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Sea turtle and wildlife conservation trip

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1 - 15 semanas  ·  Edad 18 - 50+

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Puntos Relevantes

  • Travel along the coast, participating in up to 7 conservation projects in 7 communities, making a fulfilling experience where travelling and volunteering do the perfect match!
  • Participate in several conservation actions led by local groups: protecting sea turtles, monitoring marine fauna, crocodiles, deers, planting trees in the jungle, doing beach cleaning, ...
  • Live like a local, traveling to up to 7 rural and indigenous communities and their natural paradises along the entire coast of Oaxaca.
  • Witness the breathtaking 'arribada': thousands of sea turtles nesting together on the beach.
  • Your actions will impact to empower local people to conservate nature and its resources, making them aware of its value and threats through environmental education workshops.

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Familias
Grupos
50+

Sobre el programa

14 days for experience Mexican life as a local travelling along Oaxaca coast & protecting turtles, marine fauna, deers, jungle wildlife, educating children, and more!

Our expedition takes you on an amazing journey along the Oaxaca coast, where you'll actively support up to 7 dedicated community groups in their crucial conservation efforts. This immersive experience offers a wide range of hands-on activities, from nighttime beach patrols to safeguard sea turtles ...

Sobre el programa

Our expedition takes you on an amazing journey along the Oaxaca coast, where you'll actively support up to 7 dedicated community groups in their crucial conservation efforts. This immersive experience offers a wide range of hands-on activities, from nighttime beach patrols to safeguard sea turtles and their nests, to restoring nature, monitoring marine fauna on boat excursions, exploring through snorkeling, raising environmental awarenesshiking and camping in the jungle. You'll even have the opportunity to care for rescued deer, among other activities!


But wait, there's more! Our journey offers an extraordinary chance to witness one of the world's most breathtaking natural spectacles: the Arribada. This impressive phenomenon of mass nesting of olive ridley sea turtles will truly captivate you. The arribada phenomenon is an occurrence that happens at only 12 beaches worldwide. Among these, Escobilla and Morro Ayuta in Oaxaca stand out as the most significant, hosting over 1.5 million turtles every year.


Here are some of the key activities you'll be involved in:


- Nighttime beach patrols to protect sea turtles and collect eggs for safe incubation.

- Educational sessions with children through environmental brigades.

- Boat trips to monitor marine fauna, including dolphins, whales, and rays, with the opportunity for snorkeling to explore corals.

- Planting fruit and medicinal trees in the jungle.

- Jungle hikes and camping adventures.

- Placing and collecting photo-trap cameras to monitor wildlife in the jungle.

- Caring for rescued white-tailed deer.

- Overseeing the development of baby crocodiles during their crucial first year.

- Participating in ecotourism activities that fund conservation efforts, such as observing the Arribada phenomenon and boat trips in the Chacahua Lagoon National Park.

- Assisting in rural entrepreneurship projects, including traditional bread making in wood-fired ovens and preparing typical Mexican food.

- Contributing to the well-being of horses through various activities.


Depending on the season, you can experience:
  • Arribada, when thousands of sea turtles are nesting massively (few days mostly during waning moon effect from July to March)
  • Newborn sea turtles in natural habitat. After 45 days of an arribada, millions of sea turtles born in order to start their lifes in the Pacific Ocean (few days per month from July to April)
  • Leatherback sea turtle nesting, the biggest turtle in the world (from December to February)
  • Whales (From November to February)
  • Crocodiles hatching (June)
  • Bird breeding, signing like crazy (April, May)
  • A green, full of butterflies, Mexico (from June to December)
  • A 100% sunny Mexico (from January to May)


This is an opportunity to live a unique experience that combines conservation, learning, joy, and adventure in a paradisiacal environment: the lesserknown Mexico. We will travel along 7 different communities in Oaxaca coast, participating with groups dedicated to conservation, ecotourism, and sustainable development of their communities. Protection of sea turtles, tree planting in the jungle, monitoring of marine fauna by boat, environmental education workshops, beach clean-ups, among others, will be just some of the activities we will carry out.



Día típico

Every Day is a different Adventure!

We understand that time can be limited, and experiencing the true essence of Mexico may seem difficult during a normal trip. That's why we've carefully curated diverse of activities that highlight the incredible beauty of Oaxaca's coastline:


WEEK 1 ...

Día típico

Every Day is a different Adventure!

