PERU: Hands-on Conservation & Community Development in the Amazon Rainforest

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : The Amazon Rainforest, Peru, South America
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Get involved in conservation and community development work on this excellent multi-activity project in the greatest jungle in the world - the AMAZON!

You'll benefit from professional training and actively assist in the environmental monitoring study at multiple locations.

On this project you will ...

• Visit one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world
• Experience life in the Amazon jungle
• Trek through the rainforest
• Live in a beautiful, traditional lodge
• Participate in important conservation projects
• Train with experienced guides and conservationists
• Understand survival issues for rainforests and endangered species
• Contribute towards scientific research
• Explore a variety of different ecosystems
• Adventure through mountains, rivers and forests

 

Location

The Amazon Rainforest, Lake Titicaca, the mysterious Inca ruins and the ultimately inspiring Machu Picchu experience, these should all be on your Bucket List!

Project Overview

Begin your programme in the Inca city of Cusco where you'll receive an induction and orientation before travelling through the High Andes to the Acjance Park Guard Station and the Cloud Forest. Then you descend into the Amazon via motorised canoe down the Madre de Dios River. The journey to the Project is spectacular, an adventure in itself!

In the first week you'll be given a full induction and a brief look at all of the projects the centre is working on, after a while, you'll be assigned according on your interest and the requirement at the time.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ON ARRIVAL: On your arrival in the Rainforest and after settling in, you'll undergo a training schedule which is designed to introduce you to the rainforest, how it works and arm you with the necessary skills and knowledge to start constructively participating on projects with field staff.

WORK CONTENT: The centre will try to match you to your area of interest, providing an exposure to all the projects in the first week and then assigning you to tasks you find interesting and where you'll have the most impact.

There are many different types of projects on the go at the same time, but you will also be guided and encouraged to work on your own projects as well. The degree to which you'll run or assist on such projects will depend upon your abilities. Below are some examples of the types of projects and activities that are carried out at the Centre (please see our website for more detail on each activity):

  • Mammal Monitoring
  • Forest Regeneration
  • Avian Studies
  • Amphibian & Reptile Studies
  • Butterfly Study

Accommodation

Placed on the edge of the Amazon Rainforest, on a hill next to a river, this accommodation is, to be honest, idyllic! It has a special feel to it. It is relaxed and peaceful and has been tastefully constructed in keeping with its surroundings. There is a Western bathroom and a large sink in which to do your laundry.

There is a dining and relaxation quarter as well as a library and covered hammock area. Lighting is by candle as there is generally no electricity on the site, although there is a generator run for a few hours each night to charge batteries etc. Food is provided and you'll have three meals per day.

 

Past Participant Feedback

"This was one of the best experiences I ever took part in. Things are organised (and) true to ecology..." - Charles Walker.

"Our first day in the rainforest we saw a group of dusky titi monkeys. On the second day we were privileged to go on a hike to a primary forest. There we had luck on our side, and saw a howler monkey, woolly monkeys, saddleback tamarin monkeys, as well as the fruit loops toucan. By the end of the trip we also saw a herd of 30 squirrel monkeys, making five types within less than two weeks. The entire bio-reserve runs very well, with facilities as good as a cosy clean home" - Charles and Danya.

WHAT TO DO NEXT:
If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us! If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.

Start Dates

All year round. The project runs in 2-week segments with start dates every month.

Costs / Benefits

From £1695 for 2 weeks, then £600 for each additional TWO weeks. Price includes:

►Arranging your Programme,
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance,
►Accommodation,
►Food,
►Meeting you at the nearest airport,
►Transfer from Cusco to the project site and back at the end of your program
►Local in-country team support and backup,
►24-hr emergency support,
►Certificate of Completion.

NOT INCLUDED:
Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas, Return transfer from Cusco to the airport.

Requirements

Minimum age 18. No qualifications needed, just lots of enthusiasm for nature. You should be physically fit and easily walk 10km carrying a 10kg pack within 3 hours on uneven and muddy terrain in humid conditions.

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