Sachawasi Amazon Community

Sachawasi Amazon Community is located in a quiet haven between between two branches of the river Puyo. The water is clear, and warm on a sunny day. Swimming in the river is a great way to end your day after a hard day’s work. Or take a nap on the hammocks, and watch the beautiful night sky. You will be staying in a volunteer cabin, a single space with multiple beds and mosquito nets. The bathrooms are also shared. There is no electricity, but an even better way to get connected with your roots, all distractions left in the city.

Sachawasi Amazon Community

USD 465 per person

The Sachawasi Amazon Community are an Amazonian community that consists of 42 kind-hearted and hospitable members, 23 of which are talkative and playful children. Recently they have opened their land and their hearts to volunteers and tourism. They have big dreams and concrete plans for how they want to move onward.

Why This Volunteer Work Project is Important

Sacha Wasi is a family community in the Amazon that is trying to lay the groundwork for future generations by opening up their community for ecotourism. By securing this alternative source of income they can prevent the possibility of being forced to rely on logging and the illegal commercial selling of jungle meat like Tapirs and Monkeys like other communities.

The Volunteer Perfect for this Program

– Speaks intermediate Spanish
– Is able to be completely immersed in a vastly different culture with little contact to the outside world
– Is eager to get their hands dirty
– has good physical endurance

Volunteer Tasks

– Learn about medicinal plants and Amazon traditions
– Construction work and participating in community mingas
– Teaching kids in the community
– Creating and maintaining trails

Volunteer Expectations

-Volunteers will be volunteering between Monday to Friday with weekends free for leisure time or travel around Ecuador.
-Apt to simple living
-Able to be self sufficient
-Volunteers must bring their own food to the community. There will be a kitchen provided on site.



$465 USD per month
$410 USD three weeks
$350 USD two weeks
$285 USD one week
* 2 week minimum
* Maximum 4 Volunteers at a Time

Price Includes:

* Day 1: Airport pickup and first nights accommodation in Quito
* Day 2: Transfer to orientation in Riobamba / home stay
* Training and Support
* Work Reference / Volunteer Certificate
* Contribution to the community


Price Does Not Include
*Meals, however food is relatively cheap to buy in the local market in Puyo

*Volunteers also receive discounts on Mountain Climbing and Trekking Expeditions with Ecuador Eco Adventure

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Puyo, Pastaza Province, Ecuadorian Amazon
  • Departure Time
    Monday 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM
  • Return Time
    Return Friday Afternoon
  • Dress Code
    long pants and long sleeved shirt, swimmers, shorts
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