Areas of Interest

We will explore the historical city center of Quito.On our way to the Amazon region of Pastaza, we will stop to admire The Devils Cauldron a magical waterfall. Our host families reside in the village of Mariscal, by the gates of the Amazon forest. We will spend most of our time working on our community service project, at the Ecological center of Zanjarajuno. At this animal rescue center where we will learn about how the communities work on environmentally friendly solutions to local problems. Winsor has been asked to build a cellar to store animal food. We will also visit the local trapiche, were the sugar cane is turned into blocks of sugar and other sugar products. We will also do early bird watching activities, night walks in the forest, soccer games, salsa and local dance lessons. We have been invited to visit the local indigenous community of Tzawata where we will learn about indigenous resistance and land rights over private and corporate interests. We will also meet with the local shaman or healer. After our community service we will relax in the hot Springs of Papallacta, before we go shopping for souvenirs to the indigenous market of Otavalo. Before we arrive back at Quito, we will stop at Quitsato, the middle of the world monument, where the line the equator is located.

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