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Eco Lodge Semuc Champey, Guatemala

5.0
5 reviews5

Do you love chocolate? So do we! Help us in a cacao farm!


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What you offer

5h

Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Tour Guide
Organize and lead tours around the city.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

We are looking for a clean, energetic, cheerful, outgoing, health oriented person to be our chocolate volunteer. We expect you to lead the chocolate tours (2-3h, on guests request) and prepare our chocolate treads (your own schedule). No experience needed, only a desire to learn. You will be given informational reading material as well as several hours of on hand practical training.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
12 weeks

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5 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Eco Lodge

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Canada

5

I had the opportunity to volunteer at Utopia for three months. My overall experience was amazing. The scenery and nature are breathtaking and the river that changes every day is just steps away.
Pia and John are great. They are super friendly and accommodating, by the end of my stay I really felt like family and was sad to go. The rest of the full-time staff there are a ton of fun and really nice.
I would highly recommend Utopia for anyone who is looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle that life can bring and would like a new jungle experience.
I hope to be back again one day!

Jan/07/2020

Hungary

5

I volunteered in Utopia for 6 weeks and had an amazing time. The natural scene with all it's beauty, waking up to birdsongs every day, the health focused lifestyle that a volunteer can live there, the beautiful river, the easygoing management and staff are all making your stay an unforgettable experience and of course the delicious veggie food that they spoil you with :) last but not at least the close proximity to Semuc and the lovely Mayan community makes your Utopia stay full and makes sure that want to return one day.

Thank you Pia and John for an awesome jungle experience :D

Nov/03/2019

El Salvador

5

Hostel owners John and Pia very good hosts.

Aug/28/2019

Mexico

5

I had the most rewarding experience at Utopia, I mean, how couldn’t I when the people is amazing and the place left me speechless everyday. I feel very grateful for this opportunity, I learned a lot of things.

I am definitely coming back, and, worldpacker, if you have the chance to go to this place, I wouldn’t think it twice.

Aug/16/2019

Czech Republic

5

Very good crew! Definitely not a bad place to spend some time. Owners are very friendly. I enjoyed my time there very much. The tasks you have to do cant even be called a job since they are easy and most of them are enjoyable. Just regular bartending with a lot of time spent just chilling in an awesome place with a great vibe. I am coming back one day!

May/19/2019

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