An amazingly rewarding experience in a very different environment.
The possibility of encountering dangerous animals, such us snakes, insects, poisonous plants, etc.
A variety of weather, but mostly hot, humid, and rainy (air conditioning is not available). Amazon CARES lodging does have fans for your comfort.
Walking in rough terrain, traveling by boat, canoe, motorcar, etc.
Shortage of water services and sometimes no electricity during the rural trips.
Amazon CARES does everything possible to ensure that plenty of filtered, purified water is available.
You will probably try new foods. We can accomodate Vegetarians and Vegans.
You can expect good medical services, but must know that their system will differ from what you are accustomed to having.
Higher risk of getting sick due to your body’s reaction to the different environment, food, water, etc. Amazon CARES minimize risks by careful food preparation using filtered water. When volunteers do get ill, they usually admit that they ate food from a street vendor.
You will have to adjust to sudden changes of itinerary and schedules.
You will need to accept the fact that everything works at Peruvian pace, not your pace.
You will be expected to follow the highest standards of conduct and responsibility