Frequently Asked Questions About International Trips

Is Ecuador Safe?

Yes but you should always be aware of your surroundings and personal belongings.

Do I need to purchase additional insurance?

Yes. You can purchase a $5,000 rescue insurance policy from the American Alpine Club for $45. Additionally, we highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance. In the case where you trip is cut short, this is how you will get a full refund.

Do I need to bring extra medications?

Yes. You should bring basic medications in addition to any prescriptions that you need. Consider bringing a small kit with Ibuprofen, Tums, Ant-Acids, etc. Respiratory illness in the form of a cough and upset stomach are common issues associated with the altitude and diet.

Is the water safe to drink?

Yes but we recommend that you treat your drinking water before consumption. We do recommend that you bring or purchase chlorine tablets to ensure that the water is potable.

Should I bring entertainment?

Yes. We recommend you bring a few books, playing cards and some music for down time at camp.