Peru – Amazon Conservation and Machu Picchu Expedition

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This exciting project combines six days of volunteering at an ecological reserve in the incredibly diverse Amazon rainforest with guided tours around the southern section of Peru! Join this perfect balance of tourism and conservation work in a magnificent part of the world.

Program Highlights:

  • Explore the best that Peru has to offer
  • Six days of volunteer work at an ecological reserve in the incredibly diverse Amazon rainforest
  • Take a four-by-four motorbike tour of Maras and Moray National Park
  • Visit Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes
  • All tours are guided



Day 1, Friday: Arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ). Volunteers will be picked up by the local team and staying overnight in ancient Cuzco.

Day 2, Saturday: Free day to explore Cuzco before taking an overnight bus to Puerto Maldonado.

Days 3-9, Sunday-Saturday: Volunteer work at the ecological reserve, combined with a tour of Lake Sandoval. The evening of Day 9 will be spent on return overnight bus to Cuzco.

Day 10, Sunday: Free day.

Day 11, Monday: Volunteers will visit the national park Maras and Moray and take a tour of the park on four wheelers.

Day 12, Tuesday: City tour of Cuzco.

Day 13, Wednesday: Transfer to Sacred Valley and tour of the Valley of the Incas. This evening volunteers will take a trainride to Aguas Calientes where they will stay in a hotel.

Day 14, Thursday: Volunteers will be visiting Machu Picchu for the day and returning to Cuzco in the evening.

Day 15, Friday: Volunteers will be dropped off at the airport for departure.

Please note: Schedule is subject to change at any time depending on local conditions.


Location icon Location of the Project: Peru, various locations

Project length Project length: 15 days

Arrival Airport Arrival Airport: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)

Volunteer Work Volunteer Work:  Environmental conservation

Age Age:  Min age of 18

Number of Volunteers Number of Volunteers: Up to 20 international volunteers


What’s Included

Accommodations Accommodations: Shared dorm-style rooms and one night in a private hotel room

Food Food: Some lunches and some dinners are provided

Airport Transfers Airport Transfers:  Airport transfers are provided on both arrival and departure days

Support Support: Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.


What’s not Included

Flights, visas (if required), travel health insurance, breakfasts, some lunches, some dinners, Maras and Moray park entrance fee, personal expenses

This project takes place in various locations throughout the enchanting country of Peru. Peru is located on the northeastern part of South America and shares borders with five other countries and the Pacific Ocean. The country is known for the historical site of Machu Picchu and its Incan history.

Peru is made up of three main geographic regions: the highlands of the Andes Mountains, the coast and the Amazon Jungle region. Destinations you’ll visit during this volunteering and touring project include the ancient city of Cuzco, Sacred Valley, the national park of Maras and Moray, and the ruins of pre-Colombian Machu Picchu.


In addition to exploring the best that Peru as to offer, participants in this program will be spending six days volunteering for the conservation of the Amazon rainforest. As a volunteer on this project you will be participating in various tasks at an ecological reserve under the supervision of leading nature experts and biologists.

Some of your tasks may include:

  • Assisting in the animal rescue center
  • Conducting biodiversity research
  • Assisting in turtle repopulation efforts
  • Maintaining rescue center trails


A typical day: Each day the schedule will vary depending on the current location and set activities for that day.


 Internet: Internet is available in Cuzco for an additional fee.

Laundry icon Laundry: Laundry services are available in Cuzco for an additional fee.

Accommodations icon Accommodations: Volunteers will be placed in a variety of shared, single-gender accommodations with up to four volunteers and private bathrooms.

Food icon Food: Some lunches and dinners are provided. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated with prior notice.



Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements:

  • Basic level of English
  • Good level of physical fitness

Travel Add-Ons:
This program includes a variety of exciting adventures, but there are a few add-ons that may enrich the experience even more! Here are just a few options (at an additional cost):

Huayna Picchu Trek:
This popular trek takes you to the viewpoint and summit of Huayna Picchu Mountain. Please reserve two weeks in advance.

Machu Picchu Mountain Hike:
This more challenging hike will climb Machu Picchu Mountain, or the “Old Mountain,” located opposite of Huayna Picchu and about twice as high. Please reserve one week in advance.

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