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Community Puyo, Ecuador

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Practice Spanish
7 travelers recommend this host to practice Spanish
Connect with nature
7 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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.
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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Las actividades a ejecutar: - Construcción de muebles y artesanías de bambú. Mantenimiento del bambú. Limpieza de las zonas de construcción. - Las actividades son suaves, siempre bajo la supervisión del nuestro equipo. - No se necesita experiencia previa, pero si ganas de aprender y mucha creatividad.

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Additional Fee Required

Los voluntarios aportarán 10$ al día para financiar nuestro proyecto ecológico y comunitario.


  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • 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
3 days

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14 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

7 Practicing Spanish

7 Get in touch with nature

6 Meeting locals

6 Learning about sustainability

6 Developing environmental awareness

5 Meeting international travelers

United States


My experience at Arutam Chakra was truly incredible and life-changing!! The hosts, Lis and Diego, were super caring and treated the volunteers like family! They are fun, thoughtful, and always organized exciting activities for us to do after work! They seriously respect and understand the importance of educating people about protecting the environment and learning about Ecuador’s indigenous communities. I will never forget the impact Arutam Chakra has had on my life. I learned so much about the Earth, cultures, and myself!

about 2 months ago



I learned so much from Lis and Diego in the past few days. It was so impressive to see how they truly love the nature and are so passionate about what they do.
We usually work 8am-12pm, and for the afternoons, they’d kindly arrange fun activities to make sure you have a good time here. We went to a waterfall, a river, did yoga and jungle trekking. I felt so immersed in the nature and didn’t feel bored even without internet.
Their project is totally self-financed, so it totally makes sense to pay some fees to help cover your expenses. It was indeed a beautiful experience. Highly recommend!

2 months ago



Foi boa relação com os anfitriões. Local agradável e bonito, mas não foi o que estava na descrição do projeto, que seria um projeto de reflorestamento da Amazônia,mas na verdade foi trabalhar no jardim de um futuro negocio de experiências. Nem teve experiências e cerimônias espirituais como disseram, só no dia que cheguei. Acabei desistindo do voluntariado. Pois além de pagar taxas extra de 10 US por dia. Pediram mais 10 US por dia para apoio do projeto e até aceitei pois acreditei no projeto. Paguei para trabalhar pesado fora de minhas condições físicas para um proj não ambiental

19 days ago



São todos muito gentis

about 1 month ago



Cette expérience à Arutam chakra fût très enrichissante. Lis et Diego nous ont partagé leur passion pour la nature et nous ont fait découvrir de nombreuses choses à travers une multitude d'activités. Ça a été un plaisir d'être avec eux aux quotidien et d'être considérée comme un membre supplémentaires de leur famille. Je recommande :)

about 2 months ago

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