Different groups working in Ecuador proposed several pre-symposium fieldtrips. The logistics of these fieldtrips is being assured by our local logistics team following the requests from each field-trip leader. We should stress that the scientific part of these fieldtrips is also under the responsibility of the fieldtrip leaders.
The cost of each field trip includes bus and/or air transport, lodging in double occupancy rooms, breakfast, box-lunch, and field guides. These prices do not include dinners. All taxes are included. Given that there are logistic limitations, the number of participants will be restricted.
Field trips will start from the official Hotel Mercure. Please be ready to go 20 minutes before departure time.
Note: Participants are advised that we will be at high elevations, up to 4500 m above sea level (asl). Please be sure that your health is compatible with being at these altitudes. Above 3000 m asl, temperatures will generally be between 5 – 20°C; driving rain and strong winds are possible. Sunscreen, hats, and adequate clothing are necessities. Water and lunch will be provided in the field. The organizing committee will not be responsible for any accidents that might occur during the trip. Participants are recommended to have their own health and travel insurance.