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Costs & Support

At Timburi Cocha, the cost of your stay will depend on many factors: the length of your stay, the type of activity you wish to carry out, and your requirements, as well as that of your research.

 

We pay a daily fee to the local community, so this will be included in the cost of your stay. This is higher for international visitors than for Ecuadorians. When you carry out work in Payamino, you may require a guide. We hire guides from the community who we know and trust, but the fees below will not necessarily cover the cost of guides, so please do get in touch to discuss the type of work you wish to do so that we can advise you accordingly.

In order to reach the station, you will have to make your own way to Loreto or Coca. From there, a representative from the station will happily meet you and accompany you on public transport to San José de Payamino. If you wish to take a taxi to Payamino, we will still meet you in Coca or Loreto, but you will have to cover the cost.

Please note that the prices below are basic rates. Prices can vary greatly depending on the requirements of the researcher or the project. Please get in touch for a specific quote.

International students

· For stays < 2 months: $360 x month (£260)
Includes food and community fee, but does not include the cost of local guides.
It includes free accommodation in return for you helping to maintain the station. You are not station staff.

· For stays > 2 months: $200 x month (£140)

Includes food and may cover some of the cost of guides*. No community fee required.
It includes free accommodation in return for you helping to maintain the station.

*Depending on the type of research project you are conducting, you may need more or fewer guides. This cost will not cover an unlimited number of guides. Please get in touch with us to discuss this further.

Ecuadorian students**

· For stays < 2 months: $90 per week
Includes food, community fee, and free accommodation, but DOES NOT guides.

· For stays < 2 months: $315 per month
Includes food and community fee, but does not include the cost of local guides.
It includes free accommodation in return for your help to maintaining the station. You are not station staff.

· For stays > 2 months: $200 x month

Includes food and may some of the cost of guides*. No community fee required.
It includes free accommodation in return for you helping to maintain the station.

*Depending on the type of research project you are conducting, you may need more or fewer guides. This cost will not cover an unlimited number of guides. Please get in touch with us to discuss this further.

** Ecuadorian students working with or for INABIO receive special rates. Please get in touch for more details or ask your INABIO supervisor.

 

Volunteers

· $100 x week
Includes food and community fee, as well as free accommodation in exchange for working for station. Because you will be helping with other projects, guides will be covered by the project or researcher that you are assisting.

· $360 x month

Includes food and community fee, as well as free accommodation in exchange for working for station. Because you will be helping with other projects, guides will be covered by the project or researcher that you are assisting.

Non-student researchers or group visits

Non-student researchers, research groups, and field courses are very welcome at Timburi Cocha. The requirements of researchers and groups varies enormously depending on their aims and nature of their visit. Therefore, if you wish to bring a group to stay at the station, please contact us to arrange a suitable package.