Preliminary Cost Information

Registration Fee (nonrefundable)

$250 USD per school / registration

Delegate Fee

$170 USD per student (delegate / head delegate)

Faculty / Guest Fee

$170 USD per faculty advisor / guest

Students may not register as faculty

Hotel / Tour Package (mandatory)

$1,900 USD (estimate) per person

This package covers numerous items including, airfare between Quito and Galápagos, two nights of hotel in Quito, seven nights of hotel on San Cristóbal Island in Galápagos, breakfasts and lunches, park entry fee, tourist card, cultural tours, service project, and more.
The package includes three days of cultural tours as well as service learning opportunities in the national park. Visit two of the original twelve UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the historical city center of Quito and the Galápagos Islands. Tour Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, home of giant tortoises and their babies, and learn how the center is working to preserve this endangered animal. Hop aboard a boat cruise to Kicker Rock with opportunities to snorkel and swim with Galápagos sharks, whitetip sharks, large rays, pelagic and reef fish, sea turtles, sea lions, and many other species unique to this locale. With time set aside to explore a hidden beach.

See the Hotel Information page for those details.


Breakfast: included at hotels

Lunch: included

Dinners: on your own

Other Costs to Consider

  • Travel to and from Quito, Ecuador
  • Airport Ground Transportation - free shuttle bus to the airport hotel
  • Insurance - Health, Travel, Conference / Trip Cancellation, Emergency Evacuation, etc.
  • Passport - make sure the expiration date is at least six months after the conference dates
  • Meals - dinners and some lunches are on your own
  • Visa (if needed)
  • Sightseeing and Souvenirs