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Spanish speakers to help with horseback riding and trekking in the middle of the Yungas rainforest, in Santa Clara, Argentina

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  • Last activity: 25 Feb 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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Details

  • Description

    Description

    We are a young French couple, Charles et Hermine, who came to Jujuy, a state located in north west Argentina in 2021 to take over the management of the family finca. Both barely two thirty old, with a little baby arrived in Argentina, we live in this finca of 2400 hectares of jungle-forest in the Yungas.

    We are located in the middle of mountains covered by a luxuriant vegetation, with a rich biodiversity: more than 600 species of birds and also wild animals, like the peccary, tapir, monkey kai, puma, etc. Several gauchos live in the finca, in a traditional way, in the middle of their cows in semi-liberty.

    We have built two lodges out of massive logs, equipped with all the conveniences to receive travellers in a wild and preserved environment, with a personalized service. Here, travellers enjoy an unforgettable experience: sleeping in a cabin with a panoramic view of the Yungas mountains, taking a bath in a private ecological Jacuzzi, exploring jungle trails or sampling traditional French cuisine.

    We offer private jungle excursions for these travelers, horseback riding and hiking, and are looking for Workawayers to accompany groups with our local guide.

    Actually, we have 3 locally paid staff for our hospitality activity. They are in charge of the cleaning of the lodges, the security of the place and to make the excursions.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We provide 3 meals a day, shared with the staff or the guests. The volunteer have access to the kitchen and basic wifi.

    Workawayers will have the opportunity to meet the gaucho families living in the finca, and share moments with them. They will be happy to teach you how to lasso a calf.

    During your stay at the lodge, you will be able to discover the jungle-forest of the Yungas, and all its wild landscapes: mountains, waterfalls, lush vegetation, etc.

    During the daily tasks, we share the know-how: how to cook with a wood oven, to prepare an asado (Argentinian grill), the techniques of construction in adobe.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for Workawayers who are interested in discovering this authentic part of Argentina, interested in hospitality and tourism, appreciating the wild landscapes and wanting to meet the local community.

    The following skills/experiences required :
    - Customer service
    - Experience in working in tourism/hospitality/tours
    - Horse riding/caring
    - Spanish skills in order to communicate with our staff.
    - Fluent in English and/or French in addition to Spanish, to communicate with our guests

    Minimum stay : 1 month

    Your main task will be to help ensure that the excursions run smoothly, in collaboration with the guides in our team. Your tasks will include :
    - prepare backpacks: picnic, water, mosquito repellent, etc.
    - accompany groups on trekking or horse riding excursions with the guide
    - Translate the guide's explanations into French or English, depending on the nationality of our clients.
    - help with logistics: breaks, family meals, etc.

    Excursions last between 3 and 6 hours.

    Dependent of traveller arrivals and your experience, your tasks could vary between:
    - cleaning trekking circuits with machetes
    - Help saddling horses for the horse back riding tours. Also caring for horses (feeding etc.)
    - Collecting fire wood and making fire for cooking and shower.
    - Harvesting the fruits of the finca, watering garden plants and vegetables

    The idea would be to work 4-6 hours a day, 5 days a week, depending on how busy the lodges are.

    Activities on the spot: walks in the jungle-forest, swimming in the rio de la finca, excursion to the village of el fuerte, horseback riding. Minimum stay: one month. Workawayers are expected to help as a team with our local staff, and must be fluent in Spanish. Parler français est appréciable.


    **** PLEASE / POR FAVOR / S'IL VOUS PLAIT ****

    Before sending us a message, please your application will only be retained if the following conditions are fulfilled :

    * Spanish skills
    * english/french skills
    * experience in other similar workaway / hospitality / tourism / horse riding
    * stay 1 month minimum

    If you don't cumplish ALL this conditions, your application doesn't be retained. We do NOT accept the stays of 1/2/3 weeks. Thanks for applying to another workaway if you can't stay 1 month here.


    We speak english/ hablamos castillano / nous parlons français.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    we can help you improve your French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide accommodation in adobe casita. there are twho single beds. The bedroom could be shared with an another volunteer. We provide bed linen, a shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The nearest village, Santa Clara, is 10 km from the lodge. There are a few small shops: grocery stores, supermarkets, bars, etc. You can get there from the lodge by taking the afternoon bus, and then return to the finca either with the evening bus or with one of the Santa Clara cabs.

    Access: the lodge is located 1h15 from San Salvador de Jujuy and 1h45 from Salta. To get there from these two cities, you have to take the bus to San Pedro de Jujuy, then once there, take the bus or the collective cab to Santa Clara. Once you arrive in Santa Clara, we will pick you up with the pick-up truck. Before your arrival, we will send you detailed information about the bus/taxi trip.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    No, you can't come with your pet, so as not to disturb the wild animals

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 689335637982

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