We understand that time can be limited, and experiencing the true essence of Mexico may seem difficult during a normal trip. That's why we've carefully curated diverse of activities that highlight the incredible beauty of Oaxaca's coastline:


WEEK 1 (Manialtepec):

Monday, 1 Pick up from Puerto Escondido & Orientation to the project. Tour in the village and its surroundings. Meeting and caring horses.

Tuesday, 2 Morning: Hot springs tour & Preparation for workshops (English and/or Environment)

Wednesday, 3 Morning: Set photo trap cameras in the jungle, tree planting or hiking to an amazing view point / Afternoon: Workshop with the community

Thursday, 4 Morning: Cooking Mexican tortillas workshop and Building activities (designing posters, improving volunteers house) / Afternoon: Boat tour in Manialtepec Lagoon, Beach cleaning and sunset in Puerto Suelo Beach.

Friday, 5 Morning: Environmental activity in Zapotalito community & Boat tour crossing Chacahua National Park / Evening: Turtles night patrol in Chacahua Bay Sanctuary (Oct-May)

Saturday, 6 Free day at Tututepec museum or Chacahua beach

Sunday, 7 Free day at Puerto Escondido or Cacalote beach


WEEK 2 groups from 3-8 volunteers (Escobilla):

Monday 8 Morning: Travel from Manialtepec to Escobilla and Orientation / Evening: Releasing baby turtles and Turtles Night patrol

Tuesday 9 Morning: Supporting local groups with promotion, designing, building ecotourism signs / Afternoon: releasing baby turtles and Turtles Night patrol

Wednesday 10 Morning: Boat trip in Ventanilla lagoon and visit the Environment Management Island / Deers feeding and maintenance 2 hours in the evening / Enjoying Ventanilla Beach during sunset

Thursday 11 Gavilan Jungle hiking tour supporting local team to locate photo trap cameras, tree planting or installing ecotourism signals.

Friday 12 Morning: Marine wildlife watching tour / Afternoon: visit to Mazunte Pueblo Mágico & Punta Cometa (the deepest point into the South Pacific Ocean in Mexico)

Saturday 13 Free day at Huatulco bays, waterfalls or National Park or Mazunte Pueblo Mágico

Sunday 14 Breakfast and goodbye


*If we don't gather the minimum group (3-4 people) the itinerary the second week would be:

WEEK 2 up to 3 volunteers (Ventanilla):

Monday 8 Morning: Travel from Manialtepec to Ventanilla and Orientation / Afternoon: boat trip in Ventanilla lagoon and visit the Environment Management Island / Evening: Releasing baby turtles and Turtles Night patrol

Tuesday 9 Morning: Rest from Night Patrol / Afternoon: Working in the hatchery, releasing baby turtles and Turtles Night patrol

Wednesday 10 Deers feeding and maintenance 4 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening

Thursday 11 Deers feeding and maintenance 4 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening

Friday 12 Morning: Marine wildlife watching tour / Afternoon: visit to Mazunte Pueblo Mágico & Punta Cometa (the deepest point into the South Pacific Ocean in Mexico)

Saturday 13 Free day at Huatulco bays, waterfalls or National Park or Mazunte Pueblo Mágico

Sunday 14 Breakfast and Goodbye

 



Actividades de tiempo libre

Close to Ventanilla Project:
  • Mazunte, certificated as pueblo mágico is full of life, in the mornings it is possible to do tours to see dolphins, whales, rays, etc.
  • Tours in Manialtepec, during the night is posible to see bioluminiscence. It’s like the water is shining in the dark! They also offer ...

Actividades de tiempo libre

Close to Ventanilla Project:
  • Mazunte, certificated as pueblo mágico is full of life, in the mornings it is possible to do tours to see dolphins, whales, rays, etc.
  • Tours in Manialtepec, during the night is posible to see bioluminiscence. It’s like the water is shining in the dark! They also offer riding tours.
  • Chacahua National Park, where you will be able to surf, swim and enjoy nature is a calm and small village with surfers and alternative travellers.
  • Puerto Escondido, a surfer city, full of travellers people who loves meditation and yoga, … It is a coastal city with a lot of beautiful beaches: Zicatela, Carrizalillo, Bacocho, etc.
  • Huatulco. It’s a city full of wonderfull things: coral reefs, beautiful beaches, waterfalls, a national park, … It is a place full of possibilities
  • Tututepec museum. If you want to know about the last biggest Mixteco's kingdom conquered by Spanish people.


