Supporting a Sustainable Rainforest in Peru as a Volunteer, Intern, or Tourist
Fauna Forever is a training, team building
and environmental monitoring initiatives located in important
biologically and culturally diverse habitats. There are
currently two programs based in the Manu Biosphere Reserve,
a conservation area in the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
The programs are an adventurous yet professional way
to experience and learn first-hand about humid tropical
ecosystems and indigenous Amazon cultures whilst contributing
to valuable on-going research.
Custom Immersive Tours Honoring Traditions and Celebrating Culture
Culture Explorers is an award-winning small tour operator that offers tailor-made small tours in such places as Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Spain, and Porugal and other locations worldwide. Culture Explorers emphasizes participation in the living culture of the countries visited
as part of immersive small group journeys. They will allow you to
explore the traditions, meet local friends, support
important positive impact projects through their visits.
Each departure coincides with an important local festival
Ecology Project International
Conservation Programs in Costa Rica, Galapagos and Beyond
EPI partners with world-class scientists and scientific institutions at all of its program sites, but students aren't here for lectures. They assist in on-going research on critically threatened wildlife and ecosystems. Students engage in expeditions for field-based learning. Students also engage in the local communities with cultural exchange.
Enjoyable and Responsible Travel in South and Central America
For travelers with a yearning to get off the track, Intrepid opens up a whole new world. With an average group size of just 10 people, Intrepid gives travelers the freedom and flexibility to get off the tourist trails and really experience local cultures at an affordable price. Intrepid prides itself on its ethical approach to travel, and escorts small groups to countries across South and Central America, with an emphasis on
sustainable, community-based and experience-rich travel.
Volunteer, Intern, and Help Conserve the Atlantic Rainfores in Brazil
Located in the Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil
we are offering people the chance to learn how to use
a Geographic Information System (GIS) in a beautiful,
but little visited part of Brazil. GIS is increasingly
used in a number of different disciplines to collect
and manipulate data — this course will provide the opportunity
to learn about this in the context of land management
planning. Learning the new skill will provide you with
a way to learn more about Brazil. Many other opportunities are described on the website.
Patagonia Voluntourism and Adventure Travel in Patagonia, Argentina
La Confluencia ecolodge and farm runs voluntourism
programs throughout the summer (Nov-Feb.) in Patagonia,
Argentina. Participants will help with an number of projects
within the Rio Azul Protected Area (part of the world's
largest UNESCO Temperate Rainforest Preserve) such as
trail maintenance, footbridge construction, and selective
eradication of invasive species, as well as social assistance
projects involving the local community, such as vegetable
garden development, greenhouse construction, and home
repairs. Depending on individuals' interest and fitness
levels, various wilderness adventure options can be combined
such as whitewater rafting and kayaking, trekking, horseback
riding, and climbing / rappelling.
Eco-Friendly Adventure Trekking in Guatemala
Quetzaltrekkers is Guatemala´s only all
volunteer managed, non-profit trekking/hiking organization.
Quetzaltrekkers offers multi-day adventure treks and
one day excursions in the highlands of western Guatemala
to an international clientele of outdoor enthusiasts.
We follow locally sustainable and eco-friendly tourism
practices. Volunteer guides are always needed.
At Quetzaltrekkers, we are all working as volunteer guides
and we manage virtually all aspects of the organization.
In our office you won’t find a boss or a supervisor
but you will find a tight-knit team of dedicated volunteers.
Working as a Quetzaltrekker guide is an incredibly rewarding
experience and a lot of fun!
Sustainability Education Center in Costa Rica
Rancho Mastatal is a 219-acre environmental center bordering La Cangreja Rainforest Reserve. Offers customized educational programs for all ages, workshops in natural building, renewable energy systems, and tropical agriculture. Organic farming, gardening, and natural building methods practiced. Internships and volunteers encouraged. Beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes. Birds galore. Community focus.