Volunteer Program at Karanki Magdalena Community

Volunteer Program at Karanki Magdalena Community

Day 1.- Quito - Otavalo – Indigenous market –Cotacachi Leather market -  Magdalena - Karanki community  
2 hours from Quito The Otavalo Craft Market is the most famous and picturesque in South America. Markets are meeting places for shopping, bargaining and chatter while people of the region exchange local produce, utensils, pots, and pans or textiles.
Cuicocha Lagoon - Its name comes from the Kichwa Indigenous language means "Lake Cuy" name because the guinea pig shape of the largest island in the middle of the lagoon.
Through a marvelous Andean setting we head into the indigenous community of Magdalena. The scene displays a wide array of crops which resemble a colorful patchwork on the eastern foothills of Imbabura volcano. The skillful people are known to produce outstanding embroidery.
Included entrance to Cuicocha lagoon, dinner and accommodation at Karanki Magdalena community.

Day 2.- Volunteering in Magdalena Indigenous Community
English lessons at Magdalena School. Share with indigenous children. 
Included breakfast, lunch dinner & Accommodation karanki Magdalena Community.

Day 3.- Volunteering in Magdalena Indigenous Community
Painting & Cleaning the Longhouse with the family.
We will provide the materials needed for this activity. 
Included breakfast, lunch dinner & Accommodation Karanki Magdalena Community.

Day 4.- Volunteering in Magdalena Indigenous Community
Cleaning the host house and its orchards. Learn their seeding techniques.
Included breakfast, lunch dinner & Accommodation Karanki Magdalena Community.

Day 5.- Magdalena – Ibarra-Salinas by train (26km) – Quito
The 26-km stretch takes 2 hours to complete, as you plunge from 2200 m. to 1500 m. above sea level. Salinas afro-Ecuadorian community, sponsored by Kleintours in an effort to boost tourism in support of this fascinating area, with a vision of helping it become an important tourist destination. Drive back to Quito.
Included breakfast, train ticket, lunch.

Volunteer Program at Karanki Magdalena Community