Ecological Reserve Tena, Ecuador

6 reviews6

Ayuda en conservación en un jardín etnobotánico amazónico

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Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
2 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with nature
2 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Ven a aportar en la chacra o huerto nativo donde se encuentran las plantas medicinales amazónicas, en el mantenimiento de senderos, señalética y cuidado del jardín. Ademas tenga una experiencia vivencial única dentro de la comunidad, conviviendo con la naturaleza y aprenda sobre la medicina ancestral Kichwa amazónica en Ahuano, Ecuador.

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Additional Fee Required

Los voluntarios aportan 50 USD semanales para cubrir los gastos de alimentación y financiar el proyecto de conservación del bosque Amazónico por parte de la comunidad.


  • Beginner Spanish
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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Hours & Tasks


Ecological Reserve


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How this experience will transform you

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Meeting locals

2 Learning about sustainability

1 Developing social awareness

1 Practicing Spanish



Fabulous experience in a nice Kichwa family of 5 people. The project is a real gem within the community, and sharing is the key word of the experience. We feel included from the participation of the project to the convivial moments in family. The family only speaks Spanish and Kichwa, so it can be a little difficult for a non-native speaker. However, they are very inclusive and make an effort to share their culture and traditions with you. I was the only volunteer for the first week and was joined by another for the second, so the experience is personal and far from the large group volunteerin

3 months ago



For anyone interested in an immerisive cultural experience in the heart of the Amazon, while learning about the vast diversity of the region's flora and fauna, I highly reccommendthe reserve. The entire family were extremely welcoming and made a daily effort to keep things fun and interesting. Don't miss out

over 1 year ago

United Kingdom


Esta fue mi primera experiencia de voluntariado y fue increíble. La ubicación, las actividades y la familia son increíbles. Realmente me sentí parte de la familia y que había hecho amigos. Se aseguraron de que tuviera actividades interesantes para hacer y, aunque dice que no hay comida en los días libres, siempre me proporcionaron comida saludable decente. Pequeñas cosas como ayudarme con mis maletas a mi partida. Realmente no me puedo quejar de nada con mi experiencia. Fue una aventura y al mismo tiempo me sentí como en casa. Gracias a todos de nuevo por una experiencia maravillosa.

8 months ago



Recomiendo la experiencia alla reserva. El proyecto de Edison y su familia es increible !! Ella reserva es un lugar maravilloso, una immersion total en la naturaleza. El trabajo cambia todos los dias : se puede cuidar de los senderos, sembrar arboles, cuidar della reserva, recoger cacao... Ademas con lo poco tiempo libre que tienen, te llevan a visitar lugares, a hacer tubing o tour de noche y se puede compartir con todas las generaciones de la familia. Gracias a todos, no voy a olvidar la Isla Anaconda.

about 1 year ago



Vivir la Experiencia en la reservaha Sido una de las mejores experiencias de mi vida si no la mejor. Amé el contacto con la gente local, muy amables, serviciales y dispuestos a transmitir sus conocimientos. Lo súper recomiendo además que es un lindo proyecto de emprendimiento familiar. La conexión con la naturaleza, el medio ambiente te reinicia la vida. Además de que aprendes a ver la esencia de la humanidad basada en valores que quizás en otras civilizaciones son más escasos.

about 1 year ago

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