The Tiputini Biodiversity Station (TBS)

Have you ever imagined being in the most biodiverse place on Earth just surrounded by incredible flora and fauna? Then Tiputini Biodiversity Station is the right choice! TBS is one of the most remote and world renown scientific stations in the Amazon forest, located adjacent to Yasuní National park. Staying at TBS will be an unforgettable experience. Ten monkey species roam around camp, and you can enjoy a great diversity of birds while reaching the 45 meters on top of a kapok tree. You also have a chance to swim in a river and see anacondas, dolphins and maybe a jaguar! You can enjoy all this while also learning about the conservation projects developed by researchers at TBS.

Trips PRE Congress:

August 7 -10 (4 days – 3 nights)
Cost Developed Countries: $385*
Cost Other Countries: $345*
(Min 18, Max 30 People)

August 10-14 (5 days- 4 nights)
Cost Developed Countries: $470*
Cost Other Countries: $420*
(Max 15 People)

Trips POST Congress:

August 21-24 (4 days – 3 nights)
Cost Developed Countries: $385*
Cost Other Countries: $345*
(Min 18, Max 30 People)

August 24-28 (5 days- 4 nights)
Cost Developed Countries: $470*
Cost Other Countries: $420*
(Min 18, Max 30 People)

*IMPORTANT:
These costs include transportation Coca-Tiputini-Coca, all meals, guided activities and accommodation (double and triple cabins).

For more information, please send an email to dmosquera@usfq.edu.ec

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FOLLOWING THE ECUADORIAN MONKEYS

IN THE COAST

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS  Aug 23-26, 2020

Fly from Quito to Guayaquil and then travel to Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve. Hike through lush tropical forests and see first-hand white-fronted capuchin and mantled howler monkeys. Enjoy excellent lodging accommodations and continue to the Puyango Reserve. Visit the two areas of the park known as Stone Forest and the Chirimoyo stream, where you can see one of the largest collections of petrified wood in the world. Puyango reserve is home to over 130 bird species as well as a wide variety of mammals and reptiles. You will have the full day to walk around Buenaventura Reserve that is part of Jocotoco Foundation, located near Piñas and Zaruma in El Oro province and then return to Quito.

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LA HESPERIA & LALO LOOR RESERVES

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS Aug 11 – 15, 2020 or Aug 23 – 27, 2020

Depart Quito and drive West to Santo Domingo towards La Hesperia Natural Reserve. The reserve includes two important biodiverse hotspots: The Tropical Andes and the Chocó Forest. The cloud forest is home to equatorial capuchin monkeys, 292 species of birds, 40 species of mammals, 63 butterflies, as well as an immense variety of plants and vegetation. You will also visit the Lalo Loor Dry Forest Reserve, one of the few places on the Ecuadorian coast where you can explore the unique tropical semi-deciduous forest. Experts consider the reserve one of the most unique and pristine locations in the entire region. You will be able to observe white-fronted capuchin and mantled howler monkeys, jaguars, tamanduas, collared peccaries, frogs and lizards.

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IN THE WEST SLOPES OF THE ANDES

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS Aug 23 – 29, 2020

You will visit Yanacocha Reserve, located in the high cloud forest on Pichincha’s volcano at 11,300ft. Overnight near Mindo and Sachatamia Reserve and Río Canande Reserve to observe howler monkeys, brown-headed spider monkeys, and equatorial capuchin monkeys. On your treks, you could also encounter jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays, collared peccaries, and red brocket deer. Next, you will travel to La Hesperia Natural Reserve in the western range of the Andes. The reserve includes two important biodiverse hotspots: The Tropical Andes and the Chocó Forest. This region hosts 292 species of birds, 40 species of mammals, 63 types of butterflies, the equatorial capuchin monkeys, tayras, agouti, pacas, and peccaries.

