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Farmstay Eco-Tourism Holidays
A farmstay with a local family on their farm or smallholding is to experience the 'real' Ecuador.  The village community of San Luis de Pambil is well off the usual tourist track and farmstays are the ideal opportunity to share in everyday Ecuadorian life in this warm, tropical part of the country.  A bargain holiday homestay here is suitable for everyone from solo travellers to families - adults and children alike enjoy life in a tropical village.
Farming is the livelihood for almost all the families in this area, with the main crops being oranges, plantains, cacao (chocolate), coffee and maize - which you can help to harvest.  As you go higher into the hills, you find more dairy cattle farms, and many families keep a pig, a few chickens, goats and guineapigs on their smallholding.  
Using the farmstay as your holiday base, you can explore the area, walk, trek, hire a horse, visit local markets, plant trees, investigate ancient petroglyphs or visit the primary rainforest in the hills above the village.  Your budget adventure travel vacations can be as active or as relaxed as you like.
Farmstays are the ideal base for vacation treats like a river rafting adventure or for excursions to other CRACYP projects such as community banks and CADO, a consortium of sugarcane farmers who produce alcohol - watch the process and taste the result.  You could also visit the Piedra Blanca Community EcoTourism project.  
Prices are reasonable and we will tailormake an ecomical holiday package to suit your interests.  Budget farmstays are far more rewarding than cheap hotels and leave you more to spend on eco-tourism adventures and excursions - a smart bargain!  See the Eco-Friendly Farmstays website for more information.
If your backpacking days are behind you and you prefer to splash out on luxury holiday travel, try our exclusive luxury tours combining visits to our development projects with the best that Ecuador has to offer.

Ecuador Farmstays Eco-Tourism on Smallholdings and Farms for Sustainable Rural Development
Budget Family Adventure Holidays and Farmstay Vacations in Rural Ecuadorian Communities
A Green Progress ecotourism / agrotourism project by CRACYP in Ecuador.
Thanks to volunteer designer Andrea Wilkinson for our new farmstays logo design.

Homestay accommodation in Ecuador

Homestay accommodation in Ecuador
Eco-tourist relaxing in a hammock on a farmstay holiday in Ecuador
Piglet enjoying life on a farmstay in Ecuador
Guests trekking on an eco-tour in the forest in Ecuador
Black and green butterfly seen on Ecuador farmstay holiday