The course will travel from coastal dry forest, to cloud forest, Amazon jungle, and high-elevation areas of grasslands that are surrounded by volcanoes and wild open areas.
A typical day might include:
A typical day in our course will involve light hiking in rural / wilderness areas. Students will be speaking with land owners, government representatives, and local ENGO’s to learn about local conservation and forestry initiatives in Ecuador.
Notable environmental conditions
Significant environmental conditions include high elevation areas (e.g. +2500m) as well as Amazon rainforests and dry coastal forests. The range of environments means that students need to be prepared for a wide variety of weather conditions.
Accommodations may be ‘rustic’ in some locations, as we will be making efforts to support local groups through homestays and guided tours.