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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  • Pick up from Cuenca

  • Introduction to the activities

  • Small breakfast

  • Walk to the sacred place "Jatun Urku"

  • Passing by the Jambi Ñan forest and getting to know medical plants

  • The ceremony of the "Pampamesa" (a native spiritual tradition)

  • Arrival at the Inca trail

  • Explanation of typical musical instruments of the area

  • Presentation of communitarian music-live

  • The practice of stone-milling and ground chiliFolk dance & Group games

  • The draw of musical instruments

  • Goodbye and Departure

What's included

  • Pick up service customizable

  • Entrance to the reserve

  • Local guide

  • 100% organic meals

  • Gift

  • National taxes


  • Insurance

  • Drinks and/or additional meals

  • Tips

Please note

  • The itinerary may be subject to changes for several reasons such as weather, passenger interest, among others

What to pack

  • Comfortable hiking clothes

  • Raincoat

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

Meeting point

Parque Calderón, customizable

Cancellation policy

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

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This is followed by folk dances and group games, where you will learn about numerous instruments which the Andean villages have mastered playing across many generations.

The lunch, 100% organic, is a large "Pampamesa" in the forest. You don't know what it is? Get to know!