From charcoal burner to conservationist: A community near Quito with nature and cultural experiences.
Yunguilla is an organized peasant community that is located just one hour to the northwest of Quito. Yunguilla is situated in a cloud forest area, at an altitude of 2650m above sea level. The community worked hard to have sustainable alternatives for living. Now 25 families have a designated guestroom in their house and welcome tourists from all over the world.
1 day trip
1 day trip
Environmental education tour
During this full-day tour, you will get to know our people and community, and learn about the projects we have built to encourage community work, entrepreneurship and sustainable micro-enterprises. You will get to sample some of our delicious foods, see traditional crafts, and walk through our community farm, orchards and workshops. You will also enjoy a delicious lunch at our restaurant, prepared using local produce from the fields, farm and orchards you will visit during your stay with us. Activities include; Guided walks through our community and local cloud forest; Visits to the micro-dairy, jam-making, forest nurseries, craft-making and organic forest orchards; Meeting our people and experiencing their way of life.
From: USD 35.00
2 days trip
2 days trip
Sharing life with a local family
A visit to Yunguilla will allow you to see first-hand the benefits of community tourism and sustainable development. As well as staying with our families and sharing in their lifetsyle you will be able to visit our community enterprises. These include cheese-making and producing jams made with local fruits from cloud forest orchards. While you are with us, take a tour deeper into the cloud forest, enjoy spectacular views from our lookout points, and following old smuggling roads and tracks.
From: USD 80.00
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All CO2 emissions of your trip (e.g. local transport, hotel) will be 100% compensated for you by a Gold Standard climate protection project.
The Yunguilla community, as all communities which offer trips on Fairtrips.com, is certified for its sustainability by Tourcert. This German certification agency advises and certifies tourism companies and destinations. Credibility and transparency are important to us, feel free to ask us if you have any questions about this community!