Experience life in an indigenous rainforest community

Embark on a journey to Ecuador’s Amazon jungle and into the heart of Kichwa culture. Be welcomed into a community that partners with our charity, and join a community minga—a Kichwa word meaning “the coming together of people for the greater good”—to volunteer alongside community members on a sustainable development project. Take part in dynamic discussions and workshops, transforming your group’s perspectives on the world as they learn about pressing local issues like rural access to education. Give your group the inspiration and leadership skills to lead change in their school and community.

Trip Overview

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Speak to a volunteer travel expert

Start your group’s world- changing journey by speaking with us to get advice, tips, tricks and all your questions answered. Our team of travel experts are always just a phone call or email away!

Craft the perfect program

We’ll work with you to customize your trip’s itinerary and tailor your experiences to your group’s interests, learning needs and budget. We’ll give you advice and resources on fundraising, putting a group together and more—we’re here to craft the ultimate trip for your group!

Get packing

From the moment you decide to travel, to your return home (and beyond), we’ve got your back. We’ll go over packing lists, help set up parent presentations and tell you everything you need to know to make your trip a success. On the ground, we’ll be there to help make this the best life-changing trip possible!

Start your journey

An unforgettable and meaningful group adventure begins! Soak up a new culture, explore a beautiful landscape and volunteer on a development project—we’ll be there to share it all with you.

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Learn about the challenges faced by women in indigenous, rural communities such as limited economic independence and a lack of voice within their own households and communities, and explore how programs like artisans’ groups empower women to earn an income.

Indian mother and daughter

Find out how income distribution and racial inequality have had an impact on rural indigenous communities.

Indian mother and daughter

Explore the issues experienced by remote communities in the Amazon in accessing education, including unsafe classrooms, extreme weather conditions and lack of transportation to schools.

Indian mother and daughter

Why ME to WE Trips are different

Each ME to WE Trip takes place in a community where our charity partner puts its 21-year history of holistic, sustainable development to work. Find out more. or contact a service-learning expert at: + 1 (855) 959-8330