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Eco Village C.N. Shintuya, Peru

4.5
8 reviews8

Help preserve the Amazonian forest and its traditions!


Immerse yourself in the local culture
4 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with nature
4 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
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 Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
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The Experience

Hello , we are Wili and Isabel, Wili is an amazonian native and Isa is from México, we are developing a project to preserve Haramkbut culture and the amazonian jungle. We live in Shintuya, a small native community of 60 houses next to Madre de Dios river. Working areas: REFORESTATION, NATIVE SPECIES CONSERVATION CONSCIENT TOURISM LIVING NATIVE CULTURE :ART DANCES FOOD TRADITIONS ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE OF TRADITIONAL AMAZONIAN MEDICINE

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Additional Fee Required

Volunteers will colaborate with 10 dollars daily to help us achieve our montly reforestation goals. and help with their food, and house expenses.

Requirements

  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Availability

Oct
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Mar
Stay at least
1 week

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8 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Eco Village

4.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

4 Immersing in the local culture

4 Get in touch with nature

3 Developing environmental awareness

3 Practicing Spanish

3 Meeting locals

2 Meeting international travelers

United States

5

Living in Shintuya was a breath of fresh air from my regular lifestyle. There’s a lot of time to chill out so you can bring books or art supplies. Wili (the host) introduced me to other villagers. I loved playing with the local kids and dogs. He also made me medicinal tea when I was sick and was sensitive to my diet. Wili even brought me leaves that makes mosquito bites less itchy. He can tell you about every single plant and animal in the jungle. However, the language barrier was tough to overcome. I recommend doing a night hike so you can see exotic animals. It was an amazing experience!

2 months ago

United States

4

There was so much growth to be had from this experience! I was able to expand spiritually and personally along with meeting the most amazing people! Even though I am a beginner in speaking Spanish everyone was so eager to help me through each conversation and day! I left knowing so much more about myself, the love of family, community and gratitude! My heart is full through learning the culture of togetherness!
I’ve returned home with a more vivid view of life! Clear minded and ready to help my own community having more capability to receive and give my heart and soul!!

11 months ago

Mexico

5

It is simply sublime how in touch with nature and oneself one gets while being there; additionally, the knowledge that Wili is continuously sharing is just unbeleivable, environmentally, socially and spiritually wise. Note however that Wili speak very limited English, so knowing basic Spanish is actually essential.

over 2 years ago

Mexico

5

The place is amazing, the project itself has a lot of potential, I recommend this for adventurous people. It is a great opportunity to learn from the community since you get to live among them.
I do not recommend this to those who like everything well organized, it is a starting non-formal project.
Won’t recommend this for female solo travelers either, the place is not really safe.

almost 3 years ago

Spain

4

Estuve 8 días en este voluntariado con mi pareja. El proyecto Oteri defiende el patrimonio natural y cultural de la comunidad Harakbut. Para mí, ha sido una satisfacción participar en este proyecto, pese a lo limitado de la estancia, una estancia superior habría sido más provechosa. Sin embargo he visto mejorable el aprovechamiento del voluntariado, había días que no realizábamos tareas más allá de las propias de la convivencia. Mis mejores deseos para Willy y Cori, dos personas excepcionales para un proyecto excepcional.

3 months ago

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About the host

Hosted by Isabel

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