Rainforest adventure, biodiversity & culture
Break down those classroom walls and give your students the learning experience of a lifetime. This workshop focuses on experiential learning and each day offers a new perspective on the amazing Amazon! Students will explore Amazon biodiversity, indigenous cultures and spend a day of service in an Amazon village. The Amazon Discovery workshop is ideal for Winter term and Spring Break travel.
- Explore the Amazon on a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway at the Amazon Conservatory for Tropical studies.
- Participate in a Village Service Day and collaborate with local community members on sustainable development and community improvement projects.
- Join the Yagua people as they teach their age-old cultural traditions and ceremonies.
- Work on your bartering skills when you trade items such as t-shirts and fish hooks for Yagua handicrafts, such as blow guns, paddles, necklaces, and woven baskets.
- Hike along jungle trails and boat down Amazon tributaries in search of Amazon birds, monkeys, insects and plants.
- Meet with a local shaman and learn about medicinal plants and traditional rainforest medicines from the Amazon.
- Fish for Piranha in the flooded forest.
- Trip Length:
9 days / 8 nights
- Available Trip Dates:
Year round (ideal for Winter term and Spring break)
- 2017 Program Fee:
$1,995/ land + $350 in-country flight/participant
- Program Fee Includes:
Accommodations (based on double occupancy), meals as outlined and purified water at the lodges, private in-country transportation (bus, boat), in-country flight from Lima to Iquitos, naturalist guides, tips for staff and guides, activities and entrance fees for activities listed.
- Free Travel for Trip Leaders:
One trip leader travels free, including air (international & internal), with every 10 paying participants.