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ADULT AND SMALL GROUP TRIPS: CLASSIC ECUADOR

Discover a new way of seeing and connecting to an incredible culture

In the heart of the Amazon, find your place within a community that feels like family.

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ADULT AND SMALL GROUP TRIPS: CLASSIC ECUADOR

Discover a new way of seeing and connecting to an incredible culture

In the heart of the Amazon, find your place within a community that feels like family.

The moment you step into the rich Amazon rainforest, you’ll quickly realize why it’s called the Lungs of the Planet. Alongside the Kichwa people who live there and a group of adventure-seekers just like you, you’ll have the chance to look under every leaf of the Amazon and uncover one-of-a-kind experiences and adventures. Take part in a minga—a community call to action—master the art of traditional indigenous weaponry from an expert and volunteer on a development project, all while connecting with the people who call Ecuador home.

A unique Amazonian adventure is calling

Trip Itinerary

  • 1

    Arrive in Quito

    Meet your ME to WE facilitator before heading to your hotel

  • 2

    Explore Ecuador’s

    biodiversity on the drive into the Amazon and Minga Lodge

  • 3

    Start your day

    with a jungle walk or canoe ride to the nearby community where you’ll be working on a WE Charity development project alongside community members Visit the WE Agricultural Learning Center to discuss WE Villages Food Pillar and learn how to make your own chocolate at the cacao farm

  • 4

    A day in the life

    of a local farmer. Explore the Amazon rainforest with your local naturalist guide

  • 5

    Continue working

    on your sustainable development project. Take part in “Kichwa in the Kitchen”, a traditional cooking lesson

  • 6

    Spend the morning

    with a group of female artisans to learn how they’re earning a sustainable income through traditional jewelry-making Experience a shamanic ceremony and get hands-on weapons training

  • 7

    Continue working

    on your development project. Say goodbye to the local community. Reflect on your week of new experiences and meaningful contributions to community development with a farewell dinner celebration

  • 8

    Depart for Quito

    check into your hotel and then depart on your international flight home!

Starting at:

$4495*

*Trip Only - 8 Days

*Cost in USD

 Travellers trekking through Amazon Rainforest
 Travellers trekking through Amazon Rainforest
Luxurious interior of Minga Lodge room
Luxurious interior of Minga Lodge room
Local woman laughing in Ecuador
Local woman laughing in Ecuador
Starting at:

$4495*

*Trip Only - 8 Days

*Cost in USD

 Travellers trekking through Amazon Rainforest
 Travellers trekking through Amazon Rainforest
  • 1

    Arrive in Quito

    Meet your ME to WE facilitator before heading to your hotel

  • 2

    Explore Ecuador’s

    biodiversity on the drive into the Amazon and Minga Lodge

  • 3

    Start your day

    with a jungle walk or canoe ride to the nearby community where you’ll be working on a WE Charity development project alongside community members Visit the WE Agricultural Learning Center to discuss WE Villages Food Pillar and learn how to make your own chocolate at the cacao farm

  • 4

    A day in the life

    of a local farmer. Explore the Amazon rainforest with your local naturalist guide

  • 5

    Continue working

    on your sustainable development project. Take part in “Kichwa in the Kitchen”, a traditional cooking lesson

  • 6

    Spend the morning

    with a group of female artisans to learn how they’re earning a sustainable income through traditional jewelry-making Experience a shamanic ceremony and get hands-on weapons training

  • 7

    Continue working

    on your development project. Say goodbye to the local community. Reflect on your week of new experiences and meaningful contributions to community development with a farewell dinner celebration

  • 8

    Depart for Quito

    check into your hotel and then depart on your international flight home!

 Travellers on boat on Napo River in Ecuador
 Travellers on boat on Napo River in Ecuador
 Sunrise view over Napo River from Minga Lodge
 Sunrise view over Napo River from Minga Lodge

What’s included on your trip

ME to WE Trips are fully hosted and offer complete turnkey service. We include the following to ensure an easy and stress-free experience:

  • ME to WE professional facilitator
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals and drinks at the Minga Lodge, including purified water, sodas, beer and wine
  • All activities as outlined in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation throughout the duration of the trip
 Young local students celebrating in Kenya
 Young local students celebrating in Kenya

What makes our trips as world-changing as they are life-changing?

Every ME to WE Trip takes place in a region where our renowned partner, WE Charity, works with communities to implement holistic, sustainable solutions with their over 20-year experience. As a traveler, you’ll have the opportunity to create real change on the ground and contribute to the stories of transformation of the people you meet.

In our travelers’ words

Ready to start your adventure?

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