Excursions

All excursions are planned with the assumption that travel both internationally and within Thailand will have returned to normal by November 2022. Flight schedules, fares, exchange rates, and hotel costs may well be different from those in pre-Covid times. At this stage, the costs of each field trip are estimates but include hotels, breakfast, lunch, dinner, land transport, boats, and domestic flights.  Minimum and maximum number of participants may be required for some excursions. Travel insurance and relevant vaccinations and visas are required for all participants. Specimen collecting is strictly prohibited in geoparks and national parks and the export of fossils may only be allowed with appropriate permits from the Thai government.

For all excursions, registration and payment are due by September 15, but registration may be closed earlier if the maximum number of participants is reached. Route 2, 5 and 9 are cancelled.

Pre-conference

  • Route1 : Museums. Examination of paleontological collections in the 4 museums in Isarn, NE Thailand (Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat), Phu Wiang, (Khon Kaen), Sirindhorn (Kalasin) and Mahasarakham University. 5 days trip (1st-5th November 2022) (380 Euro) -CANCELLED-
  • Route2 : Loei – fossiliferous Silurian to tropical Permian of the Loei Foldbelt, Indochina Terrane (includes IGCP 700).  5 days trip (1st-5th November 2022) (380 Euro) -CANCELLED-
  • Route3 : Satun Geopark. Fossiliferous Cambrian to Devonian. Includes Tarutao Island (includes IGCP 668, IGCP 700 and IGCP 735). 6 days trip (31st October-5th November 2022) (665 Euro) -FULL- UPDATED#2
  • Route4 : Phuket and Phi Phi islands. Glacimarine Gondwana Permian sediments to post-glacial carbonates (includes IGCP 700). 6 days trip (31st October-5th November 2022) (665 Euro) UPDATED#2
  • Route5 : Cenozoic plants with Thai and Myanmar historical culture. From the world record giant Pleistocene tree at Tak to Phetchabun and Khon Kaen. 5 days trip (1st-5th November 2022) (380 Euro) -CANCELLED-

One day mid-conference

  • Route6 : Ban Tha Chang and Fossil Wood Museum, Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat). Neogene vertebrates and plants.  1 day trip (9th November 2022) (no overnight) (mid-conference) – (99 Euro)

Post-conference

  • Route7 : Phetchabun (proposed geopark) Carboniferous to Permian fossiliferous tropical limestones of the Indochina Terrane (includes IGCP 700) and Neogene fish. 4 days trip (12th15th November 2022) (333 Euro)
  • Route8 : Khorat Group Mesozoic Vertebrates.  5 days trip (12th16th November 2022) (380 Euro)
  • Route9 : Fossiliferous Silurian to tropical Permian of the Loei Foldbelt, Indochina Terrane, NE Thailand (includes IGCP 700) (12th16th November 2022) (380 Euro) -CANCELLED-

Other fieldtrips may also be organized.