The Minga is a cultural practice that still exists in rural areas of the Saraguro culture. It is the activity of uniting our workforce to achieve a common goal of building family and community spaces. La Minga is one of the moments of the Saraguro people, where it is possible to materialize the ancient Andean principles of community life. For these constructions we use natural and economic methods, techniques and materials with minimal environmental impact.
8:00 Registration in our office
8:30 Traditional breakfast
9:15 Transfer to the Minga
9:45 Participation in green building activities
- Organize the team
- Construction plan and methods
- Prepare materials
- Build Minga
13:00 Traditional lunch of Pampa Mesa (indigenous communal meal placed directly on a blanket on the ground)
14:00 Time to relax
14:30 Resumption of green building activities.
16:15 Transfer to our office
17:00 Evaluation and end of the tour
Local guide (English / Spanish)
Traditional lunch of Pampa Mesa
Transport within the route
Drinks (water, local juice)
Discover the traditional concept of Mingas in the Saraguro culture
Build your own ecological Minga
Experience the Andean principles of community and solidarity.
What to wear
Boots that can get dirty
Warm clothes to change into
Swimsuits, towels and sandals for afternoon swimming.
Sunscreen and hat