It is with regret that we announce the closure of our Quito Clubhouse as of January 1, 2016.
Clubhouse manager John Caselli recently informed us that he had resigned as president and executive director of The Explorers Foundation, the non-profit organization chartered by Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism, which has worked with South American Explorers since 2001.
John graciously offered to stay on through January to help a new manager take over. But without benefit of the non-profit foundation, the clubhouse lacks the legal foundation necessary to operate in Ecuador. And so, we have made the difficult decision after 26 years to close the Quito Clubhouse.
South American Explorers (Peru, Chile, USA)