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Peru Amazon Conservation Tour

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Peru Amazon Conservation Tour

Take a tour through the complex biosphere that is the Amazon Rainforest and gain a deeper understanding of the area and the local communities that reside there.

Prices from US$1,795

The Amazon rainforest is home to more than half of the world’s 10 million species of plants, animals and insects, and one-fifth of the world’s fresh water, with more than 20% of the world’s oxygen being produced here. Today, the Amazon faces deforestation at an alarming rate and if this trend continues it could be wiped out by the end of this century. We are losing 137 plant, animal and insect species everyday due to deforestation; that equates to 50,000 species a year!

This project will give you an insight into the conservation efforts currently taking place in a unique Amazon region of Peru. Working in partnership with leading international universities, through education and local community engagement, the aim is to carry out research and provide volunteer support to help with the capacity building of the local rainforest community.  By promoting a truly integrated environmental and community focused approach the hope is that this model for sustainability will provide a template to assist other communities throughout South and Central America in protecting valuable rainforests.

 

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stay right in the heart of the Amazon rainforest
  • Assist in conservation research projects
  • Experience one of the most diverse places in the world

FAST FACTS

Location Amazon rainforest, Peru
Activities Gain knowledge of sustainable lifestyle solutions for local people
Get hands-on with passionate field staff in the rainforest
Learn a variety of conservation monitoring skills
Transport Airport pick-up
Accommodation Shared volunteer Eco lodge

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Kit advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK & US)
In-country

Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pick-up
Project orientation and training
Project equipment & materials
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

The aim of the Peru Amazon Conservation Tour is to promote conservation and sustainable practices with the help of international volunteers. It provides you with the opportunity to  travel to one of the most biodiverse and breath-taking parts of the world to immerse yourself in conservation and community projects.Volunteers provide the much needed hands-on support to the research project to gather baseline data that will help develop a management plan that incorporates environmental objectives with local community needs and socio-economic factors to offer practical solutions. By capacity building within local rainforest communities the project can support the growth of the local economy in a way that is positive to its surrounding natural resources.

In time it is hoped that the project can use its international connections to link sustainable communities and producers (agriculture/timber/tourism/conservation) with a network of responsible organisations to create a common objective of sustainability in the chain of supply and demand.

The project aims to integrate sustainability at grassroots level through education by working with the local children at schools and other awareness raising initiatives. This coupled with the continued financial support that ecotourism can bring and by promoting the project achievements and successes we hope this can be a model that similar communities throughout the continent can aspire to.

Volunteering here means total immersion into the rainforest, to connect you with a deeper understanding of conservation, climate change and poverty. Ultimately the project seeks to transform the way you think about the world and inspire a long term passion for the rainforest.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Your first day will be spent in Cusco where you can explore this beautiful city which was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In the evening you will be introduced to your travel mates and given an orientation to get you ready for the journey ahead. After a good night's sleep you'll travel into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, in order to learn more about the Conservation and Research efforts that are taking place there. You will gain skills and knowledge in sustainable living solutions for the local communities and also get hands on with conservation research conducted by a passionate research team to learn a variety of conservation monitoring skills.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

Once you arrive at Cusco airport, a friendly local staff member will meet you and transfer you to your Cusco accommodation where you will spend your first day exploring the city and have a project briefing. The following morning you will journey over the Andes Mountains and through the forest to your eco-lodge base.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You will be spending the majority of your time in a fabulous Eco-Lodge in the heart of the Peruvian rainforest which boasts an environmentally sound septic system and gravity fed water pumps; all helping to minimise the centre’s impact on the environment.

Rooms are shared by two-three and have been beautifully constructed in keeping with their surroundings. There is a dining and relaxation area with tables and a few armchairs, as well as a library and covered hammock area to wind-down after a hard day’s work.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

All food is provided for, which includes three meals a day of rice with beans, eggs, vegetables, soups, and occasionally meat. Other food and snacks may be purchased in Cusco before heading in to the rainforest.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

After your project ends, why not stay in the country a little longer and explore the range of ethical, adventure and cultural activities Peru has to offer! Frontier can organise a variety of projects for you to help get the most out of your travels. To round off your trip why not try a short adventure up Machu Picchu, or if you're up to it, try the more intense Inca Trail package. Take some time out to visit some of the most spectacular scenery in South America and really enjoy your Peruvian experience!

 

Looking to stay for longer and experience more that the Amazon Rainforest has to offer? Take a look at the Peru Amazon Rainforest Conservation project

COSTS

7 days US$1,795

DEPARTURE DATES

Please aim to arrive on the project start date detailed below to qualify for the airport pick-up.
 

Dates for 2017:

10 April 2017

24 April 2017

8 May 2017

22 May 2017

12 June 2017

26 June 2017

10 July 2017

24 July 2017

7 August 2017

21 August 2017

4 September 2017

18 September 2017

2 October 2017

16 October 2017

DURATION

7D 6N

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Cuzco (CUZ)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

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