Because Ecuador is so geographically diverse, different regions experience different climates. Minga Lodge & Reserve, however, is in the Amazon rainforest. Therefore, the weather is hot and humid, but it is manageable with proper attire. The average temperature hovers around 26 degrees Celsius.
Minga Lodge & Reserve suggests traveling as light as possible to minimize the risk of damage or loss of items. The Sanctuary and Nest cabins at Minga Lodge & Reserve can be locked and there is also a safe in each Sanctuary cabin where you can deposit your belongings for safekeeping. Minga Lodge & Reserve has Wi-Fi across the entire lodge so you can choose to be on or off the grid as much as you wish.
The food at Minga Lodge & Reserve is thoughtfully designed and prepared under the leadership of our professional chef. You can expect to eat meals that highlight local fare as well as Western favorites. Superfoods are present every single day, such as morning smoothies created to help brain, heart and/or artery wellness. Much of the food you will be eating in what we lovingly call our “1-mile diet” comes from the Minga Agricultural Learning Center, a 70-hectare farm just across the river. We are also able to accommodate any dietary needs—just let us know before you leave for your trip.
Quito is on ECT (Ecuador Time) and is the same as New York (Eastern Standard Time). However, Ecuador does not have Daylight Savings Time, so the country is an hour behind during DST periods (in the summer months).
The water at Minga Lodge & Reserve comes from natural springs. It is further purified before being used to prepare food and is chlorinated in all other areas of the lodge. Filtered water stations are available at many points on the property so you can refill your water bottle throughout the day.
Plugs in Ecuador take 120v. Moreover, Ecuador’s outlets are the same as those in North America—two flat, parallel prongs.
Minga Lodge & Reserve welcomes participants of all ages to visit – there is something fun and unique for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are a family, a couple, or travelling with your company or on a group tour, each trip is thoughtfully tailored to your needs.