Ecuador «53ᵉ International Eucharistic Congressl» (From Montreal) GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

Pilgrimage in Ecuador from September 6 to 16, 2024 (11 days / 10 nights)

Experience a pilgrimage to Ecuador to attend the 53ᵉ International Eucharistic Congress in a group accompanied by Father Emanuel Zetino in the autumn of 2024, with the presence of Bishop Christian Rodembourg and Bishop Brian Dunn, national coordinators of the IEC.

2,960.00$6,593.00$

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Description

A great meeting awaits us in 2024 in Quito. This South American metropolis filled with history and culture will host the 53rd International Eucharistic Congress from September 08 to 15. Perched at an altitude of over 2800 meters, at the foot of a volcano, this Ecuadorian capital is sure to charm you. Join us for this unique event, held every three or four years. An event rich in spirituality, discovery and connection. During the congress, several conferences, discussion groups, prayer times, processions and cultural events will be held in different parts of the city.

 

Highlights

  • Opening ceremony and opening mass
  • Eucharistic adoration evening
  • Daily prayer times, workshops and discussions

 

The plus

  • Guided tour of Quito with an Englishspeaking guide
  • Optional post-tour to Galapagos Island
  • Congress registration service
  • Father Emanuel Zetino

    Father Emanuel Zetino

    Born in Montreal of a Guatemalan family, he did all his training in Montreal and was ordained a diocesan priest on May 17, 2019. His experience with the French, English, Latin American and Italian communities in the diocese make him a priest very close to the multicultural reality of the Church in Montreal. After three years as vicar at the Cathedral Basilica of Mary Queen of the World in Montreal, he has been parish priest of Sainte-Marguerite Bourgeoys parish on Nuns’ Island since September 2022.

  • Archbishop Brian Joseph Dunn

    Archbishop Brian Joseph Dunn

    Archbishop Dunn, born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on January 8, 1955, was ordained a priest on August 28, 1980. After serving in various parishes, he pursued studies in Canon Law, completing his Doctoral studies in 1991. He became Bishop of Antigonish on January 25, 2010. Pope Francis appointed him Coadjutor Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth on April 13, 2019, and he assumed the role of Archbishop on November 27, 2020, succeeding Archbishop Mancini.

  • Archbishop Christian Rodembourg

    Archbishop Christian Rodembourg

    Coordonnateur national francophone pour le CEI 2024. Mgr Christian Rodembourg, m.s.a., né à Bruxelles le 26 août 1959, devient membre de la Société de vie apostolique des Missionnaires des Saints-Apôtres en 1994, puis est ordonné prêtre en 1995 après des études en théologie à l’Université de Montréal. Pendant 22 ans, il exerce son ministère presbytéral dans le diocèse de Saint-Jean-Longueuil, tout en occupant divers postes au sein de son institut religieux. Il s’engage également dans différents mouvements spirituels et écrit plusieurs ouvrages, dont “Prier 15 jours avec Père Eusèbe-Henri Ménard”. En 2017, il est nommé évêque de Saint-Hyacinthe par le pape François et est ordonné à ce poste en septembre de la même année.

  • DAY 1 ǀ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2024 | DEPARTURE FROM MONTREAL – QUITO

    Depart Montreal for Quito on American Airlines or similar. Arrival and check-in at your hotel.

  • DAY 2 ǀ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2024 | QUITO

    After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a guided tour of Quito with an English-speaking guide. This charming UNESCO World Heritage city will allow you to immerse yourself in the local history and culture. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before taking part in this extraordinary congress, which starts tomorrow! Overnight at Hotel Ibis or similar.

  • DAYS 3 to 10 ǀ FROM SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8 TO SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2024 53RD | INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

    Conferences, workshops, discussion groups, prayer times, processions and cultural events are offered at various locations around the city. Your Spiritours guide will be on hand to assist and accompany you. Overnight accommodation at Hotel Ibis or similar.

  • DAY 11 ǀ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2024 | QUITO – MONTREAL

    After breakfast, drive to Quito Airport for your return flight to Montreal. ***Itinerary subject to change ***

  • *START OF THE EXTENSION* DAY 11 ǀ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2024 | QUITO – ISLANDS GALAPAGOS – BALTRA – ISLAND SANTA CRUZ – PUERTO AYORA

    Flight from Quito to the Galapagos archipelago (approx. 3 hours). Arrival at Baltra Island airport, welcome by guide, land and sea transfer to Santa Cruz Island. Stop at the island’s Twin Craters, then visit a semi-wild Galápagos tortoise reserve and lava tunnels. Lunch. Transfer by land to your hotel in Puerto Ayora, the largest city in the Galápagos. Rest of the afternoon to get to know the town, enjoy its Academy Bay, see the first sea lions, pelicans, frigate birds, marine iguanas… take a dip in the Pacific Ocean at the small beach near the Darwin station. Dinner on your own. Overnight at a 2*/3* hotel.

