Ecuador: A Natural and Environmental Discovery
Me to We’s Ecuador service trips take place deep in indigenous communities of the country’s rugged mountains or in the Amazon region. Ecuador’s natural landscapes are an ideal classroom for lessons on conservation, biodiversity and rural development issues. The country’s rich cultures, contrasted against a history of indigenous issues and economic disparities, makes for a truly hands-on global education experience.
A trip for those looking for a rugged, life-changing journey, Me to We’s service trips in Chimborazo offer you the unique opportunity to give back to the community, explore the diverse Cloud Forest, hike the Andes mountains and experience some of the world’s greatest biodiversity. Unite with the native Ecuadorian culture and participate in local traditions through stories, food, song and dance.
Travel through three distinct ecological zones, each with their own unique climate, flora and fauna, and get a first-hand look at what life is like for people living in this region. Explore water challenges faced by local communities, visit local homes and participate in a reforestation activity to help preserve the world’s most important ecological zone. Immerse yourself in the natural, rustic and wild.
- Volunteer abroad and help to build a school for children who have limited access to education.
- Build lifelong skills through leadership and global development workshops.
- Experience remarkable biodiversity and gain first-hand experience with environmental and development issues.
- Take an unforgettable journey to the Cloud forest or Amazon rainforest.
Take the Next Step
|Click the ‘Take the next step’ button below to access the form for educators and adults looking to plan a trip for their school or community group. If you are a young person interested in taking a trip with Me to We, check out our youth trips section.|
Special Offer until April 1, 2013
Register 12 students by submitting deposits by April 1, 2013 and receive :
- $600 off of your cost as the educator or chaperone
- A reduced deposit amount of $350 per student (regularly $750 deposit)
Your school trip includes round-trip airfare (when arranged by Me to We), accommodations while on the ground, three meals daily, bottled and/or purified water and entrance fees to activities. In addition, language lessons, volunteer placement activities and leadership training (including comprehensive action planning) are provided. You will also have access to a facilitator, who is available 24 hours a day, as well as a 24-hour emergency service. Your trip does not include travel medical and/or cancellation/interruption insurance, passport and visa fees, pre-trip immunizations or additional baggage fees.
“The trip to Ecuador was incredible! . . . Being able to be part of the school-building projects in Jatari Campesino is something that I will always carry with me . . . Our group also grew into a family on this trip and I can’t even begin to describe how strong of a connection we had with one another and the various communities we were able to come in contact with.”
Research shows that our programs have lasting impact
|95%||of Me to We trip participants report feeling a strong sense of responsibility for the well-being of people in developing countries when they return home.||93%||of participants intend to play a leadership role in social justice activities in their community.|
|85%||of participants are involved in volunteering in their communities after returning from a Me to We trip.||66%||of participants felt they had experienced 'transformative' growth in their development as a leader.|