How to get there

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broendum

FUNDECOIPA and has its office in the community Arútam. The community is situated in the Pastaza province of Ecuador. To get there you must take a bus from Quito (or anywhere else in Ecuador) heading to Puyo (the provincial capital of Pastaza). Bus tickets are 5-6 USD and the trip takes about 5-6 hours. From Puyo you need to take a bus going towards Macas. You have to get off the bus on the way to Macas (approximately 1 hour and 30 min from Puyo). Tell the driver to drop you off at kilometer 48 (“kilometro quarenta y ocho”) on the Puyo-Macas road or at Arútam (Bosque Protector Arútam). The community is situated next to the road. There’s a sign with a jaguar on the left side of the road and on the right side you can see the house of the women’s group with a bright red roof. The ride from Puyo to Arútam cost approximately 1.50 USD.


We can also help you organize your trip to Ecuador if you contact us well in advance. We can help with transfers from the airport, book hotel in Quito, Spanish classes in Quito and transport to Puyo and the project. Please contact us for more information.


See the area from Google Maps



 The jaguar sign at the entrance to the community

Entrance sign