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Volunteer in Brazil: Volunteer Vacation with Pink River Dolphins in Brazil

Global Vision International

Street Address:
66 Long Wharf
United Kingdom

Volunteer Vacation with Pink River Dolphins in Brazil

Amazon rainforest
Dates of Program
Contact the Organization
Both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

Live in a magical environment aboard a floating house in the midst of the flooded forest, deep within the Brazilian Amazon, and help revolutionize knowledge of the pink river dolphins that live there. As part of valuable conservation work carried out on behalf of the Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development, you will spend your days on the water in small boats observing and recording the dolphins’ behavior. South America is a great place for volunteer vacations, but this project in particular give volunteers the rare opportunity to help study and preserve some rare and mysterious marine life, whilst also having the chance to actually live in the Amazon Forest of Brazil amidst all the wonderful wildlife that the forest has to offer.

Major Responsibilities

Volunteers will spend their days on the water in small boats observing and recording the dolphins’ behavior.

Cost/Program Fee
USD 2695 (2 Weeks) and USD 3795 (4 Weeks)
What program fee Includes

What's Included?

  • Welcome and orientation session
  • Food and accommodation
  • All training materials
  • GVI’s Pre-departure support and discounted services
  • 24 hour emergency phone and 24 hour in country support

What's not Included?

  • International flights
  • Visa costs
  • Medical
  • Travel Insurance
Skills/ Qualifications

No previous experience is required, but volunteers must be able to work as part of a team, have a strong interest in wildlife and conservation, a sense of adventure and be prepared to enjoy basic living. Participants must be physically fit, agile and be willing to spend several hours at a time in small research boats during the surveys.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Accommodation: Our base is a floating house/lab of 11m x 15m, tethered to trees in the floating forest, which has showers and solar power. Accommodation is plain but comfortable, with beds or hammocks in bedrooms, a good shower, a flushing toilet, a gas cooker and running water.

Food: We normally share cooking duties. Food is relatively simple but excellent, and vegetarians can be catered for.

Any Missing Important Information

Important things to consider:

  • The whether is mostly hot, so shorts, t-shirt and open sandals are standard.
  • The nearest town is two hours away by boat, and has a telephone and hospital.

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