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Amazon Medicinal Plant Research Volunteer & Internship Project, Peru

1+ Weeks from

£938
18+
minimum age

  • Learn about Medicinal Plants from local indigenous people and expert biologists
  • Experience the rich biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest
  • Contribute actively to important Amazon conservation efforts
  • Meet people from around the World working for the same cause
Overview

Overview

The Medicinal Plant and Eco-tourism Development programme in the Amazon is for the local indigenous people of the lowland rainforest to share their practices and extensive knowledge of medicinal plants, while also promoting and developing their eco-tourism plans for the area.

Testimonial

Testimonial

“There is so much knowledge that they have to offer, and hearing it first hand was incredible. I met so many incredible, passionate people and I fell in love with the region. It truly was an experience that I hold very close to my heart.”


Valentina Corsetti, Italy

Blog

Blog

Read in the Environment & Wildlife section of our blog, the piece by WorkingAbroad blogger Brenna Saunders, who talks about the global importance of the Amazon rainforest and the conservation efforts being made to protect it. Feel inspired to join the cause!

Highlights

Highlights

Volunteers will get to experience first-hand the lives and work of local communities that have lived in the Amazon rainforest for generations. Volunteers will contribute to their eco-tourism efforts, while learn about and from their great knowledge of medicinal plants and their uses.

Location

Location

The programme works with several indigenous communities in various locations of the Tampobata province in the rainforest, which is among the most bio-diverse in Peru. Volunteers will live among the communities in some of the most remote parts, and learn about the forest in their proximity.

Free Time

Free Time

Volunteers and interns will have some time off during afternoons and weekends to relax, socialise and experience other attractions in the rainforest, such as getting a view of the Amazon from above climbing up to a tree canopy viewpoint, see tropical wildlife at local clay-licks, or getting a refreshing swim in streams and rivers.

Amazon Medicinal Plant Research Volunteer & Internship Project, Peru

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