London - Quito

Iberia flight via Madrid to Quito. Arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel, Illa Experience.

For our prize draw transatlantic flights are included in economy class but we will be happy to book other passengers in club or first class according to budget and preferences.

Accommodation: Illa Experience Hotel – Quito’s newest hotel opened in December 2017 in the artistic San Marcos area of the centre. This converted colonial mansion has just 6 luxury rooms and four suites. Recommended.

DAY 2: Quito City Tour & the Equator

Enjoy a tour of Quito and visit to the Equator monument at Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World).

The historic centre of Quito was declared the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. It is a colonial gem with cobbled streets and restored houses, delightful squares and museums, churches and national monuments. Quito is regarded as the rising star for craft beer and Nouveau Andino cuisine.

Accommodation: Hotel Illa Experience

DAYS 3-5: Amazon Jungle

A short flight from Quito takes you to Coca, for the start of a three-day adventure into the rainforest, travelling down the Napo River and along the Añangu Creek to reach the lake within Yasuní National Park in which the award-winning lodge is located.

The lodge provides full board and a range of excursions and activities including excellent bird-watching, a 40m viewing tower, forest trails and parrot clay-licks. It is operated by and for the Kichwa Añangu Community.

The lodge has just 20 comfortable cabins with private bathrooms, mosquito netting and screened windows. There is a hybrid solar and diesel electricity system with silent generators. Cabins have plenty of sockets for charging equipment.

Accommodation: Napo Wildlife Center

DAY 6: Quito

Return to Quito.

Transfer to your hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure in Quito.

Accommodation: Illa Experience Hotel

 

 

DAY 7: Tren Crucero

Full-day excursion from Quito. Depart by road towards Otavalo, Ecuador’s most famous market. From here, travel by steam train to San Roque, known for traditional weaving skills. Visit the Textile Museum at Andrade Marin and the woodcarving workshops at San Antonio de Ibarra. The journey back to Quito by road, with a stop at a rose plantation.

The Tren Crucero is a four-day/four-night cultural journey from Quito to Guayaquil by road and railway, with stops en route at local markets, artisan workshops and to visit local communities. The journey includes travelling on the most spectacular zig-zag switchback descent from the Andes towards the coastal plains, known as the Devil’s Nose. Accommodation is included at first class hotels on the Tren Crucero but you can upgrade to the Gold Crucero to stay at fabulous hotels and lovely old haciendas.

Accommodation: Swissotel

DAY 8: Quito – Riobamba

Travel by train through the Avenue of the Volcanoes. At Boliche, near Cotopaxi, there’s an opportunity to take a short hike. Continue to Urbina, the highest point on the journey at 3595m (11,800 ft), where there may be a chance to meet Baltazar Ushcar, the last iceman of Ecuador.

For well over half a century Baltazar Ushcar has been climbing up Ecuador’s highest mountain to collect ice from the Chimborazo glacier, just as his father and grandfather did before him. It takes Ushca four hours to reach the glacier and along the way he weaves baskets from grass, with which to carry the ice back. He sells it at the local market in a tradition which dates back to the Spanish conquest. Once there were many such ice collectors but modern refrigeration methods have put paid to that. Ushca tells his story to Tren Crucero passengers to supplement his income.

Accommodation: La Andaluza

DAY 9: Riobamba - Bucay

Travel by steam train from Riobamba to Colta and continue by diesel engine to Guamote, a traditional indigenous markets in the Andes. Travelling south we reach the spectacular Devil’s Nose with its switchback descent from the Andes towards the coastal plains to reach Bucay,

The Devil’s Nose – For many years at the end of the 19th Century it was thought that it could never be done but the railway line connecting Quito at an altitude of 2850m (9350ft) up in the Andes with the port of Guayaquil (6m; 20ft) is a complex and remarkable feat of engineering. The line opened in 1908. The most dramatic section is unquestionably the 12km stretch known as the Devil’s Nose, dropping 500m on a steep incline on a track carved out of the sheer mountainside. You might even call it a devilishly good combination of drama and beauty.

Accommodation: Hotel d’Franco.

DAY 10: Bucay - Guayaquil

The journey from Bucay passes through rice, sugar cane and banana plantantions. At Naranjito there a chance to learn about the growing and harvesting of the cocoa bean.

The last part of the journey, from Yaguachi to Durán station, is once again by steam engine.

Accommodation: Hotel Oro Verde.

