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Meaningful Purposeful. Downright unforgettable.

Welcome to a truly unique kind of travel experience.

Ecuador Find adventure and a warm welcome from the local Kichwa people in the Amazon

India Connect with the people and the culture of Rajastan, nestled in the ancient Aravelli Mountains

Kenya Meet the Maasai and Kipsigis communities and discover the beautiful Mara they call home

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We build better travel experiences.

Our expertise comes from our over 20-year history of working alongside communities around the world. With years of experience, on-the-ground knowledge and our passion for doing good, we offer a travel experience unlike any other.

Culturally immersive

Learn about the culture of the country from local community members. Join them and experience these traditional arts first hand.

Adventure & discovery

Our itineraries are designed to actively demonstrate the WE Villages sustainable development model. Guests can participate in new experiences, meet a community and get to know a new culture firsthand.

Meaningful Service We understand that each of our travelers are unique. That’s why our trips are customizable to meet your interests; however, activities such as school building

Local experience

and water walks are always included for a truly authentic, genuine experience.

Working side-by-side with community members, participants dive right into the local culture in the most authentic way.

We didn’t start as a travel company—we started as a movement to change the world. For over 20 years, we’ve worked hand in hand with communities in Kenya, Ecuador and India, helping to empower them with the tools to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Along the way, we’ve met remarkable individuals who have welcomed us into their homes and lives, sharingwithus their stories. Today, we’re privileged to call them our friends and family, and because of that, they’re welcoming our travelers, too. Forget tour groups and buses—you will have the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of daily community life, along with getting to know a country and its people through an extraordinary, unforgettable lens. We invite you to join us at our signature lodges in Kenya, Ecuador and India for a travel experience you won’t find anywhere else. Go beyond a safari to walk in the footsteps of families in rural Kenya, trek the Amazon jungle to meet the indigenous communities who call it home and discover India’s vibrant culture through the eyes of locals. With our over 20- year history of working with our charity partner, WE Charity, we’ve formed close bonds with local communities around the world, giving us the honor of offering our travelers an authentic, immersive travel experience. Our travelers connect with the people and places around them—joining families to collect water, participating in cultural traditions and even having the opportunity to contribute to a local project. This is a travel experience that stays with you. Meaningful. Purposeful. Downright unforgettable. What makes us unique? Our story.

Why we work in Kenya Kenya is a beautiful country with booming tourism and, in some places, great wealth. However, there are areas that also experience great poverty. • More than 75 percent of Kenya’s population live in rural areas. • Only 54 percent of those in rural areas have access to improved water sources. • The literacy rate in Kenya is 78 percent and the average for school attendance is six years. • Twenty-six percent of children aged five to 14 are engaged in child labor. • One out of five children suffer from malnutrition and 35 percent of children are affected by stunting.

POPULATION 47.7 million

CURRENCY Kenyan shilling (KSh)

TIME East Africa Time (GMT/UTC plus three hours)

LANGUAGE English, Swahili, other tribal languages

Kenya

Our work in Kenya Working alongside Maasai and Kipsigis communities, we’re implementing WE Charity’s five-pillar sustainable development model, WE Villages, with projects including:

OPPORTUNITY 125+ women’s, men’s and youth groups have been established, and over 1,400 artisans supported by WE.

EDUCATION 11,500+

Kenya

students who we have helped support from elementary school through to high school. WE is now building a WE College to help continue their academic careers.

HEALTH 36

mobile clinics held each year in the most remote communities.

Every traveler wishes to go on a safari and see the stunning Kenyan landscape, the wondrous wildlife and be a part of the story of Kenya. But with a ME to WE Trip, we’ll also take you beyond the safari and onto the beaten path—the one that’s not walked by tourists, but by the people who call this beautiful country home.

WATER 14 boreholes—half of which are solar —that are currently serving 15 communities, with four more boreholes planned for 2018.

FOOD 10

demonstration gardens that have been implemented in schools, along with three community farms in Sikirar, Pimbiniet and Kipsongol.

