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Amazon Research and Conservation Volunteer & Internship Project, Peru

1+ Weeks from

minimum age

  • Experience the remote Amazon rainforest and its tropical wildlife
  • Learn from passionate conservationists and scientists about the Amazon
  • Contribute actively to important Amazon conservation efforts
  • Meet people from around the World living in this beautiful remote location

Project Costs 

Juvenile Brown Capuchin

The cost for 1 week is £746, 2 weeks is £1127, 3 weeks is £1361, 1 month (30 days) is £1819, 2 months (60 days) is £3057 and 3 months (90 days) is £3961. Please email us for prices on other durations. This covers all programme costs, including 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, WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support.

*Special Offer! Book 1 month (30 days) or more in 2019, and get 5 extra days in the Amazon*

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

The dates below are flexible and volunteers can arrive on any Monday during the year. Volunteers that join on short term programmes (1-3 weeks) need to arrive in Puerto Maldonado on a Monday to facilitate training and introduction together the following day, and leave Puerto Maldonado on a Sunday. Accommodation can be sorted (from about $10/night) in town in case of arrival earlier than Monday or later departures than Sunday. However, in case of early arrival, airport pick-up is no longer included and the volunteer will be responsible for getting from the airport/bus station to the house themselves.

For field research internships, the minimum duration is 1 month, but you are welcome to extend for 2, 3, 4 months up to 6 months in duration. For interns, we can be more flexible on the arrival date, but recommend to arrive on a Monday as well, so training can be done alongside other volunteers and interns.

Please note that for volunteers joining during Christmas and New Years, there will be limited work during the period 24th December 2019 to 2nd January 2020, and not all Research programmes are available. Please email Charlotte@workingabroad.com for further details or any questions about dates. You can stay more than 6 months, but please enquire about this beforehand.

Start End Availability
August 19th 2019 September 1st 2019
September 2nd 2019 September 15th 2019
September 16th 2019 September 29th 2019
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 January 5th 2020 Not all research programmes available during this time
January 6th 2020 January 19th 2020
January 13th 2020 January 26th 2020
January 27th 2020 February 9th 2020
February 10th 2020 February 23rd 2020
February 24th 2020 March 8th 2020
March 9th 2020 March 22nd 2020
March 23rd 2020 March 29th 2020
Amazon Research and Conservation Volunteer & Internship Project, Peru

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