Pitt in Ecuador Spring Break Itinerary

View from the dining room of the Hotel Real Audiencia

Saturday March 9 (Quito)

11:30 PM Arrive in Quito Shuttle to Real Audiencia

 

Sunday March 10 

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Tour colonial Quito (founded 1535)

1:00 Lunch At Hotel Real Audiencia

2:00 PM Continue tour of Quito.

6:30 PM Lecture by Tod Swanson on Ecuador  

7:00 PM Dinner at Hotel Real Audiencia

 

Monday March 11 

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Bus to Andes and Amazon Field School

10:30  AM  Bathe in volcanic hot springs

2:00 PM  Visit Guango Hummingbird Lodge (See 11 species of humming birds in large numbers.)

2:00  Lunch in Baeza

3:30 Hike in the Cloud Forest

6:30 PM Arrive at the Andes and Amazon Field School

7:00 PM Dinner

 

Tuesday March 12 

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:30 AM Professors George and Swanson, Lecture on indigenous arts.  Students work with expert native Amazonian artists to make their own piece in traditional style.

1:00 PM Lunch

2:30 PM  Hike in the forest

Prof. Walter Carson, Lecture Tropical Forest Ecology

7:00 PM Dinner

8:00 Class discussion time: Professors Walt Carson and Glenn George meet with their respective classes.

 

Wednesday March 13

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:30  Prof. Lecture on the Marketing of Cacao

Students harvest cacao and make chocolate.

1:00 PM Lunch

3:30  Make Chocolate

7:00 PM Dinner

8:00-10:00 PM Visit to an Amazonian Quichua shaman 

 

Thursday March 14 

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM   Hike up the Canoa Yaku (jungle creek)

12:00 PM Lunch 

2:00   Presentation by Kallari (Fair price chocolate company) "Promotion and Packaging of Ecuadorian Chocolate and Brand" Workshop

7:00 PM Dinner

8:00 Class discussion time: Walt Carson and Glenn George meet with their respective classes

 

Friday March 15

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Field trip to manioc farm to participate in planting and preparation of fields.

1:00 PM Lunch

2:30 PM Canoe to Misahualli. Examine the effects of gold and gravel mining on river environment and water tourist business. Visit town with abundance of semi-wild monkeys

7:00 Dinner and despedida

Saturday March 16

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00  Fire ceramics

Walt Carson and Glenn George meet with their respective classes.  Class wind up

 

12:30 Lunch

 

2:00 PM Leave for the airport

Note: Bus arrives at the airport around 6:30 PM

No evening meal provided by the program.  Students eat in airport restaurants on their own.

Sunday Morning  March 11

Arrive Home

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