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.
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 a hard slog during the week, it'd be criminal not to take advantage of our weekends off to explore the local forests and communities. Visiting an indigenous community, white water rafting down an Amazon tributary, or just floating down the river in large inner tubes will bring the forests even more to life for us.
Head into the Amazon basin for a month working with local communities in the Manu Biosphere Reserve. Take part in scientific research in the reserve, and complete the construction of vital infrastructure for community outreach work.