TRAVEL AND FLIGHT DETAILS
For the best rates book your flights early as flight availability is limited.
Please plan to arrive in Manta on Saturday March 11 in the morning so we can provide your transportation to Oasis.
You may need to arrive in Quito on Friday March 10 and connect to Manta on Saturday March 11.
As of this writing there are no direct flights to Manta. Most flights will arrive in Quito’s Mariscal Sucre Airport where you may need to overnight in Quito on Friday night and take an early morning flight to Manta on Saturday March 11. To fly from Quito to Manta we recommend our guests use Avianca Airlines. Saturday’s flight to Manta departs at 7:15am arriving Manta at 8:05am. (Subject to change). We will pick you and the others up in Manta upon arrival. We are only able to pick you up in Manta but can arrange for your transportation for an additional fee from Guayaquil if you arrive or depart from there.
Friday Night in Quito
We recommend you stay at Quito’s airport hotel The Wyndham Hotel on Friday night March 10 to make it easy to take the Saturday morning flight to Manta. There is a shuttle service from the hotel that can pick you up when you arrive and return you to the terminal the next morning. You can contact Saskya Novoa our travel partner in Ecuador for assistance with these reservations or you can make those arrangements with the hotel directly when you book the hotel. Be sure to confirm your reservations and shuttle the day before.
Departure Saturday March 18
On Saturday March 18 you will take the Avianca flight out of Manta at 8:45am arriving in Quito at 9:35am. This means you will need to leave Oasis at 5:00am. We will provide transportation to and from Manta Airport as part of your package.
You may want to stay in Quito to tour Quito for the day and take an evening flight home or fly home the next day. A tour can be arranged through the Wyndham Hotel. Or you may want to stay longer and travel through Ecuador. We can make recommendations on must-see cities and areas.
You will pay for your hotel stay in Quito and your airfare between Quito and Manta and any tours directly. This is not included in the retreat package. We would be happy to recommend other places to visit or stay, just let us know.
for help with personal reservations
If you need assistance making your reservations in Quito or for any pre or post tours please contact Saskya Novoa, of Inspira Travel Ecuador, our travel partner in Ecuador. She can assist you with hotel and national air reservations and will meet you at the airport in Quito and provide transportation to and from your Quito hotel. Saskya has worked with our groups and speaks fluent English.
Please make sure to check that you have a current passport (valid for at least six months after travel date); you will need this to get into the country and to get back home! American citizens do not need a special visa to travel to Ecuador. If you are traveling from another country please check for visa requirements.
Ecuador uses US currency but it is rare that vendors take credit cards so cash is necessary. You can withdraw cash with your bank card but we recommend you bring small bills ($20 and lesser denominations) and change. No one takes Travelers Checks so don’t bring those. Check out our FAQ's for more information.
Once you register we will email you with everything you need to know about packing and local customs.
ExtenDING at Oasis
Please let us know if you would like to extend your stay either before or after the retreat. We are happy to have you and will make separate arrangements with you for this based on space availability.