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Rural Ecuador tour


Looking for a completely unique and authentic experience? Let us take you off of the beaten tourist path, to meet friendly Quichua Indians, and see a fresh side to Ecuador that few venture into.

  • Get a glimpse of every day rural life with a visits to the local community & school
  • Have Lunch with an indigenous family, sampling delicious home-made Andean cheese.
  • Gain insights into local indian customs and traditions
  • Trek into the spectacular Quilotoa crater, to lakeside
  • Learn the importance of the community water project
  • Visit the Tigua art workshop

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Rural Ecuador tour

Prices per person 2020

  • 2 passengers
  • $495 Standard
  • 3 passengers
  • $440 Standard
  • 4 passengers
  • $420 Standard
  • 5 passengers
  • $395 Standard
  • 6 passengers
  • $385 Standard

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  • DAY 1Private transfer to the Isinlivi Community + Cheese factory visit.
  • DAY 2Community visits – Visits the local school to learn about the village water project+ Lunch with a friendly local family+ A local volunteer will explain all about the local traditions, fables and customs.
  • DAY 3Quilotoa Lagoon Trek + Visit the Tigua workshop + Transfer back Quito.


Click below for a more detailed itinerary description, complete with meal and guide inclusions.

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For every person booking Happy Gringo will donate US$15 to buy school materials for the Isinlivi community. We also accept donations of used clothes to deliver to families there. Tourists are also encouraged to bring school supplies which can be donated during the school visit.

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  • Accommodation in double / twin rooms (comfortable rooms at the popular Llullu Llama Hostal)
  • Private transport with local Spanish-speaking driver on days 1 & 3
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Activities as listed in itinerary
  • Local volunteer guide at all community visits on day2
  • Donation to the family and school


  • 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
  • English speaking guide at cheese factory
  • Pickup / drop-off at airport or in Quito valley area (this service costs extra)
  • Local entrance fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
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Tour Dates

  • This tour does not operate on weekends and holidays.

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