Runa Tupari

Runa Tupari is a community-based tour operator in the Cotacachi region of Ecuador that helps create additional income and jobs for families in rural areas through sustainable, educational and traditional homestays. Runa Tupari in the local Kichwa language means "encounter with local people" and highlights their aim to facilitate cultural exchange between visitors and locals. It was established in 2001 by UNORCAC- a council representing 4 indigenous communities in the region. All of Runa Tupari’s profits are reinvested in the living conditions of the communities they operate in.


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