ABOUT YOUR TRIP
Pack your bags for the experience of a lifetime as you journey to Quito, Ecuador.
Home to the Amazon River, Andes Mountains, and the Galapagos Islands; Ecuador is the perfect backdrop for your South American adventure. Your ministry will begin in the capital city of Quito, Ecuador where you will participate in a variety of creative outreaches. As a team you will minister in places such as jails, orphanages, parks, plazas, college campuses and schools. As you bring hope to the people of Ecuador you will return home with a deeper sense of purpose, a love for people, and a greater passion for God.
Take a peek at this amazing nation and check out the "All You Need is Ecuador" campaign video put out last year by the Ecuadorian Department of Tourism:
Elevation: 9,350 feet.
Population: Quito 2.23 Million. Total nation: 15.74 Million.
Religion: 95% Catholic. 5% other or atheist.
Weather: Quito is a very temperate climate (Think San Diego with a little more chilly evenings.) The temperature ranges from a low of 40 degrees in the mornings and evenings to a high of 85 in the afternoons. The running joke among the locals about the weather is that they have all four seasons in one day.
Currency: US Dollar
Language: Spanish and Quechua (various dialects)
Vaccines: There are no required vaccines to visit Ecuador however, the State Department recommends that you be up to date on all of your basic inoculations. For additional recommendations please refer to the Center for Disease Control website and consult with your personal health care provider for updated information on what vaccines you may desire for the trip.