Take yourself into the heart of South America, from Amazon to Andes. learn Spanish in the colonial city of Sucre, Bolivia. Take your skills to the Ambue Ari animal sanctuary and work in the jungle, caring for and creating homes for some of the most endangered species on the planet. Finally, explore some of the beauty South America has to offer - trekking and climbing, rafting and biking, Bolivia and Peru, finishing on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Experience three weeks intensive Spanish tuition in Sucre, Bolivia's capital, from beginner to advanced. Situated in the heart of the Andes, the cultures and landscapes of Sucre will help bring the Spanish language to life for you. Weekends are spent visiting traditional market towns, trekking down waterfalls and valleys, and 4x4-ing across the awe inspiring Uyuni Salt Flats.
Some of the most unique wild animal sanctuaries on the planet, the Inti Wara Yassi refuges in Bolivia have been striving to combine wild animal welfare and work with vulnerable children over the past 10 years. Animals confiscated and rescued from circuses and the pet trade are constantly arriving, so there is always need for more constructions to house them, as well as care and attention for those being prepared for release into the wild. Walk a puma, teach an eagle to fly again, introduce a monkey back into the wild and become part the most hands on wildlife project you are ever likely to encounter.
Your reward after the animal sanctuary project - but don't expect an easy ride! Trekking though five different climate and altitude zones, rafting down white water rapids, tearing through sand dunes on buggies, climbing glacial peaks, visiting cultures dating back hundreds and even thousands of years. An assault on the senses, with no two expeditions exactly the same, this gap year trip is a mixture of on and off the tourist trail. The Inca Trail is a must, anything else, you, your group and expedition leader will decide...
Two different spectacular itineraries - one with a 3 week Spanish course followed by 4 weeks working at our project in the Amazon, then finishing off with a mind blowing expedition through Peru and Bolivia; the other itinerary is 6 weeks on the project followed by our 6 week expedition. Team sizes from 10 to 16.