Cañari community and nature experience

tour to the Cañari community Canari community tourOur tour to the Cañari starts at 9 am from our office in Cuenca. Upon our arrival, you will be offered a typical drink of the community and the guide will explain the daily life and cosmovision of the Cañari Andina. After a traditional breakfast and a refreshing drink we will have a walk in the forest to learn the Quechua names of the plants as well as their curative value. In a sacred place in the mountains rituals of energization and the greeting of Pachamama (“saludo a la Pachamama”) will take place. We will also enjoy another small walk on the mythical and historical camino del Inca. For lunch we will share pampamesa with the community, a delicious traditional meal that is made from 100% organic ingredients. In the afternoon, we will continue learning about daily activities with the community, like grinding corn, traditional music with hand-made instruments and other playful activities. After our farewells, we will head off to Cuenca and arrive in town around 5 pm.

Price per person: $50  Shared trip
Tour time: 9 am to 5 pm Service: Every day

Please contact us for prices if you would like to go on a private trip.

The program includes:

  • Transportation and meals as listed above

  • All activities as listed in the itinerary

  • Spanish, English or German speaking guide

The program does not include:

  • Drinks

  • Tips

  • Personal expenses

Here is an opinion of one of our guests, which you also can find on TripAdvisor:

We had a wonderful trip with the owner of the organisation who is very friendly, speaks fluent spanish and english. (Only 4 people in the trip) We met local people in the village and it velt very authentic and not as a ‘show’. Alphonso really wants to share his knowledge from nature, culture, music with you. After a nice breakfast we went for a nice walk, with alot of information. We got a fantastic lunch and Alphonso and his wife told us alot about their ancient rituals and shared some with us. It was a very nice trip if you want to learn about medicinal plants, indigenous people and habits.

Please note that due to the weather some itineraries can be subject to change and availability without any prior notice.