Tourism and Development

See the main tourist attractions of the area and learn about sustainable development projects.
By Duration: 5-7 days        By Destination: Cotacachi-Otavalo        By Interest: Hiking & Mountain Climbing || Organic Farming || Development, Microenterprises ||



Description: After visiting some indigenous villages and handicrafts workshops, we will see the famous market in Otavalo before we take you to the indigenous village where you will spend the next five nights. The following day (2) we will hike around Lake Cuicocha within the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve. The next day (3) you will spend with your host family, partaking in their daily activities and learning more about life in the village. On day 4 we will see several microenterprises dedicated to a sustainable economic development of the area, followed by a visit to a shaman and a demonstration of his work. The next day (5) we will go to the Mojanda Lakes and climb Fuya Fuya Mountain (4.265m, 14.000ft)before enjoying your last dinner together with your host family. After breakfast on day 6, there is some time for an optional activity with your family before we return back to town.

Difficulty: easy-moderate

Total Duration: 6days/5nights






Included Services

Guide, private transport, accommodation, food, entry fees

What to bring?

 Mandatory: clothes and personal things for six days, good walking shoes, sun protection, fleece/warm layer, interest in indigenous culture and sustainable development

Recommended: camera, rain coat, acclimatization to altitude, some fitness

Optional: hiking poles, some money if you want to buy fair trade products






285 US$

270 US$

260 US$

Prices are per person. Ecuadorian clients will be charged an additional 12% VAT.
Children under 2 years travel for free. Children 2-6 years pay half the price.



How to find us


Tel: (+593) 06 2915977
Mobile: (+593) 0986775257