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Rio Muchacho Organic Farm, Canoa

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Farm Horseback Riding Tour
Selected by National Geographic in 2011 as one of the best places to stay in Ecuador, Rio Muchacho Organic Farm offers outdoor and cultural activities just a short drive from the beach town of Canoa. The farm caters to tourists by offering accommodations and tours of the surrounding forests, which you can discover on horseback. An eco-friendly attraction, the farm provides cooking classes, yoga retreats, and lessons in sustainable agriculture and permaculture, which strives to develop agricultural ecosystems that can function in a sustainable and self-sufficient manner. If you'd like to learn a few new skills while on vacation, join the hands-on experience meant to teach visitors about compost making, harvesting, seed saving, and more. Put Rio Muchacho Organic Farm and other Canoa attractions into our Canoa trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I visited Río Muchacho as one of my first stops in a 3-month tour of South America. I'm app glad I did and I highly recommend a visit here. But there are some things you should know... Visiting the fa...  more »
  • We had a great experience here! Nicola and her staff as well as the volunteers there were super friendly and made our stay authentic and a cultural delight. The farm is a wonderful place for education...  more »
  • Fantastic cultural experience for the whole family. A working organic farm with animals and produce raised using permaculture principles We had fun learning about the farm, the great work that this mu...  more »
  • I lived here and took permaculture courses with Dario and Nicola several years ago. Still to this day, I think of the time at Finca Rio Muchacho as some some of the most enjoyable and informative times of my life. I am truly grateful to Nicola and Dario for everything that they gave to me. I couldn't recommend a stay at their farm more.
  • It depends on taste but should have more options for people who are not vegetarian. The service leaves much to be desired.
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