Mucuposadas are small posadas (inns) set up in the farmhouses of local families living far off the beaten track in the high Andean valleys or páramos surrounding Mérida. This highly successful tourism project, supported by an EU funding group called Andes Tropicales, aims to allow visitors more time to enjoy the natural beauty of the remote valleys and learn about the lifestyles of the local people who inhabit them, as well as generating income for them. Mucuposadas are managed exclusively by local individuals and/or families who have become trained, community-based, and small-scale entrepreneurs that are formally organized in collectives or co-ops. As a result, the Mucuposada owners offer guests an experience that is unique, authentic, and respectful of the places and traditions they come to visit.
Important: Your luggage can’t be heavier than 20 kg because they will be transported by horses during the journey. You’ll have to bring a blanket and a sleeping bag for the tents where we’ll stay overnight.