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
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


cachamsi HUASI

Housing: Cachamsi Huasi
Meals: Daily breakfast included, meal plans available.

2017 FEES:  $1695 with private bathroom/ $1645 with shared bathroom

2018 FEES:  $1795 with private bathroom/ $1745 with shared bathroom

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


Casa L.F. Duchicela

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


Pukara Tambo

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

2017: This option is available through July 30th 2017 at USD 1,633.

2018 This option is under review, we will inform as we have more information.  Check our facebook


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.