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The weavers and Doña ´choza´

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START PROJECT: September 2013

For 3 years we work together with a family (one of the few in the region) that makes traditional clothing (ponchos, balletas (women scarfs), samaro (rodeo trousers). From shearing their animals, spinning the wool and weaving the clothes they do everything the traditional way. When last year their old weaving chair was falling apart, we were able to buy a new weaving chair. We visit this family with our groups and individual tourists. When the weavers sell nothing to the tourists they receive from us U$1,00 per visitor with a minimum of U$5,00 per visit.

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The bead-family in Guamote

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START PROJECT: November 2016

At the other side of the street where the Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse is situated lives the family Monte. The family consists of the mother, her 7 children and 1 granddaughter. The two fathers left.

*Mother Maria Rosa is 31 years old so she gave birth to her eldest daughter when she was 12 years old. She sometimes has a job as doing laundry or helping to sell food. She earns about U$50,00 per month.
*Daughter Janneth is 19 years old. She studies 2 days a week in college.
*Daughter Miriam is 16 and goes to college.
*Daughter Dolores is 14 years old and also goes to college.
*Her son Segundo is 11 years old and goes to the local school.
*Alex is 9 years old and also goes to the local school.
*Sara, her daughter, is 2 years old.
*Luci is 6 months old, and
*Ruth is the daughter of Janneth, thus granddaughter from Maria.

Of course, Maria´s income, 50 dollars per month, is not enough. Too little to die, not enough to live. She receives help from the Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse, e.g. food. Sometimes the children knock at the Guesthouse door because they are hungry and did not eat the whole day.

The school costs 5 dollars per month and a uniform 40 dollars per year, per child. Apart from these costs, they have to buy the school materials. A total of 80 dollars per year per child. The four oldest children dream to become a doctor and Alex wants to be an artist.

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Ecuador Train Cruise Receives an award

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Tren Ecuador

Train Ecuador was voted the best tourist product outside of Europe! Tren Crucero or Train Cruise won the Wider World Project by the British Guild of Travel Writers. The Tren Crucero, which runs from Quito to Duran and vice versa, opened to the public on the 4th of June 2013. This is really a great award for the country of Ecuador and for tourism in general. By taking the Tren Crucero you can experience Ecuador like never before as you pass through many beautiful landscapes and indigenous zones with stops along the way. Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse also offers the chance to take Tren Ecuador to visit a section called Devils nose. The journey offers amazing views and a chance to explore the beautiful Ecuadorian landscapes. For more information you can send an email to intisisaguamote@gmail.com

IntiSisa Tours

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At Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse we offer many different tours that are both walking and cycling. We have two community tours. One is a walking tour and lasts 4.5hours and the other is a bicycle tour which lasts 7 hours. The community tour includes visiting the local school, an agricultural college and a professional weaver.

We also offer a tour to visit Chimborazo to view the amazing sunset. The tour lasts 5 hours and starts at 2:30pm. We will take the jeep up to 4800 meters and from there we will walk up to 5000m to watch the sunset on Ecuadors highest volcano(6310m) Make sure to dress warmly

The Mountain Bike tour to Atillo lasts for 8 hours and consists of a breathtaking cycle through the idigenous communities to the legendary lakes of Atillo. No need to worry. the cycle is all downhill and consists of part transport part cycle

Horseback riding is definitely a tour that should not be missed. Take a tour that lasts for 4 hours as you get to see the landscapes and villages of Guamote with a nice height advantage

Cooking classes. Learn to make empanadas and delicous fruit salads in the Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse kitchen. Test your skills in the kitchen as you learn about the local dishes that are served in Ecuador.

For any questions or to make reservations. Contact Eva at intisisaguamote@gmail.com

 

Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse

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Welcome to Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse. We have changed our pricing, added new activities and also new photos. For those who dont know Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse is a NON PROFIT FOUNDATION that organizes workshops in Guamote, a small Andean village at 3056 m asl, centrally situated on the Andes Avenue in the province of Chimborazo, named after the highest (6310 m) snow-topped volcano. Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse was born out of a living and working experience with the indigenous population who found their secondary education too theoretic and wanted to learn more practical skills. Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse was created with the objective to CREATE OPPORTUNITIES OFFERING HIGH QUALITY TRAINING AT A LOW COST. We love Ecuador, we believe in giving back to this beautiful country and you can too. Check out where you will be staying when you arrive.

 

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Welcome

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Welcome to our website! We are very excited to share Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse with you and also to show how you can be a part of such an amazing project. Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse is a NON PROFIT FOUNDATION that organizes workshops in Guamote, a small Andean village at 3056 m asl, centrally situated on the Andes Avenue in the province of Chimborazo, named after the highest (6310 m) snow-topped volcano. Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse was born out of a living and working experience with the indigenous population who found their secondary education too theoretic and wanted to learn more practical skills. Inti Sisa Art Guesthouse was created with the objective to CREATE OPPORTUNITIES OFFERING HIGH QUALITY TRAINING AT A LOW COST.