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From Ecuador’s historic capital, Quito, to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, uncover the secrets of the rainforest on an unforgettable adventure! Nestled in the lush, exotic jungle on the banks of Los Rios, Minga Lodge is your home-away-from-home where you’ll start each day of your journey. Meet an indigenous community who you’ll work alongside on a development project, come face-to-face with wildlife on a nighttime jungle trek, try your hand at weaving traditional crafts and visit the home of a local family to learn about their culture.
Take part in a cleansing ceremony with a shaman, learn jungle weaponry and visit an artisans’ group to learn about women’s equality.Immerse yourself in Kichwa culture
TRIP PLUS FLIGHT OPTION INCLUDES: Round-trip airfare from select pre-determined airports (when arranged by ME to WE). Specific trip dates include details about departure airports when booking. Also included: accommodations while on the ground, three meals daily, bottled and/or purified water, and entrance fees to activities.
Learn about the challenges faced by women in indigenous, rural communities, such as limited economic independence and a lack of voice within their own households and communities, and explore how programs like artisans’ groups empower them.
Find out how income distribution and racial inequality have had an impact on rural indigenous communities.
Explore the issues experienced by remote communities in the Amazon in accessing education, including unsafe classrooms, extreme weather conditions and lack of transportation to schools.
Learn about the challenges faced by remote jungle communities in accessing clean water.
“I traveled with ME to WE to Ecuador, where I learned things that can never be taught in school.”Madeleine, ME to WE traveler, Ecuador