Travel with Purpose

Want to take your travel experience to a whole new level, volunteer alongside a developing community and be part of something bigger than yourself?

In partnership with our friends at ME to WE, we are proud to announce a new trip that will see you doing just that. Travellers visiting the Galapagos Islands with Contiki can now extend their visit with an incredible ME to WE travel excursion into the Amazon jungle, where you can spend time volunteering on a sustainable development project; anything from building a classroom, to installing a clean water system, and so much more. Dive deep onto Ecuador’s vibrant culture and tropical landscape, connect with local families, and share the Contiki Cares and TreadRight vision to be part of a kinder, more interconnected world.

Who are ME to WE?

ME to WE is an innovative social enterprise that empowers people to make a difference through their everyday choices, and believes that together, WE can change the world. ME to WE volunteer trips will see you getting involved in development projects that support one of five pillars – clean water, food security, education, health care and alternative income – ultimately volunteer work that is driven by the needs of a local community.

DAY 1 (Guayaquil)

Arrive into Guayaquil, where a ME to WE representative will be waiting to greet you and check you into your hotel.


DAY 2 (Guayaquil to the Amazon)

Descend into the Amazon basin by flight and river boat, followed by arrival and orientation to the stunning Minga Lodge, your home for the next 3 nights.


DAY 3 (Amazon)

Enjoy a pre-breakfast rainforest excursion before your community introduction and participation in the build of local infrastructure.


DAY 4 (Amazon)

Join a local farmer to help carry out some of their daily activities. Continue working on your community project and enjoy an Amazonian night trek after dinner.


DAY 5 (Amazon to Quito)

Catch the Napo river boat transfer to Coca airport and jump on your return flight to Quito airport where you will continue on for your journey home.