Help to protect one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet! Head over the Andes into the Amazon to help and conserve threatened habitats creating sustainable communities. Then put on your adventurer shoes and explore three different countries from Cuzco to Buenos Aires!
A mere eight hours from Cuzco through windy jungle roads and we get to the crossing of two rivers. Another 30 minutes by dugout canoe and we arrive in the Mascoitania reserve, right on the border of the Manu National Park. Something quite so remote shouldn't be at too much risk you would think, but sadly it is being attacked from all sides. Indigenous communities in the national park, settlers coming along the road, tourist "ecolodges" appearing all the time and of course the wildlife and forests suffering more than anyone else. Bringing sustainable forestry practises to the communities, reforesting damaged areas of jungle, improving the facilities for the communities so they don't have to move on elsewhere will make up your time, never a dull moment for sure!
After an exhausting but beautiful 4 weeks in the jungle, it's time to hit the road. Starting off with the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, we stretch our legs up in the Andes. Bolivia brings us even more trekking, perhaps an andean summit and the awe inspiring Uyuni Salt Flats. Then it's onto Argentina for some more adventure activities, a bit of skiing and a finale in the beautiful Buenos Aires.
Head into the Amazon basin for a month working with local communities in the Manu Biosphere Reserve. Then head off on our expedition from Cuzco to Buenos Aires - what a blast!Peru, Bolivia, Argentina Work in the amazon, expedition across the continent early May (10 weeks) £3,850 plus project donation of £750