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Special Learning Opportunities

You can select a special learning opportunity as a theme of your stay in Las Tolas, or very easily visit any of these activities for an afternoon, or a few days, once you arrive.

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  • Organic sustainable community farming  

  • Learn more about medicinal plants

  • Make cheese

  • Panela making (seasonal)

  • Cook typical Ecuadorian cuisine

  • See the local organic coffee plantation

  • Milk cows by hand with your family...an experience not to be missed.

Sugar cane is used to make panela, a local sugar, in this fascinating traditional process.  The sugar canes are crushed and the resultant liquid then heated in vats before being cooled using the paddle, as shown.

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