Come join us in the Amazon this year and help to provide remote villages with fresh water, restore the local primary schools, teaching English to primary school children and/or building bathrooms for those without access to such basic necessities.
In the first week you will stay in a picturesque jungle town set at the junction of two rivers and occupied by troops of playful monkeys. You will commute each morning via canoe to an inaccesible indigenous community and will be working with these villagers in providing invaluable infrastructure and helping to teach English to the village children.
In the second week you will be off on an incredible jungle tour. Hiking, canoeing, tubing, visiting an Amazonian animal refuge, meeting with a Shaman (Witch Doctor) and more! To top it off we white water raft our way back to civilization. Then you will be transported high into the Andes Mountains to the famous town of Bańos. See the sights and waterfalls, catch up on that last minute shopping and visit their relaxing hot springs
You will then be accompanied back to Quito where you can fly back to Australia or continue your incredible South American journey.....
A Volunteer Eco Students Abroad program allows you the opportunity to make a difference and enjoy incredible moments in some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the world.
VESA reserves the right to change this itinerary at any time and for any reason including flight schedules, natural and/or climatic events.
Sample program: Amazonas Explored
||Flight to Quito
Transfer via private coach to the Amazon
||In country Orientation/Presentation from tour guide
Acclimatization and meet the monkeys!
|Day 3-7 or
|You will be broken up into two groups. One will begin their volunteer week and the other will head off into the jungle for the trek. At the end of the week you will swap over.
The volunteer work undertaken by VESA is varied and may include teaching children English, building a pipeline to supply fresh water to the village and repairing the village primary school:
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Begin Volunteer work
10:00am – Light refreshments
12:30pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Continue volunteer work
4:00pm – Finish
4:30pm – Free time & Activities: swimming, tubing, fishing, hiking, relaxing.....
7:00pm – Dinner
8:00pm – Activities and free time
Motor canoe to start of hike
Trek with a biologist to discover the mammals, plants, insects and reptiles of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Overnights in a jungle lodge. Full day of white water rafting with a picnic lunch.
||Take the opportunity to rest and relax, spend time with your friends. Have some fun – we have no plans for you today.
||Check out of Misahualli and take our bus to Banos. Overnight in Banos.
||Puenting, horseback riding or just relax. This is a free day and no meals are included. Overnight bus to Quito at 11pm.
||Day tour of Quito or early transfer to the airport (dependent on your flight schedule).
- All meals except Free Day/Banos farewell dinner.
- All accommodation.
- All volunteer materials and local builders/assistants.
- Unlimited drinking water.
- All in country transportation.
- All activities except where indicated as optional.
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