Alli Puncha – Good morning from the Amazon! On Sunday we visited a Kichwa market to pick out locally grown produce to cook our own lunch. We organized and cooked a meal for the whole group using the kitchen in Huasquila. That afternoon we hiked through the second largest cave system in Ecuador, las Cavernas […]
“My heart is filled with so much gratitude. Today the group went on a six hour hike to Gran Canyon. Never in my life have I been so in love with a place. On the hike down to the lagoon, we passed multiple homes and greeted many people. Today made me realize how different my […]
Hey amigos y familia, The adventure begins! We’ve spent the last two days in Banos, getting to know each other and getting to know this beautiful place. Waterfalls, endless vistas, exploring Banos and hot springs! Student journalist of the day, Naimah, explains it best… “Today has been our first full day in Banos. We had […]
Hola familia y amigos! Leaving Huasquila was hard to do but the personal growth and memories will never be forgotten. Our last day was spent with our guide, Luis, on a medicinal plant hike. He showed us which plants we could rely on to build a home in the jungle and why harvesting the material […]
“My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, beauty, and peace within you, as it is also within me. In sharing these things, we are united. We are the same. We are one. I have never been on a trip that brings […]
“If you never push yourself out of you comfort zone, you will never experience new feelings. Good and bad, these experiences and feelings are how we grow as people, and these new things are always best in the hands of good friends.” – Elizabeth W.
Hi everyone! Wanted to check in and let you all know that we safely arrived in Huasquila a few days ago! Here’s an update from our time in Banos, which were packed with hikes, great food, hot springs, and enjoying the beautiful town! Our time thus far has been full of laughs, good conversation, and […]
Greetings from Baños de Agua Santa. The group has just departed the lovely mountain town of Baños and is en route to their next destination in the Ecuadorian Amazon, but had these photos to share with the world.
Hey everybody! We’re getting ready to start our Amazon adventure! Can’t wait to spend two amazing weeks with all of you – exploring the diverse jungle ecosystem. This is Joanna’s second year with Sustainable Summer, and she’s eager to share her passion for tropical ecology, while connecting with the land and local communities. This will […]