Trip highlights

Be part of a community project

Give back to the places you’re visiting—we can arrange for you to spend time contributing to a local project like building a school or water well.

Meet local artisans

Join Maasai women under the shade of acacia trees to practice the traditional art of beading, learning how their work empowers them to earn a sustainable income.

Elephant Orphanage Visit the Sheldrick elephant orphanage where you’ll get the chance to experience these fascinating animals close up.

Local experience

Walk in the footsteps of a Maasai warrior Head out on a leisurely hike to learn about medicinal herbs from a Maasai warrior, and have the chance to train in the art of Maasai weaponry.

Walk side-by-side with local women as they fetch water, feed their animals and cook for their families—learning what it takes for a community to thrive.

Discover all Kenya has to offer as you enjoy Bogani, a sprawling 40-acre camp designed with authentic African décor, located in the heart of the savanna. Accommodations: • Private cottages and luxury tents, and Mara-inspired spaces, including fireplaces, bedrooms and gathering spaces. • Beautiful property situated on the edge of the Maasai Mara national reserve. • Modern conveniences, including hot water, electricity and en suite bathrooms. Food: Our chefs, Wesley and Shake, invite you to join them on a culinary journey of Kenya, including rich and savory Kenyan favorites like ugali, polenta and barbeque, enjoyed on our al fresco dining platform. Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp

Sample Itinerary

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Day 1

• Depart from Bogani.

• Arrive in Nairobi in the evening and check in to your hotel.

• A visit to the Kenya Giraffe Centre and Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, home to orphaned baby elephants.

• Walk side-by-side with local women to collect water from the Mara River.

• Visit Mulot Market, an

• Take part in a community project.

• Embark on a sunrise safari through the Maasai Mara to look for giraffes, lions, elephants, hippos, buffalos, gazelles and resident zebra herds. • Visit Oleleshwa Farm to learn what is grown sustainably to supply nearby schools with lunches and Bogani with fresh ingredients for delicious meals.

• Visit the Duka, our on-site shop, which offers locally sourced gifts, Kenya- exclusive products and beaded accessories and homewares made by local Maasai women. • Visit Kisaruni, an all-girls high school opened by our charity partner in a nearby community.

• Take part in a

authentic Kenyan market.

community project.

• Check in to a hotel day room in Nairobi.

• Volunteer on a local community project.

• Join Maasai women

• Say a final kwaheri— farewell—to the local community. • Head out on a leisurely hike and learn about medicinal herbs from a local Maasai warrior.

• Meet the ME to WE guide.

• Fly from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara.

• Take part in a local community project.

and practice traditional beading, learning how it is helping them earn a sustainable income.

• Relax, recharge and enjoy lunch.

• Visit Baraka Hospital, a project owned by our charity partner.

• Arrive at Bogani and be welcomed by our team.

• Depart Nairobi or book an optional extension, including a multi-day safari or a retreat to the Kilifi coast.

• A lesson in Swahili, the local language.

• Train in the art of Maasai weaponry.

• Settle in to Bogani.

• Take a drive through the Mara on a sunset safari.

• Enjoy a delicious welcome dinner.

• Relax and enjoy a traditional Nyama Choma dinner— Kenya’s barbecue.

*Please note that this is a sample trip itinerary and details are subject to change. We are happy to work with you to customize an adventure. *This Itinerary is only available September to May, please connect with one of our travel experts for our special Summer itinerary.

Trip Cost

From $4,795 USD PP Bogani Tented Camp based on double occuppancy

$600 USD PP

$500 USD PP Single supplement

To upgrade to Bogani Cottages: minimum of 3 guests

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Please note that arrival and departure transfers are included in your trip cost. Pick-up time at the airport begins at 2:30 p.m. on your arrival day, to accommodate check-in at the hotel, which begins at 3:00 p.m. Should you decide to extend your stay by arriving earlier or departing later than the scheduled times of your ME to WE Immersive Volunteer Trip, airport pick-up and drop-offs can be arranged at an additional cost.

