Circuit of Development: Tourism

Tour of several sustainable tourism projects in the area, followed by a visit to Lake Cuicocha.
Day Tour (~7 hours)
By Duration: 1 day        By Destination: Cotacachi-Otavalo        By Interest: Development, Microenterprises ||

Summary

 

Description: After a short talk about tourism in the region, we will visit Peguche Waterfall, a sacred site for the local indigenous population. Later, we head to a weaving workshop to see a demonstration of this art. Next, we visit a family working in the community tourism project Runa Tupari and they will tell us about their experience. We will also have the opportunity to tour an organic garden. After a healthy lunch and a stop by the Casa de Cultura in Cotacachi, we finally go to Lake Cuicocha, where we will have time for a short hike or a boat ride (optional) before our return.

Difficulty: easy

Total Duration: ~7 hours

Itinerary

 

Map

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Included Services

Guide, private transport, lunch, entry fees

What to bring?

Mandatory: interest in community tourism and sustainable development

Recommended: camera, water (small bottle), sun protection

Optional: fleece/warm layer

Prices

2-4

participants

5-10
participants

>10
participants

35 US$

 33 US$

30 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.

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