Expat Tour Shows Retirees Living Options Abroad

An Ecuadorian tour service’s 2014 focus will be on retirement locations and senior living communities in the South American country, including meet and greets with expats.

Ecuador Relocation Tours will launch a 7-day, 6-night tour in 2014 designed to help participants relocate to or retire in Ecuador. The tour will feature best places to retire in the country, including stops at Ecuadorian retirement communities. 

The tour will cover cities such as Quito, Manta, Bahia de Caraquez, Loja, and others, all considered as the country’s most popular expat destinations. 

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Not only will tour participants get to meet expats who have already relocated to Ecuador, they’ll also have the opportunity to speak with a local attorney, allowing them to ask questions and find out more about living in Ecuador. 

“Our goal is to provide an objective and concise portrayal of Ecuador,” said Jackie Lange, Ecuador Relocation Tours’ official spokesperson, in a statement. “We will present all the information our participants need to plan their Ecuador relocation. They will also see for themselves the Ecuadorian lifestyle with no sugarcoating. At the end of the day, we want our participants to see if living in Ecuador suits them.”

The tours are not meant for buying real estate, and the company’s goal isn’t to sell anything to participants. 

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“We have one goal, and that is to show you what it takes to move to Ecuador and what living in this country entails,” Lange said.

Ecuador Relocation Tours is an offshoot of Panama Relocation Tours, a similar service Lange started more than three years ago to help people decide whether Panama was right for them. Lange and her team decided to expand to South America with the Ecuadorian tour, with the first one slated for Jan. 10-16.

Ecuador has been a popular retirement destination for Europeans and American expatriates, according to the tour company, thanks to a less expensive cost of living but still comfortable lifestyle. 

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“It is easy to stretch one’s retirement funds in Ecuador because it offers low cost of living,” said Lange. “A complete meal in a restaurant only costs $3 or less. It’s a great place to enjoy the perks of years of hard work.” 

Written by Alyssa Gerace