Runa Tupari Native Travel
Lonely Planet review
Renowned for its approach to community tourism, Runa Tupari has partnered with 44 indigenous, mestizo and Afro-Ecuadorian rural communities to offer sightseeing, hiking, horseback riding and biking trips. Rural homestays are $25 per night. Offbeat options include a bumpy 2000m mountain-bike descent into the Intag’s tropical cloud forest, a round-trip 10-hour hike up ‘Mama’ Volcán Cotacachi (4939m) and some culinary adventuring. It also sells Intag coffee and local crafts.