• All accommodations

• International airfare

• All meals and beverages

• Tourist visa

• All domestic transportation

• Travel insurance

• ME to WE professional guide

• Meals in Nairobi

• Entrance fees to sights in Nairobi

Customize Your Exper ience

Safari extension

Kichwa Tembo Safari Camp Located where the Riverine forest meets the sweeping plains in the path of the awe-inspiring Great Migration, the camp provides an authentic dose of African wildlife, delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality. Simple yet contemporary, the Maasai-inspired suites are elegant and timeless, firmly entrenching Kichwa Tembo as a luxury tented camp of its size in the greater Mara.

FROM $2,495 USD PP Based on double occupancy

Transfer to/from safari property • Three nights full board accommodation • Twice daily game drives (six game drives) • All meals • Conservation fees Optional upgrades • Exclusive use of vehicle • Scenic flights • Hot air balloon safari • Lengthen or shorten stay • Private guide

Includes transfer from Bogani, laundry service, all drinks including selected house spirits. Excludes optional activities as well as champagne and premium spirits.

Richard’s River Camp Designed with privacy, exclusivity and adventure in mind, Richard’s River Camp is located on the banks of the Njageteck River and surrounded by 70 acres of private land in the Olare Orok Conservancy. The camp allows for total privacy and exclusivity with only seven tents. The Ngoyanai springs provide permanent water, drawing in large numbers of animals to the area around camp.

FROM $3,595 USD PP Based on double occupancy

If you’d like to extend/shorten your stay, please ask for more details.

Includes alcoholic beverages, guided bush walks and cultural visits, sundowners, laundry services and transfer from Bogani. Excludes champagne, premium spirits and cellar wines.

Angama Mara Welcome to Angama Mara, a remarkable owner-run safari lodge inspired by the Swahili word for “suspended in mid-air.” Located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara overlooks Kenya’s Maasai Mara, considered by many as the loveliest game reserve on the continent. Here guests will find a lodge where everything is as it ought to be: two intimate camps of just 15 tented suites each, a private airfield and access to the Mara below, tailor-made safari days and a famously warm Kenyan welcome. Includes alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, beers, house wines, and selected house spirits, laundry, child minding (6-10 p.m.). Excludes champagne, premium spirits and cellar wines.

FROM $5,595 USD PP Based on double occupancy

Retreat to the Kilifi Coast

Inclusions • Accommodation at Toriana extension

Day 1 Depart for Kilifi from the Maasai Mara Fly froman airstrip near Bogani andmake your way to the beautiful Kenyan coast. Check-in to Toriana Graceful arches and authentic detailing welcome you home to Toriana after a short drive from the Vipingo Airstrip. Discover Swahili culture and history from the comfort of our coastal beach house. Situated on four waterfront acres near Kilifi, we encourage you to enjoy fresh meals served on the vast terraces, inspiring Swahili and Moroccan architecture, and the white sand and blue waters of Bofa Beach footsteps away. Sunset stroll Walk along the beach to take in the breeze and experience a sunset over the Indian Ocean. Beach-side welcome Warm yourself by our beachside firepit under the stars as you enjoy a complimentary drink. Day 2 Recharge or discovery day Continue to relax by the pool, explore the coastline and indulge in the serenity of Toriana. Or, if you are craving some more action, take a look at some of our optional activities and discover all that coastal Kenya has to offer, from scuba diving to golfing nearby. Relax and recharge As the local people say, “There’s no rush while you’re in paradise.” Reward yourself after a week of volunteering and spend the afternoon unwinding on a breezy lanai terrace or exploring the beach. Day 3 Yoga beats Take some time to treat your body and mind with a private yoga class. Whether it’s early morning by the beach or on the rooftop patio at sun set, our instructor will lead you through a fun and casual session to invigorate your body! From beginner to advanced, all levels are welcome. Dhow boat excursion The best way to experience Kenya’s beautiful coast is from the deck of a dhow boat. These traditional sailing vessels have been used for hundreds of years to transport goods up and down the coast, and on your excursion they will grant you access to a unique view of the coast and the beautiful wildlife that surrounds you. Farewell dinner Spend your last night of the trip watching the sun set over the ocean.

