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Responsible traveler tour

Ecuador´s first true eco-tour

The Responsible Traveler tour was designed for those with an active interest in genuine eco-tourism, to get off of the beaten path, and closer to nature and local culture.

  • Visit the Guamote tourism development program, set in a small village in the heart of the beautiful Andean mountains.
  • Community tourism experience in Isinlivi, staying at an eco-friendly lodge with organic food.
  • Learn about sustainable agro-tourism at the internationally-recognized Santa Lucia cloud forest reserve.
  • Enjoy stunning views at Quilotoa crater lake, and see local artwork at Tigua village.

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Responsible traveler tour

Prices per person 2020

  • 2 passengers
  • $1525 Standard
  • 3 passengers
  • $1295 Standard
  • 4 passengers
  • $1175 Standard
  • 5 passengers
  • $1095 Standard
  • 6 passengers
  • $1050 Standard

Itinerary Map

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  • DAY 1Quito arrival- Private pickup at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Free time to relax and acclimatize to your new surroundings.
  • DAY 2Early transfer to Guamote + Community experience.
  • DAY 3Free morning to relax (or enjoy the Thursday market) + Transfer to Isinliví.
  • DAY 4Visit Malingua Pamba community & Local family & School.
  • DAY 5Quilotoa Lagoon visit + Tigua art workshop + Transfer back to Quito.
  • DAY 6Transfer to the Cloud Forest + Trekking and a chance to learn about sustainable agroforestry in the area, and visit the tree nursery and reforestation project.
  • DAY 7Visit a handicraft workshop run by women of the local community + Transfer back Quito.
  • DAY 8Private transfer to airport. End tour.


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

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  • Accommodation in double / twin rooms (or triple for odd-numbered groups who do not wish to pay any single supplement)
  • Private transport with local Spanish-speaking driver throughout tour
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Activities as listed in itinerary
  • English-speaking guide for community visits


  • International flights
  • 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 traveler price quote.
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
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  • The activities on day 4 of the itinerary can only be done on weekdays. Your travel agent will be glad to help you prepare your travel schedule accordingly.

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