Guamote

Get to know this authentic little village high up the Andean mountains with a community tour or go for a hike at the nearby Ozogoche lake.

Community Tour Guamote

The canton of Guamote is the most traditional region in Ecuador, as 95% of the population is Indigenous (while in the whole of Ecuador it is only 25%). Guamote itself has about 5000 inhabitants, but in the mountains surrounding Guamote another 40.000 people live in small communities. On this trip you will visit some of these little villages and you will be shown some of the community development projects that we support in the mountains.

Ozogoche Lake Tour

At roughly 55 km of Guamote, taking winding roads through amazing paramo landscape, you find the authentic Indigenous community of Ozogoche. The community is surrounded by a cluster of 45 beautiful lakes. During the trip you will get an impression of the daily life of the people in the mountains. At 3400m asl. You will get astonishing views of a unique part of Ecuador that is still a piece of pristine untouched nature. This is the place where you can see big herds of lamas and alpacas and look over multiple mountains in a glance!