About.

The collective effort of the Bosque Medicinal team is to raise awareness of the importance of the rainforest’s biodiversity. This ecosystem is one of the most diverse in the world, connecting some of the world’s most important resources.  Bosque Medicinal understands that caring for water, natural medicines and the world’s greatest source of oxygen means caring directly for the interconnected humans that we are.

The Bosque Medicinal Refugio is dedicated to protecting the rainforest, seeding new trees and participating in reforestation projects. We are also involved in educating children and adults alike about the flora and fauna of the rainforest and the importance of all of these ecosystems.

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Bookings.

$700/person

Forest.ink Volunteer Service Trip - October

out 14 - nov 02, 2019
Food included
Real traveling and real adventure, in the middle of the raw jungle, remote enough to leave the trappings of modern human developments behind. Join us in volunteering with Bosque Medicinal to protect and care for the rainforest. Be active in helping our planet and look after the El Paraiso nature reserve and forest refugio along with us.

In addition to protecting and caring for the El Paraiso nature reserve, we will learn about the rain forest and Shuar beliefs while visiting a Shuar community, the indigenous population, as guests in their homes. These will be 20-day volunteer trips.


Program Overview

Our volunteer program takes place in El Paraíso, part of the Runahuarco nature reserve. Much of this area is a cloudforest, a rare type of rainforest found at higher elevations. We will help clear trails, mark perimeters, and monitor camera traps throughout the nature reserve, grow plants in the nursery and botanical gardens, and help build the forest Refugio. While doing all of this, we will also have to take care of cooking, washing dishes, fetching water, and other daily chores.

Beyond the work, we will go on organized trips into the rainforest to observe the flora and fauna of the region, as well as learning about the local edible and medicinal plants. During leisure time, we offer yoga, qi gong and meditation. While with the Shuar we will learn from them regarding their lifestyle, beliefs, and shamanic practices.

Warning!

This is not a vacation! It is an opportunity to volunteer and actively help protect and care for rainforest. Manual labour is expected, within the extent of your physical abilities, and full participation in all volunteer tasks is required. We will wake up at 6 in the morning and work from 8:30 until 17:00, with an hour for lunch around noon. To some extent the weather will dictate the type of work required on any given day.

The rainforest is a demanding teacher. We recommend being alert and conscious at all times while there, as the rainforest also offers many painful lessons to those not paying attention. Try to interact with it directly as little as possible, in other words: Don’t touch it if you don’t have to! This is for your own safety.

Food while there

Food will be provided, with cooking and maintaining our rainforest kitchen as one of the tasks handled by our team of volunteers. Experienced cooks will lead and teach, so that eventually we can all handle cooking duties. Additional duties for the kitchen include washing dishes and bringing in drinking water. The food will be vegetarian and vegan made from locally sourced ingredients. If you take vitamins or dietary supplements, please bring these for yourself. Energy bars are also recommended.
$700/person

Forest.ink Volunteer Service Trip - November

nov 25 - dez 14, 2019
Food included
Real traveling and real adventure, in the middle of the raw jungle, remote enough to leave the trappings of modern human developments behind. Join us in volunteering with Bosque Medicinal to protect and care for the rainforest. Be active in helping our planet and look after the El Paraiso nature reserve and forest refugio along with us.

In addition to protecting and caring for the El Paraiso nature reserve, we will learn about the rain forest and Shuar beliefs while visiting a Shuar community, the indigenous population, as guests in their homes. These will be 20-day volunteer trips.


Program Overview

Our volunteer program takes place in El Paraíso, part of the Runahuarco nature reserve. Much of this area is a cloudforest, a rare type of rainforest found at higher elevations. We will help clear trails, mark perimeters, and monitor camera traps throughout the nature reserve, grow plants in the nursery and botanical gardens, and help build the forest Refugio. While doing all of this, we will also have to take care of cooking, washing dishes, fetching water, and other daily chores.

Beyond the work, we will go on organized trips into the rainforest to observe the flora and fauna of the region, as well as learning about the local edible and medicinal plants. During leisure time, we offer yoga, qi gong and meditation. While with the Shuar we will learn from them regarding their lifestyle, beliefs, and shamanic practices.

Warning!

This is not a vacation! It is an opportunity to volunteer and actively help protect and care for rainforest. Manual labour is expected, within the extent of your physical abilities, and full participation in all volunteer tasks is required. We will wake up at 6 in the morning and work from 8:30 until 17:00, with an hour for lunch around noon. To some extent the weather will dictate the type of work required on any given day.

The rainforest is a demanding teacher. We recommend being alert and conscious at all times while there, as the rainforest also offers many painful lessons to those not paying attention. Try to interact with it directly as little as possible, in other words: Don’t touch it if you don’t have to! This is for your own safety.

Food while there

Food will be provided, with cooking and maintaining our rainforest kitchen as one of the tasks handled by our team of volunteers. Experienced cooks will lead and teach, so that eventually we can all handle cooking duties. Additional duties for the kitchen include washing dishes and bringing in drinking water. The food will be vegetarian and vegan made from locally sourced ingredients. If you take vitamins or dietary supplements, please bring these for yourself. Energy bars are also recommended.

Key Stats.

Year founded

2016

Size of project site

588000 hectares

Languages spoken

  • Español
  • English
  • Čeština

People on site

1 - 6

Dry season

May to October

Wet season

November to April

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • tent camping
  • hammocks

Vegetarian Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • over 80% locally sourced
  • communally cooked meals

Internet

  • None: Off the grid

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