FROM $1,295 USD PP Based on double occupancy

Toriana Beach House (three nights) • Domestic airfare (Mara to the Coast & back to Nairobi) • All activities as identified in the itinerary • All meals Exclusions • Optional activities while at Toriana • Beverages at Toriana • Gratuities are not expected but appreciated, and are shared among all staff. We humbly suggest $10-15 per adult per day

If you’d like to extend/shorten your stay, please ask for more details.

Why we work in Ecuador The province of Chimborazo in central Ecuador, as well as the Amazon region, are home to large numbers of indigenous communities who suffer from some of the highest rates of poverty in the country.

POPULATION 16.9 Million

CURRENCY US dollar ($)

TIME Ecuador Time (GMT/UTC minus 5 hours)

LANGUAGE Spanish , Kichwa

• The average length of schooling for the indigenous population is just 3.3 years. • Due to the unavailability of secondary schools and remoteness of communities, nine out of 10 children in rural regions do not continue their education past the primary level. • Thirty-five percent of the Ecuadorian population live below the income poverty line. • Almost 8 percent of children ages five to 14 are engaged in child labor. • Illiteracy continues to affect almost a third of the indigenous population.

Ecuador

Our work in Ecuador In Chimborazo and Napo provinces, we work alongside the local communities to implement WE Villages programming that includes:

WATER 3 water systems established

FOOD 4

pilot gardens implemented, with three kitchens and dining halls currently being rehabilitated

EDUCATION 1,000+ students we have helped support

Ecuador

OPPORTUNITY 8,000

In the lush Amazon rainforest, the biggest in the world, witness the sights and sounds of the incredible surroundings. It’s a feeling that cannot be described in words. But with a ME to WE Trip to Ecuador, we also bring you beyond the rainforest and into the lives of the Kichwa people, who have thrived in the jungle for generations. See Ecuador not as tourists, but as part of the community.

community members impacted through the Women’s Empowerment Center, serving as a training space for artisans.

HEALTH 200+ people have been provided with medical care.

Trip highlights

Discover the Amazon rainforest Join your naturalist guide on optional hikes to discover the Amazon’s incred- ible array of plant and animal life.

Connect with the community

Step into the shoes of locals to learn about daily life in the rainforest and indigenous traditions—from seeing how chocolate is made to learning how to shoot a blowgun.

Make an impact

Participate in a ceremony with a shaman Be invited to the home of a local shaman, who will guide you through a traditional cleansing ceremony.

Give back directly to the places you’re visit- ing—volunteer on a local project like building a school or working on a community farm.

Minga Lodge

A luxurious, peaceful oasis nestled in the Amazon on the banks of the Napo River that marries local design with comfort and convenience. After a day of volunteering, Minga Lodge offers serene and comfortable spaces to refresh and recharge. Accommodations : • Inspired common spaces that include an al fresco dining platform overlooking the Rio Napo, offering spectacular sunset views. • Eco-friendly conveniences, including hot water, electricity and en suite bathrooms. Food: Start each day with fresh Ecuadorian coffee served alongside an array of tropical fruits such as fresh papaya. Enjoy family-style meals prepared fresh daily by expert chefs, including Western favorites and Ecuadorian specialties like yucca, rice and beans.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

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Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

• Arrive in Quito and check in to your hotel.

• Spend more time

• En route from Quito,

• Travel by motorized canoe down the Rio Napo and arrive at Minga Lodge to a welcome from our team.

• Take part in a local community project.

• Have the option to

• Say goodbye to the local community.

• Depart Minga and

volunteering in the community.

travel through the cloud forest on a scenic and relaxing bus ride into the Amazon basin.

continue volunteering on a community project.

check into your hotel for some rest and relaxation before your international flight home, or book an optional extension to the Galapagos Islands

• Meet your ME to WE guide.

• Meet a local artisans’ group and learn more about opportunity projects they’re working on with WE Villages. • Enjoy delicious meals on our terrace, which offers stunning views of the Napo River.

