Amazon Ranch Caretaker

Non-profit
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gegründet 2010
Patrick
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High­lights

Venture in to the amazing savannas of South America and help out on a local remote cattle ranch
Set up sustainable eco-tourism with the vaqueros and help protect their way of life
Learn how to live and survive a truly rustic lifestyle along side real vaqueros
Experience incredible Tropical wildlife right on your doorstep
Make unforgettable memories!
Go back in to time in remote and beautiful Guyana and help to sustain local Amerindian cowboy community’s centuries old lifestyle by rebuilding the ranches. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Gruppen
50+
Did you ever dream to live the life of a cowboy but you haven’t figured out how to travel back in time yet? Then this is your chance! Go back in to time in remote and beautiful Guyana and help to sustain local Amerindian cowboy community’s centuries old lifestyle by rebuilding the ranches and help them set up basic eco-tourism facilities.

Times are dire for the cattle ranches of Guyana Savanna’s, no longer being able to sell their meat to neighboring Brazil and not even longer allowed to sell their meat in the coastal regions of Guyana they struggle to continue. With the times changing and barely any source of income left the Amerindian Vaquero’s of the Savannas are in need of your help! They are on the brink of abounding their centuries old lifestyle, help now by building basic eco-tourism facilities and relive the days of old as a Cowboy (or girl) in beautiful Guyana!!! This is a great volunteer abroad opportunity for all adventures especially for those who love the ranch life, who are interested in native Amerindian cultures and have a passion for horse riding.

You will volunteer alongside experienced Cowboys as well as international volunteers. For a full kit list please contact us.

This is Why
  • Venture in to the amazing savannas of South America and help out on a local remote cattle ranch
  • Set up sustainable eco-tourism with the vaqueros and help protect their way of life
  • Learn how to live and survive a truly rustic lifestyle along side real vaqueros
  • Experience incredible Tropical wildlife right on your doorstep
Requirements:
  • You must be physically and mentally fit. 
  • Age: 18 and over. There is no upper age limit but good health is essential for this project.
  • Must love animals/outdoors
  • Make sure to contact your local health organization to inquire about the needed/recommended vaccinations and medicine.
  • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humor and dependable.
With this project you will be involved in sustaining the rancher’s way of life as they struggle in their existence. Since the government of Guyana no longer allows them to sell their meat along the coast, and the Brazilian government does not allow the import of meat form Guyana their only option for sales is locally in the small town of Lethem.
The ranch you will be working with currently has about 15 horses, all of which are used to work the cattle and need regular feed and care. The horses are important for ranch work but are also an opportunity for the family to take potential paying guests out into the savannah.


Tagesablauf

This great experience will take you to the golden savannahs of Guyana, a magnificent landscape of open grasslands and jungle covered mountains, where vaqueros on horseback have lived and raised cattle  in co-existence with the local wildlife for many centuries. It was here that even Frank James (Jesse James older brother) used to gallop through the vast planes. His great experience will take you to the golden Savannas’ of Guyana a magnificent place where Vaquero’s with its horses and cattle have lived in co-existence with the local wildlife for many centuries.
Your help is needed to set up ecotourism facilities and related projects so that the ranchers have an income to sustain their ranch. In addition, and as part of the longer term eco-tourism plan, a lot of work is needed to renovate, improve and maintain the ranch itself. One of the tasks that needs to be completed is constructing an 8km fence to keep the cattle nearer to the ranch during calving. The fence will make a  huge difference to the ranchers. At present the cattle can roam unrestricted. This means a lot of time spent finding the cattle and bringing them in for branding or castrating. It also makes valuable unbranded cattle vulnerable to rustlers. A fence would protect the cattle and create more valuable time for the ranchers to embark on ecotourism.
Projects or activities you will mainly be involved in: 

  • Constructing a new cattle fence
  • Developing the vegetable garden and managing the chickens
  • Helping to bring in the cattle and manage them in the corral
  • General maintenance around the ranch buildings
  • Repairing the compound fence
  • Day to day cleaning and preparing of meals
  • Building additional accommodation for tourism
  • Constructing a horse coral
  • Improving the out buildings
  • Fishing
The projects you are involved in will directly benefit the local ranch community. We concentrate on things that work, not that look fancy. This is the real deal! It's no American dude ranch! Are you ready for a genuine adventure while helping to preserve the original cowboy culture and experiencing wildlife and landscape like nowhere else on earth?

