Amazon Survival Tour Guide

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founded in 2010
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Learn Portuguese, Teach the staff English, educate the public about the importance to sustain the Amazon Jungle & assist as a guide in exciting overnight survival trips! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
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Travel to Brazil one of the world’s largest countries in to the heart of the worlds largest jungle. Learn Portuguese, Teach the staff English, educate the public about the importance to sustain the Amazon Jungle and assist as a guide in exiting overnight survival trips!

The Amazon jungle, one the last great wildernesses left in this world is getting cut down day by day at an alarming rate! By giving the jungle a value through sustainable eco-tourism and education more land can be protected to preserve this beautiful and amazing place! How can you help? By joining this project and educating tourist and locals about the importance of the Amazon Jungle! How will you do this? Through volunteering at an eco-tourism organization who educates through overnight survival trips in the Amazing Amazon Jungle! Are you up to the adventure then sign up now for this amazing volunteer abroad project!

Typical day

With this volunteer project you get the opportunity to get involved with a local small eco-tourism organization whose home base is located in Manaus a city which with its 1.7 Million inhabitants is an island in the immense Amazon Jungle. The organization is run by current and former members of the military Jungle rescue division led by a Lieutenant and his familiy who will be your host during your stay In the Amazon.  
Projects you will mainly be involved in: 

  • Learn how to survive in the Amazon jungle
  • Assist with 2 days and overnight jungle survival trips
  • Train with local military survival experts
  • Teach English
  • Learn Portuguese
  • Educate locals and tourist about the importance to sustain the environment
  • And many other projects!

Organizations like these give the jungle a long term sustainable financial value to the country opposed to the short term gain of logging this precious ecosystem.

Free-time activities

When in Manaus Volunteers will have the opportunity to go shopping, check out the night life, city tours, and so much more! When on the Amazon, there will be lots of sightseeing and wildlife viewing, you can also enjoy a fresh dip in the rivers. Please take into consideration that any leisure time activity will be covered by the volunteer themselves.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Two pics and Signed Policies and Liability form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 - 16:30

What's Included

Services by Fronteering Travel

The Fees include:


  • Accommodation - Private room Manaus, when on a trip; your own private Hammock!
  • Meals - 3 meals a day Included
  • Airport Pick up and Transfer - You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your accommodation
  • In-country Transfers - All tranfers related to your volunteer internship included
  • Portugese tutoring - Your host family will teach you Portuguese through private tutoring on your days off and on your convenience.
  • Tours included - You will go on the following tours: Manaus City tour, Visit to Monkey Island Sanctuary, Visit a Amerindian village, Fish for Piranhas and Visit the meeting of the waters
  • Ongoing Service and 24/7 Emergency Contact

Airport Pickup at Eduardo Gomes International Airport

You will arrive in the capital of the Amazon Jungle where you will be met and travel directly to your homestay where you will start adjusting for your upcoming adventure.

Accommodation

When in Manaus you will stay at a Brazilian host family where you will have your own room. When on trip you will sleep mostly in a hammock in the jungle. Meals will be provided in both the jungle by the organization and in Manaus by your host family. Linen and towels will be provided by the homestay.

Guest Family Camping
Food & Beverages

Included 3 meals a day and will be provided by the homestay familiy and the project.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Eduardo Gomes International Airport (MAO) in Manaus. We assist you to find cheap flights to Brazil.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Brazil provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Brazil you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Brazil.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

There are no specific dates however, the project starts on a Monday therefore we receommend that volunteers arrive on a Sunday.


This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens September 2020. Apply Now!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,995
3 weeks
$2,195
4 weeks (max. stay)
$2,395
Average fees
$798 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Amazon Survival Tour Guide

Learn Portuguese, Teach the staff English, educate the public about the importance to sustain the Amazon Jungle & assist as a guide in exciting overnight survival trips!

$798/week

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