Yunguilla children

Sharing life with a local family

Discover the sustainable approach to life as lived by the community of Yunguilla

Sharing life with a local family

With Yunguilla
family stay
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TourCert Certified
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.

Your itinerary

Day 1, AM
Welcome and community presentation
Welcome and community presentation
You will know about the process of the community since the beginning of the transformation from nature destroyer to a sustainable community.
Day 1, PM
Diversity of products in Yunguilla
Diversity of products in Yunguilla
You will visit the microfactories and learn about the projects we have built to encourage community work, entrepreneurship and sustainable micro-enterprises.
Day 1, PM
Yunguilla people
Know the village and their people
During this tour you will get to know our people and community
Day 1, PM
Stay with a local family
Stay with a local family in Yunguilla
Stay with a local family and share their lifestyle
Day 2, AM
Yunguilla community Culunco path
Hike the old path
Take a guided tour deeper into the cloud forest, and enjoy spectacular views from our lookout points. There are a variety of exploration trails available, both short and long, and you can see history brought to life by following old smuggling roads and tracks.

Where you will be

Our community has been working for 24 years in community tourism, in environmental conservation projects and with micro-enterprises. We have created the Yunguilla Corporation which is the organization that legally represents us in order to commercialize our products. Within the community organization we have 50 members, however we work in an organized manner with the majority of the families and it is a project that integrates the entire community.

Dates & Prices

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Your Host: Yunguilla

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.


Free Wifi
Free Wifi
Fast speed connection


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, 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!

Food & Drinks

2 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast