Description: In the afternoon we will travel to an indigenous community where your host family welcomes you to your guest room (private bathroom, hot water) and invites you to participate in their daily activities (there is no set schedule or plan of activities, the idea is to see and learn about the everyday life within the family/community). Later you will enjoy dinner made of fresh ingredients from the organic house garden together with your host family. After a good night’s sleep and a delicious breakfast you will have some time for a morning activity before your return.
Total Duration: 2days/1night (or more)
– early afternoon – meeting point Runa Tupari office in Otavalo (pick-up from hotel in Otavalo is possible), short briefing about the homestay, drive to the indigenous community (~30min)
– afternoon/evening – time for activities with your host family (e.g. gardening work, playing with kids, walk through the community, soccer game against teenagers in the community, cooking together, preparation of family festivities, etc.), or just relax
– ~7pm – dinner with host family
– next morning – breakfast with host family, free time for activities, pick-up and return to Otavalo at agreed time depending on onward travel plans
– (the homestay of course can be extended to as many days as you want)
*Please bear in mind that the family homestay tour does not follow a fixed schedule or program. Activities with your host family strongly depend on your interests, season, day of week, weather, etc. The whole idea of the homestay is to enable visitors an authentic insight into everyday life of indigenous families, and not give them a folkloric show.
- Private transport,
- dinner & breakfast,
- activities with host family
Mandatory: curiosity, open mind, clothes and personal things for one night (or total duration of your stay)
Recommended: camera, pictures of your house and family to show to your host family
Optional: (useful!) presents for children of host family
Prices are per person and night. Ecuadorian clients will be charged an additional 12% VAT.
Children under 2 years travel for free. Children 2-6 years pay half the price.
Price for single travellers or single occupancy is 38 USD per night.
4 nights and more: 28 USD (double occupancy), 33 USD (single occupancy) per night.