Learn to work with agriculture, play with children, teach English to adults and children, assist in constructing and repairing cottages
This project takes part in a village that is located besides the Beni River in the Bolivian Amazon rainforest. It is close to the national park which is world known for its biodiversity. The village is only accessible by a 40 minute boat ride. The community you will be staying with has around 235 people. A few years ago the community built an eco-lodge which has a restaurant and cabins for guests. The money from the lodge goes towards preserving the nature and improving education and health.
When the Madidi National Park was created, the community was absolutely against this project, but tourism’s many advantages to the community have completely changed their opinion, instead of protesting against the park they now protect it as park rangers. The community lives with the environment and depends on nature for the survival of the community.
This project will show you how to live in harmony without the need of modern technology, you will get a warm welcome from the community which will allow you to learn from their culture.
In your spare time there are a lot of different activities to choose from such as sports with the local community or hiking around the park looking at the exotic wildlife.
During your stay you have the choice to live with a host family or in the eco lodge. In the typical household all family members sleep in the same room, which also serves as the kitchen and the living room. In their home, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice indigenous cooking techniques.
You can also decide to live in the eco lodge with other tourists where there is more international food served.
Yes, full board is provided 3 meals per day