DAY 11: Departure transfer to Guayaquil airport in time for your scheduled Iberia flight home via Madrid.


Options for paid-for extensions:

The above Ecuador holiday can be extended with a trip to the Galapagos Islands or by adding on a few extra days at a luxury hideaway. This itinerary can also be combined with Machu Picchu in Peru or with Cartagena in Colombia.

Special thanks to the following partners:

Prize Draw Terms & Conditions

  • To enter the prize draw entrants must register to receive Footprint Travel Guide’s monthly newsletter or Revealed Travel newsletters.
  • To enter the prize draw no purchase is necessary, however by entering this competition, entrants are agreeing to receive emails from Footprint Travel Guides and/or Revealed Travel and/or Iberia/British Airways. Entrants will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe via all subsequent emails that we send post the prize draw.
  • All valid entries will be entered into a prize draw and the winners chosen at random by an independent party. Winners will be notified in writing via the email address they provide on entering the prize draw.
  • The prize holiday will be made available by Ecuador Revealed’s parent company Mercator Enterprises Ltd – trading as Revealed Travel (ABTA Y488X, and ATOL 10528) – with return international flights provided by Iberia.
  • The prize draw closes on 28 February 2018. All entries must be received by 11.59pm on 28 February 2018, and the winner will be notified by email no later than 15th April 2018.
  • Entrants agree to be bound by all entry instructions of which these terms and conditions form a part.
  • Entrants to the competition must be 18 or over but the winner may select a child to accompany them as the other person going on the prize holiday with them (please note that some of the activities forming a part of the prize draw holiday – e.g. may not be suitable for children under the age of 12).
  • Unless otherwise agreed, departure for this prize holiday must be for travel on or after 01 May 2018, and the return flight from Ecuador must depart no later than 28 April 2019, otherwise the prize will lapse.
  • The prize holiday may not be taken during the weeks around the Christmas, New Year and Easter festive periods, or across USA Thanksgiving.
  • The prize must be claimed and booked by 30 June 2018.
  • Availability of the prize holiday for the winner’s requested dates will be subject to flight and hotel availability on those dates.The winner will be responsible for ensuring that everyone travelling will have a valid passport to travel, and/or for their meeting any visa requirements required for their destination.
  • The winner is responsible for complying with any inoculation and/or health regulations and requirements that may exist for them to undertake the prize holiday; and for ensuring that all those travelling have adequate travel insurance for the prize holiday in question.
  • When undertaking the prize holiday the winner and their travelling partner will be subject to standard Revealed Travel Booking T&Cs see http://www.ecuadorrevealed.co.uk/booking-terms-conditions
  • Revealed Travel, Iberia/British Airways and Footprint Travel Guides reserve the right to feature the winner’s name and/or image in marketing material such as but not limited to newsletters, websites and/or social media platforms.
  • Only one entry per unique email address.
  • Automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties are not permitted.
  • The competition is not open to employees of the following companies:- Revealed Travel, Footprint Travel Guides, Iberia or British Airways.
  • There will be no refund in the event of cancellation by the winner.
  • The prize must be redeemed in person, by email or by telephone directly via Ecuador Revealed (enquiries@revealedtravel.co.uk, Tel: 01932 424252).
  • The prize is not redeemable for cash, is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The prize will be issued to a named person and identification information must be provided in the form of either passport details or driver’s licence details.
  • Ecuador Revealed reserves the right to vary the prize draw’s terms and conditions without notice. The Promoters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The prize does not include:-

  • Travel to and from London Heathrow prior to and after the prize holiday
  • Any Departure tax payable on leaving Ecuador
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal spending money and items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed as included
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Optional excursions not listed as included
  • Travel, personal and medical insurance
  • Any Visa fees

 

 

HOW TO ENTER THE PRIZE DRAW

By e-mail:

Simply sign up to receive both Revealed Travel’s regular newsletter and Footprint’s monthly newsletter by emailing us your full name and telephone number and email address to: info@revealedtravel.co.uk

Travel Shows:

Alternatively, come and visit the Revealed Travel stand at one of the following travel shows:

  • Destinations 2018, Manchester: 18-21 January 2018, stand AC15
  • Destinations 2018, London: 1-4 February 2018, stand AC15
  • Telegraph Travel Show, ExCel: 23-25 February 2018, stand UC72

Download:  Ecuador Prize Draw – Newsletter