DISCOVER ECUADOR In the emerald jungle of the Amazon, the Kichwa people—who have lived there for generations—welcome families as their own.
Our accommodations At our stunning Minga Lodge in the lush Amazon Rainforest, our families can return to their home away from home after each exciting day. From creature comforts like gorgeous, comfortable accommodations with en suite washrooms and delicious meals to expert local guides and friendly staff, we look after everything so that families can be truly immersed on their trip. Our cuisine As a family, you will start each day with fresh Ecuadorian coffee served alongside an array of tropical fruits, andwill enjoy delicious, savory meals prepared by our chefs using fresh local ingredients. Our menu includes Ecuadorian favorites like fresh papaya, yucca, rice and beans. Western-style dishes are also available, as well as options to suit any dietary need. SAMPLE ITINERARY Day 1 • Arrive in Quito and check in to your hotel. • Meet your ME to WE guide. Day 2 • En-route from Quito, travel through the cloud forest on a scenic and relaxing bus ride into the Amazon basin. • Travel by motorized canoe down the Rio Napo and arrive at Minga Lodge with a welcome by our team. • Learn some Spanish and settle in. • Enjoy dinner on our al fresco dining platform. Day 3 • Take part in a local community project. • 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. Day 4 • Have the option to continue volunteering on a community project. • Visit a farm to experience a day in the life of a family. • Amazonian night walk with a guide to discover the fascinating creatures of the rainforest.
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