Prices and services

Why should you pay being a volunteer?

We are fully independent entity, meaning we don’t receive any subsidies from the State or any other sources. Therefore, volunteer funds finance and run the organization, accommodation, food and of course transportation during their stay.

Without the contribution from volunteers, we wouldn’t have the means to hire staff or even to ensure the maintenance of the reserve.

Where does your money go?

 

Rates

Rates vary depending on seasons!

Our price: Two week 850€ depending on the time of the year.

For specific rates contact us at: [email protected] .

Included

The cost of the stay includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Food (3 meals a day)
  • Unlimited filtered/purified drinking water
  • Transport from the airport/bus station to the center upon arrival and departure
  • Tools/Supplies (shovels, rakes, machetes, etc).

Not included

  • Airline tickets – international and local-outings, transportation, restaurants, hotels outside our framework program in particular on weekends.
  • Costs arising in international transfers are at the volunteer's expense (they vary according to each organization, check with your bank).
  • Laundry service, personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance, which should include expatriate insurance, medical emergency expenses, cancellations, interruption of stay…providing a wide coverage, plus civil liability.
  • Visas
  • Vaccines
  • Outward and return journey (transportation) to the reserve during your weekend outings----private water taxis can be arranged upon request for individuals who desire to leave the reserve for town (please let us know at least a day in advance)

Accommodation

You will be housed with other volunteers in rustic bungalows conceived and adapted to life in full jungle: running water, a solar-powered dining hall, and collective use of toilet and washroom facilities (cold water only).

Private single housing not available. You may have to share the premises with one or more eco volunteers, generally of the same sex unless otherwise specified.  

Meals

A local cook will prepare you breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are mainly Peruvian dishes, so please remember to keep an open mind when trying new dishes and maintain a respectful attitude. Remember, you are experiencing another culture in a foreign country. Enjoy it and soak it in! 

Purified drinking water are at your disposal. Make sure to bring a durable water bottle to take with you during activities!

Work schedule

Wednesday through Sunday. Monday/Tuesday are our "weekend" days

An average of 2 activities will take place each working day; one in the morning (between 8-11am), and one in the afternoon (between 2-5pm). Depending on what activity you participate in, times may shift. Night activities such as caiman/snake/amphibian monitoring are completely optional but open to anyone interested.

Recreational Activities

Swimming is possible in the main river or local stream near the reserve. Equipped with a modest seating area along the river front and a couple hammocks for lounging, our tropical garden is also available for relaxing. Fruit harvesting and juice making is also a common favorite.

As we previously mentioned, weekend excursions to Puerto Maldonado are optional and take place from Monday to Tuesday where you can find hotels, restaurants, cyber cafes, stores, a local market, and taxis. It is a very typical town and we can give you tips and detailed instructions upon arrival. Should you choose to leave the reserve for town, a taxi boat will be arranged to pick you up from the reserve around 8AM and take you back the following day around 3pm at your expense. Those remaining at the reserve have all their usual expenses covered. 

 

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