Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group, Locally Hosted

Ecuadorian Rainforest Journey (9 days)

ME to WE

Quito, Ecuador To Quito, Ecuador

Valid for Departures Now Through: 19 Jan 2019


Day 1
Quito, Ecuador
Hotel in Quito Lunch, Dinner

Arrival into Quito. Meet your ME to WE Facilitator. Transfer to your hotel in Quito for a restful overnight.

Day 2
Tena, Ecuador
Minga Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Descend by road into the Amazon basin. Take a motorized canoe down the Napo river to Minga Lodge. Enjoy a community orientation and welcome dinner at Minga Lodge.

Day 3
Tena, Ecuador
Minga Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning rainforest walk. Meet local community members. Start work on an infrastructure project like a classroom, teacher’s accommodation or a health clinic.

Day 4
Tena, Ecuador
Minga Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Join a farmer to help carry out daily activities. Continue the build in the afternoon. Enjoy an optional wild Amazonian night walk.

Day 5
Tena, Ecuador
Minga Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Volunteer on the build site in the morning. Experience a Shamanic Ceremony. Get hands on weapons training in the afternoon.

Day 6
Tena, Ecuador
Minga Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the Amazon rainforest with your local Naturalist Guide. Then learn how to make chocolate at a cocoa farm.

Day 7
Tena, Ecuador
Minga Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Join our jungle guides for a traditional cooking lesson. Finish your work on the development project. Saying goodbye to the local community.

Day 8
Coca, Ecuador
Hotel in Quito Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning departure by river boat to Coca. Fly to Quito and explore the old city. Stay at a hotel in Quito and enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 9
Quito, Ecuador
None Breakfast

Depart to the Quito Airport for your journey home.

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Deep in the Amazon jungle, the vast Napo River winds past shorelines enveloped by throngs of lush, emerald green forest and bursts of tropical color. By motorized canoe, traverse the Los Rios, a waterway that feeds into the world’s second longest river and learn about the creatures and insects that call this rainforest home. On shore, hike through dense flora and fauna with your expert guide, taking in spectacular panoramic views of your surroundings as well as parrots and rare bird species. Experience the joy and warmth of Kichwa culture as you’re welcomed into a local community, and connect with fellow mothers, fathers and families. Join a minga—a Kichwa word meaning “the coming together of people for the greater good”— and work alongside community members on a sustainable development project.

About Us

ME to WE is an innovative social enterprise that provides products that make an impact, empowering people to change the world with their everyday consumer choices. ME to WE measures the bottom line by the people empowered and the lives transformed. Living ME to WE means working together to create sustainable change, and making a difference with everything we do—from choosing travel that leaves a positive footprint on the planet, to making purchases that give back. Our family and corporate trips focus on bonding, learning and growing closer to the group and the WE Villages partner community they visit.

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Trip of a lifetime

By: Piper

Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2018

Me to We was recommended to my husband and I as a way to see another part of the world and also be able to give back. We went to the conference in Seattle last spring with our travel agent, Pam Anderson and we were moved by their story. The trip did not disappoint. Me to We accommodations were impeccable, the food exceeded expectations, the adventures and experiences were fun and educational. I would recommend these trips to anyone wanting to make a difference and have fun.
Travel Advisor:  Pam Anderson