Manu Volunteers 2 weeks
Conservation & Reforesting
A sustainable ecotourism, responsibly managed as an essential pillar for the execution of conservation projects in the area. Generating jobs for the local population, welfare, and development as well as spreading nature conservation initiatives.
Being an enterprise, through ecotourism and conservation using sustainable practices that provide total satisfaction to our customers through our services.
Conservation and environmental care: Our principal inspiration is the conservation and environmental care and we apply this in all areas and activities we do in our workplace.
Business Loyalty: Faithfulness and identification with our mission, vision, and corporate values by promoting compliance with the objectives that the company would like to achieve.
The Eco-touristic project ¨Otorongo Blanco¨ is located in the Cultural Zone of the Manu National Park, a Biosphere Reserve of invaluable natural and cultural resources due to its highest biodiversity. Endemic flora and fauna are found here, also it is possible to find several ethnic indigenous native groups that inhabitants these forests.
Parrots & Macaws Rescue Center in the Salvacion Village, Provinz: Manu, Departamento: Madre de Dios. Since 2013 we have sucessfully give back to the wild several Parrots, Macaws & Parrakeets. Our work once we receive them is to take care of them utill they replace the feder and they can fly again and find agroup ti comeback to the wild..
Otorongo Campsite a 24 hectares of private reserve located in the Cultural Zone of the Manu National Park. Some of the daily works that participants do are: opening new paths into the forest, sowing and planting trees and other useful plants (restore the forest), census and monitoring flora and fauna, building shelters that in the future will be used for tourists and volunteer. All we try to do is to benefit nature, local populations and of course a bit to the whole planet.
Our current achievements are to have planted more than 3000 thousand Vetiver plants (vetiveria zizanoides), a proven effective grass against erosion. We have also sowed several useful plant species such as woody plants to improve and accelerate the recovery of the area. We opened several trails to spot wildlife, the camping area has a tented platform provided with roof, a basic toilet, shower and Kitchen. There is not much comfort but if you plan to enjoy the real jungle and live wildly while supporting the amazon we will be grateful.
Our volunteer program is presented as a great opportunity for those who wish to have direct contact with nature, besides wanting to know and learn more about this wonderful rainforest protected rainforest in the world, with nearly two million hectares, located south east of Peru, also for people who wish to take part in this important role in recovery and preservation this wonderful place and its components, knowing that this in principle will be of direct benefit to local residents adjacent to the project action area, and second is the benefit of all of us, as we will be working against the deterioration of our planet.
This program was created in order to promote active and voluntary participation of everyone from anywhere in the world in the development of various planned activities that we are currently doing in the project action area, so that so you can join this program to support, according to their abilities and skills in the diverse work we do.
The places are ideal to researchers, botanists or others professionals who will to learn and help the Amazon Live.
TIME OF PERMANENCE
The time of permanence can be decided by each volunteer starting of 2 weeks, can be extended for an unlimited stay, according to your will.
Average 5 hours per day
All volunteers will overnight in tents under a roof on the permanent campsites Otorongo Blanco & Parrots & Macaws Rescue Center
From Cusco the local public minivan drive 8 hours to Salvacion town where you spend a few days on the Parrots & Macaws Rescue Center, from here we walk 50 minutes to the Alto Madre de Dios river and take boat for 15 minutes to the Otorongo Blanco campsite.
THE WORKS THAT WE NEED TO DO
- Open trails
- Plant trees and other useful species from the Amazon
- Planting new plant’s seeds from the Amazon
- Make gardening activities (planting orchids, heliconias, ferns and other ornamental plants)
- Open camping areas
- Build Lodges, volunteers and tourism facilities
- Build rooms for future researches in the area
- Survey and monitor, record species of flora and fauna in the area
- Reforest the area
- Retain soil erosion
- apture water that is drinkable and suitable for human consumption
- reatment works and sewage of all waste, locally produced
- Treatment of organic and inorganic waste
- Help in the kitchen area
- Helping with tourist visiting the Campsites
BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
- To be in direct contact with the nature, in this wonderful Jungle
- Visit and see places of special interest near the work area
- Know and learn about the forest that surrounds us
- Feel the satisfaction of being contributing to recover and preserve a part of our planet
- Sharing and exchange, customs, ideas and knowledge with people from all over the world and locals
- All camping equipment
- Tents, good matrass, with shits, pillow
- All food
- All bus and river transportation from and back to Cusco
- Assistant during the staying.
WE DO NOT INCLUDE
- Food during the bus travel from Cusco - Salvacion - Cusco
- Sodas and Alcoholic drinks
- Travel insurance
- Transfers in Cusco
Every day from Cusco
If somebody decide to return before complete the time of permanence, there is not going to be any refund of money.
WHAT TO BRING
- A backpack medium light with most of our belongings. Another small backpack to carry with us at all times
- Sleeping bag
- A coat for the cold, rain poncho, shorts and shirts, cotton pants and long sleeved shirts
- Bath towels
- Hiking shoes and sandals to enter the water
- ersonal hygiene items, sunscreen, hat and glasses
- Insect repellent
- Plastic bags to protect our clothes inside of the backpack
- Flashlight with spare batteries
- Camera with extra batteries
- A container to carry water
- Extra Money to buy crafts shopping, drinks and tips
The remaining costs will be covered by each volunteer, does not require us any extra payment to us that is all the costs of food, transportation, among others will be covered by each volunteer, according to the estimated budget.
During their stay not only help us in the work of volunteers but also have the opportunity to stay in touch with nature and learn more about it, visiting places of interest in free time, watching animals, plants, etc.
2 Weeks: US$ 400
3 Weeks: US$ 500
4 Weeks: US$ 600
2 Months: US$ 1000
3 Months: US$ 1500Booking Now!
*The manu National Park is not an area of Malaria or Yellow fever, vaccinatios are not mandatory for visitors