• Enjoy a Kichwa cooking lesson, transforming local ingredients into traditional dishes. • Take in a grass-skirt- swaying spectacle of traditional Ecuadorian music and dance performed by local community members.

• Meet a local shaman and experience traditional jungle weapons training. • Visit one of our newest projects, the WE Agricultural learning Centre, and learn how we are working alongside communities to grow some of the finest cacao in the world while empowering farmers with the opportunity to earn a living and build a legacy for their families.

• Learn some Spanish and settle in.

• Visit a farm to experience a day in the life of a family.

• Enjoy dinner on our al fresco dining platform.

• Amazonian night walk with a guide to discover the fascinating creatures of the rainforest

or nearby Peru to experience Machu Picchu.

*Please note that this is a sample trip itinerary and details are subject to change. We are happy to work with you to customize an adventure.

Trip costs

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From $4,495 USD PP Based on double occupancy

• International airfare

$500 USD PP Single supplement

• All accommodations

• Tourist visa

• All meals and beverages

• Travel insurance

• All domestic transportation

• Meals in Quito

• ME to WE professional guide

Customize Your Experience

Otavalo From Quito, drive overland to the region of Otovalo, which offers a unique glimpse into Ecuadorian life—from vast, open-air markets, to snow-capped mountains in the highlands. Recharge and refresh at traditional and welcoming haciendas, set high in the Andean mountain range. Embark on optional daily hikes and excursions provided by our partner haciendas, leading you to breathtaking vistas, trickling waterfalls and tranquil villages.

FROM $900 USD PP Based on double occupancy

Includes two nights full board accommodation and all land transfers. Optional activities extra.

Galapagos Islands

FROM $3,000 USD PP Based on double occupancy

Embark on a breathtaking adventure, bringing you face to-face with the vast biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands. Be expertly guided through the flora and fauna of this famous archipelago on an unforgettable journey. Located 1,000 km from the Ecuadorian mainland, enjoy a remote paradise made famous by Charles Darwin and mingle with the vast array of natural wonders—on land or by sea! No matter which option you choose, we are happy to create the perfect adventure for you and your family. Book early to secure your spot—Galapagos trips sell out very quickly.

Price subject to availability and occupancy. Land and sea-based options available. Includes three nights full board accommodation, domestic flights and all land transfers. Optional activities extra

Machu Picchu and beyond Start your journey in Peru’s bustling, coastal capital of Lima, before traveling to the ancient city of Cusco. Spend a day wandering the cobblestone streets, exploring Inca ruins and admiring beautiful Spanish architecture, all with the backdrop of the cloud-topped Andes mountains. Then, begin your journey to Machu Picchu itself, traveling through the Sacred Valley aboard a glass-topped Vistadome train. Along the way, take in stunning views of Peruvian villages nestled beside lush forests and rushing rivers. Your final ascent to Machu Picchu begins the next day!

FROM $3,000 USD PP Based on double occupancy

Price subject to availability and occupancy. Includes international flight from Quito to Lima, domestic return flight from Cusco to Lima, all land transfers and four nights full board accommodation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the weather like in Ecuador? A: Because Ecuador is so geographically diverse, different regions experience different climates. Minga Lodge is located in the Amazon rainforest, and therefore weather is generally hot and humid. The average temperate hovers around 26°Celsius (78°F). The best times to visit Ecuador, especially in the Amazon, are June, July and August, when wildlife thrives in the jungle! Q: What time zone is Ecuador in? A: Quito is on ECT (Ecuador Time), and is the same as Toronto (Eastern Standard Time). However, they do not have Daylight Saving Time, so the region is an hour behind during DST periods. Q: Can I bring a laptop, iPod, expensive camera, etc.? A: We suggest traveling as lightly as possible to minimize the risk of damage to or loss of your possessions. The rooms and cabins at Minga Lodge can be locked. We ask that you leave your key with reception if you choose to lock your room during the day. Q: Is there filtered water? A: The water at our lodge comes from natural springs, is purified before use to prepare food and is chlorinated in all other areas of the lodge. Our lodge provides filtered water stations so you can refill your water bottle throughout the day. Q: What is the electrical voltage in Ecuador? A: Plugs in Ecuador take 240v. Moreover, Ecuador’s outlets are the same as those in North America—two flat, parallel prongs. Q: What will my meals be like while I’m in Ecuador? A: Participants can expect to eat meals consisting of traditional cuisine, which includes beans, rice, meat, salads, soups and potatoes, as well as Western favorites. This food is prepared with great care by our local lodge staff. Minga Lodge is also able to accommodate any dietary needs—just let us know before you leave for your trip. Q: Can I bring gifts for the kids? A: We ask that you do not. ME to WE and WE Charity work in solidarity with the communities we are partnered with. Put simply, your gift is your presence. We ask that our trip participants do not bring candy, toys or presents for community members, as we would like to promote fairness for all children. A portion of your trip cost goes to in-country communities to support their basic needs.

