• Bolivia
    • Coroico
2 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Medium Group (16-30)


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included
Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Nov 15, 2019
Mar 20, 2024
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About Program

The Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary is tucked away amongst a dense riverine valley near the town of Coroico, roughly 100km from the city of La Paz, and it provides a safe haven for animals that have been rescued from the illegal trafficking industry.
You will play a key role in helping to keep the sanctuary running, and to do this you will be involved in activities such as feeding and interacting with the animals, creating innovative enrichment ideas to keep them stimulated and helping to improve the project's own facilities. It is illegal to release most species of animals back into the wild, so ensuring that their sanctuary home remains comfortable for them is paramount. You will take part in observational tasks, day-to-day care, and construction activities at the sanctuary, but if you stay for four weeks or longer you may have the opportunity to work more closely with a specific species at the sanctuary. No matter how long you visit for, your time here will certainly be worthwhile!

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Program Highlights

  • Monitoring animals in the rainforest.
  • Helping to maintain the existing facilities.
  • Create enrichment for the many animals resident at the centre.
  • Help to care for animals that have been affected by the illegal trafficking trade.

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The Great Projects - AVOID

I had an awful experience with the Great Projects. There was no in country support and I was in a very remote part of South America where there were threats to steal all my belongings. I had to evacuate the following morning and fly back to the UK. They have no in country support that is available and the whole thing seems very professional on the uk side but absolutely unsafe. Be very cautious booking any trips that they newly advertise as an 18 year old traveller they do not offer any support when it becomes dangerous. I would recommend Think Pacific and I would avoid the Great Projects like the plague. I still paid for the experience where I was threatened by multiple people to have my stuff stolen whilst they tried to break through the door of the basic room I was staying in. I have not been offered any compensation and actually paid for the hell of this experience. Do not book this as a univeristy student/ Gap year student- it is highly dangerous !

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