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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

Project Costs

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The cost to join the programme for 1 week is £938, 2 weeks is £1254, 3 weeks is £1665, 1 month (30 days) is £2227 and 2 months (60 days) is £3231. Please email us for prices for any longer duration.

This includes all food (3 large, wholesome meals a day), clean drinking water at all times, lodging in town and in the field, project materials, boat transport to and from lodges, Puerto Maldonado airport collection and departure transfers, all training and supervision by project manager and PhD scientist, permits to carry out research and take data, backup and support, plus personal translator and guide into in the indigenous communities and visits.

The airfare to Peru and the internal airfare/bus to Puerto Maldonado, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses are not included within this price.  It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.


Payment Terms

If you are interested in volunteering in Peru’s Amazon Basin, you will need to fill out the online application form (you can also print it out and send it to us by post) – to secure a placement on the project, please complete and submit the form including your application payment of £195. If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However for those who are accepted, 10% of the full amount needs to be paid within 10 days of being confirmed on the project, with the remainder (90%) to be paid one month before departure. Once you have been accepted on the programme, you will receive an Information Package with all detailed information on your project, Peru, suggested items to bring etc.


Project Dates

Please note that the dates below are flexible and volunteers can arrive any day of the week. Please email Charlotte@workingabroad.com for further details or any questions about dates.

Start End Availability
September 30th 2019 October 13th 2019
October 14th 2019 October 27th 2019
October 28th 2019 November 10th 2019
November 11th 2019 November 24th 2019
November 25th 2019 December 8th 2019
December 9th 2019 December 22nd 2019
December 23rd 2019 December 29th 2019
Amazon Medicinal Plant Research Volunteer & Internship Project, Peru

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