Eco Lodge Ahuano, Ecuador

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Guide translator, general tasks in the Amazon Rainforest

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Connect with nature
15 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
12 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
Tour Guide
Organize and lead tours around the city.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
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!
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Stay at least
30 days
Stay up to
45 days

The Experience

28 hours/week • 2 days off/week • 4 - 12 weeks We are a small eco lodge. We always need hands in the administration to help us with English to assist our guests. Volunteers will help in the kitchen, cleaning rooms, provide the information, English translators in the tours when required. Couples are welcome here!

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  • Fluent English and Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 21 and 45 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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41 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Eco Lodge


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How this experience will transform you

  • 15 Get in touch with nature
  • 12 Meeting international travelers
  • 11 Immersing in the local culture
  • 10 Meeting locals
  • 9 Practicing Spanish
  • 8 Developing environmental awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 5 15. Life on land
  • 1 1. No poverty
  • 1 13. Climate action



My experience in the lodge was incredible! The place is so beautiful and the people make it even better. It was very fulfilling to be working around such a good staff, I learned so much. To make friendships with people from all around the world, from staff to guests have been great, the tours offered are very fun, I enjoyed a lot my time there.

22 days ago



Definitely recommend, the lodge will forever be in my heart. I made some amazing memories there. Agustin and all the team made us feel at home while being in direct contact with the jungle. The work can be harder when the lodge is full (nothing crazy though) but they always called more people in so that nobody overworked and felt bad working there. The main chores are cleaning the commons area, helping with the service of food and washing dishes. If there's space on the boat and time we were always welcome to join the activities in the morning and afternoon.

about 2 months ago



An amazing experience! We spent a month there and it was terrific. Agustin kept in mind busy/ low times so he arranged enough staff/ volunteers to don't overworked anyone. Task are easy: cleaning, welcome guests, serve meals and sometimes translate on tours. As we are cooks we helped also in the kitchen learning new recipes and cooking with new ingredients for us. All the staff is nice and welcoming. Feels a bit sad to leave since we got such a nice group with the staff and volunteers to hang out with but very grateful for the opportunity ☺️.

about 2 months ago



My experience at the lodge was unforgettable. I had the opportunity to learn about the local culture and also the fauna and flora. The host offers daily the lodge tours that are simply fascinating. The meals served are delicious. And I was lucky enough to have a suite room all to myself. Honestly the benefits this host offers are better than a volunteer could ask for. There were some days with bigger clientele that I worked more than expected but it is acceptable taking into account the benefits granted by the host. Gracias Agustín, Beto, Indira, Sindy, Diana e Roberth por todo ❤️

6 months ago

Agustín replied

Gracias Millena por todo tu tiempo! Te deseamos lo mejor para ti...



I had an incredible experience volunteering at the lodge. The team is wonderful and the Lodge is surrounded by nature and animals. One of my favorite part was helping with translation at the tours that take place 2 times a day. My Spanish improved by a lot and I learned so much about the rainforest, different plants and their functions, animals and the Kichwa culture. Besides the tours are fun and diverse. Since the lodge is quite small the contact to the tourists is very personal which creates a great atmosphere. Food is amazing and there is a lot to explore as well as the option to relax.

about 1 year ago

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