Our tours and programs combine adventure, culture and ecology.  The farm also has extensive facilities and self-guided activities for your enjoyment.

Five day cultural exchange

The five day cultural exchange combines the three main aspects of a visit to Río Muchacho: agroecology, adventure and cultural learning. We offer guest a choice of what to combine their five day exchange with to make their visit a memorable one.

Combine your cultural experience with one of the following:

  • Volunteering on the farm
  • Free time to relax and explore the farm at your own pace.
  • Spanish classes.

Monday

Morning – accommodation and tour
Afternoon – Lunch and Elected activity
6PM – Dinner

Tuesday

Morning – Breakfast and Elected activity
Afternoon – Lunch, hike to the giant tree, followed by workshop time with local materials
6PM – Dinner

Wednesday

Early Morning – Optional: milking the cows (seasonal) and feeding animals
Morning – Breakfast and activities: make cheese from fresh milk (seasonal), chocolate-making, followed by more arts and crafts
Afternoon – Lunch and elected activity
6PM – Dinner

Thursday

Morning – Breakfast and Elected activity
Afternoon – Lunch, horseback ride or hike to see howler monkeys in the tropical dry forest and to swim in a waterfall
6PM – Dinner

Friday

Morning – Breakfast and Elected activity
Afternoon – Lunch then roasting and grinding fresh coffee beans and baking yucca cake, followed by Baño Negro (Traditional clay face mask)
5PM – Leave farm

Prices

DurationProgramPrice
5 days
Cultural experience with volunteering
1 person: $245

2 people: $190

3+ people: $183
5 days
Cultural experience with free time
1 person: $260

2 people: $205

3+ people: $197
5 days
Cultural experience with Spanish course
1 person: $540

2 people: $405

Note:
Price include: food and lodging, guide (English for farm tour, local for other activities) and rubber boots when necessary.
If an English guide is needed for all activities, this is $10 extra per day.

There are discounts for Kiwis and SAEC members.
Not Included: 12% IVA for Ecuadorians

To see our frequently asked questions about our tours, please see the FAQ page.