IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

PRICES HAVE CHANGED FOR 2018

However, if you register through December 31, 2017, you lock in your stay at 2017 prices.

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Cachamsi is a strictly not-for-profit organization, and we are designated a non-profit entity under U.S. law. 

We dedicate a portion of fees to various health and education related programs for the community of Cacha. More information is described here. 

All packages include: 

  • Pre and post language proficiency evaluations. 
  • Daily clinical exposure with experienced physicians. 
  • Daily specialized language instruction 
  • Textbook and instructional materials. 
  • Evaluation signed by Jorge Duchicela, M.D. upon completion of the program. 
  • Round trip private transportation on a daily basis from Riobamba to Cacha.
  • Round-trip transportation from Quito/Guayaquil to Riobamba. 

Family Stay

By living with a local family the participant  will have cultural immersion experience. 

Housing: Family stay, Riobamba
Meals: Three meals per day, seven days a week
2017 FEES:  $1995

2018 FEES:  $2195

Participants who register for 2018 in 2017 up to December 31, 2017, can do so at 2017 program fees of USD 1,995


Pukara Tambo cultural center

The participant´s family is the caring Cacha team of this community run center.


Housing: Pukara Tambo
Meals: Three meals per day on weekdays only.
Laundry: Included once per week

2017 FEES:  $1633

2018 FEES:  $1995

Participants who register for 2018 in 2017 up to December 31, 2017, can do so at 2017 program fees of USD 1,633


cachamsi WASI - cacha puCARATAMBO

Independent living in 2 bedroom/1 bathroom/kitchen/ lodge within the safety of Pucaratambo

Housing: Cachamsi Wasi - Cacha Pucaratambo
Meals:     Daily breakfast included. Other meals on your own (meal plans available).

2017 FEES:  $1695 complete lodge  /  $1645 shared - two roommates

2018 FEES:  $1795 complete lodge / $1745 shared - two roommates

Participants who register for 2018 in 2017 up to December 31, 2017, can do so at 2017 program fees.


Casa L.F. Duchicela

Spacious country house located in Machangara, Cacha´s parish capital

Housing: Casa L.F. Duchicela, Cacha
Meals: Three meals per day on weekdays only.
Laundry: $2.00/dozen

2017 FEES:  $2110

2018 FEES:  $2702

Participants who register for 2018 in 2017 up to December 31, 2017, can do so at 2017 program fees of USD 2,110


Rincon Aleman (Plan A)

Housing: Rincon Aleman, Riobamba - Private bedroom and bathroom
Meals: Daily breakfast only
Laundry: $0.20/piece

2017 FEES:  $2145

2018 FEES:  $2518

Participants who register for 2018 in 2017 up to December 31, 2017, can do so at 2017 program fees of USD 2,145

Rincon Aleman (Plan B)

Housing: Rincon Aleman, Riobamba - Shared bedroom and bathroom
Meals: Daily breakfast only
Laundry: $0.20/piece

2017 FEES:  $1830

2018 FEES:  $2247

Participants who register for 2018 in 2017 up to December 31, 2017, can do so at 2017 program fees of USD 1830


In the past some participants have requested stays that are longer or shorter than 4 weeks. We try to prorate the fees based on how long you stay, i.e. a 3 week stay will be cheaper than a 4 week stay. However, our physicians, Spanish instructors and other staff are contracted by the month, so we would be paying them the same amount whether a student stays 4 days or 4 weeks. Only the living expenses are variable.

Some guidance for weekly pricing for a family stay:

1 week: $600
2 weeks: $1100
3 weeks: $1500
4 weeks: $1995

Please email us for more specific questions about the other plans.