Las Tolas

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Rewarding volunteering in a trend-setting community


Brimming with exciting activities for adventurous travelers, a variety of important volunteer and learning opportunities, and a community grassroots reforestation program, Las Tolas is a trend-setting community, deeply rooted in the traditions of its Yumbo ancestors, in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest of the Andes Mountains.


The Ecuadorian Cloud Forest boasts one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world and Las Tolas is no exception. In this culturally, archaeologically and naturally rich community, volunteers learn about traditional Yumbo culture in an environment of incredible harmony and awe-inspiring beauty.


With Toucans perched high in the trees, rivers and waterfalls littering the landscape, and the archaeological remains of the Yumbo people beneath your feet, Las Tolas is a nature lover´s paradise and the epitome of South American travel.




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Due to coronavirus restrictions, volunteers are not currently able to visit the Las Tolas community.  We would love to host you as soon as we are able to again though. Please have a look at what we do on this website and get in touch for more information or for us to keep you updated about when restrictions are lifted.


From the Las Tolas families and Teresa, stay safe.


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Click below to find out about our volunteering  projects...

Volunteer Projects

Our natural wonders, warm and welcoming community, and environmentally-focused tourism cooperative ensures that every visitor has an unforgettable experience, and every dollar spent stays in the community of Las Tolas.


Have a look at our website and get in touch to find out more: [email protected]