Our Cloud Forest Adventure PhilosophyThe CFA philosophy (if that is the right word!) is that rural life in Latin America is both fun and healthy for visitors.
Our aim is to provide a memorable experience for the traveller and ecotourist, blending unspoilt nature with relaxed cultural interaction. For most people, it takes quite a bit of money and planning to get to Latin America, and we imagine that you didn't come here to spend your time doing things that could just as well (and in greater comfort) be done at home.
CFA grew out of a wish to provide authentic travel experience to visitors to Latin America, especially for those who perhaps find themselves a bit trapped in a series of somewhat disappointing lurches between one "must-see" destination and another. We try to resist the urge to cater to what we think are erroneous perceptions of what foreign visitors would like to experience. We imagine that, of course, they would like to gain insight into Latin American life as it actually is!
In order for this approach to work, we need, first, to be considerate of the "creature comforts" and healthy standards needed by our visitors; and second, to offer a series of new and hopefully unforgettable experiences that provide insight into Latin American people and wildlife. To obtain these insights, yes, you do need to be willing, at times, to prioritise openness to new experience over comfort and familiarity. We think that most travellers to Latin America already know this. We also think that Latin American people have nothing to be ashamed of by comparison with other people, and like folks all over the planet, can offer insights to enrich the lives of visitors - which is surely one of the great things about travel.
We try to keep things simple. The traveller obtains a wealth of remarkable experiences for a fraction of the price he or she would pay to mainstream travel agencies; and local people gain a sustainable source of income and knowledge from a style of ecotourism that demands no pretence.
Have a look over the website and accompanying facebook page and blog, and if you feel drawn to this corner of Ecuador, a warm welcome awaits you!