Ecuador Itinerary (15 days)
Service Activity: Perucho village day camp
Travel Adventure: Quichua highlands and the jungle
Spanish Lessons: 10 hours instruction
day 1 Denver Orientation
day 2 Flight to Quito
day 3 Perucho
day 4 Perucho
day 5 Tena (Rainforest, Quichua village of Campana Cocha)
day 6 Tena
day 7 Tena
day 8 Perucho
day 9 Perucho
day 10 Perucho
day 11 Mojanda Lake hike/ waterfall
day 12 Otavalo Arts and Crafts Market
day 13 El Refugio Wilderness Camp
day 14 Quito
day 15 Flight to Denver
Below is a video of a community tourism project in the village of Campana Cocha that Sol Adventure helped start and where we will spend two nights.
Students help organize camp for the children in the town of Perucho. Travel activities include going to the Quichua village of Campana Cocha in the Amazon basin near Tena, visiting the arts and crafts market in Otavalo, hiking to Mojanda lake, visiting hot springs of Papallacta, and doing the zip line and ropes course at El Refugio Camp.
Most nights will be spent on an acreage in Perucho in shared quarters as pictured below.