AYA UMA is a 3BL business of Responsible Tourism Services focused on the Human Development of Local Communities of Ecuador.
All experiences are designed through participatory processes to guarantee their customers a unique and quality journey.
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  • Welcome and introduction

  • Tradicional lunch

  • Handcrafted route: Textiles, Hats, Jewelry, Ceramics (4h)

  • Snack & Break

  • Make pepper sauce and dinner

  • Rest


  • Breakfast

  • Kichwa means “secluded place”) (0h45)Washapamba visit (Washapamba in Kichwa)

  • Snack

  • Hike to “Hizzikaka” cave with panoramic view (1h30)

What's included

  • All meals

  • Guide in each day

  • Accommodation in the tourist center (private room and bathroom)

  • Bathroom accessories for the thermal baths (towel, slippers, swimsuit ..)

  • National taxes


  • Hiking equipment

  • Insurance

  • Drinks and/or additional meals

  • Tips

Please note

  • The meeting point has a connection with public transportation

  • The establishment is closed on Mondays

  • The itineraries might be subject to change due to various reasons: weather, the interest of the traveler, etc

What to pack

  • Camera

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Raincoat

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Bathsuit

Meeting point

Touristic center

Cancellation policy

More than 48H before: 100%
Between 48 and 24H: 50%
Less than 24H before: 0%

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You will walk in nature, discover a hidden world and relax with the thermal baths!

Two days of pure cultural exchange will make you feel satisfied and happy in this nice place where you will feel welcome as if you were part of the family!