South America Begins Careful Tourism Reopening (9/1/2020)

South America Begins Careful Tourism Reopening (9/1/2020)

Several South American countries have officially started reopening their borders for tourism, though great care is being taken to slowly loosen travel restrictions as Covid-19 outbreaks continue across many nations in the region. Below, we have a list of the traditionally most-visited countries in Latin America, along with their current reopening status: Not open for …

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Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Travel Requirements (8/18/2020)

Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Travel Requirements (8/18/2020)

On August 15, the Ecuadorian government published new protocols for international travelers entering the country. The objective is to reactivate the tourism sector while guaranteeing the safety of its citizens as well as foreign visitors. New protocols for international arrivals by air The highlights of the new entry protocol to Ecuador are the following. All …

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Galapagos Islands Governmental Travel Requirements

Galapagos Islands Governmental Travel Requirements

(Quito / August 4, 2020):In light of the world Covid-19 pandemic,Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism has issued a series of travel requirements designed to protect travelers seeking to visit the Galapagos Islands, as well as residents of the islands. These requirements — for international visitors and Ecuadorian travelers alike — consist of the following: FOREIGN TOURISTS: …

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Surtrek’s Approach to Covid-19

Surtrek’s Approach to Covid-19

We at Surtrek continue to liaise closely with global health authorities and government agencies. In addition to the government advice, we remain in close contact with our own agents on the ground in affected destinations to get first-hand information and insights. Our team will be in contact directly with any guests planning to travel next …

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Biosafety and Sanitation Measures

Biosafety and Sanitation Measures

A. MAIN CONCEPTS Every operation process such as check-in, cleaning of rooms and facilities, experiences, etc.) has been adapted, taking into account the Biosecurity measures necessary to prevent any disease. Use of Thermometer: any individual who enters the hotel will be measured the temperature with the use of an infrared thermometer (at a distance from …

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Breaking News on COVID-19 | Surtrek South American Travel

Breaking News on COVID-19 | Surtrek South American Travel

Surtrek Travel Information Regarding Coronavirus With the recent and ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) people have many questions regarding safe travel in Ecuador and throughout South America. We at Surtrek, of course, recognize the increased uncertainty that this may be causing, and have prepared this information for our existing and prospective clients. BREAKING NEWS ECUADOR’s …

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Ecuador’s Northern Highlands: Brimming with Culture & Art

Ecuador’s Northern Highlands: Brimming with Culture & Art

In a small but remarkable region of the Ecuadorian Andes, the area’s local crafts have become famous worldwide. The skill and business acumen of the inhabitants of the province of Imbabura — where about 400,000 people live — have been the basis for the development of this dynamic Ecuadorian region. This is a timeless setting …

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Jaw-dropping Ecuadorian Archaeological Sites & Treasures

Jaw-dropping Ecuadorian Archaeological Sites & Treasures

Tours of the vestiges of ancient civilizations — which left the imprints of their rites and ceremonies, as well as those of their members’ daily lives — allows us to understand the development and spirituality of early peoples. In Latin America, the remains of such civilizations are found in various parts of the continent, usually …

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The “Camels” of the Andes | Surtrek South American Travel

The “Camels” of the Andes | Surtrek South American Travel

When thinking about the Andes, most of us picture snow-capped mountains, vast green plains, indigenous peoples …and herds of llamas. And yes, these are some of the main characteristics of the mountainous South American region – including the llamas. In fact, American llamas and their close cousins inhabit the immense and frigid plains and slopes …

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10 Surtrek Tips for an Awesome Galapagos Islands Vacation

10 Surtrek Tips for an Awesome Galapagos Islands Vacation

One “bucket-list” dream for many people is a trip to the Galapagos Islands. But, because it isn’t cheap, this usually means that it’s a once in a lifetime experience for those who decide to travel there. Therefore, it’s to work with an experienced tour operator capable of planning every detail before the journey to ensure …

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