As a hand-picked intern, you will join our Forest Ranger Team for a period of 1-4 months, and will play an important role in patrolling the boundaries of forest reserves, collecting data on potential and actual threats to the trees and wildlife within these reserves, liaising with local communities, other land owners, and government officials such as the ecological police
The rainforest of south-eastern Peru holds more biological diversity than almost any other region on our planet. Fauna Forever and Untamed Photography take our Amazon to Andes workshop participants from pristine lowland rainforest where biological diversity is at its most brilliant, along the controversial Interoceanic Highway to see some of the most devastating deforestation on Earth, and finally through the cloud forest to Machu Picchu to experience the highest and most spectacular altitudes of the Amazon and the breathtaking ancient ruins which lie within. The main focus of the tour will be the Amazon Basin where our participants can enjoy the unique opportunity of working alongside our active Fauna Forever research projects in Tambopata which offer the chance to get up close and personal with a number of colourful rainforest species. The trip will end with a spectacular trek (or equally ‘breathtaking’ train and bus) to the World-famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.
In 2017 and 2018, applicants for volunteer and intern positions will be free to choose the start and end dates that are most convenient for them, although we'd prefer start dates to coincide with a week day (Mon-Fri) if at all possible. On applying, please use the calendar to select these dates.
1 Week (07 Days 06 Nights) - US$930
2 Weeks (14 Days 13 Nights) - US$1,450
3 Weeks (21 Days 20 Nights) - US$1,750
1 Month (30 Days 29 Nights) - US$2,345
2 Months (60 Days 59 Nights) - US$3,955
3 Months (90 Days 89 Nights) - US$5,130
4 Months (120 Days 119 Nights) - US$6,120
5 Months (150 Days 149 Nights) - US$7,500
More than 5 months - US$50 per day
These costs (which we treat as a donation to the non-profit organisation) include airport transfers (on arrival and departure); accommodation (in shared rooms); main meals (including vegetarian options); clean drinking water (always); local road and river transport to/from field sites (scheduled dates only); sheets, pillow case, and mosquito nets; access to our office wifi (where available); access to our library and equipment pool (e.g. GPS); orientation, field training and supervision from our staff; participation certificate and future reference letters (as required).
They do not include any flights; travel/health insurance (which is compulsory for all participants); taxis in Puerto Maldonado or Cusco (other than those used for scheduled trips to restaurants for meals); between meal snacks (cookies, sweets, etc.); and bottled beverages (Coca cola, Sprite, Fanta, etc.).
Discounts are possible for groups of 4 people or more, that have the same start
and end dates. Please contact us if this is your case.