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

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


Pukara Tambo

Housing: Pukara Tambo
Meals: Three meals per day on weekdays only.
Laundry: Included once per week
FEE:  $1,633


Casa L.F. Duchicela

Housing: Casa L.F. Duchicela, Cacha
Meals: Three meals per day on weekdays only.
Laundry: $2.00/dozen
FEE:  $2,110


Rincon Aleman (Plan A)

Housing: Rincon Aleman, Riobamba - Private bedroom and bathroom 
Meals: Daily breakfast only
Laundry: $0.20/piece
FEE:  $2,145

 

Rincon Aleman (Plan B)

Housing: Rincon Aleman, Riobamba - Shared bedroom and bathroom 
Meals: Daily breakfast only
Laundry: $0.20/piece
FEE:  $1,830


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.