Animal Rescue Program welcomes volunteers to come and be the caretakers of beautiful and exotic animals who have been victims of animal trafficking or mistreatment. Volunteers will be responsible for helping to foster their transition back to the wildlife while living in two beautiful regions of Ecuador- the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes.
Volunteers will be working at the centers helping with a variety of tasks. The most important part of the day is taking care of the animals, preparing their food, feeding them, and cleaning their cages. Projects are varied but they usually involve lots of physical work and can include maintenance and building of new habitats.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
● Dormitory style accommodation at the center
● Meals at the center as outlined above
● A detailed orientation from Lead Adventures in Quito
● Airport pickup and drop off upon arrival and departure
● 24 hour Emergency telephone number
● Full support prior to departure from your personal travel advisor
● Detailed information pack prior to departure
● Travel insurance
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
● All international flights
● Return transportation from the project to Quito
● Return taxi from Quito’s Bus Terminal to hostel in Quito (when returning to Quito from the project)
● Any extra activities and excursions
● Program Fee
- The Amazon center is situated three kilometres from the town of Puyo, just off the road that leads to Tena. Puyo is the capital of the province of Pastaza and has an altitude of approximately 900m. The Puyo River is a tributary of the Pastaza River, which eventually leads into the Amazon River. It is relatively easy to find the center. It takes between four and a half to five hours to travel from Quito to Puyo and the fare is $5. There are other Amazonian and Andean cities not too far away that have much to offer. Baños is 1 hour away on bus, Tena is 2 hours, and Macas is 3 hours away. Along with Puyo, these towns offer much in the way of tourism and adventure sports.
- The city of Ibarra, where the Andes center is located, is the capital of the province of Imbabura. A colonial town with cobbled streets, located 115 Km north from Quito, at 2210m. Many tourists prefer this city for its pleasant weather and peaceful environment. The city has two plazas very well preserved: Parque Pedro Moncayo and the Parque Victor Manuel Peñaherrera (Flores and Olmedo), better known as Parque de la Merced. This clean, freshly painted colonial city is also known as the white city. Eat the delicious “paila” ice creams (whipped natural fruit) while walking around this city.
Office Phone: + (593-2) 250-1332
Fax: + (593-2) 250-1332 (ext. 104)
Mobile: + (593-9) 249-1575
Mariscal Foch E8-42 Planta Alta
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