Why we work in India We are inspired by every country we work with, but India in particular holds a special place in our hearts because it’s where our work first started with WE Charity. • More than a quarter of India’s population live below the poverty line. • Nearly half of all children in rural areas are underweight. • Thirty-five percent of women are illiterate. • Child labor impacts at least 12 percent of children. • Only half of girls attend secondary school.

POPULATION 1.27 billion

CURRENCY Indian rupees ( ₹ )

TIME India Standard Time (GMT/UTC plus 5½ hours)

LANGUAGE Hindi, English (official languages)

India

Our work in India We’re partnering with communities in the Rajasthan region to implement WE Charity’s five-pillar sustainable development model that includes projects like:

WATER 9 community wells rehabilitated

HEALTH 3,000+ people have been provided with medical care.

OPPORTUNITY 23 women’s groups have been established and over 725 goats have been distributed.

12 partner communities

India

Travelers from all over the world visit India for the vibrant colors, delicious delicacies and beautiful sights like the Taj Mahal and Red Fort. On a ME to WE Corporate Trip, you not only get to experience everything that India has to offer, but we also bring you beyond the sights, onto the beaten path and into the communities that live there.

EDUCATION 100+

FOOD 200 farms participating in food programming

schoolrooms have been built including classrooms, teacher offices and libraries.

Trip highlights

Meet local artisans

Have the chance to learn about the origins of tie-dye and block printing as you try your hand at creating colorful masterpieces.

Get hands-on

Visit local projects, including schools and water wells—we can arrange for you to spend time contributing firsthand to these projects to give back to the places you’re visiting.

Local experience

Indian cooking class

Walk side-by-side with women as they fetch water, care for their goats and cows, and cook chapatti for their families—learning what it takes for a community to thrive.

Join our chefs to learn how to prepare traditional favorites like butter chicken and samosas.

Framed by the pink-hued Aravalli Mountains, Araveli makes the perfect retreat offering delightful spaces to recharge and refresh after a day of volunteering and exploring India’s vibrant culture. Accommodations: • Private cottages and luxury tents designed with authentic Indian décor and royal Rajasthani flair. • Modern conveniences including hot water, electricity and en suite bathrooms. • Nearby hiking trails in the marvelous mountain foothills. Food: Enjoy the rich flavors, aromas and spices of Indian cuisine, prepared fresh by our chefs. Savor each meal on our al fresco dining platform, which offers an incredible vista of the landscape below. Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp

Sample Itinerary

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Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

• Say alavida (goodbye) and indulge in a special farewell breakfast.

• Arrive in the evening into Delhi and settle into a hotel near the airport.

• Take a morning flight to Udaipur.

• Watch the sun rise over the nearby Aravalli Mountain Range with an optional yoga session.

• Join local women to share in their daily activities like

• Enjoy sunrise yoga.

• Volunteer on a community project.

• Say a farewell to the community.

• Take part in sunrise yoga.

• Take part in a community project.

collecting water, feeding animals and preparing chapatti.

• Travel to Araveli in the heart of rural Rajasthan, a two-hour drive northeast of Udaipur.

• Learn a few words of the local language, Hindi.

• Spend a leisurely afternoon at Araveli. Relax, reflect or play cricket or volleyball.

