MAXimal Tours Friends,
… in the past Corona was just a beer, taste close to the water, today …
… the current situation with infections worldwide is having a major impact on the travel industry.
MAXimal Tours is very happy that we have two global companies as partners with our worldwide BMW partners and HertzRide.
A long time ago we decided not to work with hotel chains but with local providers, which has also proven to be a smart move. Before each tour, we look for the hotels that meet our requirements, so there are no gag contracts.
In contrast to some US (Harley) rental companies who are in the process of ruining their motorcycle tour companies, MAXimal Tours will come out of this tourism crisis absolutely strengthened.
It pays to rely on strong partners and to have other pillars as well. Unfortunately we had to postpone our Spain, Alps and US tours until next year, but we are still planning to do the Ecuador tour in December.
BMW Ecuador has already given us the green light to continue attacking the tour.
Flights to Ecuador (Delta, United, Southwest) take place regularly.
The news on TV about Guayaquil was very “journalistically prepared”. Guayaquil is now almost infection-free.
When entering the country, there are very intensive Corona measures at the airport, our hotels are absolutely hygienic and clean.
At the moment there is still a 7-day quarantine upon entry, which you can deal with if you bring a negative test.
Of course we understand if someone is not thinking about traveling in general at the moment, but we can assure you that we will do everything we can to avoid any danger.
We will make another decision dependent on the various circumstances.
In any case, our tour team will fly to Ecuador, as we want to climb the Cotopaxi volcano (5897 m), hopefully nobody will infect us up there …
Registering for one of our tours does not currently oblige us to do anything, we will only ask for payment shortly before the trip. There are no cancellation fees (actually never before).
This is also an advantage when you work with good partners.
Quito International airport Covid 19 protocol
MAXimal Tours Ecuador Hotel partners
Partners we can TRUST
The MAXimal Tours Traffic Light
for our US Friends
Please check the restrictions of every US State.
EUROPE European Union Countries: RED
Spain Tour is red in the moment
Even though Spain is open for business, there is a European Union ban on entry for US Citizens.
News told us that there maybe a new EU policy from end of September
Ecuador is open for business. Begin Sept 12th 2020
The Airport in Quito is fully operational.
Permission if you have a negative Covid test, or agree to 7 days quarantine.
The US State department just changed the Ecuador level from 4 to 3 (like almost every other country)
INFO: EU “Schengen” Citizens are banned from entering the USA .
Exception Green Card holders.
Travellers from outside EU “Schengen” may enter the United States without any problem ( Serbia, Romania…)
(EU “Schengen” area is Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, France and some more)
Here some links to the US authorities
… and please remember, no matter what the location, a motorcycle tour is not an usual vacation . We have much less contact with large crowds.
BUT there are travel risks, no doubt!!…
it is YOUR decison to travel or not.
Please obey the rules of our travel countries
Max and the team