from £1890 GBP
to £2912 GBP
Duration: from 6 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: VenezuelaCombine living on a Caribbean Island helping renovating beaches and teaching in after school clubs with conservation projects on pineapple plantations before tackling a hardcore trek through the Gran Sabana... all in 6 or 10 weeks.
Call: 0845 344 7514
Travel from the white sands and warm Caribbean waters of Playa Colorada, onto the lush pineapple plantations of Caripe learning Spanish along the way before heading upto the Gran Sabana, high in the Andes for the ultimate Latin American experience. ALL IN 6 OR 10 WEEKS - perfect!
Starting at the coast, you'll spend your first 5 weeks working on two volunteer projects – renovating a famous palm-fringed beach called ‘Playa Melisa’ located on the beautiful island of Arapito, and running an after-school fun club for local kids. Then you'll move upland into Caripe, where you’ll help to restore mountain trails and breathtaking bat caves whilst working on a reforestation project to protect indigenous tree species.
Finally, you’ll tackle the challenge of a 2 week expedition to La Gran Sabana, in the South- Eastern corner of Venezuela bordering Brazil and Guyana. These mystical highlands are one of the oldest rock formations in the world and the remains of when the South American continent was still attached to Africa. Scale these spectacular table-top mountains, called the Tepuis, dive into the waterfalls and trek through pristine jungle to encounter the primitive and spiritual Pemon Indians.
To brush up your language skills and help you on the projects, 10 hours per week intensive group Spanish lessons will kick off as soon as you arrive.
Your Accommodation and Meals
At the coast you'll be staying in a gorgeous beach-side lodge in dorms or double rooms with shared shower and bathroom facilities – but the hub of the lodge is the dining and recreational area which includes a popular bar, popular for all at the end of the day! Accommodation in Caripe will be in a basic Hacienda and in the Gran Sabana expect camping or local hostels.
You'll eat locally produced food - they love their rice or pasta mixed with plenty of fresh fish/chicken and vegetables. Vegetarians and other special dietary requirements are easily accommodated.
6 or 10 weeks placements
Summer Leap. This placement and others run in the summer for 6 weeks, June/July and we’ll have you back in time for yor results - brilliant!
Included in the cost is a donation of £80, which will go directly towards materials for the projects you are working on and spanish lessons.
All the time
This placement would suit:
THOSE SEEKING VARIETY IN TRAVEL + PROJECTS
5 weeks of community and conservation on Caribbean beach.
2 weeks of projects in Rainforest.
2 week Gran Sabana Trekking expedition
Weekly Spanish lesson (price included)
Time Out: Surf, scuba dive, snorkel with dolphins, climb, trek to the Angel Falls and visit National Parks.
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
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