The two community development projects incorporated into this trip allow travelers to experience real life in indigenous Quichua communities both in the Amazon and the Sierra.
Ricancie is a network of Quichua communities that offer ecotourism in the Upper Napo valley of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Each community that participates in this project offers different tour itineraries that highlight the natural wonders of the area and its own unique cultural heritage. The income generated by tourism contributes to the community, increasing family income, women’s participation in community affairs, and providing job opportunities for the youth.
Project Condor involves several Quichua communities in the province of Chimborazo. One of the main communities involved is San Pablo de Pulingui, which has developed a drinking water project, constructed a bilingual primary school, introduced Alpaca, and a women’s weaving cooperative. San Pablo de Pulingui has also participated in the reforestation of native trees, a flourishing ecotourism project, and the university training of 20 young people to be professional native guides. Just a few days in San Pablo de Pulingui is enough to experience the rich culture and lifestyle of this small pastoral farming community. We also supports this community through our non-profit organization.
From bright lights, to beaches and junk boats
From £1148 16 days excluding flights