Minga Lodge, Amazon, Ecuador
Set on the edge of the Upper Napo River near the Mondana community, just two hours from Coca, Minga Lodge commands stunning rainforest views.
Accommodation is in private, en-suite cabins. All cabins have high thatched roofs and private terraces and are decorated in a simple but comfortable style with local materials, giving them a rustic charm. Windows and doors are screened and the bathrooms have hot showers. Dining here is a treat with freshly prepared family-style meals using local ingredients, served on an outdoor deck overlooking the river whenever possible, making dining a memorable experience with spectacular sunset views. People from the local community are employed in the running of the accommodation and experiences for visitors.
Minga Lodge is operated by Me to We, the social business arm of the development charity Free the Children. The projects you see and are involved in are supported by Free the Children. Half of Me to We’s profits are reinvested in Free the Children projects around the world, with the remainder being used to grow the social enterprise.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
A stay at the Minga Lodge offers a unique opportunity to get to grips with what life is really like in the Amazon. Culturally, this is far more in-depth, interactive and rewarding than a regular Amazon visit and allows you to spend time with the local community during your stay.