Ecuador and Galapagos Travel
  • Mini Responsible Traveler Tour
  • Mini Responsible Traveler Tour, Andes highlands
  • Mini Responsible Traveler Tour, Horseback riding
  • Mini Responsible Traveler Tour, Indian market
  • Mini Responsible Traveler Tour, Chimborazo Mountain
  • Mini Responsible Traveler Tour, Andean farmer
  • Mini Responsible Traveler Tour, Andean kids

Mini Responsible Traveler

This tour was designed specifically for travellers with an active interest in green eco-tourism who want to get closer to nature and local culture.

At Guamote we visit a tourism development program set in a small village in the heart of the beautiful Andean mountains to experience the typical rural lifestyle and to see firsthand the community school and handicrafts projects that have been successfully implemented there.

There are also some great activities to enjoy – horse-riding in the surrounding countryside, trekking and enjoying the sunset from the Chimborazo Volcano (Ecuador’s largest), and a visit to the local Guamote indigenous market (only on Thursdays).

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ITINERARY
Day Activities Meals
1 Guamote Local Community - our driver will pick you up at your Quito hotel in the morning to transfer you south to Guamote (approx 5 hours journey). Upon arrival enjoy a typical lunch from the region. A full afternoon visiting the community and learning about their various projects. Overnight and freetime to relax in a pleasant hostal at Guamote.
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2 Horse-riding and Chimborazo Volcano – an action-packed day in the picturesque Andean countryside that surrounds Guamote. In the morning head-off on horse-back to explore the mountain trails, and in the afternoon some gentle trekking on the Chimborazo Volcano climaxed by a stunning sunset (on a clear night). Overnight at Guamote. BLD
3 Guamote Market and return to Quito – on Thursdays you can spend the morning visiting the local Guamote market - reknowned as one of the most colourful and traditional in Ecuador today. On other weekdays it is possible to spend more time learning about the various projects within the local community or to enjoy your own freetime. Return to Quito in the afternoon. B

Past Clients Feedback

"I searched far and wide for exactly this type of tour with no success until I found Happy Gringo. I was not at all disappointed with the result – the community project is well setup and very deserving, the Andean setting is picture-perfect, and the activities were very enjoyable." (Anne Parcher, UK)

Prices (per person)

# OF PASSENGERS 2014 PRICE
2 $485
3 $415
4 $385
5 $360
6 or more $350

Happy Gringo will donate US$15 per person to buy childrens reading books for the new school library project at the very poor community of El Porvenir de Mocha. We also accept donations of used clothes for use in same community.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in double rooms
  • Transfers to/from Quito with local driver
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Activities as listed in itinerary
  • English-speaking guide for all activities

Exclusions:

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Meals not listed as part of itinerary
  • Local entry fees
  • Single supplement (applies for a single room for somebody travelling within a group). If you are travelling alone then please ask our staff for a solo traveller price quote.