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CRACYP's Useful Links
Travel Links
Rumiñahui Spanish School - Learn Spanish at Rumiñahui (named after a famous Ecuadorian historical figure).  They've taught many of our volunteers in Ecquador, in Quito or in their  highland village home in Atahualpa.  Experience genuine village life in the Ecuadorean sierra.  Spanish classes are good value for money and the friendly teachers will soon have you communicating.  One-to-one lessons give fast results and improve your Spanish fluency for travel or volunteering in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  Rumiñahui's teachers help with Spanish language skills and specific vocabulary to volunteer in development projects.  They might even teach you to dance the salsa.... 
Quito Zoo in Guayllabamba not only offers you the chance to see native wildlife you are unlikely to spot in the wild, it also does great work in conservation and education, so it's well worth a visit.   Also check out their zoo volunteer opportunities and the chance for biology students / graduates to intern on the condor conservation project.
Eco-Friendly Farmstays Ecuador - stay with a local family on their farm or smallholding in rural Ecuador for a unique holiday experience, ideal for families or solo travellers alike.  Explore the farm, walk in the mountains, get off the beaten track, go birdwatching or just lounge in a hammock.  A warm welcome awaits you.
Piedra Blanca - Our original little community eco tourism project in the foothills of the beautiful Andes mountains in Equador, or Ecuador as the locals spell it.  Visit the rainforest and cloudforest and walk among waterfalls, hummingbirds and tropical flowers.  Go trekking, birdwatching, climbing or horseriding and have the adventure experience of a lifetime!  Excellent value for those on a budget, this is an economic way to see the real Ecuador and experience village life with a night in the eco-lodge.  Your visit to the sustainable eco-tourism project will help to save the primary forest.  
The Ecuador Travel Site .org - tourist information, travel tips, Ecuador accommodation discounts, featured destinations, photos of Ecuador and much more at www.ecuadortravelsite.org.
Gordon's Guide - Adventure & Active Travel Adventure travel and active vacations. Find dude ranches, whitewater rafting, houseboat rentals, bicycle tours, mountain biking, fly fishing guides, fishing lodges, vacation rentals, resorts, in over 50 adventure & active travel categories.
The Outdoor Directory - rafting, trekking, climbing, walking holidays, adventure activities, etc. 
Adventure Travel Tips The Global Directory of Adventure Travel Websites 
My-Quito.com - a visitors' guide by an Anglo-Ecuadorean family 
All about Ecuador and Galapagos Islands - Listings in Ecuador, tours, hotels, spanish schools, family vacations, special interest travel and more.
Green Lifestyle - ethical shopping and eco-living links 
www.allthingsgreen.net - Sustainable shopping online.  Green shopping is an a natural choice for a sustainable lifestyle.  Eco-friendly gift ideas and green lifestyle products from small UK companies selling organic, natural, recycled, ethical and fair-trade ranges.  Shop here for organic food and wine; natural health and beauty products and organic skin care; fairtrade gifts and jewellery; organic cotton clothing; handbags and cushion covers made from recycled materials; and much more.  
Earth Platform - Environment search engine with news and resources about nature and the issues affecting the planet. 
NaturalMatters.net - The UK's Natural Life Directory 
www.stopdodo.com - Green & Environmental Jobs, including volunteer opportunities 
Recommended Spanish Lessons, Budget Quito Accommodation, Adventure EcoTourism in Rural Ecuador, Sustainable Green Shopping Natural Gift Shop - Useful Links for Green Progress and Sustainable Development, CRACYP

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view of QuitoAll Things Green . net butterflyEcuadorean guide showing tourists local plants
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