Discover the richness of our people, their
faces and facets, through tours that will also show you
the beauty of the Ecuadorian scenery. Live a day with
our communities, their customs and their peculiarities
and live the pluri-culturalness of Ecuador!
Trips generally consist of spending a few days with one of the indigenous
communities of the country. Ideally, you become just one more member of the community.
We remind you that the customs that you will experience
are different than those that you have in your country,
it is essential to respect and tolerate them. They maintain
their old ways that in spite of the passing of time have
remained and therefore they may seem completely contrary
to the way you live your daily life.
Do not offend your hosts doubting or criticizing
their way of life, remember that for them, you are strange
Also take into account that this type of
tourism is based on the use of ecological products and
therefore do not expect luxurious accommodations or electronic
facilities. Relax and enjoy a natural way
To make your visit the most comfortable, we recommend:
Always take your passport but carry it in a secure place
Comfortable shoes or tennis shoes for walking
Warm or lightweight clothing, depending on the region
that you visit
Rain ponchos in the months of winter
Hat or cap
Plastic water bottle
Sun screen and sun glasses
Photographic cameras with high and low speed film
Cash or travelers checks
There are hundreds of foundations and organizations that
work with sustainable tourism projects in Ecuador, involving
ecological as well as social activities. Below are some
of the sites for sustainable/rural tourism:
Capirona in Napo Province:
This is an ecotourism program independently run and controlled
by an indigenous community.
This community is one of the various Quichua communities
in the Napo province. They have developed ecotourism projects
with their inhabitants. RINCANCIE is a network created
to coordinate their activities.
Right on the ocean and constructed of bamboo in the province
of Manabi. It offers enchanting beaches, comfort, food,
gardens, and a tropical organic garden nearby. From there
you can explore the beach of Los Frailes in Machalilla
or the "Isla de la Plata" where many species
of birds from the Galapagos Islands can be found.
The beauty of Otavalo is in its people who maintain their
historical customs of making their handicrafts of great
quality and color.