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Hello, we are looking for volunteers to make our lodge an even more unique place. We are surrounded by amazon forest with jaguar, spectacled bear, tapir, 5 species of monkey and about 500 species of birds.
The lodge is complete off grid. We runs on solar panels and we do have (satellite) internet.
Help with Eco Projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
The place is amazing in the middle of prime forest. You will see lots of animals, learn a lot about life in the Amazonian jungle. Soon you will recognize the sounds.
You will also learn how it is to live in the forest and how it is to run an ecolodge in the jungle.
The lodge is well-known among birdwatchers and photographers.
The reserve exists for 5 years and the major works have been completed. We still have some projects running, such as a canopy walkway and a long trail (multiple days). But many improvements are still needed (especially the trails and the garden).
There is plenty to do in the reserve and when there are no tourists, you can basically choose how to help us from the long list we generate each month. For safety reasons we do not want you to do risky things, such as using machetes or chainsaw.
You can often even help the tourists: guiding them, explaining the (safety) rules, arranging accommodation, etc ..
Maybe you come up with an idea for improvement.
You do not have to be a very experienced volunteer, but willing to help us.
Volunteers have to stay minimum 1 month. It takes a lot of effort to explain how the lodge works. Also it is better for you as you will be quickly independent and make your own planning.
We are limited to max. two Workawayers when there are tourists. Sometimes, when less tourists come, we accept more volunteers for completing big projects.
Check our calendar on the website (green = 2 places available, yellow = 1 place available, red = no place available).
If you come between May and October, you should be able to speak (a bit of) Spanish.
There are no costs involved for you. You pay only for beers/ soft drinks and the horse in case you want your luggage to be brought up (50.000 COP).
You will stay in a room with 2 beds (see pictures) and you will have it most of the time for yourself or with another Workawayer.
Pets are not allowed (as in most reserves).
Because we are already located in the foothills, it is not hot (never airco required) and there are no diseases, such as yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, zika or malaria.
The food we prepare is delicious (mainly Asian food with Colombian ingredients). We also support the vegetarian idea. We often serve complete vegetarian meals. And we try to limit the use of - especially red - meat, as beef is one of the main reasons for deforestation in Colombia.
But we are a lodge for general tourists and we are not strictly vegetarian. So unfortunately we do not accept strict vegetarian volunteers as it is impossible to cook 2 different meals.
There is a extensive network of trails (25 km) around the lodge, with various swimming holes and look-outs.
Apart from that we have 3 canopy towers (even with accommodation).
Also there are forest walks possible (with guides) to other swimming holes and waterfalls.
The lodge is located at 1,5 hour driving + 1,5 hours walking from Puerto Asís (So close to Ecuador but far away from Leticia, Brasil and Venezuela). Your luggage can be brought to the lodge on horseback.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a satellite internet connection with average speed (3-4 Mbps for ). And this for only 30 GB /month. After that it falls back to 1-2 Mbps. Between 5 and 8 am there is always 3-4 Mbps.
25 hours a week
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