Deep in the Amazon jungle, the vast Napo River winds past shorelines enveloped by throngs of lush, emerald green forest and bursts of tropical colour. Arrive by motorized canoe and once on shore, hike through dense flora and fauna with your expert guide, taking in spectacular panoramic views of the Amazon. Experience the joy and warmth of Kichwa culture as you’re welcomed into a local community.

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ME to WE donates 50% of its net profits to their charity partner, WE Charity, so every trip contributes to international development efforts in the community you visit.

Participate in a sustainable international development project and connect with community members by experiencing daily life in Ecuador

Explore and experience Ecuador’s lush landscape, , age-old traditions and the history of the region firsthand, led by your local guide.

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ME to WE Ecuador Volunteer Trip

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Day 1

Quito

Arrive in Quito where you will be met by your ME to WE facilitator and transferred to your hotel, the Rincon De Puembo.

Day 2

Amazon Basin

Descend by road into the Amazon Basin and take a motorised canoe down the Napo River to Minga Lodge. Enjoy an orientation and overnight at Minga Lodge.

Day 3

Amazon Basin

Enjoy a morning rainforest walk before you have the opportunity to meet community members and begin work on an infrastructure project. 

Day 4

Amazon Basin

Join a local farmer to help carry out daily activities. You'll continue to work on your infrastructure project in the afternoon before the chance to enjoy an optional wild Amazonian night walk. 

Day 5

Amazon Basin

Volunteer on the building site in the morning before joining the community members to experience a traditional Shamanic Ceremony.

Day 6

Amazon Basin

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

Day 7

Amazon Basin

Join your jungle guides for a traditional cooking lesson. Finish your work on the development project before bidding farewell to the local community. 

Day 8

Quito

Depart in the morning by boat to Coca before flying to Quito and enjoying an afternoon exploring the old city. Stay at Swissotel and enjoy a dinner at La Choza.

Day 9

Quito

Depart Quito Airport for your onward journey.

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