Peru: 1 Week Conservation Add-On
Many volunteers taking part in non-Conservation placements in Peru are interested in the chance to also spend a few days working on the Conservation project. This project offers a unique chance to experience the rainforest environment and participate in important conservation activities. This project can only be done in combination with one of our other Peru projects.
We are now able to offer all Peru volunteers the opportunity to add a 1 Week Conservation Add-On to the end of their main placement. Volunteers need to arrive on a Sunday and will be given a full week in the rainforest and the chance to become involved in a range of work.
On arrival volunteers will be given a full introduction to the projects and local area and will spend the week working on the same schedule as regular and more experienced volunteers. Projects currently include wildlife observations from our viewing platform high in the jungle canopy, night observation walks along the extensive network of trails, plus work on our animal release programme and pilot farm scheme.
The cost of this programme includes food and accommodation for the week, insurance and boat transfers to and from Puerto Maldonado to the Taricaya Lodge.
Flights into and out of Puerto Maldonado are not included. Before buying flights or reserving a place in the rainforest it is important to contact us to check availability on the conservation project. Once you have been allocated a place it is a good idea to buy flights as soon as possible.
To add this project to your time in Peru please contact your local recruitment office before you go or speak to a member of our staff in Peru.
For more information about our work at Taricaya Lodge and monthly updates and volunteer stories on all the projects in the rainforest, check out our
Volunteer Peru Conservation Project website.