The steamy tropics
Spend a few days in Quito to acclimatise before heading out to see the 'real' Ecuador. Travel down into the lush and green tropics, home to the country’s last remaining indigenous Tsachila tribe. Once prolific in this region, the number of Tsachila communities has now dwindled to just seven remote settlements, all of which are at risk of losing their traditional culture, due to the expanding influence of the mestizo culture.
This is a unique opportunity for you to experience living among Shaman healers, who still practice ancient rituals, and learn to dance, dress and even arm-wrestle like a tribe member.
In Quito, you’ll be staying at the Hostal La Guayunga, right in the
heart of Quito's historic centre. Expect shared bedrooms and bathrooms
with hot water.
In the Lowland Jungle expect volunteer cabins made from wood with leaf roofs.
In Quito you will have 3 meals a day provided. Breakfast is at the hostel and lunch and dinner are out in a restaurant chosen by your project hosts.
3 meals a day cooked by members of the community in the Lowland Jungle.
Expect: a lot of rice and plantain.