Author Topic: XVI International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology - Galapagos, March 2014  (Read 1702 times)

Offline Ed W

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In case anyone is interested, details of this much anticiapated event are now starting to appear;

The International Union of Speleology (IUS) Commission on Volcanic Caves is happy to announce the:

16th International Symposium
on Vulcanospeleology

Galápago Islands (Archipiélago de Colón)
República del Ecuador

March 16-23, 2014

Hosted by Dr. Theofilos Toulkeridis, Ph.D.
Scientific Director of Galápagos Research of the Escuela Politécnica del Ejército

March 8-15, 2014: Pre-Symposium Limestone Cave Exploration
March 16-23, 2014: The Vulcanospeleology Symposium
March 24-30, 2014: Post-Symposium Galápago Volcanic Cruise
March 24-30, 2014: Post-Symposium Mainland Karstic Caves Tour


March 8, 2014 - Arrive in Quito, República del Ecuador, and transfer to Shell
March 9 to 14, 2014 - Exploration of Tayos Cave and making of a documentary
March 15, 2014 - Arrive back in Quito

-This is special exploration and documentary production of a limestone cave on the mainland
-Cost: USD $150
-You must provide your own transportation to Quito and Shell
-You must pay for your own lodging and dining

March 16, 2014 - Fly Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galápago Islands. Evening cocktails.
March 17, 2014 - Symposium, Conferences, Posters. Dinner
March 18, 2014 - Bellavista caves. BBQ Dinner.
March 19, 2014 - Caves at Premicias and surrounding - Dinner at site.
March 20, 2014 - Royal Palm Cave. Transfer to Isabela Island. Dinner.
March 21, 2014 - Red Ant Cave, Sucre Cave, Gran Chaparral Cave.
March 22, 2014 - Early departure to Santa Cruz. Guided tour to Sulfur mines, new volcanic fields and Volcan Chico.
March 23, 2014 - Early departure to Santa Cruz. Charles Darwin Research Station.

-You must arrange your own transportation to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galápago Islands
-Commerical flights to Puerto Ayora originate on the mainland Ecuador from either Quito or Guayaquil, and transfer through Baltra
-Flights cost about USD $400 round-trip
-Galápago entrance fee and tax = USD $110
-Symposium fee USD $620 (includes 6 night's accomodation, cocktail, symposium, transport to and from caves (and airport), dinners, lunchboxes and breakfasts, laundry, boat transport from Santa Cruz to Isabela Island and back)
-Tour fees during symposium = approx $50-$100
-Do not fly into the San Cristobal airport, is located in the eastern part of the Galápagos

March 24 to 30, 2014

-Cost: under negotiation at this time
-Cruise includes: All meals on board, coffee and tea station, drinking water and snacks 6 day rental of snorkeling equipment, and ocean kayaks Naturalist guide and all transport expenses, Local specialized tour leader

March 24 to 30, 2014

-Cost: USD $360
-Price includes transport, breakfasts, lunchboxes, dinners, accomodation, entrances, guides, start from Quito, five nights (24-30 March)

Prettier text and a few pictures can be found on the Cave Chat site at
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