CRACYP Progreso Verde logo - a tree

Piedra Blanca Community Eco-Tourism

The Community Eco-Tourism Project at Piedra Blanca in Ecuador aims to provide a sustainable source of income and a powerful incentive to save the local rainforest and all the beautiful flowers, birds, animals and insects it supports.  The forest on the steep slopes around and above the tiny village of Piedra Blanca is threatened by the extraction of timber.  But this is an area of extreme poverty and logging is inevitable if local people have no other source of income.   
Relax in the ecolodge, take a guided walk through the lush forest, cool off in sparkling waterfalls, marvel at tiny hummingbirds, listen out for toucans and wander through clouds of butterflies…  Facilities are very basic but this is the real thing - an enjoyable and educational community eco tourism experience. 
Eco-tourists can take the adventurous trek up to the Piedra Blanca ("white rock") itself, just one of various possible treks through the virgin rainforest and valley in the drier part of the year (June to December).  Walking tours and horseback rides are other ways to enjoy the primary forest and mountain scenery.
To visit our community eco-tourism project here in Piedra Blanca, or for contact details, prices, more information and photos, see  To become more actively invoved in this or other CRACYP eco-tourism, community and sustainable development projects, think about volunteering in Ecuador.   
Extend your adventure eco-tourism experience at Piedra Blanca with a relaxed river rafting trip on a traditional balsa raft and an eco-friendly farmstay with a local family.  If you're interested in seeing real Ecuadorian life but looking for a more luxurious trip, try our exclusive new luxury tour of Ecuador to combine project visits with the very best of Ecuador.

Adventure Eco-Tourism at the Piedra Blanca Community EcoTourism Project
a Green Progress project for Sustainable Rural Development & Reforestation in Ecuador by CRACYP
Piedra Blanca's eco-lodgeTraditional local breakfast of fried bananas in Piedra Blanca
Ecotourist photographing views over the tree tops in the cloudforest at Piedra Blanca
Colourful butterflies in Piedra Blanca, Ecuador.
Guide and eco-tourists looking for insects
Tourist trekking in Piedra Blanca