• Meet locals taking part in goat-rearing initiatives with WE Villages.

• Visit Kumbhalgarh Fort, which boasts the second-largest wall after the Great Wall of China. • Enjoy a “dinner cart extravaganza” meal, with a selection of colorful stalls at

• Meet the ME to WE guide.

• Experience a community welcome with local students and families.

• Try Bollywood dancing, then join local artisans for traditional crafts like tie- dye and block printing. • End the day with a colorful performance that will showcase local folk dance traditions.

• Try traditional Mewari painting.

• Take part in a poja—a traditional Hindu prayer ceremony that marks the beginning of an auspicious event.

• Be welcomed to Araveli by our team.

• Take part in a community project.

• Settle in and enjoy a delicious dinner.

• Enjoy a lunch back at Araveli, followed by jhapki, which is Hindi for siesta.

Araveli serving some of India’s most amazing gastronomic dishes.

• Explore the nearby mountain foothills with a guide on an optional nature hike.

• End the day with a colorful performance from a local dance troupe.

*Please note that this is a sample trip itinerary and details are subject to change. We are happy to work with you to customize an adventure.

Trip Costs

From $3,995 USD PP Araveli Tented Camp: based on double occupancy

$500* USD PP

$500 USD PP Single supplement

Upgrade to Araveli Cottages: based on min three guests

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*Please inquire for exclusive cottage pricing. Please note that arrival and departure transfers are included in your trip cost. Pick-up time at the airport begins at 2:30 p.m. on your arrival day, to accommodate check-in at the hotel, which begins at 3:00 p.m. Should you decide to extend your stay by arriving earlier or departing later than the scheduled times of your ME to WE Immersive Volunteer Trip, airport pick-up and drop-offs can be arranged at an additional cost.

• All accommodations

• International airfare

• All meals and beverages

• Tourist visa

• All domestic transportation

• Travel insurance

• ME to WE professional guide

• Entrance fees to sights Delhi & Udaipur

Frequently Asked Questions Q: What is the weather like in India?

A: In July, monsoon season usually breaks—and brings with it a beautiful and transformative time in India. Because of the rains, the heat is usually more forgiving and the temperature hovers around 20–32°C (68–89°F) during the day, and 23–24°C (73–75°F) during the night. Make sure you bring your rain jacket for those sporadic rain showers in the mornings and evenings! Q: What time zone is India in? A: India is on IST (India Standard Time), and is 10 or 11 hours ahead of EST (Eastern Standard Time), depending on the time of year. Q: Can I bring a laptop, iPod, expensive camera, etc.? A: We suggest traveling as lightly as possible to minimize the risk of damage to or loss of your possessions. For essential items, Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp provides a small safe in every tent and cottage. Q: Is there filtered water? A: We provide filtered water for our guests to drink. We bring jugs of purified drinking water to the camp and then recycle them after each trip. We recommend bringing along a good reusable water bottle that you can fill up as you head from our lodge for your day trips to the community. Q: Will I have access to phone and internet while in India? A: Both phone and email communication is easily accessible in New Delhi. Internet and phone access are not readily available at Araveli. In Udaipur, you will be able to use your phone if it is activated for international use. Q: How is the food? A: Participants will have the opportunity to sample a range of traditional Indian and Asian cuisines. Participants enjoy their meals from local restaurants that are regularly visited by ME to WE and are pre-arranged by ME to WE facilitators, as well as meals prepared on site at Araveli. While staying at Araveli, guests will be treated to the culinary expertise of Chef KK, Araveli’s in-house chef. The majority of the food we will be eating in India is vegetarian, as it is the local custom. Don’t worry—there will be lots of protein options as well as Western favorites available at all times. Q: What is the electrical voltage in India? A: Electricity will be available in New Delhi and while in Rajasthan. The voltage in India is 230–240V/50Hz. There are two types of Indian-style plugs. The first has two circular metal pins while the other has two circular metal pins above a large circular grounding pin. Please make sure to bring a converter with you. Plugs C and D are used in India. Q: Can I bring gifts for the kids? A: We ask that you do not, as we work in solidarity with our partner communities. Put simply, your gift is your presence. We ask that our trip participants do not bring candy, toys or presents for community members, as we would like to promote fairness for all children. A portion of your trip cost goes to in-country communities to support their basic needs.

