The program schedule of XV ISORA is available here. Regular talks will last 35 minutes, while Plenary talks will last 45 minutes. The main plenary is reserved for Professor Juan Enrique, and has no time limit.

Social events

(New) Group Picture

The group picture will be taken on Thursday at 16:40 approximately (after the last talk of the day). The exact location will be announced soon.

Main dinner

Thursday October 5th, 20:00. The place will be announced soon.

Colca fullday

Wednesday October 4th, from 03:00 to 17:00, approximately. The cost of the tour will be announced soon.

The tour begins at 03:00, with the pick-up of participants from hotels situated near Arequipa's main square. Then, there will be a 3-hour journey to the town of Chivay, where a breakfast will be served. Next, the group will proceed to the Cruz del Condor Viewpoint, located 30 minutes away, known for its observation opportunities of the Colca Canyon and the Condor flight spectacle. A duration of approximately 45 minutes will be allocated for observation at this point. On the way back we will stop at the viewpoints of the area from where we will observe the impressive terraces of the Valley and in the town of Maca, where we will see its church and optional taste of local drinks such as Colca Sour, made with products from the zone.

Prior to lunch in Chivay at 12:30, participants may opt to indulge in a relaxing bath at the Yanque Hot Springs, featuring thermal medicinal waters with temperatures ranging from 35C to 38C in the pools.

The return journey to Arequipa will begin post-lunch, encompassing stops at the Cruz del Condor Viewpoint, situated at 4800 m.a.s.l., providing panoramic views of the western mountain range, and the Toccra wetlands, where Alpacas roam freely. The itinerary continues by passing through the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, known for the presence of vicuñas in their natural habitat.

The tour concludes around 17:00 upon arrival in Arequipa, with participants being dropped off in close proximity to the Main Square.