Reforesting the Andes

Help to protect water resources and biodiversity through the reforestation of the Andes with native trees.
By Interest: short term ||


Background: Andean forests are an important source of freshwater for the Cotacachi area. Nevertheless, these ecosystems are heavily affected by deforestation, also by reforestation with introduced tree species with high water consumption, for example Eucalyptus and Monterey Pine.

Specific Activities: help in activities at a native tree nursery, soil preparation at reforestation site, planting of native trees together with the whole community.

Minimum Duration: 2 days

Included Services

accommodation with a host family, full board, introduction and full training for your work, certificate of  participation, discounts on tours with Runa Tupari (10-50%, depending on tours and dates)

What to bring?

Recommended: work clothes that may get dirty

Optional: Donation of tools and materials for tree nursery and planting.


Costs are between 15-25 USD per day and participant, depending on length of stay and number of participants.

Please ask us for an exact costing.



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How to find us


Tel: (+593) 06 2915977
Mobile: (+593) 097 995 9682