Freizeitaktivitäten

During your days off, volunteers can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Rupunini Savannahs; tropical wildlife viewing animals such as the giant anteater, deer, armadillo and cougars. Also enjoy swimming in the tributaries of the Rupununi river; hikining trails and climbing small mountains. However these activities are at the volunteers own expense.

Schwimmen
Sightseeing
Klettern
Wandern
Reiten

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten)
Benötigte Unterlagen
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation und Two pics and signed Policies and Liability Form
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag und Samstag von 07:00 - 16:00

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von Fronteering Travel
  • Accommodation: While working at the ranch you will stay in basic shared cabins next to the main ranch house. 
  • Meals: While at the ranch you will eat with the vaqueros and all your meals are included. 
  • Airport Pick Georgetown + Hotel night: An employee of the project will pick you up from the airport near Georgetown ( 1 hour) and will transfer you to your hotel where you wil stay for 1 night. The next morning you will be picked up from the hotel and you will be brought to a local domestic airport.
  • Domestic flight (return flight incl) + Airport Pick up: An employee of the project will pick you up from your hotel in Georgetown and will transfer you to the airport. Included in this package is a domestic flight from Georgetown to Lethem by small airplane (approximately 2 hours flying over seemingly everlasting jungle). You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel in Lethem where you will stay one night.
  • Transfer to the project: You will be  picked up from your hotel in Lethem and transferred to your project by 4x4. It is approximately 4 hours drive through the beautiful Tropical savannahs of Guyana (return flight inlcuded).
  • Returning home: After your time at the project has been finished you will be transferred back to Lethem by 4x4 after which you will stay one night in a hotel. The next morning you will take a domestic flight from Lethem to Georgetown. At this point you can choose to travel home or to explore more of Guyana. We are of course happy to assist you with this.
  • Work permit: For volunteering in Guyana a work permit is required as well as premmission needed to visit the Amerindian reserves. This will all be arranged after your arrival (as Guyana has no embassies abroad) and will be HASSLE FREE for you. The fee for this is included in the program cost.
  • Mail and Communications: It is possible to receive and send mail from the town of Lethem via our Fronteering representative, however the postal service is very variable in such a remote area and the process regularly takes over a month. It is not unheard of never to reach it's destination! There will be internet connection and cell phone reception in both Georgetown and Lethem. The ranch is very remote and the only communication is by transistor radio and satellite phone which are used for emergencies only.
  • Ongoing service and 24/7 Emergency contact
Abholung vom Flughafen Cheddi Jagan International Airport

You will arrive in the capital of Guyana where you will be met and stay over night in a hotel.

Unterkunft

When staying overnight in Georgetown *shared rooms, while in the savannah you will stay in shared cabins.The cabins have simple beds or you can choose to sleep in a hammock if you wish! The cabins are open buildings with traditional thatch  made from Ité palm leaves. To begin with wash facilities will be in the main house. As you will read in these details, part of your tasks will be to improve the cabins, including building an adjoining washroom. But of course there is always the creek as the true vaquero way to wash! When Arriving in Georgetown and Lethem you will stay in a private hotel room!

Gasthaus Bungalow
Verpflegung

During your stay in Georgetown and Lethem meals are not included, while at the ranch all food is included. Each project member will be involved with preparing (and sometimes catching!) your meals.Local food is basic but hearty to keep your energy up for an active day on the savannah. Typical dishes include farine (a carbohydrate made from a local root called cassava) and meat either raised at the ranch, such as pork or chicken, or fresh fish caught by you from the creek! You will also help to develop the vegetable garden and harvest the fruit trees. Please note that the diet at Saddle Mountain Ranch is not suitable for vegetairians. During your short stopovers in Georgetown/Lethem, meals are not included.

Internetzugriff
Vor Ort gibt es leider keine Internetverbindung
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) in Georgetown. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Guyana zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Guyana bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Guyana antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Guyana überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

There are no specific start/arrival dates for this project, however, we recommend that you arrive on a Monday.

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
4 - 8 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
4 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$2.395
6 Wochen
$2.895
8 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$3.195
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$499 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben angegebenen Gebühren geschätzt sind. Fronteering Travel wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
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Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Fronteering Travel während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Amazon Ranch Caretaker

Go back in to time in remote and beautiful Guyana and help to sustain local Amerindian cowboy community’s centuries old lifestyle by rebuilding the ranches.

$499/week

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