This Service-Based Amazon Trip is for Socially Conscious Travelers

By: Alyson Wyers - Feb 5, 2015
References: metowe
If you're sick of cold winter weather and want to go somewhere warm where you can make a difference, planning an Amazon trip is a great option. Social enterprise Me to We offers a travel opportunities for youth to a variety of developing countries, including the Ecuardorian Amazon. This summer's the Amazon trip would allow you to explore social issues like women's rights, indigenous rights and access to education in rural areas while working on Free the Children development projects relating to education, water, health and alternative income in an effort to reduce poverty.

Not only will you have a chance to tangibly make a difference with project building, travelers will also be immersed in the local community, working alongside them, visiting with a local artisans' group and meeting a shaman to learn about traditional jungle weapons.