Runa Tupari Native Travel is a rural community travel operator formed in 2001 by the Farmers and Indigenous Union of Cotacachi (UNORCAC) and four indigenous communities from the Cotacachi Canton - Ecuador.
Runa Tupari in Kichwa means "Meet the Indigenous" and expresses our objective to facilitate cultural exchange between the visitors and the region's population. This meeting permits guests to experiment with direct contact with nature and above all enrich the intercultural partnership.
All the proceeds of Runa Tupari are reinvested to improve the living conditions in the rural communities, directly from the town council or through UNORCAC and its projects. (for more information about UNORCAC and its work visit www.unorcac.org).
The work of Runa Tupari has been made famous through various prizes such as Acknowledgement of Merit by the Ministery of Tourism in Ecuador (2008), and Stamp of Quality PACHAMAMA (2012).