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TOURS TO THE JUNGLE

Sacha Lodge

Sacha Lodge

SACHA LODGE 5 DAYS/4NIGHTS Aug 11-15, 2020 or Aug 24 – 28, 2020

Imagine walking across a bridge suspended over the rainforest canopy, paddling through creeks in search of monkeys and river otters, climbing to the very top of a giant kapok tree or swimming in a black-water lake, threading your way through trees in search of the world’s tiniest monkey… You will find these exclusive experiences, plus many more, only at Sacha Lodge, within our pristine 5,000-acre (2,000-hectare) ecological reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Sani Lodge

Sani Lodge

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS Aug 12-15, 2020 or Aug 24-27, 2020

Sani Lodge is in the intermediate corridor of Yasuní National Park and Cuyabeno Reserve. This place is owned by Sani Isla Kichwa Community and embraces a total of 42,000 hectares (103,784 acres) of virgin rainforest. This is an exclusive Eco-hotel that welcomes tourists with an astonishing biodiversity.

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TOURS TO GALÁPAGOS

THE ENCHANTED GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Galápagos Combined Tour

4 DAYS/ 3 NIGHTS Aug 12 – 15, 2020 or Aug 24 – 27, 2020

You will arrive to Santa Cruz and visit the Charles Darwin Interpretation Center as well as other highlights on the island. The second day you will travel by boat to Kicker Rock on San Cristobal Island for some of the best snorkeling and diving in Galapagos. Your visit will also take you to Gardner Islet and Punta Suarez for some of the most fascinating views and beaches that Galapagos has to offer. Finally, you will also have time to relax, soak in some sun and try the local cuisine, before returning to the mainland.

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ISLAND HOPPING TOUR

Galápagos Island Hopping

6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS Aug 23 – 28, 2020

This tour will take you to one of the most amazing places in the world, the Galapagos Islands. You will visit four of the 13 major islands and several smaller islets. The islands are an unpredictable wilderness of flora and fauna and a living laboratory of evolution filled with an extraordinary population of unique species, which have developed apart from human influence. For nature lovers, Galapagos offers an overwhelming variety of birds, playful sea lions on the beach, exotic plant life, volcanoes and fascinating landscapes of natural formations and marvels.

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M/Y BONITA

Bonita

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS Aug 09 – 15, 2020

A magical journey in the Galapagos Islands living on board an exclusive tourist superior class yacht. Experience the enchanted islands and see the pristine beaches, wildlife and seascapes that only Galapagos can offer. Visit the main islands as well as small secluded coves and mangroves aboard a ship that offers comfort, access and professional accompaniment at every step of the expedition. The M/Y Bonita has 9 cabins, private bathrooms, cold/hot water, air conditioning, towels, dryer and safe. The outdoor decks are ideal for those who love to relax after a full day of adventure with a 360-degree panoramic view. The dining facilities have broad ocean view windows so you can continue observe impressive landscapes while enjoying local and international delicacies prepared by the chef on board.

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M/Y CORALES

Coral

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS Aug 23 – 26, 2020

The Galapagos Islands are magical for many reasons: pristine beaches, land and marine animals, unique landscapes; a true “living laboratory of evolution.” Each island is an opportunity for discovery and the journey is an experience of a lifetime.

The Coral I & II are gorgeous, comfortable, sister yachts offering social areas distributed on three decks. The different spaces on board offer an expedition experience with personalized service and activities. The vessels have capacity for 36 or 20 guests respectively and are fully staffed with professionals committed to excellence and the highest standards of customer satisfaction. The restaurants serve delicious Ecuadorian and international cuisine, and when possible, BBQ dinners on the open-air Moon Deck. They are the perfect cruise vessels for charter groups where thrill and comfort are guaranteed.

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MEET AND GREET

The airport is a 45-minute drive from the city. If you would like to arrange for a private car to facilitate your arrival and departure, we can help. A driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in a secure, clean, a/c equipped vehicle. Individual vehicles or shared options are available depending on the size of your group. We highly recommend booking in advance.

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