Requisitos

Requisitos

Edad mínima: 18 años

Para participar en el programa debes tener al menos 18 años en la fecha de inicio del programa. Puede haber excepciones si muestras el permiso de tu(s) tutor(es) legal(es) o si vas acompañado de tus padres.

Conocimientos lingüísticos

Tienes que hablar (nivel intermedio) Inglés

Documentos necesarios

Travel insurance, Passport copy, flight tickets and volunteering commitment signed

Restricciones de nacionalidad

Sin restricciones. Las manos amigas de todo el mundo son bienvenidas.

Otras habilidades

Education; environment; anthropology; Marketing; Bussiness administration; Art; ...

Tiempo dedicado

Necesitaremos tu ayuda los Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves y Viernes de 09:00 - 16:00

Servicios incluidos

Servicios incluidos

Servicios de Tartarukus

  • Shared cabañas between 2-3 people in Manialtepec, Escobilla or Ventanilla
  • Possibilities of camping in the middle of the jungle or in the beach.
  • Transport between and to the projects from the airport.
  • 3 meals per day elaborated by an Oaxacan cook. Simple breakfast (coffee or tea, fruits; toasts, eggs or quesadillas)
  • Local guides who will teach you to understand nature in a completely different way. 
  • Activities coordinator to unlock your full potential. 
  • Basic material to work and for common using.

Recogida en el aeropuerto Puerto Escondido Airport

It's possible to pick up you from 9 to 15:00 from Puerto Escondido airport. 

We don't include drop off, but as we travel by public transport, it will be very easy for you to get back to the airport

Alojamiento

Rooms are called "Cabañas". 

The rooms have two or three double beds and shared bathroom.  They will be shared with part of your team, if you come in the 15 days group volunteering program :)

If you come during the individual volunteering, it's possible that you have to share your room with another volunteer.

Comida y bebida

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided and it's possible to serve vegetarian food.


The breakfast will be basic, some fruits, toasts, quesadillas or eggs, coffee/tea, ... 

The lunch and dinner will be prepared by a oaxacan cook and she will prepare us the traditional food (also adaptated to vegetarians when possible). In Ventanilla, our cook is Edi, a lovely and incredible woman who cooks very nice dishes! And I have to say that she loves zucchinis to make an amazing soup :) .

Acceso a Internet

Acceso limitado al lugar del proyecto

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Boletos de avión

El aeropuerto más cercano es Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) en Puerto Escondido. Te ayudamos a encontrar vuelos baratos a México. ENCONTRAR VUELOS BARATOS

Seguro de viaje

Ir al extranjero es una aventura y siempre es mejor estar preparado. Enfermedad o lesión repentina, cancelación o robo: un seguro de viaje para México proporciona seguridad y es una ventaja tenerlo. OBTENER UN PRESUPUESTO

Vacunas

Si tiene intención de realizar un voluntariado en México, debe solicitar asesoramiento médico antes de iniciar su viaje social. Comprueba las vacunas que necesitas para México. COMPROBADOR DE VACUNAS

Detalles a la llegada


Special calls for volunteering groups in 2024:


🔆21st of October to 3th of November🔆 - Best olive ridley sea turtle arribadas (mass nesting phenomenon) of the year*

🔆18 of November to 1st of December🔆 - Best weather & landscapes of the year & Starting Whale season*

🔆23rd of December to 5th of January🔆 - Best weather & landscapes of the year & Whale season*


2025 starting dates:

   - 1st monday every month

   - 3rd monday every month

Pick up by public transport on the first date from 9.00 am to 15.00 in Puerto Escondido airport or bus station.


Disponibilidad
Enero Feb. Marzo Abr. Mayo Jun Jul Agosto Set. Oct. Nov. Dic.

Cuotas del programa

1 semana (estancia min.) 765€
2 semanas 1.529€
3 semanas 2.295€
15 semanas (estancia max.) 11.469€
Cuota promedio 764€/semana

Cuotas del programa

764€ cuotas semanales 1 - 15 semanas Edad 18 - 50+

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Duración

1 - 15 semanas

Depósito

El depósito es simplemente para reservar tu vacante de voluntario. Los pagos se gestionan a través de PayPal, nuestro proveedor global de confianza. Si no tienes una cuenta PayPal, también puedes pagar con tarjeta de crédito.


