San Clemente is a small indigenous village of Imbabura region, near to Ibarra city, located in the Northern Highlands of Ecuador, at a height of 2890 meters. Most of inhabitants of San Clemente belong to the 'QuichuasKaranquis'. Only the wish remained to make their culture and way of life become known by receiving foreign tourists. The project is running well now, about fifteen families are able to host visitors. There is still a real opportunity to discover this country and its people from a different view than from the one shown generally by travel agencies as a postcard.
TREK to the Volcano IMBABURA
San Clemente - PUKYU PAMBA is located at the bottom of Imbabura volcano (4630 m), or more accurately on the 'skirt' of Imbabura as one used to say in the region. Most of the children of the village climb onto the volcano as soon as they are old enough to do so... Therefore it was natural for the community to organize treks to the top of the volcano. As far as security is concerned, you will be escorted by one or two of the 'companeros' who dispose of a high mountain guide diploma. The whole trip can be done by foot, but there is also the possibility to ride a part of the path using a 4x4 vehicle or a horse up to the place where the climbing starts.
TREK in the ecological reserve CAYAMBE-COCA
A 4-5 days trek depending on the speed, at around 3200 meters-height. You will walk through the indigeneous community of 'Nueva America', which works hard to maintain and preserve this unique ecosystem, the primary Andean forest..
|2018 rates per person from (Subject to change):*|
For the first category of house: $ 57 per day per person
The best room:$ 71 per day per person
For the 2nd category of house: $ 43 per day per person
This double rates have been implemented to allow some poor families to take part of this ecotourism project and to avoid that the families of the first category will be the only ones to make good money.
Rate includes: bilingual guide - English & Spanish, all meals, accommodations, activities
Does not include: tips, other not specified