The Gera Lookout near the community of Gera, Saraguro, Ecuador

Full day Saraguro, Gera, Ñamarin and Ilincho communities

Share, feel and enjoy the magic of the community tourism

Full day Saraguro, Gera, Ñamarin and Ilincho communities

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During this day, we will visit the Gera, Ñamarín and Ilincho indigenous communities that share the same customs, beliefs and traditions but distinguish themselves by unique characteristics. The communities belong to the "Saraguro Rikuy" Community Tourism Network, actively participating in and promoting the development of community tourism.

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The Gera Lookout near the community of Gera, Saraguro, Ecuador
Full day Saraguro, Gera, Ñamarin and Ilincho communities
During this day, we will visit the Gera, Ñamarín and Ilincho indiginous communities that share the same customs, beliefs and traditions but distinguish themselves by unique characteristics. The communities belong to the "Saraguro Rikuy" Community Tourism Network, actively participating in and promoting the development of community tourism.

Dates & Prices

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Number of guests
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Your Host: Saraurko

Saraurku is a tour operator that specializes in community-based tourism with custom-planned trips in the canton of Saraguru and all of Ecuador. Saraurku's business culture is based on the "Coexistence" and "Cultural Exchange" between the visitor and host community. That is why we design quality tour packages with the host communities. The goal is to maximize the social, economic and environmental benefits for the communities. The company's emphasis on sustainable management and efficiency contributes to this goal. All Saraurku tours include adventure, nature and cultural activities that we are confident visitors will never forget.

Amenities

All meals
All meals
All meals included
Free Wifi
Free Wifi
Fast speed connection

Sustainability

All CO2 emissions of your trip (e.g. local transport, hotel) will be 100% compensated for you by a Gold Standard climate protection project.
Our sustainability projects include training workshops, the investment in and advising on innovation and responsible use of natural and cultural resources. These projects benefit the communities with whom we operate and those that have the desire to begin Community-based Tourism. These are projects that we carry out with the objective of encouraging communities to improve their levels of service and make their activities socially and environmentally responsible.

Food & Drinks

Pinzhi (Typical Saraguro's dish), à la carte dishes, lunches and tasting dinners with local products, guinea pig with potatoes in pumpkin seed sauce, hominy with tender fava beans and fresh cheese wrapped in a canna leaf, chicken stew, "gualo" patties (corn, milk, cheese, raw sugar), "humitas" (fresh ground corn dough mixed with cheese, butter, eggs, wrapped in a corn husk and steamed) "tamales" (white corn dough mixed with onions, eggs, chicken, raisins, wrapped in a canna leave and steamed), etc. Beverages: "Horchata" (blend of herbs), wajango (traditional ancestral drink made from agave nectar), chicha (made from corn or cassava), chicha de jora (made from corn liquor or malted corn), colada drink (made from corn flour and milk), andean fruit juices, colada drink from agave nectar, etc.