Pago final

El pago final se acordará con Tartarukus durante el proceso de solicitud. Las soluciones habituales son la transferencia bancaria o el pago en efectivo en el lugar del proyecto.


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Conservation of millions of sea turtles by patrolling the beach, relocating nests and monitoring sea turtle females on the beach.

Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

Numerous local groups are developing their own projects to preserve important natural areas or endangered species in Mexico. Many of them are well focused or have an enormous potential to develop ecotourism (or sustainable tourism), raising money from visitors to continue their work. 

For this reason, Tartarukus was born to strengthen these conservation groups by offering them environmental technical consulting and promotion or their work, using digital media, social networks and developing a web platform to demonstrate the environmental work of the local groups and the services that they offer to visitors.

Our main objectives are:

  • to maintain and improve conservation activities in the groups such as vigilance and patrolling of natural areas, monitoring species, protecting nests or reproductive areas of specific species, developing an environmental education program in the communities, etc.
  • to enhance intercultural exchange in order to give a new perspective to solve environmental and social problems,
  • to raise awareness worldwide of the environmental situation in the natural areas in the South of Mexico,
  • to show the importance of the work of the local people for its conservation,
  • to demonstrate how people can fund these conservation projects through ecotourism.

Our allied local groups are:

  1. Centro Ecoturístico Escobilla. This group of 13 people from the Escobilla community in Oaxaca have been working for the conservation of sea turtles by relocating nests and monitoring the females on the beach. They have been protecting the Sanctuary Playa Escobilla for 17 years in which more than 2 million sea turtles are nesting every year, doing everything without almost no income, showing their incomparable perseverance and will for the conservation.
  2. Servicios Ecoturísticos La Ventanilla. This group is certificated as Paraíso Indígena, and they dedicated their efforts in the conservation of the american crocodyle, whitetail deer, three species of sea turtle (green, leatherback and olive Ridley sea turtle) and the mangroves of the lagoon.
  3.  El Gavilán ADVC. El Gavilán is a Donated Area to the Conservation (ADVC) in Cozoaltepec community, Oaxaca, composed of the land of more than 30 people of the community. Since 2014, they are monitoring, patrolling and reporting incidents in the jungle of El Gavilán in order to avoid poaching and deforestation.

Here, you have the possibility to join us into a wild experience, protecting thousands of sea turtles nesting at the same time, monitoring hundreds of crocodiles, in a very safety way, and walking in a jungle full of wildlife (cougars, ocelots, toucans, ...) by our hands and the hands of indigenous conservation groups. 

We are looking for people, groups or organizations who want to take actions which regenerate the environment, Always being flexible, open minded and willing to live together in a very different people and environment. It is required to have a physical condition enough to patrol the beach

26 reseñas · rating5

Alicia Pannecière rating5

2023 at Sea turtle and wildlife conservation trip

Un voyage que je ne suis pas prête d'oublier ! Mon expérience a été pleine d'émotions dans un Mexique authentique et au plus proche de la nature. Béatrice s'est toujours montrée réactive, les coopératives étaient très accueillantes et toujours prêtes à conseiller et à aider pour que je ...
Une des meilleures expériences de ma vie ! Le programme est complet, très intéressant et bien organisé. Nous vivons chez les locaux au cœur des communautés et pouvons approcher et protéger différents animaux. Je recommande fortement ...
Beatriz is doing a wonderful job running a complex and worthwhile program to help protect the turtles. Everything was organised well with a warm and friendly team. It was awesome to be able to help the baby turtles have a greater chance of surviving. Also incredible to see the mothers lay eggs and ...
Estefania Rodríguez rating5

2022 at Sea turtle and wildlife conservation trip

Google Translator: Super important life experience. I loved enjoying a deeper and more authentic Mexico. Living more with the people there; participating in the activities with turtles, everything 10... ----------------------------------------------Original review: Buena experiencia! Experiencia ...
Tiphaine EUGENI rating5

2022 at Sea turtle and wildlife conservation trip

Quand vous arrivez à La Ventanilla, Beatriz vous présente aux personnes de la communauté, toutes chaleureuses et bienveillantes. Les activités que Beatriz a mise en place sont toujours juste de sens pour protéger ce bel environnement et les espèces qui y vivent. Je n'ai jamais vu un lieu ...
Thank you very much Beatriz, for this great trip. I had a great time and you helped to manouvre us through all the dificulties coming in our way. I hope to see you once again some ...

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