Nature Experience is pleased to sponsor the 18th International Symposium on Trichoptera, to be held in Ecuador in July 2024. On this occasion, Trichoptera researchers from around the world will gather to share their knowledge, research and passion for these fascinating insects.

With its breathtaking scenery and rich biodiversity, Ecuador is an ideal location for this symposium. Quito, the capital, offers a blend of history, culture and natural beauty, making it an inviting destination for both business and pleasure. What’s more, this is the first time the symposium has been held in South America.

Nature Experience, as sponsor, is organizing pre- and post-symposium trips to discover the incredible biodiversity of this small country on the edge of rich and varied biotopes. Contact us and sign up for these symposium trips to complete your discovery of Ecuador.

18th International Symposium on Trichoptera - Hiking and andean natural history around Papallacta hotsprings with Nature Experience

Hiking and andean natural history around Papallacta hotsprings

Go on a magnificent hike through the high-altitude steppes, from the Papallacta Antennae to the thermovolcanic baths. We'll trek through an impressive landscape of high-altitude lagoons, swamps and jagged mountain peaks. Look for the characteristic inhabitants of the region and if you're lucky, you might even spot the iconic Spectacled Bear. After traversing Cayambe Coca…

Next departure on Friday, July 05, 2024
Ecuador
1 day
From 92 US$
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18th International Symposium on Trichoptera - Exploration of the biodiverse Tandayapa Valley with Nature Experience

Exploration of the biodiverse Tandayapa Valley

The Tandayapa Valley, characterized by its steep terrain and typical Chocoan cloud forest vegetation, is renowned for its incredible biodiversity. With over 400 bird species recorded in the area, including toucans, tanagers, and various species of hummingbirds, it offers unparalleled opportunities for birdwatching. Nature enthusiasts will also be delighted; beyond the exuberant flora, these high-altitude…

Next departure on Friday, July 05, 2024
Ecuador
1 day
From 78 US$
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18th International Symposium on Trichoptera - Highland adventure in the Antisana Reserve with Nature Experience

Highland adventure in the Antisana Reserve

Today we will visit the Antisana Reserve, named to the Antisana volcano of 5758 meters high, making it the fourth highest volcano in Ecuador. The reserve is easily accessible from Quito, located about 50 kilometers east of the capital.

At the nesting cliffs as well as in the reserve, we will search for the iconic…

Next departure on Friday, July 05, 2024
Ecuador
1 day
From 78 US$
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18th International Symposium on Trichoptera - Into the shadow of the giant in Cotopaxi National Park with Nature Experience

Into the shadow of the giant in Cotopaxi National Park

Our excursion to the Cotopaxi National Park promises an unforgettable adventure, diving into the heart of this breathtaking landscape. We will explore the Limpiopungo lagoon and search for the remarkable flora and fauna that thrive in this environment, from the Andean Condor to the Andean fox. Weather permitting, we will climb the slopes of the…

Next departure on Friday, July 05, 2024
Ecuador
1 day
From 78 US$
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18th International Symposium on Trichoptera - In the heart of the Andean Chocó – Slow Birding with Nature Experience

In the heart of the Andean Chocó - Slow Birding

Nestled behind the peaks of the Pichincha volcano in Ecuador, this natural gem recently gained fame when it was declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Covering 287,000 hectares of native subtropical forest, the Andean Chocó absorbs around 250 tons of carbon per hectare, thus purifying the air of our planet. With 12 types of forests…

Next departure on Saturday, July 06, 2024
Ecuador
8 days
From 1847 US$
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18th International Symposium on Trichoptera - Galapagos land-based tour with Nature Experience

Galapagos land-based tour

Our 6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour provides a comprehensive exploration of four central islands, each showcasing unique natural wonders. Encounter endemic species like giant tortoises, marine iguanas and finches, perfectly adapted to their habitats. Witness iconic wildlife including penguins, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies. Experience the beauty of Seymour North Island and Plaza Sur Island.…

Galápagos
6 days
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18th International Symposium on Trichoptera - Saquisili market & Quilotoa lagoon with Nature Experience

Saquisili market & Quilotoa lagoon

Explore the vibrant indigenous market, witness centuries-old traditions, then journey through semi-desert landscapes to the Zumbahua valley. Marvel at the Quilotoa crater's emerald lagoon, and wander amidst traditional Andean crops before returning to Quito.

Next departure on Thursday, July 04, 2024
Ecuador
1 day
From 78 US$
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18th International Symposium on Trichoptera - Quito’s colonial history and mysteries with Nature Experience

Quito's colonial history and mysteries

Embark on a captivating journey through Quito's history and culture during a day-long exploration. From pre-Hispanic to colonial and explorer's perspectives, follow our itinerary to uncover the city's hidden secrets. Encounter vibrant historical figures, explore iconic landmarks, and immerse yourself in the art and history of Ecuador's capital. An enriching experience punctuated by a typical…

Next departure on Tuesday, July 02, 2024
Ecuador
1 day
From 78 US$
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18th International Symposium on Trichoptera - In the heart of the Amazon – Sani Lodge with Nature Experience

In the heart of the Amazon - Sani Lodge

Explore the enigmatic Amazon jungle, in the heart of  Yasuni National Parc, one of most biodiverse ecosystem on earth. Our trips offer untouched forests, diverse flora and fauna, and insights into indigenous cultures. Stay at Sani Lodge, owned by an Amazon Kichwa community, for an immersive experience. Recognized among the 100 best sustainable destinations in…

Next departure on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Ecuador
4 days
From 915 US$
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18th International Symposium on Trichoptera - Nicky Amazon Lodge – Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve with Nature Experience

Nicky Amazon Lodge - Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Immerse yourself in an eco-friendly adventure while enjoying the comfort you deserve on your vacation. Nestled in the upper part of the reserve, just 30 minutes from the breathtaking Laguna Grande, this lodge offers access to one of the Amazon basin's most unique ecosystems: the flooded forest, or Igapo. Escape the chaos of the world…

Next departure on Saturday, July 06, 2024
Ecuador
5 days
From 620 US$
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