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Eco Lodge Huaraz, Peru

22 reviews22

Agricultura, Jardinería y Cuidado de Animales.

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Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are looking for people who like to work in the field with Andean people, to be able to exchange cultures, traditions, ancestral customs, animal care and other activities more ... WE HAVE FEW REQUIREMENTS: • Pay US$ 5 per day, for the payment of consumption of drinking water services, electric power, supplies for the kitchen and other payments. • Speak a little Spanish, sometimes you have to talk to our family, they do not speak English.

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Additional Fee Required

WE HAVE FEW REQUIREMENTS: • Pay US$ 5 per day, for the payment of consumption of drinking water services, electric power, supplies for the kitchen and other payments. • Speak a little Spanish, sometimes you have to talk to our family, they do not speak English. You can learn some new experiences of our Andean Culture-Locality for example:


  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

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22 Reviews


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Eco Lodge


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Wilcahuain Is a perfecto place for self reflexión and to get away from the bustle of city life. Nelson Is a great help if you want to do the laguna hikes or anything in the surrounding área. The Cultures exposed áre beautiful and the things you can learn with Christian áre just mindblowing. He knows alot about the nature of the land, vegetación and properties surrounding Him.

Highly reccommend! Learn Alot and do fun work In a wonderful environment.

over 1 year ago



The place seemed great but as i soon as i stepped there they wanted to charge me 5 dollars per night, even though nothing was written in the description. I've tried to talk to them and explain the situation but they've just said everybody who goes there know about the tax. I've also tried to contact WorldPackers but they didn't do anything as well. At the end, I had to find somewhere else to volunteer in the city because i didn't have the money to pay them.

over 1 year ago



My stay at Willka Lodge was amazing! Nelson and his family really make you feel at home by sharing everything, from food to stories. You really get to know a little bit more about Peruvian and Inka culture with them. Unfortunately, I didn't stay long enough to learn Quechua or to do social media work, but everything I've learned while with them was incredible. Nelson is an amazing guy, always willing to help and flexibilize the work hours so you get to know the surroundings. It's a really worthy experience. Brother, when in Brazil, don't hesitate do let me know. Un abrazo!

over 1 year ago



I had a really great time with Nelson and his entire beautiful family!! They're very walm and welcoming and really eager to share they're culture with anybody who wants to learn. This is a great way to get a real look into Peruvian. Hours are easy, you work in the morning and have the afternoon off. Tasks change depending on what they need doing, construction, planting, general labour. Mountains are incredibly beautiful! Amenities are basic, there's no hot water or internet, and it's quite cold where they have dinner, outside. Please keep that in mind. Food is simple but good.

over 2 years ago



Willka Lodge is a perfect place if you are looking for a real peruvian experience. The owner, Nelson, is a really nice guy that wants you to feel welcome and help you get to know the surroundings. He even let you have flexible hours so that you can do trekkings. The Lodge is close to the entrance of some trekkings (Laguna Ahuac) and is an unique experience in Huaraz. But have in mind that you wont have some comforts that you would when staying at the city center. There is no hot water, no wifi, and the food is very simple. They do San Pedro ceremonies, but it costs 175 soles each. Recommended!

almost 3 years ago

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Hosted by Nelson Jovano

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