  • DAY 12 ǀ TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2024 | PUERTO AYORA – ISLAND PINZON

    Lunch at the hotel. Transfer by land to the port of Baltra, then boat excursion to Pinzón Island. Visit on foot with a naturalist guide, discovering the island’s fauna and seabirds. Dinner on board. Transfer to Fe Beach on Santa Cruz Island. Swimming and snorkeling. Return to Puerto Ayora. Overnight at the same hotel.

  • DAYS 13 ǀ WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2024 | ISLAND SANTA CRUZ – ISLAND ISABELA – PUERTO VILLAMIL – TINTORERAS

    After lunch, sail to Isabela Island, the largest in the archipelago. Arrive at the small town of Puerto Villamil, situated on a superb beach. Transfer to your hotel, followed by a visit to the pink flamingo lagoon and the Galapagos and/or Humedales turtle breeding center. Dinner at a local restaurant. And snorkel excursion to the Tintoreras site (meaning harmless white-tailed sharks). Overnight at a 2*/3* hotel close to the beach.

  • DAY 14 ǀ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2024 | ISLAND SANTA CRUZ – STATION DARWIN – BALTRA – RETURN TO QUITO

    Visit to the Charles Darwin Scientific Station. Ground and maritime transfer to Baltra Airport. Flight back to Quito. Overnight stay at the Ibis hotel in Quito or similar.

  • DAY 15 ǀ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2024 | QUITO – MONTREAL

    After breakfast, drive to Quito Airport for your return flight to Montreal. ***Itinerary subject to change ***

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PRICES

  • Book early (before May 6th) WITH congress registration: $ 3,155 /pers. (double occupancy)
    100$ early-booking discount for registrations received before May 17, 2024.
  • Book early (before May 6th) without congress registration: $ 2,860 /pers. (double occupancy)
  • Regular price WITH congress registration: $ 3,255 /pers. (double occupancy)
  • Regular price without congress registration: $ 2,960 /pers. (double occupancy)
  • Single room supplement : + 550 $ / pers.
  • Galapagos Islands extension supplement: +$2,299 per person (double/triple occupancy) +$489 per person (single occupancy)

*Spiritours offers the possibility of pairing, but exceptionally, Spiritours cannot assume the additional costs for single occupancy if we are unable to pair you.

* All prices are based on the exchange rate on August 1, 2023.

 

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Round-trip flights Montreal-Quito with American Airlines or similar
  • 10 nights accommodation in 3-stars hotel
  • Hotel breakfasts
  • Tour of Quito with English-speaking guides and entrance fees included
  • Round-trip airport transfers with English-speaking guide and driver
  • Services of a spiritual leader
  • All taxes.
  • The extensions includes: round-trip flights between Quito and the Galapagos, 4 nights in 2*/3* hotels in double or triple occupancy, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, all visits mentioned in the itinerary, Englishspeaking naturalist guides, transfers with Spanish-speaking drivers, boat transfer between Santa Cruz and Isabela Islands, snorkeling with equipment.

 

THE PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • The contribution to the Compensation Fund for Clients of Travel Agents of the OPC is 0.10% (currently free of charge).


THE EXTENSION DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Galápagos National Park entrance fee of USD 100 (to be paid in cash upon arrival)
  • Transit card fee of USD 20 per person (to be paid in cash at the airport)
  • Other meals, services, beverages, etc.
  • French-speaking guide or interpreter available upon request at an additional cost

 

REGISTRATION

Trip Registration deadline: June 6, 2024 (60 days before departure or when the maximum number of passengers has been reached). It is possible to register after this date, but a supplement may apply.

 

To register: You can register on our website (see top right of the trip web page) or download and fill in the PDF form and send it to us with your $750 deposit. Please register as soon as possible, as places are limited. Please enclose a photocopy of your passport with your registration (international travel only). *Please note that our registration service to the congress is upon request.

 

Travel insurance: for travel insurance, contact us to find out your rate.

 

Number of participants
Minimum 20 – Maximum 50

 

Required documentation: All Canadian travelers to Ecuador must be in possession of a passport valid for at least six months beyond the expected date of return.

 

For further information, please contact

Audrey Marebe (514) 374-7965, ext. 200 audrey.marebe@spiritours.com

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