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We are trying to build a place where we can host more volunteers and the idea is build it all with indigenous construction using materials that can be found in the Amazon, from bamboo and other kind of wood, different kind of leaves for the roof, lianas to be used as ropes... We need YOUR HELP to make this possible.Learn more
Los voluntarios aportarán US$12 al día para cubrir los gastos de comida, manutención o financiar nuestra Organización.
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5 Get in touch with nature
5 Immersing in the local culture
5 Meeting locals
4 Developing environmental awareness
4 Meeting international travelers
3 Practicing Spanish
Moi, Fiona, and Tito are friendly hosts.
the place is deep in the jungle, very unique experience. beautiful nature.
and there is still some wifi available to stay connected.
spider monkeys fun to play with.
it was great to see the community arajuno. an intact community living with very little money.
lots of food was fried with vegetable oil :(
the school and arajuno is a 35 minute walk away from where moi lives. so it can be a little hard to be at school regularly.
I learned some permaculture but want to learn more.
20 days ago
The experience was extremely positive for my purposes. It was a great opportunity to experience the Amazon without it being touristic and to learn about Waorani's culture. Moi knows many trails inside of the forest and share a lot of knowledge about their culture.
Important to describe that beyond the work in the project to build the refuge, the volunteers needed to cook their food and wash all the dishes most part of the days. Also, I suggest to the volunteers confirm the day fee before going to ensure nothing has changed.
Although that points, I totally suggest the experience!
4 months ago
The Amazon Jungle is amazing! Lush vegetations, bird noises and an interesting community. I volunteered for two weeks, I learned about their indigenous culture as well as others, saw their speciality crafts, participated in a couple rituals and socialized with people from all over the world. We were a group of 6 volunteers at the beginning. Everyone was very nice and made an effort to speak in English since my Spanish is very weak. I do recommend you go if you’re Spanish is good because the family doesn’t speak English. Also make sure to confirm what project you’d like to work on.
4 months ago
I absolutely recommend Waponi Amazon, as I had the best time I could imagine breathing the Amazon everyday, while there. There is soo much you can learn and Moi and his parents will be happy to guide you through it all during your stay. Even though they are new to worldpackers, the community has already received more than 200 volunteers from all over the world!! So they know how to handle people from outside and provide everything that’s needed. Everything met my expectations or were even greater: food, accommodation, jungle, knowledge shared, hosts, work. ❤️
over 1 year ago
Sin duda es una experiencia que recomiendo.
El trabajo se hace muy llevadero, sobre todo cuando se hace en equipo.
El contacto con la naturaleza, la gente de la comunidad, las costumbres, culturas te hace sumergirte totalmente en la energía del lugar.
Es una experiencia que te cambia a muchos niveles.
Moi es un genial anfitrión, al igual que su familia.
Me siento muy agradecida por todo lo vivido y experimentado.
5 months ago
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