Customize Your Exper ience

FROM $1,095 USD PP Based on double occupancy

Taj Mahal Treat yourself to a unique excursion marked by authentic Indian hospitality. Explore the hidden wonders of Agra, made famous by the Taj Mahal. You’re in for a grand experience as you dive into the city’s surviving art, culture, architecture and royal cuisine of contemporary Agra.

Price subject to availability and occupancy.

Includes two nights full board accommodation, activities and all land transfers.

FROM $2,495 USD PP Based on double occupancy

Golden Triangle Discover the regal splendor of Jaipur and Northern India with magnificent forts, palaces and landscaped estates. From the aristocratic grandeur of Deogarh Mahal to the mighty ramparts of Amber Fort, royal Rajasthan will pamper you with hospitality and luxurious splendor. Top off your adventure with a visit to the world-famous Taj Mahal, a must-see on every traveler’s bucket list.

Price subject to availability and occupancy.

Includes four nights full board accommodation, activities and all domestic flights and land transfers.

Q: What is the weather like in Kenya? A: Because Kenya has a tropical climate, you can expect hot temperatures all year round. In August, temperatures tend to hover around 29°C (83°F) during the day and lowers to about 16°C (61°F) at night. Q: What should I wear while in the Maasai Mara? A: Dress will be casual for the majority of the time. There will be laundry service available during your trip, so there is no need to bring along more than the necessities. Kenyan nights can be cool (in the mid-50s/10°C), so bring a lightweight jacket and heavy wool sweater with you. We have found that 100 percent cotton clothes are the coolest and most comfortable. Q: What time zone is Kenya in? A: Kenya is on EAT (East African Time), and is seven or eight hours ahead of EST (Eastern Standard Time). Q: Can I bring a laptop, iPod, expensive camera, etc.? A: We suggest traveling as lightly as possible to minimize the risk of damage to or loss of your possessions. For essential items, Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp provides a small safe in every tent and cottage Q: Will I have access to phone and internet while in Kenya? A: Both phone and email communication are easily accessible in Nairobi. Cell phone service is intermittently available while you are staying at Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp. If you would like to have access to the internet while staying in the Maasai Mara, we suggest getting in touch with your network provider to purchase a data plan. Q: Are toiletries provided at Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp? A: Yes, shampoo, conditioner and soap will be provided. Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there filtered water? A: We provide filtered water for our guests to drink. We bring jugs full of clean drinking water to our camps and then recycle them after each trip. We recommend bringing along a good water bottle that you can fill up as you head from our camp for your day trips to the community. Q: How are the food and water at Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp? A: Filtered water is always available. Food is prepared fresh daily by our chefs and adheres to the highest safety standards. We are able to accommodate all dietary requirements at Bogani, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and food allergies. Q: Will there be electricity while at Bogani, and what is the voltage? A: Power at Bogani is generally available throughout the day from the local grid. At times, we rely on backup generator which would run from 6:00p.m.– 11:00 p.m. only. During this time, you can charge your camera batteries and iPods. The voltage in Kenya is 240 V, and the electrical plugs are British- style with two flat blades and one flat grounding blade. Please make sure to bring a converter with you. We also provide a hair dryer (compatible with 240V) in each cottage and tent for your convenience. Q: Can I bring gifts for the kids? A: We ask that you do not, as we work in solidarity with our partner communities. Put simply, your gift is your presence. We ask that our trip participants do not bring candy, toys or presents for community members, as we would like to promote fairness for all children. A portion of your trip cost goes to in-country communities to help support their basic needs.

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• Travelers are encouraged to register with their respective embassy before departure to ensure accountability in case of emergency. • Facilitators are from North America and from the local in country team. • 24-hour security on-site. • All transportation is run by our trusted private transportation providers, and all travel occurs under the guidance of our in- country team with a representative in every vehicle.

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