• Peru
4 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Age Max
Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Host Family Hostel Lodge
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
$1,060 - 1st month
$985 - 2nd month
$930 - 3rd month +
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals
May 21, 2020
Jan 02, 2017
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About Program

This animal rescue and protection project, located in the Peruvian Amazon, rescues animals that were smuggled out of the rainforest, and rehabilitates them in their natural habitat.

As a volunteer, you'll perform a wide variety of tasks like preparing natural living spaces, doing educational work on the topic of animal protection, and feeding and caring for the animals. Since the project is without public funding, volunteer workers are urgently needed.

From Cusco, you'll embark upon a trip that will take you to exotic locations with different climates and diverse plant life within the Amazon Rainforest. You will experience breathtaking views of natural phenomena and work with indigenous peoples like the Harakmbut. Your destination after crossing the incredible breadth of Peru will be our animal rescue project located east of the Andes on the Amazonian tributary Madre de Dios.

We welcome you to join us!

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Program Highlights

  • Program includes a FREE 20-hour intensive Spanish course – a great way to boost your language skills.
  • We offer a number of tours so you can explore the adventurous side of Peru on your days off!
  • This program lasts a minimum of 4 weeks to give you time to truly integrate into the community and develop your skills.
  • Join us anytime! This program starts on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.
  • 24/7 in-country support.

Program Impact

This project aims to rescue and rehabilitate endangered wildlife affected by deforestation and illegal animal trafficking - if possible, the animals are released back into their natural habitat. We also work to strengthen the bond between the environment and surrounding communities through education about the dangers of animal trafficking.

Overall, our programs are designed to help protect the irreplaceable flora and fauna of the Amazon Rainforest for generations to come!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Your every day routin

You will stay at the project manager's house, who is running the project and own's the property surrounding it. The house has two floors. One for Cesar and one for the volunteers but you do share one tiny bathroom. After breakfast with the project manager, you will by times have to walk the 20 minutes to the project side but usually the manager offers you a lift on his motorbike (or even lets you drive yourself). For lunch, when it is the hottest, you will return to the village and rest a bit before you return to the project until the sun sets.

Getting there around 8-9pm you will first be occupied with welcoming the tourist groups and informing them about the project and the animals (their story, their characteristics and their role in the ecosystem etc.). But no worries-- the project manager knows a great deal and most of the information is already written down for you. Personally, I enjoyed this the most and if you're outgoing, interested in improving your English and meeting people from all over the globe I'm sure you will too. When there is no group to guide you will help the project manager with improving or maintaining the project side, care for the animals or sometimes just explore the forest how you please. Really, how much and how hard you'll work depends on the season you're coming but more importantly on your willingness. But trust me, the more initiative you're showing, the more you will enjoy being able to see the project improving.

I will stop here since this is getting quite long but if you'd like to hear more feel free to contact me and I will gladly give you some more insights.

Best regards, Quirin Forster

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