16th IVS Galápagos

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Foto: Theofilos Toulkeridis at Gallardo´s cave, Bellavista, island Santa Cruz, Galápagos
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DAY BY DAY

16th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF VOLCANOSPELEOLOGY –

2nd ECUADOREAN INTERNATIONAL SPELEOLOGICAL SYMPOSIUM

GALÁPAGOS

8th to 15th of March 

Main organizing (and mapping) team arrives at the 8th of March on the islands. For early pre-symposium activities and hotel reservation etc contact Aaron Addison (activities) and Theo. Toulkeridis (activities and accommodation)

Sunday 16th of March

Flight to Baltra, clearing at airport as symposium member (no fees, instead 100$ park entrance fees), transfer (boat .8$ and bus 1.8$ or taxi 18$ up to four persons) to Puerto Ayora, arrivals and accommodation following previous mailed personalized instructions for reservation – Any late reservation or changes contact Theo. Hotels will be Hotel “España” www.hotelespanagalapagos.com, Hotel “Gardner” www.hotelgardnergalapagos.com, Hotel “Flamingo” and Hotel “Red Booby” www.hotelredbooby.com.ec

Same afternoon, visit of Charles Darwin Research Station (optional)

19.00 Welcome cocktail at Hotel Flamingo

Monday 17th of March

7.00 a.m. Breakfast at Hotel Flamingo

Walk (10 minutes) taxi ride (2 min trip, 1$) to Symposium site “Miguel Cifuentes” of the PNG, close to entrance to the Tortuga Bay path

8.30 a.m. Welcome by Galápagos various authorities

9.00 a.m. Symposium, Conferences, Posters etc

Coffee breaks and lunch at site

19.30 Dinner at Gilardino´s or Garrapata (pending), typical Galápagos (sea) food (other choices are of course also available, please let me know about allergies etc.)

Tuesday 18th of March

7.00 a.m. Breakfast at Hotel Flamingo

8.30 a.m. Bus transport from hotels towards Bellavista. Lunchbox distribution in bus (entrance).

Visit of three caves (400m, 1000m, 2200m), therefore division into three groups, rotation during day, guiding by Aaron and Galápagos team-members.

17.30 BBQ at site (Gallardo´s cave).

20.00 Transport to hotels

Wednesday 19th of March 

7.00 a.m. Breakfast at Hotel Flamingo

8.30 a.m. Bus transport from hotels towards Chato. Lunchbox distribution in bus (entrance).

Caves at Premicias, Chato and Tortuga Crossing and surrounding Visit of eight caves (up to 800m). Division in three groups, rotation during day, guiding by Aaron and Galápagos team-members.

18.30 Dinner at site (Chato)

20.00 Transport to hotels

Thursday 20th of March

7.00 a.m. Breakfast at Hotel Flamingo

Check-out of your hotel

8.30 a.m. Bus transport from hotels towards Royal Palm (without backpack, as you can leave it in the hotels). Lunchbox distribution in bus (entrance).

Royal Palm Cave (approx. 1000m), all together.

13.00 Bus towards hotels, walk to Port (boat). Boat-transfer to Isabela Island, Arrivals and accommodation in four different hotels.

19.00 Dinner

Friday 21st of March 

7.00 a.m. Breakfast at own Hotel

8.30 a.m. Transport from hotels towards different caves. Lunchbox distribution in bus (entrance).

Distribution at caves “Red Ant”, “Sucre”, “Gran Chaparral”, leaded by various members. Rotation during the day.

One group leaves to “Triple Volcán” (vertical).

Return to hotel at different times.

19.30 Dinner

Saturday 22nd of March

Option 1: Early departure to Puerto Ayora, Island Santa Cruz / Baltra (no breakfast, as boat leaves at 6.00 a.m.). From Puerto Ayora bus (1.8$ or taxi transfer (18$ up to four persons) to Itabara Channel and boat ride (.8$) to airport (Baltra Island), flight to Guayaquil / Quito and out.

Option 2: Early departure to Puerto Ayora, Island Santa Cruz. Accommodation in hotels of your own choice (probably Hotel “España”, “Gardner” or “Flamingo”).

9.00 a.m. Breakfast at Hotel Flamingo

10.00 a.m. Bus Transfer to “Cascajo”. Lunchbox distribution in bus (entrance). Visit of Cascajo cave (approx. 3000m), final part at the beach Garrapatero. Prices will be divided and pending on amount of participants. Trip-leader N.N. (pending).

18.00 Return to hotels

Dinner at your own choice.

Option 3: Guided tour to Sulfur mines, new volcanic fields and Volcan Chico, Sierra Negra shield volcano. Costs will be divided by tour participants for Guide (150$ one group of 20), transport to PNG stop (70-90$ one vehicle for up to 20 persons), horses (15$ each) and your own lunch box and accommodation. Trip will be leaded by Theo.

Sunday 23rd of March 

Option 1: Early departure to Puerto Ayora, Island Santa Cruz / Baltra (no breakfast, as boat leaves at 6.00 a.m.). From Puerto Ayora own bus transfer to Itabara Channel and boat ride to airport (Baltra Island), flight to Guayaquil / Quito and out.

Option 2: For those being in Santa Cruz – from Puerto Ayora bus (1.8$) or taxi transfer (18$ up to four persons) to Itabara Channel and boat ride (.8$) to airport (Baltra Island), flight to Guayaquil / Quito and out.

Option 3: Post Symposium activities such as scuba diving pending and organized by Jorge Mahauad Witt

Get to Galápagos: Flight to Baltra from Quito or Guayaquil is around 400$ (at least one flight might be with own plane and lower price, but unfortunately only on short notice) Transit tax to Galápagos in Quito airport ($10), Usual Galapagos National Park entry fee ($100), except pre-registered participants (deadline 15th of December).

Symposium costs of 620$ includes: Accommodation (six nights 16-22 of March), cocktail, symposium, transport to and from caves (and one ride back to airport), dinners, lunchboxes and breakfasts, laundry, boat transport from Santa Cruz to Isabela Island and back. Leaded by Theofilos Toulkeridis and Aaron Addison

Un pensamiento en “16th IVS Galápagos

  1. It’s time for me to start booking flights and tourist trips. Who are the people I should contact in order to set up the pre and post symposium trips?
    Where do I find the required application for the symposium?
    Is there any resource to help with travel plans? I have contacted the Galapagos Travel Center, is that the best place to get info?
    Looking forward to seeing as much of the Galapagos and Ecuador as possible.
    Thanks
    Jim

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