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Highlights of Rural Ecuador tour

  • Number of Days

    3 days / 2 nights.
  • Visits

    Isinlivi, Quilotoa.
  • Activities

    Community tourism, Sightseeing.
  • Private tour

    Travel at your own pace.
  • Dates

    Choose your own flexible travel dates.
  • Prices From

    $355 Per Person!

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Rural Ecuador tour

A community tourism trip to experience local village life

Looking for a completely unique and authentic experience? Let us take you off of the beaten tourist path, to meet friendly Quichua Indians, and see a fresh side to Ecuador that few venture into.

  • Experience a glimpse of every day rural life with visits to the local community of Isinlivi & school.
  • Enjoy lunch with an indigenous family, sampling delicious home-made Andean cheese.
  • Gain valuable insights into local Indian customs and traditions.
  • Trek into the breathtaking Quilotoa Crater – a hidden gem of the Andes.
  • Learn the importance of the community water project, and other sustainable practices.
  • Check out the famous, colorful arts and crafts of Tigua community.


Rural Ecuador tour


  • Number of passengersPrices Per Person
  • 1 passenger / Standard $900
  • 2 passengers / Standard $560
  • 3 passengers / Standard $475
  • 4 passengers / Standard $415
  • 5 passengers / Standard $380
  • 6 passengers / Standard $355


  • DAY 1 Private transfer to the Isinlivi Community + Cheese factory visit.
  • DAY 2 Community visits – Visits the local school to learn about the village water project+ Lunch with a friendly local family+ A local volunteer will explain all about the local traditions, fables and customs.
  • DAY 3 Quilotoa Lagoon Trek + Visit the Tigua workshop + Transfer back Quito.

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Tour Specifications


  • Accommodation in double / twin rooms (comfortable rooms at the popular Llullu Llama Hostal)
  • Private transport with local Spanish-speaking driver on days 1 & 3
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Activities as listed in itinerary
  • Local volunteer guide at all community visits on day2
  • Donation to the family and school


  • Single supplement: Standard: $40
  • English speaking guide at cheese factory
  • Pickup / drop-off at airport or in Quito valley area (this service costs extra)
  • Local entrance fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips

Tour Dates

  • This tour does not operate on weekends and holidays.

About Itineraries

  • For every person booking Happy Gringo will donate US$15 to buy school materials for the Isinlivi community. We also accept donations of used clothes to deliver to families there. Tourists are also encouraged to bring school supplies which can be donated during the school visit.
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